How to Build Your Business While Building Each Other Up

How to Build Your Business While Building Each Other Up

How to Build Your Business While Building Each Other Up

Our tongues are mighty enough to inflict wounds or build one another up. How often do we stop and think about the power we have to build up our business through our speech? Tune into Mommy Jammies Podcast as Gina talks about keeping our conversation holy.


Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful;  Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth.” 1 Peter 3: 10-11

Embrace Life

In our last two podcasts, we’ve taken a look at setting our priorities on the right course, those aligned with our values. Let’s talk a little today about how to build your business while building each other up.

Community

When Jesus came to Earth he created a community – a community of the Redeemed. God Himself is a community in the form of the Trinity!

It’s hard wired in each one of us to desire community with one another. It’s one of the ways we can truly embrace life – by reaching out to others! While sin separated us in the Fall, and we still don’t love one another perfectly, Jesus wants us to experience it. Though we experience God’s saving grace individually, we can be transformed (sanctified) within a community. This community isn’t just the church or our family, but also our business relationships.

Indeed, our businesses can require a good portion of our attention and can be a primary way the Lord sanctifies us, desiring that we would in fact- embrace life.

See the Day Fill up with Good

That brings me to seeing the day fill up with good. Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right? You complain, procrastinate, and compare to the point that you just want to crawl back in bed. While those days sometimes happen outside of our control, often those days can be a result of what the rest of the verse says to us.

In our business dealings, how often do we fall prey to sharing screenshots of conversations, saying things we shouldn’t, or taking concerns to a friend first- rather than the Lord. I know I’ve been guilty of all of those and in fact struggle with this. It’s a distorted version of community, isn’t it?

What can we “put off” and “put on” in order to overcome this struggle? How can we build trust, friendship, and respect with our business colleagues using these put off’s and put on’s?

Say Nothing Evil or Hurtful

Just yesterday a friend called me deeply hurt by words said to her. Words! She wasn’t physically harmed and she wasn’t threatened. No, she was laughed at for a business idea by a friend. This hurt her in the moment and she was still dealing with it the next morning.

It’s hard for us to realize that if we speak without weighing our speech (thinking how it might impact another), we can deeply would someone we actually care about.

How likely is this friend I mention going to be willing to share her business ideas with others again? What will she have to overcome and forgive in order to now show up in the world with her awesome idea?

Snub Evil and Cultivate Good

What can we do when a business friendship is based on a list of who to like and who not to like? Is it possible that maintaining these types of business friendships actually harm your own business and reputation? They can and they do.

We all know that person (and in fact, if we look in the mirror we’re guilty, too) who can’t wait to tell you the ten reasons not to like so and so. While it’s good in business circles to give general warnings and guidance to friends in order to keep them from a bad business deal, it’s not necessary to attach personal descriptives about another person.

Honestly, this is a difficult situation sometimes, but having a policy of carefulness and seeking Wisdom on the subject of sharing about another individual is a good one. Most business mamas are savvy enough to recognize a fraud or bad business relationship.

Run After Peace for All You’re Worth

That brings us back to the beginning. Remember in our last podcast, we determined Who gives us our Peace and Worth. If we’re to run after peace for all we’re worth, let that sink in. God created us for a purpose. Our businesses have a story to tell to the world and pursuing peace in our business relationships will (in the long run) build up our businesses.

Action Point:

Spend some time in prayer, reflecting on ways you tend to run after discord instead of peace. How does knowing what you’re worth and running after peace have the potential to build up others and by extension, build up your own business?

3 Tips to Develop a Wholehearted Business Mindset

3 Tips to Develop a Wholehearted Business Mindset

Developing a mindset begins way before you get to your mind! Listen in as we talk about 3 tips you can use today to develop a wholehearted business mindset. Visit MommyJammiesNight.com to get your free printable mentioned in this podcast.


When you find yourself without direction,  it helps to step back and evaluate your priorities. This starts with establishing your values.

Establishing values begins with a Jesus view of wholeheartedness. Wholeheartedness is first and foremost a heart matter. Where is your heart?

