What is a Branded Man?
A branded man is an advocate. He is a man who lives by a belief system and conducts himself according to that belief and ideal. He is a man who is convinced of who he is by living out and expressing his life with a strategy and purpose. He is a man who is consistent and trustworthy and has the reputation of being genuine and one-of-a-kind. He is a man who realizes that he is far from perfection, but willing to work on himself daily. He loves his family, respects others, has a mindset for improvement, and is willing to trust God in all aspects of his life.
So how does a man become a branded man? A man becomes a branded man by recognizing his strengths and putting them into practice. He becomes a branded man by defining what he values and living life according to those values. He becomes a branded man by believing that he exists because he has a purpose for his life. A purpose that only God can provide and reveal. He becomes a branded man because he has passion for life. A passion for living and expressing all of his uniqueness and characteristics to his circles of influence; including his loved ones at home – his wife and children.
He becomes a branded man by not thinking and believing that his current reality is his future reality, but instead, he is willing to work out the potential that exists within him because who he is today is only in seed form. He becomes a branded man because he recognizes that he has powerful influence over others, and because of this influence comes great care and responsibility. He uses his influence to teach, coach and lead, and be a positive example to those who willingly and unwillingly choose to follow him.
He becomes a branded man because he carries convictions in his heart and is willing to speak to those convictions when challenged. He is led by Holy Spirit and takes his relationship with God seriously. He listens first, calls on wisdom second, and speaks with authority because he has spent time in the presence of God.
He becomes a branded man because he is inspired and inspires. He breathes life into the lives of others; especially his wife and children. He becomes a branded man because he has created a vision for his life and has expressed that vision to his family and those he leads. And lastly, he becomes a branded man because he is a leader. A leader of people, resources, ideas, and strategies. He’s learned that leadership is not about what he can get from others, but what he can give to others.