24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” NIV
If you know me you know that everything I believe in is based on scripture. My mission is to ensure my blog reflects exactly who I am, what I believe in, and how I know it has impacted my personal life and business.
I share the above scripture from Mark 11:24 because my story is completely based on this scripture verse.
As I shared in my initial story, “Be Strong and Courageous,” I completely took a leap of faith with my business in July of 2017.
I hope the magnitude of my business and immediate success inspires you to take action on your dreams, and empowers you to keep going when doubt and fear invades your mind.
Am I saying make unreasonable choices with no plan of execution, ABSOLUTELY NOT. As I shared I had been living my life on a specific income for about 4 years. Over time I had acquired a home, vehicles, a pool, and so much more based on our household income. Most importantly my two children are completely dependent on every choice my husband and I make.
So starting my own business on a wim, and expecting to grow it practically over night most definitely took A LOT OF FAITH AND PRAYER!
Does that mean I don’t get scared, or worry about bills?
No, I am no different than any other mother simply trying to make the best decisions for her family. There is a difference in just trying to, “Get by,” and “AIMING to THRIVE.”
My plan was never to just, “Get by.” My plan was always to build an empire. When I am afraid, I immediately get to work. I work on something that will move my business that moment. I spend as little time as I can in the worrying state. Worrying will not pay my bills or get me closer to my dreams and goals. It also show my team, that I don’t believe in myself. So how could I expect them to believe in me, or themselves?
I remind myself that worry and fear is a made up situation in our minds. It is not what is actually happening, it is what we FEAR COULD happen. Again, not what IS happening. Remember, FAITH OVER FEAR, as referenced in my post, “Be Strong and Courageous.”
I never confuse “Busy” with “Productive.” What I mean by this is, working on mailings, and putting together giftables all day will not move my business the most. That is busy work. However, spending an hour each day sending out mailings, like customer appreciation, upcoming specials, and birthday and anniversary cards is a better plan. The rest of the day can be spent inspiring and empowering new business owners to thrive as well. This is productive work. Do not confuse, BUSY with PRODUCTIVE. While those things are very important and are what sets you apart from other business owners, you must manage your time according to what moves your business the most.
Where have you been spending your time?
Rather than spending your time worrying you may not make it, get busy moving your business. What this means to me is prayer, and faith.
From the moment I decided to take my leap of faith, leave my corporate job, and start a business I was praying for the guidance and wisdom to build a strong lucrative business. Prior to that leap, I was praying for answers, I prayed for guidance to make a sound decision that my family could rely on.
I believed in my success, I believed in my mission, I believed in what I could do with God’s guidance, and I got moving. Although I was praying, I already believed success was mine, was my families. I bet on, Carly, because I knew I was a sure thing!
I crafted a solid and achievable plan, and started executing!
I hope this short post inspires you to take a sound action. Believe in you! Believe the success is yours with everything you have, and GET MOVING!