Tip #1

Take time to establish your values. Your values guide your priorities. Seek God’s kingdom in all things.

Tip #2

Live and give grace. Don’t buy into “Girl, wash your face.” Start with “Jesus, wash my heart.”

Tip #3

Put aside grumbling, comparison, and destination confusion. Happiness isn’t a place, it’s internal first. Let Jesus be your peace.

Action Item:

Take 30 minutes to evaluate your values in the four broader areas of your life; spiritual, personal, professional, and health.  Use the free printable as a helpful guide.  _Putting Christ first takes care of everything else

Spiritual– see Matthew 4:4. How’s your spiritual life?

Personal – see Ephesians 4:2 & 3. What do your personal relationships look like right now?

Health –  see 1 Corinthians 6: 19 & 20. In what ways do you need to honor your body?

Professional–  see Psalm 15:1-5. How do you show up in your business?

Worth Reading

Girl, Start Apologizing: Living in Light of the Gospel

Recovering from Burnout | Tips to Turn Things Around

Recovering from Burnout | Tips from a work at home mom to get back in your business after burnout

 

Recovering from Burnout | Tips from a work at home mom to get back in your business after burnout

Have you ever experienced a fast-track to success only to discover yourself burnt out? That’s where I found myself and this podcast about is how I turned things around.

  • Fast track to business success in the Virtual Assistant world
  • Where I’ve been the last five months
  • How I got back in my business

Dealing with Your Business Brain

“If you’re overwhelmed, I know one thing about you. Your head is full of junk!” – Mel Robbins

Action Creates Momentum

 

Following God in All Things

Following God in All with special guest, Felice Gerwitz ~ Episode 53

Welcome to our special Throw Back Thursday edition of Mommy Jammies Night! Once per month we’ll give kudos to a previously unpublished or replay podcast or audio.

This week’s Throw Back Thursday is from creator of Mommy Jammies Night, Felice Gerwitz, Following God in All Things

Have you ever had a plan that didn’t go exactly how you thought it would? Did you want to throw in the towel?

Felice reminds us not to grow discouraged, but to place our faith in the ONE who is in control of all things. His plan is much better!

Get your free download 5 Gems to Remember by Felice Gerwitz

 

 

How to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose

How to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose

Do you hustle? Are you going from one thing to the next- burning the candle at both ends? I’m so glad you tuned in tonight!

Our guest for tonight’s podcast of the Mommy Jammies Night show is Ana (pronounced Ahna, like the Princess in Frozen!) Willis, They Call Me Blessed. We are talking about how to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose.

About Ana Willis

Ana Willis

From Ana’s site, “My name is Ana Willis, I’m the founder of They Call Me Blessed, this inspiring and encouraging online community for moms where you landed today. I’m a pastor, certified health coach, wife of 10 years and blessed homeschool mom to 3 amazing children: Ben, Hadassah, and Ariella.

I’m the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years, Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, Hebrew for Homeschoolers, and the Beyond Blessed Life Planner.

Show Notes

How does hustle hurt you? Ana shares how her own constant working and serving cost her her health, her finances, and almost her marriage.

What is the definition of hustle? Ana explains how it hurts us in the long run and isn’t God’s best for us.

How do we take our life back from being a slave to the hustle mindset? Ana gives us questions to ask ourselves to make us aware of where we need to make changes.

What are some symptoms of hustling? Muli-tasking, burn out, and more.


This inspiring conversation with Ana will bless you with practical encouragement and action steps to turn from the pursuit of “the next best thing” and turn towards a life of content based on God’s best for us. She shares how listening to Him in the middle of her recovery from stress and burn out turned her life around and gave her a ministry to women today- to claim, “They Call Me Blessed.”

I encourage you to visit her blog and be blessed by her joy and encouragement. 

