Preparation. It’s important. But it’s also WORK! But if you love it, you’ll do anything for it! Consider the case of the duck hunter.
- Selecting the right gun and choke
- Selecting the right ammunition
- Learning the law
- Registering the boat and getting it ready
- Selecting and maintaining the motor
- Scouting the lake
- Building the blind
- Duck call
- Learning to use a duck call
- Proper attire
- Obtaining required licenses
- Full choke, modified, improved cylinder
- 6 vs 7.5
- Gun safety
- Target practice
Know. Grow. Show. GO!!!
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
But there is a victim. Not physically, but psychologically
Cultural Strategy – Taking the edge off:
Righteous Indignation – agreeing with God
Proverbs 12:16 – Fools show their annoyance at once,
but the prudent overlook an insult.
James 1:19 – Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
Ephesians 4:26-27 – “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
Romans 12:19-21 –
19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
The thin veneer of surface tension
Corporate Worship & Praise
There’s a lot of talk in sales and motivational circles about the “elevator pitch”.
Well, the idea is that you should be able to:
- introduce yourself to a stranger
- get them interested, or at least curious, about your product or service
- either give them your business card, but preferably get theirs
All within the time it takes for an elevator trip from one floor to another. That takes practice. That takes commitment. Most of all, that takes guts!