5 Steps To Building A No Hype Sales Funnel

After you begin to solidify your leadership model and walk consistently in authority, the next order of agenda is establishing a system that takes people from the beginning of contact with you to being a customer or in the case of non-profits, members. Today, I want to begin sharing this process with you by talking about the first C which is CONNECTION!

During this first point, your goal is to establish trust and to initiate some form of relationship by making potential clients aware of how you can serve them. When you’re beginning to grow your expertise, the objective is to build an authentic connection, so they trust you as a resource for helping them grow into the life and result’s they desire.

What I found in my coaching practice was that because I chose to grow my business through my story on how Christ helped me overcome,  I had to be thoughtful about how I marketed. My ultimate goal was to be able to do for a living what I was passionate about: Helping people get free in Christ and then share how they did that with others through writing, speaking, coaching or their own non-profit or business. I had already been part of two church planting teams and knew God wasn’t calling me to church plant but rather on the mountain of business.

If I came across pushy or too intense, it caused people to accuse me of being greedy and using the gospel to profit. If I wasn’t able to touch on what was causing people pain and communicate that in a compelling way, I couldn’t make money consistently and I wasn’t going to survive my first couple years coaching! So honestly, in the first level, I made it a point to really examine my heart before God so my conscience was clear, write down and communicate consistently my core leadership beliefs to people and show them how overcoming spiritual warfare was going to glorify God. All the leadership coaching I did and still do today is basically taking people through the process of breaking out of victimization mindsets and into courageous actions.

Honestly, this took trial and error, watching the struggles that people had and writing consistently every day because I had to be able to create momentum or a buzz about what I could help people gain result wise through the grace of God on my life. I had no marketing background or business training, but I did know how to pray, take action and minister to people’s needs because I had been doing this for decades already.

I developed a plan for delivering one blog a week and one conference call a month that was free. The first year I did 12 conference calls and broke up writing them into four blogs. So mainly I came up with the next month’s conference call and just sectioned them into four separate blogs. When I had written all of those, I smushed them together and did a live conference call where I presented the content, and then I prayed with people at the end of the call. Now, prayer is part of my identity, and God has graced me to pray boldly, and it’s something people find that attracts them to my life and business. What I want to make clear to you that it only works because it’s WHO I AM Identity-wise. I didn’t start praying with people when I launched a business. I had been living a bold prayer life since I had received Christ in my early twenties. It was a lifeline to me and part of my personal leadership model. This is crucial if you want to be authentic and fruitful. My top three core leadership principles are daily prayer, 1 hour of cardio and staying consistent with the mission God has given me. (Which means you need to craft your vision and manage your time excellently)

When they signed up for my conference call, they were put on my email list, and that’s how I began to send out weekly blogs. Sometimes people unsubscribed after the first teleconference but most of them stayed, and now I was touching base with them every week as an Identity Expert with their permission. This is way better than just putting people on a list without them giving you permission.

The next thing I learned to do was offer special 14 days series that required another email sign up, and that was very specific about what result’s it helped them gain. For example, last year I created a 14 Day Messenger Series that helped my clients discover their boldest identity zones, who they were anointed to serve and how to get started marketing to this audience!

Why this is important is you are teaching your audience how to trust you and take action in the direction that you can serve them in. I give very specific homework on this series because I want them to associate my coaching with having to not just pray for their clients but create content that solves problems in very specific ways.

Again, what your doing by creating opt-ins is attracting a more narrow audience within your current list. Those who sign up for opt-ins within your subscriber list are actually warm leads now.

When I first began doing this I would create numbers of free opt-ins and see which one’s were the most popular. When I ascertained this I would create a team or workshop that helped solved this problem and integrate it into my coaching for that year. This is how I began to branch out of just one on one coaching into teams, seminars and workshops.

Meanwhile, the great thing is while you’re doing this, you’re still touching base with people weekly, and sending them weekly growth tips in your industry. This also takes you to the next phase which is what I call the connect with coffee! You can read that here!

Faith Forward! Love, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

7 Ways To Write Powerfully & Bring Transformation

What prompted me to write this week’s blog was a number of clients who have shared with me in the past couple month’s how impacted they were by my writing when they came to my website.

They said they were sharp, to the point and unlike a lot of the other fluff they read on people’s sites. They all said, my writing gave them clarity on how to overcome their challenges and activated their faith!
Of course , I said “Thank You” and I am thankful to God for the grace he has given to me.  But more so, I wanted to write something for all of you who want to grow your own faith-based ministries and businesses! 