Visit Ana at her website: They Call Me Blessed 

And her social media channels:

Facebook

Facebook Group: They Call Me Blessed MOMS

And also check out the course mentioned in the podcast, Hebrew for Homeschoolers (Summer Intensive), Herbrew for Homeschoolers 10-week course, and Learn Hebrew Through Songs and Prayers


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How to Choose the Right Work from Home Opportunity for You

How to choose the right work from home opportunity for you starts with determining what will work for your family, personality, and budget. There are so many options. Pick one and start today! FREE Podcast.

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Today’s Mommy Jammies podcast is with special guest, Lindsey Stomberg, from TalkingMom2Mom.com.

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Topic: How to choose the right work from home opportunity for you.

How to choose the right work from home opportunity for you

 

 

Show References:

Work from Home as a Medical Transcriptionist (also includes the link to the free one hour webinar).

TalkingMom2Mom.com Articles on Home Businesses

Big Sisters Boutique – the start-up business of Lindsey Stomberg with her daughters.

FREE Guide to Raising Tiny Entrepreneurs 

VIP Kids

Elite Blogging Academy

Different options for making money from home.

  • Handcrafted items and selling online/ Etsy/ local vendor events (great to do as a family)
  • Not talented enough to do crafts? Options online to design and sell your own tShirts/ mugs/ etc. and you don’t even have to keep any inventory. (Teespring/ Cafepress just to name 2)
  • Multi-Level Marketing (not for everyone but if you have an outgoing personality and a lot of supportive friends/ family these can be super successful)
  • Blogging for profit (Elite Blog Academy)
  • VIPKid (must have a four year degree for this one but pays $14-$22 an hour for teaching English language online)
  • Medical Transcription (Deb Burns – free one hour webinar offer)

How do you know what is right for your situation and budget needs?

  • All work from home opportunities come with risk, some more than others.
  • To some degree all work from home opportunities have start up costs and require extra time devoted to the building of its foundation.
  • Some things require skill immediately and others require just a passion to begin. All will require effort and attention to grow and sustain.
  • It is important to sit down with your spouse and discuss the following:
    • What job will work best for your personality and skill set?
    • What job do you see as being something you can potentially stick with and continue building long term?
    • Are there any budget concerns that need to be addressed when it pertains to start up costs with one vs. another?
    • What is the end goal of your pursuing this? Is this meant to be a hobby or a legitimate income source? How much are you expected to bring in per month and what is the expectation for hours worked?

Choosing to work from home can be very satisfying on many levels. For my personality, I need something that feels like mine separate from homemaking and homeschooling. I pour my creative energy into what I do and it is therapeutic. It also fulfills a need for us financially and that is important too.

Meet Lindsey

Lindsey is a stay at home, work from home mom to six children ten years and younger. She homeschools and enjoys large family living. When Lindsey is not changing diapers, cleaning house and cooking meals, she enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix with her husband … because let’s get real, who has energy after 8PM when you have this many kids?

As her husband would say, Lindsey is a chronic hobbyist. She is always learning a new skill whether that be graphic design, making cloth diapers, or streamlining a start up business with her 9 year old daughter. Lindsey likes to DIY her way around the home, explore natural remedies, and create new and exciting recipes in her Instant Pot during her downtime.

Lindsey is the author of The ABC’s for Godly Children Bible Curriculum. She is the co-author of It’s the Heart Not the Hemline: A Biblical Unit Study on ModestyThe Five Solas: Signs to Follow on the Narrow Path, and Filling Hearts while Cleaning Homes: Five Minute Devotions for Families.

Contact Info

For all questions, comments, and/ or advertising requests please contact us at info@talkingmom2mom.com

You can contact Lindsey individually at lindsey@talkingmom2mom.com


 

 

Mommy Jammies Night with Karla Archer

Tonight’s topic: Mindfulness and its Connection with Anxiety

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I believe that learning how to help and support your loved ones who are struggling with anxiety doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

And I believe that anyone can do it, one small step at a time.   Karla Archer | Mommy Jammies Night

 

Connect with Karla here on Facebook: Her Page

Visit her site and get your free journal pages, Living the Life Fantastic

About Karla:

Despite the fact that my husband and I had our own anxieties as children and adults, it was startling for us to realize that we had four bright, gifted children who were struggling to cope with their own as well. Helping our children navigate anxiety and anxious thoughts felt quite different from managing our own.

