When I started Cyndi’s Light Work Designs, my ultimate dream and my initial goal was to sell my designs on tee-shirts, mugs and tote bags. That was exactly what I envisioned. When people visited my website, they emailed me asking if I could create custom designs for their ministries and businesses and because I have this deep passion for creating unique masterpieces, I was thrilled, elated and overjoyed to produce one-of-a-kind masterpieces for those customers who loved my work. It was then that I started a new aspect of my design business making custom designs.
I found myself creating banners and logos for new clients. Before I took on any new design jobs and before delving into the design process, I always went to the Lord to ask Him for His wisdom and guidance. I then prayed that once the custom design had been created, my customer would love it. The custom design aspect of Cyndi’s Light Work Designs was an enormous success, but unfortunately, the work wasn’t steady. I received graphic design jobs here and there, every once in a blue moon. It was then that I found myself all over the map trying to figure out what steps I should take in order to earn a weekly income.
Here I was, an entrepreneur and still desperately trying to find my way as a self-taught graphic designer.
I often became frustrated because things just weren’t happening for me the way that I had hoped and I quickly found out why. When I realized the fact that there was so much more to graphic design, I lost my initial focus. I had no clue as to what I was doing. I began concentrating on custom designs and custom designs only. There was nothing wrong with that, but I let all my other plans for my design business lay dormant and for far too long. None of these things made any sense. I didn’t realize that there were multiple streams of income waiting to be made and I was just lost, plain and simple.
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Here I was going in ten million directions with no focus and no goals. I was still holding on to my dreams, but I wasn’t working to my fullest potential. I knew that I had to do things differently in terms of running my graphic design business and if I wanted to experience and enjoy true success with and in my business, I had to take on a whole new approach.
I sat down and wrote out a plan. Not so much a marketing plan, but a wise plan. A God-given plan that would help me to see that I have this amazing business and I need to revise it if I wanted to enjoy the prosperity and success I longed for. My goal wasn’t to make money. For me, the goal was getting the world to see the awe-inspiring, life-altering gifts that God had blessed me with through my amazing designs. Prosperity and success defines my lifestyle, and money, well it just defines the business aspect of Cyndi’s Light Work Designs and for me it goes so much further than earning a dollar. It is imperative that I share my gifts, talents, skills and great abilities with the world because all these components that help to make my business a business, is from God the Father which means I have to use all that He’s blessed me with to bring glory and honor to His Holy, Righteous and Just Name.
I hand wrote a plan for myself and for Cyndi’s Light Work Designs. Sometimes handwritten plans are better because for me, I feel like my heart speaks to me a lot more clearer when I hand write things if that makes any sense at all. The words just seem to flow when I write them in a journal. I wrote out a plan and I made up my mind that if I’m going to do have this graphic design business, I need to have things in decent and perfect order. I also knew that if I was ever going to have the kind of business that I envision for my life and my family, I needed to really focus. I need motivation along with a touch of inspiration. Well, I found that on a prayer call with Divine Diamond Ministries.
The ladies on the call that night gave me such a warm, uplifting and motivating message that I’ve been soaring ever since that evening. Apostle Lougenia Trailblazer Rucker, founder of DDM, really spoke motivation into my heart which gave me the very thing that I needed to go to the next level and beyond in all my businesses and ministries. I have not slowed up nor have I been on a roller-coaster. My businesses have been sky-rocketing and with the new launch about to take place, I am excited! It has been the blessing that I was missing out on because of my own lack of certain things in my businesses.
Cyndi’s Light Work Designs is about to take on a life of it’s own. I dream, hope and pray that my design business will become the premiere of gifting with it’s beautiful designs.
I know that we all have gifts that we can utilize and not necessarily for financial gain, but just to make others happy, to change lives and to be a blessing to someone who may be in dire need of a blessing.
- If you have a business or if you’re thinking about starting your own business remember to work from your passion.
- Use your God-gifted goals wisely, intelligently and always in a way that pleases the Lord.
- Don’t make your focus money; make God your focus, your family and then your business and watch your business soar.
- Always remember to give God thanks before you begin your work day because your faith in God will keep moving you higher and higher, not only in your business, but in your life as well.
- Demonstrate Godly manners and speak in a way that is pleasing to God and to your heart and your customers will learn to trust you.
- Demonstrate superior customer service skills with your potential customers and to all those you network and make connections with.
All of these things make for a highly prosperous and phenomenal business.
Cynthia G. Boyer