We sat with our team only 30 days ago and said ‘even if we do not have a single cent come into this campaign are we willing to Do It Again?’. We said it with some ‘lack of faith’ and a little, tiny bit of fear at the time. And we all resounded YES!!
Because i think one of the fun things about a launch is the innovation that you dig deep for when you actually have to begin with nothing. So this week i made my own radio ads .. Yes I made them myself! I recorded into my phone and I edited and added music, and compressed and sent off to the radio station!
i think our team is doing that everywhere. And even when money comes in, i do not want to stop that innovative atmosphere.
Innovator. One who recognizes opportunities and organizes resources to take advantage of the opportunity.
Imagination in launching and succeeding with new business ventures.
Someone who is willing to assume the responsibility, risk and rewards of starting and operating a business.
An entrepreneur is someone who assumes the financial risk of beginning and managing a new venture. The venture can be based on a totally new idea, a new way of doing something, a new location, or attempting something no one else has done before.
An entrepreneur -derived from the French words ‘entre’ (ie: enter) and ‘prendre'(ie: take)- is, in its most general sense, a person who creates or starts a new project, opportunity, or venture.
AN ARTISAN KNOWS HOW TO TAKE SOMETHING AND MAKE IT OUT OF NOTHING
That’s what artisans do!
That’s what innovators do!
That’s what entrepreneurs do!
That’s what church planters do!
That’s what launchers do!
Proverbs 31:13 She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it].
14 She is like the merchant ships loaded with foodstuffs; she brings her household’s food from a far [country].
(She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises)
I have always loved what the Proverbs 31 woman does … she SEEKS out material to work with and develop.
Who is it that you can seek out the gold in and work with them?
What is the normal everyday materials (like wool and flax were to this woman) and what can you use in your everyday life and make the trade …
Normal for exotic.Without going anywhere!!
MAY THE ENTRUSTED NORMALITY OF YOUR LIFE BECOME EXOTIC .. SO THAT THE EXOTIC BECOMES OUR NEW NORMAL
A launch is about the normal .. and just taking it further.
So a few keys:
Identify what is your normal not someone else’s (do not compare normal on social media)
Look at your normal innovatively (with fresh eyes in this launch season)
Give yourself permission for pleasure (what can you do to spice up your everyday life?)
Make an exchange by grace .. trade the normal for the exotic by grace