We were filled with so much confusion, doubt, worry, and a fear that we were failing our kids and letting them free fall. We desperately wanted to be able to help them cope and lead healthy lives but we didn’t know where to start. Traditional parenting books and tips just weren’t helpful. 

Determined to help, we began searching online, reading books on childhood anxieties, seeking professional help, and talking with teachers and other parents. As we dug deeper, we discovered ways to help our children navigate their own path through a variety of situations. We made it through with a sense of strength, perseverance, and confidence. We even started a local support group for other parents in the same situation.

Today, our children are thriving, happy, and learning to face, share, and manage their own anxieties.

I know you want the same things for your children, and I can help you get there.

Mommy Jammies Night with LaToya Edwards

Thank you to tonight’s sponsor: Sony Pictures / Affirm Films: The Star

 

 

La Toya Edwards {Mommy Jammies Night}

Hi! I’m LaToya, a certified Christian Life Coach and mentor. I am a recovering perfectionist and control freak who loves old movies, good books, and strawberry Häagen-Dazs® ice cream.  A few years ago I traded in a law degree to stay home and homeschool my boys and I never looked back!

When my first marriage fell apart and I found myself a single mom with two kids trying to be mom, student, and take care of the house I was beyond overwhelmed.

Fast-forward a few years and I was facing the biggest trial of my life.  I was healing from an abusive marriage, my children were dealing with PTSD, and I was struggling to keep my faith in God. I had stopped dreaming and hoping for the future.

One day I found the strength to get up and start moving forward. I started praying, fasting, and studying my Bible like never before. I was able to dream again and live a life full of passion and purpose.  I started enjoying my children and my work.In short, I started living again. And I have only grown stronger and found more peace every single day.

Through trials of divorce, depression, death, and abuse I have learned how to find joy and God’s purpose and plan in broken circumstances. Those hard times were when I grew the most spiritually. I faced my fears and found a strength I never knew that I had. It is my hope that through this blog I can encourage and equip you to do the same.

I don’t have all the answers but I can share my own struggles and a few tips and tricks that have helped me along the way. You will find encouragement and inspiration for growing closer to God and stronger in your faith!  VISIT LATOYA today and be inspired! >>> I want to be inspired!

 

Tonight’s Topic: Weathering Life’s Storms with LaToya Edwards

Check out her new book:

Come to the well | How to connect with God through journaling - LaToya Edwards

Special thanks to homeschooling dad, musician, and editing professional Sean Dehart

 


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5 Hidden Benefits to Staying Stuck | Kat Sturtz

5 Hidden Benefits to Staying Stuck | Kat Sturtz

 

Topic: The 5 Hidden Benefits of Staying Stuck

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Show Notes:

If you’re human, you’ve struggled with managing time, managing projects, and managing life. A 1,000 self-help books and courses won’t help you get past procrastination if you don’t look at the elephant in the room! WHY? Why do you choose to procrastinate? Why avoid projects and things that need to be done?

Join Kat & Gina as they chat about specific action steps you can take to move forward and discover the 5 Hidden Benefits of Staying Stuck!

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From Kat:

Ready to Rock Your Unique Path to Success?

•  Do the words ” Just Do It ” make you cringe? •  Feel like everyone got the how-to instructions but you? •  Tired of being stuck … confused about what to do next? •  Worried … fearful … lacking confidence? •  Afraid to waste more time on programs that promised BIG … … but left you feeling small and inadequate?

It’s time to try something new. An entirely different approach. One that recognizes what makes YOU unique and will help you finally take those next vital steps forward with clarity and confidence. Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime to take it and put it to good use.

