The possibility of attending school and owning his own business disappeared with the death of his parents. But faith taught him to persevere.
Determination, drive, education, hard work; all make for good leaders. But the trait employees respect most is a leader humble enough to listen and learn. [Starting and Growing My Business.]
The ultimate goal is more than financial security. It’s about being in a position to support others and helping to answer their prayers.
The mistake most of us make is thinking we have to do something big to ensure a secure future. But having enough money in those years when we slow down a bit is more about the little things we do today. [Personal Finances for Self-Reliance, lessons 10 and 11]
We’ve all had that awkward moment when someone has asked us what our future plans are. It’s part of being in those in-between years—between starting college and having a career. [My Foundation]
As you begin your journey to create or improve your small business, it’s good to ask this simple question: Can the Lord trust me with success?
Let the goal of being able to help others motivate you to become self-reliant.
To stick to a budget, sometimes you have to trick yourself into changing your own behavior.
We talk about teamwork in business, but what does that really mean?
When we take responsibility for our choices and rely upon God to direct us, we are blessed in many temporal and spiritual ways.
Spiritual and temporal self-reliance don’t happen overnight. We develop self-reliance progressively by making a series of right choices. No one wakes up one morning and says, “Today I will be self-reliant!”
We all want to be happy and productive, yet there are countless obstacles that stand in the way. However, we can choose what we do with those obstacles, and we can choose to be happy.
Hope—sometimes it is elusive, yet it is the beginning of faith. When we take charge of our lives and become spiritually as well as temporally self-reliant, we are filled with hope.
“Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God” (D&C 88:119).
We hear the word “repentance” a lot in the Church. More than forsaking sins, repentance means to change and progress. And progression is what God’s plan is all about.
We don’t always think of obedience as a business principle, but to God, all things are spiritual.
Obedience to temporal laws helps us understand the blessings of obeying spiritual laws.
Our continued success and progression depend on our confidence to move forward. In addition to building our faith, we need to learn skills that help us overcome low self-esteem.
Being overly dependent on someone else to keep you emotionally secure creates a spiritual imbalance. If you feel this way, maybe it’s time for an emotional-health checkup.
As we progress with our own spiritual and temporal self-reliance, it’s our job to teach others to do so as well.
“Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you” (Carl Sandburg, in The Leadership Handbook: 26 Critical Lessons Every Leader Needs , 116).
We know that living biblical principles increases our happiness quotient. But they also make us more successful at work.
When looking for practical ways to help manage money, don’t overlook spiritual principles.
Adam Terry loves waffles, and he built his passion for pastry into a successful business. That makes for a great story, but it’s not the half of it.
The upheaval in some industries takes its toll on workers. Some workers adjust, some just put up with it, and some make wholesale changes.
Everybody gets discouraged, but chronic worries about failure not only impede your progress but also are bad for your mental health.
We’ve all been there, and if you are one of the lucky ones who hasn’t, there’s a good chance you will be at some point. Life is full of uncertainty, but you can minimize the angst by following these tips.
The Book of Mormon contains lessons in human relationships that are valuable today. Learning these skills and learning to rely on God will help you get started on your new adventure.
Most couples fail at finances in the first year or two and spend years recovering from their money mistakes. Avoid debt and other money problems by discussing these eight simple things with your spouse.
Guest blogger Ashley LeMieux, founder of The Shine Project, shares her thoughts about how becoming self-reliant enables us to better love and serve those in our community.
Sometimes even when you do everything you can, things just don’t work out. It’s in these times that we have to trust that God has a plan for us.
We all dream of greatness. We can apply the same habits that Olympic athletes use to achieve greatness to improve our own productivity.
Practice makes perfect, so the saying goes. So whenever we try to change our habits, we have to focus on the details to make sure we’re getting it right.
Reputation is everything: The way you present yourself. How you follow-through on commitments. What you do when no one is looking. Here are tips on how to build a personal brand people can trust.
We all have down financial years, but what do we do when our financial health is rockin’? Invest? Save? Give more to the poor?
Children are learning life skills at blazing speeds. As parents, we need to be patient as they sort through the information overload, make sense of their emotions, and work toward independence.
We all need a little inspiration to get us through the day. Our spirituality, our emotional health and often our physical well-being is boosted by the words of people we trust are close to God and live Christ-like lives. Here are a few to get you through the week.
There’s a lot of talk about developing good habits, and that’s great. But stretching your brain by learning new things is good for your mental health, and some research suggests exercising your brain by learning new things might help prevent Alzheimer’s. It’s easier than you think, and full of benefits.
5 principles to guide you on your path to self-reliance by building your faith in Jesus Christ.
Few challenges seem greater today than delaying instant gratification and focusing on the activities that require greater effort but ultimately yield more enduring value.
According to a recent study, financial stress negatively affects our sense of well-being and our physical health.
Do you want to succeed in the workplace? Read on for tips and suggestions on how you can be successful at work.
If you want to be trusted, you must learn how to trust somebody else. Read about three tips that will help you earn trust.
Choosing the best education path can be vital to your success. Read to learn some tips that will guide you down your education path.
Trust is a valuable asset to have in the work environment. Read on for ways that you can build trust in work relationships.
Staying on task is one of the best ways to keep your day productive. Read to find more ways to stay on task and be productive.
Always strive to learn more and better yourself. Read on to find some tips on seeking to learn more.
Learn eight ways to build integrity and thereby build your reputation in the workplace and in life.
Learn how perseverance is a key principle in success and self-reliance.
Communication is key to personal development in self-reliance. Read more on how to be an effective communicator.
Projects are best accomplished when teamwork is involved. Read more on how to become one and work together.
Solving problems is the sixth principle in self-reliance. Read more to find out how to become a better problem solver.
The fifth principle in self-reliance is work: take responsibility. Read more for some tips on taking responsibility for your work.
It is essential that we develop good spending and saving habits. Learn how to implement principles that will build effective money management skills.
The third principle of self-reliance in the My Foundation manual is “be obedient.” By being obedient we can be blessed both spiritually and temporally.
Using time wisely can be a very valuable asset when becoming more self-reliant. Read on for more tips on how to better manage your time.
There are 12 principles in the My Foundation manual that are used in the self-reliance devotionals. Learn how to utilize principle 1, “exercise faith in Jesus Christ,“ in your daily life.
Read Armine’s story on how the power of faith and the principles of self-reliance helped her achieve her goals of owning her own business.
God has no limit, and with His help, neither do we.
Between bills to pay, groceries to buy, and the travel fare needed to get to church, money was stretched thin for this young woman.
Each day is a chance for us to be better than we were yesterday.
Growing up in a remote area of Kenya, Elder Joseph W. Sitati faced many barriers to education.
Dorothy from Accra, Ghana, built her own business literally from the ground up: she sold groundnuts.
Both in aviation and in life, before you can fly, you have to create lift.
When unexpected challenges arise, faith helps us rise above.
Out of work doesn’t mean out of hope. You have more help than you realize.
Making contacts is a vital part of your job search.
How you can become more of a valuable asset.