I started off just like you. I didn’t major in English and frankly, I still get emails telling me I have grammar mistakes:)

I had nothing but a feeling or impression in my heart that was simply. “Write.”

It wouldn’t go away. I remember finishing my first TERRIBLE short manuscript and asking a friend to go through it and tell me what she thought. She returned it to me with pen scribbles, feedback and it left me with nothing but overwhelm, and this feeling of WHY BOTHER! I didn’t have a website at this point, wasn’t blogging. I just knew I wanted to coach and write.

But here’s the thing, I didn’t quit. I kept writing every day for one hour, and in one month all those terrible paragraphs turned into my first coaching system that I began to take one, two, 20, 50, 100 clients through. I had no idea that my absolutely  TERRIBLE writing would turn into a website, 100 blogs that have been shared internationally, 4 coaching systems, an international leadership team, (my first published book) and frankly the feeling of significance I have received from watching what the enemy stole from me be turned into 90 fold return for the kingdom of God. Fist pump for Jesus!

So, listen. Here are eight ways to push past the fear of failure and write every day so you can grow yourself into an expert status!

  1. Set your bedtime an hour earlier than you normally do and get up one full hour before you have too.  I have always gotten up at 5 am. When I am writing a book or coaching manual, I get up at 4. Why? Because I am at a high level of clarity and focus at this time and can write without any interrupting my flow. Try this for one week. If it doesn’t work, pick a new time and try that for a week. The point is to find what works for you and be consistent.
  2. You’re objective is to write three sentences, not three paragraphs. If you write three paragraphs, you’re ahead, but frankly, it takes me about an hour to write a decent blog. I don’t publish it the day I write it because I go back the next day and shorten non-important thoughts. The second day is typically the tweak day along with writing three more clarifying sentences if I am writing more than a blog. I write for one hour without judging myself.
  3. If I am struggling with clarity, I do a little research. I read what other people have written on the subject. I NEVER write about what I haven’t walked or experienced in my life or with my clients. I want to offer tried and true tips that are result oriented. So read other people’s thoughts but write results you have experienced or breakthrough’s your clients have received.
  4. If you’re stuck, go back through your journaling. Often you will remember a thought that can be expanded upon to serve others. The emotions of the pain are something that I constantly try to focus on as it’s very powerful for people when they feel understood, and you give them hope.
  5. Think of how what you’re writing points people to their identity in Christ. If it does not bring a greater dependence on the Lord, then it is self-improvement, not identity work. Business strategies are the exception.
  6. If you are stuck for more than three days, there is a chance you could be under spiritual warfare. Take authority over any mind-binding spirits on assignment to block your influence. Ask the Lord if there is any unforgiveness in your heart or lack of faith. Speak the word over yourself and then get back to work.
  7. Have a conversation about this topic with the Lord in prayer. Visualize you and he talking about this challenge. Ask him what he would have to say to you and then begin to write down what you hear him say.

Hope this helps you begin to write. The world needs your message! If you need accountability and business training to help you grow your message,  join my Leadership Team and get a plan for your success!

Faith Forward, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

Ministry Vs. Business: What’s Holier?

Find out in today’s video what being about your “Father’s Business” really means.

Faith Forward, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

Are You Looking For Permission Or Power?

One of the things that attract people into my teams and makes us different from business mastermind groups is our emphasis on prayer, identity in Christ training and using your message to point people to Christ in your business.

When you come into our leadership team, you are released into an authority that sometimes, people aren’t used to operating in from a spiritual standpoint. I ask those who join my groups to see themselves as leaders, not wait for others to give them permission and to do the daily work that is going to position them to pioneer in their families and businesses.

The thought never occurred to me when I launched my business to ask anyone’s permission on whether I could teach the good news, disciple, coach, or pray with hurting people. Jesus gave me that mandate in Matthew 28. My husband said, “This is something you’re great at,” because he had seen the fruit of my life for thirty years and the discipline I had. That’s all I needed. If my business wasn’t God ordained, guess what? I wouldn’t have stayed in business for ten years and have powerful testimonials, which I do by God’s grace and they grow by the year.

It’s okay to ask questions about whether someone has legitimate authority, it’s called being careful to watch out for wolves. I want you to know, walking in authority will create tension with those you love and even those you want approval from.

The overall theme that I weave into my training is to stop waiting for people to give you permission to preach, teach, coach, speak and set people free. If someone wants to disagree or question your credibility, point to the fruit Christ has produced in you and not a theology debate which frankly, you will never gain peace from. And here’s the thing, there are always going to be haters and those who question your legitimacy.

