Being Ellington Ellis, – “Entrepreneurial Kingdom Building”
Ellington Ellis – Entrepreneurs Group Talk –
Pentecostals of Kentwood
November 21, 2015
We can use biblical principles for successful business, because God’s principles apply to our whole life.
Ephesians 4:11 – Apostles – Owner/Visionary
Prophets – Numbers – they see where we are, what the opportunities are
Evangelists – Marketing
Pastors – Manager
Teachers – Trainer/Employee
Know who you are, and bring in people who you are not. If I try to operate in an area I’m not called to, I’m going to mess it up. Success is what makes you happy, gives you joy, and help fulfill what you want to do.
Whenever you do anything, go to the elementary principle of it. Everything is built from elementary blocks. Genesis is the first block. The ”Principle of Everything” will be found in the basics. Businesses fail because elementary principles aren’t being followed.
Throw the big books away, and buy the “Dummies” books. It will cut through to the chase, and give you the foundation you need to carry the rest of the vision.
Read Simon Sinek’s book “Why?”
The “Limbic brain” is the feeling, or “sense” side of the brain. Trust that.
At Chase Bank, I was the highest producing sales person. The reason I was so successful is that people could feel my passion.
Comparative Effort (phrase Ellington coined) – Should you do MLM, or should you chase another business model to accomplish the same thing? Is the juice worth the squeeze? Is the view worth the climb?
“Utility” = Happiness
Comparative Utility – What gives you the most happiness?
Warren Buffett saves Billions of dollars. He’s a pathological hoarder. His utility is saving money. He’s sad when he spends. I get utility by giving and helping.
What are you pathological about? What flows out of your essence? That’s what you should be involved in. Be in the business of your essence.
Get behind other people’s passion. Only focus on the passion.
Haywood/Hancock Partners vision is to help Oneness and Apostolic groups. We are starting a fund for clean technology. This is to help Oneness people. It’s time we invest in each other’s business.
TAC – Think, Act, and Communicate as one – Get in on one accord, and help each other to succeed.
In order to have high probability of success, 1. Start business where your essence is 2. Be part of the group you’re a part of (be present and involved).
People don’t buy what and how you do it, they buy WHY you do it.
Martin Luther King’s followers followed because of the why.
What flips up on your lid? Apple? Apostolic? Oneness?
When you value self, you are good to self; that is good. Demanding respect, however, never gets respect; even if you think you’re getting it, you’re not. Further, lecturing someone on how you want to be treated does not appear to be the answer, either. Again, people respond in kind. Treat people how you want to be treated is useful. “He who has friends, must first show himself friendly.” She who has respect, must first SHOW herself respectful. ~Ellington L. Ellis~
Value begins from within, and permeates outward. Never the other way around. A level playing field enables competitiveness, but as Bishop G.T.Haywood stated, “Discrimination is weak against superior Determination.” Have you ever witnessed a beggar beg his way from underneath a bridge? I know, no analogy is perfect, but the SPIRIT of the M.L. King Movement is, “MY Life Matters” Words have spirit’s. I believe we must be careful not to be taken up with the wrong spirit in our efforts to bring about positive change. It is important to discern the people behind a movement and not just the movement. ~Ellington Haywood Ellis
ASTROTURF movements will brownout. GRASS ROOT movements live infinitely.
King was killed not because he sloganeered “Black Lives Matter” to the contrary, it was because he preached ALL LIVES MATTER. Many times it’s not what you say, it is HOW you say it. Divisive words serve no sustainable, and little functional purpose in society. The King movement never died, because it was never manufactured