How To Live, Network and Grow Your Business Like a Champion Part 2
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) Says…For God has not given us the spirt of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.
So how does love help us overcome the challenges of business? How can I overcome the fear of failure using the love of God that he has given to us? How does faith in the workplace work? These are some of the questions some may have and I would be glad to share with you some insight that helped me overcome my inadequacies and set me on the path to personal and professional success.
Some characteristics of love are examples of kindness, gentleness and humility. God has given us the ability to act out his love in an everyday kind of way. If we want to earn the business of our audience, then we must exemplify the trust and confidence that we are asking our clients to have in us. We must show discipline in the way we speak to customers even when we are challenged by their attitudes and complaints. As we build our business, it is in the best interest of everyone, that we treat our customers, co-workers and colleagues with respect. Kindness and gentleness are attributes of someone who is secure in their status as a human being and puts people above profits, promotions or any other selfish ambitions. There are plenty of opportunities out there for each of us. We can all benefit from our own diligence without having to cut corners, bad mouth our competitors or deceive our customers with over promised and under delivered actions. God has given us the ability to love our way to success.
Think about it! If we were to become more mindful and more eager to help others while achieving our goals, wouldn’t that be more fulfilling than winning at all cost? We overcome our fear of failure when we pursue success with a mindset of resilience and heart of compassion. We press on without hesitation, we collaborate with others and build networks that are full of people who have similar desires of helping others grow and fulfill their dreams as well as our own. When people are convinced that we are who we say we are and are proven in our ability to be trusted and counted for various skills and abilities, people will be excited about working with us. Here are some practical examples of how we can change our approach to success and acquire the mindset of a champion:
- Read and study the word of God and receive knowledge and insight regarding life and the pursuit of personal fulfillment. Read, watch and listen to people who have gone before you and experienced failure, adversity and success. Learn from their mistakes and implement some of their best practices, growth hacks and leadership skills.
- Speak the word of God out loud – Speak the life and success you desire in your business. Pray and ask God to give you wisdom on how to lead your team, business and family in your pursuit of success.
- Listen – Take time to listen to your clients, co-workers and those that you choose to network with. People love to know that they are being heard and that the person they’re speaking with is truly interested in that they have to say. People will appreciate you more when they know your authentic and true to your word.
- Take Action – We live in the information age, full of words of wisdom from athletes, entrepreneurs and bloggers like myself. However; all of the information we receive is rendered useless if we never put the words we read into action. We overcome fear of failure by getting up and out of our comfort zone and pursuing greatness with a motivated spirit, the love of Christ and putting into action all that which we have learned and know to do. In other words, you can’t quench your thirst if you don’t take a drink
In Christ we have boldness and confidence. We can accomplish all the dreams and visions He has gifted us. I personally love hearing about people’s journey and all of the small victories that led to the great one. As I read and study the word of God I’m constantly reminded about Jesus’ great love and sacrifice for us. He laid down his life for us so we may live a free and prosperous life of love and goodness. We are set up to prosper – but there is nothing more important that sharing the love and message of Christ. In doing so, it is how we go about our lives and how we treat others that exemplifies his love through us. We are blessed and empowered to prosper in every area of our lives. There is nothing that we cannot accomplish. In Christ we have no fear – we will not and must not give up and quit! I urge you to stand up and fight adversity with a relentless mindset and know that you will one day stand victorious.
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