Faith – A Must Have for Women Entrepreneurs



As a business owner I’ve learned the importance of diligence and what it truly means to be consistent.

When I worked in corporate America I was faithful in getting up and going to work every single day, five, sometimes six, days a week depending on the season. I had to get up every day at 6 o’clock to leave my home by 6:45 am to get to work by 7. I dreaded leaving my children each morning but I knew if I wanted to keep all four of them in private I had to go to work. I enjoyed the work but I didn’t like my hours.  I had a great boss. He and I had an excellent rapport.

For  twelve consecutive years I traveled to work working on a job that prevented me from taping into my great potential and discovering my gifts and talents. Oftentimes when we are forced into a situation we don’t want to be in we miss out on such much because it seems like our hands are tied, and our brain is not being fully utilized if that makes any sense at all.  Even though the place that employed me taught me some of the most amazing lessons in my life through the people I encountered, connected and interacted with on a daily basis I was still missing something in my life as well as in my career because I was super unhappy working for someone else and right before I walked away from that 9-5 as program coordinator I began to discover that I was this phenomenal creative being who wanted so much more for my family and myself.

My journey as an entrepreneur began when I was about 14 years old. I used to dream big dreams. I used to browse through the Philadelphia Magazine and tell myself that I was going to buy my parents a mini-mansion with a Mercedes Benz parked in the drive way.  I’m still dreaming that same dream today, but the difference today is that I now know what it means to believe, trust and have mountain moving faith in God.  I could have gone so much further in my life, achieved much more and I could have had much more in terms of material objects if only I knew what the word faith really meant.  Having faith in God is one of the most important principles that I had to learn in my life as well as in my business.
Learning to deepen my faith and applying it to every aspect of my life has truly changed my life. All the money in the world cannot compare to having faith in God. Trusting God with my whole heart has blessed me in ways in which I will always be grateful. My life is stress fear. I don’t worry about what people think about me or if they laugh at my newest business venture. I don’t have doubt or fear and my confidence has soared taking me to a whole new level in my life. I can honestly say I am bold, I am courageous and I am powerful. I’m not afraid to try new things. I’m no longer afraid to tell people how I really feel and I’m not afraid to say no if I don’t want to do something that I just don’t want to do.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for. The evidence of things not seen.

God’s word is truly phenomenal and awesome.

Each and every time I spend time alone in His word reading studying and meditating upon His word I find myself in awe of His principles which have helped me to build my business as well as building an unbreakable foundation for my business.

Growing up in a loving and nurturing home with my mother, father and four siblings, I attended Sunday School and church just about every Sunday.  I always enjoyed walking to Sunday School with my neighbors.  We had such a good time and I looked forward to going to the candy store before our feet ever entered into the church doors.

As a child, I had a ball jumping double-dutch and doing all the things I incorporated into my lifestyle as a child.  I had an awesome childhood and have countless memories of my days growing on in Philadelphia, PA.
As I grew older and still having a blast with my friends, what I didn’t realize is that I would become a business owner who lacked faith and without faith you cannot do anything.  I mean I knew absolutely nothing about the word faith and just how it could change my life in an instant if I had faith in God. What’s sad is that I didn’t know the importance of having faith and if I did understand it’s meaning, I could have done things and gone places I never could have imagined.  I never even heard the word faith until I was about 40 years old.

I began learning about faith through the reading of God’s word and from a friend who had written an extensive article on “Believe and Receive.”  Her article was just what I needed to help me to grow my typing and now, design business all because my faith in God has deepened.  I now know what it means to simply trust in God!

I Began my Journey with Faith in Tow and Soared to my Destination!

When I began my design business years ago, I envisioned what I wanted to do with my designs.  I wanted to color blank canvasses with light and purpose.  I worked, got down on myself and threw in the towel more times than I could count.  Until I let everything go.
I took all my worries, fears and stress straight to the throne and left them there and my faith sky-rocketed and I saw major changes in my business that have kept me soaring ever since.

My faith has:

  • Given me confidence I never knew I could have
  • It has taught me to be bold
  • It has taught me to be courageous
  • It has taught me to not be afraid to do things
  • It has taught me to be obedient to do God.
  • It has taught me to do whatever it is God tells me to do because I know He’s going to equip me with the tools I need.
  • It has taught me that I don’t have to do things I don’t want to do just because others expect me to.

My faith has blessed me and my business abundantly and now I live a prosperous life; not because I am financially wealthy, but because I am spiritually rich!