Relationship Momentum

The Art of Relational Urgency

The Art of Relational Urgency

903 The Art of Relational Urgency I love building relationships and I believe strongly in the importance of building emotional, tactical and economic relationships to further my ideas and business dealings. A mentor of mine and a legend in the financial industry, Don Connelly, used to say, “Brian, people don’t fire their friends.” I agree that it is the emotional nature of the relationship that will provide the substance that will allow the bond to transcend time. This concept has become a foundational precept for me as a student of the art and science of business relationships. At the same […]

Relational Value

Relational Value

Using Trust and Credibility to build Value Equity The Webster’s Dictionary for the word Value is: a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged; relative worth, utility, or importance. Without Value, your product, project, or purpose will live a very short life. Value is the proverbial glue for the ideas, people and potential profits that you seek to create. Changing of the Guard I was recently told a story of an officer in the US Department of Commerce who worked with the Chinese. The officer was unique in that he took the time to not […]

Networking or an Embassy of Commerce

Networking or an Embassy of Commerce

The Secret to Creating Relational Movement for You and Others   The United States Foreign Commercial Service (USCS) is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The stated purpose of these centers is to support American commercial trade through trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, advocacy, commercial diplomacy, and trade promotion programs. The USCS helped 18,500 companies facilitate 14,600 export successes worth more than $54 billion in fiscal year 2012 alone.  This is the same idea behind the local Chambers of Commerce, and, to some extent, they do the same thing. However, the existence […]

5 Traits of the INTRApreneur

5 Traits of the INTRApreneur

Where is it written that Entrepreneurs are only sole proprietors, closely held business owners or people who start a new company?   Where is it written that the great innovators, ideators and creators always go the way of a Horatio Alger novel and start their own companies and blaze their own trails?  There is a misconception that those who are willing to step up to the table of market leadership with new ideas are not wanted by or interested in being in a large corporate environment.  A new day is dawning where the Entrepreneurial spirit is being embraced by more than […]

The Secret to Hiring Great People – Expand Your Reach Through Ambassadors

The Secret to Hiring Great People - Expand Your Reach Through Ambassadors

I had the privilege to do a guest blog for HiringThing.com. It is recruitment management software company that helps companies post jobs online, manage applicants and hire great employees.   “An Ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.” — Walter Bagehot In 1815 the Congress of Vienna officially recognized Ambassadors as having extensive powers to control the flow of information, maintain diplomatic relations, and project the influence of their chief executives. The word Ambassador comes from the Latin root word ambassarre, which means to send. King Ferdinand of Spain was the first to employ these accredited […]

Creating Relational Movement in Your Life

I had the opportunity to do a guest podcast for Matt McWilliams. Matt blogs about business and family leadership, business strategy, and personal development. I spoke on the secret to creating Relational Movement in your life, ideas and business.                                                       Guest Podcast        : http://www.mattmcwilliams.com/interview-with-brian-church-author-of-relationship-momentum/  

Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast

Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast

  I had the privilege of doing a podcast with EntrepreneurOnFire.com. I discussed the art and science of Relationship Momentum for todays entrepreneurs. EOFire is all about Inspiring Millions. Their goal is to help you find the inspiration you’re looking for to launch into your own entrepreneurial journey. It is a daily business podcast which features interviews with entrepreneurs like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss and hundreds more. John Lee Dumas interviews today’s most inspiring & successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. The guests share their failures, “AHA” moments, & vision for the future inspiring millions to take their own […]

How To Balance Strategy & Creativity To Move Your Ideas Forward

How To Balance Strategy & Creativity To Move Your Ideas Forward

I had the privilege of doing a guest blog for Ron Edmondson. His blog specializes in organizational leadership. Ron asked me to talk about the balance of creativity and strategy in moving your ideas forward.     In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9 As a creative young businessman, I initiated many projects that eventually ran off the rails. Most of the derailment was due to a lack of planning or pause when a change was needed. I often did not understand the tactics I needed to employ or the force that […]

The Truth about Branding

The Truth about Branding

LOGOISM AND PAVLOV’S DOGS The first belief about Branding that needs to be pulled down is what I call “logoism.” True and false propositions: Your Brand equals your logo. — FALSE Your logo is a statement of who you are. — FALSE Your Brand Ethos is who you truly are. — TRUE As I have already said, your Brand is your Ethos, the fullest statement of who you are. People don’t fall in love with logos, but they do create committed relationships with Brands and are fiercely, defiantly, and sometimes irrationally loyal. The signature look and color of a logo […]

Why Many Success Formulas are Nothing But Hot Air!

Why Many Success Formulas are Nothing But Hot Air!

Faulty Formulae for Success Henry Ford once said, “No man built a reputation on what he said he was going to do.” A great many success books and seminars promote a secret to success based on big dreams, expensive clothes, and aggressive promotion. In short, if you want to be a success, just act like you already are. If you do this consistently, that is what you will become. There are a lot of variations of this supposed formula for success, but it boils down to: “Think as if you are successful. Make others think you are successful. Then you […]