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Christian Women in Business

English, Finance, 1 season, 251 episodes, 4 days, 4 hours, 59 minutes
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Welcome to the CWIB Podcast Show. Your host Sarah-Jane Meeson wanted to create a platform where women can come to be inspired, to learn from women who have been there and done that and know what it’s really like to run a business as a Christian and what it means for them. SJ would love for you to join us as we get into the meat of the word, share the love of God through stories and grow our businesses like never before. For more information about becoming a member visit our website www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au Looking forward to sharing these podcasts with you and helping you grow as a Christian Women in Business... See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for privacy and opt-out information.
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250 5 Tips to Help Your Business Thrive on Social Media with Jess Partridge

If you listen to our podcast and not driving, take a pic of where you’re listening to us and give us a tag on Instagram and FB Just over one week til the conference and We have extended our ticket registrations for a while longer.5 Tips to help your business thrive on social media1.Making your account searchable – think about how your audience would search for you. How do you present when they find you and do you answer their questions? Does your bio explain what you do? Make use of your name and use them as keywords not just your business name. Make sure you update even the ALT info on each pic.2.Humanizing your brand. Get in front of the camera and share your story. Searching more behind the scenes. Film something about what you’re doing, how you got here and your story. Be repetitive – don’t be afraid of sharing the same things repeatedly. Be consistent.3.Connect and collaborate – find people who share the same audience as you and see how you can work together and share the load of creating reels, and videos and have fun with it. Cross-pollinate your audiences. Also, go with someone with someone who has a similar account following you.4.Nurturing your audience – Once you’ve got them there, how are you connecting with them? Authentic, day-in-the-life vlogs, sharing with them what you get up to. People are interested in what you do, this is how much love goes into what you buy. Put a purpose behind your post – and be mindful of what you sell. Give people direction on how to buy. Who are your people? Map out what they like, where they hang out, what they eat, what’s their family life like, and if they have puppies. With video content, don’t forget about static images or carousels, carousels are a big winner still. They’re searchable, and Instagram uses the different images. From an ad’s perspective, it’s the statistics image people still love and can digest easily.5.Think about paid ads – You’re able to target more of your actual audience. Are all the above set up so that when you do drive people to your website everything is set up and ready to nurture. This is about adding fuel to your already lit fire as you can scale. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/202359 minutes, 17 seconds
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249 Hashimoto's, business & faith with Annabel Bateman

5 Tips on Hashimoto's, Business & Faith with Annabel Bateman1. Thyroid personalityIf you’re a type A personality – Be aware of your personality and how faryou push yourself. We give, give and give, be aware of where you’re body is and make sure you look after yourself. Be aware of the consequences. Make it work for you, not against you.2. Be proactive with your thyroid health.You need to go get the tests, and regular testing and then you can what impact changes are having and what changes you need to make.3. Set boundariesSet boundaries so you don’t completely burn out. 4. Seeking God firstSeek Him in every area of your life, just stopping and developing that intimacy with God, having that deep relationship is priceless.5. Keep it super simple. KISS Keep it super simple. With your thyroid, business and faith. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/202358 minutes, 19 seconds
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248 God, values and purpose in business with Jess Lopes

5 Tips on incorporating God, values and purpose in business with Jess Lopes1. Businesses versus brands – they are two different things. They are both essential but by building a solid brand you’re building equity in your business. How are we communicating, how are we sharing, and how do they perceive my brand.2. Your values are not a marketing strategy. Values are who you are, and what you believe. Values and purpose come from the inside out and are authentic to you and your heart.3. Less is more. Keep your marketing simple and effective. Be straightforward with how we can help our customers.4. Progress over perfection. Test and learn all the way through your marketing. Everything you do is a learning exercise, go out there and try so you can understand. Don’t overthink and keep learning.5. Social Media will not replace relationships. SM is supported. The most important is the relationships you’re building. Let it go. Find what works for you and your business through other medians. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/202336 minutes, 4 seconds
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247 Staying in obedience with God in your business

Do you ever set goals and feel disappointed because they don't come to fruition or you don't feel like you've achieved them and now it just feels like a bit of a disappointment to even think about setting goals or even trying something new and different? In this podcast today, I wanted to talk through the disappointment and the heartache of unreached goals and how you can learn to adapt to the pressures of business and expectations under God's guidance. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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246 What's stopping you?

What's stopping you from fulfilling that dream? What's stopping you from taking those actions? What's stopping you from setting those boundaries that you might need to set? Or, what's stopping you from even thinking about coming to the conference? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/3/202318 seconds
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245 It's Not How It Started

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7/28/20231 minute, 1 second
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244 Prepare yourself to think big with God, with guest Wendy Simpson

5 Tips on preparing yourself to think big with God, with guest Wendy Simpson.Prepare yourself to think big- am I thinking small or thinking big today Esphians 2:10 – Why shouldn’t you think big.Never think you must decide everything yourself. Do you have a personal advisory board. People to bring you back to earth with your emotions on a voluntary level. Go to the best person whose the most well known.Never lunch alone. A meal time is a really important time you can connect with people. Go to lunch with people.Partner well, marry someone who gets you and is very important. Do the hard work of having a stable relationship.Have a key bible verse.Bible Verse for this seasonPsalm 112 – Steadfast heart that we don’t have to fear.Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.co/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.co/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.co/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/20/202336 minutes, 29 seconds
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243 Simplying your business with God

On today's episode, come with SJ to learn about how simplifying your business needs can be as simple as trusting in God to handle the little stresses and the overwhelming days where everything just becomes too much. Learning how to let things go until a later time can benefit you and your business under God's watch and help you to cope with the world's pressure on you as a Christian business leader.Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/12/20239 minutes, 41 seconds
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242 5 Tips For Using Canva with Marie Fox

5 Tips on perfecting your Canva Craft with guest speaker, Marie Fox!1.     Looking at the “brand hub” and setting it up correctly from the get go so you have everything on hand.2.     Have a play around with the background removal tool. To help transforms a pic you like but might not like the background you can use this to transform pictures of video.3.     Making use of the resize function. Making sure you act advantage of being able to create more then one resize.4.     Folders – To help you organize all your designs and photos to keep your account clean.5.     Have a play around with bit mogji. To have some creativity.Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/5/202322 minutes, 47 seconds
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241 God's provision in business & reno update

Follow Sarah Jane in this week's podcast as she talks you over how God has given a helping hand to her in business and in her most recent renovations up in sunny Queensland, plus grab a sneak peek of how the renovations have been coming along! Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/8/202320 minutes, 6 seconds
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240 Real Conversations About God, Business and Business Besties

This week we’re going to do something a little bit different. We have three of our community members and co-working leaders taking the podcast reigns.Join, Kelly, Marie and Deb who have some real, deep conversations about business, God, and community and how important Godly community is the importance of getting good Godly women around you and how having God impacts running your business in such important, impactful ways.How you can get in contact with these ladies…Kelly WoodOne Awesome Womanwww.kellywood.com.auMarie FoxCrafty Fox by DesignCraftyfoxbydesign.comDeb RowlingAussie Bookkeeping Basicshttps://aussiebookkeepingbasics.com.au/Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/202329 minutes, 7 seconds
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239 God's Provision in Business

Surprise - we’re back! In this week’s podcast, Sarah Jane takes us back to God’s provisions in business and daily life, and how we can learn from our younger selves, as well as a catchup with life’s happenings and twists and turns. Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/202318 minutes, 28 seconds
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238 Trusting your God given team

In this week’s episode, Sarah-Jane will talk about how to lean into trusting your team that God has given you to help with running your business, and ways you can help to build that trust from the ground up (not to mention a bit of gossip about the Gerringong Biz Retreat!)Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/202312 minutes, 45 seconds
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237 Letting staff go as Christian biz owners

This week, SJ will discuss ways in figuring out whether letting go of your staff is what’s best for your Christian business and if there are other ways to cut down on the cost of owning a business while keeping afloat and maintaining your staff. Making huge decisions like this in business shouldn’t be as stressful as they seem! Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/202317 minutes, 15 seconds
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236 Self-care fatigue & Jesus

Are you struggling with self-care fatigue? Something that intrigued me the other day.After self-care being preached across all platforms from all different people over the past couple of years, does all the "self-care" we think we need to be doing, in fact, cause us more stress?Is it just another "thing" we must add to our "to-do" list? Another "thing" to feel bad about because we didn't get it right or find time for it.Is self-care biblical?For me, rather than calling it "self-care", I like to think I pop things into my week/month/year that fills me with energy to help keep me going.Not something I have to get "right" every day. Or causes me more stress.But allows me to step out of myself, my own mind. That allows my subconscious to process what's happening at the time, and to be thinking of nothing else, but what's in the moment and Jesus.I can't tell you, how many times I've stepped around from the daily "doing" and Jesus has met me in the most beautiful ways.So take a listen/watch below, and email me back with what lights you up. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/202324 minutes, 24 seconds
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235 5 reasons why God & Business are better together

1. You don't have to do business alone2. You have access to the Spirit of all Knowledge and wisdom3. You get to do business with God's favour4. You get to shine your light into the world without having to invite people to church on a Sunday, but just by living differently and loving on them.5. You get access to all of God's resources to share faith stories and testimonies of God's goodnessWays you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/202311 minutes, 42 seconds
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234 How to balance the free community stuff and the "making money" stuff Christian business owner

In this week’s episode, Sarah-Jane Meeson will be talking about the difference between using community outlets such as social media and video content to gain followers versus using paid methods like emailing lists and subscription services, how her experience with each outlet has influenced her business, and how it could assist you with your own communities and promotions.Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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233 Not spreading yourself too thin in your Christian business

Are you feeling tired? Worn out? Feeling like you’re stuck on a loop when it comes to sorting through the workload? Chances are you're reaching burnout. This week, Sarah-Jane will discuss the heavy-weight feel of burnout while running a business, and how to pull yourself out of that dragging feeling, trust in the will of God to take care of the stress, and get back into a motivated mindset ready to go for the next day.Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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232 Balance between focusing on business & focusing on Christian walk

In this week’s episode, Sarah Jane Meeson discusses how business owners can feel as if the balance between God and their business can feel uneven, how to recognise God’s work in your work, and how to feel more connected to God when working. Ways you can get involved:Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202311 minutes, 54 seconds
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231 Hearing God's voice in your business

In this week’s episode, I’ll be talking about how God’s voice can be heard in your business, I’ll be sharing stories about how He has helped with my personal progress and success, and how the Word of God can speak to you. If you’re feeling lost and out of touch with the Spirit, don’t lose faith! He is always with you.Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/202317 minutes, 21 seconds
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Keeping The Faith When Things Get Tough

In this week’s podcast, SJ talks about how to keep the faith when things get tough.  If you’re going through a season of toughness and struggles, this is absolutely for you. You’re going to hear stories and a whole lot of encouragement to remind you that God is with you! Have a listen and be blessed.Become a member: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/Join us for our next event: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/spaces/Get your hands on some freebies: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/freebies/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/202211 minutes, 22 seconds
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Identity

In this podcast, SJ talks about Identity – which is what the 2022 Conference is all about. Our identity in Christ. Have a listen and be blessed🙏🏽☝🏼 We can’t wait for us to share more of this at conference in a couple of weeks! I hope you’re ready to have your minds blown? Regos close at midnight on Friday THIS WEEK! Here’s the link: https://christianwomen.com/annual-conference/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202216 minutes, 31 seconds
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Q&A's About Conference - Time For You To Have Some God Time

In this podcast, SJ answers all the questions you might have about our conference and retreat on the 26th & 27 Feb -- now it's our "At Home" Edition.If you haven't already seen, we've put a few videos out there on Reels, YouTube and on our FB page sharing the virtual platform, how easy it is to use and connect with others just like at a normal conference.Just in case 👇 Some things you might be worried about...1. Sitting in the same spot all weekend - We've designed the weekend to have plenty of breaks and long lunch breaks to make sure you have a chance to move around throughout the weekend.All our conferences be it, in-person or virtual we have always allowed for plenty of breaks and long lunches so you have time to connect with the other ladies, give time to process the sessions before, AND for you to move around.2. Worried Virtual Won't have the same feel - We can assure you that we have done our best and worked very hard with each speaker and session to make sure you're getting the same "feel" that our unique business conferences have.Each session will be VERY interactive, making you think about your own business, and get you to connect with those on your table.If you are worried about anything else or have other questions, please pop them in the comments and I (SJ) will make sure they're all answered.We will be hosting a "Pre-session" time on the Thursday night before conference at 6:30 pm Brisbane time to give everyone who is worried a chance to login to the platform and get set up so you're not panicking on the Saturday morning.HOWEVER - We will be there at 8 am on the Saturday with our virtual volunteers ready and waiting to make sure you can access everything and to help you settle in.Please feel free to pop your questions in the comments and we will answer them for you or email us at [email protected] 🙂You don't have to be a member to join us! Replays will be available to everyone whose registered about three weeks after conference weekend.REGISTER THROUGH THIS LINK: https://christianwomen.com/annual-conference/ Rego's close 18th Feb ❤ Conference is on 26th & 27th Feb 2022. Session times are 9am to 3pm Brisbane QLD time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/202225 minutes, 58 seconds
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Making Tough Decision In A Godly Way & Managing Burnout

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2/1/202226 minutes, 28 seconds
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Getting Organised in Business with Marie Fox

In this week’s podcast, we are graced by Marie Fox, the founder of Crafty Fox By Design. She has been using computers and has been in the administration industry for over 20 years. One of her goals is to help Australian business owners get organised with social media and much more!Marie’s 5 top tips: Use templates in your business.Use Canva to create your templates.Organise your files into folders.Back up your data regularly.Use a password manager like Lastpass.Bonus tip: Proofread everything!  Her Bible verses this season:Romans 8:38-39For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/202233 minutes, 2 seconds
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Prophetic Word for 2022 with Lorellee Colley

Did you want to start your year well? Have a listen to this week’s podcast where Lorellee Colley shares prophetic words! Truly a blessing. Did you know that at each conference we have a prophetic session? As we have a mixture of all different denominations at our conference, some people might be a little bit put off by them.But let me tell you, you have nothing to fear. The whole Old Testament is in fact is prophetic. Prophesying about Jesus.We look at some of the beautiful Psalms that David wrote about the days leading up to Jesus’s resurrection. It’s mind-blowing.We find this session to be inspiring for business owners who long to please God and hear what He has to say. Don’t be surprised if things are brought up that aren’t necessarily business-related ;-).At our 2022 conference, Lorellee will not only be doing a prophetic session but will also be taking us through a session on Abrahams’s Blessings.We can’t wait to share these sessions with you!You can grab your ticket here: https://christianwomen.com/annual-conference/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/202228 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Prayer For This Year In Your Business & Leadership

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12/29/20216 minutes, 29 seconds
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Being Brave With Lisa Bruton

In this week’s podcast, we are being brave with Lisa Bruton. Have you ever been called by God to stepp out scary, knee wobbling faith steps? Sj and Lisa take us to where our faith grows, where we can step out into the bigger things that God has planned out for us. Have a listen and be blessed♥️ Lisa will be running our Retreat sessions on Saturday & Sunday.Lisa is the founder and director of Arise Sanctuary, an organisation that runs luxury boutique retreats for women. A qualified occupational therapist and life coach, Lisa is passionate about creating spaces for women to stop and hear God’s voice. Arise runs domestic and international retreats for women to rest and be refreshed, but most importantly to have the space to reconnect with God, to restore their hearts and reestablish their identities. A mum of two young girls, Lisa is dedicated to seeing women equipped and empowered to step out and follow their dreams.You’re welcome to come and join us for the Annual CWIBL Conference on the 26th & 27th Feb 2022 at Surfair, David Low Way, Marcoola, Sun Shine Coast, QLD.Our theme for this year is “Identity” – Can’t wait for God to blow our minds with this one.There are limited spots available, even though we’re in a bigger, grown-up conference building.Much love,Team CWIBL xxPS Link in our bio! or thru this link . Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/202120 minutes, 3 seconds
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Our Identity With God and Growing Our Businesses From There with Emma Willman

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12/1/202126 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Angel of the Lord Encamps Around Those Who Fear Him with Jordan B

In this week’s podcast, we are graced by Jordan Bariesheff, a freelance graphic designer, wife, and mother of three.  She shares how she incorporates God in her business and what this looks like every single day.  Her top tips:Create anyway.  Run your own race.Know your numbers, not as a way of comparison but as a way to measure how  you’re going.Be more organised.   Spontaneity has to have boundaries. Get the proper tools for the job.Be confident in your gifting.  Be faithful.Her Bible verse this season:Psalm 34: 7,157  The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,  and he delivers them.15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to.Jordan will be one of our CWIBL Community Annual Conference 2022 speakers. She will be speaking from personal experiences & life stories. Jordan’s range of topics and interests to women from Christian women in business, to the grief of dreams and loved ones. She will share Her Story & eCommerce Tips & Tricks. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/202127 minutes, 22 seconds
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How To Trust God with the Results (Especially in the Quiet Times)

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11/2/202110 minutes, 28 seconds
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Taking A Break

This is a first for us. Two podcast episodes in a week. This one is kind of special because SJ has something to share from her heart and God’s message to her. Let’s have a good listen.♥️  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/20216 minutes, 15 seconds
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Restoring Hope and Finding Purpose

Beverley Shoemaker  is a published blogger, resilience mentor, and Inspirational speaker. She is certified through ICISF in individual and group crisis intervention. She is certified in ASIST, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training through LivingWorks.Having faced serious trauma in her own life, Beverly is no stranger to adversity. After losing a husband to suicide and her son in a drunk driving crash, she wanted to give up. She battled depression and discouragement, loneliness and pain, yet she persevered and ultimately found hope. Now she seeks to share that hope with others.Her top 5 tips: Show Up – When Jesus sent his disciples out, He said just go, and don’t worry about the rest! Jesus has you. Go, do it, don’t worry about what other people think. Have courage – The story of David, and the courage he had.  Give all of yourself to God, give everything you have to it. Build trust with your audience. Always speak in truth and a place of credibility. Do everything with excellence. Everything you do, do with excellence. Her Bible verse this season:Psalm 31:15  My life, my every moment, my destiny—it’s all in your hands. So I know you can deliver me. from those who persecute me relentlessly.Sj also guested on Beverly’s podcast, The Resilient Heart Podcast, you can listen to it here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/202126 minutes, 34 seconds
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How To Do Social Media As A Christian

Do you feel weird about putting yourself out there as a Christian in social media? Or maybe you are feeling unsure about whether you should add Christianity element to your social media or not? If so, then this podcast is for you! Don’t miss SJ’s heart on this. Have a listen♡🙏🏽 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202111 minutes, 58 seconds
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Who and When to Collaborate

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8/17/202112 minutes, 41 seconds
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Becoming Powerful Beyond Your Belief in Your Calling

LaDondra Hervey is an Award Winning Author, Keynote Speaker, Certified Belief Therapist and Certified Business Coach who empowers women to create richly rewarding businesses rooted in Jesus Christ.LaDondra is not your traditional business coach! She has been dubbed a Soul-Alignment Business Coach and is known for her uncanny ability to help women entrepreneurs connect their heart with their calling to create richly rewarding businesses. She is a powerhouse when it comes to speaking life into dormant areas of business to call up greatness and restore hope. Christ is at the center of everything she does in life and business. She believes WITH Christ ALL things are possible.Her top 3 tips:Become aware – Create an awareness of where you are. From there we’re able to identify and to heal. Coming into a place of reconciliation – Reclaim the power to be you. Release yourself from the past, preparing you to step into the promise land. It’s time to release the lies and old story that’s no longer serving us. It’s time to stepping into the truth. Write your new truths down. Also, what places do you need to place boundaries in. What do you need to change in your time, the people? Create alignment – Stepping into our gifting. Now it’s time to line up our natural gifting and what we do best and do it from an unapologetic position. Now it’s time to step into the adventure and you can begin to serve the clients in the way that you can. Her Bible verses this season:Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,    whose trust is the Lord. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/10/202137 minutes, 42 seconds
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Number One Automation For Your Business

Email marketing is probably my number one automation to set up in your business.If you want to learn the why's listen to the podcast, learn the How To's through our membership, and to get your hands on our free eBook on our top 5 automations .What's coming up in CWIB - We have our live workshop coming up 17th August how to Market your eCourse. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/20219 minutes, 48 seconds
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5 Practical Ways To Bring God into Your Business

This podcast is for the woman who doesn't feel like she has time to blow her nose let alone sit down to the bible and read...5 Practical ways to bring God into your business:1. Praying on walks2. Let Jesus interrupt your day3. Listen to audio books4. Pray and take dominion before meetings5. Ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit for direction on things. God and be both your saviour and your business partner.Learning to operate in the grace and not the grind, at the end of the day, getting into the Word is crucial.Grab your free Module from the Enriched Biz Bootcamp, creating a God centred business for FREE to help you really get into the sing of running your business from a position of God at the centre.Live online Workshop coming up 17th August - How To Market Your Online Course. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/20/20218 minutes, 21 seconds
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5 Ways To Produce Engaging Content

In this week’s podcast, SJ shares 5 different and effective ways to produce engaging content whether be it podcasts, emails, social media posts flyers, and many more.  Have a listen and learn!5 ways to produce engaging content:1. Challenge and ask why things are done in a certain way.2. Be bold.3. Get to know your ideal client so good.4. Give people value.5. Tell stories. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/14/20217 minutes, 59 seconds
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What Pressures Are You Putting On Yourself?

What are the pressures that you put on yourself? Are they relevant pressures? Are you stuck in a place where you think you need to have more or everything needs to be perfect? SJ shares an encouraging message - you don’t need to have it perfect to start off with. Have a listen and have that pressure taken off of you♥️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/7/202110 minutes, 47 seconds
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Leading By Example In A Godly Way

What does it mean and take to lead by example in a Godly way? In this podcast, SJ shares 5 ways to make sure this is evident in your leadership. Have a listen and be inspired♥️Walk before you talkRemember your team are human, treat them like one. Life happens, things come up, the internet goes down, give them grace but keep them accountable.Lead from the Front, but feed from the back.Be honest about things from the get-go.Find what their love language is. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/202112 minutes, 53 seconds
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5 Things To Consider Before Starting A Business

What are things we need to consider before starting a business? Have a listen to SJ as she shares her 5 top things♥️You don't have to go in all at once. Start part-time if you need to, that's ok.Have some money saved in the bank.You'll need to do what you gotta do to start off with. Even the stuff you don't like. But try to think creatively as soon as possible about how you can start to offload stuff.Make building your audience your main priority, even if you're not sure what you're going to do next.Build your network, not just online. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/23/202112 minutes, 30 seconds
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Staying in Your Grace Zone

Have you ever felt like you are not just there, everything is hard, feels like an effort - not just out of your grace zone? In this podcast, SJ shares what it looks like to be in your grace zone. What has God called you to do? Have a listen and be enlightened♥️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/15/202114 minutes, 18 seconds
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Transitioning from the Job to Full Time Biz

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6/14/202129 minutes, 50 seconds
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205 Email Marketing Made Easy

Are you having an end-of-financial year party?In this week's episode, SJ talks about what's been happening behind the scenes in CWIBL and lets us know that the first podcast of every month is going to provide you with insight on what is coming up, what is happening, and what we are up to at CWIBL. This month, being our first of the month, SJ talks about Email Marketing and how to set up your foundations with Active Campaign. Have a listen and get all the tips on how to break the ice with your email marketing list.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/2/20217 minutes, 12 seconds
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How To Set Boundaries Between Work And Family Life

This podcast is all about how to set boundaries between work and family life. This is a hot topic that many women battle with. What are you doing right now that you are doing because you feel you need to do? What God asks us to do is sometimes different from what we are literally doing, how can we tell then? When do we say Yes or No and not feel guilty or obligated or trapped? Is there a magic secret formula? Have a good listen and learn it from the expert. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/26/202122 minutes, 26 seconds
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How To Keep Trusting God and Pressing Into Him in These Trying Times

In this week’s podcast, SJ answers the question most people are afraid to ask - how to keep trusting God and pressing on Him in these trying times? How have we trained ourselves to react to trying times? Do we look at the storm, or do we look at Jesus? Have a listen and be enlightened♥️ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/202116 minutes, 27 seconds
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When Things Don't Go To Plan - God Is In Control

In this week’s podcast, SJ talks about — When things don’t go to plan.  How do we handle this as daughters of the King, as followers of God?  And understanding how God is in control all of the time.  Have a good listen and learn it from the best 🙂 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/202116 minutes, 42 seconds
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Handling Growth & Keeping Faith

In this podcast, SJ takes us through the backend of CWIBL. It’s honest and real – hopefully her experience will bring relief and comfort that you are not alone. Big things have happened recently – had an awesome conference, transitioned to a new website and creating a new app and many more in the background! So if you are in a place of overwhelm, have a good listen and be blessed!Also, we are happy to announce the winners of our 200th podcast episode give away:Mel Neilbling – free Conference ticket for 2022Jamie Hserrill Realtor – free lifetime membership for both CWIB and CWIL. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202132 minutes, 34 seconds
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Celebration, Give-A-ways, Plus More!

Today, we are releasing our 200th podcast of the Christian Women in Business and Leadership Podcast Show 🥳🥳🥳As part of that we are doing a free give a way 🙏💃.WHAT YOU NEED TO DO…1. Take a pic of where you normally listen to our podcast show.2. Tag us in the story or post @christianwomeninbusiness and use the tag #cwilbpodcastshow3. You’ll go in the draw to win either…A Lifetime Membership to our CWIBL Community 😱😱😱😱😍😍😍😍😍OR…A ticket to our annual conference in Feb 2021 🥂🥂🥂What are you waiting for, get snapping 📸. Visit our social media platforms, lovelies! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
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5 Top Tools I Use In My Business

This week, I wanted to share with you what started out as 5 but turned into 9 top tools I use in my business.When I first started in online business back in 2014, I was still working 2 jobs while trying to do the online business thing.So I needed to find a way to set everything up as smartly as possible so I wasn’t wasting what precious time I had on tasks that could be automated.Most of these tools have been with me since the beginning and I LOVE using them and having them. Once they are all set up, they run like a well oiled machine and have served me SO well and saved me thousands of hours.1. Gmail – I have all my business emails forwarded to one Gmail account so I am only going to one place to check everything. I also have the email account set up in there so that I can send from those emails too.2. Acuity Scheduling – My online calendar I use for people to set up all their appointments with me.It works out everything in their time zone, so there’s no back a forth trying to work it all out.It’s linked with my Active Campaign and Zoom, (so each appointment is given it’s own Zoom link automatically) and it also sends reminders via email (you can upgrade to SMS if you wish).I also use it to take payments for people wanting to book in for mentoring.3. Active Campaign – I use to send all our automated emails out to clients. It’s very powerful and set up logically so your brain doesn’t hurt too much when you’re setting automations up.4. Trello – The glue that holds our team together. We have all our tasks set up in Trello which means we all know what’s going on and who is doing what. We have boards set up for our podcast, weekly routines and Ad Hoc tasks.I will be sharing how my Trello board works and looks in an up coming Business Bundle in the CWIB Membership. (Same will all the tools actually ;-))5. Website – We use a WordPress website and a mixture of plugins to make it the platform it is today.BONUS –Content Snare – To get information from people, it’s sends them automated emails to remind them to do the task 🙂 we have just started using this and we use it in the following ways…To get content from speakers for our eventsTo get blog articles backTo get magazine articlesPLUS anytime we need to get information back from clients.Zoom – We all know how good Zoom is 😉Dropbox – To save everything in the cloud so I can access it anywhereThriveCart – To take all our payments, Thrive Cart is amazing and you only have to pay for it once and use it for a life time.You can set up split payments, recurring subscriptions, one off payments and it integrates with Stripe beautifully unlike WooCommerce so you can make edits to subscriptions very easily.Something that was a huge pain when we used WooCommerce Subscriptions.We love Thrive Cart!!!!All the payments we use Thrive Cart for…+ Conference tickets+ Membership+ Services+ Mentoring sessions (bulk and one-off)I hope that these tools serve you as much as they have served me these past 7 years and save you heaps of time.If you want to talk about strategy, please feel free to book in for a MENTORING SESSION HERE >>Or if you want to learn how to set up these tools in your business and JOIN A POWERFUL COMMUNITY LIKE NO OTHER CLICK HERE >> Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/202118 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Prayer For You

In this week’s podcast, SJ invites you to CWIBL’s 5 Day Business Prayer Challenge happening this week and to the Winter Business Get a Way in July! So much to look forward to. Most importantly, SJ is leading us into a powerful prayer. Have a listen and pray with us!I WANT TO JOIN!I WANT IN! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/202112 minutes, 41 seconds
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How Do We Rest In God When We're Just Not Feeling It At The Moment?

