Posted by: Dahni | April 2, 2008

Jesus Christ – Entrepreneur and Network Marketer

  © 2008 04/2/08

By Dahni

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   OK, any atheists, agnostics or over-zealous religious people, before you get bent out of shape, hold on and hear me out. I do not apologise for my beliefs, but this blog is purely from a business point of view. Even if you believe Jesus Christ was or is not a real person or the son of God, or if you think my treatment of him here borders on being sacrilegious, just read the entire thing.

   Whether or not the Bible is the truth or a collection of stories, the person of Jesus Christ was an entrepreneur and a network marketer. He was also a business man and for all practical purposes, textual evidence supports him operating a home based business.

Entrepreneur

   Jesus Christ found a way to deliver what people already wanted and needed. He found a way to make things happen and to move them into the culture of his day.

Network Marketing

   As a network marketer, he began his business, network or ministry with primarily 12 initail recruits, converts, partners, associates or disciples, later referred to as apostles. He did not get them all at once. It took some time and most were one at a time. Sometimes, others came on their own and sometimes they brought others with them. They came from different backgrounds. One was a tax collector and another was a thief. Background did not seem to matter, only that the person met certain requirements, much like it is with any other business or even trying out for a professional sports team.

   Jesus Christ never sold, marketed, advertised or moved anything that was new or only had a certain market share. Jesus Christ or his initial group were not making olive wood crosses, prayer mats or any such thing in his carpentry shop. In fact, Jesus Christ and his initial group were moving what people (all people), already wanted and needed!

   At first, Jesus Christ did much of the work himself. He used a lot of freebies where he could meet the people like: mountain tops, public markets, weddings, funerals etc.; and wherever people congregated. Instead of working from the principal cities out to the smaller towns, he worked from the smaller communities into the cities.

   He had a treasurer responsible for the funds of the group. The treasurer’s name was Judas and he held the “bag,” which had the money for the group. He was given this responsibility not because he was a thief or would one day become a traitor, but because of his intelligence and natural leadership ability.

   The group paid taxes. They had a “ship” for training purposes and transportation. They had a “house” for living and training purposes.

   Two principle leaders arose from the first group, Peter and John. The half brother of Jesus (James, same mother, different father), often acted as a leader.

   The network initially covered around a 30 mile radius of Jerusalem. On several occasions, Jesus sent the original 12 out, to represent the network. Later, other groups were sent out as well. Most of the time, they went out in pairs. On some occasions, these pairs were to take provisions and money etc. to cover their expenses. At other times, they took nothing and lived by what they marketed to others.

   Three main geographical centers developed. Under Jesus and later Peter, it was the area of Jerusalem. Then Antioch followed and later with the apostle Paul, it was Rome. Most of the group meetings were kept small to save expenses and to deliver a more personal service. They were held primarily, “from house to house.”

   As the network expanded, so did the need for logistics to handle the needs of the network. Other individuals were chosen due to their abilities to meet those needs. The small house networks were totally self-sufficient, self-sustaining, self-governing and self propagating. Though single-minded in purpose, they were all autonomous.

   Peter assumed the leadership of the network at the death of Jesus Christ. Later the apostle Paul took over. Paul moved the network out of the principal city of Jerusalem, back to a smaller community. Working with “12 households,” the apostle Paul covered all Asia Minor in the space of “2 years and 3 months.” This was an accomplishment envied by many businesses today and remains unequalled and never duplicated, despite our modern technology and mass transportation.

   The method of expansion was quite simple and also extraordinary. It was what we may refer to as geometric progression, or binomial marketing. To illustrate, if you take a pair of rabbits (one male & one female), soon you will have many. Showing this in a series of numbers would be as follows: 2 – 4 – 8 – 16 – 32 –  64 – 128 – 256 – 512 – 1024 –  2048 – 4096 and so forth. Try doubling a penny every day and see what you end up with in 30 days. It will stagger the mind! Accordingly, this method worked then and will work today.

   1,000’s of years later, this network that began first with one and initially 12 others, has reached untold billions of people, all over the world. Based on truth or not, the fact is, one person real or not, built a network that spans the globe and is continually being built.

   All it takes is just one entrepreneur to start a network, that can reach the world.

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Awaken
By Lawrence Tribble 1770
One person awake can awaken another,
The second can awaken their next door neighbor,
Three awake can rouse the town,
And turn the whole place upside down,
And many awake can raise such a fuss,
That it finally awakens the rest of us,
One person up with dawn in their eyes,
Multiplies.
Original text:
“One man awake, awakens another. The second awakens his next door brother. The three awake can rouse a town, By turning the whole place upside down. The many awake can make such a fuss, It finally awakens the rest of us. One man up with dawn in his eyes, Surely then multiplies.”

Just Imagine,

Dahni


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