In the past year, there have been many examples of women creating successful businesses. One woman in New York is starting her own line of children’s bath products. Another is the environmentalist who is creating a company called Hugo Naturals. The couple creates natural products, and they build homes out of junk. A Californian woman is trying to level the playing field in a male-dominated world by recording her own music. And a Texas couple is combining their dream of running a restaurant with pumping gas.
The world’s idea of success is about acquiring power, wealth, and fame. But a Christian person defines success as applying kingdom principles to benefit mankind and God. The Westminster shorter Catechism says that man’s chief end is to enjoy God forever. They are examples of Christians who live by the principles of the gospel. They don’t use the word “fake” in their business, and they live by the example of Jesus.
Successful people don’t try to be better than anyone else. They don’t lord it over others or try to outsmart everyone. Instead of trying to be the best, they help others. They understand how to share. They didn’t manufacture the Great Recession or con people into taking out mortgages. Rather, they practice giving, not competing. The result is that they are able to give back to the community and to the next generation.
In this week’s episode of CNN Personal Finance, Stephanie Elam reveals how he transformed waste into wealth. John Rutledge speaks to Dani Babb about the importance of having a good education in business. Christi Paul tells us about Stephanie Elam, who is able to combine an art degree with a background in cooking. He also explains how she turned her degree into a successful career by blending her culinary skills with her business acumen.
These stories are not all about how successful people can achieve success. Some of the most successful people aren’t lording over others and putting themselves at the top of their profession. They’re humble and know how to share their wealth with others. And they’re not the ones who manufactured the Great Recession or tricked people into buying mortgages. They were genuinely helpful, and genuinely generous. But they don’t use these methods.
In this episode, Stephanie Elam introduces a man who turns waste into wealth. In another, Christi Paul discusses the success story of the American Shakespeare Tavern. The chef uses her art degree to combine her culinary skills with her business knowledge and expertise to create delicious dishes for the patrons of the restaurant. She shares her recipes with viewers. The two show the differences between successful and unsuccessful people in business, and how to achieve success in life.