But here’s the bottom line you need to know as a potential messenger=>

The pain and places in your life that have been a wilderness, God can use to share Christ with a hurting world. People are changed through preaching Christ crucified; they are set free by your vulnerability, your transparency and the power in which you walk. That comes from your authority in Christ. Whether you blog about it, write and turn it into a neighborhood discipleship manual, start a business coaching, pastor in a church plant, none of that makes a difference, you need to be resolved in your authority, which comes from the Father’s affirmation not from an accrediting organization. He calls. You obey.

I desire to see Christ glorified through what sabotaged me. If you have the same identity and heart, I want to encourage you to press through the fear of what people will think of you. It’s nothing but a delay of the enemy to stop you from reaching those who need the message you have within you. Remember, you can’t wait for permission today and walk-in power tomorrow.

If you could get free from needing permission, what would you do for the kingdom? Meet you in the comments below!

Helping you pray, coach, speak and write for HIS glory, Love, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

Your Website Header: The Identity Zone Definer

Making money begins with people being able to tell immediately what you do and how you serve. Typically you have only 5 seconds when people land on your page for them to go into your site further or leave. This is why your header is so important. Buying a template can be intimidating for some people, and they make the mistake of thinking they are not technologically savvy enough to learn.

You need to buy one that you can work on yourself, and I have been using Michael’s Hyatt’s theme, Get Noticed, for years as it’s the one I have suggested for my business clients. Lance Wallnau has recently moved to it, so I am going to use Lance’s header for example for you.

Here are some of the things that are going to be on your header.

What your IDENTITY IS. (What do you activate in your clients?) Need help with this? Join my leadership team I will be doing training on how to discover this! 

HOW it will happen for them. (By living their passion, succeed in their assignment. He uses two short branding statements.

What they can have for FREE that you have written so they can “get” how you coach. This is called an opt-in offer.  I keep mine on the right side bar and rotate them. Some people keep their’s at the very top like Lance. This theme makes sliding the opt-in under the header, really simple.  Lance did a great job with this header by having someone get a professional shot of him SMILING and looking expectant! Then, he had someone black out the background. You can produce this look for around $10.00 on Fiverr. No kidding. You do not need a web designer who will charge you $5,000 to do this. This theme is around $300.00 and has all the bells and whistles you need to start growing your platform!

The bottom line is, create your website first. This will force you to think of tangible results that you provide for your clients and what they need from you. You don’t want to be a generic “life coach.”  You want to use the specific giftings and places in your life where you have overcome and helped other people build success to elevate your message. Experts get paid a lot more money than generalists.

Many times clients will come to me and tell me they want to coach, write a book, or be a speaker but they haven’t spent enough time building their leadership and becoming an overcomer.  Understand if you want to grow a platform and brand out of your IDENTITY as a Christian, then you’re going to have to be willing to take the places in your life where you have been broken and talk about it in a way that is compelling. You will have to brand that on your website and write about your core identity consistently. Be content to start where you are, built some clients testimonials and then grow out of that success.

Take ownership of your site and build your brand, you can do it, and you will learn how to create a great brand as you work on your site!

Faith Forward, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

Launching Your Business Begins With Confession

Acts 14:9-10

He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he sprang up and began walking.

You know we all have the places in our that make us feel unqualified.  And then one day, God sent someone into life to HEAL his heart, and he was able to receive it because of FAITH. Do you know what happened to this man the moment he was healed? He became a messenger and started sharing Jesus with everyone. He went from NO identity to deeply loved, highly favored and appointed by Jesus himself. Love:)

Now, I want to tell you what Jesus did for me and how you can get started living your dream of reaching people for Christ through blogging, writing your systems, speaking or coaching. 

I am not going to spend any time telling you about my accreditation for coaching, the money I have made, how many people I have set free through Christ and how you need to follow me. I am going to tell you about how lame my heart was and how God activated my faith to receive my healing and how he can activate yours.

A decade ago, Jay and I experienced an identity theft for almost a million dollars.  I was close to 40, and every part of my core identity that was important to me was unraveling. It’s actually what gave me a revelation to launch my identity coaching business. But here’s what’s important for you to know! 

I was lame in my heart, and my confession reflected my lack of faith.

