Growing Your Business in a Recession

All of the recession talk has everyone worried.  The general public is spending more money on gas, food, and other goods and services.  Depending on what industry your business is in, you may be concerned that your business will stop growing.  Even if you are a B2B business, the endless supply chain issues, the higher freight, the impact of gas prices on your fleet, and other increased costs, may have you thinking about how you can cut back. You may be thinking how can I make my business recession proof?

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5 Tips for Parents of Graduates

300 feet. 2 seconds.

These numbers may not mean much to you, but if you were a pilot sitting on the deck of an aircraft carrier, they would mean a great deal.

300 feet. That’s the entire length of a runway in front of you. That’s all the distance available to take your plane from a dead stop to airborne, to gain enough speed and achieve enough lift to a safe takeoff. And it all has to happen in 2 seconds.

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit God in our Businesses

Today I want to talk to you about taking the limits off of God in your business. Christian entrepreneurs, quit tying God’s hands and take the limits off of what he can do along your entrepreneurial journey. Your current circumstances are not too big for God. The thing you’re dealing with, God has seen it before. There’s no recession that God hasn’t brought us out of. There’s not a business partnership that he can’t restore. There’s not a contract he can’t give favor to. However, you have to trust him and take the limits off of him. Limits are things that are bound or restrained or confined. A machine that can only produce 100 widgets in a day has reached its limit. A person that can only make 100 phone calls in a day has reached his limit.

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Don’t Make These Mistakes with Your Social Media Video

Have you opened your social media accounts today? If so, what caught your attention first?

Was it a puppy video? An influencer sharing about some product that they are “totally in love with and have an exclusive offer for”? Or was it a business doing a trending TikTok dance together? 

No matter what you saw, there’s a huge possibility that you consumed video content. Let’s read over a few stats on video content published to social media provided by Sprout Social. 

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Seeking Common Ground Rather than Standing Our Ground

In a recent book club exchange on a divisive social issue, a friend expressed frustration in trying to convince people of her position. She said, “I’ve tried talking to them and explaining how stupid they are, but they just don’t listen so I gave up.” With some humor, I expressed my surprise that her technique had not been effective. I wondered how often someone approaching her that way had been effective in changing her mind on something she cared deeply about. 

This example is far too representative of our world that has become increasingly divided. Sadly, the rhetoric has become extreme. The algorithms that determine what media we consume are designed to generate fury from the right and left, putting fuel on top of the deepening cultural and political dissonance. 

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What Service Does Your Business Provide to God?

In 2010, I prayed for God to help me find an office space for my company to move into. I was running the business out of my living room and I felt it was time to take a bold step of faith and move into an official location for my agency.

I specifically remember praying for and circling around a certain warehouse district that was close to my house. As you might guess, the Lord heard my prayers and brought me into a new season with a beautiful new office.

I was so grateful to God that I decided to dedicate my office to God and his work. I made a covenant with God to use my office for whatever he needed.

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Take Delight in the Lord

“Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
– Psalm 37:4 

It seems like a simple enough statement. All we have to do is love the Lord and He will provide us with everything we could ever want. 

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Bending the World to Your Will?

We’ve all read stories of people who have seemingly bent the world to their will.  Some believe that Cooper Kupp and Matt Stafford accomplished this in the last 10 minutes of the recent Superbowl LVI.  Many entrepreneurs fall prey to thinking that willing something into existence is a core mindset for leading a successful start-up.  Indeed, all who know anything about start-ups know that endurance and persistence are absolutely needed—but willed into existence?

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Struggling In Your Business? Try This Tactic to Turn Things Around.

Before I became born again, I discovered a spiritual world that wanted me to WIN, be rich, and have abundance. It was called “The Law of Attraction,” and I learned it from a book called The Secret. I was so fascinated with the concept that I bought the DVD, purchased books for my staff, and began sharing the enlightening idea with my friends.

I couldn’t contain myself from sharing it with everyone I encountered. It was like I had discovered the secret of life!

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Bind Thy Wandering Heart To Thee

Come Thou Fount is my favorite hymn. My fondness of it grows even deeper as I get older and continue my walk with Christ. I have it printed and hanging in my home. I’ve prayed through the verses more times than I can count. Almost every Christian could recite the most well-known verses, “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love.”

There are a million things in this life that fight for our time and attention, yet, there is only one that will give life, truth, and sweet joy. That one thing is Christ.

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