Not knowing where to ask this, I figured I would just Ask Away!
I have an entrepreneurial bent, as does my beloved husband. I lost my job in April of 2018, so we decided that might be an opportunity to pursue another business. I started with an entry-level E-commerce training program that was relatively inexpensive, but it required a lot of investigation of their training offerings to figure out on your own what to do.
Frustrated by that, I allowed myself to think that spending more would provide a more solid direction and process. So we signed up for more intensive instruction that promised a step-by-step blueprint of how to start, run and be successful with an E-commerce business. Instead, we were trained in “self-actualization through meditation” and “cultivating and nurturing the entrepreneurial mindset.” Naturally, this path was not the one we signed up for, and it misdirected us when we were most vulnerable.
Since becoming involved with this sort of “business” thinking, we have seen a massive proliferation of it… visualize your success, realize your success. Make sure your goals aren’t focused solely on yourself (and here’s a charity conveniently positioned to receive) or you won’t succeed. I have been battling this business version of “name it and claim it” for nearly a year now… I don’t have enough faith. I don’t believe. I am exuding negative energy. Just be positive… “Build it and they will come, but you have to tell them about it ! Here’s how! Take more training!”
This is becoming the new church of the age! I even said to one of the leaders, “This is a ministry for you, isn’t it…” The look on his face has haunted me ever since, but I let the knowledge that the primary leader claims to be Christian cloud my judgement (even though he joined his wife’s church to meet her one requirement for marriage, but only God knows his heart).
Why am I sharing this? What is my question? I need to know how, or even if, to let other believers that participate in this “nation” know that they aren’t crazy… that Kool Aid is Kool Aid, no matter how it’s served.
What do I do?