My hope of being a good mother, my ability to teach (I had homeschooled 3 of my children), my heart to connect people with God through prayer, my finances, my trust with my closest friendships and mentors. The year ended with my first born son being kicked out a private Christian homeschool academy, ONE WEEK before he graduated(how does that happen?) and then an identity theft for almost a million dollars.(how is that possible?)

That was my breaking point. It sent me over the edge.

I was literally in survival mode. Living moment to moment and trying to resist drinks with umbrella’s in them to medicate the pain. I had grown up in an alcoholic home and had gotten free from alcohol myself, but I am just honest. I was hurting so bad, all the old temptation to numb the pain was calling my name personally.

The only thing I knew to do was cry out to God over and over in prayer. There were three things that happened every-time I got up every day.

1. I heard this=> Becky; you’re a complete failure. Everything you have built in the past decade was a complete mirage. You’re so NAIVE.  It will take 20 years to build back what you have lost.  (It didn’t)
2. I prayed and heard crickets. Couldn’t understand God, had no ability to vision-cast. Would think I heard something, start doing it then quit and beat myself up.
3. Try harder. Beat me up. I was sliding into an abyss of depression and despair. Talked to the wrong friends because I was so emotionally desperate for affirmation and they did nothing but create more fear and more double-mindedness for me in this season of my life. They couldn’t help me because they weren’t pioneering anything BOLD themselves. (make a note to yourself on that one, it’s a freebie)

All three things I was doing was taking me nowhere fast.  I felt alone in the dark and hope was slipping away. And then I encountered someone who was a speaker and coach. And on that day, I remember watching her and thought to myself. That’s what I want to do. I want to encourage other people through speaking and coaching. And slowly, I felt strengthened in the faith as I thought about launching my own business supporting others. I was encouraged about WHO I could become identity wise. So, I began to come into agreement with my confession with my heart’s desires.

I AM a speaker and coach. I AM anointed to break yokes of bondage off of people through speaking and coaching.

 I didn’t have a lot of clarity, but I thought it would be fun to write a couple of books or manuals on how to be successful and make a couple thousand a month. I wasn’t thinking very big in the beginning. I hope that isn’t too real for you, but it’s the truth. I just had a little bit of hope. A little bit of faith and so I just started praying this way.

“Lord, I believe this is what you have given me to bring joy into my life again.  I am going to follow the joy.”

I didn’t have this BECKY, I HAVE CALLED YOU TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER AND YOU WILL COACH THOUSANDS GLOBALLY. Nope, I had I a couple fishes and so that’s what I got started with and you need to also. So, here’s your assignment for today. What do you have in your hand that you can get started with?

Do you have a computer? That’s one fish.
Do you have a smart phone to connect and listen to podcasts or training? That’s a fish.
Do you have a couple hours a week to devote to building your vision? That’s another fish.
 Do you have an ability to write or speak? That’s another fish.
Do you have some things you have overcome so you could help someone else become successful? Thats another fish.
 Do you have a little grocery money you could spend towards your vision instead of pizza? Thats another fish.

I want you to write down everything you know you have in your hand, even the money part. And here’s what I want you to do. Think of the biggest amount of money you could put aside every month for a year if you had too to spend on creating your vision. (Mow lawns if you have too or bake cookies) When you think about it, think in terms of you KNEW this was going to help you build the vision. Not you hoped! Because you don’t want to be planting seed with NO FAITH.

 Now, stop and pray over your fishes right now.

Pray this with me. Father, in the name of Jesus. I bring to you my hopes of reaching people for you. I bring my talents and my fishes. I ask you O LORD to sanctify them, consecrate them and set me aside for your kingdom work. I trust you to turn what the enemy meant for evil into something beautiful, powerful and EFFECTIVE for the kingdom. I trust you Lord, I will obey you fully. Amen

 Now if you’re ready to step out in faith and join my leadership team. I will teach you everything about how to activate faith in others, how to serve them practically in business and how to turn every sabotage you have had into a success for JESUS.

Love, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

Courage Should Be The Focus Of Everything You Do

Taking courageous action should be the focus of every decision you make daily.

When you’re first learning how to overcome spiritual warfare, discover who you are identity-wise and grow in authority there is a tendency to back down from new tension. To confuse obstacles or rejection as who you are identity-wise. As your identity solidifies and you take more ground, you’re going to have new problems you have to solve from a leadership perspective. Mostly, these crop up when you begin to impact people with your unique message and testimony. 

You see, it’s one thing to share a story from a book. It’s a whole different level of impact when you are telling someone how God gave you breakthrough. There is a tangible anointing on this and that story creates tension for the enemy. So guess what? You’re going to have to discern whether your challenges are just leadership lessons or actual spiritual warfare. Sometimes, it’s both!

