Updated: Jun 18
As a branding agency, I sometimes find myself in tough situations with arrogant clients who cause the creative process to turn heated and personal. Some of the clients are big companies or huge authorities in their space, so it’s easy to get intimidated.
I've also "gone to war" with my business partners, vendors, contractors, and occasionally an employee. At the moment, I felt justified in my actions, but I always end up the loser because I feel terrible for things I've said and done.
In 2014 I committed myself to learn how to control my anger, God's way. My outlet becomes my blog, Daily Godpreneur.
See, God has taught me over the years to respond to conflict by serving, not by throwing more heat on the fire or by putting on the boxing gloves. And my highest level of service has become this blog and the courses I teach. Many of my teachings result from conflicts that I needed to solve by studying God's Word.
We Christian entrepreneurs have been given the ability to do things differently from our sinful selves. We want to get even; God wants us to give mercy. We want to get revenge. God wants us to forgive. But how can we do that if we aren't studying the way Jesus was able to handle conflict?
The Bible says:
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. (James 1:22 NLT)
In my Daily Godpreneur Method, I teach that business and personal growth come from reading the word, sharing it, and applying the teaching to our own business lives.
First, you must always be able to see people through God's eyes and heart. You don't know if they are having marriage problems or financial issues, causing them to act in a way that seems irrational to you. Maybe the pressures of their business cause their thoughts to spin out of control. Maybe they don't have a relationship with God to outlet their own feelings.
Enter you and your ability to control yourself, and turn around and blog (journal) about it.
Let me share some blogs and courses I created because I conflicted, and blogging about it helped me through it and made me better because of it.