Updated: Jan 29, 2021
There are certain people I don't want to be associated with on LinkedIn. I either ignore their connection or block their accounts from seeing mine.
There are four kinds of business connections on our entrepreneurial journey:
those who multiply
those who divide
those who add
those who subtract
We know the relationships that add to our work life, and the connections that multiply our joy for business are easy to identify (hopefully me → Daily Godpreneur on LinkedIn). This network of people makes us better.
However, the Bible teaches us to guard our hearts and be very cautious of the bad apples in the business world that diminish us and cause us harm. We literally have to RUN away from them.
The Bible says
"Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
Your connection to abusive and angry business people will put you in peril, and you will become less than who you should be. Networking with these people lessens your feelings of self-worth, subtracts from the happiness of being in your calling, and divides the effectiveness of your purpose-focused approach to LinkedIn.
Simply put: be careful who you're connected to and what groups you spend your time in. Those who do not increase your calling inevitably will decrease your purpose.
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