Here’s an example: I was coaching an individual into creating their brand and how to begin to communicate that from a marketing perspective. They told me point blank that they had worked for the church for a long time but felt like God was calling them to birth their message and they wanted to speak and develop books, coach and speak with their message. So, that means you have begun to tell people who you are now and how you are serving that’s different than what you did before.

Sabotage=>The week they began to commit to this action and began to share what they were doing on social media, their superiors told this person that they were spending too much time connecting with others on social media and they needed just to focus on their ministry work.

The client came to me in a panic wanting to shut down their social media channel and shared that they were now struggling with maybe they missed the timing of when to launch. The first challenge they were already doubting if God had spoken to them and they were ready to ditch everything they had started!

Did they miss God? NO!

Where is the focus in this warfare? Job security and creating double-mindedness about creating their own message instead of sticking to the old job and old comfortable wine-skin.

Where should your focus be? On obeying God and serving the people, HE is calling you to serve in the next season with YOUR identity. So, here’s how we solved this issue.

SUCCESS=> I asked more questions. Break down for me exactly what you’re doing.

Come to find out this person was commenting on five to 10 people’s blogs and status updates a day. They were hoping they would be asked to speak, blog or be highlighted by another leader if they encouraged others. Their boss saw it and wondered why they were on social media on their dime.

Valid point. I asked the client to stop doing that and instead block 30 minutes when they got home from work to PRE-SCHEDULE their social media so it was on their personal time. I also asked them to communicate this to their boss so he knew he was not paying this individual to grow their own platform.

The next problem solved=> When you’re building a NEW YOU or developing that identity into a brand, you need to be focused on creating content and service that position YOU as an expert and help people understand WHAT YOU DO TO SOLVE THEIR PAIN. Your connecting gift needs to be used in a different way. God is trying to enlarge you to address the problems for people from a kingdom perspective. Much of what the real issue was with this client was they were looking for affirmation back if they encouraged others. You’re not seeking affirmation. You’re seeking to communicate HOW YOU SERVE. They were also hoping for an open door from someone with a bigger name brand. Personally, I have never liked nor sought to grow this way because it can turn into people pleasing. Big no-no in my book. If it happens great but don’t purposely seek this out.

In a nutshell. There is nothing that will transform lives for the kingdom of God then sharing how Christ delivered you. How he moved you from an old sabotaging identity into the new one that you currently carry.

When you’re first starting to build your identity and your brand, it’s all about you staying SUPER ZONED and creating enough material that you can take people through a process that get’s them a result. You then, PRE-SCHEDULE your status updates, so you stay focused and you create ways to serve weekly and monthly whether that’s from a blog, podcast or monthly teleconferences like I used to grow in the beginning.

Therefore….all the focus you have on your time is on creating a funnel for people to move through that will help them keep growing. As you begin to catch this mindset and implement it, you’re going to get spiritual warfare. Why? Because the enemy does not want you FOCUSED, STRONG and SERVING POWERFULLY.

Today, make the decision. I am not backing down from tension. I am going to keep my focus, stay consistent with my identity and service. Need help building a platform to share your message with grace? Join my Leadership team where we help you identify how to take courageous actions daily and develop your own message.

Love, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

Women: Is Your Church Holding You Back?

You may be wondering what your purpose is and how God wants to use you in the world. Maybe you have been praying for God to send you and you feel called set the captives free but you can’t seem to find your “place and position” in the church.

I’ve heard in the upwards of hundreds of frustrated women express a desire to grow in leadership and influence. They feel a bigger call of God on their lives. They want to mentor and speak not necessarily as a pastor or church-planter BUT they feel frustrated inside the church and want to be growing in spiritual leadership so they can be bolder and influence more people.

Women who love God, are working hard to live in a way that transforms their family and friends for Christ and working to bring in a good income to their house. Feeling this “something’s wrong with you” because they are a woman and so rather than voice the concern that they feel limited or suffocated, they just quietly leave the church in frustration. I saw it two times just this year with two women who are AMAZING leaders. It breaks my heart.

But here’s the truth. The real battle isn’t with men that are threatened by a woman who knows her identity and what she wants to produce in others. What’s wrong is the mindset in these women that they would allow their calling to be defined by mere men. Whoops. Did I say that out loud?

