“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and divine nature;” Romans 1:20
Do you think God knows anything about business? I do. Aren’t the best businesses dependent on systems and processes for managing work flow or even growing their business? Sure they are! God is the creator of systems and systems are how things run.
Consider the ecosystem… Interestingly enough, the word “ecosystem” is derived from the Greek word “oikos”, (which means the home or household) and “system” (which is a set of interacting or interdependent entities forming an integrated whole). In other words, an ecosystem is a complex system with multiple components achieving a unified purpose. That sounds like business to me!
The most astounding ecosystem on the planet, the rainforest, is the most diverse, productive and abundant ecosystem God has made. Yet it has very limited capital to work with. The topsoil is shallow and poor quality. So how does God get incredible abundance working from limited resources and wouldn’t you want to know how you could do that too?
In one very real sense, the rainforest is a business. It manufactures pure breathable air for everyone on the planet to enjoy. Acting like lungs, the rainforest converts vast quantities of carbon dioxide (a poisonous gas that mammals exhale) into cool, refreshing, life sustaining air through the process of photosynthesis.
The word “economics” combines the Greek word “oikos” (household) with “nomos” (custom or law) to give us “the rules (or laws) of household management”. Ecology goes one step further by studying the science, the “logic”, the source code if you will, of what makes household management really work. When we look at economics, we explore the relationship between supply and demand, between producers and consumers, between spending and earning, between giving and receiving and what people can do to maximize their goals within that framework.
The rainforest provides an excellent model for observation of these relationships. In February of this year, we took forty entrepreneurial adventurers to the Panamanian rainforest to explore not only its wonder, but the way it models a successful business regardless of limited resources. But the real reason for the trip was to find professional men and women who love adventure, want to change the world and have their own coaching business, making well above average income in the process.
What happened in Panama definitely did not stay in Panama! We are going back June 26th – 30th and are taking twenty folks with us. If you’ve 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 and climbing the mountain of business to claim it for the King!
This Thursday, May 14th at 2:00 pm EST I will be hosting a webinar on The Seven Wealth Secrets of the Rainforest where I will be sharing about this incredible opportunity to visit the rainforest and become a certified rainforest coach using the most successful business model on the planet as a teaching tool! Call-in information will be given in the next two messages – look for it!