Beloved Champion, today, I’d like to share with you some thoughts about the power of believing. Another word for believing is faith. The Bible says, “Even if your belief is tiny, it has the power to move a mountain”. This is so true and is applicable to your business. No matter how small your one-man business is today, if you believe, keep on facing your challenges, and never quit, your small business can become a multinational business tomorrow, employing thousands and sustaining hundreds of suppliers. The Bible tells us not to despise the days of small beginnings; in other words, starting small isn’t less important than being big, so never consider your business to be less important just because it’s a one-man effort. Your business will expand beyond your wildest imagination if you only believe and keep on working . The power behind your business is not the idea but your belief in the idea. Someone once said the grave is the richest place on earth because there lies thousands of ideas of inventors who feared taking risks, for books that were never written, or for businesses that were never started or seen through . Beloved Champion, true faith requires work. Don’t tell me that you believe in something if you’re not willing to step out and take a risk—you risk your pride, as along your journey, you’re going to encounter many failures, but you’re not a failure if you don’t give up you will succede; you risk your time, which equates to money, but will increase your wealth many times over when you succede because you did not quit; you risk relationships, as not everyone who starts your business with you or joins you will stay with you, but if you believe in your idea, it will be all worth it in the end! If you can only believe! you will get to your destination, you will achieve that goal! you will see that dream come true! you will reap the sweet fruits of success! Remember it’s not over till you win! I leave you with the story of a business that started as a small coffee shop.
Berry Bros. & Rudd is a family-run British wine and spirits merchant that was founded as a small coffee shop in London in 1698. Since that time, it has grown into an international company with six offices worldwide. As well as the finest wines, such as en primeur wines, from places such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Italy. The company also sells wines and spirits under its own-label range—Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Own Selection—and offers other services, such as wine investment, wine storage, wine tastings, events and educational courses. Berry Bros. & Rudd currently employs six Masters of Wine, more than any other company in the world.