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Lots had happened since my last update, God has been gracious.

I guess the most important update that I would like to share is what God is doing in my heart. I am going thru some pruning experience with the Lord that made me re-think of marketing strategies, and how I intend to help other people in the area of Marketing. If you have been following me for a while, you would notice that I have slowed down with my online activities. Yeah, I need to find value in what I have been doing for a while. I searched my heart and asked, what would I get from all of these?  Will it bring me closer to my purpose in life? By helping others market themselves or their brands, am I collaborating with them in creating an illusion or lie?

Please don’t get me wrong, I still believe on social web as online tool for biz, and personal growth. But personal branding and marketing builds a perception, what IF the perception being created is only an illusion? Half truth? Exaggerated? Target specific?

I am moving away from maybe a marketing pitfall  called “perception”.  Marketing is being taught as the ability to create perceptions, and perceptions are  truth. With that, there is a thin line now separating marketing from lies. And another thin line separating “the meeting of a need” from “manipulating a want”.

There is so much the Lord is working in my heart, I am praying that I can respond humbly and learn the lesson.  Allow me to close this blog post with this passage:

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain Psalms 127:1

Yes, marketing, traditional or digital, can build a brand, personal  or corporate. It can even give an illusion of success. But unless it’s not built on lie, soon everything will fall a part.

Opportunities, recognition, prestige and whatever that comes to the mind of a person seeking recognition or prestige [this is not bad per se, ha], can also be found in the Lord, minus the stress of creating  a “perception”.

Go ahead, try it 🙂

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