Imagine

Imagine waking up one morning and realizing that you are repeating the same day as yesterday or that you had somehow gone back in time. How would you feel? What would you do? Would you do something today that you had intended to do yesterday but never got around to it? Would you make different decisions than you did in the past and alter your future? Or would you continue doing the same things you’ve done day after day, year after year thinking that you can’t be anything but what you are now? Unfortunately, there are many women who do just that – go with the status quo and never make a change; because of the “IF NOT FOR” the business has not been started.

It becomes a frightening thought for them because of things that have happened to them in their past and to be honest it happened to me as well.

But I had to ask myself a question that you should ask yourself as well. Who would I be if not for…? For some, it’s the sexual abuse they suffered. Or the abortion they had. Or the divorce they went through. Or the bullying they endured. Or the premature closing of the business you worked so hard for. No matter what the issue understand that God can use the scars of your circumstance for His good. Had I not asked myself that question and allowed God to use me I wouldn’t be in the position of helping individuals realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

If Rosa Parks had not asked herself that question and allowed God to use her she wouldn’t have stood for her rights by sitting in the front of the bus. If Mary hadn’t asked herself that question and allowed God to use her she wouldn’t have become the mother of Jesus Christ.

You’re probably saying to yourself that these were great women but remember that greatness begins with just one step and one decision. Are you ready to take that step today? Are you ready to find out who YOU BE?

Creating Partnerships For A Successful Business

Partnerships are the lifeline for every successful business and should be at the top of the list. 

Have you heard of the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child”?  Well, the same thing applies to your business.  It’s going to take collective ideas, relationships, and community support to help you along your business journey.  The key is knowing who, when, and how?

We must know who to partner with, when’s the right time to partner, and how the partnership will benefit all parties involved.

Before getting started, know what you want to gain from a partnership.  Know your mission, vision, target market, and how you want to be viewed by the public. Have your short and long term goals and expectations written down clearly for your business. If you need help, ask for it.  Find a mentor who can guide you through this process.

Next, be open and ready.  Get out there and interact with others.  Share your business through networking opportunities, social events, and social media. Interact with others as much as possible. People will be drawn to those who they can relate to, who they can trust, and those who are approachable.  Be confident in yourself and in your business and share your mission every chance you get.  Eventually, people will be drawn to you and will want to do business with you. 

Reconnect with those you have developed an interest in and learn more about their business.  Develop a working relationship and find out how you can help one another.  You may decide to partner together for future projects or simply become a referral base for one another.  It is important to sit down and discuss what the expectations are for all parties involved to make sure the you all have the same end goal in mind.  

The key to partnerships is building genuine relationships with other businesses and community organizations to help expand your market.  You can also exchange goods and services through partnerships.  You are not expected to know how to do everything.  If marketing is not something you are good at, partner with a marketing firm.  If you need help building a website or new logo for your business, partner with a graphic designer or professional branding coach.  If you are continuously building business partnerships, you will not need to look far to get your next big project completed because they will be a phone call away. 

RayLynn Hall, Founder & CEO Women Empowered Aim For Success LLC www.weaimforsuccess.com

 

Business Centered in Love

Love and Trust

Your mission, vision, and values are the core of your business. Everything you do will have roots in these three things, and for that reason it so important that love and trust are incorporated into your foundation. There are two things we will establish before we go through developing your mission, vision and values: 

  1. Love needs to be at the center of any business
  2. We do not own our business, God does

According to Christ there is no commandment greater than love, and yet so many of us do not even consider how to love when we create our business. Whatever industry you are in, there is no doubt that you have been blessed with the gifts to succeed. It says so in 1 Corinthians 12, but in chapter 13 it says that we are nothing and we gain nothing without love.

Is love your purpose?

If you are participating in this conference, then God has given you a vision and an opportunity to share His love for the world using your unique talents. Do not let this confuse you! Though it may be your opportunity it is God’s business.

No matter what industry you are working in there will be a moment where you will want to take credit for success instead of giving that glory to God. When that moment comes your reaction will show you what is most important to you. Remember “let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Mission, Vision, and Values

Now that we have centered ourselves in love, and have submitted ourselves to God’s will, we can begin to craft our mission and vision statements and the values of our business.

