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Jason & Holy Discontent

Updated: May 28

Jason comes from a home where his dad is unfaithful to his mom. Watching his mom walk through the pain of infidelity leaves him sensitive to these situations.

This sensitivity becomes the seed that pushes him to start his business.

Before starting his own business, Jason goes to work for a successful entrepreneur right out of college. He gives his complete devotion to the business. Within five years, he has bought an interest in the company and is on a path to full partnership.

On a visit to the home office for his quarterly board meeting, he senses something horrible. Walking in on his boss, with his secretary on his lap, Jason understands his boss is being unfaithful to his wife.

Jason’s sensitivity to infidelity and the harm it can bring to businesses and relationships causes Jason to be discontent. He struggles to feel good about continuing his job.

The discontent pushes Jason to consider moving out of his comfort zone and starting his own business. It is a risk. Remaining in the company is lucrative. But, because of his discontent, staying in the company he has given his life to is no longer an option.

Jason has what is commonly called "holy discontent." It is discontent that drives us to make a positive change.

We know that contentment is a key to happiness. But contentment can also be the biggest threat to change. Sometimes, the most significant way God can push us to change the world is to give us a "holy discontent." In short, the divine will reveal itself to us in a "discontent" that is holy.

This "holy discontent" happens when you know something is wrong and is driving you to do something about it. This discontent is to be embraced and acted upon.

Jason is determined to have a business that honors marriage and the family. The seed of his new business comes from the pain he witnessed in his childhood. Leading a new business that celebrates his convictions becomes his fiery vision.

He selects his leadership team based on spiritual alignment and does not compromise on performance and achievement expectations.

Today, Jason lives every day with a passion that fuels a sense of significance. His company is in the top five percent of the industry in performance. His employees and investors also receive rewards beyond their wildest dreams.

Like Jason, you can have a business that makes a profit, blesses its community, and advances its purpose. These outstanding enterprises are often the result of "holy discontent."

Entrepreneurs often struggle to understand the purpose of their business. I have designed an assessment, Business Impact Plan: Seed, Sunshine, Soil, Harvest. It has a series of questions that you can ask yourself and get your employees and team members to answer. It is free, my gift to you.

Harry T. Jones

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