In this week’s podcast, Sj talks about resting in God when we are not just feeling it at the moment – how do we get out of this funk or burnout? How do we walk the marathon and not do the sprint? She shares some reset points to encourage us to rest in God even when we’re in a funk! Have a listen♥️1. Sit down for some prayer time, grab a beverage of choice and bring out your calendar.2. Pray and ask for God to give you strength and for Him to pray for you.3. Look at why you originally started your journey. If it’s your business, what’s your mission, for example, mine is to encourage women. To remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing.4. Set yourself some new goals. Spend some time working the goals out and getting excited about them. Put times in your calendar.5. Pray some more and sit with God.6. Know & trust that God has still got you, even when you’re in a funk.If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, lost or just not feeling it at the moment and would like to a little pick-me-up?  Maybe you have something big going on or coming up in your career or biz?  Next week we’re holding a 5 Day Biz Prayer ChallengeJOIN OUR 5 DAY PRAYER CHALLENGE NEXT WEEK.  I WANT TO JOIN! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/202114 minutes, 6 seconds
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Drink Wine. Be Encouraged. Encounter Jesus.

Today we are joined by a very special lady from the USA, Lexi Bozarth. She’s the founder of WINECOURAGE.  As a busy mom of two – she wanted a way to connect and grow deeper in her faith and community. She loves hosting women in her home with the heart of welcoming all faith walks and backgrounds. She deeply desires for women to be known through friendships, encouraged, and give an opportunity to accept the love so freely given to them by our Savior Jesus. WineCourage is a combination of Jesus + wine.  WineCourage creates welcoming and fun spaces for women to encounter Jesus through social gatherings with a purpose. Her 5 Top Tips: Building Community – Find your community, that relates to your values, and who you are that will support you. Look for common ground. Welcoming – be welcoming where you can so people feel not judged Hospitably and generosity – What sets you apart Communication – Make sure we’re balancing truth and grace with the ones around. Growth – A sign of a healthy community, is that you’re growing together.  Her Bible verse for this season: Ephesians 3:20  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us Lexi BozarthWhere to find LexiHER WEBSITEHER SOCIAL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/202130 minutes, 7 seconds
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How To Recover From Things As A Leader

In this video, I go through examples of how I (and you) can avoid the “low” in our leadership and business journey after launches, conferences, events, anything big really lol.RECAP…Pre-Event/project:+ Block out your calendar to event/project meetings only+ Rest and don’t do any stressful exercise+ Eat good food and carbs+ Say no to everything else during that time (I take at least 3/4 months off from doing other business ventures ie The Automation Girl.+ Already have your new goal set or thing to work towards after event.During the event/project:+ Eat good food the best you can+ Don’t expect a lot from yourself apart to perform at the event (no meetings and no stressful exercise (stretch and breathing is AWESOME!)(Introverted leaders)+ No people at least 3 days before the event if you can+ Between sessions, find a room where you can be alone, eat alone and have a nap. Just be in a place where it’s quiet and no interaction with others.Post-event/project:+ Have time off for as long as you need+ Be kind to yourself and listen to your body (grace zone) don’t let people push you back to “work” before you’re ready.+ Start thinking about the goal/project you set yourself before the said event/project and start dreaming up ideas for it.Week 3 post-event/project you will hopefully feel back to yourself and ready to go.I hope you find this helpful and gives you permission to find out what works for you and your body/personality.It’s all a forever learning journey with no destination, just more opportunities to grow our faith and trust in ourselves.Have a fab week!SJ x Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/202118 minutes, 1 second
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Celebrating YOU - International Women's Day

It is International Women’s Day.  As part of our contribution, we want to celebrate all the amazing women out there who are running businesses and who are in leadership.  We are sharing their 30 second elevate pitch.  We are excited to support them and cannot wait to support you, too!Marie Fox - CRAFTY FOX BY DESIGNSusan Gygax - SPECTACLE TALENT PARTNERS Elizabeth Wiegner - THE PROOFREADING BUSINESS COACH Jess Lopes - INSIGHT OUT MARKETING Bronwynx Croxford - MINDSET COACHLinda Karkafi- COMMCENTRICElla Mizzi - INSIGHT WELLBEINGRuth King Jamie Harcourt - BEDFORD AVENUE MARKETING Megan Lyell - HTTP://WWW.MYDOTERRA.COM/MEGANLYELLGabrielle - GRATITUDE HEALING HEALTH COACHING Rebecca Dawson - Simply BecomingAnna Granta - GRANTA COACHING Sarah Holder - INSPIRED ADMIN & DESIGN Renee Emerson - BLOSSOMING THROUGH BOOKS  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/20217 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Offical Launch of Christian Women in Business & Leadership

Our first podcast after the conference is here! We had a fantastic time during that weekend. In this podcast, SJ takes us back to the conference where she shared CWIB’s journey and where it is headed. Exciting times are coming! We get the front seats as SJ unravels the good news. Have a good listen and be blessed.https://christianwomen.com/the-offical-launch-of-christian-women-in-business-leadership/Much love,Team CWIBL xxPS We're excited to do this joinery with you and we know that God will speak to your heart through what we do 🌿.So if your a Christian woman who ownes a business or in LEADERSHIP, I'd love to invite you to become a member - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!It's time for you to connect and be support with an AMAZING group of like minded women ❤️.https://christianwomen.com/join/Links in the bio 😘 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/202134 minutes, 17 seconds
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Building Godly Leaders Around the World

In this podcast, SJ introduces our NEW WEBSITE and shares the amazing story of how Christian Women in Business and Leadership came about.SJ originally just created Christian Women in Business in 2017, a community and directory for Christian Women who own businesses to come and encourage one another in their business journey, strengthen themselves through the Word of God and unite them together because we know we are stronger in numbers.Then in 2020, she began to wonder if there were more of her out there who felt like they were in leadership (maybe accidentally), on a mission bigger then themselves who might not be in business or who might own a business but feel like they’re not just developing a business to support themselves or their families but building something a whole lot bigger.Read more about the Christian Women in Leadership HERE.IT’S CONFERENCE THIS WEEK  AND THERE’S ONLY 2 MORE DAYS AFTER TODAY TO GRAB YOUR VIRTUAL TICKET .(Tickets close Wed night)What will you get as a Virtual Attendee? A Virtual Goodie Bag filled with conference goodness Two days access to all conference and retreat sessions apart from Sat night. Networking opportunities through our virtual conference software.Yes, you literally sit at an online table and can interact with your new friends .Grab your ticket now through the link below .We can’t wait to see you there SJ xxGRAB YOUR TICKET Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202122 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Godly Way of Dealing with Copy Cats & Competition

In this podcast, SJ discusses godly ways to deal with copy cats and competition.  What is the right thing to do when this happens to you?  What does the Bible say about this?  She takes us to 2 Samuel 6 to find the answers.Key points:Know your place and who you are in God.  This way, you can trust God that He will take care of your competition.Someone who steals does not receive the anointing and the blessings.God allows competition so we will not be complacent.Do not let things take you down. Try harder with God. Do not give up.Pray for them. Be blessed <3ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIAGRAB YOUR TICKETFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/202129 minutes, 40 seconds
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Leadership with Lisa Bruton

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1/31/202132 minutes, 33 seconds
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God Moving After Losing Everything in Business

Our 190th episode! In this podcast, we meet Joe Papadatos and get to hear his inspiring and amazing story – how he started, how he lost it all and how God has restored him to who he is today. Joe has built Icon Visual Marketing to be the largest marketing company in Sydney’s South West, driving the strategy-first approach delivering a full range of marketing services.  Have a listen and be blessed.ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIAGRAB YOUR TICKETJoe PapadatosWhere to find JoeHIS WEBSITEHIS SOCIAL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/202150 minutes, 48 seconds
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God Has Called You Into Business For A Reason

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1/18/202118 minutes, 57 seconds
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What To Expect From Conference & How The Virtual Tickets Will Work

What to expect?Food is included from dinner on Friday night until Lunch Sunday morning.If you have food allergies, we will send you a form to fill out once you’ve purchased your ticket.God will touch & heal your heart. God will show His love to you, no getting away with it.We will push you to think out of the box and dive deeper into your relationship with God.If you’re staying on site, bed linen is provided, and you need to be there 5 pm sharp on Friday for the COVID safety briefing.Bungalows are twin or triple shared with one double bed and one single. Each Bungalow has its own bathroom.We won’t know which conference room we’re in until two weeks out from conference and have final numbers.The content we will be sharing is marketing (FB ads), building a team and leadership in your business, retreat sessions, planning sessions and prophetic. They are all designed with God in the centre and for you to re-connect with God ready for your year ahead.There will be fun games at our party, you need to bring with you a tropical dress up outfit. Go sleek with a lovely dress or over the top with coconuts and pineapples, there will be a prize for the most creative outfit.Introverts – you have freedom to join in as little or as much as you want, no pressure to join in games if you don’t want to and you’re more than welcome to leave sessions as you need.What does the weekend of the conference look like?If you’re arriving early and have booked in for Networking and nibbles the address will be sent to you closer to the date. (bring your swimmers)You need to arrive at 5pm on Friday if you’re staying on site for our COVID safety brief.After briefing you will be given the key to your room, you get drop your stuff off and head for dinner after where Kelly Wood will look after you.Spend the night making new friends and catching up with old ones. Or turn in for an early one.Breakfast in the morning will be provided, doors open for to the meeting room at 8:30am and we start at 9am with worship. (If you’re not staying on site or a virtual guest, this is where you start)We will have our welcome, worship and start with a retreat session then into session 2.We will have Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea with sessions in between then in between 3 pm & 6 pm is your down time, to relax and connect with God, go to the beach, sleep, do whatever you wish.6 pm dinner then join us for a tropical party in paradise.Sunday will be similar timing but with more workshop sessions over speakers and we will finish at about 2pm our final session will be the prophetic word for you and your business.Remember checkout at 10 am on Sunday. We will have places for you to pop your bags in.How do virtual tickets work?Closer to the date you will be given a login user name and password and a link to the conference.Then it opens to a window with a count down the when the sessions start. Each time a session is active, it will show the speaker and I believe there is a chat box aswell. We won’t have time for Q&As but there will be a panel in the afternoon.Each session will be recorded so you can replay any session you wish. And a copy of all the sessions will be given to our virtual delegates.You will be sent a soft copy program with all the times so you know the run-through of the weekend before hand.The even party/dinner will not be included as we will be in a different location.However, if you’re meeting with a group of ladies to watch it, we have suggested to still get into your tropical outfits and enjoy a lovely dinner together.Got any more questions, let us know.Team CWIB xxP.S. Virtual tickets are available to purchase up to the Wednesday before the event, they will be in the time zone of Sunshine Coast, QLD. Each person who wants to be part of the virtual side will need to purchase a virtual ticket.By buying a virtual ticket, you’ll also get access to all of the replays. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/202115 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is God Asking You To Step It Up A Notch This Year?

Welcome to a brand new year. I am excited a pumped but at the same time. I am not going into this year thinking that just because the dates of the year have rolled over that things will be just back to normal.But instead, I am going to embrace the opportunities that come before me and do the best that I can with them. Not asking God to take them away, but to ask the Holy Spirit for the wisdom of how to navigate so I can learn and grow into a better vessel for God in all that we do.We are just four weeks out from the cut date that our tickets close for the conference, it’s coming around fast!! Exited much! To avoid not getting a bed and to not miss out on the conference I encourage you to get your ticket purchased now to save your spot!This also means we are 6 weeks away from launching CWIL! Holy Moly, don’t panic.When God gave me the word that I needed to expand my tent to allow growth for CWIB and CWIL I decided to do a couple of things and I hope that this encourages you in your Esteem if God’s ask you to take it up a noch in your business to this year.I have to admit, it was when I was feeling really worn out and was deciding whether to go on or not that God told me it’s time to expand. At a point where I felt like I had given CWIB all I had.That’s the turning point also where CWIL start to perk her head up and I knew it was time to start working towards our sister arm too.It’s always when we’re in moments of despair where these things come out.And so I looked at what I was really worn out with doing, because if I was going to continue with CWIB and launch CWIL I needed to bring in some reinforcements.The two things that came up for me were…1. Marketing (believe it or not, now I love marketing, I love all that I do with The Automation Girl) but I feel I am all out in this area. I’ve given it my 110% but I knew that if we’re going to expand that marketing was one of the areas I wanted to get some more heads involved and do fill in the spaces that I am not willing to do or learn in marketing and that’s paid ads.Nearly everything we’ve done in our marketing up until this point has been organic apart from a few ads.So we have taken on a team to help us do that. To help us recognise our weaknesses and see them as opportunities to grow and improve.2. The day to day running of CWIB and conference organisation, especially with the whole COVID thing which really hurts my head. It’s not trusting in God bit that hurts. It’s all the paperwork and special things we have to do at the conference that hurts my head.So getting someone in to help me with making sure everything is running tick-tock and to help with that side of things for the conference is a HUGE help and has freed my mind.I must say, these are all God, faith moves. We’re not a million-dollar business. But we are a faithful one and we believe that when God gives us a word then we move on it, no questions asked. So we have.With this has had come some growth and belief on my part and if you’re feeling like it’s time to pump up the reves I know that you’re going to be feeling those growing pains too.Self-doubt may have kicked in, being challenged to do different things in your marketing. That’s one that has really had me out of my comfort zones.Yes, I do the podcasts for CWIB and my face is the founder’s face but I have always hidden behind the brand and thought that I need to set up a personal brand to keep me out of CWIB as much as possible. I believe or believed it’s about the community and not me.As Jess and I met to talk about the marketing plans for CWIB (Jess if you’re listening haha!) We had a great discussion about this as Jess went through a similar thing I am going through. That’s being ok with putting your face with the brand and not hiding behind it.It’s being ok with talking about what matters to you and inspiring people knowing that putting yourself out there isn’t making it about you but making it still about them.I am sure there are some of you listening right now thinking, yep that’s me too! Built a brand so I could hide behind it!But, we are in a day and age where people want to relate and build relationships with humans and we, my friends, are those humans people want to relate to whether we like it or not.So you’re going to be seeing my face around a little more. I encourage you too to get your face out from behind your brand and begin to own your values and what you stand for, these are the things that people will relate to.(Time to get over needing to look perfect all the time on camera and just doing the FB lives & sharing those story videos haha!)One of our words for this conference is Esteem, not in a holding yourself higher then anyone way.But not being afraid to put ourselves out there for the Kingdom and for our businesses not being afraid of what other people might think, but instead serving those who need our products and services.Esteem means respect and admire.This year I am going to work on and I challenge you to do the same too, and that’s to respect and admire my self more and the dreams I have. Not giving into self-doubt and fear, but becoming a strong woman of God.Shining that light so bright that I beams.And so, I challenge you, lovely lady, it’s time to build your esteem, stop caring about what other people think, or that they might be offended because you’re doing something that they want to do and they’re jealous.We have grace, but we also don’t have time for that. We’re building God’s Kingdom and it’s time for us to step up and step out for Him.If that means doing more Facebook lives and putting our faces out there then so be it!He’s got us and He’s got you! Now is your time to step up and step out.Screw those who want to pull us back, and to screw ourselves if we are letting anyone stopping us from chasing our dream.We are Christian Women in Business and we are moving forward for the Kingdom of God. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/202119 minutes, 20 seconds
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When Hard Perseverance Pays Off

Today I was doing some research into how our podcast are going as the year comes to an end, I don’t do it very often because I like to focus on serving people and giving value over the numbers but I thought I would jump on and have a look. We’ve had over 300,000 downloads!I couldn’t believe it when I looked. So before we get into the podcast today I just want to spend some time and thank you all who listen! You mean the world to me and I am so very grateful for your support and loyalty to our show.It takes ALOT of hard work and time behind the scenes to put a podcast together, we have been going for nearly four years now and that’s a lot of time of me talking to myself in a room with a microphone.I have to say, it’s still a very weird thing to talk to yourself into a microphone, compared to an audience where you can see peoples expressions and really interact with them.I really do hope that our podcast inspires you in your business journey and you hear God’s sweet voice and promptings talking to your or that He drops those golden nuggets for you as you listen.I don’t normally do this either but I would love it, if you could please go onto iTunes or whichever software you listen to this podcast through and give us a review and share it with your friends. All the reviews really do help me keep going with the show and let me know that our listeners are really humans and not just a download number on my screen.I have to be honest. There have been times when I have wanted to give up the podcast, but I’ve had amazing people around me who have encouraged me to keep going and God always ends up putting something in my heart to talk about. But I can’t say it’s been easy to be consistent and keep going week after week.How blessed am I to have this podcast one might think. But it’s in the hard work and perseverance when we really get tested. Do we have what it takes to keep going, to keep trusting in God, especially when we don’t get instant gratification in what we’re working towards?You might be at a point of wanting to give up something in your business too. I hope that my persistence with this podcast will give you encouragement to don’t give up on the things you’ve been struggling with.We’re all human, we all have days where we really don’t want to do things in our businesses, but I want to be that person for you today, that prays for God’s strength to come to you now and a refreshing over your soul with a fresh perspective and fresh encouragement. May God’s freedom in business give you strength, creativity, and grit with grace.You’ve got this lady, and I and God are so proud of you!Most of us in Australia will be taking time off now for the summer holidays, so all the ladies out there whose taking that time off I pray that the Holy Spirit heal you from a challenging year, that you create beautiful memories with your loved ones and for those who find Christmas time hard, that instead God will bring His amazing peace to your heart.I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time spent listening to our episodes, I want to thank Chris & Lou from Mathieson Media and The Administration Agency for helping to edit the podcasts and for making us sound good (if you’re after an awesome podcast editor Chris is your guys) and enjoy the time you have off and really rest in God’s grace knowing He has you and your business while you take time off.From all of us at CWIB, Merry Christmas and have the best summer holiday ever!ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIAGRAB YOUR TICKETFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/21/202011 minutes, 27 seconds
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How God Can Use A Secular Business Space For A Bigger Plan

In this week’s podcast, we have Jody Milward as guest.  Jody is the CEO of Social Charlie – Facebook Advertising Agency, and provides Facebook Ad & Sales Funnel Training. Jody can speak and teach on Facebook Ads and Marketing Strategies and is currently writing her first book “What Facebook Ads Have Taught Me About Life” as well as messages about work/life balance and being an overcomer.   Have a listen to her as she shares her journey and how she incorporates God in her business. Her top 5 tips: Mindset – No, you’re not a bad ad manager if you can’t help everyone. Does your client have a clear message and avatar? Only 20% of your campaigns are going to work.  Skillset – What have you been able to learn about FB ads to make the right the decisions in the space? Boundaries – What are they for you? What are you putting in the scope? What are your working times? Community – Tap into a community that’s right for you and can give you help when you need it in the ad space. Desire to learn – Be willing to keep learning and learning every day to help build your wisdom in the space. Her Bible verse in this season: Isaiah 60:1-4 “Arise, shine, for your light has come,     and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth     and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you     and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come to your light,     and kings to the brightness of your dawn. 4 “Lift up your eyes and look about you:     All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar,     and your daughters are carried on the hip.  ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIAGRAB YOUR TICKETJody MilwardWhere to find JodyHER WEBSITEHER SOCIAL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/202036 minutes, 28 seconds
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5 Simple Practical Steps to Align Your Business with God

Aligning your business with God for some may seem like a totally out-there concept to bring business and God together and for others a walk in the park and they are all over it.I know being on this business journey for eight years now that there are seasons where I feel I am so close to God I can hear Him breathe and there are other seasons where life just gets SO busy I don’t feel like I have taken the time to spend with God and life can feel a little empty and you ask yourself if you’re actually aligned with God.Whatever season you’re in, I am not here to condemn you or give you another thing to add to your “To-Do” list. Instead, I am going to give you some simple practical steps you can do throughout the day to get yourself and your business realigned and back in the swing of things with Jesus by your side.Before we get into the steps I want to just put two things on the table.Firstly, even though you might be feeling distant right now, God is still with you and the Holy Spirit is still inside you. He’s not gone anywhere and He’s here to stay, so even though you might be “feeling” alone. You’re not, God is with you and He has you.Second, personally, I believe people have put way too much enthusiast into the “your calling”, “finding your calling” and “hearing the voice of God” so please don’t feel like just because you can’t “hear” the voice of God you’re not a good person or less of a person or Christian either. That’s a silly lie, God is with you because when you gave your life to Jesus the Holy Spirit entered in your soul and all that’s available in heaven is right at your fingertips. You got this, and God’s got you!We’re going to go through this aligning process in a very gentle way.I encourage you, even if you’re a dedicated prayer warrior to still take part in this exercise as God can speak to everyone at all different stages.1. Let’s start with the foundations – The dream – Sugar, God has given you a passion, dream or vision for a reason. That niggling feeling you have in your heart to change the world or to have/start your business. God put it there. Listen to it. By listening to it, you’re naturally walking in obedience and yes there will be tough times, times of learning, adapting and making tough decisions BUT by taking the step, you’re aligning yourself with whom God made you.2. Jesus is the CEO of your business, but most importantly He is your Saviour. Salvation first, business second! I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve sat down with God to “talk about business” and the next thing I know He’s taking me through some healing in my life that’s TOTALLY NOT BIZ RELATED! lol. Ouchy! It’s still important that Jesus has access to every part of your life, yes we totally want Him to be part of our business and to guide us, asking the Holy Spirit for wisdom and knowledge is a great thing to do, but don’t make it all about business either.God still wants to relate to you on a deeper level, He’s got your business sorted honey, He is more interested in your heart!3. If something doesn’t seem right on a phone call or in a meeting, (you know, that sicky feeling when you know something isn’t right that you get in your belly) LISTEN TO IT. That’s the Holy Spirit telling you something isn’t right. Be brave, listen to the feeling and stand your ground. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what the problem is, but DO NOT say yes to something just to people-please or to because you feel you have to.A polite, “Thank you so much for this wonderful offer, but at this time I am going to have to pass.” if fine! We don’t need to explain our decisions to anyone.God will bless you in your obedience, even when it’s saying “Not now” to something.4. Don’t be afraid to ask God for help. Or ask Him to put someone around you who can help you with a tricky situation, chances are, He’s already got someone lined up with the exact words/answers you need to hear!5. Have a day off. Sounds totally opposite to what you “should” be doing in a busy season. But trust me, some time away can be just what you need and God will drop the golden nuggets when you take time off.I’ve also asked our community members what aligning their business with God means to them so let’s take a read…Susanna Bateman – “To have my business aligned with God to me means He shows me His plans, the dreams He has for LM, the things He wants to achieve in and through LM, us stopping and listening to His voice as He downloads what’s on His heart and then us being obedient and in faith stepping it out IN HIS STRENGTH and HIS WISDOM.We always are in consultation with God asking Him to have His way because it is His tool here on earth to extend His Kingdom, it is not our business or our little empire, it is a tool in which He releases His Spirit on earth in so many and varied ways.I could go on and on what this really means and how we walk this out in everyday practice but it would take a long time because we have surrendered LM to God over and over again, on a daily basis.So He He is IN EVERY part of LM from why LM exist, to how it operates, to how it brings glory to God, to how we serve Him in EVERY area from the smallest detail to the huge decisions that need to be made.There is nothing like the joy and freedom that comes when we align our business with God and His eternal plans here on earth to deliver His kingdom here on earth and have the awesome privilege of being His hands and feet in His mission.I guess we are like Moses, we don’t want to climb any mountain unless God is with us because we know very well, we can do nothing in our own strength and nothing compares to walking IN Him”.Helen Wakefield – “To me it’s not only about following where he leads in the business, but also aligning my conduct and practices with his values. How I treat and respond to staff and clients, as well as making decisions in a way that pleases God as opposed to what you’re technically allowed to do”.Megan Horsfall – “To me, it means – making sure that my core business values line up with the Word of God. That the way I treat people is reflective of those values, but also that the way I treat myself and my business lines up too. I have to value others as well as valuing what God has put in my lap. I have to value myself and my time too.When I make big decisions for my business, I bring God into it, I pray about it and listen. … but I also need to remember that God has given me wisdom in this business and I have to use that to make choices and decisions daily and I have to trust that wisdom too”.Stephanie Mammarella – “Wow! So aligning my business by his word is really important as I am still in the early stages of getting it done right. I find I am leaning on him more now than ever and i seem to be in a continual state of waiting and stepping out and waiting to see what God will allow next. It’s new ground still but it’s worth it. Because the end result means supplying others with what they need. It’s really important for me that I keep going even though there is no fruit yet because although progress is small, it’s still answered prayers when I look back and see how far I have come!”Deirdre Coleman – “For me aligning my business with God means aligning my business with carrying out my calling ..either directly or indirectly by providing the funds to do so or at least a stepping stone to getting me closer to being able to carry it out”.ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIAGRAB YOUR TICKETFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/202023 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Heart to Heart About the Needs of a Female Godly Leader

We posted a quote on Instagram back in 2020 that goes something like this…“If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re right on track.”Susan Fales-HillRight now, we are on the side of feeling not terrified, but definitely out of our comfort zones with what’s going to happen next!We always knew Christian Women in Business was going to be bigger than we could ever imagine, but when we first launched, we had no idea that it was going to have a sister arm, yet here I am, writing this article to you today, feeling like a fish out of water as we prepare to launch our sister arm of CWIB – Christian Women in Leadership!I mean WOW – God you have blown our minds!So, what is Christian Women in Leadership and how is it going to serve women in the leadership space?We are so humble and proud of how we serve our members in CWIB, and we know that God has changed and touched so many lives through it. We can only expect that CWIL is going to take things to the next level and really do some amazing things for those that have been tasked with the glorious title of “leaders” in His kingdom.You may find the word “leadership” challenging and overwhelming right now, but I want to tell you that God has done incredible things in your life and it is just the beginning.Step by step, women are discovering what God wants to do through them, using their gifts and callings.“Be constant in prayer; keep alert with thanksgiving”One thing that we can promise is that we will be praying for our beautiful women in leadership – those who are in the prime position of influence and who can glorify God in many ways. A position of leadership is considered one of privilege to God and one thing that we encourage our leaders to do is to give thanks as a means of praise and staying alert.Who is called to be a leader? A leader is someone who makes a difference, who lives for things bigger than them and is on a mission to make positive change.Taking people on the journey with you is one of the keys to successful leadership and that is the foundation of our CWIL – to support you on your journey that by God’s grace, you have been given. There is so much joy in being a leader for our God!When I was dreaming up CWIL I sat down for an afternoon and wrote down all the things that I felt I needed as a leader and I would like to share with you want’s on my heart and what needs I have, as I figured, if I am feeling this way. Others might too…So here they are:I want a safe place to confineConnect with other “high-level” leaders who get the bigger vision.Be around those who understand spiritual warfare to the next level and deal with it on a regular basis.A community of women I can trust without judgementI want to be around powerful, authoritative women, not full of ego, but weapons, who just lead the pack & aren’t afraid to do so. Women who are making BIG God moves and understand risk.A network to make deals with.Not another coaching or course. But a community of real women who are in it.The most powerfulQualityLegacy workHelp spread the Word.CWIL will empower you, encourage you and support you. We will give you the keys to: be a transformational leaderunderstand your role as a leader for God and how to apply His principlesbe inspired and feel connected as a part of a wider communitybe determined and clear in your vision & values so you can stand your ground when times get tough.be mindful of the fruitsbe God-fearing in your leadershipspeak wisdom and strengthcreate innovative strategies to encourageBe supported by a community of other like minded women who get how lonely it can feel in the leadership role and be there for you in your toughest, or what we like to call “break through” moments.So if you’re an Intelligent, Ambitious, Godly Leaders who would like To Come & Restore, Connect, & Realign 🙏💕We’d love to invite you to follow us on Instagram and Facebook and you can pop your name down to hear when our doors are open and we’re officially launched. (which we are hoping will be at our conference in Feb 2021 where one of our main topics is leadership. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/202021 minutes, 54 seconds
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Doing Business in God's Grace with Jessica Ndenda

We are so excited for our Conference & Retreat on 20-21st Feb 2021!!! Tickets are beginning to be sold, we have one week left of Early Bird 🙏🐦. Only a limited number of rooms on site ♥️. You can register here.In this week’s podcast, we are graced by Jessica Ndenda.  Jess is Coowner of Olive Louise Social a boutique Marketing Agency in Business. She is passionate about helping businesses by understanding their brand and teaching them how to relate it to people! Knowing why people purchase and understanding what fuels a purchase decision is the essence of effective marketing & where Jess thrives!Jess will be one of the keynote speakers of the CWIB Conference 2021. She will be sharing her story of how she got started in business & how to expand your business via a team.Have a listen and be blessed, lovelies ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIA ***EARLY BIRD PROMO ON GOING***GRAB YOUR TICKETJessica NdendaWhere to find JessHER WEBSITEHER SOCIAL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/202058 minutes, 33 seconds
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Introducing You to Our New Operations Manager, Lou Mathieson

Introducing you to our new Operations Manager, Lou Mathieson.  In this podcast, you will meet Lou and get to know her.  Hear about her heart and her amazing faith story and be encouraged.  Have a listen!Lou MathiesonWhere to find LouHER WEBSITEHER SOCIAL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/202023 minutes, 57 seconds
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You're Invited To A Weekend Away With God

