Self Reliance

What is Self-Reliance?

"Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family" {Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 6.1.1).

Accepting and living the following principles of self-reliance will help us receive the spiritual and temporal blessings promised by the Lord.
    1. Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ.  The Lord has all power. He can and will work great tender mercies among those who trust Him in all things. As we exercise faith in Jesus Christ, He can do miracles.
    2. Be Obedient.  Obedience to God’s laws, principles, and promptings leads to spiritual and temporal blessings.
    3. Act.  Individual accountability and action activate blessings.
    4. Serve and be United.  Service and unity build Zion—this is the way of the Lord. Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said, “Only when we are self-reliant can we truly emulate the Savior in serving and blessing others” (“A Gospel Vision of Welfare: Faith in Action,” in Basic Principles of Welfare and Self-Reliance[booklet, 2009], 2).
    5. From https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/topics/self-reliance?lang=eng&old=true

Principles of Self-Reliance

President Thomas S. Monson has counseled, "[Self- reliance] is an essential element in our spiritual as well as our temporal well-being." ("Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare," Ensign, Sept. 1986, 3)

The Lord has declared, "It is my purpose to provide for my saints" (D&C 104:15). This revelation is a promise that theLord will provide temporal blessings and open the door of self-reliance. He has also declared that "it must needs be done in [His] way" (D&C 104:16). To receive the blessings of self-reliance, we must accept and live the principles of self-reliance, which include the following:
    1. Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ (D&C 104:15)
    2. Use Time Wisely (Alma 34:32)
    3. Be Obedient (D&C 130:20-21)
    4. Manage Money (D&C 104:78)
    5. Work: Take Responsibility (D&C 42:42; 2 Nephi2:16, 26)
    6. Solve Problems (Ether 2:18-19, 23; 3:1, 4)
    7. Become One, Work Together (Moses 7:18; D&C 104:15-17)
    8. Communicate: Petition and Listen (D&C 8:2)
    9. Persevere (Hebrews 12:1; D&C 58:4)
    10. Show Integrity (Mosiah 4:28; Job 27:5; Articles of Faith 1:13)
    11. Seek Learning and Education (D&C 88:118-119)
    12. Stay On Task, Receive Ordinances (D&C 84:20; D&C 136:4; 1 Nephi 18:2-3)

How Does It Work?

These principles are taught more fully in the booklet My Foundation: Principles, Skills, Habits. We invite you to diligently study and apply them and teach them to your family. As you do, your life will be blessed. You will learn how to act on your path toward greater self-reliance.

There are great needs among us. Many lack the ability to "provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family" (Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 6.1.1). Our modern-day prophets have counseled: "Self-reliance is a product of our work and undergirds all other welfare practices. ... 'Let us work for what we need. Let us be self-reliant and independent. Salvation can be obtained on no other principle"' (Thomas S. Monson [quoting Marion G. Romney], "Guiding Principles of Personal and Family Welfare/' Ensign, Sept. 1986, 3).

The following steps, offered through Self-Reliance Services, can help you in your path to spiritual and temporal self-reliance:
      1. Assess My Needs -- Set my self-reliant income goal and spiritual goals.

      2. Choose My Path -- Decide how I will become self-reliant.

      3. Join a Group
        - Develop spiritual habits and practical skills in 90 days:
        - Start and grow a business,
        - Find a better job, or
        - Identify needed skills and create an education plan.
      4. Continue to Act
        - Keep working to become self-reliant.
        - Serve others and help them progress.
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/self-reliance/course-overview-benefits?lang=eng

The Role of the Bishop

The Role of the Bishop

Welfare and Self-Reliance Products and Services Tool Kit

Products and Services Toolkit (2020) .PDf Download

Self Reliance Expanded Model

Self Reliance Expanded Model.PDF Download

Life Skills for Self-Reliant Youth

Download the "Life Skills for Self-Reliant Youth" self-reliance manual by clicking the link below:
Life Skills for Self-Reliant Youth


Starting and Growing My Business

Download a copy of the "Starting and Growing My Business" self-reliance manual by clicking the link below:
Starting and Growing My Business


Developing a Brand for Your Small Business

Developing a Brand for Your Small Business

Small Business Resources & Networking Opportunities through LDSJobs.org

LDSJobs.org

Small Business Resources & Networking Opportunities through LDSJobs.org

StartupNV | Nevada's Statewide Startup Business Incubator


https://startupnv.org

Reno Collective | The Future of Work


https://renocollective.com

EDAWN - Economic Development in Reno-Sparks-Tahoe


https://www.edawn.org

Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship (OCE)


http://ozmencenter.unr.edu/

Elevate Blue | Lake Tahoe Tech Accelerator & Startup Studio


http://www.elevate.blue/

Reno StartUp Deck


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Reno, NV Startup Events | Eventbrite


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Entrepreneurship Nevada


https://enevada.org

SCORE | Free Small Business Advice


https://northernnevada.score.org/

Nevada Small Business Development Center – Your First Call to Grow Your Business


https://nevadasbdc.org/

Entrepreneurs Assembly (EA)


https://ea-global.org/

Adams Hub of Northern Nevada | Adams Hub for innovation


https://adamshub.com

NCET: Business. Technology. Events.


https://ncet.org/

Nevada Industry Excellence


https://www.nevadaie.com

Find a Better Job

Find a Better Job
I  received a text this morning from Brother JD Johnson.  He has recently moved his company's global headquarters to Reno from San Diego.  The company is called Power Sonic (www.power-sonic.com) and is one of the largest specialty battery (non-automotive) companies in the US and Europe.
 
He is looking for a CFO and 2 to 3 inside sales jobs along with one junior engineer (can be mechanical, electrical, industrial or chemical).  Timing is now, so please reach out to me if you know of anyone looking for a job, or potentially a change in current employment.  Please note that these individuals should have experience in these types of positions as investor partners will want to see resumes and participate in candidate interviews.

 

Thank You,
Bradford M. Backlund
bradford.backlund@gmail.com

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