Purpose Push: Streamlining Your Business for Success

You can’t do it alone! There, I said it, and that’s a fact. The sooner we ingrain this in our mindset, the sooner we can see the success for which we strive. We’ve heard wise people say that allowing others to help in our journey to success is effective, but do our actions complement the knowledge we attain? The popular saying that “knowledge is power” was debunked in a book I read recently because it’s the implementation of knowledge that is power. So, I want to share some knowledge that is a little new to me but has been improving my productivity dramatically.

Let’s start with a story of how I approached accounting in my business. I’ve been in business since 2019 and have acquired knowledge and finally accepted that it is important to stay on top of your transactions and know where your money is coming from and going. I found consistency in tasks like saving receipts, tracking business miles and recording sales from craft markets. However, when I started working with my bookkeeper, it was clear early on that I was only scratching the surface of what was needed. We did a deep dive into my transactions, and there were so many things I missed! For one, categorizing my expenses and income provides a clearer picture of the business’ financial health. But, how could I have known all of that or implemented it accurately? I am one person – God gave me the talent of creating jewelry, not being a bookkeeper.

So, now that I know I need a bookkeeper, why would I continue to figure it out independently? That’s a waste of time and money. Some people believe doing it themselves will save money, but when you consider the time needed to figure it out, it’s not profitable. Truth be told, you slip into self-righteousness by withholding money from people who are blessed to help you in specific areas. One benefit of making money in your business is that it allows you to streamline your growth.

My bookkeeper streamlines my accounting. The influencers I work with streamline my content creation. The interns I hire streamline my production. My photographer streamlines my brand presence. There are and will be more streamliners as my business continues to grow, and it’s essential to hold onto scriptures like Philippians 4:19, Matthew 6:32, Psalm 145:16 and Luke 12:24 for the assurance that God will provide the resources to pay for the help.

Remember, a God-led business involves you and others to uplift the mission of the Kingdom first, and trusting Him to find the right people for the skills we need for success is the benefit faith provides. If you think about it, we get an easier business journey this way because we simply do what we’re told and give the rest to God. And, if you’ve been walking with Him for any amount of time, I’m sure you have a testimony of how He made a way out of no way.

As you continue to grow in business and life, I encourage you to think about small ways to streamline the great things you already have going and don’t be shy to reach out to your network for help. I have faith in you.

Sheridan C. Watkins is a journalist and the owner of Perennial Peaces, a jewelry and gifts brand focused on transcending self-worth to all women. Her true work began after climbing out of a dark place with the help of God and therapy, and her life mission is to provide tangible peace through her Divine gifts to help women heal and transform their lives. Follow the mission on Instagram and Facebook: @perennialpeaces


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