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The Down and Dirty - King Solomon

Experts tell us that if we want to have success or do things the right way, that we should ask someone who knows the answer or has done it!

If you want to be the best Realtor – talk to the best Realtor.

If you want to be the best Lawyer – talk to the best Lawyer.

If you want to be the best Scientist – talk to the best Scientist.

I always taught my students that no matter what it is you want to do in life, talk to the person who is the best at doing it in your area, then the best in your province or state, then the best in the country. Take them for lunch, order all four courses, have a list of questions, have paper and pen ready to write down answers and be prepared to get a masters course in a little under 2 hours.

Heck, if I can get to know the ins and outs, what to do and what not to do, and how to avoid catastrophic pitfalls – traveling across the country would be cheap in comparison. And a lot cheaper than a master’s degree that takes years. I have done both!

Solomon was reputed to be the wisest man who ever lived. He is believed to have amassed a fortune greater than almost anyone in history, dispensed sage wisdom the stands the test of time, and was human – he did make mistakes.

How can we lose by taking a little time and learning from the best for free!

Continue to read below for each of the lessons from King Solomon's vast repertoire

 

Bind them around your neck

Bind them around your neck

At one point in time having a good name meant everything. It meant you had a good reputation! People had a good opinion of you and that is paramount in life, particularly in business. One example the Collins dictionary used from the Sunday Times is, “Then they trade off the company 's good name to obtain goods on credit.” Times, Sunday Times (2006)

And what do you need to curry favor and make a good name for yourself?

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Peace and Prosperity

Peace and Prosperity

Right from the get-go, Solomon is teaching us something very vital, he is telling us not to forget his teachings of God’s commands. The key to life ever after. But how does he tell us to remember, not with the brain but with the heart! 

We are emotional beings, not robots. We think, act, respond, survive, and succeed with our emotions and by putting our hearts on the line, not our heads.

And when we do the above, what is our reward? Peace and prosperity.

Learn how to engage your heart and gain prosperity here...

 

Going down the slippery slope

Going down the slippery slope

Solomon’s Wisdom Part 9 

A simple scene where throughout the Bible God warns the Jew of staying pure and not mixing with other races, creeds, or religions. Why? So, they would not stray or be distracted from loving the one and only True God.

But how does this apply to business?

As soon as you stray from your initial:

Knowledgebase, Mission, Plan, Purpose, Reason, Strength, Understanding

You are open to being led down the path away from your original dream, often to needless frustration and stressful dead ends.  Don’t get me wrong; learning, adapting, improving, and innovating are essential. But straying from the path, losing your focus, going after fast gains or short cuts will most often lead to ruin. 

Learn how to avoid this and apply it to business here ...

 

There are different levels to perverse

There are different levels to perverse

Solomon’s Wisdom Part 8

Matthew Henry wrote, “If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without.”

Read how here...

 

Wisdom and Knowledge will Protect You

Wisdom and Knowledge will Protect You

Solomon’s Wisdom Part 7

We have been on the search for wisdom and knowledge and how to best gain it, what is next? Let’s dig deeper.

So how do we develop discretion and understanding?

Learn how here...

 

What is Right and Just and Fair

What is Right and Just and Fair

Solomon’s Wisdom Part 6

Proverbs 2:9

Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.

Who doesn’t want to understand? As matter of fact, isn’t that where most problems start, by not understanding each other; your boss, your employee, your spouse, your partner? How about yourself?

So how do you improve your right, just and fair quotient?

Read how to here...

 

Making the most of wisdom

Making the most of Wisdom

Solomon’s Wisdom Part 5

Simply put – find God and you will find wisdom and understanding.

Everyone is created equal in the eyes of God and regardless if you were born in the barrios on a dump in the Philippians or in Buckingham Palace you are created perfect in God’s eyes. You could have an IQ of 80 or an IQ of 263, we all have a roll to play, a life to live, a destiny to fulfill.

Yes, we can all search for wisdom, understanding, and God.

What happens when we do this?

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Get it Done

 

Get it Done

Solomon's Wisdom Part 4

Solomon is talking to you. Right at you.

Do not get your knickers in a knot over the word “son”, we talked about this before, the word ben, along with the usual son, it also means children (male and female) youth, people (of a nation) or member of a guild, order, or class. In other words, it includes everyone!  

He is setting up a conditional statement – if you do this, you will get this. Yes, as always you need to do something in order to get something – the basic law of the jungle. 

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Wisdom Calls Aloud

Wisdom Calls Aloud

Solomon's Wisdom Part 4

Wisdom, what is it, who has it, how can one acquire it? The Hebrew word “chokmah” has many forms and types of wisdom. In business today, as well as in life, we all need wisdom and it appears that as things get more complicated, we need it even more. 

Learn how here...

 

To do or Not To Do

To Do or Not To Do

Solomon's Wisdom Part 3

My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”— my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood.  Proverbs 10 – 16

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Listen My Son

Listen My Son

Solomon's Wisdom Part 2

“Listen, my son”; this line on its own is a powerful, powerful precept. How well do we listen? When we are with people, how much do we focus on what they are saying? Can you honestly say that you are giving 100% of your attention to them? The foundation of success in any aspect of your life – your relationships, education, business, or success is the ability and gift of listening. Yes, I said a gift, because only you can give it. Not only are giving others the gift of listening to them but you are giving yourself the gift of living in the moment. And hopefully putting yourself in the position of providing people what they want. 

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The beginning of knowledge and wisdom

The Beginning of Knowledge and Wisdom

Solomon's Wisdom Part 1

It stands to reason that if God gave Solomon knowledge and wisdom. God would have it in spades. He knows everything. We gain it by reading the Bible and applying its’ principles. The short primer is provided to us by Solomon.

But I love what I read in Precept Austin; “Someone once quipped that "Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it."

J. I. Packer said that "Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it."

John Calvin wrote that "True wisdom consists principally of two parts: the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves!

Vance Havner said "If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees! Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is proper use of knowledge."

Adrian Rogers said, "Wisdom is the ability to see life from God's point of view."

Why would someone despise wisdom, what is to be gained by that? Doesn’t it make sense to do everything that you can to attain it?

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