If you want what God wants, no man or demon on earth can stop you. Pastor Crawford Loritts

If there is a struggle on the inside of you to speak, write and transform people for Christ (whether it is in ministry or business) and you’re not doing that at the level you feel called to, you have been conditioned to WAIT for permission and you believe people/organizations have the ability to hold you back.

The truth is, you have been given a clear mission to make disciples for Christ. You don’t need anyone else’s permission to do this. Matthew 28 is a gender neutral commandment. You have also been given all the authority you need to walk in power. The argument over roles of women in the church is not going to be solved in our generation.  So, why would you let small minded men who have no plan for equipping and releasing women into making disciples make a plan for you?

This is a smoke-screen for the real issue, which is….WHO IS truly equipped to RELEASE someone into ministry?

Your pastor (And where did he get his permission from? A Bible College?)

Or is it the Father himself and he confirms it through fruit?

I’m just getting started so hold on to your head-coverings. 

If you’re not getting released with the individuals you are building spiritually with and who you are accountable to, then the battle is not with them. It’s with what you believe deep down in your heart about how Christ delegates authority and how he raises up and releases people with authority to make DISCIPLES.  I believe the Father sends. The Father anoints. The Father confirms and your fruit follows.

Now, we are assuming you have great accountability in your life and you don’t have some crappy attitude that is warranting the leaders around you encouraging you to serve and grow behind the scenes a little bit more. You can argue theology all day long, but you can’t ignore power and transformation. You know. Ordinary people being used to heal the lame in the temple. Very offensive to religious people.

Honestly, what I see many times in many denominations is if the pastor or elder board believes that women should not be leading, equipping, or releasing other leaders, they will fail at implementing their mission and stated purpose, which is to make disciples. They are only operating at 50% capacity at best. If we want to get technical, the statistic is probably lower than that, as women are typically the foundation of the helps ministry in the church.  They will also have influential women leave their organization (with their tithe) and they will have to place women figure heads in place who are running programs and bible studies but not operating in any transformational leadership.

(Because that requires actual delegated authority)

If the church is saying they want to make disciples and they are not trusting the women to model leadership by promoting Godly women preachers, speakers, missionaries and teachers in the pulpit AND (supporting leadership programs to train them), pioneering and reproducing them in support with the men, then what they are stating as their IDENTITY is completely disconnected.

This in turn produces the exact opposite of what a true spirit led church wants in the culture of the church. They activate “Jezebels” and legalism because where there is a vacuum of healthy leadership and roles, there will always be rebellion and a feeling of disconnect and a leak in the organization that can’t get plugged. At deeper levels they will struggle with loyalty and staff turnover. I have been part of two church plants and I can tell you this is not a pretty picture of the church.

Not good in this particular year because of what is happening identity wise in our nation with the potential of our first female president or frankly Trump who is going to break the organizational identity mold if he is elected. This is going to have significant ramifications in the spirit realm for the church in America.

In order to attract powerful women who make disciples and equip others, the identity of the church or organization has to be in agreement with it’s actions of equipping both men and women. The bad news is, if what I have stated is what your church believes and you keep waiting on them to change their minds about women in ministry, you’re going to be one frustrated woman and that will impact how you walk in your true purpose.

Solution=> Never let other people define for you who you are called to and how you will reach them.

That’s what’s happened to me and there is nothing that compares to knowing I am walking in the bullseye zone of God’s will for my life. Overflowing with testimonials that point to the calling I walk in and setting the captives free. The more I ask God to make me unstoppable, the more opportunities I receive and you will too. When I encounter small minded thinking, I don’t have to feel frustrated. I just keep growing into who God has called me to do.

Walking in a tangible power of God on my life and in my business.

It’s not about praying harder. It’s about changing your beliefs about your identity, your authority and where God is calling you in the body of Christ. It could be outside of the church in the business realm so you can be sent in the identity God is calling you to walk in. If you want to make disciples, speak and walk in authority you must be clear internally on your mission and not come under people who are disconnected in their thinking.

Here’s a few of the hundreds that I’ve come up with, based on what I have heard women say over the ten years I have been coaching and having these conversations about women in ministry in the church.

