“When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side.” Matthew 13:19
How many times have you heard a word from the Scripture or something breathed to you by the Holy Spirit but didn’t understand it? I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me. But what is your response? When the Lord whispers something that is new to us, most of us give it a brief thought, then dismiss it. Do you have any idea what you are missing when you do that?
We have a responsibility to dig in, to gain understanding, to learn. God does not waste His words, nor speak fancifully to us. Four years ago while in the mountains of Panama marveling at God’s creation, He whispered to me, “Son… Everything you need to learn about business, you can learn in the rainforest.” How strange was that? But being accustomed to the school of the Holy Spirit, I knew He wanted to show me “great and mighty things which I knew not”. (Jer 33:3)
What He showed me and continues to show me are truly great and mighty things that can transform economies, be they personal, corporate or national. The first company I experimented with using the rainforest strategies went from a handful of employees struggling to make payroll to about 60 employees with $1 million in the bank, current on every obligation and a portfolio of commercial real estate valued at over $50 million in a little more than a year! I would call that transformation. That brought about a whole new set of challenges but the strategies absolutely work! It Began as a RevelationThat led to a teaching series which led to a book which has become an online coaching program which has resulted in a wonderful business opportunity for professional men and women who love adventure, want to change the world, have their own business, explore the rainforest and make well above average income in the process.
A few months ago, Entrepreneur Magazine published their 2009 “Trends to Watch” list. In that article they predict the top 10 businesses for a down economy based on current trends. The # 1 business trend that is predicted to succeed in a down economy is business coaching due to the huge entrepreneurial surge coming and those folks will need help to succeed.
For Such A Time As This: I had no idea God was leading me in that direction back in 2005 when He began to show me the rainforest business model, but now it feels like I was being prepared for such a time as this. Next Thursday, on May 14th at 2:00 EST, I will be doing a joint webinar with Christian Business Daily to share details about our upcoming rainforest excursion to Panama, June 26th – 30th at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort where we will be presenting the opportunity for business coaching with our Rainforest Institute.
It was only in February I was looking for a group of 12 men and women who could be Master Builders with me to build the most innovative and highly effective business coaching model on the planet. Forty folks came to Panama and from that group, twelve were selected as Master Builders and several others opted to become Success Coaches.
The twelve Master Builders are becoming twelve Master Coaching Groups that I will be training and mentoring for the next twelve months. If you have ever wanted to make a difference in the marketplace using the ways of God as your schoolmaster and if you have previous business or coaching experience, you may want to join us in Panama in June to learn more about becoming a certified rainforest business coach in of the twelve foundational Master Groups that are climbing the mountain of business and claiming it for the King!
Advance Notice to my Subscriber: We only have room for twenty folks in Panama this time and several have already been approved for registration. I am giving you a few days advance notice before the invitation goes out to everyone on the Christian Business Daily list in case this is of interest to you. I know that folks on my list already know my heart and resonate with the message God has given me so you get first shot at this. Simply reply to this email and tell me how you believe God has prepared you to help others using our proven coaching platform in the business arena.
Please share your business background and what about this opportunity appeals to you. I genuinely want to know why this resonates with you and what you bring to the table to help me build the most successful coaching business of our time. I will personally respond to every email this week. If it makes sense, we will schedule a phone appointment to discuss it further. Fair enough? I realize that most of you are not called to this kind of thing, but I also know without doubt that there are some of you that will resonate deeply with this. If that is you, please let me know by replying to this email.