Your mission is concise statement that delivers the purpose and intention of your company. It will highlight the product and illuminate the goal you hope to achieve.

Your vision is a powerful way to share God will achieve through you. It is statement of the direction you are going and where that direction will lead to. A God given mission may be scary because often times it is bigger than you believe you can handle. It is ok, that’s a good thing.

The values chosen will embody the character of your business, and in turn will reflect upon your individual character. You want impactful words and that bring no question about your brand.

Aaron Barreiro

Nineteen Transformational Speakers at Inaugural FaithPrint Virtual Summit

By: Philonda C. Johnson, Virtual Summit Host


We are thrilled to announce 19 expert speakers and entrepreneurs who will share their stories of purpose, faith, power, and strategy at the Inaugural 2016 FaithPrint Virtual Summit: Discover How to Design Your Business Plan God’s Way. This amazing God-centered event will launch live Monday, December 19th-Friday, December 23rd, 2016.

Here are our amazing Virtual Summit Speakers:

  • Lisa Lewis: Spiritual Mentor, Speaker, Best Selling Author, Founder & CEO of Kick Boxing Believers, LLC
  • Martina Coates-Nance: CEO, Your Clarity Coach LLC – Coach, Consultant, Speaker, Author
  • Nichelle Womack:Life & Business Strategist, Author, Real Estate & Insurance Broker, Inspirational Speaker, CEO of Lift my Sisters Up
  • Danica Trebel: Family and Life Coach, Founder and CEO at Fix This Kid Life Coaching and Motivational Radio Host
  • Aaron Barreiro: CEO and Founder of Standing Together: Ambassadors for Regional Transformation (START)
  • Tiffany Eve Lawrence: Speaker, Founder & CEO of Covered Cubs “Helping Parents Protect Their PRIDE”
  • Althea McIntyre: Business Coach & Mentor of The Best Career For Me, Power and Soul At Work
  • Latonia Price: Personalize Your Faith Coach, Author, Human Behavioral Consultant, Empowerment Speaker
  • Kecia Hayslett: RN, Home Healthcare & Life Coach, Author, Speaker, CEO of Arms of Compassion  
  • Darlisa Ditz: The Virtual Consultant & Entrepreneur Educator
  • Ohilda Holguin: Speaker, Author, Spiritual Teacher, and COO of Elite Sales Consulting Group
  • Maria Casillas: Personal & Business Finance Coach, Founder of Cash In On Change LLC, Speaker
  • Andrea Ashcraft: Trainer, Lifecoach, Consultant – SunnySoulUp, LLC
  • Nigeria Lockley: Author, Speaker, and Strategist Pushing Women from Passion to Purpose to Prosperity
  • RaKhia Celestiales Fe’: The Purpose Connector, Mindset Enthusiast, Speaker and Brand Marketing Coach
  • RayLynn Hall: Speaker & CEO of Women Empowered Aim For Success LLC
  • Kortina Smith: CEO & Founder of Happy Granola, LLC. Motivational Speaker. 4 Time Stroke Survivor!
  • Dr. Keita Joy: Success Coach, Speaker, Author & Lifestyle Expert
  • Lynne Harris-Taylor: Television Executive Producer and Motivational Speaker
  • Philonda C. Johnson: MasterPurpose Coach, Audacity Stylist, Author and CEO of The Leadership Playground

The FaithPrint Virtual Summit was created to provide innovative ideas and best practices to new Christian Entrepreneurs as they craft a strategic blueprint for how to run their business God’s Way. Participate in this free online event to hear from over 19 Christian Entrepreneur experts share action steps and motivational tips to plan and lead your God-centered business.

You can explore the Virtual Summit Agenda here.  Register here to access amazing resources and to join the Virtual Summit’s Exclusive Facebook Group for motivated Christian Entrepreneurs. Looking forward to this event that will truly bless Christian Entrepreneurs around the world!

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For questions, please contact Philonda Johnson at faithprintvs@gmail.com.