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- Using LinkedIn to Restore Business Relationships
I graduated from Cornell University in 2003. I'm lucky to be part of the generation that embraced social media because I can stay connected to friends that I had many great memories with. What's amazing is that now we're older, wiser, and thriving (hopefully) in our careers. Things would be different now if we connected on a professional level. Enter: LinkedIn The reality is that relationships die through neglect. If someone isn't living or working with us, communication isn't happening so the connections break. LinkedIn gives us the opportunity to restore once-thriving relationships through a relatively easy communication platform. God designed us to communicate with each other. God himself is a communicator, talking to us through the Bible, Jesus, and other Christians in our lives. This communication is what builds our relationship with God. This example God gives us is to show us that restoring a relationship starts with restoring communication. The Bible says For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) You can use LinkedIn to restore business relationships you haven't done business with in years. Look up some old clients and talk over situations, discuss industry thoughts, and open up a dialogue about anything. This is part of the business relationship dynamic. We shouldn't expect others to reach out to us; we have to be the ones to do it first because God has CALLED us to do it. Loving others is part of our greatest commandment. We Godpreneurs have to be the ones to bring relationships with past clients into right standing again, and LinkedIn is a great place to start! To read more articles on LinkedIn, click here. #AttractingRightClients
- How Would Jesus Approach LinkedIn?
Some of my most successful clients had a terrible LinkedIn presence when I first started working with them. I wouldn't have known that their company was ultra-successful because their LinkedIn made it seem like they weren't worth trying to get in touch with. We can't judge someone on LinkedIn solely on their profile (or lack of profile) because we might be missing a great opportunity! As Christian entrepreneurs, we're called to show love and respect for all and not judging people our businesses come in contact with. The Bible says Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” (John 7:24) When you're tempted to look at someone's profile only from the lens of what you "expect" a successful connection to look like, remember that they might not consider LinkedIn as important as you do, you can't make an informed decision about someone without personally connecting with them, and don't penalize someone for not having their LinkedIn skills altogether. Great relationships develop on LinkedIn when choosing to approach the community with love and grace (like Jesus would). To read more articles on LinkedIn, click here. #AttractingRightClients #RelationshipBuilding
- Great learning app from Google
It has marketing lessons you can take wherever and whenever you have 5 minutes free. http://g.co/primer I always encourage my entrepreneurs to find and stay in monthly marketing courses and mastermind groups.
- I Don’t Believe in Marketing Anymore
I’m at a point in my understanding of business that I don’t believe in marketing anymore. Of course we know about it, they spend 66 cents our of every dollar they get in marketing it right back to you. But, marketing works. Instead of marketing, I believe in being MARKED BY GOD. Godpreneur Rule #28: You don’t need marketing if you’ve been marked by God.
- How to Align Your Business with Your Niche Calling
Do you ever feel frustrated that you know you have this gift – this calling to do something – but you’re not doing it? You may have even created a plan and put some things together, but you haven’t pressed play. The area between where you’re at now and where God has called you to be is called unrealized potential. This “grey area” is what’s causing a misalignment in your life. If you don’t do something about it, your integrity takes a hit and you’ll continue to feel frustrated in life. However, there are things we can be doing STARTING TODAY that can bring us back into alignment. When I work with entrepreneurs before launching their businesses, I take my time to help them discover a very specific niche problem to solve. I do this because it helps me create a better logo and website. However, I do it more because it helps me guide the entrepreneur towards alignment with their calling. If the person I’m helping is feeling confused or frustrated, they won’t be ready to launch. But if I can help them choose a niche, we’ll have a strong foundation. Think about the concrete foundation of a very tall building. A foundation