How To Start A Business With A Little Capital You Have (Case Study)

When we want to embark on a venture, most times, we don't take enough time to assess all our resources. What we do is talk about what we don't have and exaggerate our areas of weakness and lack. If you took time out to properly assess your resources, you will discover to your astonishment that you actually possess far  more resources than you though you did. What do I presently have  in my life that I can creatively use to move into the next level of my life?

What do you have in your life that is an asset to you and your dream? What do you possess in your life that can be leveraged to accelerate your success and progress in life?


We all are gifted in one unique way or another. God endowed us with some talents and abilities. These talents are within us. Whether we believe they exist or not is of no consequence, they are within us waiting to deployed to produce the kind of results we desire to see in our lives.

The bible says in proverbs 18:16 that your gift will make room for you and bring you before great life's work and achievement are inextricably connected to the gift and ability within you. To ignore this fact is to condemn yourself to a life of unproductive struggle and mediocrity. Most people who struggle financially through life are under utilising their inner resources. One of the ways to know whether you have actually deployed your inner resources or not is the financial reward you have to show for it.

Struggle without commensurate financial compensation or reward is is not an indication of an existing curse on one's life as it is erroneously and popularly believed; it is just an indication of gross mismanagement of one's talents and inner resources.

Our religious conditions sometimes set the ground for us to abdicate all responsibility for our personal failures and blame them on some external, unseen force. But the truth is that there is no spiritual force potent enough to hinder or stop your progress in life unless you collaborate with or assist it. If you don't give away your personal power, no one can take it away from you. You will ultimately discover that your external enemies are nothing compared to your internal enemy. Someone said I've discovered the enemy and it is me. You are the major cause of your stagnation or slow progress in life. Your greatest enemy is not your next door neighbour, neither is it your uncles, aunties, siblings and other distance relatives. Your greatest enemy is you. No one can stop you unless you want to be stopped.

In Mathew 25:12-30 we read about the parable of talents. Three men were given talents to trade with. A talent in this parable was the local currency at that time in history. Two of these men successfully engaged themselves in deploying their talents and they made some good profit with which their master was pleased. Their master publicity commended and rewarded them for their efforts.

But one man refused to deploy his talent and he was reprimanded. In fact his master called him wicked and lazy. His wickedness was primarily to himself and his immediate family. Because he refused to deploy his talents, this man condemned himself and his dependant to a life of struggle,  shame and penury.

The talent was freely given to him by his master. He had the right and liberty to employ it in the best possible way he knew to generate profits, but he did nothing productive with what he was given, rather he buried it. May I also add what this man probably despised the gift he was given by his master. He might have compared his one gift to the multi gift of the first and second servants and in doing so limited himself.

Some of us desire to be what we are not gifted to be. Not everyone can be a singer, a brain surgeon, an inventor, a rocket scientist or a software designer. We all are uniquely and differently gifted and wired. But there are so many things you can achieve with the gifts and life God has blessed you with. Comparison will ultimately result in self loathing and it will hold you back from attempting great things with your life. God nwve measures us against others. Rather, He measures us against what we can possibly be if we diligently apply ourselves and assert our gifts in the word's market place.

Whose fault was it that this servant failed and was poor? Whose fault was it that his tale rs were not creatively deployed. Whose fault was it that he was condemned to a life of struggle, penury and shame? Whose fault was it that that he wasn't financially rewarded like the others were? It was entirely his fault. His master said he was lazy. He didn't accuse an external force for holding him down, he said it was his laziness that tied him down to a life of lack. He didn't blame evil forces for his predicament. He blamed him.

People who fail usually blame others for their failure and are also quick to attribute the success of superior performers to either luck of dishonestly. If luck was responsible for the success of superior performers, why don't we just look for the source of this elusive luck and apply it to our lives? The truth is that there is no such thing as luck. You make your own luck. You create a luck charged atmosphere in your life by the application of universal principles of achievement like diligence, faith, vision, persistence, courage, goal setting and planing. You attract luck by the person you become.

What about the other men who creatively deployed their talents and were rewarded by their master, were they better than him mentally, emotionally or spiritually? Perhaps they had connections which this man had no access to? Maybe they had god fathers who gave them opportunities this man didn't have? Were any of these responsible for their success? Of course not!

These men succeeded because  they utilised their talents. Period. They deployed their talents in the world's market place and made a way for themselves. Had they waited for someone to help and assist them before they started, they would comes to us most times,  after we make an attempt is to step out in the direction of our dreams.

The world  will send aside and let you pass if it sees that you know what you want, you know where you are going and you are confident about it. Confident a d focused people who know what want get ahead in his world. The double minded and the timid are sidelined stagnated because they forever wait for some future supernatural occurrence, winch will transform their situation for the better , but it no never happens. You will succeed if you simply follow the example of successfully people. Do something with what you have.

If you have been involved in a job or business where your gifts are not creatively deployed, you have been cutting yourself short and hindering your own success in life. There are people who are involved in a professions in which they have no talent for or interest in. They under price, under sell themselves and settle for less when they could have demanded for more from life by asserting themselves.

If you've found yourself at the cross roads of life where you need to make q change, ask yourself some questions.

1. What are my gifts and talents?

2. What I been actively employing them in any life's work up till this moments?

3. Which of these talents have created the most success for me in the past?

4. What if my friends and people around me say I'm good at?

5. What are my most enjoyable hobbies that  I could convert into business?

6. What creative endeavor was I  involved in but dropped by the wayside because I was discouraged, impatient or immature?

7. In what ways have I undersold my talents and how can I reverse that trend now?

8. How can I archive a better and more profitable combination of my gifts and talents right now to created a more successful life?

What others resources do you process? These resources include your degrees, work experience, achievements, relationships and possession. In any difficult situation you find yourself in life, there is always something or someone you have in your life that can help you solve that problems. This is how God works.

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