Influence – Do you understand what being a business owner is in the Kingdom of God and what influence you have?We will be exploring these things at a conference in Feb, also, we want to help develop you further in your leadership… We are going to be launching something very special at the conference and our aim in the next season is to support and lift up those in critical leadership roles.Questions you might have about the conference…1. Is it just for CWIB Members? – No it’s not it’s for everyone! A lot of our members come because they love to opportunity to catch up with other members and meet them face to face, as well as the value and calibre of speakers and what each of them bring.2. Is it for just Christians? – No, literally any is welcome to join conference those who know Jesus and those who don’t.3. Is it for ladies who already have a business? – Nope, we encourage any woman who is thinking about starting a business or those who have been in business for twenty years! You will be in a room full of the wisdom of those in business that you can ask questions and be inspired.4. The conference ticket price has gone up this year how come? – We are at a different venue this year and the venue charges more for each person to stay so the prices had to go up so we don’t kick ourselves in the foot and leave ourselves short. It’s still great value for money. I don’t know many business conferences out there, that are under $700.00AUD’s and offer accommodation as well as food and conference entry fee.People will be surprised at how much conferences are to run, but our God is big and He supplies. So if He wants you to be there, don’t even look at the numbers, instead look to God. He will supply.*As a side note, we don’t make a profit from the conferences and our Founder SJ doesn’t get paid for it either. We hold our conferences because we believe in the power of them, we believe in all the women out there and what they are doing through their businesses and we want to encourage, strengthen, and unite them. This is just one of those avenues that accomplishes that and that the Holy Spirit has anointed.5. How do the room allocations work? – Unless requested, we organise room allocations a week before the conference, this is because things happen, people have emergencies come up so, in order to not disappoint we pick them a week beforehand.Conference rooms are twin or triple share this year, again, because of how the conference centre runs.Who is our conference for…? If for women who…Want to come for a weekend of restoration in Jesus. For those who want to re-cup, recharge, and spend some time with God to work on their businesses or their dreams.It’s for those who want to expand their faith and be encouraged to think out of the box and deepen their relationship with God.It’s for those who want to get around other women so they can learn and make forever friends with.It’s for those who want to learn about marketing and leadership. If you’re thinking it’s time to expand your business/team and bring on extra staff or even your first team member. You can learn from those who have gone before you.It’s for those who give and need some time to receive and be filled up.…and it’s for the woman out there who has dreams that are bigger than herself.So if you’re a Christian woman in business or planning on being, we’d love to invite you to join a weekend like no other…20th-21st Feb 2021, Alexandra Headlands, Sunshine Coast.PAYMENT PLANS END FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBEREARLY BIRD TICKETS END 31ST NOVEMBER Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/202012 minutes, 45 seconds
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Prophetic Words to End This Year Well with Lorellee Colley

Did you want to end your year well? Have a listen to this week’s podcast where Lorellee Colley shares prophetic words! Truly a blessing. ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIA ***EARLY BIRD PROMO ON GOING***GRAB YOUR TICKETLorellee ColleyWhere to find LorelleeHER WEBSITEHER SOCIAL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/202043 minutes, 45 seconds
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Building Faith in Your Business

Some of you need the courage and permission to take a step of faith.Last week we spoke about dreaming and dreaming with God. That it’s better to take that first step. I believe some of you are still struggling with taking that first step!God needs Saints on earth to do things so He can move through them. There are only a couple of times in the Bible where God has not found a Saint to do His work and He has stepped in.Now, this is your time to not look at things from a worldly perspective. Numbers may not make sense, timing may not make sense. You might be thinking, “What the heck am I doing.” If we are to live by faith, we sometimes have to take the first step when things don’t make sense. Psalms 107Psalm 119:133Romans 4You maybe starting out in business, or you maybe taking the next steps. It doesn’t matter where you are in that journey, just like Abraham who was willing to take his own sons life because of His faith. Now is your time to stand up, take that first step, even in faith of the unseen, claim what is yours and take that leap of faith.Employ the person.Buy the property.Take the path which is scary yet you know is right.Ask for the Holy Ghost’s wisdom and knowledge, so you can navigate it well.When tough times come, don’t ask for God to take them away, ask for wisdom of how to navigate them better.Trust that God has you at His right hand, every step of the way.He’s got you, now go get them!ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIA ***EARLY BIRD PROMO ON GOING***GRAB YOUR TICKETFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/20208 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dare To Dream With God

A question came up in our business social last week and I want to share it with you because I have a feeling that many ladies out there will be asking it…How do I know what’s God’s timing and when to go ahead with an idea…?Take action.Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” James 1:23-25. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.  If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?  In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.It’s in the journey that God brings out the golden nuggets and wisdom. It’s better to have had a go and learn, then not have a go and be in the same place you are today none the wiser.God is about you putting your faith and works together.Your business will always look different today than it did to when you started.Faith in your business is dreaming about what could and can happen!ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIA ***EARLY BIRD PROMO ON GOING***GRAB YOUR TICKETFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/19/202012 minutes, 28 seconds
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From Victim to Victorious

In this week’s podcast, we are graced by Charlene Quint, J.D., a Certified Domestic Violence Professional who coaches victims of domestic violence. Drawing on her extensive legal and financial background, and using faith-based principles, she helps women understand these complex toxic relationships, and helps them heal and overcome to lead lives of victory.Charlene is also an attorney specializing in representing women who are escaping abusive marriages and relationships, including obtaining orders of protection and divorce. She’s the founder of AbuseCare, an organisation passionate about helping women heal after a toxic relationship and become the person that God designed them to be. Her 5 top tips:Listen, support, and encourage – Taking a wholistic approach  Strong Advocate for client and her children – Be that strength for her until she has it herself Know the book – Know the law and know the Bible Know the details of what abusers do and call it out, know the details against the spiritual and physical weapons to know what to fight with (spiritually and know what you’re against) Get into the Word first. For the protection. Her Bible verse for this season:Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.ARE YOU READY TO CREATE A POSITIVE CULTURE OR COMMUNITY THROUGH YOUR MARKETING & LEADERSHIP?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2021!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 20TH FEB TO 21ST FEB 2021LOCATION: ALEXANDRA PARK, ALEXANDRA HEADLANDS, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD, AUSTRALIA ***EARLY BIRD PROMO ON GOING***GRAB YOUR TICKETCharlene QuintWhere to find CharleneHER WEBSITEHER SOCIAL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/202034 minutes, 9 seconds
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Should You advertise That You’re A Christian Business?

In this week's podcast, Sj answers the question - Should You advertise That You’re A Christian Business? Should you refuse or accept projects that are against your Kingdom values? Have a listen and be enlightened <3Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/202012 minutes, 21 seconds
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Enriched Biz Bootcamp - Desires 1 Week Cart Now Open

We have built the Enriched Biz Bootcamp to help you find where you are now in your journey and what steps to make to take you from the place you’re feeling now, to a place of peace and calmness and feeling like you’re truly aligned with God in your business. This Bootcamp will be like no other, because it will be Jesus who is the one leading you…CART IS OPEN TODAY UP TO THE NEXT 2 WEEKS.   BOOTCAMP COMMENCES ON THE 5TH OF OCTOBER. What are you waiting for?! REGISTER NOW.In this week’s podcast,  SJ talks about putting God at the centre of your business.   How is God incorporated into your business?   Where does He show up?   How is doing Kingdom business different to "normal" business?  Have a listen to learn how to have that desire to put God at the centre. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/202023 minutes, 39 seconds
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How To Create God Centred Values in Your Business

We have built the Enriched Biz Bootcamp to help you find where you are now in your journey and what steps to make to take you from the place you’re feeling now, to a place of peace and calmness and feeling like you’re truly aligned with God in your business. This Bootcamp will be like no other, because it will be Jesus who is the one leading you…CART IS OPEN TODAY UP TO THE NEXT 2 WEEKS.   BOOTCAMP COMMENCES ON THE 5TH OF OCTOBER. What are you waiting for?! REGISTER NOW.In this week’s podcast, SJ discusses how important business values are and how they play out in your business.  Everything comes out from your values.  Have a good listen and see how vital identifying your THREE WORDS are to your life and business.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/202017 minutes, 50 seconds
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Your Business Your Future

Your business success relies on YOU! Now I know this statement is a little scary BUT this is something we need to talk about & I feel like most business owners come to this point of realisation that… My Business Is MY Responsibility & MY Business Success Comes Down To ME! God can’t work with lazy people who have no faith and aren’t willing to try. Anything is possible with God, right? And however, He chooses to do things is up to Him. But if you’re sitting around not doing anything to work on your biz and wondering why it isn’t successful it’s time to look in the mirror! Or you might be treating your business as a hobby, not really ready to fully commit. Now… The whole reason you’re doing this Biz Bootcamp camp is probably because you are a go getter, you realise the importance and value of learning and putting that effort into your business. I cannot tell you the amount of people I have heard who complain about their business not bringing in income or they might ask me why they aren’t making any income. Now hands down, asking another human why their businesses aren’t making money is a HUGE question to ask! You or you may not be at this point, you maybe rocking it and you’re like SJ – I got this, I know my business is my responsibility and I do everything in God’s strength to keep going, to try new things, and to not give up. If that’s you then lady, move onto the next lesson. Or you maybe wondering why you’re inbox is full of crickets yet you have no offering on your website and haven’t made any consistent effort to build relationships with your audiences. If you’re the latter, lady, I say this with love. You gotta get off Netflix, you gotta move, and start being real with yourself, you gotta WORK THOSE LONG HOURS, WORK HARD, AND START TAKING THE RESPONSIBILITY!God isn’t going to give you a business on a silver platter. There is no other way to say it. Most business owners in the first few years work their little tooshies off! There is little time to play, they are trying, testing, making mistakes, trying again, praying to God for the wisdom, guidance and strength to keep going. If you aren’t willing to do that, then, I am sorry to say that business isn’t right for you. God needs warriors who are action takers, who are willing to go beyond when everyone else has given up. They are the ones who understand the balance of grace over grind. Now I am not saying you work just for the sake of it, NO WAY! It’s super important to work on things that are going to bring in the sales and make you money. Don’t even get me started on the sharks out there in the Instagram and Social Media world who will be sharing how they made $100,000,000.00 in their first month while working on a beach. I call poopy on that! DO NOT even compare yourself to those people, they aren’t telling the truth and they aren’t real. All that said in love, you need to ask yourself the following questions and get real with yourself and with God… Am I willing to have that faith, that trust and do what it takes to make my business successful? Am I willing to go past the point of breaking and trust that God has me? Am I willing to do what it takes? No more hobby business, no more complaining, it’s time to get real, it’s time to be thankful for the opportunity God has given you to serve people and make their lives better, it’s time to get your hands dirty lovely, and it’s time for you to step up into what God has install for you and your business. He is just waiting for you to say yes and start moving! Are you willing to say yes?! Make your commitment to God now if your yes is your yes. A commitment to trust in Him, to do what it takes, and to do it at the best ability you can! In CWIB we have a saying… “Do what you can in the natural and let God add the super!” To register for the Enriched Biz Bootcamp, scroll down below or >>click here<< Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202014 minutes, 32 seconds
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Your Faith Journey

In this week’s podcast, we are joined by a sister, Ranette Holmseth, founder of Your Faith Journey – a community of Christian sisters who walk with you as you discover, deepen, and cultivate your faith.  She shares her testimony about surviving a car crash and how prayer plays a major role in her journey.  Have a listen and be encouraged and blessed.Her 5 top tips:Spending time with God every day. Our personal relationship is more important. Let the Lord lead your business or ministry. Surround yourself with women who are right minded, who are going to lift you up Wait on God’s timing. Remember whose opinion matters more – God’s or man’s. Her Bible verse for this season:Proverb 4:25-26 Let your eyes look straight ahead;    fix your gaze directly before you.Give careful thought to the paths for your feet    and be steadfast in all your ways.Ranette HolmsethWhere to find RanetteHER WEBSITEHER INSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/202030 minutes, 41 seconds
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Top 5 Things to Automate in Your Business

We are creating a PDF Document sharing the top 5 tips that all our podcast interviewers have shared, for you to download and read through. We had 49 guests to share with you which left one space free to reach 50, so I thought I would share with you today a little bit about the story with The Automation Girl and my top 5 things to automate in your business and go through the questions I would normally ask our guests. 5 Top Tips eBook – get your copy here.5 things to automate in your business:Automate schedule through online calendarsAutomate your paymentsAutomate what happens when someone buysSet up automated remindersAutomate your sales funnelYou can find more details of the 5 things to automate here.Bible verse for this season: Romans 8 about sonshipRegister for The Automation School to learn more about how to set automations up so they are authentic & personal so your customers will still feel like they’re getting the best from you, with you not needing to stress about being there all the time.The Automation GirlWhere to find The Automation GirlWEBSITEINSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/202030 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Create a God Centred Business that Makes Money

Do you know that it is possible to have a God centered business that makes money? SJ shares 4 basics to make this possible.  Our prayer is that this podcast will cause you to shift from a place of fear to a place of God confidence.SurrenderKnow what money is and it’s use on the earthIt’s okay to make moneyGod wants you to make money – that’s why He’s given you a business Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/20207 minutes, 11 seconds
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Honouring God with Your Pricing

Doing business as a Christian woman can sometimes feel a little daunting.  We ask questions like –  Am I doing the right thing by God in my business, is it ok for me to be making this money? What if I don’t bring enough value or they figure out I don’t know everything and think I’m a fake?!  Luckily, we have a God that’s bigger than any fear, doubt and who wants to connect on a deeper level with you in your life & in your business.  And we are soon launching the Enriched Biz Bootcamp!!! It is a six week eCourse that’s designed for Christian Women in Business who are ready to take their business from lukewarm to red hot!We have built the Enriched Biz Bootcamp to help you find where you are now in your journey and what steps to make to take you from the place you’re feeling now, to a place of peace and calmness and feeling like you’re truly aligned with God in your business. This Bootcamp will be like no other, because it will be Jesus who is the one leading you…And so in this podcast, SJ discusses God and our mindset towards money. This is one topic that will be in the Enriched Biz Bootcamp.  How do you charge for your services rightly?  What if you under or over charge?  It’s all about how you value money, how you value what God has given and how you value your time, effort and expertise.  Have a good listen.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/20208 minutes, 58 seconds
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Building Your Dream Team & Being a Great Leader of That Team

In this week’s podcast, hear Sj’s heart about building your dream team and how important this team is.  Who your dream team might be?  How do you get your team to be at a good place?  Have a good listen and learn from the best 🙂5 top tips:Spend some time with God to pray about your dream team.Think outside of the box with your team.Set expectations and think how these sit in with your values.Be a human leader and a business owner.Look after you.  Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/9/202010 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is It Okay for Christians to Run Businesses, Make Money and be in Leadership?

In this week’s podcast, hear Sj’s heart about being a Christian, being a female, being in business and being in leadership.  How God used women to change history.  There were women throughout the Bible that God used tremendously and amazing things happened because they stepped out and followed God’s call.  SJ encourages and takes you back to your core values.   Have a listen!Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/202011 minutes, 39 seconds
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It's Time to Let God Water the Dry Land in Your Life & Business

In this week’s podcast, SJ shares the story of why she founded Christian Women in Business and the amazing things that God has done along the way.  Sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed especially when we are in chaos.  This is a reminder to go back to the why you started and the awesome things that God has put in your heart in the first place.Some questions that can help you evaluate where you are:Why did you start your business?  What was the passion you have?  What difference did you want to make?What’s on your heart to achieve and created? What ways has God intervened in your journey along the way that has made you go Wow!?John 15:5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/202018 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Spirit Led Business

So now that we’ve touched on freedom and that we are now free in Christ, I want to touch on what Paul has spoken about in the chapters we read in the previous podcast.So we know that now we live in freedom in Christ and we are led by the Spirit. What does that mean in the day to day runnings of our businesses of being lead by the Spirit?1. It means, we have access to the most powerful business mentor (not coach) mentor, of all time, God. We can ask Him any questions we want about business at anytime.2. It means, we have faith in what God has given us as a business. What do I mean by this? I mean that, there are times when doubt might come up, or people question what you’re doing, or if you’re the right person for the job. As a leader in business friends may judge you, they will ask why are you doing what you’re doing and not understand. People may get jealous of you and you loose friends through that jealousy.I personally know what this is like and I am not going to pretend that CWIB as been a walk in the park to build and run. I have lost friends, I have been judged, I am judged on a regular basis. I am challenged, and each time I go through it, I face anger, self doubt and frustration. I am only human. It seems though, that no matter what is it that I go through God listens and bring me back to, do I trust and have faith in Him. My answer is YES, and from me saying yes I have that Godly peace, freedom and grace that comes over me and I feel right back on track. Maybe you can relate to one of these? God uses people who are of the Spirit, that will send scriptures out of the blue, telling me that God put me on their heart and that they’re praying, WOW. God restores my faith and He can do that for you too.3. It means that we are to listen to the Spirit over man and stand firm and have faith in what we have heard. If God isn’t giving you the go ahead to give, be it money, time whatever and it’s not sitting write in your spirit, trust it and have faith in that. If God through the Spirit tells you to give $100,000, do that and have faith in that. We are to fine tune our spiritual ears to the Holy Spirit and not to be condemned my man to believe we “should” have to do something or give something. It’s between YOU & God, whatever it is.If God has told you to start a toilet paper factory, do it! Have faith in what you have heard.If God has given you a revelation from the Word, trust it.4. We have Gods love, with or without our businesses. As John reminds us, we have Christ, who lives in us, and Him in God. It doesn’t matter what business we have, it doesn’t matter how much we make. God doesn’t look at us and our worth on these things. He loves us, for just being us. He loves you for just being you. He gives you the faith when you don’t have it.At the end of the day it’s about Him not us. It’s not about what we have done, but about what God has done, we get to live in that freedom from that.Can you trust God and have faith when you’re not giving? Can you trust God and have faith when you have everything? Can you trust that God loves you, just for you, not matter what you do or what business you have?5. We have a 24/7 prayer hotline that even when we don’t know what to pray the Spirit will take over and pray for us.6. We can surrender the fears, count the blessings and remember, doing business in Gods grace is always easier than the grind.7. Give yourself freedom to grow and make mistakes, God will look after you and pick you back up when you need it.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/19/202019 minutes, 1 second
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Having Freedom in God in Your Business

In this week’s podcast, SJ asks the following questions – do you understand the meaning of being free in Christ and the freedom that comes with it?  Do you really fully understand what it means for you and your business?  She’s also being asked a lot of questions and she answers them through the Scripture so we can have a better picture of God’s heart and His plans for you.  Have a listen and be enlightened!Did you know that when we gave our life to Christ we were given freedom in that? That we no longer live under the law of the flesh but of the Spirit.Romans 8It’s no longer about what we can give God. It’s what God has already given us.Galatians 4 & 5:1-26Ephesians 2Act 13Romans 13:8-10 commandments turned into one.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/13/202041 minutes, 50 seconds
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Taking a SIP of Tea With Jesus in Business

This week we are open to membership intakes, we would love to invite you to become a member, all you need to do is pop your applications in and we will send you the link. Remember we have now added our Monthly Business Bundles to our membership so if you’re feeling overwhelmed with Social Media and creating content to write each week on your socials we now have stock images, social media calendars and Biz Tips that will be available to you each month to help get you organized as well as our wonderful community of amazing women. In this week’s podcast, we have Chelley Antonczak, a motivational speaker, trainer, success coach and founder and CEO of Chelley Antonczak & Associates. She helps female professionals stop overwhelm to achieve success, with a proven faith-based, rapid-results approach. Her 5 Top Tips:Create choice awareness – What is success to you? What do you want and why do you want it? Create clarity – Take a look at what problem can you help other people with. Be Still – Psalm 46:10, Trust God, Proverbs 3:5, Find peace beyond belief, Let God restore your soul.  Create Confidence and Courage – Creating confidence isn’t enough if we don’t do something with it. So have the courage to take action. Create Connections – Provide connection opportunity for yourself and for your clients. Create Collaboration – Find people who share the same values as you and find those people who you can team up with for the bigger mission. SIP – Strong Vision, Intentional Focus, Purposeful Action Plan – Comes from Psalm 34:8 Her Bible verse for this season:Psalm 62: 1-8 The Passion TranslationTo the Pure and Shining OneKing David’s melody of love’s celebration[a]1 I stand silently to listen for the one I love,waiting as long as it takes for the Lord to rescue me.For God alone has become my Savior.2 He alone is my safe place;his wrap-around presence always protects me.For he is my champion defender;there’s no risk of failure with God.So why would I let worry paralyze me,even when troubles multiply around me?3 But look at these who want me dead,shouting their vicious threats at me!The moment they discover my weaknessthey all begin plotting to take me down.4 Liars, hypocrites, with nothing good to say.All of their energies are spenton moving me from this exalted place.Pause in his presence5 I am standing in absolute stillness, silent before the one I love,waiting as long as it takes for him to rescue me.Only God is my Savior, and he will not fail me.6 For he alone is my safe place.His wrap-around presence always protects meas my champion defender.There’s no risk of failure with God!So why would I let worry paralyze me,even when troubles multiply around me?7 God’s glory is all around me!His wrap-around presence is all I need,for the Lord is my Savior, my hero, and my life-giving strength.8 Join me, everyone! Trust only in God every moment!Tell him all your troubles and pour out your heart-longings to him.Believe me when I tell you—he will help you!Pause in his presenceAre you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN TODAY!!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.BECOME A MEMBERChelley AntonczakWhere to find ChelleyHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/6/202048 minutes, 17 seconds
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Letting God Drive the Bus of Your Business

We have a free webinar series on this, “Learning How To Create A God Centred Business That Makes Money.”Melinda Trembath, Letting him ‘drive the bus’ while I’m an attentive & willing passenger!Sylvie Croslard, Dedicating my work to him, from pace to content, to when to do things, to where to look to find helpers.Susanna Bateman. It has never been a question of surrendering it to Him for me and Rob as God was the One who created the idea and plan it all in the first place.He was the One who asked us to do it, it wasn’t our idea to surrender, it was His idea He thought of it and His question for us was, will we be obedient and step out in faith to walk with Him IN it.Our part was and is to follow His dreams for the business, listening to what He is saying and following His dreams as He continues to create and extend the business.Our business is an extension of God’s Kingdom here on earth just like anything else we are involved in and living, because our whole lives are dedicated to Jesus.We see our business as a ministry, an opportunity to release God’s Glory into the lives of our staff, the children, all the families and whoever is involved in LM in any way He tells us.He goes before us and we follow as closely as possible as we follow His voice and promptings.It is a vehicle to release His Glory into and over people who otherwise would not come into contact with His love, mercy and grace.It’s a vehicle to release His miracles to display His splendour in many different ways.It’s a vehicle that He is driving and we have the awesome privilege of partnering with Him as He shows us how.I could go on and on, there is so much to say because He is such an amazing God and because He has shown us over and over again thatEphesians 3:20 is so very true.It’s a bit like what Jesus said, we only do in our business what we hear Him tell us to do, just like He only did and said what The Father told Him to.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/29/202023 minutes, 17 seconds
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Miraculous Restoration - A Story of Motherhood, Loss and Restoration

In this week’s podcast, we have Rudo Makombe Mutsigwa as guest.  She is the author of the book, Miraculous Restoration, Journey to Recovery after Pregnancy Loss.  She talks about her experience going through still birth and 2 miscarriages and how she has turned this difficult journey to give support and shed light to others. “Child loss does not define who you are, there is complete healing from this experience through Jesus Christ. Our comfort, hope and healing comes from Him whose promises are sure”.  Have a listen and be inspired!Bible verse for this season:Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”Rudo Makombe MutsigwaWhere to find RudoHER FACEBOOKHER BOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/23/202048 minutes, 55 seconds
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Putting Everything in God's Hands

In this week’s podcast, we are graced by Rebekah Sharpe, an Ordained Minister, Corporate Marketing Manager, Emcee, Motivational Speaker, co-creator and host of the digital TV show, Glory TV.  Rebekah is known for her captivating stage presence and keen ability to bring positivity, levity and insight while touching on some of life’s most difficult circumstances.  Have a listen how she speaks about faith and God’s power in her life.Her 5 Top Tips:Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.Relationships are crucial.  It is very important to treat people with love, respect and kindness – it goes a very long way.Show up with an excellent spirit and a humble heart. Jesus is our example.  We are called to serve.Be curious.  Submit all to God and He will give you an unquenchable desire to learn new things and to really expand your horizons.Be courageous.  You have to be willing to be vulnerable, to be set apart, to  obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit, etc.  Stand up for your convictions.Don’t be afraid to lean into the unknown.Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.Her Bible verse for this season:Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.Rebekah SharpeWhere to find RebekahHER FACEBOOKHER LINKEDIN Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/15/202034 minutes, 21 seconds
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Graceful Publishing - 5 Publishing Tips For Those Looking to Write a Book

In this week’s podcast, we are graced by Michelle Vandepas.  She is the leading expert for entrepreneurs, personal development experts and quantum healers who want to share what they’ve learned with the world by becoming an author. She is the co-founder of GracePoint Matrix and GracePoint Publishing, the gold standard in concierge publishing. She is also an esteemed TEDx speaker and TEDx Speaker Coach. Her 5 top tips plus 1:The only way to hone your writing is to write and practice writing. Non-fiction – Write your book for your specific audience that needs to hear what you have to offer. Don’t get too attached to your own writing – allow people to help you. Allow yourself to be coached. Have a great book cover. Doesn’t mean you’re on it. Invest some time and talent to have a product that’s visually pleasing. Great layout and design on the inside of the book. What is it you want the audience to do once they have finished the book? Tell them what to do next. Her Bible verse for this season:2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.Michelle VandepasWhere to find MichelleHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/8/202022 minutes, 19 seconds
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Letting God Add The Super To Your Natural Business

In this week’s podcast,  we are joined by Allyson Chavez, a prosperity transformation coach. Her mission in life is to end struggle and bring joy to the worlds of one million women and men.  She wrote a book called “The Prosperity Approach”.  Take a listen to her life story and be blessed!Her 5 top tips:Lay down the struggle – give it to God and go from the place of struggle and lay it out to God. Instead enter His grace. Enter into God space. Start feeling wealthy before the money comes in.  Let go of doubt – There is a little game you can play – What’s working for me now? Changing the mindset to focus on what’s working for you now. This means I’m wealthy – Acknowledging your blessings out of what is working for me Active faith – Faith is truth spoken in advance. Follow the nudges – God wants us to co-create with Him. There is richness in the co-creation. Who needs me, how can I serve today? Ask God the questions of who you can help and listen and wait to the small nudge. Her Bible verse for this season:Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart    and lean not on your own understanding;6 in all your ways submit to him,    and he will make your paths straight.Allyson ChavezWhere to find AllysonHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKTHE PROSPERITY BUNDLE Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/31/202044 minutes, 16 seconds
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Being A Rae of Light in Your Business

In this week’s podcast, our guest is Rae Burrell of Rae of Light Concepts. Rae’s mission is to shine her light brightly so that others may see it and strive to turn up the brightness on their lights, too.  Rae of Light gives owners freedom and peace of mind by creating systems and processes that allow them to delegate tasks to a fully capable team. RoL Concepts believes all businesses should be built to last and takes pride in helping business owners create a legacy their way. Take a listen and be blessed with Rae’s story and top 5 tips.♥Her top 5 tips:Rhythms – Find your rhythm and get into your swing Expect the unexpected – When the world throws you a curve ball, then it’s ok. Take your time and think through your ideas – brain dump, go back, read back over and split them into categories. Ask yourself, what direction do you want to go? Don’t try to finish the pie in one sitting. Divide and develop your ideas into phases. Break your ideas up into the four quarters. Repetitive tasks – write them down, how can you automate and delegate. Her Bible verse for this season:Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.Blessing —->>> Use this promo code exclusive for CWIB Podcast show listeners and subscribers: SarahCrewRae Burrellwhere to find RaeHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/24/202025 minutes, 11 seconds
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Unashamed Faith

In this podcast, Nik Marie shares her story – despite all of her obstacles, her tragedies, and the valleys she has walked through, brings you along as she has given her life to Christ and shares her testimony. She is a woman of Unashamed Faith whose mission is to help others experience breakthrough and freedom through Christ. Have a listen and be moved by her inspiring message.Her top 5 tips:Press in – Press into God, press into your friends, avoid isolation.Read your bible – The opportunity to learn about God and His character is right in the bible.Journal when you can – we have the perfect journal for you here… Get the thoughts out of your head onto paper, it will help to get the stuff out of your head.Seek counsel – Have wise counsel in your life. Seek great people to be around. Find someone that will seek life into you.Rest!!!!!!Her Bible verse for this season:John 3:30 NIVHe must become greater; I must become less.Nik Mariewhere to find NikHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/202031 minutes, 11 seconds
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Growing Your Platform in a Godly Way

In this podcast, we are blessed to have Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith. As a busy physician, author, and mom, she understands that life’s demands can leave us feeling mentally overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and physically tired. She helps the overstressed deal with their work-rest imbalance and find actionable answers to the thriving lifestyle they desire. Have a listen and be blessed♥Her 5 Top Tips:How to get into media – You have to knockeon the door. See marketing as evangelism and share your message with your broader audience.Embrace sharing equally to the small and big audiences. Use every opportunity as chance to learn.Use media to grow your platform – share your message in a way that resonates with your audience and give them a lead magnetic to get them on your list.Focus on the message and not the product. Go to publishers with the message not about the book, what’s the problem you’re going to solve.Not be afraid to hear, “no”. Trust God in the process. You do the natural and let God add the super.Her Bible verse for this season:Mark 16:15 (NIV)He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.Dr Saundra Dalton-Smithwhere to find Dr SaundraHER WEBSITEHER BOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/202032 minutes, 13 seconds
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Build a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit

