October 2018 - Archieve

Under the hood articles from the past.

Your Ministry and Your Career: The Altercations.

Your Ministry and Your Career: The Altercations. . 

Matthew worked for the Roman Internal
Revenue Service
Luke was a physician.
Paul was a lawyer
Peter was in the fishing industry
Priscilla and Aquila were in the hospitality business. 
These were their chosen careers, not their ministries. 

Sola sorinolu, succinctly quipped,  'It is erroneous to equate ministry with one's chosen career. You choose your career. You are chosen for the ministry. Your career is defined by your profession for which you are trained. Training may be necessary for ministry, but it does not equal ministry. 

Ministry is received in Christ and in Christ alone. Hence, Paul admonition to Archippus: "...Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfil it" Col.4:17. 
So what is your ministry? 

Your ministry is what you are involved in that engenders the teaching and preaching of the Gospel. It leads to salvation for the unsaved. Your ministry is that which brings spiritual growth and maturity to the saved. And every Christian has a ministry! Pursue your career. But ensure that you do all to fulfil your ministry. 

Your ultimate fulfilment will be based on how faithful you have been to your ministry. And not on whether you succeed at your career!'


Yours inspirationally, 


Most business owners and other entrepreneurs know that customer service is important, but they may not realize just how important. Building your business's reputation starts with customer service and ends with an amazing product or service. 

Here are 3 Lessons to learn in Customer Service:

1. Stand by your word: 
When you promise a customer great results, you better deliver. Customers rely on you to provide the results you have promised, particularly when you are supposed to be the expert in a given area. You want your customers to be able to trust you. So, when you tell them that you will have the project done by a certain date or that it can be done a certain way, be sure that you have given your customer realistic expectations. Along the same lines, be sure that if anything changes in your estimation, you communicate that to your client as soon as possible. Explain why this happened and what kind of impact this will have on the project as a whole. Ultimately, you want the customer to be completely satisfied so that your trustworthy reputation can grow (and you can get referrals).

2.Remain professional in every circumstance:
Regardless of your business model, your customers expect to be met with professionalism. Running your own business can be crazy, hectic, and downright stressful, but that is never an excuse to become unprofessional with a client. Your customer has very little sympathy for your other projects and obligations. To them, they are the only obligation that matters, and most customers want to be treated that way. You must make every effort to meet this expectation.

3. Take ownership of your mistakes:
Most customers realize that everyone is human, and everyone makes mistakes. While we want to avoid mistakes as much as possible, the truth is that eventually something will go wrong. When that happens, don't make excuses, make improvements. Own your mistakes. Admit that it happened, apologize when you are wrong, and take steps to correct the oversight. Explain to your customer what you plan to do to address the mistake. 

These tips may seem simple, but if followed faithfully would bring positive result.

See you at the top! 

BUSINESS TIP 02: Sell The Problem

As Ben Feldman rightly puts it, "Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do.” When you offer to solve a problem or fill a void, you are speaking the customers language. It’s the best way to get their attention. 

Try to imagine yourself in your customer’s shoes. In fact, if it’s shoes you’re offering, sell comfort and performance to customers tired of footwear that falls apart and leaves blisters. 
If you’re selling beverages, sell the feeling of renewal after a long day. 
When you do this, you involuntarily communicate concern and love for them. They see value instead of cost and they are then moved to buy your service or product. 

So henceforth, quit pushing products in the face of your customers, if you can't explain the benefits they stand to get, you would not only be losing sales but also your brand reputation would diminish. It's that serious. 

To your Success... Yours inspirationally, 
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