As an experienced author, editor, speaker, business coach, practical intuition expert, and energy techniques practitioner, my passion is helping small business entrepreneurs and service providers who:

  • Have BIG and BOLD dreams.
  • Have a history of modest triumphs but are struggling to get a new or stalled dream moving.
  • Are working hard but seriously doubting if the success they seek is really possible for them.
  • Are wondering why the same smarts and skills and persistence that produced good, even great, results before seem to be failing them now.
  • Are ready for change and committed to taking responsibility to make things happen.

 

 

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Faithfulness and Endurance During Life’s Biggest Hurts with Jen Grice

Faithfulness and Endurance During Life's Biggest Hurts with Jen Grice

 

Faithfulness and Endurance During Life’s Biggest Hurts with Jen Grice 

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Faithfulness + Endurance Through Life’s Biggest Hurts

George Mueller is known for saying, ‘To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings.”

Just like George Mueller and some of the other people I’ll be talking about, I too have learned my faith and learned to endure through my life’s biggest hurt.

If you’re a homeschooling mom like myself, you read the story of George Mueller and how his faith helped him to feed and house thousands of orphans. I just love hearing stories about how other people have used faith to survive. We actually read through the Christian Heroes Then And Now book, about George Mueller, while I was going through my divorce trial. It opened my eyes to the fact that…

God uses life’s hardest times to bring His sons and daughters to a place where their only hope is found in their faith in Him.

 I was one of those people who said, it won’t happen to me… it won’t happen to us. We’ll never divorce… I’m “married for life.” We can’t control the actions and choices of other people, our husbands, our family or our friends… so sometimes we get hurt. Sometimes we have to deal with suffering. I’ve never been sold into slavery but I was told to get out of my mother’s home at the young age of 16, with nowhere to go. I’ve never been to jail. But I’ve been confined to a hospital bed, pregnant, struggling to survive while people I considered family pretended I didn’t exist.

Betrayal. Treachery. Pain. Humiliation. Falsely accused. Unjust punishment and suffering. Feeling alone and forgotten.

Anyone else experience these hurts before? I think we’d all agree that these are the biggest. And they can prove to be the biggest threat to our faith as well.

It’s even more painful when we experience these things, from family, or from someone who vowed to love, honor, and cherish you for life.

These are the very feelings Genesis Joseph felt as he faced trials that were inflicted on him because of the choices of others. Sin causes problems. And usually innocent victims feel the brunt of the pain of someone else’s sinful heart. And we don’t always get what we expect out of life. Those biggest hurts… tend to disrupt our life’s focus.

I know I expected to get married and then stay that way until I died. I expected my husband to stay faithful only to me. After that I expected him to repent of his behaviors, get help and spiritual guidance, and then stop the sin. But that’s not what happened. I was betrayed and then served divorce papers… and told I was the one forsaking.

 

Someone walked out and then God walked in.

He said, never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you. (Hebrew 13:5)

Joseph learned to depend on God for everything. So have I. Our Father took very good care of us discarded people. Providence was there the whole time. I had no idea how I was going to get through this but I knew where to look for guidance. I spent a lot of time reading God’s Word. I felt so much like Joseph. I felt betrayed. I was being blamed and feeling humiliated.

Even in my pain and anger at God, because of my situation, I knew there was more to my situation. I knew my faith was being tested. I remembered verses about growing my faith. But my eyes would look at my circumstances and I was afraid and felt alone. When the promises were easy to forget I would write them on my bathroom mirror and on my forearm… just trying to keep my faith.

And I’m here to share I’ve made it through… and to encourage you too with my story.

Through my life’s biggest trial, struggles and pain, I’ve learned these three things about faithfulness and endurance.

#1 : God is always with us – guiding, comforting, and protecting us

#2: We grow in faith as we endure

#3: God has a purpose for pain – a divine destiny

Our response to life’s biggest hurts? Faithfulness and endurance. To recap we do this by remembering that God is always with us, growing in our faith as we endure, and looking out for the purpose for our pain and suffering.

If that’s you right now, I want to encourage you! You can and will get through this too. God is with you! Slow and steady wins the race… we just have to keep pushing forward.

 

You can survive divorce with Jen Grice


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