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15 business lessons from super successful Christian entrepreneurs

Life-changing business principles from legendary Christian entrepreneurs. Find out how faith, persistence and will power is essential for building a successful enterprise.

Successful business tips from Christian business leaders 

Conrad Hilton (1887 – 1979) – Founder of the Hilton Hotels 

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1. “If you climb Mount Everest, no matter how carefully you plan, anything can happen. Your ice axe slips, your oxygen gives out. A concealed crevasse swallows you up. Well, that’s about the way it was building my first Hilton Hotel.” – Conrad Hilton

2. “Success … seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

3. “When you start planting acorns, the full-fledged oak may take years. And I was beginning to learn what all gardeners must know – patience.” – Conrad Hilton

4. “Worrying has never solved anything yet. Prayer, thought, action – yes. Just worrying, no!” – Conrad Hilton

Rich DeVos – Founder of Amway 

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5. “The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.” – Rich Devos

6. “If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ”Here comes number seventy-one!” – Rich Devos

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7. “Sometimes success is disguised as hard work.” – Rich Devos

8. “Each person’s destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. It’s determined by what we say, what we do, and whom we trust.” – Rich Devos

9. “I believe no amount of business school training or work experience can teach what is ultimately a matter of personal character. Businesses are not dishonest or greedy, people are. Thus, a business, successful or not, is merely a reflection of the character of its leadership.” – Rich Devos

David Green – Founder of Hobby Lobby 

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10. “All the things we do, all our behavior, should let others know that we are living by, and operating in, Biblical principles. Principle and character are the highest quality traits on our list.” – David Green

11. “Focus on people more than money. Without employees and customers, you’re going nowhere. Make sure you never stop thinking about the customer’s perspective.” – David Green

Strive Masiyiwa – Founder of Econet Wireless 

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12. “If you begin to think business whether you own it or work for it like you would a well managed sports team you will learn a lot of very interesting lessons.” – Strive Masiyiwa

13. “You can only find opportunities if you are looking for them.” – Strive Masiyiwa

14. “If you want to be successful, you’ll need many specialised business skills, but probably the most important one will surprise you: it’s the capacity to READ! Yes, READ!”  – Strive Masiyiwa

15. “God is the same God, yesterday, today, and forever. The God of Moses is very much alive, and He wants to use you to change your world.” – Strive Masiyiwa

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