Tuesday, December 6, 2011



Again out of respect for John I wanted to post his views when it comes to LOA:
"Regarding the Law of Attraction:  I believe first and foremost in a sovereign God who is in control of something as grand as the universe, and also in control in something as minute as the individual aspects of circumstances in our lives.  While I respect certain aspects of the law of attraction, I don't believe it's a science.  I do believe in cause and effect, and "you reap what you sow" but I don't technically believe that I can create certain outcomes based in my life based on my beliefs or true desires for those particular outcomes.  In the end, this is because I believe it takes away "control" from a sovereign God."

Enjoy the last part of the this interview:

AJ: How do you approach economic challenges right now?
JH: With faith. And what my belief is really if I am a good steward of what I have right now, if I am not being wistful to the best degree that I can be. If I am in control of our finances here, and if I churn the fat where I need to without… I try real hard not to cut payroll. I got to make sure my guys are still making a living in this economy. They are working their tails off here too. But I think if I am a good steward of what we have it will continue on. And if it doesn’t  then I’ll figure out what to do after that. I don’t necessarily have a backup plan because I don’t plan for failure. So good or bad I think a lot of people have exit strategies, I don’t really have one here cause I plan on sticking  around through this. We’ve made it this far through this economy so I think we’re going to continue on. We’ve actually seen some growth this year. We’ve actually grown 20% this year.
AJ: That’s great.
AJ: Let’s talk about faith. Faith is something in this day and age people are uncomfortable talking about when it comes to business. Tell me what your thoughts are on faith and how has it effected your business. Obviously being raised Christian is a big part of your moral foundation but how has faith effected your business?
JH: Well I could go on and on about this. Let me think of the right words. Essentially I have grown up a Christian. I am still actively a Christian. What I mean by that because Christian is a broad term this day and age too, I do believe what the Bible teaches and I hold it dear. I do believe that if it’s interpreted properly in the context that it teaches it is accurate and it does have all the tools we  really need to get through in business, to get through in life in general. It doesn’t say that you are guaranteed to make a good living. In fact it guarantees that you have more problems than anything else as a believer of God, but it does say that with faith, God will give you the tools you need to get through each situation weather it ends up being good or bad in the end. So by faith I don’t necessarily believe 100%  that we will always have a business, with faith I know I’ll always be provided for, so I do believe in a God that provides one way or another and that’s a big deal to me too. So that drives me to not worry as much about the slow days that we have because I know whatever happens we will have another busy day and things will always right themselves and at the end of the day when you get through trials and what not and your standing on faith to get through them that’s what  ends up building faith and confirming that you’re not just believing in something blindly either.
AJ: I am smiling because I did not talk to John about the whole concept of my blog and if you have read my previous blog posts on how the Law of Attraction works, and how to successfully set and achieve your goals, you will see where I am going with this. This lead in, in an interesting way to the whole meat of this blog and I am really happy about the way this interview is going and making a nice fit to the rest of the content of this blog.
AJ: What are your thought on giving back to the community and how do you think that effects your business?
JH: We certainly believe in giving back. We’re actually running . It’s funny that your bring that up. We are doing a give a way right now that we are advertising on our Facebook page and through our Twitter account, and our blogs as well. We’ve had what’s narrowed down to 4 nomination of families or persons through our Facebook page, who  are really in need of a little bit of auto repair.  We are asking now for people to go to our Facebook page, Like it, and then you actually vote for anyone of these people by commenting underneath their picture and their story based on why they actually need some help. Then we are going to give away $500 in value worth of miscellaneous auto repair on Thanks  Giving day. It is not going to be me who chooses it or anyone who works for me, it’s going to be chosen by the community who goes on to the page and votes for it. That page is at the top of this blog as well:
In terms of giving back to the community in other ways too, we give back in a couple of other ways. Through our business, we have sponsored a couple of international charities like Children’s Hunger fund.  We actually sponsor 2 children in particular, one in Africa, and one in South America whom we donate particular amount each month and that provides for their education and food for their family and things like that which actually help.
AJ: Why, why give?  Now that finances are tight, and economy is tough, why give, why not keep everything for yourself.
JH: We’re called to. I don’t know if it is just that simple. I know it is easier said than done. I know we’re called to but it is hard to because your natural instinct when things are tight is to grab on and hold on. Particularly what the Bible teaches is, talks a little bit about tithing of course, but there is one thing that the Bible does say about tithing and giving back to the church, but what the Bible I think really teaches is giving back not just to the Church but also giving out of your heart to community and to the people who are in need and what not. God sais trust me with even 10% of what you get and I’ll open up the whole storehouse for you. It is one of the only ways that God actually challenges us in the word to give and then promises that there will be fruit that comes to you for it. So you don’t want to give just because you’re gonna receive, but you can have faith that you don’t have to hold on to everything you have, because that is actually, and we all do it from time to time granted, but it is more of a symptom of greed that I like to acknowledge by holding on and not trusting in God with your finances.
AJ: Have you noticed a direct relationship between when you give and when business comes through?
JH: Mathematically not always, but we do it on a, I don’t want to say on a contractual bases, but we have a fixed monthly amount that we  give monthly to those world organizations that automatically draws from our accounts, and we try to give as needed to things locally. And at the end of the day we always had enough. So  you know I don’t expect right now to be a millionaire in this economy by any stretch, but we always had what we needed when we needed and I ‘d say that is something that God has come through on for us.
AJ: Any closing thoughts?
JH: I ‘d say if you want to open up a business  in this day and age do it. I’d just pray of course beforehand that you have the discernment  weather or not it’s something you should do but you have to do that weather you want to get a job anywhere too. It doesn’t have to be just a business owner that does that. I don’t have anything negative to say about it. You have a lot liability but there is a lot of rewards too and you get to potentially provide jobs for people who really appreciate it in this economy too. And I said there is nothing wrong with the risk of doing it.

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