People might think I’m an extrovert that loves to go out and connect with people. Can I share a secret? I’m not a networking kinda guy….
Don’t get me wrong, I love to connect with people. I can meet a stranger at a party and by the time we leave, I’ve inspired that person to think differently.
However, do I PURPOSE to go out and connect? No. It’s just not in my nature to be intentional about it…yet.
We’re all made to serve our marketplaces, and we can certainly make a great impact without intentionally going out to connect with people, but connecting with others is PARAMOUNT to building a Christian personal brand.
We can’t build a personal brand without being…personable.
We can’t be personable if….we’re not intentionally stepping out of our comfort zone to connect with others.
God has so many great opportunities lined up for our calling, but He’s going to bring that about through us connecting with others.
Who we connect with today will change the blog posts and videos and testimonial stories we share tomorrow!
The Bible tells a great story of how one man’s intentional desire to connect with others changed the course of history!
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him. (Matthew 4:23-25 NIV)
Jesus’s ascension from obscurity to authority started when he connects with people around Galilee and recruits his first disciples who begin to travel with him and eventually form the core of the early Church. The next scene is Jesus connecting with more people, healing the sick, more people find out and come to where he’s at, and the rest is history.
Jesus didn’t start out like a rockstar preacher. He was called to this, but he wasn’t the authority on the scene…yet.
Jesus had a plan to reach out to anyone who would give him a chance to share his newfound ministry. Jesus’s decision to connect didn’t just change his story; it changed history. You see, Jesus was 12 connections away from altering the course of his humanity. And those connections became the 12 disciples that started the Christian church you call home today.
You may be one podcast interview away from changing your story. Any opportunities that come your way, paid or not, that are anywhere near to being relevant to your personal development, take it. God is lining connections up for you on your personal brand journey.
We’re one friend away from a better client. You’re one reader away from your next business partner. You’re one conversation away from getting a coaching client. You’re one mentor away from understanding your gifts and becoming a better Christian business influencer.
Let’s be intentional about connecting with the right people. On the same coin, who do we need to DISCONNECT with to open up space for God’s connections?