In this podcast, we are graced by Mel Neibling, founder of Incubate Fitness. Her biggest mission through her business is to help women gain priority, focus and direction with their healthy lifestyle choices ensuring they have the tools and resources to overcome mental, emotional and physical challenges that come up along the way. Have a listen and be blessed and encouraged to be fit and well!Here are her 5 top tips:Adapt a solution orientation mindset – do what you can with what you haveGet creative with your nutrition – try and stay as close as I can to eating healthy eating habitsEstablish and maintain routine – Create a new routine for this season to keep yourself on track.Set yourself a challenge or a goal – How are you going to come out of this crisis, healthier? Set yourself a timeline and give yourself something to achieve.Set your influence around you – set yourself to see good, healthy influences.Her Bible chapter for the season:Psalm 23A psalm of David.1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right pathsfor his name’s sake.4 Even though I walkthrough the darkest valley,[a]I will fear no evil,for you are with me;your rod and your staff,they comfort me.5 You prepare a table before mein the presence of my enemies.You anoint my head with oil;my cup overflows.6 Surely your goodness and love will follow meall the days of my life,and I will dwell in the house of the Lordforever.Mel NeiblingWhere to find MelHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/202039 minutes, 40 seconds
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CWIB Community Conference Worship

In this podcast, we share the Worship section of the recently concluded CWIB Community Conference. We pray that you find a special place today while listening to this to meet Jesus and have an amazing time with Him. Have a listen and be blessed♥Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN !!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.JOINFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/20201 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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You Are Powerful, Strong & Intelligent

In this podcast, SJ shares 5 tips on how businesses can adapt, embrace and navigate the changes happening in the world.  Look at what is still open and how can you help them.Don’t stop your marketing. Keep marketing as you normally would.How can you adapt your business? Are there aspects of your business that you can take online?Know that you have what it takes. You are adaptable to change. This is a great opportunity to grow as a leader.Take a rest and make sure you are looking after yourself.Reminder: You are a powerful, strong and intelligent woman and you have the Holy Spirit with you. Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN !!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.JOINFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/202012 minutes, 45 seconds
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Who is the Holy Spirit and How Does He Work Part 5

Hello ladies – here’s the final part! This time – SJ and Sharryn discuss to answer this question – I’ve been a christian for so many years. I’ve never seen like it in my church. What does that mean? Does that my church is not led by the spirit? What does he mean when the anglican does not have it?We have Sharryn Ludlow joining us for the entire series. Sharryn is a mentor to many, we’ve had her on the show a few times now and Sharryn runs a business called Grace & Confidence.Grace and Confidence is on a mission to equip and mobilise emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders who have the ideas and desires to do big things with God but need the strategies combined with the faith environment to make it happen.There was one session on Saturday at the CWIB Community Conference that we are going to discuss in today’s episode.This is a great opportunity to share with you everything in context, we are so happy to see all the questions that people have got from it, as it’s stirred people hearts and minds and got them thinking!!!This is the fifth part of 5 ♥Have a listen!Much love,Team CWIBSubscribe to our weekly contentBe the first to know when a new episode is released from our Video Podcast Show and get it straight to your inbox!Frist NameEmailSendSharryn Ludlowwhere to find SharrynHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/202022 minutes, 4 seconds
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Who is the Holy Spirit and How Does He Work Part 4

Hello ladies – here’s part 4! This time – SJ and Sharryn discuss to answer this question – I’ve been a christian for so many years. I’ve never seen like it in my church. What does that mean? Does that my church is not led by the spirit? What does he mean when the anglican does not have it?We have Sharryn Ludlow joining us for the entire series. Sharryn is a mentor to many, we’ve had her on the show a few times now and Sharryn runs a business called Grace & Confidence.Grace and Confidence is on a mission to equip and mobilise emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders who have the ideas and desires to do big things with God but need the strategies combined with the faith environment to make it happen.There was one session on Saturday at the CWIB Community Conference that we are going to discuss in today’s episode.This is a great opportunity to share with you everything in context, we are so happy to see all the questions that people have got from it, as it’s stirred people hearts and minds and got them thinking!!!This is the fourth part of 5 of this series of questions.Have a listen!Much love,Team CWIB xxSharryn Ludlowwhere to find SharrynHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/20207 minutes, 18 seconds
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Who is the Holy Spirit and How Does He Work Part 3

Here’s part 3 of the series on the Holy Spirit. The question today is — I heard people speaking in tongues and this happened while they were laying down. What does it mean? Why do others do it while others don’t?We have Sharryn Ludlow joining us for the entire series. Sharryn is a mentor to many, we’ve had her on the show a few times now and Sharryn runs a business called Grace & Confidence.Grace and Confidence is on a mission to equip and mobilise emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders who have the ideas and desires to do big things with God but need the strategies combined with the faith environment to make it happen.There was one session on Saturday at the CWIB Cimmunity Conference that we are going o discuss in today’s episode.This is a great opportunity to share with you everything in context, we are so happy to see all the questions that people have got from it, as it’s stirred people hearts and minds and got them thinking!!! This is the second part of 5 of this series of questions.Have a listen!Much love,Team CWIB xxSubscribe to our weekly contentBe the first to know when a new episode is released from our Video Podcast Show and get it straight to your inbox!Frist NameEmailSendSharryn Ludlowwhere to find SharrynHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20208 minutes, 15 seconds
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Who is the Holy Spirit and How Does He Work Part 2

In this 2nd part of the series of podcasts, SJ and Sharryn answers the question – How do we know if it is God led?We have Sharryn Ludlow joining us for the entire series. Sharryn is a mentor to many, we’ve had her on the show a few times now and Sharryn runs a business called Grace & Confidence.Grace and Confidence is on a mission to equip and mobilise emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders who have the ideas and desires to do big things with God but need the strategies combined with the faith environment to make it happen.There was one session on Saturday at the CWIB Cimmunity Conference that we are going o discuss in today’s episode.This is a great opportunity to share with you everything in context, we are so happy to see all the questions that people have got from it, as it’s stirred people hearts and minds and got them thinking!!!This is the second part of 5 of this series of questions.Subscribe to our weekly contentBe the first to know when a new episode is released from our Video Podcast Show and get it straight to your inbox!Frist NameEmailSendSharryn Ludlowwhere to find SharrynHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20208 minutes, 49 seconds
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Who is the Holy Spirit and How Does He Work Part 1

Welcome to the first podcast of 2020!We have Sharryn Ludlow joining us today. Sharryn is a mentor to many, we’ve had her on the show a few times now and Sharryn runs a business called Grace & Confidence.Grace and Confidence is on a mission to equip and mobilise emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders who have the ideas and desires to do big things with God but need the strategies combined with the faith environment to make it happen.There was one session on Saturday at the CWIB Cimmunity Conference that we are going o discuss in today’s episode.This is a great opportunity to share with you everything in context, we are so happy to see all the questions that people have got from it, as it’s stirred people hearts and minds and got them thinking!!!This is the first part of 5 of this series of questions.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN TODAY!!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.BECOME A MEMBERSharryn Ludlowwhere to find SharrynHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/202047 minutes, 5 seconds
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Supernatural Business with Emily Mackie

In this week’s podcast, we have Emily Mackie, fouinder of Speak About Speech Pathology. Be inspired with her incredible testimony of God’s supernatural provision and plans in her business and life. See how God has been involved in every step of the way to bring her to where she is right now. Be blessed!FREEDOM ESTEEM EMINENCE INFLUENCE LEADERSHIPDo you long to be part of a Business Mastermind group that’s God centred and wanting to push the boundaries of natural business and enter into the supernatural business that God designed us to work in?Where we see miracles happening in the workplace that can only be God?Sister, you’re in the right place. We are a mastermind like no other. We cherish the value of person to person interaction. We want to build strong female leaders in the business sphere and get them to a place where they feel free in the Kingdom of God. We’d love to invite you to join us!ApplyEmily MackieWhere to find EmilyHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/201952 minutes, 29 seconds
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Come Away With God with Lisa Bruton

In this week’s podcast we are so blessed to be graced by Lisa Bruton. She is the founder and director of Arise Sanctuary, an organisation that runs luxury boutique retreats for women. A qualified occupational therapist and life coach, Lisa is passionate about creating spaces for women to stop and hear God’s voice. Arise runs domestic and international retreats for women to rest and be refreshed, but most importantly to have the space to reconnect with God, to restore their hearts and reestablish their identities. A mum of two young girls, Lisa is dedicated to seeing women equipped and empowered to step out and follow their dreams.Her 5 top tips:Ask God for help forwhere you feel stuck and ask for strategy. Say yes to God and then ask Him how.The responsibility is His. Hand the responsibility back to Him. Trust in God. Follow the Holy Spirit’s instructions.He wants to delight our hearts. It’s ok to be completely honest to ask God what you need. Eventhe small things like encouragement.God shifts our relationships and friendships. It’snecessarilyfor the calling on our lives.Repent for undervaluing what He places in your hands.Her Bible verse for this season: Proverbs 24:27 The Passion Translation (TPT)Go ahead, build your career and give yourself to your work.But if you put me first, you’ll see your family built up!FREEDOM ESTEEM EMINENCE INFLUENCE LEADERSHIPDo you long to be part of a Business Mastermind group that’s God centred and wanting to push the boundaries of natural business and enter into the supernatural business that God designed us to work in?Where we see miracles happening in the workplace that can only be God?Sister, you’re in the right place. We are a mastermind like no other. We cherish the value of person to person interaction. We want to build strong female leaders in the business sphere and get them to a place where they feel free in the Kingdom of God. We’d love to invite you to join us!ApplyLisa BrutonWhere to find LisaHER WEBSITEHER INSTAGRAMPost navigationKingdom Economy of the Earth Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/201952 minutes, 39 seconds
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Allowing God To Be The Centre Of Your Decision Making with Diane Michel

In this week’s podcast, we are blessed to have Diane Michel, founder of Lady Like Leaders. Her passion is equipping women with practical, faith-based tools to handle any leadership challenge that can possibly come their way with graceful strength. She wants to build up an army of Lady Like Leaders all over the USA.Her 5 top tips:God being central to all decisions – Understanding the different voices in your head but turning off those bad voices and listen to the whisper of God.Avoid multi-tasking where possible – Leave that to everyday life. If you’ve got something in business your need to do that’s high priority focus on just the one thing.Comparison is business suicide – Everyone is on their own timeline.Time Management – Find the window in the day that’s your hour of power that your highest productivity time. Know when to have a nanna nap.Be intentional – What goes in your calendar and why is it going in your calendar. Guilt, obligation or false responsibility.Her Bible verse for this season:Isaiah 40:31 – But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEYGRAB YOUR TICKET!Diane MichelWhere to find DianeHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/201940 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hearing God in Your Business with Lorellee Colley

In this week’s podcast, we are truly blessed to have Lorellee Colley as our guest!  Lorellee runs Prophetic Activation Schools and other training seminars and loves to see people equipped, trained and released into their gifting and calling in life. She will be taking us through a prophetic session in our CWIB Community Conference 2020. Let’s hear her amazing story and how she incorporates God in her life and business.   Her 5 Top Tips : Are you acknowledging the Supernatural Provision? Prov 27:7 Being aware of our heart and are we working in His grace. Romans 4:17  Being switched on to the wrestle that goes on in the head space. What is the lie that I am believing that stopping me from being confident in my relationship? Be aware of the still small voice. God talks to us in a very personal way.  Trust yourself that you truly hear from God. Believe that God brings strategies and wants you to succeed in your business. Her Bible verse for this season: Colossians 1:27  To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEYGRAB YOUR TICKET!Lorellee ColleyWhere to find LorelleeHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/201935 minutes, 34 seconds
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Being A Light Through Your Business with Louise Edmonds

In this week’s podcast, we have Louise Edmonds of Deus Lux Candle Collection. The word Deus Lux, means ‘God Light’, and is a bespoke pure aromatics collection created from essential oils, blossoms and spices found in ancient sacred texts. Louise shares her inspiring story of how she started out with the business and her 5 top tips. Have a watch and be truly blessed.♥Her 5 top tips:Get into serious meditation and let God talk to you, you’ll be able to hear Him more clearly. Be good with resources – Be obedient to His calling, with His vision and will Business Plan – Make sure you have one and have the vision and plan written down. You will get frustrated – Play to your strengths and get help with other things and understand your weaknesses. But know that frustrations will come. Her Bible verse for this season: “Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the LORD.2“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.3For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.4“Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.5For your Maker is your husband– the LORD Almighty is his name– the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.6The LORD will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit– a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God.7“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back.8In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the LORD your Redeemer.9“To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again.10Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.11“O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, [1] your foundations with sapphires. [2]12I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.13All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children’s peace.14In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you.15If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you.16“See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc;17no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.Isaiah 54Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEYGRAB YOUR TICKET!Louise EdmondsWhere to find Deus LuxHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/201919 minutes, 13 seconds
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Overcoming Self Doubt in a Godly Way with Natalie Wilson

In this week’s podcast, we have Natalie Wilson who is a life coach for smart, sensitive women who want to stop wondering what’s wrong with them and start going after what God has created them for. Her biggest mission, though, is to equip women with the mental training & tools that help them overcome their doubt, their emotions, & insecurities. She wants to make mental fitness as common and as important as spiritual & physical fitness. Have a watch and be inspired♥Her 5 Top Tips:Sharpen your weapon – Reading and studying scripturePut in the positive – What are you putting in your diets, foods, minds, exercise, what are you reading.Filtering your thoughts – What is a lie, what is a truth. What’s serving you and what isn’t?Choose wisely – you have a responsibility to choose what you’re thinking, what you’re doing, be empowered to keeping choosing more wisely.Believe God – Believe who He is, He can do what He says He can do, believe that God is for you!  Her Bible verse for this season:Matthew 5:16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEYGRAB YOUR TICKET!Natalie WilsonWhere to find NatalieHER WEBSITEHER INSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/201920 minutes, 24 seconds
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Expecting Visitations from the Holy Spirit with Eton Mills

After 37 years of ministry which began with that sermon on the prodigal son, Eton Mills is still on fire for God and following the Holy Spirit’s guidance Eton has seen thousands of people come to Christ through his evangelical gifts and movements across the nations.Eton Mills is an international speaker and will be assisting you with opening your eyes and ears to the Holy Spirit so you can better understand God’s Kingdom and Supernatural Business at the CWIB Community Conference 2020.His ministry is marked by superior word-quality, a spirit of excellence, wide-ranging biblical knowledge and a faith dynamic enriched with the power of the Holy Spirit.Be inspired by his testimony.Jeremiah 33:3 New International Version (NIV)3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’  Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEYGRAB YOUR TICKET!Eton MillsWhere to find EtonHIS WEBSITEHIS FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 27 seconds
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Beauty in the Ashes - Battling on in Business When Things Get Tough with Becci Jungic

Bec Jungic is a Health Coach/Owner at Joyful Morning Wellness. It is a beautiful opportunity to encourage and uplift gorgeous women in their journey towards wellness. Joyful Morning Wellness is committed to helping women embrace not only living a nourished life but ensuring that their whole being is given the opportunity to flourish. Have a listen and be inspired by Bec’s life story.Her top 5 tips:See the vision – the vision for your health, how do you want to feel in the morning?Live with gratitude – take a look at your life and think about what you can be thankful for. Grow your support crew – Who do you have in your life how can help support you to achieve your goals? Pray for your clients – Take 5 before each session for meeting and pray for your clients or the person you’re meeting Get some fresh air – Get out in nature and breath in to think more clearly.Her Bible verse for this season:Philippians 4:6-86 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN!!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.BECOME A MEMBERBecci JungicWhere to find BecciHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/201946 minutes, 22 seconds
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Setting A Defined Vision for your Business with God

In this week's podcast, we are blessed to have in the show, Nancy Mensah (Triumphant Woman), an award-winning business strategist, successful entrepreneur, and international speaker. She provides personalized, strategic consulting solutions for startups and existing businesses. She believes in working hard and smart and to ALWAYS make a positive impact on her clients’ businesses that propels their business high above their competition and increases profit. Nancy shares her inspiring story and she incorporates God in what she does. Have a watch or listen and be truly blessed♥Her 5 top tips: Have a defined vision – for business, life and everything. This will keep you focused and give you purpose comparing yourself to others. Have a vision.Research and understand your market. Know what you’re doing and who are you going to sell to.Have patience in the process – Enjoy and endure the process.Focus on people – You have to care about people (everyone) family, customers, staff.Don’t be afraid to fail.Her Bible verse for this season: Isaiah 66:9 Do I bring to the moment of birth  and not give delivery?” says the Lord.“Do I close up the womb  when I bring to delivery?” says your God.Nancy MensahWhere to find NancyHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/201931 minutes, 51 seconds
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Exploring Time Management in a Godly Way with Alexandra Kaval

In this week’s podcast, we have Alexandra Kaval as guest. She introduces herself as a daughter of the high king and a certified professional life coach. As a Christian life coach, she empowers Christian women (just like you!) to live their purpose, while more fully loving God, themselves, & others. Outside of my work, she’s a wife, sister, daughter, friend, and most importantly, a follower of Jesus. Her top 5 tips:Get sow and spend time with Jesus – Spending time in prayer, and in scripture Coming up with big rocks – Find out what’s most important to you and the rest will fit.How do you break your time up your time and goals into your month? Build in margin – plan to have open time to facilitate the unplanned. What do you want to put on your calendar as a recurring reminder?Share with people what you want to be kept accountable and verbalise. Have someone keep you accountable to that! Reflecting – There is so much power in reflecting back over your week. What can you learn? What can you celebrate? Her Bible verse for this season:  “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.” He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:1-2Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN TODAY!!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.BECOME A MEMBERAlexandra KavalWhere to find AlexandraHER WEBSITEHER INSTAGRAMHER BLOG Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/201929 minutes, 57 seconds
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Managing Motherhood, Business, Life & Faith with Cyndi Walter

Cyndi Walter is a stay-at-home mom from a rural area in Amish Country USA. She lives with her husband and they have 4 awesome children. She has built a dynamic organization and has created so many leaders. As a marathon runner and fitness instructor, Cyndi has always been passionate about fitness and working out, so she decided to find a company that shared her love for health and wellness.This is how she sees it:God has blessed me with the gift of encouragement.I feel led to serve others in all areas but especially their health.I want to make a difference in this world and impact other people.I want to be a role model to my family, friends, and associates, and equip them so they too can impact others.I want to teach people how to do what I have done.I get to love on people all day long.Her 5 Top Tips:Be organized. Cyndi keeps a calendar on her phone that syncs to her computer but still keeps an old fashioned paper planner. She time blocks, she includes non negotibale tasks that need to be done – incom producing activities.Be the best version of you. Be healthy – take sleep seriously (have enough!), drink enough water, eat healthy, work out, find something that will keep you active. When you are healthy, you have more energy to show up for your family and to be the business person you want to be.Add value to people’s lives. Constantly look for ways to add value to people’s lives. Give handwritten letters, give presents, put some personal touches and let people know you want to serve them.Always be humble and be vulnerable. Be real to people so they can relate.Always be grateful. At all level of your growth. From startup and making couple $100 a month, to be grateful every step of the way.Her Bible verse for this season:Philippians 4:13I can do all this through him who gives me strength.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN TODAY!!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.BECOME A MEMBERCyndi WalterWhere to find CyndiHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/201933 minutes, 30 seconds
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How To Organise Your Emails and Digital Storage for Investments & Business

In this week’s podcast, SJ shares and shows us how she organises the many things she loves to do. The system she shares can be applied to any area of our lives, be it business or personal. Have a watch and learn from the expert♥Sign up to the form below to access and download the Excel Spreadsheet! Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN TODAY!!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/6/201920 minutes, 58 seconds
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How To Gain More Time Back in Your Life & Business

For the past weeks, we talked about Systems. Learning about this means we can have more time that we need to focus more on other important things because we have great systems in place. Now, wow do we get time back? SJ shares 5 ways!1. Record your time and what you’re doing with it, see where you might be wasting time and eliminate it.2. go through and work out what time is going towards building your business. What tasks are getting results and what aren’t?3. Get rid and stop doing the stuff that isn’t working (making sure it’s still aligned with the vision and mission God has given you) 4. Write the system that are working out and record video’s of them. (Trello is great for this and i am going to show you one of my Trello boards now)5. Find someone to help you do the systems that are working towards building your business so you don’t have to do them and use the tips in number 4 to help train them.One final question to ask you. What’s the most important thing you can do as a business owner? BUILD YOUR BUSINESS♥Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3MEMBERSHIP INTAKES ARE OPEN TODAY!!! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YOU TO JOIN.BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/201911 minutes, 11 seconds
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God will Prune Your Business and Life in Different Seasons

To watch: https://youtu.be/jCN_-VZKub4Our Business Socials are happening next week and the Topic for October is Systems!!!! My fave thing! The question is – What’s been the most useless system in your business and why?You’ll also be glad to know that our Membership Intakes are open next week so if you’re thinking about becoming a member, now is the time!Back to the question… It sounds kind of negative. But, if it’s been useless,Are you still doing it?If you are still doing it, then why are you bothering?Can you improve it?Is it helping you to improve your business?Start making changes, your mind will thank you for it.This week have a think about these questions and how these poor systems in your business might be better improved. If you need help automating a business you can always book in for a free 15 minutes chat with me through The Automation Girl and we can see if the system can be improved.In the next episode, I and going to be going through How To Get More Time Back and so doing this first exercise is going to get you thinking and prepared for the next.We’ve written these questions on the show notes, go and take a look and have a think about your the systems in your business this week because if there is a way to help you save time and energy in your business it’s usually through your systems.I look forward to going through this with you.Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEY*Payment Plans are available until this week only!!!GRAB YOUR TICKET!Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/20194 minutes, 41 seconds
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Knowing Your Worth in Business as a Christian Woman

Knowing your worth in Business as a Christian woman can be a very tricky thing, somehow a lot of us seem to have this idea that because we’re Christian that we need to do things cheaply because we feel we’re not worth the money or we feel guilty because we are Christian that we shouldn’t charge and we put down our worth.Today I want to take you through knowing your worth as a co-heir to Jesus and how that could amplify your business.Before we get into it, just wanted to let you know that we are 2 weeks away from intakes and for our Enriched Members we are going to be going through the Planning Workshop together. If you’d like to join in on the planning workshop then pop your application in for the membership, become an Enriched member and you can join in as we plan for 2020.1. God created you, love you and as said in 1 John 3:1“1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”And there are many other mentions in the bible of God’s love for you.2. Value what God has given you. Your business is God’s business, so you need to value that it is God’s. He’s given it to you to look after, I think it’s only right that we respect the value of God and charge to that value. We can’t devalue God’s love so why would we devalue His business.3. The worker deserves to be paid. You deserve to be paid and there are many bible verses to support this…Luke 10:71 Timothy 5:18Matt 10:10Leviticus 19:13Deut 24:154. Protect your time. It’s more valuable than riches or gold. Say “no” to the thing that doesn’t align with your mission and vision or your values. If they do, then say “yes” and put your all into them, do them like you’re doing it for Jesus. But guard your time. You’re precious, your family is precious and it’s worth guarding to have that time with them.You are worth it, God is worth it. You are God’s, your business is God’s. Live a life full of His goodness. Allow the Holy Spirit to work through you, be obedient to what He asks and you will see amazing things happen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/201910 minutes, 47 seconds
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4 Ways of How To Get Over the Fear of Selling as a Christian Woman in Business

Do you struggle as a Christian woman in business to put yourself out there to the world and sell your product or services? I think it’s something we’ve all struggled with from time to time so don’t feel alone we are here to help.Today I want to share with you 4 Ways of how to get over the fear of selling as a Christian woman in business.1. Work out the values and mission of your business. What’s the reason why you’re in business and what values do you hold your company by?Doing this will give you a clear direction of where you’re going that’s your bigger reason than just to pay the bills. Having your values set will help when it comes to writing your sales copy and how you interact with your customers.For example; Some of our values at Christian Women in Business are Encourage, Strengthen and Unite. I know that in all that we do in our membership and in these videos is to do just that. So when I am selling am i encouraging, when I write an email am I strengthening?2. Learn what your audience needs & provide them with a product or service that will serve and improve their lives. That way when you come to sell you know it’s going to work so you can have confidence in that.3. In your website copy, sales copy or when you’re talking to your clients do it with a serving heart and have that serving heart in the front of your mind. Of course wisdom, but you don’t have to be super salesey just do your best to try and serve them. How is what you do or sell going to improve their lives & results are they going to see/get.4. Pull through with serving them and getting them the results. If we keep integrity, do the right by people and serve them well you’ve done your part and they will re-sell for you by recommending their friends and family.To recap – Know who you are, know your values, learn your audience, find a product that will benefit their lives, show them how it will benefit their lives, pull through with the result all with a serving heart and you’ll be selling like no tomorrow.Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEY*PAYMENTS PLANS ARE OPEN FOR THE NEW FEW WEEKS!!!GRAB YOUR TICKET!Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/20198 minutes, 23 seconds
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5 Top Tips To Manage Your Time Better in Your Business

Going with this month’s theme of Time Management, today, I want to share with you my 5 top tips for how I manage my time.1. Always write the next days list and the day on each day. This should be a list of important things that will go towards working on your business and your morning routine. For example;WalkGod timePrayPlan new podcastsRecord new leaders videosSchedule Community PostsSo when you wake, you already know what you’re doing.2. Get ready to work on your biz like you would if you were going to work at a job. Especially important if you work from home.3. Work on your one most important things before you open your emails or social media.4. Take regular breaks to keep your mind fresh.5. Work shorter hours, you’ll get more time done. For example, work 5 hours a day instead of 7. Also, set timelines on when you want to get stuff done by and put a timer up on your phone or computer.Bonus Tip: Turn all notifications OFF on your phone, laptop, iPad. Don’t have your Facebook, Instagram or emails open while you’re getting your work done.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/201911 minutes, 10 seconds
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3 Ways To Beat Procrastination

Do you struggle with doing things in your business because you put them off? Maybe you leave things until the last minute to get them done? Maybe you find your time is the hardest thing to manage?We are moving into September and the topic for September is Time Management and the questions we’re asking at our Business Socials this month is – How do you beat procrastination?For the types that are productive mavins, you’ll struggle to understand what it’s like not to be productive. But for the personalities out there that do, this episode is for you! We’re going to talk through 3 ways to beat procrastination.1. From the wisest person before Jesus King Solomon give us a great tip in Ecclesiastes 11Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be.4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:8 But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.where he shares about investing. First, I love that this verse shows that Solomon through God’s wisdom did invest and knew the importance of it. Even though wealth, riches and success aren’t the things that are going to bring us fulfilment in this life, investing and being wise with what we do have is still important.Another great point from King Solomon in Proverbs 10:4-5He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.This shows again that the wisdom of God is telling us that to be diligent with our hands and work.Proverbs 14:2323 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.So we know that from God’s wisdom that it’s good to work, and not just talk about ideas dreams and visions but to actually, plan, take action and get to work with our businesses.I think the biggest thing is trying to workout what it is that’ stopping us from doing the thing we want to do. Is it simply that we don’t like doing the task? If that’s the case then delegate it out. Do you have fear? If it’s fear then where is that fear coming from and surrender it to God?So point number 1 is to ask yourself what’s stopping you from doing the thing you’re procrastinating with.2. Surrender it to God, ask Him for help to face the fear, wisdom on how to deal with the situation.3. Make sure the thing you want to do the least is going to make a difference to your business. If it isn’t doing anything to build the business or brings no value to your customers then get rid of it. If it is going to bring value or is vital to your business, make it the first thing you do on your list so it’s over and done with, or as I mentioned before, delegate it out. Think of an out of the box way of how you can get someone to help you do the task.Business socials are happening this week, if you’d like to join us you will need to be a Sisterhood or Enriched Member pop your applications in and we can process those for you. Otherwise, if you’d like to support CWIB and our mission to help Encourage, Strengthen, and Unite Christian Women in Business then I’d love to invite you to become a member anyway.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/201911 minutes, 1 second
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What's Up Down Under - iWork4Him Podcast with SJ Meeson

For this episode, our very own, lovely SJ Meeson was guested in the iWork4Him podcast show a few months back.  The Mission of iWork4Him is to transform the workplace of every Christian into a mission field.iWork4Him broadcasts weekdays to share testimonies, hear from authors and speakers and tackle topics to encourage you to look at your workplace as your mission field.Tune in to have a listen to SJ’s inspiring testimony of God’s faithfulness in her life; how she got to Australia from the UK, her dark past, how she met the love of her life (her husband!) and how she got started with Christian Women in Business and many more.  Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/21/201942 minutes, 28 seconds
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Gain God's Wisdom & Discernment in Your Business

