This is Sword and Savvy, a video-chat style interview show, like grabbing a virtual coffee with a Christian business mentor. Guests are established Christian entrepreneurs who talk about how their faith impacts their business and how their business impacts their faith. Click to learn more, including how to become a guest.

In this episode…

  • How to balance life and entrepreneurship (4:09)
  • Including God in business decisions, and watching how He provides (10:03)
  • Getting over the poverty mindset (22:30)
  • Giving with a generous spirit in business (28:31)
  • Importance of continually improving your skills (36:28)
  • What to do if you’re having trouble getting customers (43:37)

Guest Bio:

Roman Randall is an entrepreneur, a family man, and a follower of Jesus Christ. He’s also the founder of Summit Digital Marketing, a digital marketing company helping businesses get found online and increase their reach, revenue and impact. He’s the host of The Entrepreneur’s Summit Podcast, founder of the Travel Hacking Academy, and co-founder of Digit-Oral Publishing Services.

Check out Roman’s podcast (The Entrepreneur’s Summit, on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play), his marketing business (Summit Digital Marketing), and his personal site (

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Bible Verses, Links, and Quoted Sayings:

• Quoted: “Only the disciplined are free. The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions.” (quote by Stephen Covey)
• Quoted: “Motivation gets you going, discipline keeps you growing” (quote by John Maxwell)
• The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13
Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this” (in context: Psalm 37:3-6,11)
• Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
James 1:19 “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry”
• Proverbs 17:28 “Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise when he closes his lips, he’s deemed intelligent.”
“If You’ve Built Something Worth Saying Yes To, Stop Saying No For Other People” blog post by Jason Zook
• Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”
• Philippians 2:13 “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”
• Kona Ice: “Giveback Programs” page
• Paper + Oats: “Giving Back” page
• Proverbs 3:9-10 “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
“Doing Good and Giving Back” page at Summit Digital Marketing, with info on The Altitude Program and The Restoration Estate
• The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg
• Quoted: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” (quote by Francis Chan)
• Story of Joseph (Genesis 37-45)
• Proverbs 10:22 “The blessing of the Lord makes rich and he adds no sorrow to it.”
• Proverbs 12:24 “The hands of the diligence make rich, but the slothful will be put to forced labor.”
• Roman’s marketing business: Summit Digital Marketing
• Roman’s personal site:
• Roman’s podcast: The Entrepreneur’s Summit on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play

Quotes from this Episode:

“a big part of the Christian life in our relationship with the Lord is a learning how to– our natural response being to seek Him and acknowledge Him and invite Him into the process. […] the way I look at it as like I’m kinda the copilot in my business and God’s the pilot.”

“One of my prayers, whenever there is an opportunity, is like, ‘Lord, if we can truly help this client get results and succeed, let us get the deal and let us work with them, and if we can’t, if we can’t really help them then may we not get it.'”

“You have to put your expectations aside and let God surprise you. I think that’s a big part of our faith is not having expectations on God that hinders Him, letting Him take you places that you never thought you could take you.”

“When we feel God doing something in our lives and when we have an itch, we need to scratch it and we need to see where the Holy Spirit might be leading us. Obviously, if it’s into darkness, it’s not God, but if it’s something where it’s good and right and excellent and praiseworthy, it could be the Lord moving us in a different direction.”

“Business involves money, so you have to get good at charging and you have to make money. If we don’t have a profitable business, you’re not going to be in business for very long, so profit isn’t bad. Profit is proof that you’re actually doing good and that you’re actually winning in business. […] What’s the hardest thing to do on a balance beam? It’s to stay balanced. […] And I think that’s something and for Christians is like we can err so much on like the ‘Christian’ side where it’s ‘I don’t want to make any money’ […] which is fine, you can choose that, that’s not wrong, but it’s also not the only type of ministry. And we can also err on the side of what we were talking before where it’s too much success, too much focus on money, but you want to be in the middle where it’s doing well in business and also succeeding ultimately for the Lord.”

“And I don’t think we should give because we want to get blessed in return. I think we should give because it’s a way that we get to become more like God. He gave us the ultimate gift in Himself.”

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