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Integrity Moments - Sept. 13, 2012



Shiny Coin Syndrome
By: Rick Boxx
September 13, 2012

One challenge for many entrepreneurs, myself included, is what many call the “Shiny Coin Syndrome.” Entrepreneurs like new ideas, so when someone waves a shiny new idea in their face it’s easy to get distracted.

When I was in consulting, a couple of friends and I were discussing new ideas when we got the bright idea of starting a new partnership to do a specific workshop. We formed the partnership, opened a checking account, began promoting an event, and then prayed. We didn’t have any signups. The partnership folded soon thereafter, costing us time and money. God was not in it.

Psalm 127:1 teaches, “Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain.”

The next time you get excited about a new idea, pray first, not last.

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Originally published September 13, 2012.