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AirBnB Started As A Personal Problem That Is Now Worth $30Billion...What Can You Do With Yours?

Just like Uber, the company AirBnB has revolutionised the hotel industry. Valued at over $30Billion, it has become a household name in just under 10years. As human beings, we get excited when we see brands just pop up and become successful, but very few of us actually go back to find out how they actually did it. 

In 2007, AirBnB founders Brain Chesky and Joe Gebbia moved from New York to San Francisco. Without employment, they were having trouble paying their rent, there was this one time when they had just $1,000 and needed $500 to make rent for that month or risk getting evicted. They were in a MESS, there was no income coming in from anywhere, most people would have panicked, complained or even self destruct, but they got creative, they noticed that all the hotel rooms in their city was fully booked because of a popular conference that was being held at the time. 

They immediately saw an opportunity, they bought a few airbeds and quickly put up a website called "Air Bed and Breakfast" and rented them to people in their apartment for $80 a night. They turned their biggest problem into a business, you could say they turned their MESS into their MESSage!!!

John 4 also tells us the story of a Samaritan woman who had an encounter with Jesus, He had never met her before, yet knew everything about her. She had been married 5 times and was currently living in adultery, her situation was a MESS but that encounter literally transformed her life in an instant, she had finally met a man who didn't want anything from her, but instead, was offering her living water that would meet her need forever. 

John 4:28 says "The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, Come and see a man who told me everything i ever did! Could He be the Messiah?" She went from being a woman living in a MESS to a woman propagating the MESSage of Jesus. You could also say Jesus was able to turn her MESS into her MESSage!!!

What Mess do you currently have in your life right now? How can you convert that Mess into a MESSage/Business? It is still a miracle to me how i get to write everyday, because throughout my entire life in school i never composed 2 sentences myself...everything was either copied and pasted or crammed and pasted, i studied a course that sounded good but wasn't really inline with my gifts and passion, i wasted all my summer breaks partying instead of getting some work experience...i look back now and realize the Mess i made, but rather than complain and live with regret, i am turning that MESS into my MESSage. 

Now, i go to Secondary Schools and speak to their students, using my life experiences as an example for them so they can learn from my mistakes and make better choices for their future.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (MESSage Translation 😏) says "...He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, He brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us..."

What can you do today? Listen to this short clip and do the Action Plan below!!!

Action Plan:

- Make a list of all your Mess 

- What on that list currently frustrates you?

- Ask yourself, are other people frustrated about it as well? 

- If you decide to do something about it, what impact would it make?

- If you decide 'not' to do anything about it, what impact would it make?

- Turn that MESS into your MESSage!!!

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