On Monday at 1pm Eastern, we’re going to be interviewing our good friend and acclaimed author, Perry Marshall. Perry is well-known in marketing circles for being the definitive guru for Google Adwords marketing (For a Free course in advertising success with Google Adwords, click the link). Perry is also known (and will soon be wider known) for not only defending, but scientifically proving the existence of intelligent design in creation. More to come about that in the future….
We wanted to reproduce an article for you that Perry wrote, which Matt and I believe is absolutely critical for Kingdom-minded entrepreneurs and business owners to understand. It’s your thoughts. In Phillipians 4:8, Paul says, “Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” (The Message)
Do you believe that your thoughts can affect your outcomes? Here’s what Perry’s perspective is, and that will be the basis of our discussion on Monday on The Renegade Christian Entrepreneur Radio Show
I don’t generally buy into conspiracy theories… but I do believe in cosmic episodes of stupidity and planned mass mediocrity.
The #1 conspiracy of the modern world is to choke your brain with sewage and kill your spirit with overwhelming feeling that you are small and insignificant and helpless.
I almost *never* watch the news. I figure if there’s something I absolutely have to know about, somebody will call me and tell me about it. That theory has worked pretty well so far.
But on Monday I was in a restaurant and CNN was on. Couldn’t help but gawk at the endless parade of catastrophes.
I know that CNN is “normal” to most “normal” people. But don’t forget, most normal people accomplish fairly little in their 70+ trips around the sun. Those of us who are going somewhere in life have better things to do than listen to relentless droning about 147 tragedies that we have no ability to solve.
Right now, especially with the Gulf oil spill, the world is AWASH in negativity.
You as an entrepreneur MUST fight this. Proactively. Because if you don’t it’ll kill your business, kill your sales, kill your dreams and everything you really care about.
Watching CNN while you eat breakfast is like visiting a cholera epidemic at a refugee camp and letting sick people drool on you. Then changing their bedpans and rubbing your eyes and licking your hands.
Listen up: The mass news media is NOT your friend.
They exist for the purpose of selling you fear, paranoia, and prescription drugs.
Not only must you protect yourself from the constant, incessant paralysis of depression, you need to combat it with your customers.
You need to tell them what’s GOOD. You need to greet them with a smile and with encouragement.
You need to talk about what’s HAPPENING.
You need to celebrate little tiny victories EVERY SINGLE DAY.
And… when you have a major victory in your life, you need to telegraph it to encouraging people who will celebrate it with you. Because GOOD NEWS is NEWS INDEED.