  • If God wanted me speaking, coaching, discipling, people would invite me to speak and the doors would just open. (No, what happens is you get clear on your identity and what you produce for people and then you receive opportunities due to your boldness and relational favor)
  • I am not good at being bold and talking about what I do.(You should be talking about results people get and their testimonials rather then how much money you make or how great you are. (One is pride, one points to Christ and his power and how you helped people arrive at that)
  • I am just tired of thinking all the time about how to grow, I would rather spend my time reading the word and in prayer with people. (Leaders in ministry work. They counsel, coach, visit people in the hospital, correct those who go astray. If you don’t want to work, you should marry rich)
  • If I get any bigger, I will just fail more publicly (I’m a fraud mindset, and just fear. Don’t exaggerate results and you won’t struggle with this)
  • I’m not cut out to be the upfront person. I am more comfortable serving behind the scenes. (This is not moving into the identity God is calling you to when he calls you, I have served in children church for decades, I am serving in a different way now)
  • I don’t want people to think I am pushy or controlling. (Walking in your authority will disturb some people and inspire others. Be you and watch what God does through your obedience. You don’t want to hold yourself back so others feel more secure)

If this is what’s going on in your heart, you’re essentially sabotaging your own success and we’ve got to do something about that if you want to begin seeing people transformed systematically and powerfully. Otherwise, you’ll continue to pray really hard, struggle with feeling held back and not see the results you say you want.

Your mission is to take the time in prayer and write down the mindset that is sabotaging you (like the one’s listed above). Once you have written it down, ask God to resolve this for you within the week. Your clarity level will increase and suddenly you will begin to get opportunities.

Become AWARE of which fears and limiting mindsets are sabotaging you on a daily basis, like some of the ones listed above. Now go and reach the people God is calling you to reach.

Love, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

Grow Your List For FREE With Youtube

Youtube is a fantastic way to grow your list and gain targeted leads who are ready for the service you have to provide for them. The latest 2016 statistics say that online videos now account for 50% of all mobile traffic. What that means for you, is this a PROFITABLE way for you to serve people and position yourself for multiplication with a minuscule investment of your time.

Today, I am going to share with you how to think strategically about your video’s from a branding perspective and what you can do for absolutely NO MONEY to grow your list. Growing your list when you are a new coach, blogger or speaker is a priority and will make a difference in your profits. As your business grows, you pour more money into what is working and try new things to generate leads.

First, and this is the honest truth. Most of the way I grew my first $25,000 in coaching was from free marketing concepts. Now, I did not say; it did not cost me TIME and EFFORT. I had to work very hard, in the beginning, to get my coaching business moving. With that said, about 3 to five years ago, in my quest to keep growing my list I noticed this was working so I kept doing it. Working means I directly ask clients how they found me and this one video probably brought me about 20 customers in one year. So, I am going to use this one for example for you.

How To Grow Your List Through Youtube For Free

How To Use Youtube To Grow Your List For FREE

  1. Create a HOW TO video for a particular challenge your audience has. Make it under 4 minutes and have fun with it. Here’s what you need to understand. People love passion and excitement. If you love what you are doing, let it show. Don’t worry about people thinking you’re a dork or you’re not professional enough. Be yourself, present the pain problem and solve it for them in a fun way as best you can. At certain times of the year, HOW TO video’s are going to be more important and searched. For example, this HOW to do a Christian vision board I did around Christmas because I knew people were going to start searching for this on New Years. Think about your clients, what they need, what is stressing them and what they will be searching to solve. Always think ahead of your customer’s needs.
  2. Google owns Youtube. So what this means is if you’re a crafty catty, you can tag your video appropriately and place words and sentences people will type to search for their solution. For example, here are some words and phrases I used for my Christian Vision Board video. Always use your name and different variations of the keyword. Notice I put weight loss in there because that’s one thing everyone wants to do at the beginning of the year.How Grow Your List With Youtube For FREE
  3. Don’t worry about the description of your video in the info box. What you want to put in there is how they can get more from you by joining your list! This needs to be short and to the point because as you can see, they only see two sentences and people are not always going to click on the more link and read the whole thing. Don’t ever do a video and not use it for LEAD GENERATION. That’s like speaking to a room full of people and not giving them anyway to follow up with you. You’re just leaking out potential clients by not having a way of capturing their email and serving them more fully. Make sure to use caps in a couple of words to get their attention and get them see your How To Get Started page! Also, don’t forget to personally connect with anyone who leaves a comment on your video. How to get FREE leads from Youtube

Let me know if you have any questions, and I will try and give you some pointers! Now, get started having fun generating FREE LEADS! Oh, and we will be talking more about how to pay for more ads on which videos are working in my Leadership team if you need help with this!

Love, Bec:)

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

Foundations For Coaching Profits

One of the things that attracted me to Christian coaching was that I was would experience ON GOING personal growth. I was going to be positioned for continuous breakthrough and that I would be able to reap financially from doing what I loved for a living.

