According to my social media feeds, people are becoming more and more concerned. Fuel prices, shortages and distribution issues have thrown us into a full economic crunch. I've been saying for the past 20+ years that we're in another "Great Depression," people just didn't realize it because of the debt they've been living on and all the 'stuff' surrounding them.
I stick to my belief on this issue. No matter the statistics, which are often riddled with assumptions, pre-conceived ideas and agendas, people have been running around doing their level best to keep their heads above water.
I haven't looked it up, but it sure seems there are fewer and fewer stay at home moms, and even fewer without some kind of home-based business, whether they work outside the home or not.
In her book, Flamingo Marketing, she helps you transform your mindset to "God is the Owner and I am the CEO" business strategy. This mindset puts the business plan into a completely different perspective.
As with most of Katie's books, Flamingo Marketing is formatted with actual work to do. By the time you finish the book, you will have action steps in process for your business. It's also a book you will want to reference time and again as you work through the process of updating your mindset and renew your mind.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
1. You have a unique message others need to hear.
I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:23
2. The reality is there is no new normal
The concept of normal has always been allusive. Normal is not set by peers, community or society. We each set that in our own minds when we compare ourselves, unhealthily to others. Rather, we should be comparing our walk today by how we've grown through our past. In business, sharing that growth with others is how we share the message God has put in us.
3. You will grow your faith as you grow your business
Katie encourages, "It is going to be obvious by the light in your eyes, by the love in your heart, by the care of your service and the value you offer that you are different."
...And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
Bonus: Be like a Flamingo
Join me. Stand apart. Be one of those "Peculiar" people and share your unique message while helping your family stand firm in these tumultuous times.
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine... Exodus 19:5
What about you?
If not... What message have you been holding on to? Are you afraid to bring it out into the open? Share your "dream" job or business with me in the comments.