In the final installment of our series, Truett Cathy talks about giving back, the value of a good name, setting a good example, and the importance of encouraging words. We are never more like Jesus than when we are giving of our time, our resources, and ourselves.
The purpose of accumulating wealth is not to enrich our lives, but rather to bless the lives of those around us and to bring glory to God.
Truett Cathy on Being a Christian Entrepreneur (part 3)
This is the third and fourth video of four in this series. In these two videos we learn Truett Cathy’s philosophy about giving and how he manifests that through his life and company.
Selected Highlights from the Video
Here are some of the things I liked from the video that I thought you might too.
As you think about missions, don’t forget about the community right where we’re standing.
Listed below are just a few of the organizations and programs that Truett Cathy founded to help those in his community, and those around the world.
The WinShape Foundation
The WinShape Foundation, founded in 1984, grew from Truett Cathy’s desire to “shape winners” by helping young people succeed in life through scholarships and other youth-support programs.
The foundation awards 20 to 30 scholarships of up to $32,000 each year to students wishing to attend Berry College.
The WinShape Homes Program
WinShape Homes was founded by Truett Cathy in 1987 to “provide a loving, nuturing home to those children who are victims of circumstance and need a stable, secure family environment in which to grow.”
There are 8 foster homes in Georgia, 2 in Tennessee, 1 in Alabama, and 1 in Brazil. Each home accommodates up to 12 children with two full-time foster parents.
Chick-Fil-A’s Leadership Scholarship Program
Since 1973, Chick-Fil-A has awarded more than $23 million in $1,000 scholarships to its restaurant employees. The company awards over $1 million in these scholarships annually.
The Importance of a Good Name
The Importance of Speaking Words of Encouragement
Do you know how you can tell when a person needs words of encouragement? If they’re breathing they need encouragement.
I get a lot of encouragement, but I’ve never got an overdose of encouragement.
I hope you enjoyed listening to Truett Cathy talk about his life, his company, his faith, and what being a Christian Entrepreneur means to him.
I challenge you to think of the impact you can have on your employees, your family, your business, your community, and your life. Will you have a GOOD name?
I love the question he asks at the end, “Why not be at our best at all times?”