One of the quickest ways to build success is to simply follow a model and someone who has pioneered it successfully. If you have a desire to see your influence MULTIPLY then developing your signature system will enable you to do the following:
  • Solidify your leadership and identify where you’re leaking out confidence.
  • Create powerful content for speaking or seminars you create.
  • A systematic way for you to disciple through your resurrection message!
The truth is developing your own system OPENS up an ability for you to inspire people and give them accurate results that you can reproduce over and over again for others. I am intent on providing the people that I serve with everything they need to grow a profitable coaching business for one reason.
So they can CHANGE LIVES for CHRIST.

With this said, there are a couple of things to think about from a leadership standpoint that you must block time to do on a weekly basis or you’re essentially going to cap your ability to grow credibility and profits.  None of them are complicated, but they do require you being consistent. When I have clients hire me to do branding work with them, these are the basics I talk about.

  1. Do you have a website in place that you have ownership over and you personally UNDERSTAND?  Now, here’s the reason for the caps. I can’t tell you the number of people who hire me who’s brother, friend, someone in their congregation is running for them. This is not ideal mainly because you’re dependent on someone else for your pacing. Never put pacing for your growth in anyone’s hand unless you can give them a job to do on your site and you have it done in 3 hours (and you can pay good money for that as it’s not cheap). You’re going to have to blog weekly, create landing pages with check out buttons and tons of other things that affect your ability to make money. This one area can literally launch you into $100,000, or you can hear crickets. Trust me, buy a great template and learn how to work it.
  2. Are you building a tribe you love and that loves you? Get an email capture system for your website and a great giveaway. If not, every time you speak, run into someone in the grocery store or a networking meeting, you have no way for these people to STAY CONNECTED with you that love meeting you and need help! This is a huge point to building and serving a tribe that is loyal that refers you and that you personally love. Think about it this way, a pastor speaks weekly to his or her congregation. They hear the preacher’s heart, the vision, how to become a better disciple of Christ. They build trust in the pastor and that he will take care of them. If someone visits the church, they are given a little gift card if they fill out a card so people can follow up on them and invite them back to church. Why? So they get connected in with spiritual family. This is what you want to do as a coach. You want to build spiritual family. You have to get used to writing something weekly that is going to help everyone stay focused on the coaching goal you like to help them produce. Write and do video’s weekly to serve your tribe. Let them get to know that you love them and want the best for them and they can trust your heart!
  3. Always be doing something monthly to serve people and bring in new leads. I grew my first $25,000 in coaching by doing free teleconferences monthly while I blogged and wrote my first system. I had a very small list of about two hundred and fifty people and closed that out of just what I am describing above. However, I was consistent with offering new teleconferences, blogging weekly and offering discounts on my coaching if people acted quickly right after my calls. I had some speaking opportunities but I mostly marketed on social media for free! I teach this at my Summit yearly. If you don’t use my system for marketing, you will have to come up with your own. I can tell you this too if you’re looking to grow your own coaching practice, watch out for organizations that promise to channel you leads. Ask to speak to 10 or 20 of their coaches who make money from this. What you’re looking for is how much money those coaches invested into the lead generation system and how much each client they are referred is worth. Most of the time these organizations are high on hype marketing and are a scam. The best leads you gain are going to come from HOW YOU SERVE out of your own identity and experience as these will turn into ranting and raving clients and also real Christ like transformation for those you serve. Authenticity is slower but the best way to grow!

There are not any short cuts to running a ministry or a business. It’s hard work, focused serving, and patience. Make sure you’re blocking time minimally once a week to come up with fresh content, and you’re sending it out to your tribe routinely. Who needs hype? Find your bold identity zone of branding and service and what you’ll find is you LOVE your clients, and you’re serving out of an overflow. This is authentic, and the people you serve will love and refer plenty of people to you!

P.S. Come join me on my private Leadership team where I will show you how to grow with grace!

Becky Harmon, Identity Expert

Becky Harmon is an identity coach, intercessor and business leader. Her success in these arenas has placed her in demand as a personal advisor to ministry and marketplace leaders world-wide. Her personal experience of growing up in an alcoholic home, struggling with how to overcome food & alcohol addictions, depression, and financial sabotages through her identity in Christ rather than self-help, led her to develop her own out of the box coaching systems. To discover the specific attacks that accompany each part of your walk with Christ and the strategies you can implement to be an overcomer,  order 4 Phases of Spiritual Warfare. Available on Amazon and Kindle. 

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