After being an entrepreneur for almost a decade (at the writing of this article) I can guarantee you that things are not always a “bed of roses,” sometimes that “bed of roses” has some thorns in it. What do I mean by that? I mean that there has been ups and downs, trying times, and times when I felt like “Is this business stuff really meant for me?” Yes, it’s all good now, almost ten years later, but it sure wasn’t always that way.
What kept me going? One of the biggest things that kept me motivated was faith. I prayed and asked God for divine direction and divine wisdom. I also asked Him for divine strength. And I remembered that I wasn’t in the business world all alone. Entrepreneurship is fun and rewarding, but that doesn’t mean that there are not struggles.
One of my biggest struggles as an entrepreneur was when my 2 week old grandson passed away. I was going through a lot, but I still had to stay focused on what I was doing in business. I had to tap into my faith and divine strength so that I could keep going “in the midst” of so much pain. Maybe you haven’t faced what I faced, but we all face something, but the key is not to give up.
Remember that God has called you to business for a reason, but that doesn’t mean that things will always be easy, but what it does mean is that you will have the grace to overcome any roadblocks, and can be an amazing and successful entrepreneur. And it means that because you are operating in divine purpose you can live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. One that makes you excited to get out of bed and looking forward to serving others. A life that is built on the foundation of faith, happiness, and peace. A life that gives you an abundance of freedom emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially. And a life that you deserve. So remember that faith works in life and in business.
Dr. Shauntel Peak-Jimenez is the founder of The Character and Self-Esteem (CASE) Institute where she provides life coach training and certification to purpose-driven individuals. She specializes in providing inspiration and education to help others transform their purpose into profit.