Cracking the Success Code: 24 Secrets You Can Learn from Jesus

Success Secrets from Jesus
15 Jun 2015

I was about 26 when I really started reading my Bible. Although I have been a Christian all my life, I had never made the connection between what I heard in church and what was in that book that, to me, seemed ancient.

When I finally did open that book and start reading, I wondered why I had waited so long! The more I learned, the more I realized that Jesus actually taught us everything we needed to know about success. Here are 24 lessons from him which you would do well to incorporate into your own success plan.

1. He figured out a problem that the masses had and provided an effective solution for it.

2. He knew his USP (Unique Selling Proposition) and what set him apart from the competition.

3. He began his business with the end goal in mind.

4. He didn’t wait for his target audience to come find him—he went out to where they were.

5. He took time to rest, regroup and reflect regularly.

6. He selected a diverse team of “Brand Ambassadors” with various strengths to help him build his “corporation”, the church.

7. He used his team’s mistakes as teachable moments instead of opportunities to criticize.

8. He took the time to develop his team and provided them with the necessary tools and knowledge to perform their work effectively.

9. He was a great storyteller and used those stories to reinforce his message and build his brand.

10. He was consistent in his messaging.

11. He kept his message simple.

12. He delivered on his brand promise: salvation.

13. He was always willing to step out of his comfort zone.

14. He genuinely cared about the people he served.

15. He recognized that service to others is one of the most important tenets of success.

16. He freely contributed to others’ success and well being, expecting nothing but loyalty and gratefulness in return.

17. He remained humble.

18. He led by example.

19. He didn’t make false promises or misrepresent his product.

20. He sowed tons of seed that is still bearing fruit today.

21. He always gave his “Boss” credit.

22. He learned from those who were more experienced before venturing out on his own.

23. He offered a (lifetime) guarantee.

24. He never, ever gave up on what he believed in—even when it became unbearable—because he knew someone out there needed the gift only he could give.

As we all know, having knowledge and actually applying it are two different things. How can you take some of these lessons and apply them to your own personal and/or professional life? What additional lessons would you add to this list?


Julian B. Kiganda

I hope you enjoyed this post! A little about me: I’m the founder of Bold & Fearless and a Transformational Brand Strategist. My gifting is in helping purpose-driven women transform and build million-dollar brands. I’m also an author, transformational speaker and multi-passionate entrepreneur. In 2014, I published my first highly-acclaimed book co-authored with my sister: Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be available on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. To learn more about how you can connect or work with me, visit


  1. What an amazing way to look at things. We are always taught that the answers too all problems are within the Word but rarely do we take it literally as you did here. You proved that above and beyond.

    • Julian B. Kiganda Says: July 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      I’m so glad you found this post so useful Tiffany. The answers are usually right in front of us if we allow ourselves time to be still and know.

  2. What a wonderful post! Jesus is our greatest example.

  3. Loved this! Wow, never thought of the lessons in the Bible as including business lessons. So glad I have the best business partner ever, thanks Julian for this!

  4. You are an amazing writer and I adore how you made me feel like you were talking directly to me with each of your Success Secrets!

    • Julian B. Kiganda Says: June 18, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      I’m so glad you found this article useful. Thank you for your feedback and for stopping by!

  5. It’s amazing how much we can learn from the Word. Really, everything in life is covered! We’re set up for success.

    • Julian B. Kiganda Says: June 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      Camesha, I like to say that “Success has been programmed into your spiritual DNA.” #truth

  6. Even though I’m Muslim, I can relate to a lot of what’s said here about Jesus. We believe some of the same things about his work. This is a great post!

    • Julian B. Kiganda Says: June 17, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      There are some messages that transcend religion, ethnicity, gender, etc. Jesus’ was definitely one of them. Thanks for stopping by Ashley!

  7. you just took me to church with this one. Deep but oh so good! Very true.

  8. Amen and AMEN! Nothing but the truth there. Jesus laid it all out for us.

  9. Yes, yes!!! Application of knowledge can definitely be difficult especially if you’re taking in too much knowledge and not allowing yourself to actually take it all in. Great post!

    • Julian B. Kiganda Says: June 17, 2015 at 1:49 am

      Thanks sis! It’s amazing how much we can learn from the best businessman who ever lived.

  10. Love this, I read a lot of great info. My biggest struggle is applying it to my life.

    • Julian B. Kiganda Says: June 17, 2015 at 1:45 am

      I think the key is learning and applying as you go so you don’t become overwhelmed. Also, trying to keep it simple.

  11. So much truth in this post. He never fails us! 🙂

  12. God is good, all the time~!

  13. We must always give our Boss Credit he is the boss above all bosses. Love that he kept it simple some people complicate things so much its a shame.

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