has integrity when its purpose, its design, its build, and its use are aligned. Said another way, to have integrity a foundation must be designed, laid out and constructed for a specific purpose—and it must actually be used toward that purpose. We can count on a foundation like that, even to bear the heavy and important load of a tall building, because all its existence is in alignment. Although we entrepreneurs are infinitely more complex and wondrous than the concrete foundation of a building, we also need alignment in our business life to have that kind of integrity. Deciding on a niche is like building our business on a strong foundation. And God wants to build a great thing upon the foundation of our calling. He has designed and built us for a specific purpose in entrepreneurship. The Bible says "I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere". (Ephesians 4:12 MSG) The Apostle Paul urged followers to pursue their calling, stop delaying, AND to make sure the path they were on was the correct one. God gave you spiritual gifts and natural talents and a heart that has been shaped with a unique passion to solve a specific problem in the marketplace. You’ve been shaped from birth by your individual journey. Therefore, your purpose, your design, and the way you were built will always align. God did that already. However, you choose you’ll use what God created. If we entrepreneurs search and ask to discover and listen to what God had in mind for us when He dreamt us up and knit us together in our mother’s womb – and then allow ourselves to be used in the way he intended, we bring our business lives into alignment. But, if we don’t make this recognition and do the discovery work to get to the place of making a decision on what niche we were called to do, we strike out on our own. That’s our choice. We’re choosing to follow the world’s desires or our fears, and we commit ourselves to run businesses out of alignment. Imagine if we all started small and practical and just decided on one little niche – a very small problem to solve for an extremely specific group of people – and moved forward with that idea. Let’s pick a product or service that requires our unique skills and abilities, our unique spiritual gifts, and our unique passion to right a wrong we’ve identified. Decide on a niche that’s significant. Don’t wait. Get going on it. #BuildMyPersonalBrand #TargetMarket&Niche
- 10 Inspirational Bible Verse Accounts to Follow on IG
Simultaneously, these inspirational Christian accounts are ministering to people from all around the world. The message of the Gospel is spread in social media; you should check them out! From those you know to those you should, here’s a look at some Christian accounts to follow for getting daily bible verses and Godly inspiration. Trust us, you should definitely follow them. Think someone else should have made the list? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Daily Devotional Verses @daily_devotional_verses Sharing beautiful bible verses every day 🙏 💕 Follow at https://www.instagram.com/daily_devotional_verses/?hl=es-la Posts of the Lord @postsofthelord Daily inspiration for Christians Follow at https://www.instagram.com/postsofthelord/ Christian Worship Channel @christian_worship Sharing God’s truth with the world. Follow at https://www.instagram.com/christian_worship/ Jesus Centric @jesuscentric 🎯 Jesus at the center of it all. 📖 Daily Bible and DailyDevotion ✉ Follow at https://www.instagram.com/jesuscentric/ Proverbs 31 Ministries @proverbs31ministries Bringing God’s peace, perspective, and purpose to today’s busy woman. Follow at https://www.instagram.com/proverbs31ministries/ Christ Family @jesuschristfamily Through Jesus Christ, we are ALL Family… Follow at https://www.instagram.com/jesuschristfamily/ Daily Bible Verses @daily_bibleverses Just sharing great photos with great scriptures Follow at https://www.instagram.com/daily_bibleverses/ Bible Lock Screens™ App @biblelockscreens Jesus ✝ Daily Bible Encouragement Follow at https://www.instagram.com/biblelockscreens/ Bibles x Coffee @biblesandcoffee Jesus + Art May your coffee be strong & your faith be stronger © Los Angeles, CA • Just trying to make the world more colorful ♥🍋🍉🎨☀🌸 #biblesxcoffee Follow at https://www.instagram.com/relevantentrepreneur/ God’s Motivations™ @godsmotivations. We are a non-profit Christian community, we help businesses by promoting their product/services. 📱 Follow at https://www.instagram.com/godsmotivations/ #MarketingMyServices
- 3 Ways God Reveals the Exact Niche Our Business Should Be In
I’ve changed my process, target market, and niche too many times to count. I even created a new page on my website to target that market specifically.
- Struggling to Pick a Niche in Business? Here are 2 Obvious Clues from God.