Having God’s wisdom and knowledge isn’t as hard to gain as what we think it is. We will never be as wise or have a full understanding as God, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from Him or that He won’t help us navigate life and business.I want to start with 1 John 2:18-2718 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.[e] 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.In verse 27 it shows us that because we have the anointing because we have the Holy Spirit, He is the one that teaches us. So, if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your saviour you’ve already done the hardest yet easiest part of gaining wisdom and discernment because you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you who can teach you and give you an understanding of what God’s peace is.So next let’s look at what the wisest King in the Old TEstiment of the bible asked and see what we can learn from him…1 Kings 3:7-147 “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”God was happy that Solomon asked for God’s wisdom and because of that, He gave Him God’s wisdom plus more… It’s ok for you to ask for God’s wisdom. In your prayer time ask for this wisdom.Then if we look at James 1:2-82 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.Again we are told that if we lack wisdom then to ask for it.King David also asks in Psalm 119:125I am your servant; give me discernmentthat I may understand your statutes.And that leads me on to our last verse and that’s Romans 12:1-2Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Today let’s pray and ask the Holy Spirit for God’s wisdom & discernment.Other bible verse you might find useful…1 Corinthians 14:331 John 2:271 Kings 3:91 Samuel 16:7Hebrews 5:14James 1:5Matt 10:16Proverbs 15:14 & 18:15Psalm 119:125Romans 12:2Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/201912 minutes, 11 seconds
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How To Allow God To Be The Centre Of Your Business

Do you long to allow God to be at the centre of your business? Do you have dreams of serving Him with your vision and mission? Do you crave to have that solid relationship with God?People ask me, how do I physically make God the centre of my business and life and how do I hear the voice of God? Today’s episode I want to share with you some practical tips on how you can involve god in your business.We also have a free webinar series on this that I have put the link into the show notes for you to sign up to and go through yourself. How To Create A God Centred Business – That makes money.These tips are simple, practical and very powerful –1. Spend time with Him – Set a routine each week in your business where you spend time with Him. It might be the first working hour in your business, it might be in the middle of the week it might be on a Friday morning, whatever works with your schedule in your business, make that time. I cannot tell you the number of times I have had my weekly hour of power with God and it’s turned into 3 hours and I’ve studied parts of the Bible and prayed with God and customers have come through in that time that I’ve spent with Him. He’s looked after me when I’ve had that time and put my eyes on Him. Put all distractions away and opened up my heart. These are your weekly business meetings with God. Call them Business Meetings if it makes you feel less guilty. I like to call them my hour of power because when I come out of them i am usually filled with God’s joy and peace. Learn about His heart, His power, His character, read the stories. You will be blown away.2. Pray before meetings with clients, staff, whatever meetings you have. Declare God’s dominion over the meetings, claim God’s will over the meetings, ask for God favour when you need it and ask for win-win situations to come out of them.3. Pray over your business, for your staff and clients and their families.4. Fast – Uphold your body to the Holy Spirit and fast at the beginning of the year, when you need to make a decision, before big meetings, whenever you need let the Holy Spirit back in control of your body. Like Jesus did for the 40 days, He gave His whole body to the Holy Spirit trusting that the Holy Spirit would see Him through and He did. Fasts aren’t about giving up something that distracts you from God, they’re about giving your whole body to God and the Holy Spirit as a temple and trusting that He will keep your body and life in order and submit it to Him.5. Lastly, love God with all your heart. The first and most important commandments and the most important of all of these points. Jesus tells us in Matthew…Matthew 22:36-40 New International Version (NIV)36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”Next week we’re going to be looking at Building Godly Wisdom and Discernment in your business.Here is the link again to the FREE Webinar Series about How To Create A God Centred Business – That makes money.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/201910 minutes, 40 seconds
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Opening Up to God's Power in Your Business

Have you ever heard people speaking about God’s awesome power and how amazing things have happened in the market place where God has used people to do awesome things in His name? Maybe you long to see those things happen yourself and want to learn how to open up God’s power and how it all works?In this weeks episode, we are going to be going through God’s amazing power and when He’s done supernatural things and how that applies to the Market Place and Business.Before we get started, Business Socials are happening this week, if you’d like to join in the fun in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Shoalhaven, Perth pop your application in to become a member and we will introduce you to the Leader closet to you and get you connected.This months topic is God and the question is, “What are some of the God moments you’ve had in your business this year that have made you go WOW!”Walls of Jericho Joshua 6:1-27Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/5/201919 minutes, 52 seconds
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Favor Follows Obedience and Alignment (Conversation with SJ Meeson)

Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur ‘s mission is to inspire, teach, and mentor entrepreneurs who desire to be led by God in their business, so they can experience His best and have a greater Kingdom impact in the marketplace. Their vision is to see individuals, families, cities, and industries radically transformed for God’s glory. We envision a community of thriving entrepreneurs with businesses that serve as a sign and wonder to the world; full of the grace and power of Jesus Christ.A few weeks back, our very own SJ was guested in the Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur’s podcast show.SJ shares her adventure of getting a word from God to inspire women and how it led to a movement of Christian women in Australia and beyond who desire to glorify God through their business. It’s a testimony of the power of obedience; moving forward without all the details and even when it doesn’t make sense. SJ has consistently seen the favor and the provision of God as she took steps forward in faith.You can also listen to the podcast here.Learn more about the KingdomDrivenEntrepreneur.com .Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/201935 minutes, 58 seconds
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God's Supernatural Power in Business

Business Socials are happening next week across Australia and for our rural and overseas members, we have our The Sofa Session coming to you, too.The topic of August is God and the question is “What are some of the God moments you’ve had in your business this year?”Moments that have made you go WOW! One of the reasons this is one of the subjects is because our theme for this whole year leading up to our conference in Februaty 2020 is Supernatural Business and we want to hear from you.If you’ve had totally OMGosh moments or stories where God has blown your socks off and done something that would only happen supernaturally we would love to hear it and share it with our audience.Head over to our website www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au, hit “Contact Us” and fill out the podcast application form. In there, share with us a little about your God story and what He did. We will process it and let you know if you’ve been successful and share your story with the world.We have the right to refuse or decline any application without reason. You must have a business or be in a business or NFP of some kind and love Jesus with all your heart, we will be sharing these stories over the coming months so pop your applications in and we would love to hear from you and share God’s awesomeness with the world.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/20195 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Balance Between Focusing on Business & Focusing on Christian Walk

Do you ever feel like you need to separate your faith and business? Maybe you've never combined God and Business before? Maybe you're not sure if you should combined faith and business?A couple of weeks ago, we finished our 6 Week Bible Study Challenge and one of the topics that someone put in to study was "knowing the balance between focusing on business and focusing on Christian walk."I thought this was interesting because why should they be separate? Being in business as a Christian doesn't mean that when we walk through the doors of our shop or turn on the computer that we should suddenly forget about God.At the same time, when we are reading our bible, it doesn't mean that we should be thinking only of our life outside of our business while we read it.Building our businesses and growing as a Christian I believe should go hand in hand. God will use situations in our businesses to strengthen our faith, strengthen our relationship and trust in Him. For example, knowing that our money doesn't come from our businesses but from God, our businesses are just a channel for God to use to give us the money we need.Each week, in our businesses I think it's vital for you to have a meeting with God and get your prayer on. Read the bible, speak verses over your business, pray over your business and for your teams. Pray for your clients.At the start of staff meetings pray, when you go to meet a client about a deal, pray before you go.As Christian women in business, it's our job to focus on the both together. Surrender your business to God and let Him grow you and learn God's wisdom and knowledge, ask the Holy Spirit for help, He's not just there on a Sunday, He lives inside you and in everything you do in your life and your business the Holy Spirit is there.Conference Early Bird Tickets are going up at the end of July if you're thinking about coming this is the lowest price you will get them. We have some amazing speakers lined up and the theme for the conference and the same topic we're going to be chatting about over the next couple of weeks is Supernatural Business.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!EditSarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/21/20197 minutes, 52 seconds
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Keeping Faith When Things Get Tough

I have a question for you today and that’s – Do you have times where you might wake up in bed and think that you actually can’t face today or that things are just really tough in your business and in home life and you’re just not sure where to go or what to do or even what to pray for?I wanted to share something quite close to me today and be quite vulnerable and open to you and just let you know that you’re not alone when you feel like that because I think when you’re in that place of despair, where there’s fear, there’s anxiousness, maybe even depression and burnout. We can feel very, very, very alone and it does happen to us all in different stages of life at different levels of life and can affect us all really differently.For me, myself, I have been through very bad burnout depression and anxiety altogether and it’s only now that I’m even able to speak about it out loud to people because when you’re in that state it is very, very lonely. It’s very, very dark and it can feel like you’re not being heard.But what I want you to know is if you are feeling that way that you are being heard, that you are loved and that I care for you and I’m so glad that you’re here and you might not even be as bad as that but you might be going through a really tough financial time in your business or things just might be feeling a little bit too much.I want you to know that you are worth it. You are worth just being here for you. It’s worse you keep going on with it as long as you’re not pushing yourself to that burnout point and that God still has you. And I am so glad that He has you. And I’m glad that you are you.And so I wanted to give you some encouragement from the man himself – King David and read this beautiful piece of Psalms that just melts my heart when I listen to it and I hope that it will be your encouragement today that people say you know how do I keep going when times get tough. How do I keep going ahead when I’ve got nothing more to give or I don’t feel like I can give anymore? And I found personally for me it’s to take a rest.Obviously if I’m feeling that way things are get tough for whatever reason and I’m feeling overwhelmed with it all. We all have times of feeling overwhelmed but sometimes we just need to take that time out. For me it was a long time out and I’m slowly getting back into things now but it’s taken a while and for others it just might be having a weekend or even just an afternoon that just gives you that time to just breeze to soak things in.People really underestimate holidays and I know that the world’s kind of go in on this complete other side of saying you know take too much care of yourself and all that self-love and everything. But if you are at that point of burnout overwhelmed or going through a really tough stage rest is actually key. And some people say oh you know it’s not biblical. And there’s arguments against it but God has shown me that I need to rest and I need to trust Him when I’m going through that if I’m at the point of burnout and overwhelm I’ve chosen to do things too much or too hard or God is actually just trying to get me to stop so He can do things and good things have come from it and He’s shown amazing provision and it’s amazing He’s just looked after me so well when I did stop.So I can’t think that God does not want us to stop when we need to. I think He knows that we need to rest. We’re in human bodies. Yes, we can do things to His strength and He can renew us but sometimes He does need us to stop to do that to get to that point.Psalm 103 – King David1 Praise the Lord, my soul;   all my inmost being, praise his holy name.2 Praise the Lord, my soul,   and forget not all his benefits—3 who forgives all your sins   and heals all your diseases,4 who redeems your life from the pit   and crowns you with love and compassion,5 who satisfies your desires with good things   so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.6 The Lord works righteousness   and justice for all the oppressed.7 He made known his ways to Moses,   his deeds to the people of Israel:8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,   slow to anger, abounding in love.9 He will not always accuse,   nor will he harbor his anger forever;10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve   or repay us according to our iniquities.11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,   so great is his love for those who fear him;12 as far as the east is from the west,   so far has he removed our transgressions from us.13 As a father has compassion on his children,   so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;14 for he knows how we are formed,   he remembers that we are dust.15 The life of mortals is like grass,   they flourish like a flower of the field;16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,   and its place remembers it no more.17 But from everlasting to everlasting   the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,   and his righteousness with their children’s children—18 with those who keep his covenant   and remember to obey his precepts.19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,   and his kingdom rules over all.20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,   you mighty ones who do his bidding,   who obey his word.21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,   you his servants who do his will.22 Praise the Lord, all his works   everywhere in his dominion.Praise the Lord, my soul.I found that when I was in that deep dark place or in that struggle, whenever I feel that pain and that hurt, I just praise God. I just praise God. And I cry out to God literally thanking God for who You are. Your healing for your redemption and just read in that verse just brings warmth personally to my soul.And I hope it does speak to you today that if you are the God fearing lady, God loves you. He’s got your sins, He’s redeemed you. He’s gracious and He loves you and so do we. I hope that encourages you today. Have a wonderful week in your businesses and our chat team next time. Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/20199 minutes, 8 seconds
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Organising Budgets & Forecasting for your Business in a Godly Way

Do you have budgets in your business? Do you forecast budgets for your business? If so, how do you do them?I’m SJ and this month’s topic in our Membership is Planning, and the question is, How do you organise your budgets & how do you forecast for your business?Some great questions to ask yourself and if you’re not doing them, what’s stopping you?Before we get more into budgets, we have new Business Social Locations across Australia that you’re more than welcome to join once you become either a Sisterhood or Enriched Member. (Our intakes are still open so if you’re thinking about joining now is a good time)Our new locations are:Sydney South WestCentral Coast (New Castle)AdelaideSoon we will be looking at South East SydneyOur first New Zealand BS at AuklandToowoobmaOther locations are:Brisbane North & SouthGoldcoastMelbourne East & WestShoalhavenCanberraPerthTownvilleIf you are keen pop your application in to become a member and we will process it for you while intakes are still open.In the membership, we do a Monthly Sofa Session, in these sessions, we get someone in to teach to us to share goodness. And this month because the topic is planning and budgets, I share with the community our “Cashflow” budget spreadsheet. We went through how I budget for CWIB and even turned the spreadsheet into a template so if a wonderful member wants to use the spreadsheet and adapt for their business they can – members this is all under The Sofa Session section of The Members Hub.Budgeting can be tricky as a daughter of the Most High because even though they are important to have, they help keep you and your business organised like I’ve mentioned before. It doesn’t mean that that’s all the wealth you have your fingers on. God is a God who provides and looks after His children. I’ve had my budgets, something has come up, the bank says we don’t have the money but God does, and He finds some way to provide. In a way, our budgets are a testimony of God’s great power. Making wine out of water so we can share amazing stories with the world about how God’s power has pulled through. Those are the stories that like Paul says, I don’t show you human wisdom but through demonstartion of the Power of God. Amazing! Do you have a budget so you can show the power of God through your business?I’m SJ, membership intakes are still open so if you’re looking to join an amazing community of God fearing women who love business and would love to meet you pop your application in through the “Join” section on the website.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/10/20199 minutes, 50 seconds
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Are You Willing To Be Everything That God Wants You And Your Business To Be?

I’m so excited because this week our membership intakes are open!!! If you’re a passionate woman who owns a business or your maybe you’re in leadership or work in a business this community of like-minded women is for you! One of the most valuable things our members have told us that they love about their membership in knowing that they have a community of like-minded women, who understand God & business to rely on when they need it. If they have a question about business, they feel like they can ask for help. If they need prayer, they pop their prayer request to the group, and we pray for one and other.If you’re after a community like this then we are your tribe! I invite you today, if God is pulling at your heart and you’d like to be part of a Holy Spirit, Christ centred community to pop your application in.  Either visit our website and click “Join” on the top menu, or visit the link in this podcast article and it will direct you to it. On that page will show you all the different membership levels available and the investment involved. We have something available for every budget!I can’t wait to introduce you to your tribe!  PS. If you’re wanting to keep up to date about when our intakes are happening and monthly updates, please feel free to join our Heart Mail and we will keep in touch. Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/20193 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Know What to Automate in Your Business

In this episode SJ takes us through how to know what to automate in your business. SJ takes us through a number of different questions and things to look at in our businesses to help get us started. Want to know where to start? Take out the episode!Transcript:When you book in for a service with TAG after the free 15 minute chat you can either pick our full service which includes mentoring with done for you or just have it done for you.If you pick the option to have the mentoring as part of your service we first go through a Diagnostics questionnaire and we work out what the biggest gaps are in your business and your biggest pain point and work from there.This helps highlight what gaps are in your business and the way you work and allows us to make a plan moving forward for you and your business.The things we look at are…Motivation & LifestyleBusiness StructureWork EnvironmentProducts, Services & PricingYour MarketingYour SystemsYour TeamAnd You!This gives me a pretty good idea after this of where we are heading. Together we work out a plan moving forwards and then our team takes care of the doing side.So what can you do to start automating?My biggest advice is for you to look at yourself & the way you do things.Are you doing stuff that someone else can easily do for you?Is your inbox full to the brim of non-sense?Do you have your notifications turned off on your phone and devices?Have you unfollowed people on social media that distract you or make you feel overwhelmed?These are just a few things you can do straight away that aren’t too hard but will have you feeling a whole lot better about yourself and relieve you from overwhelm and stress.Just these past couple of weeks I went through my Facebook and unfollowed pages, took myself out of groups that somehow people had added me to, so when I go on there, I post and go!I am also keeping an eye on my inbox making sure I unsubscribe to things as they pop up.I challenge you, to pick one of the above and work on it this week!If you’re feeling overwhelmed with your business and marketing? Check out our services here >>For those interested in how to unfollow people on Facebook watch this…https://youtu.be/5iCpYcfbwFoAre you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/20198 minutes, 37 seconds
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No Problem is Too Big for God in Business with Grant Smith

In this week's podcast, we are privileged to have the second Male to grace our show - Grant Smith, a quantity surveyor who has worked with international construction companies and managed his own consultancy practice in the UK for over thirty years.  He is also the author of the book, The Accidental Social Entrepreneur. Grant shares with us how he got to become the biggest housebuilder in Kenya, so successful that other businesses would be forced to improve conditions and pay a fair wage. Grant is now the CEO of Hand in Hand Group and a director of a Kenyan construction company. He is professionally and personally committed to creating a commercial response to poverty.His 5 top tips:No problem is too big for God – If we’re filled with the Holy Spirit, then there is nothing too big for God.God created you, who are, uniquely you for a reason. Don’t try and fight it. Ask how you can serve God.Why do you want to make money? Be a good steward with whatever God has given you. What can you achieve then just making money?Be accountable with people that you trust. Don’t had behind the word calling. Get out there and do it, don’t wait for the flashing lights.Business is tough. Christian or not. The difference is you have God.His Bible verse for this season:Matthew 25:40 The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3Membership Intakes Open in July!​BECOME A MEMBERGrant SmithWhere to find GrantBUY HIS BOOKHIS FACEBOOKHIS WEBSITE Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/201949 minutes, 25 seconds
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Learning to Rely on God as Your provider in Business

Welcome to the Christian Women in Business Podcast Show today. SJ would like to talk to you about focusing on the numbers over focusing on God.This is a very interesting topic. It’s very controversial. But maybe you can relate to this. Maybe you’ve got to do this yourself.  I guess a good name for it would be calling it a kingdom budget. And a kingdom budget is different to a worldly budget in the way that it is coming to a point where you just fix your eyes on God and not on your numbers and knowing that God has your numbers. And so we look at the relationship between Jesus and Judas. Now I’m not saying that we’re Judases and that we’re betraying God but just stay with me as I kind of share the thought of today. And so we’ve got this beautiful Jesus who just has the most wonderful heart. He was there at the beginning of creation with God and he’s there at the end and all in between right.And so Jesus knows what’s going on. He knows who’s gonna betray him. He knows exactly what people are thinking without them even knowing that.Sometimes we can become so fixated on our numbers that we take our eyes off of God and in doing that we immediately take ourselves out of that grace that God is our provider not money, that God is our provider not our business. Our business is just a stream that God can use on the earth to bring wealth through it. But he is our provider. And even when we make really bad mistakes God still has it covered. He’s still got you.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3Membership Intakes Open in July!BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/9/201914 minutes, 54 seconds
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Dealing with Growing Pains as You Grow in Your Business

In this week’s podcast, SJ shares how she deals with growing pains in her life and business. The process of growing especially in the kingdom business is difficult, however SJ encourages us to never give up and to believe that God is always in control. Have a listen and be blessed!♥Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3Membership Intakes to open in July♥BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/20197 minutes, 8 seconds
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Praying for Guidance Over Our Finances with Fran Mckay

Fran McKay is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and guide to faith-based financial life planning. Her mission is to educate and empower Christians to make better and more informed financial decisions so they can honor God with their financial stewardship, protect their family, create a life they love and leave a legacy that lasts.  Her 5 top tips: Make a pie chart of where your money is going today – Debt, giving, taxes, lifestyle and long-term goals – So, you can see where your money is going. Have a budget – what do you want your money to go? Workout what you need to spend and where .Celebrate your victories. Praying for guidance over our finances and asking god for wisdom. Her Bible verse for this season:1 John 3:2 Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.Keep yourself and your business God centred with this weekly business devotional.This devotional will leave you feeling on fire for God, confident that you’re building of Godly business and know you’re always putting time aside for Jesus.This devotional is designed to suit the busy business owner so you can spend your first working hour a week with God and trust Him with your business for the rest of the week.GRAB YOUR COPYFran MckayWhere to find FranHER WEBSITEHER EMAIL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/201916 minutes, 21 seconds
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Being Obedient to God in our Leadership

In this week’s podcast, SJ takes us straight from her heart to encourage leaders to be obedient and faithful to God. As leaders, we sometimes need to make difficult decisions, SJ shares how to overcome the hurdles in a godly way. Have a listen and be inspired.“Leaders are called to faithfulness more then they are called to success” Bob Briner“If you want to make everyone happy, don’t be a leader – Sell ice cream.” – Steve JobsAre you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEY*Early Bird rate is going up until this week only!!!GRAB YOUR TICKET!Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/20199 minutes, 29 seconds
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How To Save Yourself From Feeling Overwhelmed & Overloaded

We had a new member of our community ask if any one at times feels totally overwhelmed with everything they have to do in their businesses? The feeling of a constant battle of getting stuff down. We seem to think that we all have to be the Proverbs 31 women… This is part of our Workshop called Simply Focused in our CWIB Academy, you can get the full course by becoming an Enriched Member Today I am going to share with you a few things I do that help make my life a little less overwhelming. (Confession – I don’t have kids) I constantly prune – in every area of my business and life I unsubscribe from everything! I mean everything! The only thing I get sent are emails from my staff and bills. My inbox is empty. I protect my time, and nothing is instant – not even the coffee. No business messages on Messenger, all notifications are turned off on everything! Apart from phone calls and SMS. I figure the people who have my mobile number are my dearest friends, family and staff members. But my phone is always on silent and I call people back when I’m ready. I have a solid Routine – I work this out at the end of each day ready for the day before and I try to not start a day until I know how it will end. That usually looks like this… Early morning walk (I don’t go to the gym as much as I used to because it added extra stress on my body so now, I walk and breath). God time – Bible reading, book reading, prayer. Most important and none urgent thing (I work on 1 thing at a time) Appointments – I don’t have appointments every day. Only on Tuesdays. Lunch – Eat away from my desk  What on client tasks for TAG, have mentoring sessions, plan things out. Write out my list for the next day. Try and be finished by 4pmI keep my workshop tidy, most of the time so it’s not stressful, there is a place for everything, and everything has its place. I give myself permission to let go and leave the stress to God I have an awesome team that help me, and I trust them. Be the person creating content not consuming it. she Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEY*Early Bird rate is going up until this week only!!!GRAB YOUR TICKET!Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/201924 minutes, 21 seconds
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How To Rest In God In Your Business - Live Q&A with SJ

It is Live Q & A with SJ once again. Join us as SJ shares her inspiring answers to business questions.Question 1 – One of our most popular questions is – Do you have a Business Social in my area?Unless you see your location on our events page on FB or the APP the answer is no, not yet.The reason being is, to make a Business Social work effectively you need more than 4 people in the specific area and they are ran by volunteers because I can’t spread myself everywhere.So I have a question for you, would you be willing to be a part of CWIB and are you willing to step up to be a Business Social Leader who can commit to organising a Business Social once a month?We are looking for leaders all the time and the leaders must be willing to serve, because the Business Socials aren’t about you, they’re about the ladies who attend. You must be committed to our vision and mission behind the Business Socials. To attend our Business Socials (apart from your first one) and to become a leader you’ll need to become a member of CWIB and you only need to sign up for the Sisterhood Membership.I would recommend that you try (if you can) to attend at least one Business Social so you get the feel for them. Right now, we are putting together a Business Social Booklet for our members who attend the socials.We have intakes opening up in a couple of weeks time so if you’re thinking you would like to see and CWIB Business Social in your area, you have a group of girls that you can get together to become members and join in the Socials, please feel free to pop your application in.  Join.Question 2 – “Jan Morris – SJ, what books are you using on the table behind you? The bad boys?”Question 3 – “Hello ladies! I have always struggled with the concept of working from a place of rest. No matter how it is explained I can’t wrap my head around it. God has been challenging me to do it, but I don’t know how! Because I’m a practical sort of woman I need a practical explanation. Can you help me? How do you, personally, work from a place of rest? What does that actually look like? Thank you! Karma Houston”If you have any questions, prayer requests, or just about anything to share, feel free to ask/share them in the FB Community or email them to [email protected]. We are so grateful to have a group of people around us who value what they receive and that we get the opportunity to impact your lives in a small way each day.Are you ready to take your faith to the next level?LADY, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU THE CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR 2020!WE HOPE YOU’RE READY FOR AN AWESOME TIME…DATES: 21ST FEB TO 23RD OR 24TH FEB 2020LOCATION: THE COLLAROY CENTRE, NORTHERN BEACHES – SYDNEY*Early Bird rate is going up until this week only!!!GRAB YOUR TICKET!Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/201933 minutes, 33 seconds
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Social Media Management with Rachael Wilcox

In this week’s podcast show, we have the social media coach and strategist, Rachael Wilcox. She’s also a nutritionist and loves food. She’s passionate about equipping and empowering small business owners to use social media to increase their influence and effectiveness. Rachael is an experienced social media manager and strategist that specialises in Facebook and Instagram. Her top 5 tips: Have your target audience in mind – thinking about how the content will be received and is it in line with your brand and your brand image.  Engage with your audience online – build your communities online and build relationships with them. Keeping things visually appealing – keep your brand image on point.  Use “Canva” – the online graphic designs for small business owners to create your own graphics. Find a scheduler that you can bulk schedule your posts. Like “Later” which is a online program you can use computer and phone. Bonus – Be consistent, keep showing up.  Her Bible verses this season: Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart . and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERRachael WilcoxWhere you can find RachaelHER INSTAGRAMHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/201922 minutes, 13 seconds
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Referral Methods, Tips for Networking as an Introvert & Live videos – Live Q&A with SJ

We have our Business Meet Ups coming up in the following weeks, if you want to join in on a meet up to see what we’re all about, every lady is allowed to attend one free meet Up. You can find the different locations through the events section on our FB page or on our app. We had our intakes a couple of weeks ago, if you feel like the membership isn’t for you but you’d still like to learn about maybe starting a business or marketing we now have our courses that are available in the Academy on our website for you to purchase through Teachable & you can make your own way through them in your own time. I will pop the link to these in the comments after. Let’s move on to our questions for today… Do u think incentive schemes for referrals are necessary or do clients generally want to recommend their friends/family just because they received good service and want their people to receive the same? – JenI think it depends on what it is you sell and who your market is.  For example, internet marketers use affiliate links a lot to help sell their products and services. But because they’re online, it makes it a lot easier for them to track who referred them. For those who don’t know what affiliates or affiliate links are… We’ve tried to use affiliate links with CWIB but for us it didn’t really work. However, we, as a service–based business that are offline, have found that what does work is at Christmas time, buying the person who is a good referrer a gift, a big gift, to say thank you for all the clients they’ve referred to you, and that you appreciate them. Being on the other end of being an affiliate myself, I have software that we use in CWIB that do and don’t have affiliate programs. I personally advertise both, because I believe in the software and how much it’s helped my business. If they have an affiliate link that’s great & I have used that affiliate money to go towards things in the business. But a lot of time, I will just refer people to people because they have done a fantastic job, not because I can make money out of it or because I expect money back for referring them. Do you have any tips for networking as an introvert? I run a product based business from my home which requires long hours, often by myself. I know networking is a vital part of building a flourishing business but find it stressful and very tiring and feel like when I finally have time to do it, it’s the last thing I want to do!From Amy Yes, I am an introvert, too. I try and think of more strategic ways of networking that don’t involve me needing to take the day off after because I am so tired. I join online networks like CWIB. I go to conferences alone most of the time so in the breaks if I need to I can go on a walk. I show up late for conferences and go and sit at the back. I have a podcast show so I can meet people without having to leave home! How do you get the CWIB logo in the corner of your FB live recording? Do you have a setting that puts it there automatically or do you edit it in afterwards?  Thanks x From Kym We have only just started going FB Lives routinely. For our Weekly Business Devotionals in the community they have been recorded and when we edit them, we pop the logo on. There are software’s you can use while you’re doing your lives that do allow you to do this, I can’t think of the names of them now, but if you Google FB live branded videos or if you’re listening & you know of a program that can help you with this please pop it in the comments. From the lives we do make, I download them straight after and if I want to add them to YouTube and it doesn’t need that much editing I will just pop the logo on myself in ScreenFlow (explain what ScreenFlow is) and then pop it on YouTube or get the team to do it and create a podcast out of it, like we’re doing with these lives. I am a huge fan of making sure you’re using every single bit of content you make work the most for you, so if you can download your lives, pop them on YouTube and create podcasts out of them then do it!!! It will serve you well. Plus, if anything ever happens to FB or your page is closed down it doesn’t matter because you have the video on your website which you controAre you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/201925 minutes
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Working with Excellence in Your Business with Martha Brangenberg

