Personal Branding Professor & Strategist.
Why am I here?
Wait, what?! …That’s usually the reaction I receive when I tell people my life’s purpose. I completely understand. The term “king” has earned a bad reputation over several millennia thanks to misguided, ruthless and power-hungry men. Yet, we are told that Jesus Christ was, is and will always be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He set the standard for kingship and never in human history has anyone met that standard.
The “king brand” has been hijacked and gravely distorted and I believe it is time to restore the concept by rebranding what it means to be a king.
Cultivating is an agricultural term meaning, “to prepare and use land for crops or gardening.” This is a blue-collar word used to define the action of developing people, places, and things. My gifts include innate abilities to teach, counsel, coach, mentor, guide, develop, inspire, enlighten, enrich, and empower people. In one word, cultivate.
King is a governmental term applied to a sovereign ruler of a particular domain. From a Biblical perspective, according to Genesis 1:26, all of mankind was created in His image and likeness and given dominion over all the earth. This decree makes every human being, man and women, a king. If He is the King of Kings, then we are in fact kings. But not in the way we have come to know kings. We were given dominion over all the earth but NOT over other people! As such, Jesus taught us what it really means to be a king. “Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” (John 13:16-17 NIV)
Knowing this, the true definition of a king is a servant leader. So when I talk about becoming a king, I am referring to becoming a servant leader. Therefore, another way of expressing my purpose would be “cultivating servant leadership.”
If you are meeting me for the first time, you might be interested in the highlight reel; posts dedicated to showcasing my most prominent work. Since digital handshakes are now the most common type of first impressions, I trust these links will provide you with an accurate glimpse of my life’s work. …Oh, and it’s a pleasure to meet you!
- Featured Author for Lead Like Jesus Blog
- Conversation with Mike Kublin, President & CEO of PeopleTek
- Are the Least Among Us Leaders?
- Reach Personal Branding Interview Series – Audio Replays
- Branding Lessons from Duck Dynasty
- When LinkedIn Endorsements Actually Matter
- A Content Marketing Strategy That Actually Works
- Collaborative List of the Best Content Marketing Research Available
- Content Marketing Lessons from Subaru & Hyundai Campaigns
- Content Marketing: Lead Generation Strategy [VIDEO]
- Content Marketing Process & Key Performance Indicators [SLIDE SHOW]
- Digital Branding Keynote for DeVry University Portfolio Week
- Half of College Graduates Lack This…
- Conversation with Jeff Harmon: Career Advice for Young Professionals
How I Define Success
His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness! – Matthew 25:23