Before knowing anything about Christ, I’ve had a marketing and branding agency. Your heart was made to notice, to care, to move more for certain people (target market) and certain needs (niche problem to solve): when their needs are met, your heart is satisfied; when they aren’t, your heart hurts with their heart. They think because they have a license to service the entire state of Florida, that everyone is their target market.
- Why Christians Should Focus on Branding more than Marketing
We need some marketing magic, something new and huge and… amazing. The problem is this: marketing magic is just an exaggeration of the ordinary. No marketing. We get excited when we hear of new marketing techniques. (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV) Do not be seduced by a false marketing perspective.
- Launching Your “Calling” During Quarantine – 10 Tips
Hi Godpreneurs, As I connect with more of you on my Twitter and Facebook, it’s obvious this Coronavirus craze has been taking over our entire attention span and resources as business owners. It has turned many of our business plans upside down. Amonst my own inner circle of Christian business owners, we’ve gone from insecurity to fear, then panic, helplessness, recalibrating, and finally to damage forecasting and praying for this to pass already! However, if we live in fear, we could miss out on all the BENEFITS that can come from this season of retreat. The biggest one is that, overnight, the entire world went to ONLINE EDUCATION. And now businesses were forced to have a REMOTE working strategy, which was already beneficial even before all of this. Also, many new opportunities for collaborations are popping up as there’s a new sense of urgency to come up with creative solutions to run their businesses. Even through all the challenges of the Coronavirus, as Christians, we don’t live in the spirit of fear. The Bible says For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7) What if God wants to use this time for the business world to rise up to new levels of love and self-control? It seems like overnight, most of us have been given back one of our most valuable resources – time. What if God wants us to draw closer to him in order to develop better time management habits so we can step closer into the business He created us to do? Time is a wonderful gift from God if you know how to use it wisely. Take the #QuarantineTimeChallenge I’ve launched a campaign to inspire Christian entrepreneurs worldwide to take this #QuarantineaTime to re-start, re-build, and re-engineer the Business God Created You to Start! During this time, let’s discover what you could do with all this season of time God as given us in order to jumpstart your business ideas: 1. Launch Your Personal Website Check out www.alexmiranda22.com. It’s basically my online resume. I believe all entrepreneurs need one of these, regardless if you plan on becoming a personal brand later. I think this has become as necessary and fundamental as a business card. Essentially, it’s an online business card. You can go to www.wix.com/templates/personal-brand and see that there are so many you can choose from and have yours up and running in no time. This is a fabulous opportunity to stop for a moment and document your entrepreneurial journey and ventures. This will motivate you to carry on. 2. Finally, update your portfolio, case studies, and client spotlights I know I’m not alone when I say that I could be doing a much better job at showing off my client work and spotlighting client success stories. It frustrates me to no end that, even as a branding agency, I do a terrible job at keeping up with my portfolio. I’m sure you’ve also been looking for some spare time to update your website portfolio. Me and my team are going to look through all our folders and uncover every project we’ve been working on lately, freshen up our portfolio design, and pack into it all the experience that we’ve have gathered. Regardless of your industry, if you take time to document your case studies, you’ll be opening some new doors for your business. Remember that every case is a story. You should give a background, what the challenge was, and how you came alongside to bring success to your client. Here’s a good example Doctor Transformational Success Story Branding Agency Case Study 3. Offer to help, NOT SELL. Here’s how. The other day I sent an email out with ideas for my clients on things they can be doing while under #QuarantineTime. I wasn’t selling anything. In fact, my email said “reply to me and I’ll help you brainstorm ideas for your business.” I've seen other coaches offer free 20-minute strategy sessions. And I've seen some companies open up their online courses for FREE during this time, offering a 2-month coupon. Since many people will be restructuring and rethinking, now is a good time to HELP your customers think outside the box. Get on social media