December 31, 2008
As we’re about to flip the calendar on another new year that God has provided us, I want to offer you one of the simpler, more powerful tools that we here at Kingdom Calling apply. We call it, as others have, the Be-Do-Have Mentality test. It’s a poignant example of how powerful simply changing your perspective can be.
The Be-Do-Have mentality vs the Have-Do-Be mentality. Read the rest of this entry »
December 30, 2008
The people that work their way through the Kingdom Calling Process vary widely. Sure, they share a belief in Christ as our Savior, and a responsibility to live their lives as God would have them. But our clients come from different backgrounds, have differing financial resources, take varying amounts of time to go through our process. And, of course, each has a different path they need to follow.
Yet at the end of our process, most will have become the steward of their finances that we all set out to make them. Most will have achieved a level of financial success and freedom – in dollars and ability to put them to work – they would have never thought possible. Read the rest of this entry »
December 29, 2008
1. The Path
2. Soul Purpose Activator
3. The Castle/Moat Blueprint
4. Protection/Production Stage
5. The Abundance Accelerator
Kingdom Calling’s methodology for converting our clients’ finances from haphazard, to focused and ready for purposeful use following each individual’s calling is carefully designed. Read the rest of this entry »
December 26, 2008
So far we’ve discussed 4 of the 7 ordered steps we at Kingdom Calling take our clients through to realize proper financial stewardship for those prepared to answer their special and unique calling from God. So far, each of these steps has been preparatory. Each follows the last to lend perspective, aid in clarity, and teach about financial realities.
Its now, at stage 5, The Abundance Accelerator, that we prompt those in our system to act. Because now they’re ready to act in accord with their path, and with a truer knowledge of what will actually work best for them. Read the rest of this entry »
December 24, 2008
Stage 4 of 7: The Protection/Production Continuum Stage.
Much of what is taught by the financial media and most financial planners is false. The reason is that the financial institutions spend billions educating all of those giving the education and that information usually sounds correct and intelligent. No one ever stops to notice that the wealthy and these same institutions do exactly the opposite of what us commoners are taught to do. The result is that we go through life believing many things to be absolute truth because we’ve heard them so many times, when in reality, it is simple to show and prove that they are not true in real life.
Money is not Math, and Math is not Money. They work very differently and yet most financial wisdom given does not take this into account. Read the rest of this entry »
December 23, 2008
We’ve been discussing the 7 stages to get to proper financial stewardship. Today we’ll concern ourselves with stage 3: the Castle/Moat Blueprint.
Great castles of the middle ages had two things in common. To protect their glorious, high-rising structures, kings would dig a moat around them, and enclose them within an armor of high, strong walls. We at Kingdom Calling employ this same principle for our clients, and recommend anyone on the road to financial stewardship for God do the same.
Most people are focused on building pretty castle turrets, but they forget the walls and the moat that make the the castle turrets possible. A strong foundation to your plan is essential. We discuss every area of protection: insurance, legal arrangements such as wills & trusts, and corporate structures, and cash reserves. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have big holes in their protection when we first met. Often they have made decisions in a hurry, based on too little education, or based on price…often all three. It is often possible for you to have a far greater level of protection at a smaller cost, simply by educating yourself. Read the rest of this entry »
December 19, 2008
At Kingdom Calling, we take an individualized approach with each person or couple to help you gain clarity in this most important of questions: what is your Soul Purpose? What does God want for your life? This is the second of the seven stages needed to learn financial stewardship in line with your life’s calling. Read the rest of this entry »
December 18, 2008
As I mentioned, the first of the seven stages of the process to financial stewardship is understanding the right plan or general thinking about your finances.
The key to remember: we(like banks and other financial institutions) need to focus on now rather than hoarding for “someday”. When we are focused on cash flow, everything that we are stewarding is focused on now. We are able to react immediately in any way that God calls us. If He calls us to give a large amount of money to some person, charity, or cause, we have the cash flow to put towards this. We are not stuck in the position that most find themselves of feeling like they have to dig into their hoarded wealth, afraid that by giving it away they will not have enough. Read the rest of this entry »
December 16, 2008
(continued from yesterday’s post):
After stages one through three, The Kingdom Calling Process continues into what we call The Protection/Production Continuum stage, where we ask: “How do you do due diligence?”
Most people, when looking at an investment opportunity, have few to no tools or strategies to help them decide if they should go forward with an investment. They ask a few questions and see who else is doing it, but in the end their decision usually comes down to trusting the person who’s making the recommendation without any real sense that this particular product is truly right for them. Read the rest of this entry »
December 15, 2008
Being the steward of your finances, and by extension, your life, in a way that enables you to follow God’s calling, happens best by following a 7 stage process. Each step allows you to take the next, so at the end of the process you understand your path, and the way sound financial stewardship opens your life to it. Read the rest of this entry »