Discovering YOU Magazine September 2018 Issue - Page 34


Pastor Philip Nissley has been the Senior Pastor of New Hope Assembly for 24+ years. He has a passion for the Downriver community and Detroit to be changed by the power of God.

5. Find good people.

Who you spend time with, is who you become. Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, noted that the fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.

6. Face your fears.

Overcoming fear isn’t easy, but it must be done. Arianna Huffington once said that she found fearlessness was like a muscle -- the more she exercised it, the stronger it became. One person closest to Jesus by the name of John said in I John 4:18 “There’s no fear in God’s love, but His perfect love casts out all fear…” To be successful, I challenge you to surrender to God’s love!

7. Take action.

The world is full of great ideas, but success only comes through action. Walt Disney once said that the easiest way to get started is to quit talking and start doing. That’s true for your success as well.

8. Do the time.

No one succeeds immediately, and everyone was once a beginner. As Steve Jobs wisely noted, “if you look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” Don’t be afraid to invest time in your company.

9. Build a great team.

No one succeeds in business alone, and those who try will lose to a great team every time. Build your own great team to bolster your success. That’s what I am working on right now at my church, because every person has talents, and everyone is a #10 somewhere. My (and your) responsibility is to help them find it!

10. Hire character.

As you build your team, hire for character and values. You can always train someone on skills, but you can’t make someone’s values fit your company.

11. Know your goals.

Ryan Allis, co-founder of iContact, pointed out that having the end in mind every day ensures you’re working toward it. Set goals and remind yourself of them and pray for success each day.

12. Learn from mistakes.

Many entrepreneurs point to mistakes as being their best teacher. When you learn from your mistakes, you move closer to success -- even though you initially failed

13. Know your customer.

Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, cited knowing your customer as one of his three keys to success. Know those you serve better than anyone else, and you’ll be able to deliver the solutions they need.