Do controversy and business mix? Here’s my stance, take it or leave it 😉
I’ve heard it before: don’t mix business with religion or politics or anything controversial. But I don’t agree. People put controversy on certain subjects because they have strong beliefs about them and have a hard time accepting differing opinions.
Honestly? I don’t really care. I mix business with family because I’m a work at home mom and that’s my thing. I frequently post about controversial topics that are important to me and that’s not going to change just because I’m a business owner. Quite the opposite, actually. When people choose to do business with me, it should be because what I’m offering them is of value and because of how I do business. If they choose to go elsewhere because I won’t keep my passions and concerns quiet, too bad so sad, their loss. I’m not going to dilute myself or hide so that people buy from me. That’s not who I am or what I’m about.
God brought me to and through situations that LED me to my business, and then He BLESSED my business, so why on earth would I keep Him OUT of it? To avoid offending somebody with differing beliefs? Nope. Sorry. Not happening. He is the reason I’m here, the reason I’ve come this far, and the reason I’m able to be flexible with my work.
So, before I get super repetitive and jump up on my soap box here, I’ll leave you with this.
Be YOURSELF. Let YOU shine through all that you do. Period. You won’t be for everybody and you don’t WANT or NEED to be. Don’t ever sacrifice a part of yourself for the sake of money.