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Do Your Relationships Make It Rain?

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God uses your relationships with people to provide opportunities through both the expected and especially unexpected opening of doors. You can hinder God’s Will for your life when you mistreat people, or otherwise fail to maintain relationships God has given you the opportunity to build and nurture.

It’s essential for you to treat people well, so that they will remember you as a righteous person. And, when circumstances don’t allow you to treat someone well, treat them respect for their God-given humanity (being created in the image of God) mandates that you do so.

Building the habit and practice of treating people well leads to relationships that produce fruit-bearing rain with the people you are engaging, those watching, and those who hear about what you’re doing and have done.

—> Sidebar: Righteous does not mean perfect, it means pursuing the best.

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About Rainmaking Relationships™

Rainmaking Relationships are connections with people who believe in you and your work, or are otherwise connected to your work (e.g., people in your industry, members of the community; and, stakeholders like your team, clients, customers, volunteers, sponsors, directors, board members, advocates, and others).

You build Rainmaking Relationships™ through the quality of your interactions, not necessarily the frequency of your communications.

Rainmaking Relationships™ are mutually beneficial. 

Rainmaking Relationships produce results in the form of advice, business, referrals, recommendations, and support. They require your thoughtful care, consideration, and attention.

Kingdom-Class Business leaders consistently build and nurture Rainmaking Relationships with people who touch your organization in all types of ways – especially team members, clients & customers, and advisors.

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Let’s put this into practice.

Teams

Faith: Genesis 2:18 – “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’”

Focus: God does not want you to be alone in life or business. Teams and collaborations strengthen your ability to serve and succeed in the workplace and marketplace.

Flow: Building Rainmaking Relationships™ with your team requires you to be fair in challenging times and generous in times of overflow.

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Clients, Customers, and Opportunities.

Faith: “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11:

Focus: Your relationships can model both light and darkness. How you treat people – whenever and wherever you show up – is what draws your ideal clients, customers, advocates, sponsors, and supporters to you.

FlowElevate the way you interact with people in the marketplace and workplace, and Rainmaking Relationships™ will follow.

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Advisors, Friends, Wise Counsel, and the Multitude.

Faith“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” 2 Corinthians 6:14

Focus: God wants us to be thoughtful about our business partnerships and those we consider wise counsel.

Flow: You can and indeed should listen to and learn from people of all backgrounds and who have all types of different experiences. You must be, however, intentional about whose advice you take to heart and those you include in your inner-circle of advisors. 

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EXERCISE YOUR FAITH + FOCUS & FLOW

There you have it, a walk through Rainmaking Relationships™.

I hope this overview gives you a glimpse of how to start building these types of relationships in the marketplace and workplace so that you distinguish your business and your brand from the worldly norm of selfishness and self-centeredness. This is the art of building Rainmaking Relationships™. We cover the science in the FaithFocusFlow® Leaders program.

Distinguishing your business and your brand from worldly norms both separates and elevates your work into the realm of being impactful and influential.

  • This separation and elevation is key to making people curious about you, and through you draw closer to Christ.
  • This separation and elevation is key to having a Kingdom-Class Business.

Now that you know what do to, it’s time to make your relationships make rain. Let Team #FaithFocusFlow know if we can help.

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TC Cooper, Founder of The FaithFocusFlow® Institute for Character and Leadership

 

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