This week we are open for intakes, we would love to invite you to become a member of CWIB! And today (8th April), we are starting our ‘6 Week Bible Study Challenge’ in our Community and we would love to invite you to join us :-). You can sign up just for one, two or three months (if you pay monthly) and cancel anytime ♥ We would love the opportunity to help you understand the Kingdom way of running a business. First understanding the super then the natural. ♥ Our guest for this week – Martha Brangenberg was born into an entrepreneurial family. She has been involved in small business her entire life. Gifted with an attention to detail and a sweet sensitive spirit, Martha is a servant leader with a deep faith in Jesus. Martha has worked alongside Jim for their 32+ years of marriage hosting iWork4Him, a radio program designed for Christ-followers in the workplace. Together Jim and Martha are passionate about building strong marriages and regularly offer marriage retreats. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”  — Romans 12:2 Her 5 top tips:    1. Prayer – Pray every single day. Pray FOR your family, your business, coworkers and employees, by name every day. Look for ways to pray WITH them.    2. Care – Encouraging you to find a way to serve your co-workers and employees.    As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you, and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself. Galatians 4:13-14    3. Share – Be ready to share the hope that is in me, that is Jesus Christ.    4. Work with excellence – Are you working for the Lord?    5. Disciple – Share your life with others so they can learn.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 Her bible verse for this season: Colossians 4:5-6 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.  Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERMartha BrangenbergWhere to find MarthaHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/201942 minutes, 26 seconds
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5 Ways To Actively Involve God In Your Business

Welcome to podcast 107 of the Christian Women in Business podcast show.Today, I want to go through some practical ways you can involve God in your business.Before we get into the meat, I want to invite you to something.If you didn’t already know we are building a movement of Christian business owners through our CWIB Membership. The main aim of our membership is to look after God’s sheep who are out in the market place, to help them find their way as they grow their businesses, to be there to pray for them, whenever they need it. To sow into them personally and their businesses and keep them aligned with God. Obliviously, it always takes two to tango and they need to play their part. However, there is nothing more I love then to encourage people in their walk with God bringing in the creative side of running a business.If you’re feeling lost, alone and like you need that extra support as you build a successful business then I’d love to invite you to become a member. Our community has no woo woo in it, just so you know!When you join, not only is it an investment in yourself and your business, you’re also investing into others, helping us to keep providing you with these amazing podcasts. If you want to hear more of them, then we need more resources to fund them. Your investment also goes towards our free app, which women across the WHOLE world are benefitting from.If it’s your time, head over to our show notes, click the link “Join” and get your application in today.Onto the meat…5 ways to actively involve God in your business…Put Him first – And I’m not on about money!Pray – it’s how Jesus can intercede for you.Your actions speak louder than words –people see how you react to things, they watch, be mindful and let your actions speak louder than your words.Rest in God – Business is easier when we give Jesus our burden’s. You do what you can in the natural and let God out in the super.Read the Word – It will bring the Kingdom to life for you and should be part of your business just like a marketing plan only it’s more important.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBERFounder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/201913 minutes, 13 seconds
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There's No Wrong Way To Be A Woman with Kelli Gibbs

We are just one week away from our second intake of the year and we are getting so excited!!! We will be starting our Bible Study challenge soon, too!Today’s guest is the author of the book “No Wrong Way To Be A Woman”. She’s a certified life coach and inspirational speaker, born and raised in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and has a passion for inspiring and empowering women. Welcome to the CWIB Podcast Show, Kelli Gibbs!  Her 5 top tips:Reflection is huge. Take time to work out who you are.Find ways to accept yourself and your life. Surround yourself with positive people. Gratitude – Give God thanks for everything you have in your life. Have positive and healthy habits, Forgive yourself.   Her Bible verse for this season:Psalm 32:8I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;  I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes in one week!!! We would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Kelli GibbsWhere to find KelliHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/201917 minutes, 42 seconds
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Remaining With God In Your Business with Tara Smith

Coming up we have a Live Q&A on the FB page 11am Tuesday 19th March Sydney time! Mark your calendars ♥Our guest for this episode –> Tara Smith is a pastor’s wife, mother, educator and author with a heart for encouraging women and keepin’ it real. When she’s not spending her days teaching 6 year olds how to read, she’s home wiping up messes, kissing booboos, and dating her husband. She writes from her humble California based home in a coffee and Crayola stained journal, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She's the author of the book "Remain".Tara’s top 5 tips:You have to decide to go for it – fear can keep us in a place of comfort, then commit it prayer. Put one foot in front of the other – Just keep on going. Put blinders on – there will always be other people that have been doing it longer then you  Thanking God for unique ways God is blessing you on your journey. Connect with like-minded people and support each other. Build genuine connections.  Her life verse:Philippians 4:5-10Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.Her verse for this season:John 15:4Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.Tara SmithWhere to find TaraHER WEBSITEHER INSTAGRAMHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/201930 minutes, 17 seconds
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Running Business By Faith and Not By Sight with Angie Avard Turner

This week we have the Online Sofa Session coming up with Kayla Brissi.  Kayla is going to be teaching us all about Pinterest. If you’re not a member you can still join in.  RSVP here.   The mission of our guest today is to provide outstanding service by giving sound legal advice and helping clients protect their creative business interests. An attorney should be part of your business resources team (just like your accountant or banker) and the legal advice you receive should be easy to understand. On the weekend, her fave things to do are to read, watch movies, bake and spend time with her husband and kids!  Welcome to the show Angie Avard Turner from Angie Avard Turner Law, LLC and Prep’d For Success. Her top 5 tips: Own your own story – Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there – God will equip you and give you what you need when you need it. Bloom where you are planted – When you’re in the dark maybe you’ve been planted, ready to bloom. You don’t have to be in a big city to live out God’s will for your life. Failure is a growth strategy – Failure is not always a bad thing. It’s there to help us learn. God loves how you serve people – Make people feel great for using your services.  Love others well – when your customers leave, do they feel valued from using your service?Her bible verse for this season: Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.Angie Avard TurnerWhere to find AngieHER WEBSITEPREP’D FOR SUCCESS Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/201927 minutes, 31 seconds
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Business Names, Tapping into High End Clients & Instagram - Live Q&A with SJ

BUSINESS NAMES, TAPPING INTO HIGH END CLIENTS & INSTAGRAM – LIVE Q&A WITH SJThis is the first ever Live Q&A with SJ ♥Questions we covered: business names tapping until high-end wedding clientswhat is LinkTree & how to use it and following people on InstagramIf you’re thinking about starting a business or you’d like to learn about marketing but you’re not ready for the membership quite yet, checkout our wonderful online courses. Enroll now!Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xoCategories Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/201914 minutes, 24 seconds
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#102 Being a Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur with Shae Bynes

Shae Bynes, Founder and Chief Fire Igniter of Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur, inspires, teaches, and mentors entrepreneurs to be led by God in their business, so they can experience His best and have greater Kingdom impact in the marketplace.Her 5 top tips:Really don’t have to know all the details to get started – The willingness to move and get clarity as you’re moving. Don’t feel like you have to be an expert – God qualifies the call. As you go you’re going to grow. In the early years create lists of all the roles you’re doing. What roles are you doing or that you would like to do. Write them down and then start small and then grow. Remember it takes faith and patience to see the promises of God. Business takes time.  Not to be scared of the Holy Spirit – He is the course corrector. He will guide your paths. Her bible verses for this season: Ephesians 3:20 NIV Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.Matthew 11:28-30 Message Translation“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”Shae BynesWhere to find ShaeHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/201930 minutes, 12 seconds
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#101 Lessons I Learnt From Running Our Second Conference with SJ

I hope you enjoyed the last podcast and enjoyed listening to my testimony. I hope it’s inspired you and encouraged you on your walk with God.We had our membership intakes last week and we had a wonderful response and I really look forward to getting to know our new members and encouraging them with their walk with God as they grow their businesses. We had such a great response that I have decided to keep the intakes open for another week. So if you’re on the fence and needed some time to think about it, it’s all good, you now have another week. Intakes will close this next Saturday. If you haven’t already done so, you can find out more info and apply through the Join page on our website.Not only will it be an investment for you and your business, you’ll join a community of supportive women, if you become an Enriched member you’ll also now get the chance to do monthly group Accountabilty calls with me, your investment will go towards running these podcasts that you listen to each week, it will go towards our app and making sure you receive a Daily Bible Verse this app has been downloaded by Women all around the world. So it’s a win-win investment.And we now have monthly options available with different levels. So there is an investment to suit all budgets.Lessons Learnt From Running Our Second Conference… I am a firm believer that we should pass on the things we learn so today I want to share with you what I learnt from running our second conference and retreat.The weekend was amazing… God certainly showed up! The women put 100% into it, they opened up their hearts, one even told me that she would pick this weekend next year over another big Christian women’s conference this year because it was so intimate and relational. We had a great response from the delegates saying they felt reconnected with God and filled so that’s great.What were the big lessons I learnt this year, that if you’re thinking about running an event of any kind that hopefully you can learn from my mistakes….Our Membership Intakes are open !Are you ready to join a community like no other?We’ve created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. If you’re after some Godly support as you grow your business…We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3BECOME A MEMBER1. Marketing – Make better use of the early bird rates, think more about when you need to get the numbers in by and don’t leave it too late to realise. Trust in God that He will bring the perfect amount of people.2. Bigger doesn’t always mean better – The weekend like we just ran wouldn’t have worked if we’d of had 200 people. The weekend was intimate, warm and beautiful connections were made.3. Learn how to count properly – this was a big lesson of this year. And it is one of the hardest things to gauge running events. How much to charge. One would think that after passing maths at school and running a business for a few years one would know how to add up! About 2 weeks out when I was starting to do the numbers for next year I realised that this years number where out and I hadn’t charged enough and the invoice was due to be paid, I scrapped everything together that we could and have made adjustments to our spending for the next couple of months. This year I have had to put up the price to make sure I have everything covered and that the event isn’t costing the business money. 4. Giving myself more time to breath through the event. I am an introvert and an only child so I need a lot of time on my own to keep recharged during a normal week so running an event full of people for a weekend took a lot out of me. Giving myself space in the breaks to get some alone time and gather my thoughts is a biggy so I can last the weekend. If you’re an introvert I would recommend you having a room to yourself and in breaks if you need to go and eat by yourself (it’s not anitsocial, let the extroverts in your team take care of the breaks. 5. We had an event coordinator for this event which was brilliant. She helped keep everything running smoothly in the back ground and on time as much as we could.6. Love your volunteers & team, espically to make up the things you’re not good at. They are going to be your back bone & they’re going to be the ones who help bring the event together.And so these where the major lesson I learnt from running our second event. Maybe you’ve ran events and have had similar experiences, know that you’re not alone. We’ve all been there and made mistakes.We had a quote out on SM that came from a podcast I was interviewed on, the quote is, Leadership is often about leading yourself then it is leading other people. So how do you recover from making big budget mistakes or getting something wrong.1. You allow yourself some time (not much) to grieve and eat chocolate.2. You call your go to friend and eat chocolate together, let them speak goodness over you, talk things through and pray together. If you don’t have that friend we have plenty of women in our community who would love to be that friend for you.3. Wrap the chocolate back up. Get a pen and paper, write it all down and write out solutions to the problem. For me it was thinking out of the box – what could we market to sell to make up the extra cash, what affiliate money did I have sitting around that I hadn’t been paid yet, what are some unnessecary things you can cut out from the event that you can save on that won’t bring down the quality. Can you call people to ask for extensions on paying their invoices.4. Make a plan for moving forward after the event for next years and double check your numbers making sure you have everything covered. Adjust some things in the short term to get you through the decifiency. Show up to the event with a smile on your dial.We are all in this together, never feel like you’re alone and that if you make a mistake that that’s it. Getting things down on paper takes them problem out of your head and help you to then write out solutions and figure out how you’re going to fix it.If you are feeling alone in your business and you’d like to join a community who get what’s its like to have families, to love God and that want to make a different for the Kingdom now is your time to join our Membership.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/201925 minutes, 16 seconds
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#100 A Spirit Filled Life - SJ's Story

This is a special 100th podcast episode of the CWIB Podcast Show where SJ takes us through her story and how God turned up and flipped her life upside down and how she's never looked back!SJ is originally from the UK and experienced an interesting up bringing that's developed her into the person she is today. This episode will take you through the ups and downs, it will make you laugh and make you cry. It's authentic, it's real and we believe God is going to impact you strongly through it.Enjoy!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 54 seconds
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#99 Being a Flow Through Vessel for God

5 days until Conference and 1 week until intakes open!The lovely lady we have on the show today comes all the way from the US. Her mission is to host shared platforms and promoting others and her fave thing to do on the weekend is wall art, flower arrangements from her yard, visit with family.  Welcome to the podcast show Marnie Swedberg! Marnie Swedberg has mentored over 15,000 leaders from 35 countries, is the author of 13 books, the Founder/Director of WomenSpeakers.com & Bible Study Expo, plus Host of the #1 Ranked & Featured Blog Talk Show, Perspective Transformation Radio. Her 5 Top Tips: You are unique. Embrace it. Understand your Mission & Vision (MVP for 50% OFF). Set goals – hold them with an open hand. Learn everything required about your craft, and delegate the rest. Collaborate! Her bible verses for this season: 2 Corinthians 9:8  And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 1 Samuel 2:35  I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his priestly house, and they will minister before my anointed one always.Marnie SwedbergWhere to find MarnieHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKDuring this hour with Marnie & guest, Sarah-Jean Meeson, you’ll hear the stories behind 10 of SJ’s favorite AHA moments with God:The more time you spend with God the more the Holy Spirit will show you His kingdom.I am in business for the long haul and I will trust God always.Beautiful is never perfect.Conquer yourself and the rest is easy.To thrive in your own way takes courage.As a leader we inspire people to take their own journey.She stands tall for those who feel small.A pioneer in grace defies the odds again and again. Have a listen here! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/201932 minutes, 28 seconds
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#98 Seeking God in Everything You Do in Your Business

The mission of this wonderful lady’s business is to give people clarity and confidence around their numbers and processes and her fave thing to do on a weekend is canyoning! She loves getting into places average people don’t venture, abseiling down waterfalls, jumping off ledges and scrabbling through the bush coffee with friends, sleeping in and shopping. She loves finding a bargain at second hand stores!! Welcome to the show Pauline Haydon.Her 5 Top Tips:Investigate – identify three things that are causing you the most amount of pain and work then investigate and work out those 3 problems.Document – Document all of your processes and all the tasks that you don’t like, so you’re ready to delegate.Integrate – Try and handle only once in your business. Get the most out of your information.Automate – Manual data entry is dead! Especially for your accounts and bills.Delegate – work out what you’re good at and delegate the rest as soon as you can!Her Bible verse for this season:Psalm 127:1-2Unless the Lord builds the house,    the builders labor in vain.Unless the Lord watches over the city,    the guards stand watch in vain.In vain you rise early    and stay up late,toiling for food to eat—    for he grants sleep to those he loves.Pauline HaydonWhere to find PaulineHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/201932 minutes, 59 seconds
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#97 Inner Beauty is Lipstick for the Inside - Combatting the Beauty Industry

We are 2 weeks away from conference WOOHOO, we can’t wait! I am so excited!  Today is our first interview for 2019 wow, I can’t believe it. It has been such a privilege to speak and virtually meet so many amazing women doing incredible things in their businesses and the testimonies of how God has worked through them lights my fire!  The beautiful lady we’re interviewing today is on mission through her business is to educate and inspire women towards mastering beauty and gaining success. This lovely lady’s favourite thing to do on the weekend is to walk on the beach. Welcome to the show Neha Hobson!  Her 5 Tips:Clarity – Pray about your why and understand what is your god given purpose. What does God want to achieve through your life? What do you enjoy and what comes naturally. High Standards – Always approach everything with high standards with your branding and content. Don’t over estimate quantity over quality. Be authentic – authenticity drives everything. Find brands that line up with your values. Overcome fear! – If you’re a Christian – use Gods Word to help excel you in your business, use Gods strength to replace your weaknesses. Replace Gods courage with your fear. Self-awareness and balance – What are you good at and know what your problem areas are so you can work on them and then you need to find balance. Understand that disciplines and routines can free you. Respect yourself and give yourself time to learn. Give yourself growth time.  The links to the two articles I mentioned on the podcast:My Top 5 tips for enhancing your Inner Beauty (includes morning and evening routines) written by Neha: https://www.beautybyneha.com/5-tips-for-enhancing-your-inner-beauty/The psychology of Beauty by Dr Rebecca Ray: https://www.beautybyneha.com/the-psychology-of-beauty/If they sign up on www.beautybyneha.com via beautybyneha.com/join-in, you will receive Neha's top 10 PRO Instagram tips for your business.Neha's contact info for anyone wanting to connect, collaborate, or interested in a product review or instagram coaching:[email protected]/neha_makeupartist (main account) also please include www.instagram.com/_beautybyneha_ (new account)Her bible verse for this season:Isaiah 40:31 "But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."Neha HobsonWhere to find NehaHER WEBSITEHER INSTAGRAMHER BLOGRegistrations close shortly for our conference!  If you’re thinking about joining us at the CWIBCC19 our registrations will be closing really soon!  If you’re looking to spend a weekend focusing just on God, yourself & your business so you feel aligned and ready to go for 2019, I’d LOVE to invite you to join us!  Grab your spot today!Download Your TranscriptFill out your details & we'll send the link to all the podcast transcripts right to your inboxFirst NameEmail*Submit Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/201942 minutes, 39 seconds
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#96 - A prayer for the year ahead and what we have planned for 2019

Hey there beautiful lady and welcome to the first podcast of 2019! I am so excited about sharing another amazing year with you all as we interview different women across all types of businesses and walks of life, as we touch on different subjects in business, of course the Word of God and whatever else the Holy Spirit throws our way, I look forward to catching it and seeing the glory of God capture you all too! This year at CWIB, we look forward to seeing you at our conference that’s only 4 weeks away on the 9th Feb. If you are coming, you’ll be in for 2 days of realignment, focused and special time with God as you prepare to face the year ahead in your business. We’ll be taking you through a journey of discovery into glory, taking you deeper into the Kingdom of God and building your confidence as a leader in Business. Understanding Who you are in God and what that means with how you run your business and life is paramount. It takes the focus off of us and on to God. It means you stop looking up to heaven and look from heaven and that like Paul’s says in X your mind will be transformed from a worldly one to a Kingdom mind-set. In 2019, we will be revealing the secrets locked in the Bible, through the Holy Spirit. I personally am really looking forward to going on this journey with you. As an amateur of the Bible myself, I don’t know all the answers, but I am very good friends with someone who does and the good news for you is, He lives in you too so let’s see what happens. After the conference, we will be doing another 6-week bible study diving deeper into the subject, we had such a blast doing this last year I can’t wait to host another bible study again. This time it will only be held within our Membership and this will be available for our Sisterhood and Enriched members. A couple of updates leading us into 2019…  We will be moving back to 4 intakes a year. After experimenting for a couple of years now, we find that this is the best for us. It helps us introduce new members into the community more easily, keeps a nice structure to our calendar making sure that everyone is looked after and this is the strategy God gave us at the beginning, so I want to be obedient. We have now re-introduced Monthly Membership investments for the membership with each package we have available. So if you’ve been thinking about becoming a member and money has been the main thing from stopping you there are no excuses now. We have monthly membership options available for all different budgets!!! Shortly we will be adding Mini Bible Studies to our app too. If you’ve been listening to this podcast for a long time and you’re not a member yet, I’d love to invite you to think about becoming a member. Not only will it be an amazing investment for yourself but the money we get from our memberships goes into resources like this podcast you’re listening to, the amazing free app we have available and many other amazing resources that help keep this amazing God filled community alive. Alternatively, you can help us by donating towards our podcast & resources. We put so much hard work into them, we’d love it if you could share the love too by supporting us with investing into a membership even if it’s the lowest package. Or donating monthly. Every little helps. To become a member all you need to do is visit our website, click join, pop your application in and we will let you know when as soon as our intakes are open! We’ve popped the donate button on our podcast pages and a Give Back section. I’ve also thought I’d take some time to share with you some words from our members Jan Morris…. Becoming a member of this wonderful community of Christian business women has shifted me both personally and in my business. Where else would you be able to find a ‘go to at any-time’ group whose ethics and beliefs lined up perfectly with yours? I have grown spiritually and personally and the impact on how I look at the business world has been a massive benefit to my businesses. I would recommend this if you are in business and want all round support encouragement, fun and love. Be encouraged lovely lady, you’re doing a great job in your business, even on those really hard days. Take your eyes off yourself and onto your Lord and Saviour. He is the one that gives our daily bread of Jesus to get us through each day. What do we have planned for our podcast for 2019… We will still be interviewing amazing women from all over the world, helping to share their stories of how God has worked through their businesses and the wisdom they’ve learnt. We will be sharing the odd Leadership Knowledge podcast where I will be sharing tips and of what I’ve been learning and what God is been sharing with me as we build CWIB. We also will be continuing sharing our Daily Verses on our app with you and not forgetting our wonderful magazine. If you haven’t already checked out issue 5 you can do that now, it’s all about rest and recovery and issue 6 will be out in the second quarter of the year. I’d love to pray with you for your year ahead! Dear Father God, Thank you so much for the peaceful break we’ve had over the summer, thank you that you continue to look after our businesses even when we rest. Thank you that you are a God that provides rest and restoration and thank you so much for all the amazing ways in which you worked through our businesses in 2018, we are so grateful for your provision and that we got to glorify you in everything that we do Lord.  We lift 2019 up to you and ask for your perfect will be done, we ask that you’ll use us Lord through CWIB, we are here to yield your name, to be a vessel on this earth for you to be glorified. Holy Spirit we ask for you to guide us as we make our plans, we ask for your wisdom as we lead these amazing women and I want to see lives and businesses changed because of your name. Holy Spirit, we love you and respect your power so much, thank you that you are here to be with us on this earth. In 2019 we hope to see baptisms like the ones we see in Acts, for people in this community to do amazing things like the disciples, to come alive and wake up from their sleepiness and that amazing wonders would happen to bring you glory Lord. It’s time for your Kingdom to come alive and be shown. Let the people’s eyes be opened to not see milk but see the meat. We know that you are moving the earth Holy Spirit, we know that you’re raising up business owners on this earth to see your world and your secrets for a reason and when the time is right we want to be ready for you and ready to go. Bring your burning fire balls of flames on us Father God, we are hungry and ready to serve and to see your awesomeness sweep churches and leaders off their feet’s. So they see whose really in charge, hearts on fires. Other languages being spoken to hear the gospel and your sheep saved. Jesus Christ, we love you so much. We worship you and we are grateful that you intercede for us. May 2019 be a year of fully bringing glory to you in every aspect of our lives. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. I’m looking forward to seeing what God does, I’m looking forward to hosting this podcast for you in 2019 and I look forward to seeing how the glory of God unfolds in 2019. This is so exciting. Last year we were told to claim our land, this year is about seeing the glory unfold. Until next week lovely lady, keep being awesome, if you’re still having time off, keep resting and don’t lose site to the vision and mission God has given you. I’m SJ and you’re listening to the CWIB Podcast Show. Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/13/201910 minutes, 48 seconds
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#95 Autism, Property Investing & Business with Randa Habelrih

Randa Habelrih is an author, speaker, advocate and advisor. She is the author of thebook “Dealing with Autism” and Founder of MATES.As the proud mother of a child with autism who graduated high school, Randa teaches how you can make a difference in the world today. She openly shares her journey and embraces the philosophy of Different…Not Less by Temple Grandin.Her top 5 tips:1.      Acknowledge the challenge rather than bury it. Then seek God’s assistance. Then start thinking practically and boundaries.  2.     Work towards yourstrengths and find what works for you in this season.3.     Educate yourself,attend seminars, ask questions and go to conferences.4.     Perceiver, hang inthere!5.     Don’t be afraid ifyou make mistakes. Learn from your mistakes and don’t do them again. Her Bible verse for this season:The BeatitudesHe said:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4 Blessed are those who mourn,    for they will be comforted.5 Blessed are the meek,    for they will inherit the earth.6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,    for they will be filled.7 Blessed are the merciful,    for they will be shown mercy.8 Blessed are the pure in heart,    for they will see God.9 Blessed are the peacemakers,    for they will be called children of God.10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad,because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.Matthew 5:1-12Randa HabelrihWhere to find RandaHER PROFILEHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/201829 minutes, 9 seconds
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#94 Building Your Self Confidence in Leadership with Esther Littlefield

Esther Littlefield is the writer at EstherLittlefield.com and host of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast where she encourages and equips women to embrace their God-given gifts, skills, and passions in order to lead with confidence. She is also the founder of Morningstar Media Services, an content management agency which helps entrepreneurs increase their visibility and shine online. Never satisfied to do just ONE thing, Esther stays busy as a wife, mom, leader, friend, and entrepreneur. Esther combines her background as a social worker, network marketer, and blogger to help others achieve their goals in their life and business. When she’s not running her agency, writing, or dreaming up a new idea, you can find Esther heading out for a hike with her family, sipping a cup of coffee, or enjoying the occasional Netflix binge. Her 5 top tips:Assess yourself and assess your personality. To work out what type of business to pursue. What are your passions and what do you love and can do long term. What kind of life do you want? Make sure you set up your boundaries from the start, how you want to work with your clients and how you want your life to look. Build relationships with people. 95% of services based businesses are built on through relationships that are built. This will turn over new clients and have a ripple effect. You can do this on Skype or Zoom and be helpful. Just start. Take action. Learn from even the smallest projects even if they don’t work out. Find a business mentor or someone you can learn from whose doing something similar to what you want to do.  Her Bible verse for this season: Philippians 1:6 New International Version (NIV)6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.Esther LittlefieldWhere to find EstherHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAMHER PODCAST Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/201828 minutes, 11 seconds
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#93 Worshipping God through Your Gifts

Cheryl McGrath, a thirty-something writer, born in the US, and living in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her background is in editing and publishing, but after a short foray into book publishing, she is now a full-time copywriter working for a major non-profit in Australia.Twenty-Six Letters, her blog, is an inventory of ideas, covering all sorts of human thought – including Christian culture, psychology, creativity and society.Her 5 top tips:Put yourself out there and believe in yourself to take the step. Be original – Don’t just follow the crowd. Practice regularly – This will help you to be more efficient. Listen to podcasts to things you would like to cover for inspiration. Don’t just put content out there for the sake of it. Less is more. Her Bible verse for the season:There is a time for everything,    and a season for every activity under the heavens:2     a time to be born and a time to die,    a time to plant and a time to uproot,3     a time to kill and a time to heal,    a time to tear down and a time to build,4     a time to weep and a time to laugh,    a time to mourn and a time to dance,5     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,6     a time to search and a time to give up,    a time to keep and a time to throw away,7     a time to tear and a time to mend,    a time to be silent and a time to speak,8     a time to love and a time to hate,    a time for war and a time for peace.Ecclesiastes 3:1-8Cheryl McGrathWhere to find CherylHER BLOGHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/201822 minutes, 49 seconds
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#92 Planning Your Year Ahead With God In The Centre

Welcome to Podcast 92. We have just finished our last Christmas Party for the year and it’s been fabulous to see our amazing Business Socials get together and celebrate their year in business and of course Jesus Christ. Our next round of Business Socials will be in February 2019. Some might have coffees in December or January. I think the Melbourne girls are even thinking about having a planning day so if you want to find out more, head over to our FB page click events and we will be posting up those new events shortly if they’re not already on there for you to RSVP.In this week’s podcast, we have our very own Megan Horsfall (Designer + Brand Strategist – MELBOURNE – Local Meet Up Leader). She is responsible for all our branding at CWIB. So all the beautiful webite graphics that you see everywhere. That’s her.  Megan shares how she started with her business – Happy Splat Design – and some great thoughts from the past 12 years that she is in the business. Also, have a listen to her tips on planning ahead with God in the centre. Megan HorsfallWhere to find MeganHER PROFILEHER WEBSITE Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/201825 minutes
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#91 Grabbing Your Customers' Attention With Your Uniqueness

SJ has been a successful entrepreneur for almost 10 years and is a passionate believer in the power of entrepreneurial business to fund the local church. She is also the author of “The Business of Blessing; The Biblical Blueprint for a God Abundant Business”.She lives in Newcastle, UK with her husband Matt and their ‘half-dog’ cat Jeremy. She is an active member of her home-church, Hillsong Newcastle.Her 5 Tips:You must have a market edge – you need to know why your product is different to all the other businesses on the market, what makes you, you! Why should someone use your business instead of someone else. Grab their attention with your uniqueness.Create a Sales Funnel – How you take someone from not knowing anything about you, to trusting you and wanting to buy from you and be confident to hand over their money to you.Persistence – If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Most people will drop out, if you are committed keep at it, you’ll be the only one left! Out beat everyone else.Purpose – Keep reminding yourself, what is the purpose of your business? Once you know this, you’ll gain freedom. Trust God that He will look after your business while you spend time with your family.Tithing – What is it you’d like to give to a charity or mission of your choice, pop that aside.  Her Bible verse for this season:Jeremiah 17:5-8 New International Version (NIV)5 This is what the Lord says:“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,   who draws strength from mere flesh   and whose heart turns away from the Lord.6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;   they will not see prosperity when it comes.They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,   in a salt land where no one lives.7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,   whose confidence is in him.8 They will be like a tree planted by the water   that sends out its roots by the stream.It does not fear when heat comes;   its leaves are always green.It has no worries in a year of drought   and never fails to bear fruit.”SJ EthanWhere to find SJHER WEBSITEBUY THE BOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/18/201839 minutes, 58 seconds
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#90 By Wisdom A Business Is Built, Through Knowledge Its Rooms Are Filled

