How to Overcome Adversity With Love and Reflection

Be The Reflection 

You overcome adversity by simply reflecting what you’d like to see in life. Reflect the good that you’d like to see in people. Reflect the voice you’d like to hear from the crowd and speak it with authority and humility. Speak knowing that God has granted you a voice along with the vision and the perfect words to translate it, so they may not fall on deaf ears. Reflect the posture you’d like to see the defeated stand with. Remind those who walk aimlessly that they too are children of the most high and they too can rise up and change their posture to reflect the strength and resilience of Christ. Reflect the love you’d like to see in your family, community and throughout the world. Be the reflection that people see and admire just as they do a celebrity with charm and poise. Reflect the courage to stand up for the helpless and love those who oppress them just the same you’d like for someone to stand with you in your time of need. It’s not about reflecting our version of perfection but simply allowing the reflection of Christ’s love to take center stage. When people see the reflection of love they will witness humility, hospitality, forgiveness, strength, courage, sound thinking and easy to digest words of grace, wisdom and knowledge. Reflect the mannerisms you’d like to see others portray in times of differences and confrontations.

When water is still the peace of the waters transcend the barriers of the bank – and in the same way – we must be still like the water and allow the peace of our hearts to carry over the barriers of hatred and into others. In other words – peace and the peace of one’s mindset and spirit are contagious and can be received well even in times of tribulation. Reflect the attitude of transformation and not conformation. Reflect the change you’d like to see others experience when they too surrender their lives to Christ and transform their way of thinking. Reflect life and how purposeful and wonderful it is. Reflect the joy you’d like to see in children’s faces when they question life, and wonder why me? Why us? Why our city? Why now? Reflect the hope that these children can cling to and be the reminder that life is good and how we are to live and overcome all because with God all things are possible.

In times of conflict reflect the bravery it takes to turn the other cheek and turn from the path of darkness and walk towards the light and on the path of righteousness. Reflect the wisdom of God that the people of this world are so desperately searching for but tend to listen to the philosophies of those who are deaf to the voice of the Lord. Reflect the devotion it takes to pray and seek the word and will of God that others tend to cave in and give up too early for. Reflect the joy of hearing God’s voice and ministry while in prayer and meditation of His word. Let others see the reflection of Christ in you despite the adversities of this world and walk in the humility knowing that all good things come together for those who love the Lord. Reflect the confidence of Christ while speaking against sickness and declaring healing and victory. Reflect the love of God you’d like to see in your church. Reflect the love of God you’d like to experience when you meet someone for the first time. Be the joy, be the life, be the smile, be the love – be the reflection.

John 3:16 (NLT)…For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

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How To Live, Network and Grow Your Business Like a Champion Part 3

How To Live, Network and Grow Your Business Like a Champion Part 3

2 Timothy 1:7 NLT…For God has not given us a spirt of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.

We all desire the ability to think through difficult situations and provide the most fitting solution to our company problems. We’d love to be able to walk out of a long meeting feeling like a champ because in the midst of doubt and indecision we were able to facilitate our thoughts with the power of self-discipline. Well, God has given us this awesome ability of self-discipline and more. He has made wisdom, and sound thinking available to us in abundant proportions. God has granted us the ability to acquire internal peace and clarity during times of trouble. When our personal and business lives collide and we allow our nine to five troubles to have a negative affect our personal lives – then we must re-evaluate and re-condition our minds to filter and diffuse unwanted thoughts of negativity. This is important because our troubles at work can seriously affect our lives at home. If we fail to properly execute a healthy work – life balance, both work and life can make us feel ill with discontentment and frustration. However; when we allow God’s word to enlighten and inspire us to move forward with sound thinking, then we can become even more confident about our daily decision making while at work.

When adversity arrives it’s often a great idea to walk away and regain our clarity by turning to (2 Timothy 1:7) and recall that with God – we have the right and ability to sound thinking. When we operate with a sound mind, our leaders at work will recognize our cognitive and critical thinking skills that will place us in an advanced tier of thought and potential. We become a valuable asset and a person that can be trusted with much responsibility. When operating under the influence of self-discipline our teammates and co-workers will know that when a challenge is presented, we will not quiver and run but face it head on with a well thought out plan. When we fuse the gift of God’s love, power and sound thinking, we can become champions in any arena, corporation or network we desire to be a part of.

…With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26 (KJV)

This concludes my three part mini series on overcoming fear and growing your networks and business like a champion. Please take a moment and visit gonzalesmedia.com, and if you like what you see, then contact me for Social Media Marketing and SEO services that will help increase your online presence and most importantly your profits.

Jesus Gonzales - Marketing Consultant
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How To Live, Network and Grow Your Business Like a Champion Part 2

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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Jesus Gonzales - Marketing Consultant
Jesus Gonzales – Marketing Consultant

How To Live, Network and Grow Your Business Like a Champion

How To Live, Network and Grow Your Business Like a Champion

As each of us start out on our personal journey to fulfill a lifelong dream, there are certain to do list items that must be marked off before we can make this life changing leap of faith. Here’s my version of a so called to do list for your life: First we need a plan of attack, next, we need some sort of emotional and dream support from either a person, group or mentor that possesses a relentless mindset and positive vibe. Most successful entrepreneurs, athletes and authors have one thing in common and that is a mindset of a champion. A person who has the mindset of a champion knows that there is no quit – no wavering and most importantly no fear! It is through our faith in Christ that we can believe and take action in our belief that we can and will be successful in every endeavor.

So how do we do that? Well, what I’d like to do is simply offer a few words of encouragement and hopefully provide some insight that will help you on your journey. During my next few blog posts I will be referencing from my own experiences as well as unknown and well known authors who have published books, articles and blogs, however, none more important than the living word of God. I want nothing more than to see each of us succeed in every endeavor that we venture into. As I planned and prepared for this piece – all I could think about is you. All of you that would take the time to read and reflect about your own ambitions, perspective and attitudes. I want this to be about you and growing your network, businesses and communities. I want to look back a year from now and know that somehow, someway I was able to make a difference even if it was in the smallest way.

As we all know a life in business is very complex. We have dreams and visions of what life could be like when we close on the deal of a lifetime. We dream of the moment of when we have the status and label of success. However, when that big deal doesn’t get done or is taking a little longer than we expected, our minds begin to wonder and are consumed with thoughts of doubt and fear. The fear that sets in can be devastating to our success, simply put – fear takes our dreams and squeezes the life out of them. Fear can leave us feeling empty and confused. If we want to overcome our fears and pursue a life of success than we must adopt the mindset of a champion and live life fearlessly. If you take a moment to read and receive the following scripture, you too can begin to experience a life without fear and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) says…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity- but of power, love and self-discipline.

According to 2 Timothy 1:7, fear is something that we shouldn’t possess. In place of fear, fill your hearts and minds with the word of God and remind yourself that you have the divine power of Christ living inside of you.

God’s power is the strength and courage that we need to carry out our plans, fulfill our dreams and overcome adversity. God has given us his power and the ability to go above and beyond our natural abilities. He is our champion and he is teaching us the ways of the warrior and in doing so, we won’t grow weak or weary. We’ll have the strength to overcome all fears and obstacles that may be in our way. God bless and stay humble and hungry – your success depends on it.

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Jesus Gonzales - Marketing Consultant
Jesus Gonzales – Marketing Consultant