This is a post that I’ve been excited to write for the past couple of weeks, I just needed the time to devote in order to do my message justice…
To be honest, it may turn many of you “off” and I’m ok with that.
For others, it will give you a far deeper insight into who I am, how I can help you and hopefully help you have the courage to “dig deep” and answer the call to live a purpose driven life.
So here we go….
Let’s start with a confession:
When I got started in the networking marketing industry, and was exposed to personal development for the first time back in 2007, I remember hearing everyone keep talking about finding your “WHY”.
I knew I needed a “WHY”….that as an entrepreneur and network marketer, I better be able to answer the question: “What’s Your Why?”
In fact, when my husband Rich and I were recently honored as Spotlight Members of the Month in November for PRO Elite, I was asked about my “Why” and to be honest I just made something up that was generally what I thought my WHY was….
“To help 1,000 entrepreneurs.”
Some people’s “WHY” is that they want to provide for their family….
But, to be honest, I was quite privileged as a child. And since my husband and I are both professionals, we’ve always had a really nice salary. So, I always knew that my WHY wasn’t monetarily related at all. I knew there was something more…
I always knew that my WHY had to do with “helping people” but that’s super broad…
So was my most recent “WHY”- to help 1,000 entrepreneurs was my lame attempt at narrowing down my “WHY”.
I kept asking myself….
“Help them with what, Natasha?!?!”
I even sat down one Friday evening, and tried SO hard to come up with my “Mission Statement”.
Couldn’t do it.
Then it happened….
December 8, 2011.
I was reading my daily devotional, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young and I felt the overwhelming urge to read one day in advance…
It was then that God spoke to me through my devotional:
“Be willing to go out on a limb with Me…You are approaching a crossroads in your journey. In order to follow Me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your tendency to play it safe.”
There was more to it…but as I read those words, I was filled with clarity.
Not just “clarity,” CRAZY amounts of clarity. Like miraculous clarity that I’ve never before experienced in my life.
I won’t dive in to everything that I discovered about God’s plan for me that day (I promise to reveal it in 2012, though), but I can tell you this….
I finally discovered my mission in life….my WHY
I’m so ecstatic I can hardly stand it! : )
My mission is four-fold, and to understand the mission, you have to understand the context in which this mission was given to me.
Right now (December 2011), the economy stinks.
But things are not going to be getting any better any time soon. In fact, they’re going to get a whole lot worse, before they get better.
If you think otherwise, you’re sadly mistaken. (sorry, just being honest!)
And in the dark economic times ahead…
Entrepreneurs will be the beacons of light in the World.
Entrepreneurs are the ones who will be able to give to those who are in need, whether that be food, shelter, clothing, medical care, etc.
Entrepreneurs will be the ones who can demonstrate God’s mercy and love by giving selflessly when called to do so.
So here’s My Mission and what you can expect heading into 2012 and beyond ….
I will work tirelessly to cultivate successful savvy entrepreneurs who will become beacons of light in the dark times ahead. To accomplish this:
1. I will Empower Entrepreneurs by giving them the Confidence they need to withstand the tough road ahead as they pursue their entrepreneurial passions.
2. I will Educate Entrepreneurs on how to build a Savvy Business online through The Savvy Entrepreneur™
3. I will Equip Entrepreneurs with the latest tools and resources to use in building a sustainable savvy business online.
4. I will Enable Entrepreneurs to Help Those in Need by creating a charitable foundation. (This one is the long-range plan, and I will continue to pray in order to discern the specifics on this one….but #s 1-3 will certainly keep me very busy for awhile!)
So there it is, my mission. I’ve very excited to now be leading a very purpose-driven life and to be able to honestly answer the question “What is your WHY?” : )
To start this new journey, in 2012 I’ll be sharing most of my content on a new blog- The Savvy Entrepreneur ™ (http://BuildASavvyBusiness.com) that I’m creating with my husband, Rich.
My 1st article series on our new blog will go into far greater depth on the three parts of my mission statement.
Now that I’ve shared my story, I want to hear from you!
Has God called you to take a massive “risk”? Did you answer His Call?
Are you living a “purpose-driven” life?
What’s your Why?
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