The Unicorn

Every culture has an ideal, a set of hopes for the future. Sometimes those ideals have been turned into myths, other times they are relayed through parables to teach from. But on that rare occasion, they are actual, attainable goals to strive to become.

The world of commerce is no different in its pursuit of ideals, a place where synergy between supplier, vendor and customer creates a perfect storm of Win – Win – Win. In every world there are doubters, who can’t see the future, but love it when it arrives. Others begrudge anything new or that they didn’t invent. They don’t want the future and refuse to enjoy the gifts that it brings. But a rare few see the future before them with almost a sixth sense, knowing what’s right about it. They are people that run to it and ring it in to make life better for all.

Are You the kind of person that looks at the future and says:
How can that work?
or
That can’t work.
or
What if it does work?

“What if it does work?” are the kind of people that create their future. And What if it does work companies improve the lives of everyone in their communities. These kind of people and this kind of company have converged today to create a Unicorn in the world of commerce.

~ save people time and money ~ bands you love ~ names you trust ~ convenience ~ anyway money ~ creates a framework to build a business ~ profits and recognition to those that do the work ~ ability to create a legacy for your family ~ build long term market share ~ loyal customers ~ real partnerships with suppliers ~ turning expenses into incomes ~ turning liabilities into assets ~ create time and money ~ seeks input and improvement from the field, suppliers and customers ~ the leadership earns their living in the field ~ board run ~ no majority share holders
– to name a few

This Unicorn is called a “Compensated Marketplace”

A marketplace where ownership is as easy as changing where you shop. Where taking money you already spend; can create a long term, ongoing income for you and your family. Where manufacturers and vendors seek your business and partner with you. Either as an associate to help you build marketshare and income. Or as a customer looking for quality shipped to your door at great pricing.

This Unicorn is Real. This Unicorn in Now. This Unicorn is named – Bonvera

Using Pain to Focus and Improve

My Mentor, Tim Marks, says “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”   When I was twelve I rode one morning on my bike down my street, wearing only shorts.   It was a warm southern california summer day and I in my joy rode without my hands on the handle bars.   You can guess what’s next, I hit a rock and fell end over end, skidding 20 plus feet.   Skinned up, bleeding and out of breath I arose and walked home.   I sat unmoving at home for five hours, in pain and thinking until my mom came home.   It was the first time I remember pain focusing my thinking.   It was not the last.

Fast forward a few decades to, one of my daughters is out of control.   I am in more pain, emotionally, than ever before and I know it’s my fault.   I had a choice, ignore it and hope someday she would figure it out.   Or do something about it and give her a chance to have a life.   Or do whatever it takes to change and help her have a life now!   Thanks to the influence of a Tim Marks and the books and scriptures he led me to, I was able to take courage, face my doing, and change with prayer, study and accountability.

 

Today that daughter is a beautiful, kind, self sufficient young lady and I couldn’t be prouder of who she has chosen to be.   Going through pain isn’t fun, even though The Bible says “take joy in your long suffering”, it still hurts.   If we can remember God is really Sovereign life is a lot easier because the outcome longterm will be good.   This verse has helped me many times, I hope it brings you peace too.

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” – ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭ESV‬

Whatever circumstances you’re in, remember they are only temporary and God plans good for you not harm.   So lean into Him, pray, read, get counsel, reframe, get better and overcome.

Focus there is more to see. – Chris Mattis<><