1Corinthians 9:24 - 27 (Easy-to-Read Version)24 You know that in a race all the runners run, but only one runner gets the prize. So run like that. Run to win!25 All who compete in the games use strict training. They do this so that they can win a prize--one that doesnt last. But our prize is one that will last forever.26 So I run like someone who has a goal. I fight like a boxer who is hitting something, not just the air.27 It is my own body I fight to make it do what I want. I do this so that I wont miss getting the prize myself after telling others about it.
Philippians 3:12 - 16 (Contemporary English Version)12 I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize.13 My friends, I dont feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead.14 I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize that God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done.15 All of us who are mature should think in this same way. And if any of you think differently, God will make it clear to you.16 But we must keep going in the direction that we are now headed.
The summary of life is about winning……….winning……..in marriage, academics, business etc
The type of “WINNING” I’m talking about is money-making, bottom-line winning… the kind of winningthat puts money in the bank, clothes on your back,a nice car in your driveway…. and shoes on yourKids feet!
FACT:There really is a secret that not one in 1,000 peopleknows which, when you use it, can elevate you so farabove your competition that you’ll wonder why younever thought of it before -- and I’m going to reveal it toyou right here… right now!
What are you selling in exchange for the money or results you seek from others?But………you must accept that factthat you ARE a salespersonNow some (maybe even you) might say “I don’t sellanything. I’m a ________________________________(teacher, mother, pastor, student, clerk….. fill-in-the-blank)”
• Accept your ideas• Accept your point of view• Keep paying you as an employee• Respect you as a father / mother• Hire you for a new job• Keep you as a spouse• Pay you money for any type ofservice• … and much, much more!But there’s a problem…… the problem is “You’re probably doing whateveryou’re doing the same way everybody else does it!”
Here’s the root of the problem…By doing things the same way others do them, you createfor yourself a little problem we call – competition! FACT: A state of competition exists when customers (or family members) look at you, then look at other people, and compare the two of you against each other.As soon as others think they can make a comparisonbetween you and someone (or some thing) else – youLOSE!As soon as your prospects, customers, or family members lookat you and someone else and, in their minds, see you as equal --you have LOST! GAME OVER!
Because no matter how good you are, if you choose tocompete directly with others in any arena of businessor life, there will ALWAYS be someone who is• bigger more fun• better • better looking• faster • earlier• richer • flashier• smarter • quicker• nicer • or cheaper than you are!It’s a fact… if you live in the world of competition, you WILL (notmight or maybe)… you WILL eventually lose to someone else.
THE WINNING FORMULA“How do I WIN every time I step intothe arena of life?”
FINDCREATE ORIGI DISCOV NEWACTION NEW ER NATE WAYS SOLUTION
• Doing things in a different, more innovative, morebeneficial way than others currently do.Doing things in a new way that separates youfrom the competition in the minds of your prospects.Being a creator rather than a competitor separatesyou…so much that they wont even make anycomparison….. YOU STAND ALONE………….and STANDOUT!” Simply put………….Be DIFFERENT!”
CREATION comes with a price… a price most people are mysteriously NOT willing to Pay Take Risks DUMP the CROWD mentality
MOVING OUT OF COMPETITION TO CREATIVITYSTEP 1: DECIDE to be differentSTEP 2: INNOVATE Innovation means finding a new use for an existing tool or techniqueSTEP 3: ADD THE MAGIC MIXTURE “YOU” Deploy your unique personality in everything you doSTEP 4: TRUST Trust that you do contribute value. Trust that, you’ll get better over time with practice
Creativity makes you unique… uniqueness makes you indispensable… indispensable people have no competition! …….- “Jim’s Law of Creativity & Competition”