We are 3 months out from the CWIB Community Conference 2019 and so we thought we’d start introducing you to our wonderful speakers. If you’re just joining us today for the first time, each year we have an annual get together. This is for every lady out there whether you’re a member or non-member and this year it’s going to be over 2 days. The first day will be a conference and the second will be a retreat day in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. This is going to be a weekend for you to prepare your mind and soul for the year, along with learning who you are in God and what that means as you run your business. Today we’re joined by the lovely Sharryn Ludlow from Grace and Confidence, welcome to the show Sharryn… You’ve been on the podcast show a couple of times now, and I am so excited about what you’re going to bring to the conference in February.If there is a lady who knows about operating in the Kingdom it’s this girl. So our listeners and delegates can get to know you more we have some questions for you to answer… What’s three biggest lessons you’ve learnt from operating in the Kingdom in your business? God is not separate from everything in your life and your business – Listening for the voice of the spirit. Understanding the will of God and how that plays. He’s there in consultations, your work.Your thinking will make or break you – Where are you being lead in your mind, by the earth or by the spirit. God is in everything through and through. Is your thinking in line with God?Proverbs 24:3-4  By wisdom a house is built,  and through understanding it is established; 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled  with rare and beautiful treasures. 3. The critical nature of the Word of God –Put the Kingdom first and God will look after your business. If you’ve not already got your ticket, we’d love to invite you to the conference, it’s on the 9th & 10th Feb 2019 at The Collaroy Centre.  All the tickets with accommodation on site have now sold out but you can get grab a 2 day or 1 day pass and this will include your entry, food and drink. There will be some women booking in AirBnB’s so if you grab your ticket and join the private FB group and put your name down to share a house or apartment.  Sharryn LudlowWhere to find SharrynHER PROFILEHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/201817 minutes, 18 seconds
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#89 Don't Give Away Your Farm

Lori Nordstrom is a lifelong entrepreneur. Starting her own business at the age of 16, she has gone through the ups and downs, a changing market landscape, and all seasons of living the entrepreneur lifestyle. Lori now works with Christian women, coaching them on a path to reach their goals of keeping God first, family second and building a business to support their priorities, dreams and the calling that God has for them.  Lori’s 5 Tips:You have to plan to plan. Create time to plan, even if you’re a few years ahead. Don’t be tempted to give the farm away. Know your value and what you’re worth, don’t give things away for free, don’t compare your value of someone else, know what’s the right price for you.Don’t think you need brick and mortar to have a business. It’s ok to work from home. Whether you have a studio or not, that doesn’t make you a “legit” business owner. Have 6 months put aside for all expenses before you move in to make sure you’re covered.Don’t hire people without job descriptions so people know what they need to do.Checklist of legalities – register your business name, make sure your set up to pay taxes correctly. Her bible verse for this season:John 1:16 – Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given.Lori NordstromWhere to find LoriHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/4/201827 minutes, 23 seconds
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#88 Turning trauma into Living Water with Dr Babara Lowe

Dr. Barbara Lowe is a Licensed Psychologist who founded and has her own practice in Durham, NC. Greenleaf Psychological and Support Services has been consistently growing since its opening 6.5 years ago, with over 10 employees. She is also a Board Certified Life Coach, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and Lay Minister alongside her husband, Tim. She is a mother and step-mother, and has used the wounds of her past as well as the skill sets she has acquired through study to minister professionally and personally to women and families for many years. Here is an excerpt from her website: “Perhaps my most powerful message is that it is okay to be flawed and that, in fact, it is our flaws that make us fabulous. Whatever form the fire in a woman’s life has taken – loss, trauma, deep disappointment, rejection, or neglect – I fully believe in her ability to rise through the ashes and be reborn. When a structure is ravaged by fire, building upon the foundation left behind is not an easy process. In order to create a better version of what once was, it is necessary to fully understand what came before. The builder needs to understand the footprint of that old building before a new one can be created. Likewise, when we are rebuilding our lives – and our psyches – we must honor what came before. Only then can we truly invest in the project of our own life and make that life our own”. Here are her 5 top tips: Find some good coaches – Ones that have your best interest at heart, no one is a perfect coach, have a mix of people of different ages and backgrounds and keep mentors along the way.Invest in Training for yourself and always be learning.Do really good market research make sure what you offer is unique.Community Over Competition with your attitude and find people who have that mindset too.Networking is key – take people out for coffee, bless them and ask them about their businesses so you can refer people to them.Hire the right people who align with your values and have a awesome recruitment process that will help this process. “Build a culture in your business that reflects the Lord.” Bible Verse for this season:John 7:38 “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”   Dr Barbara LoweWhere to find Dr BarbaraWWW.DRBARBARALOWE.COMDR. BARBARA'S WHOLE LIFE PODCASTDR. BARBARA'S BLOG Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/28/201833 minutes, 1 second
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#87 - Hearing the voice of God when your flat out busy Pt 2

Welcome to episode number 87 of the Christian Women in Business Podcast Show!  Living in the Kingdom of God, does that mean even in the busy times we should feel rested? We will be exploring more about that shortly.  Before we get into the meat!  Some lovely ladies have made us aware that the Conference Podcasts haven’t been downloading through iTunes, I’m sorry about that, we’re not sure what’s going on, but if you download our APP and play it from there I don’t think you should have a problem.  Alternately, I have collected all the video sessions from our conference and popped them on our shop for you to purchase at a small price of $35.00 AUD. This will give you access to all the videos so you can download them and what them as much as you like. The link to the Conference Packs is in the show notes.  Another option is, if you become a Sisterhood or Enriched Member of CWIB, you can access those videos through The Members Hub and get your hands on even more goodness.  Let’s chew on some meat.  Last week, I shared with you about Hearing the Voice of God when you’re flat out busy… We looked at Psalm 91 and how if you declare that your dwelling is in the house of God then we need not worry about things and we can rest in the Kingdom knowing God has got us.  Living in the Kingdom of God, does that mean even in the busy times we should feel rested? I didn’t want to put any other pressure on you last week by sharing 5 tips you should be doing to hear God’s voice, because when you’re flat out busy, the last thing you want is something else on your plate.   Therefore, this week I’m not going to give you anything else to do either, but I am going to ask you some questions and get you thinking… You see, God has taken me on a journey of just this, learning to hear the voice of God and stay rested in Him even when my calendar is full.   What I have learnt and still learning is, it’s not about what you have in your calendar, or what you have on your “To Do” list, it’s about your attitude and where your heart lies when you’re in the midst of flat out to whether you will hear the voice of God or not.    I would like to share with you two attitudes that I have found myself having, that have given me two different results.  When I came back from my time away in Canada, coming back was one of the hardest things (mentally) I have ever had to go through, it hit me like a massive brick wall. I knew I had to give myself sometime from when we got back to when life started “happening” again but I didn’t get how much I was going to need that.   When I came back from Canada, I hit the biggest wall! I think tiredness of all the driving we did (3,500kms in 2 weeks) followed by jetlag, some other stresses and spoonful of reality hit and knocked me off my feet and I wasn’t expecting it. Even my husband couldn’t believe how hard I hit Australian soil and crashed.   I was fighting depression, anxiety and a whole fold of emotional baggage. (there is a point behind this story so bear with me). I didn’t know what to do with myself, and from there my calendar has slowing building up again, it’s taken me four weeks to get back into the swing of things and that thing that I held onto was that bible verse Psalm 91.  I felt dry, alone, like God was a million miles away, my heart felt bland. I was taking myself to the destinations I needed to go and doing the things I needed to do, but I was empty and couldn’t feel the Holy Spirit inside me. The extra content that I was putting out beyond what God had asked me to do wasn’t being fruitful and everything felt hard. Maybe this is how you’re feeling in the midst of your business? Everything is really hard, Christ feels like a million miles away and you’re longing to hear His sweet voice.    Attitude Number 2 Before I went away my calendar was fuller than what it has been since I’ve been back. Yet, my attitude was different. Before I left my attitude was, I am only here to do what Jesus has asked me to do, it’s ok to say no to things that don’t fit that and only stuff that God had told me to do and I can rest in Him knowing that Christ is looking after everything while I rest and I will do the everyday things, look after my sheep and let God handle the rest. As I was driving from place to place, I did it in an attitude of His rest, I am resting in God even though my calendar is full. It’s up to Him how things work out and I am operating in a Kingdom mindset not an earthly one. Do you see the difference? The attitude in the first story is, I am flat out busy and doing things that I think I need to do, that is hurting me more than anything, I am doing what I need to get done, what God has asked me to do and I am here in the moment, keeping my eyes on Jesus. I haven’t stopped working, but I am doing work from a place or rest and not stress. The Holy Spirit gave me a big kick up the bum and I’ve got myself back in the “Resting”, “Kingdom”. Suddenly, once I came over to the place of rest, things started to move again without me doing any extra, people started applying for the membership, TAG enquiries started to come in again, it was a change in my attitude and heart and I was then open to what Holy spirit had to say, not from my calendar being less full, but the attitude I have. So, I have some questions for you… Are you operating out of earthly busyness and stress or in rest? Where is your heart at?   What are you doing that’s extra on top of what God has asked you to do? Is there anything in your life that you are over complicating or that is unnecessary?  You have my permission to let go of the unnecessary. You have my permission to say no to what you need to say no to. You have my permission to enter that place of rest, to get your eyes back on Christ and dwell in His Kingdom. The Kingdom that is so different to earth. See what happens when you do this, when you realign yourself with God and put your eyes back on Him. Flat out busy, what even is flat out busy? Let’s pray… Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/201815 minutes, 17 seconds
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#86 How to Hear the Voice of God When You’re Flat Out Busy

I put a question out there on FB to ask you what you’d like to hear on the podcast and I put that question out there today for you, too, We will still keep interviewing amazing women and sharing their awesome stories with you. We also want to make sure we’re covering topics that you lovely ladies would like to hear, so if you have any requests please feel free to email them through to [email protected]. Or send a message on FB we would love to hear from you.I would like to share with you today, a bible verse that I was given while I was away on my trip. It’s resonated with me since my trip and I hope that it will be special to you too.Psalm 911 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.a]”>[a]2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,    my God, in whom I trust.”3 Surely he will save you    from the fowler’s snare    and from the deadly pestilence.4 He will cover you with his feathers,    and under his wings you will find refuge;    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.5 You will not fear the terror of night,    nor the arrow that flies by day,6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,    nor the plague that destroys at midday.7 A thousand may fall at your side,    ten thousand at your right hand,    but it will not come near you.8 You will only observe with your eyes    and see the punishment of the wicked.9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”    and you make the Most High your dwelling,10 no harm will overtake you,    no disaster will come near your tent.11 For he will command his angels concerning you    to guard you in all your ways;12 they will lift you up in their hands,    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.14 “Because heb]”>[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;    I will be with him in trouble,    I will deliver him and honor him.16 With long life I will satisfy him    and show him my salvation.” Hearing the voice of God when you’re busy and sometimes isn’t about adding anything more to your plate, any extra pressure that’s already on yourself.  Sometimes we can feel like it’s getting the best of us, rather then us getting the better of life, between school runs, after school activities, maybe some of us work full time while we’re getting our businesses off the ground.Sometimes it’s just about being in the midst of the madness and knowing that God has got you even in your craziness, and sometimes when we’re in the midst of the madness, God will plant something special in your day to let you know that He still loves you and cares for you.This is what it means to be in the Kingdom of God. We don’t have to do anything to earn God’s love. He still loves you, even when things are silent. He’s still working a way making sure things are working for the God of Him and his daughters. So rest in this verse and know that if you’re busy, you can rest in His dwelling.That’s hearing the voice of God in your busyness.I’m SJ and you’re listening to the CWIB Podcast Show, catch you next week.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/14/20185 minutes, 44 seconds
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#85 – CWIB App is now OUT!

Hey there and welcome to the CWIB podcast show, I hope you’ve enjoyed the past couple of weeks as we’ve been sharing the sessions for CWIBCC18. We have some exciting new to share with you at the end of this podcast so stay tuned. We’d love to hear what you’ve learnt from the conference session send in your takeaways to [email protected]. Just to let you know we’ve now sold out of the accommodation tickets for CWIBCC19 Conference in Sydney. This will be happening on 9th and 10th of February 2019. We still have tickets without accommodation for both days or just the Saturday. The Saturday will be like a normal conference on the Sunday. We have Lisa, founder of Arise Sanctuary, joining us for retreat sessions on the Sunday. Sunday will be a day of rest where you have to choice to spend some one on one time with God or be involved in some relax retreat business workshops. You can book your ticket today from the Christian Women in Business website and like Events we will put the link in the show notes. So, I’ve been really blessed to be given sometime off with my husband over the past few weeks and it’s been wonderful AND CWIB kept running while I was away which is fabulous to get the business to a point where you can spend time away and it still runs. I wanted to share with you today some tips to help you get your business to a point where you too can take some much earned time out to rest and recover. Here are the points; Build a good solid systems and a great team. A good team in your business is priceless! Making sure everyone knows what they are doing and how to do it will keep everything running like a well oiled machine.  Automate what you can. Welcome Emails, payment reminders. If you’re not sure how to do all this, feel free to book in for a session with me through The Automation Girl. With systems, comes good routine. Having your business run with systems and building that into a good weekly routine means everything will get done when it needs to. You don’t need to micro manage your team members. If it’s the same each week. Everyone knows when things need to get done.Let things go and trust. Finally my last point is mindset. A wise Pastor once told me, try and trust people upfront and only doubt once they let you down. Of course you need to have good discernment, but if you’ve taken time recruiting and picked the right people you can trust them. When you finish your last day and turn those emails, off hand it over to God and let it go. Mind over matter. Everything will be okay and if it’s not you have a team that will work things out. Let them be creative and use their initiative. Believe it or not, unless the world caves in, your business should still be there once you get back.So, for the exciting news we have to share with you!!! Behind the scenes, we’ve been working hard on something special for you. It’s been something that has been on our hearts for a while now and we wanted to create something that would help serve women in business all across the world… are you ready?… we’ve developed our very own FREE CWIB APP! WOOHOO! It’s free for you to download now from iTunes and the Google Play Store. We’ve popped the link in the Show Notes for you to download as soon as we’ve finished this podcast. In the app, you’ll be able to listen to all the CWIB Podcasts, read the latest blog posts, be up to date with the latest news, if you’re a member you’ll be able to access the Members Hub & all our Business Social Events, dates and location will be on there along with the Conference info plus week day daily bible verses to help keep you centred on God each day in your business. What are you waiting for… head over to the show notes today and grab your app. If you love it, share it with your friends. We hope it serves you well.I’m SJ and you are listening to the CWIB Podcast Show. I’ll catch you next week. Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/201812 minutes, 48 seconds
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#84 CWIB Community Conference 2018 – Session 5 with Jo Hobbs

We hope you enjoyed listening to some of the content from our CWIBCC18.  Wow! What a journey God took us through that day and I hope that it blessed you as much as it blessed us! Christian Women in Business Community Conference 2019 will be a 2 day conference starting on Saturday 9th Feb 2019 in Northern Sydney. Our guest speakers are Pastor Leigh Ramsey Founder of SheRescue, Randa Habelrih Founder of the Mates Program, Sharryn Ludlow Founder of Grace and Confidence and myself as the host. Grab your early bird ticket to our Conference today! CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Jo HobbsWhere to find JoHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/201840 minutes, 8 seconds
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#83 CWIB Community Conference 2018 – Session 4 Prophecy

Over the next weeks, you’re going to be hearing sessions from our conference in February 2018, learning about how to connect with strangers in your business so you can be more confident dealing with customers this will be through Kerrie Phipps. You’ll also be hearing a powerful message from Jo Hobbs Executive Director of Teen Challenge QLD and she blows the roof off the house. This session talks about Prophecy through Lorellee Colley, from Destiny Strategies, who has been involved in prophetic ministry since 1993. Together with her husband Phil, they have ministered prophetically both in Australia and overseas. They share a strong desire to see people equipped, trained and released into their gifting and calling in life.Their desire is to see people come into their fullness of what God has called them to do.Stay in contact with us by signing up to our Heart Mail, where you’ll receive the latest issue of our Digital Magazine.Also, if you’d like to be part of the next CWIBCC you can buy your tickets now from our website under events. It will be held in Sydney Australia, >> CWIBCC 2019 <<Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in our membership. CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/201812 minutes, 11 seconds
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#82 CWIB COMMUNITY CONFERENCE 2018 – SESSION 3 WITH KERRIE PHIPPS

Over the next 5 weeks, you’re going to be hearing sessions from our conference in February 2018, learning about how to connect with strangers in your business so you can be more confident dealing with customers this will be through Kerrie Phipps. You’ll also be hearing a powerful message from Jo Hobbs Executive Director of Teen Challenge QLD and she blows the roof off the house. Stay in contact with us by signing up to our Heart Mail, where you’ll receive the latest issue of our Digital Magazine.Also, if you’d like to be part of the next CWIBCC you can buy your tickets now from our website under events. It will be held in Sydney Australia, >> CWIBCC 2019 <<Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in our membership. CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/16/201842 minutes, 34 seconds
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#81 CWIB Community Conference 2018 – Session 2 with Kerri Phipps

Over the next 5 weeks, you’re going to be hearing sessions from our conference in February 2018, learning about how to connect with strangers in your business so you can be more confident dealing with customers this will be through Kerrie Phipps. You’ll also be hearing a powerful message from Jo Hobbs Executive Director of Teen Challenge QLD and she blows the roof off the house. Stay in contact with us by signing up to our Heart Mail, where you’ll receive the latest issue of our Digital Magazine.Also, if you’d like to be part of the next CWIBCC you can buy your tickets now from our website under events. It will be held in Sydney Australia, >> CWIBCC 2019 <<Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in our membership. CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/201848 minutes, 57 seconds
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#80 Session 1 CWIBCC18 with Worship & Intro

Hey there and welcome to podcast 80!Over the next 5 weeks, you’re going to be hearing sessions from our conference in February 2018, learning about how to connect with strangers in your business so you can be more confident dealing with customers this will be through Kerrie Phipps. You’ll also be hearing a powerful message from Jo Hobbs Executive Director of Teen Challenge QLD and she blows the roof off the house. Stay in contact with us by signing up to our Heart Mail, where you’ll receive the latest issue of our Digital Magazine.Also, if you’d like to be part of the next CWIBCC you can buy your tickets now from our website under events. It will be held in Sydney Australia, >> CWIBCC 2019 <<Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in our membership.CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/201833 minutes, 37 seconds
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#79 - Saying No - Developing Your Boundaries As A Leader

We live in a world where we’re scared of saying “No”. We seem to think that we’re invincible or have a fear of missing out if we don’t say yes or even worse, that God won’t bless us because we didn’t say yes to one thing. Actually, even worse than that, sometimes, we try and be God and be there for everyone!Thank the Lord that, He gave us polar opposite words that give us permission to set boundaries in our lives so we can strategically say yes to things that fit, and no to the things that don’t.Today I am going to show you how and when to say “yes” & “no” in the right places. There is no such thing as a graceful life if you say yes to everything. Instead, we must be strategic and learn to when to say “yes” and where to say ”no” and not feel guilty about it.I don’t have kids, but trust me. I’ve been in a place where I’ve said yes to too many things. I was trying to be everything to everyone, because I am a people pleaser and I HATE letting people down. God has made it very clear to me that if I want to build an empire then I need to make use of the resources He’s given me, say no where things don’t fit and try to be Him for other people.I got to a point where I had people constantly messaging me throughout my day from dawn to dusk (even in the middle of the night), I had people calling, emailing, SMS’ing. To the point where it was consuming my life and taking time away from my small, yet fragile, loving family.I was also immensely busy trying to manage too many things in CWIB, while doing other stuff that made me a decent wage so I can support the family that my God has blessed me with. We have dreams and visions together of how we’re going to do what we need to do on earth to be stewards of God. However, I’m still not super women. I’ve been there and done that. It’s not that fun!Instead, I want to be a wonderful women, who has time for her family and for herself, so she can keep herself filled and alive with the spirit. Working yourself into the ground and not having good solid boundaries doesn’t give you freedom. It strangulates you and leaves you feeling empty.If you’re a leader, in a leadership position in your business, NFP or ministry you must become best friends with this word called “Boundaries” and not be afraid to have them, use them, protect them and guard them with your life. People will cross them if you let them, they will swallow you up and spit you out. They don’t know all behind the scenes, what you’ve got on your plate, what spiritual things you might be battling all while trying to stay sane. They just need you right now!Some want to know all about your life and will probe, you’ll feel violated and exposed. Or you’re over committing yourself because you keep saying yes to too many things, things that aren’t bringing you any return.Without boundaries, before you know it, you’re waking up each morning completely exhausted, you’re struggling to pull yourself out of bed and you’re questioning why you’re doing everything. You’re husband’s at you because his love tank is empty and you’re wondering how the hell did I end up here, feeling like this?Yes, this is my life I am sharing with you here, I’m sharing it with you now because this is one of the biggest lessons 2018 has brought me so far! It’s a lesson that every leader needs to hear if she wants to expand and it’s something every women should have in place anyway.So what things did I put in place when I reached a point of burnout and how did I overcome it.1. Stick To The Program – I sat down with God and we went through what it was He actually asked me to do in CWIB? It was simple. It’s my hidden mission statement. “All I want you to do is encourage women.”2. Letting Go – After I did that, I then went through everything in CWIB and asked myself if that is what I was doing and what that looked like. Does that mean I am a counsellor for people? No. Does that mean its ok for people to contact me when they want and expect a reply straight away? No. Does that mean I have to be everything to everyone? No. What does it mean? It means, I am not God, I am going to let God be God. Releasing that pressure that I put on myself to be everything to everyone, it’s amazing when you do it.3. Communicate your Boundaries – Tell everyone who needs to know about them in a polite way that you’ve decided to take a bit of a life change in how you run your life and that you’re not going to be as accessible. Be firm with those boundaries and don’t be afraid of offending people. You’re not here to please man but God. If you’re burnt out and can’t do what God has asked you to do then you you’re going to be no good to God.4. Say No When You Need To Say No – Every time you get an opportunity head back to your Vision Mission and Values. If it doesn’t line up or you need to balance your calendar out a little, it’s ok to say, “I need to pass on this opportunity this time, but thank you so much for your kind offer.” Don’t feel guilty. Jesus didn’t die for us to feel guilty and remember, you don’t have to explain to people why you’re saying no, just say no politely.5. Protect – Protect those boundaries you’ve just put in place. The only person who is going to fight for them is you.I encourage you, if you’re at the place of burnout, head over to the episode notes and go through these steps one by one.Ask God to show you what it is you He’s asked you to do in your business, stick to that and then work out a plan of how you’re going to deal with the rest.Protect yourself, it’s ok to do that.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/201810 minutes, 5 seconds
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#78 Making the Sale – Pushing Through Doubts

We’ve all been there if we’re self-employed or have a business – Making the sale! Converting the potential customer into a paying one, asking them to hand over their well-earned money from their bank account to yours. In return, you’re going to provide them something back.You might be just getting into business closing your first couple of sales or years in the business game but you’re ramping things up a little, offering a more expensive product or service.You’ve done your research, you’ve looked at the margins, and you’ve set your price. Your heart’s racing, you’re thinking, “Holy mother of Mary!” that seems like a lot of money, who would ever pay that?! I wouldn’t pay that.Am I going to do a good enough job for them? What if they don’t like what I make or even worse, they tell their friends I’ve done a bad job?! Or the product wasn’t great?!You’re about to hit send on the quote or publish on your website and your hands are sweating.We’ve all been there lovely lady, it can feel terrifying, it has to be one of the most trusting in yourself and your abilities, trusting in God that He’s got you if you do mess it up, the vulnerability of it all is looking at you right in the face.At this point… You must submit your fears to God, trust Him relentlessly and know that He’s got you. You must hit send.This is the point in character building that God needs you to grow in, making yourself vulnerable to trusting Him that He will provide you the bread you need to get the job done if you’re going to have or build your business.If you’ve been given a dream, God says, “I will give you your daily bread. I will provide food in your home for your family and I will provide all that you need, you live in my grace, you have my kingdom here in heaven, down on earth. You must press publish.”How is God going to provide for expansion or for your bills if you don’t press send? CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >> Fear died on the cross. Jesus got uncomfortable so that you don’t have to live in fear. And receive comfort. We should be able to run our businesses now without that fear.If you make a mistake, God will give you the grace to learn, just ask Him for more knowledge.Only doubt your doubts. You’ve got what it takes. If you’re starting out, make sure you’ve quoted enough to cover your bills/costs to produce and add some (double the cost amount is a good start). If you’re seasoned and you’ve increased your price, you’ve got this lady and throughout these years you’ve grown in value, you’re worth the extra amount.If God’s given you a promise to look after you, you’ve got to give Him a way to provide.This money that you’re asking for is just a tool that will help you get the job in this life done, and it’s ok to collect these tools.If they say no or don’t get back to you, it doesn’t matter. Move on to the next person! Pay for more website traffic, put more valuable content out into the marketplace, and build those relationships with customers.It’s not going to happen overnight. You have to consistently keep pressing send on those quotes, answering those enquiries and stick to your guns.This is how much it costs for you to use my services and if you can’t afford it, you don’t value my time or products, we’re not a great fit. It’s ok to say no to people who bargain with you. It’s not worth your precious time to de-value your product.Keep developing your systems, developing your mind, tweaking your services and products so they get better and better. Ask for feedback, use it as in tactful & strategic ways to create a great amazing business.You are worth it and God wants to look after you and your family. You’re doing a great job!If you’re looking for a group of women who are here to support you through the send, or will even press that send button for you come and join us in the CWIB Membership, the Sisterhood Package is perfect for those who are looking for connection with other business owners who are passion to help see you build a business.Apply to become a member today.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/20185 minutes, 52 seconds
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#77 Your Godly Mission Matters

There are days in our businesses where we can get to a point of thinking, why am I doing this? Why am I putting myself and my family through this and surely there is an easier way to make money? I love my business, but we’re not friends today.  Let me tell you, what you’re doing matters, what you’re doing, you’re doing for a reason, and our aim is to do good, even on our really bad days.  Your Godly mission matters. What you’re doing matters. It doesn’t matter in a successful way, on those days you’re hardly feeling successful, but remember, God isn’t interested in your success. He’s interested in your character.On these bad days, are you going to let the sorrow win, or are you going to get back up?I have those days too. Where it feels like everything is on top of me, where it all feels too much and I just feel like staying in bed. Life isn’t easy, just because I make these podcast and run a God felt business, doesn’t mean I don’t find things hard or have bad days. The reality is, this is life. I don’t know why bad things happen and it’s not up to me to judge them. That’s up to God and if on these bad days or weeks you chose to try and be God and judge, you’re setting myself up for failure. What happens when we try to be God and figure all this stuff out? We’re putting ourselves above Him.Let’s let God be God and let’s humble ourselves and be who we are, human, children of the great King, living in God’s amazing grace.CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>So what do we do when we have “those” days…Give ourselves time to feel sorry for ourselves if we need it, have a good cry, tell a friend, and get it all out.Write it down… Whatever problems you face that’s making life hard, write them down. It gets it out of your head and on paper. Once things are on paper you can disconnect with the problem, take yourself out of the situation and think about them logically & methodically.Get yourself back up. When I’m in the midst of frustration, reached my topping point and I’m crying to God telling Him I can’t take anymore and it’s all too hard, I hit a place of submission. “I can’t do this anymore I need your help God!” it’s at about that point where I hear soft words from the Holy Spirit say, “You know what to do when life fights hard?” my response, “We get back up and fight harder.” I ask God for more wisdom on how to deal with the situation, “Lord, teach me how to be a better wife, how to be a better leader, how to be better at understanding the situations…” I don’t ask the Lord to take them away. I ask, give me the knowledge of how to deal with them better. Asking hard situations to go away isn’t going to build your character and who you are. This is the journey.What you do in your business and life matters. Let’s take a step back, pray the Lord’s prayer, find the wisdom and knowledge to get through and keep moving forward. Whenever we stop, we go back. Better to fight the hard fight and keep moving forward then to stop and go back.Jesus gave us the companion of the Holy Ghost to comfort us. We’re not going to need comforting if life is easy. If you’re feeling burnt out, don’t stop what you’re doing completely and give up! Take a break, put boundaries in place to protect yourself, focus on only what needs to be done. Get help to do things in your business where you need it. We’re doing business in God’s grace, He will provide you the bread you need for your day. Keep on going, your Godly mission matters.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/20185 minutes, 21 seconds
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#76 The Healthy Happy Soul

Stacey McBride Wilson from The Healthy Happy Soul is a Founding Member of CWIB. We had this young woman on the show probably about a year ago now, sharing with us her amazing testimony about how God has worked through your life in the health and wellness scene. Stacey has been hard at work behind the scenes on a dream and vision related to the health industry and she’d take us through the story of this journey and what’s come out of that hard work…Kingdom Wellness Summit is a dynamic two day women’s conference on the glorious Sunshine Coast. Day One is designed to connect, equip and grow Christian health and wellness professionals with inspiring Christ-centered business teaching & community. Day Two offers a day of dynamic workshops for Christian women to be empowered in all aspects of their wellbeing; spirit, soul and body.Just imagine a company of women gathering to get healthier and happier and worship Jesus together.Imagine being inspired and empowered in your health through dynamic workshops and practical activation sessions.Imagine being equipped in your health with teaching on the latest in health and wellbeing combined with Biblical truth and wisdom.Imagine being released into a new level of freedom so that you can pursue and do all that God has called you to.Imagine being empowered in your health and wellness business so that you can reach and impact in a greater way.Combining Biblical truth and holistic health expertise, Kingdom Wellness Summit is an event like no other.         When: Friday 31st August & Saturday 1st September.        Where: Goodlife Community Centre, 100 Buderim Pines Dr. BuderimDay One: For health & wellness professionals only – hear from Stacey McBride Wilson, visionary of The Healthy Happy Soul & Kingdom Wellness Summit, Sarah-Jane Meeson, founder of Christian Women in Business & The Automation Girl, and Rachael Wilcox, nutritionist and social media manager for The Source Bulkfoods & Christian Surfers Australia.Day Two: Open to the public – hear from a range of Christian health and wellness professionals to speak light and truth into all aspects of your wellbeing. Receive from expertise in the areas of naturopathy, personal training, nutrition, life coaching and more. Also, be sure to check out the health and wellness expo.        Pricing: Earlybird – $31.99                Double Day Earlybird – $48.99 *for health and wellness professionals only                General – $48.99                Double Day General – $68.99 *for health and wellness professionals onlySee the full event schedule and register at www.kwsummit.com.au.Stacey McBride WilsonWhere to find StaceyHER PROFILEHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAM Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/5/201818 minutes, 49 seconds
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#75 Reflections Series 2 - How’s Your Business Going?