or open up a mass email and invite your clients and prospects to take advantage of you. Get on the phone, jump into some chats, and keep engaging! Even if you don’t see how it could turn into a sale, now is the time to SHOW SOME LOVE. When we love and serve others, we’re being like Christ. When we’re like Christ, we make ourselves BLESSABLE by God. And when we’re bless-able, God is able to do MORE through us and He’ll provide more too! 4. Redesign Your Website, Business Processes, or Services Don’t like your website? Not happy with how you handle customer orders? Need to re-think your service offering? All of these things affect your BRAND IMAGE, and now is a perfect time to work on those. My company will be redesigning our website over the next month. I’m also pressing play on some initiatives to launch some new products. Spend some time redesigning or re-engineering your business. Do something NEW that you’ve always wanted to do. 5. Time to Learn What You’ve Always Been Telling Yourself to Learn For me, I’ve always known that I need to learn about Facebook ads. It’s just been eating me alive for YEARS that I haven’t gotten into it. This #QuarantineChalllenge is going to be when I finally dive deeper into them. You’ve got some books stacked up. There’s a couple of online courses you have bookmarked. Now you have the time to sit down and learn. I suggest digging deeper into topics relevant to your industry. Sharpen your toolkit. PRO TIP: Jump on LinkedIn and share with the business world what you’re learning. People will start to see you as an expert. 6. Teach and Share Your God-Given Knowledge I started www.DailyGodpreneur.com because I was studying the Bible for everything about entrepreneurship and blogging about my experiences. My desire to SHARE KNOWLEDGE is what’s helped me build up the following I have. This #QuarantineChallenge is your opportunity to invite others into conversations with you so you can show them what you’re capable of. Do you know how to coach mom’s into helping their babies fall asleep? Then share your knowledge! Do you know how to cook a healthy meal for your kids? Then share your knowledge. Are you a Facebook ads guru at your job? Then share your knowledge. Share cases studies or projects you’ve been working on. Talk about what God has been showing you on this journey. Give insight into things you’re researching. Let others know about the books you’re reading or TedTalks you’re watching. 7. Start a Blog, Write a Book (I’ll Show You How) I have over 650 blog posts written at www.DailyGodpreneur.com. The reason I have so many is because I figured our a formula. Have you wanted to start a blog or write a book? This is a perfect time to get that going! But writing a book is such a huge task! However, writing it section by section is not. The formula is 3 blog posts become 1 chapter 3 chapters become 1 section 3 sections become 1 book If you do the math, that’s 27 blog posts becomes 1 book. Cool, right? Watch my free webinar here where I go into a little more detail. 8. Organize the Entrepreneurs of Your Church My church switched to an ‘online church’ model because of the Coronavurus quarantine. This means all the ministry’s have also moved online. Think about putting together an online mastermind of other Christian entrepreneurs where you guys can all share your experiences. Get with the business owners of your church and share tips of what’s working now. Let’s all feed off of each other. This is a time to make new friends and connections. Even though we can’t see each other phtlysically, we have zoom! We can still collaborate. Start building more community. Now is the time…now more than ever! 9. Build a Community by Launching a Contest or Challenge When the quarantine started happening, I got with my team to launch the #QuarantineChallenge out of nowhere. I had never done anything like it. It was totally out of the blue! What can you come up with to get community involvement? I’ve seen so many things popping up where groups are coming together for so many reasons. Launch a contest or start a Facebook or LinkedIn group. When this is all over, the community will always remember you for leading and giving the way you did. 10) LAUNCH A NEW BUSINESS! What if this is the moment for you to finally launch your coaching business? What if now is the time to start your consulting firm? What if you could FINALLY start your freelance graphic design career? There are so many possibilities! Join the #QuarantineChallenge to finally start the business God created you to start! Click here. This is a time to THINK INSIDE THE BOX of what God has created you for. Now that you’re in the box, focus on your calling. I want to help guide you. Join me at the challenge. And please take care. Alex Miranda #LaunchingMyBusiness
- Time to (re)Evaluate Your Identity?
I’m constantly second-guessing my moves…in pursuit of an identity that pleases the market.