Archives For February 2011

Goal Setting Intro PT 2

February 25, 2011 — Leave a comment

Another factor in reaching your goals is to not overload yourself. Too many goals can cause your mind and soul to shut down. Go ahead and dream of things you might get to eventually but take the time to seriously and prayerfully narrow down your goals.

There are four areas of life that you need to set goals in and these can be subdivided.

1. Relationships- family, wife or husband, friendships

2. Personal growth- developing good habits, improving personal skills, gaining knowledge, time to relax and refresh

3. Spiritual- time with God and His people

Goal Setting Intro Pt 1

February 24, 2011 — Leave a comment

In order to arrive someplace you have to know where you’re going. This is a basic and obvious statement that can be passed over and disregarded. But if you do that you’ll lose the power of God’s creative principle of the vision.

You can call them goals, a vision, purpose, a target, what I want to get done or anything else but the bottom line is this . . . I need to get something accomplished, I need to reach my destination.

3. Lack of persistent action.  Tony Robbins said, “You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”

I add on to that persistent action. It isn’t the one massive action that accomplishes great things. It will be the day by day persistent action that will eventually win.

“The lazy desires and yet has nothing. But the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” Proverbs 13:4

Everywhere we turn God is wanting to teach us the power

There are three reasons for failure in business, life and relationships. My wife and I have done marriage counseling and family counseling, we’ve taught child training seminars, and worked with many wounded people. I’ve talked to and counseled with business owners and I can say that all failures whether in business or life boil down to these three areas.

Lack of vision, lack of knowledge, lack of persistent action.

These three have been hindering the human race for thousands of years.

The final four characteristics of a good leader

8. Innovative: A leader must be able to think of and implement new ideas.

9. A leader is always improving and never stops learning “Leadership is developed daily, not in a day.” John Maxwell When you cease to learn you cease to be a leader. 

More characteristics of a good leader…

3. Strategic Vision: A good leader can see clearly the end result and knows how to map out the path to reach that result. A leader is able to see what it looks like before it’s there. They can see the future clearer than others and can spot opportunities and see possibilities where others see a mess.

A leader is then able to communicate that vision to others; they have learned the importance of everybody being able to articulate the vision, from the janitor to the president. A clear vision inspires others to make sacrifices, it brings unity and peace, and it’s the extra push in hard times that give people the ability to overcome obstacles.

4.Trustworthy:  A leader must have

The Path to Being an Effective Leader

A leader is not just the boss, you can be a leader without having the position of leadership. A leader is someone who influences others to take action. There can be situations where an employee has more influence than the owner or manager, he may not carry the title of leader but he is the leader.

Leadership is a skill that can be learned and developed.

Being an effective leader is important to business success. As a Christian business owner you are a leader by default. You lead employees, you have influence with suppliers, and you guide clients.

J. Oswald Sanders lists these qualities of a Christian leader, confident in God, knows God, seeks to find God’s will, self-effacing ( humble, not drawing attention to himself), finds and follows God’s methods, delights to obey God, motivated by love for God and man, God-dependent.

As a Christian business owner you can and should

Number 1 Marketing Tool

February 12, 2011 — Leave a comment

Number One Marketing Tool For Your Business

Take the time to answer this question and it will impact your marketing more than anything else.

What is it about your product or service that makes you different than any other business?

What is unique about your service or product? Do you

Deciding Where to Market

February 12, 2011 — Leave a comment

We all face the dilemma in our business of where and how to market. What will work and what won’t work.

God gives us some wisdom in that area. Hear what He says:

“In the morning sow your seed and in the evening do not withhold your hand. For you do not know which will prosper, either this or that, or whether both alike will be good.”

We call it testing. You try different ways to advertise and market and see which one works. Very seldom do you know from the beginning what will take off and what will fall flat.

Seeing is believing

February 9, 2011 — Leave a comment

Jesus said;  “…whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

Before you receive you have to believe and before you believe you have to see. If you can get your mind around this one concept it will unlock doors and release special treasures that have been hidden from you.

Everything around you was first seen in the mind before it became a reality. A car, a piece of furniture, a computer. Everything that is visible was first invisible. It could not be seen with the eye but it was seen with the heart. “we understand that… the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” Hebrews 11