Christian Entrepreneur; What is it?

A title that is loosely thrown around on social media but yet few understand the REAL concept of it. A christian entrepreneur isn’t just a person who is a christian and an entrepreneur, but rather someone who knows the IMPORTANCE to intertwine faith + business as they relate to each other. They understand the importance of incorporating God into their business, just as much as they do in their personal life. Are you a christian entrepreneur?

  1. Do you pray over your business?

  2. Do you have business strategy talks with God?

  3. Do you openly talk about God in your business?

  4. Do you rely on faith when things get hard?

  5. Do you pray before you make decisions?

  6. Do you pray over your clients/customers?

  7. Do you ask God to lead you?

  8. Have you replaced “self-made” with “God-made”

  9. Do you acknowledge him in all that you do?

  10. Do you have pure intentions/Godly intentions with your business?

If you answered yes to all (or most of these) Kudos to you! If you answered no, that’s ok. It’s never too late to start incorporating God into your business, chances are, he’s been waiting on you to ask :)

Ready to quit on your dreams? Hold on and read this!

Following our dreams can be one of the most difficult things we’ll ever pursue in life. The ups and downs, the uncertainties, and the everyday struggles that come with it can be frustrating to say the least. But did you know that it’s when you are closest to your breakthrough that things get hard? Yes, it’s true. Imagine all of the times when you were on the brink of giving up and then out of nowhere, boom, things started to look up. The same goes for our dreams. It takes time, effort, and a whole lot of perseverance to keep pushing, but in the end its worth it. Now, while this is all true, we totally get the fact that some days are going to be more draining than others, so we’ve put together a list of things to do when you're feeling like throwing the towel in.

  1. Take a walk/jog/run, whatever suits you. We’re more the walking type! Sometimes all it takes is a few minutes away from the desk and some fresh air to bring things back into perspective. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

  2. Log off of social media. This is a big one. With social media at our fingertips, its super easy to get in the mindset of comparison. We are constantly being shown the highlight reel of our peers’ lives and we often start to question our own success but as the saying goes; their success does not equal your failure.

  3. Take a personal day. Not just a day off of your 9-5, but a day off of your personal business too. When we overwork ourselves we tend to burn out and THIS is where the “is this really worth it” thoughts come in. Learn to pace yourself. Would it be nice to check off everything on your to-do list daily? Sure! but realistically, the chances of that happening every time are slim to none. Take a day, pamper yourself, no work involved, just lots of self care.

  4. Know that you are not on anyones time other than God’s and your own. You are allowed to take breaks. You are allowed to move at a slower pace. You are allowed to do whatever you need to do to keep yourself grounded.

  5. Lastly, don’t give up hope. God created each of us with a purpose in mind. If he gave you the vision, rest assured he’s given you the ability and resources to make them happen.

xoxo- The Undefined Grace Team

What is fear and how to overcome it.

Fear is the one thing that holds many of us back from living the life that we’ve dreamed of. It’s a cycle of “what-if” scenarios that often exaggerates the truth. How many times have you prepared yourself for the “worst case scenario,” only to have the outcome be nowhere near what you thought it would be?

What we have to understand about fear, is that it comes to disrupt peace. It’s nearly impossible for the two to coexist in the same space. Although it’s easier said than done, you must form a habit of dismissing negative thoughts as soon as they surface. When we dismiss them early on, we don’t give them the chance to grow. The one thing we’ve learned about fear ,is that it’s like a cancer; if you don’t learn to control it, it’ll begin to affect multiple areas of your life.

When you allow this to happen, it’s almost like physically digging yourself into a hole; one that requires hard work to get out of. Living with fear is essentially betting against yourself. You begin to believe that your circumstances are bigger than you, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is, your fears and insecurities are only as big as you allow them to be.

The one for sure way to combat fear is with faith. Faith says, I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I trust that it’ll work out for my good. I trust that God has my best interest at heart and that he’s working on my behalf (because he is…).

Fear or faith; which one do you choose?

-xoxo The Undefined Grace team

In addition to prayer and faith we’ve listed a few tips below to help overcome fear.

Tips:

  1. Travel

  • Traveling doesn’t always have to be somewhere far away or expensive. Sometimes it can be as simple as a weekend getaway with the people closest to you even just a night out on the town to unwind. As crazy as it may sound, you have to MAKE TIME to have fun. Don’t be so busy with making a living, that you forget to actually live.

2. Practice having positive thoughts

  • Sounds crazy to have to “practice” your thoughts right? We’ve all heard the old cliche saying “your mind only believes what you tell it.” So, if you’re constantly telling your mind “Today is going to be a good day,” or “My dreams are coming to fruition,” eventually you’ll start to believe it. Before you know it, your mind will be so consumed with positive thoughts and not only will you have changed your way of thinking, but you’ll also have changed your life. Start speaking things into existence!

3. Journaling

  • Writing down your thoughts is a simple way to release all of your frustrations so that you no longer have to “carry” them. Sometimes the things we experience in life can’t be shared with anyone other than in our prayers but holding them in sometimes causes more damage than it does good. Get a journal, write down your thoughts and leave them there. It’ll feel good to be able to release those thoughts and not feel so bottled up with emotions.

4. Yoga / Exercise

  • Exercising and yoga can not only strengthen the body physically, but also the mind. If you can dedicate just 15-20 minutes a day to exercising, you’ll notice a huge difference.

5. Reading

  • When’s the last time that you’ve picked up a good book? Or read a good blog (other than this one of course!)? We get it, sometimes we barely have time for ourselves and our families, let alone finding time to read! The good thing is, reading doesn’t always have to be in a book. It can be a blog such as this, that offers advice for certain areas of your life or even a magazine that highlights all of your favorite hobbies. Whatever it is that you like to read, find it and do it often. We’ll cut you some slack today since you’ve just read through this :)

Hopefully, you’ll find our tips valuable and start implementing them into your daily routine. In the end, it’s not about whether fear resurfaces or not, it’s about how prepared you are to handle it when it does. It all starts with you.