Monday, May 23, 2011

Press Release - Anointed Press Graphics, Inc.

Anointed Press Graphics, Inc. • Anointed Press Publishers

Established 2003 • •

At Anointed Press Graphics and Anointed Press Publishers, they offer complete services from custom graphics and book publishing to printing, folding and finishing.

This printing company can be relied upon to handle logo and graphic designs, NCR forms, annual reports, business cards, forms, envelopes and letterhead, programs for anniversaries and funerals, T-shirt screen printing, wedding invitations as well as fax, copy and notary services. Anointed Press Publishers, a division of Anointed Press Graphics, is a one-stop self-publishing company, providing all publishing services from beginning to end. They specialize in helping you publish your book the way you want it to be published.

Count on them, located in Cheltenham at 11191 Crain Highway, phone (301) 782-2285. Whether you have a book to be published or are in need of other printing services, you’ll be amazed at the way they do business.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Setting Goals For Your Life and Business

Proverbs 29:18 – “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” You will only live out to the degree you see yourself and your business and/or ministry. Having a vision for your life, business and ministry will cause you to persist against the odds and keep you focus throughout your journey.

Once you get the vision for the direction you want to take your life and/or business, ministry; then it’s time to set goals so you can obtain the vision. Goal setting is a powerful brainstorming process of thinking about the ideals for your future and it motivates you to turn the vision into your reality.

Q: Have you ever felt like it was more inside of you than what you are doing right now? Or do you find yourself starting one thing just to stop and take up another? A lot of times, we can feel like we’re in a drift or a rut because we don’t take the time to think or brainstorm about what we want; therefore making no goals for ourselves. We pray, but we never sit still enough to hear the direction from the Lord concerning our life and/or business.

Psalm 16:11 says, “Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” And Psalm 25:4 says, “Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.”

As we discipline ourselves to sit still before the Lord, He will begin to reveal His purpose, plans, direction and secrets to us pertaining our lives as well as the direction of your business and ministry. Allow me to go through a few tips on setting goals and keeping them.

Goals are a list of things you want to achieve in a set time to bring about the desired vision. Let’s Begin:

1. To take at least 5-10 minutes a day to BRAINSTORM on what you would like to achieve in your business, ministry and for your personal life. Ask the Lord for His direction and begin to let your mind ponder and visualize.

2. Write down what you see and what you hear. They may be big targets; but that’s OK because those targets must be broken down to smaller obtainable targets.

3. Make sure when you word your targets, they are positive statements and not negative ones. Exp: Be a good parent… vs… Don’t be a bad parent. See the difference, you want to remain positive and open with your goals.

4. Prioritize your goals according to the importance. Ask yourself, what is the most urgent thing on your list you want to see come to pass. Mind you, I didn’t say, “what’s the most attainable.” You don’t want to limit yourself or let your fears get in the way of your desires.

5. Write it all down. No goal is too silly to write down. This list is between you and your Heavenly Father. Hab 3 says, “…write the vision and make it plain, so he that readeth it can run with it…” So write it down, having it in your head/mind isn’t going to work.

6. Be precise. Give the date you want to accomplish it, time, amount etc., so you can measure your progress. Then you will truly find satisfaction as you begin to reach them one by one. Also it will allow you to regain focus if you find yourself slipping.

7. Keep day-to-day goals small and realistic. You don’t want to frustrate yourself and quit. Ultimately, you are working toward reaching the greater vision.

As I close, be reminded that goals should be related to performance and not the outcome. The reason why is because your performance in how you begin to make the changes and necessary adjustments in your life, business/ministry will far outlast the initial outcome.

Keep tweaking your goals until you reach your desired vision. Applaud yourself along the way when you obtain the goals you are setting; this always motivates you to do more. If you find the goal was too easy; make it harder the next time and if you find the goal was too hard; then make it a little easier next time.
Finally, I will end with this statement… The level of your achievement will be in direct alignment with your level of commitment. Stay focus and watch the doors open that only God can open because of your diligence.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tips & Strategies on Building Your Business

The last time I wrote, I talked about the importance for understanding the reasons why you went into business. Now I want to talk to about the difference between an entrepreneur and someone who treats their business like a hobby. The only difference between the two is the mindset.

Your mindset is like the steering wheel that causes your car to go in direction that you point it. If you turn your wheel to the left, your car will go to the left. Well our mindsets is just as critical to how we run our business and the direction we want to take our business.

The reason why the mindset is so important is because it is YOU. When you come to the table, you also bring your fears, dreams, apprehensions, inadequacies, disappointments, etc. into the business. It is imperative that as you are building your business, you also build yourself.

Please allow me to list a few mindsets that are crucial to the success of any business.

1. Calculated Risk Taker – is a person who is not afraid to step out and take a chance. This person doesn’t look at past failures to determine the success of present opportunities. They pursue opportunities based on what their inner man is saying; even if it doesn’t match their reality.

2. Self-Motivated – is a person who doesn’t look for people or things around them to get them going. They are excited about the vision and the work that goes along with the vision. This person does what needs to be done because they see the bigger picture.

So in light of the two mindsets we just discussed; are there some areas in your life that needs to be adjusted. Ask yourself, do I allow the economy and things going on around me to dictate the decisions I need to make in my business and for my business? When it comes to growing your business, not only do you have to be motivated; but it is imperative to be able to take risk.

When it comes to expanding your business and/or growing your business, it will never look like the right time. In fact, you will feel led to move in different directions at what seemingly is the worst time. But you must develop the mindset of being a calculated risk taker and what the blessings unfold in your business.

On the next blog, we will discuss more mindsets that needs to be developed in order to grow your business beyond a hobby.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

What Kind of Weapon Are You?

When I think of the word weapon, I think of something that has the ability to damage and/or kill. Military, police officers, high end government officials, secret service officers all use weapons to protect and to engage in war when necessary. Drug dealers, thieves, robbers and gangs also use weapons for destruction and violence.

Weapons have been around for a long time, even in the Bible days, they used jabbers, swords, knives, bow and arrows, etc. Weapons are also used to hunt their prey, to provide food for us when we go to the store to purchase. So as you see, one word “weapon” can be used in so many different manners.

2 Corinthians 10:3 tells us that although we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. That means as a Believer, we are not to handle our problems and things that come up in our lives, the same way the world handles their problems. Vs 4 tells us that the weapons of our warfare are NOT carnal. That means, the weapons of our conflict are not physical. They are not the same physical weapons that we’ve talked about earlier, which are the one people use in the world.

If you are a believer, God has given us other weapons that we are to use to engage in war. I’m sure if you are like me, you can’t even fathom how God’s weapon could compare to the weapons in the world; but let’s look at several scriptures to see that what God has given us is far powerful and more effective to destroy the works of the enemy.

Ephesians 6:17 – says we are to take the sword of the spirit, which is the Word of God. The Word is symbolized as a sword. The same sword that was used in the Old Testament to destroy nations, is now available to us. The power that’s in the Word is the fuel behind every weapon.

A sword is used to cut and thrust. Cut means to pierce sharply as to hurt, severe, divide into parts and thrust means to push with sudden force, to stab and impose. The Word of God is more than words on a piece of paper bound in a book. The Word of God, when put in your heart is a powerful weapon that has the ability to damage anything in your way.

That Word that God has given us is the same Word that He spoke the world into existence, which is still being upheld by the Word. (Heb 1:3) The Word of God is the source of your power. No word is indicative of beating the air or shooting blanks. Have you ever been in a fight and your arms were swinging, you were exerting a lot of energy and you were getting tired but wasn’t hitting anything? That is what it feels like when we are engaged in war over the enemy and we have no word on the inside of us; or we can quote the scripture but don’t believe the scripture.

The Word is the foundation of everything we do and it’s the fuel behind every weapon.

Stay tuned for our next edition, when we break down the significance of the Word of God and how it plays a dynamic part in us walking in power and authority.