In podcast 74, I asked you to look back over the past 7 months and we went through some questions.  In this podcast, we’re going to look at the present, and the rest of this year so you can work out a plan for moving forward. Where are you now, today in your business?  Are you where you want to be? Have you missed the mark? Are you on track? Moving forward… What do you need to do in this next half of the year to get to where you want to be? What person do you need to become to do that? What are you not taking responsibility for that you can? What excuses are you telling yourself to get out of it? What time have you scheduled in to spend with God and your family? Where is your break in the 6 months? What financial goals are you setting yourself for this new financial year? What systems are you going to put in place to improve your business or to help you expand? Where are you going to burn the midnight oil and where are you going to rest? Are you going to do what God has asked you to do or get off track if you have gotten off track? Who is it you’re going to say no to this half of the year and who is it you’re going to say yes to?  CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >> Sit down. Reflect. These questions are written on the blog post to this podcast so you can read over them in your own time. There is no point in having knowledge if you’re not going to use it. There’s no point in starting off on a journey if you don’t have a plan to get you to your destination. It’s up to you to make this happen. You do what you can. Don’t try and be God, but do the best with what you’ve got.  Keep being consistent with your marketing. Don’t give up after one month, 3 months or 6 months. keep it up and stick to it for a good year. If you’re struggling with your marketing, join CWIB as a Enriched Member and dive into the Marketing and Goal setting workshops we’ve got to help get you going. Don’t try and do this on your own. Find a group of like-minded women to help you be accountable and to lend a brain storm when you get stuck. We have Business Socials all across Australia, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Sunny Coast, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Townsville, Shoalhaven, Online for Rural Australia, Online USA, Online UK.  You have no excuses! They are all women who love God, waiting to help you and wanting to love on you and your business. You just have to be willing to say yes, to take responsibility, to make the most of the opportunity and to get in and get it done. Learn, implement and move forward, just like in the parable of the talent.Iif you’re not using the opportunities that God has given you, they’ll fade away. Say yes, take responsibility and shine! Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/20185 minutes, 2 seconds
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#74 Reflections Series 1 - How’s Your Business Going?

We’re over halfway throughout 2018 now and this year we declared the year to be a great year. A year full of bringing glory to God in our businesses and staying within God’s grace. So I have some questions for you to reflect… Please take some time out in your day or week and go over these questions or answer them now while you’re listening. The point is to be completely honest with yourself and with God. It’s not a time to be condemning, but more finding your location, resetting the bearings on your compass if you need to, to help you get back on track and give yourself a big pat on the back for all you have done so far this year. Celebrating the small things and learning from the hurtful things. Ok here we go… How are you going? 1 to 10 – 1 being not so great, 10 being heavenly amazing!!!!  How’s your family state? 1 to 10 How’s the cash flow in your business going? 1- 10  Are you at burnout or have you scheduled in enough rest this year that you’re breezing through? Have you got a holiday booked? Are you taking responsibility for how things are going this year? What have you learnt so far this year? What’s hurt you or felt like a really hard season? What growth spurts have you had? What has gone good? What are you proud of in your achievements?  What goals have you achieved? This podcast is focused on looking back, over the 7 months and taking stock of what’s happened. In the next podcast we’re going to look at the present and future… CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/22/20183 minutes, 47 seconds
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#73 Good Ideas Take Time with Valerie Cabadonga

Valerie Cabadonga shares her journey about how she started Her Progress (formerly known as the WIP Movement) in 2017 with a vision to see a collaborative, confident and comparison-free community of women. Her Progress’ mission is to be a place of celebration – celebrating the progress of women, praising God and His faithfulness and enabling women to embrace the power of self-celebration.Her 5 top tips:When you have a passion – Got for it. Don’t wait for things to be perfect. Good ideas take so much time. Modify as you go.Look at yourself for inspiration. Don’t compare yourself and explore whom God has made you and have confidence in that.Fuel & re-fuel. Keep resting and when you hit that point of breaking go back to your why.Surround yourself with like-minded people to support you through the progress.Keep going – Persistence and consistency. Serve the small and serve them like you’re serving Jesus. One person might need to hear what you say.Her Bible verse for this season:Trust in the Lord with all your heart    and lean not on your own understanding.Proverbs 3:5CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Valerie CabadongaWhere to find ValerieHER WEBSITEHER INSTAGRAMHER PINTERESTHER BLOG Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/201835 minutes, 12 seconds
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#72 Building A Brand to Match Your Vision with Sarah Chancey

Sarah started the Chancey Charm journey over seven years ago with a clear vision and a strong desire to build a business she loved. What started as a few weddings in her spare time has since grown into a national brand, with planners spanning thirteen cities. Sarah personally mentors all of Chancey Charm’s Associate Planners, pursuing her calling to help women have a creative career they love, with the freedom and flexibility to focus on their family.Her 5 top tips:1. Find your identity – Who are you and why do you do what you do? What makes you unique?2. Build a brand to match with your vision:– Start off with styled shoots– Ask yourself does everything match?– Hire a professional to do the branding for you3. Find industry partners and build relationships with them. In the wedding industry, find your photographers, find venues, etc.4. Establish a vision statement and use this to help you make a decision in your business. Here are some questions to help you get your vision statement together… 1. What’s your target market? 2. How do you serve them? 3. What experience and feeling would you like to provide?An example of this is… “We offer high-end wedding planning for couples, who would love a clean, fresh wedding.”5. Create content that matches your brand so you can sell the dream to your clients.For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.Jeremiah 29:11CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Sarah ChanceyWhere to find SarahHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAMHER TWITTER Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/8/201823 minutes, 52 seconds
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#71 Process Equals Success with Carey Green

Carey Green, Founder and Client Happiness Guy at https://www.PodcastFastTrack.com, shares his story – from being a pastor to being an expert in audio editing and shares 5 top tips for service-based businesses.5 Top Tips for Service-Based Businesses:Develop a team so that you’re not limiting your customers to the amount of time you personally have. You can then expand and give them more service.Put Service First – Treat your clients well and love them so much that they love your service and your business.Build the service within your team. If you put your team first over your customer and build a great culture they will share that passion and service with your customers as well.Make it easy for the customer to work with you. Don’t make your policies difficult and that build barriers, instead, make it easy for the customer to speak with you and work with you.Set up systems and process that make your business work. Process equals success.Bible verse for this season: Phil 2:12-13 – Do Everything Without Grumbling“12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Carey GreenWhere to find CareyHIS WEBSITEHIS FACEBOOKHIS TWITTER Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/201827 minutes, 12 seconds
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#70 Making Your Glitter in Business with Janelle Langford

In this podcast, Janelle Langford, the author of the book, How To Make Glitter, shares her story. She says, God does not waste any part of us. We are all a culmination of every experience that we have ever had.Janelle’s 5 tips on her craft:Put God at the helm – Put Him at the top of the priority list in everything that you do, through your day and you’re business, so He can help you navigate.Operate in excellence – Make sure you know your business, get things set up properly from the beginning – with your website, invoicing etc.Do your due diligence – Don’t expect anyone to do the work for you, do your research, do the work, learn how to manage your business properly.Empower at every level – Be the best that you can be and help others to be the best that they can be both your clients and team. Let them know they matter, tell them what they’re doing well.Protect your Bandwidth – Set your boundaries so you can put 100% in all the above. It’s not about balance. It’s about prioritising and learning to switch off so that you have time to rest and recover.Bible Verse for this season:Philippians 4:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)8 Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].“12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Janelle LangfordWhere to find JanelleHER WEBSITEHER FACEBOOKHER INSTAGRAMHER EMAIL Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/201838 minutes, 31 seconds
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#69 How To Breathe Life Into Your Business

This podcast is all about the power of the tongue. We underestimate how words affect our lives. How is this relevant to our businesses?God’s word brings life. How can we align ourselves with God so we can be the example of Jesus the best way we can? How can we be the breath of life into the people around us?Words kill, words give life;they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.  Proverbs 18:21 MSGTake a look at your own thoughts, your own mindset, the words that come out of your mouth – do they bring life into other people or you are putting poison into their life? Are you breathing life into people or are you sucking the life out of them?SJ shares 3 things that summarize what Proverbs 18:21 says:1. Always put people first. Never the project, always the people.2. Never bad mouth, you partner. Never talk badly over other’s lives.3. Never talk bad about anyone who is doing bad against you. “12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Do you choose to put poison in your business or do you want to bring life to them? Even when you have bitterness against someone, do we want to bring poison or fruit into their life? Is what’s coming out of your mouth from your heart? Does your heart need a little Jesus watering and some healing? Do your words heal or hurt?As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.  Romans 14:1 ESVHow do you approach people when you don’t agree with their opinions? Can you let your opinion go? Can you word it in a way that it brings life and not death?A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.  Proverbs 18:2 Let this be a challenge for us to be a breath of fresh air with Jesus in us over people’s lives, over businesses, over suppliers, over customers, over clients.God tells us in His Word that the tongue has incredible power. We can use our tongue to bring blessings and life or curses and death. Our tongues can be the most difficult to control and leave us with great regret if we use our words to hurt. There is hope! The Bible tells us that with the help of the Holy Spirit we can have power and control over our tongue.Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/201819 minutes, 24 seconds
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#68 Affiliate Marketing and Blogging for Jesus

In this podcast, we interview Molly Stillman from Still Being Molly. Still being Molly is an affiliate and blog website all about ethical fashion, stopping sex trafficking and much much more. Molly hosts her own podcast Business with Purpose. 5 Tips on your craft to someone who's thinking about starting the same business as you:Don’t get into it into the sense to make money – you need to work out your reasons why you’re doing it as that will get you through the hard times. Focusing first on creating really high quality content over quantity. Hire where it hurts.Don’t put your eggs into one basket – Focus on the stuff you own in your business so that if Facebook or Instagram change you have something to fall back on. Find a way to best connect with your people – focus on your own values and what things mean to you, don’t try to be someone your not. How do you incorporate God into your business? By being generous By being good stewards of God’s money By serving and glorifying God By talking to God throughout the day, not just in set “prayer time” Life Verse:1 Peter 4:10  Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. Verse this season:Philippians 3:12-14 I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. “12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>MollyStillmanWhere can you find Molly Visit her Website Don't miss her Bloglovin' Follow her on Facebook Check out her Instagram The post #68 Affiliate Marketing and Blogging for Jesus appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/201836 minutes, 37 seconds
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#67 Shining Our Light Through Our Businesses in a Fallen World

How do we deal with homosexuality being Christians in our business?SJ shares some powerful points that will help empower you as business owners to make your own decisions about what you are okay with. God has created each person differently. He has created businesses differently. He has created His whole plan in such a way that every business and every person has a purpose. It is your job to be a shining light, to be a support to the world.There are two scenarios to help you to really think about you and your business and how you might be the Jesus in the situation:1. Are you just working with them?2. Are they asking you to provide a service where they are asking to support something that you might not necessarily believe in (eg same sex marriage wedding)?5 tips:1. Build your relationship with God yourself, so you can hear the answers from God yourself and so you can be empowered to make the choices for your own business.2. Ask God what boundaries and values you should put in place and show on your website. Come to God and see what He says and see what He shows you. He will bless you for being obedient in coming to Him. He will support you with difficult situations.3. Stand by the law and let God do the judging. Concentrate on your own plank before you try and sort out anyone else's speck.4. Make sure your heart is on the Lord and you are being obedient. Ask you heart this: What's the best that I can be doing for God?5. Allow God and the Holy Spirit to minister to you personally.“12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xoThe post #67 Homosexuals and Christian Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/201827 minutes, 2 seconds
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#66 Being Vulnerable to God in your Business

In this podcast, Sharon Hearty joins us all the way from Ireland to share with us her story of being vulnerable with God throughout our businesses so we can tap into the Holy Spirit in our businesses and go on to do amazing things with God and for His kingdom.5 Tips for communicating in your business:1. Use Jesus as our teacher – He had the message from the father in His heart.2. Keep your message simple.3. Be your authentic self.4. Jesus repeated His message to all different places and shared His stories.5. Jesus always took time away to rest – give yourself space from the digital world and allow yourself to breathe and rest in the Lord. “12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Sharon Heartywhere to find Sharon Check out her CWIB profile Visit her website Follow her on Facebook Send her a tweet The post #66 Being Vulnerable to God in your Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/201839 minutes, 7 seconds
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#65 God’s Unfailing Wisdom For Your Business

This week, Kaye shares God's faithfulness and goodness in her business. She shares her journey and how it was all God's wisdom for her from the beginning. Learn a few tips from her and from SJ that we can all apply in our own businesses.Five Business Tips: 1. Ask God's unfailing wisdom – Take yourself out and away from your computer and doing stuff – God will speak to you then about ideas.2. Find your God-given calling and passion and use it to bless people with.3. Build relationships in everything that you do – Genuine relationships that aren't just about making money. Every day pray to God and ask Him, “Lord, who can I be a blessing to today?”4. Don't be afraid to talk about God in our businesses.5. Find a mentor in your community that will support you and your mission.Bible Verse for this season: Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  “12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Kaye Angwhere to find Kaye Her website Her Facebook Her instagram Her email The post #65 God's Unfailing Wisdom For Your Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/201836 minutes, 54 seconds
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#64 How To Hear God

 How To Hear God – When Was The Last Time You Did Something That Scared You That Wasn't Related To Your Business? Let me take you on a journey of sacrifice and feeling scared.Please help us get this word out and share this video .We invite you to join the 6-Week Bible Study Challenge For Busy Business Owners.Thanks for watching See you in the Challenge,SJ xx“12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xoThe post #64 How To Hear God appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/201832 minutes, 56 seconds
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#63 Why is it important for christian women in business to get into God’s word?

A funny story <3 Please help me share the love and share this with your friends xx  In this video, I share with you a funny story about our podcasts, why we've been dealing with Spiritual Warfare and Business. Why in our next few podcasts we're going to be dealing with the awkward conversation and answering questions we've been getting in about:+ Dealing with homosexual customers+ How to deal with witches that approach you for business+ And any other stuff that God wants us to share as we go through it.If you're seeking God and want step into the role God has given YOU on this earth as a business owner come, we're hosting a FREE 6-week Bible Study Challenge for Busy Business Owners teaching them HOW to get into the word of God so you can be prepared for anything in your business.It's too much of a high risk these days not knowing how to get into God's word as business owners.This is kingdom business baby and Jesus is just getting warmed up! <3 “12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xoThe post #63 Why is it important for christian women in business to get into God's word? appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/201824 minutes, 59 seconds
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#62 When is it Ok to Give Out Free Services?

One of the questions we get asked a lot in CWIB is, when is it ok to start charging or giving out free services? I think that it’s important that we talk about this topic because so many women struggle to charge for their services and products. Unless you have money coming in, you won’t have a business. So I want to take you through a few different points and stories on today’s podcast to explore this topic. Firstly, this topic depends on your business model and what services you offer. For example, we have a mortgage broker in our community who has to do a lot of work before she gets paid and this can be really tricky because sometimes she can put hours of work in and then the person can just walk away and she won’t be paid. This is a service business.   There are other services businesses out there where you can charge a fee upfront, a little like a deposit. Before you start working on the project you get paid 50% upfront and then you release the work to the client once they pay the remaining 50 %. Or, if the service you are providing isn’t a big sum of money, let’s say under $1000, then you can ask for the whole payment upfront. Depending on whether you go for a membership model in the service business, you can also ask to be paid upfront before you start the recurring service. For product based businesses like eCommerce stores, always get the payment in full, upfront before you send anything out. If it’s a big payment and you set up a payment plan, then wait until all payments are made before you send the product out. It’s ok for you to have a follow up process for your invoices. I would highly recommend that you put it in your client agreement & on the Terms and Conditions of your website. Then every client knows what to expect when they don’t pay their money on time. So, when is it ok to give away free services? “12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>There is just one big problem when giving away a free service or free product to people. They don’t value it and if people don’t value free stuff, they’re not going to value you or your products. Now there are some people who do value free stuff but they are very far and few between. I am going to ask you a couple of questions… Are you going to get something out of giving your services or products away for free? For example, if you’re just starting out and you need a couple of testimonies, maybe give out one free pack in return of a testimony, but put a cap on it. If you’re just starting out, you’re going to need all the money you can get. Do you want to do some volunteering and be generous with your time? The bible says we are to be generous, but only with what we are happy to be generous with. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. You may offer one free service/product each year out of the goodness of your heart, only do it if you’re not going to resent it and if you are getting something out of it, too. You might really enjoy doing life coaching for people in hospitals. Only do it if you’re going to be ok with it in your heart. Is what you’re giving going to hold you back? God wants to bless you so He can provide you with food on your table, He can’t do that if you’re not charging for your services and products. Who are you to not charge and stop someone else from getting a blessing through you? So, there is my answer, it’s only ok to give out a free service if, you’re just starting out and need a testimonial or you want to pick an amount you want to give each year, cap it and don’t do it if you’re going to resent it. Otherwise start charging as soon as you can and get that money coming in. Father God, I pray for the women who is listening today that might be struggling with asking to be paid, or knowing when to charge. Give her courage to know that it’s ok to start charging straight away and to know her value through you Lord Jesus. I thank you that she has the courage to start a business and pray that when she takes that first step you would bless her so much and that she would get so much confidence from it Lord. In your precious name Jesus, Amen.  We're going to develop a CWIB APP for you to have on your phone! We can't wait to see this app on women's phones all across the world, helping them to stay aligned with God in their businesses. We've raised enough money to put down the first payment for the app. We still need more help from keen investors! Read More About The App and How You Can Help Here >> Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xoThe post #62 When is it Ok to Give Out Free Services? appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/201811 minutes, 50 seconds
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#61 Created for This

“12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>This week, SJ and Danielle discuss how God has led them to their current businesses. Danielle also shares 5 tips on how to get started and how to incorporate God into the business.Here are some notes:5 Tips on your craft to someone whose thinking about starting the same business as you:1 – For the VA’s – Use the skills you already have to create a service. Don’t be shy to use skills God has taught you and put them into practice to help other people. 2 – Create a network of other people who can recommend you – Use the power of community to help get your name out there, do a great job for people and they will tell their friends. 3- Pray – Pray thoroughly about everything you do in your business. Hitting time up with the Big Guy is time worthwhile. 4 – Always improve your skills – Take classes that you’re interested in and what’s relevant to your trade to help keep you on top of your game and ready to improve your services for your clients. 5 – Unity – Involve your husband, partner and family in your business to help support you, be your prayer warriors and keep you accountable when times get hard. How do you incorporate God into your business? Through prayer and daily reading the bible. Your bible verse for this season and why. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,    because the Lord has anointed me    to proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,    to proclaim freedom for the captives    and release from darkness for the prisonersWhere can our listeners find you? http://www.daniellemroberts.comDanielle Robertswhere to find Danielle Website FB group Facebook Instagram The post #61 Created for This appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/201824 minutes
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#60 How to Recover from Spiritual Warfare

This week, SJ talks about how to recover from spiritual warfare following on from our previous podcast were we talk about Spiritual Warfare in your business.“12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”CWIB Membership...We’re open for membership intakes and would love to invite you to become a member. It’s time for you to join a community of like minded women.Click Here to apply >>Take a read of her notes:Ok so last week I spoke on Spiritual Warfare on your business, how to recognize it and how it might be effecting you. We had a great response from the podcast and some really great questions came out of it that we’ve been talking through in our FB Community which is really positive and I love that our members are eager to learn, grow and have courage to ask questions when they don’t understand things. I did get asked 2 major questions thought, one, I kind of already knew was going to come up because God has already told me to do a challenge on it and second was a natural following from this previous podcast. So one of the question was, “SJ, you keep telling us to get into God’s word, learn about stuff and ask God to show us truth. We get told all the time by Pastors to read our bible, but I don’t really know how to study or read my bible.” God told me a couple of weeks back to start thinking about doing a challenge for business owners, I just hadn’t got the topic yet. After being asked this a couple of times I knew that this was going to be our challenge theme. So soon, we’re going to be starting a “6 Week Challenge on How to Study the Bible for Busy Women.” Because the first thing I hear from any woman’s mouth, usually is, I don’t have time to study my bible. That to me is like saying, I don’t have time to put on my make up on, brush my teeth or get a shower. Somewhere in your week you find time to do this stuff (hopefully everyday) so why can’t you find time, once a week to get into God’s word and study.  As a business owner, you can’t afford not to spend time studying God’s word. Let me assure you, that God will bless you if you give your time to Him. This happens every time I open the Word and dedicate that time to God. It’s like I do that and the Holy Spirit will prompt another member to join or He will prompt something to happen that I’ve been needing to happen while I spend that time with Him. As problems come up in your business, you need to know how to study the bible so you can find info about how to handle situations, how to keep your heart sweet on the Lord and how to keep doing business in a Godly, Kingdom focused way. I can tell you, as time goes on in your business, things are going to come up that are going to challenge you and you’re going to need to know how to handle them, or learn how to handle them. We’re going to break this down, make it really simple and easy. I don’t have a family yet, but trust me if I can run CWIB, work four days a week, go the to gym on a regular basis, run a property investing business and make time for God. You can do it too. You’ll realize that it’s an investment of your time and amazing things will start to happen when you do it. To sign up to the 6 week challenge and learn how to study so you can be a effective Kingdom ran business owner, sign up through the link that’s attached to this podcast blog post and we’ll let you know when we’re going to begin. Tammy SooveereNourish HQI love being a part of CWIB. As part of this community I have begun to realize that I’m not alone in this journey, that there are many like-minded women like me who have the call of God on their lives. CWIB provides a place for me to grow and develop my passion for God and for business with other women who have so much to share. This is the community I’ve been waiting for, praying for. So question number 2 – How do I recover from spiritual warfare? This can be applied to your business, family, home, illnesses. It’s adaptable and crucial to help you move forward. So women, after I did last week’s podcast wrote in to let me know how God has opened their eyes and they’ve realized that they had been tampering with something’s that they shouldn’t have been.  Remember these podcasts or not to condemn you. Jesus died for us so we no longer have condemnation, but are made to educate and make you aware. It’s good that God has open your eyes to this stuff and the best thing you can do now is recognize it, name it for what it is, cut it off and get rid of it. We do that with Jesus’s help. So when this weird stuff had happened in the community and we had dealt with the badness all I did was say a simple prayer to Jesus. Remember, our God is a kind and patient God. He’s not going to punish you or make you feel bad. We all make mistakes and don’t get things perfect. That’s why we need Jesus. This is what you can do to release yourself from it, in order to move on… Ask God to protect your family, home, health, finance and everything in your life. Psalm 91 Forgive yourself for making the mistake, we all make them. Take responsibility for it but don’t pull yourself down with it. Forgive yourself so you can move on. God’s got you. Identify what it is new age or whatever that’s happening in your life. Romans 12:2  Stop doing it or cut certain people away from your life who do, do it. If that’s what you need to do. Remember do it in a kind way and remember that they are only human too. John 15:2-6 Ask Jesus to cut anything off from your life that shouldn’t been there and wash it with His blood. Revelations 12:11 Ask the Holy Spirit to come into that space and fill it with nothing but Godliness, good health, joy, fruit of the spirit etc. When I did this over our community and CWIB, I asked God to cut off anything that wasn’t of Him. To cut off anything of the new age and any badness that has crept in, I told it to flee in the name of Jesus where Jesus wants it to go and then ask Jesus to wash His blood over everything, I anointed my computer and laptop, house etc. with oil and claimed it as a Holy place and then ask the Holy Spirit to fill everything with His goodness.  One might call it a spiritual spring clean.  * Please note, if you’re unsure about how to do any of this or if you feel there is something in the air that you can’t quite handle, go to your church and ask if they will pray with you. Or message us and we will put you in contact with some people who can help. Remember, Jesus is our biggest healer. Then let God do His thing and He will. I went back to look over some things the other day in our community and they had disappeared. Completely gone. This is not the first time God has done this. Share example of when we launch CWIB. This healing will come in God’s time, let Him take control, but don’t beat yourself up about the whole thing, our God is a big God and He loves you very much. He’s bringing this stuff to light because He wants to protect you and look after you.  If you happen to involve any friends in what you were doing, maybe just say a little prayer for them too, don’t feel guilty, and then just leave it to God to do the fighting. Like I always so, take what we’ve spoken about to day and go study God’s word. Ask Him to show you what you need to learn and ask Him for wisdom. If you’re eager to learn His word and how to study it, come and join us for the six week challenge. This is also for women who just need accountability to get back on track too so don’t feel like it’s only for beginners. Our intakes are open, but only for a short time!We’ve included some new membership packages for you to look at. Businesses of all shapes and sizes will find their fit and their home in our tribe! << Click Here >>Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xoThe post #60 How to Recover from Spiritual Warfare appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/201830 minutes, 36 seconds
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#59 Spiritual Warfare and Business

A particular subject that’s been on my heart for the past couple of months is Spiritual Warfare and how it affects businesses, especially with the way the world is going it’s putting Christian’s under pressure to whether they pick love or truth in certain situations.In this podcast, I share what Paul teaches us in the Bible about this, what we’ve had to face in CWIB in regard to the New Age stuff, how it’s affected us and what we’ve done about it. Finally, some tips about what you can do as a Christian business owner to protect yourself and your business against the devil’s schemes.SJ’s notes… (these are just notes from her book and we ask that you’re gracious with them)Now one thing you should know about me as a person, I am not always going to tell you what you want to hear, I don’t sugar coat stuff, I am very down to earth and very real.Everything I do and say is from the goodness of my heart and what I am about share with you I ask for grace as this is something that needs to be addressed.As I put on my big girl pants and share this message with you today, I want you to have an open heart and know that this isn’t coming from a judgemental place and to take what I say to the Word of God and ask Him to open your eyes to the truth.When I first started CWIB I thought I was quite spiritually mature, but after this year and especially these past couple of months, God has made me realise how I am still a baby feeding on milk! I’ve realised how much I don’t know and I’m having to grow up very quickly.Learning about spiritual stuff and stuff that not everyone wants to talk about. Yet, it’s soooo important and often overlooked because people are scared to talk about it, because of what might happen. But what might happen if we don’t talk about it.The girls know in our community that something had been going on, we called for a community fast in March as we began to tackle (with God’s help) and certain something in the spiritual realm.After having a number of ladies contact me just recently about the subject wanting to learn about it and having questions and then this other question pop up, God has prompted me to make this podcast to share our understanding and what we see as truth.We’re going to take todays teachings from Apostle Paul…1 Corinthians 3Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings?5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed,Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. 9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”[a]; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.”[b] 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas[c] or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.I feel this chapter is very fitting to what we’re going to talk about today because Paul is talking to a church that is predominately full with gentiles who are getting lost in the worldly things and like you and I, they need guidance and grace from God.3:1-2Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.What does this mean to you? I didn’t really quite understand the meaning of it until now having gone through what we have in CWIB over the past few months.(Please listen to the podcast to get the story)We had basically had some weird things happening in our community from a result of some New Age stuff leaking in. We had set boundaries from the beginning of our business but a gate had been made open that needed to be shut as a result of (and through no fault of their own) members having some new age stuff as part of their life and we needed to establish our boundaries and close the gate that shouldn’t have been open.Now lets look at 10-15…10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.Question for you… Are you building a business on the foundations of Jesus? Or something that isn’t of God.Finally Verse 16-1716 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.Lady, being a Christian woman in business and being God’s temple is an amazing thing. It’s something that should be guarded with everything because unfortunately there is a devil out there who wants to destroy you and who you are.As business owners and the having the amazing mission that God has given us we need to be really vigilant about this stuff and how it can affect our businesses and know who we are in Christ and the authority we have having Him as our saviour.I believe God has created CWIB to be a Holy place, He’s given us boundaries to protect our community from things that are not welcome and I want you to know that we take this stuff really seriously.In the business space, there is a lot of woo-woo stuff. I know a lot of our members have been part of business groups where they have brought out crystals and started to do New Age stuff and have felt really uncomfortable about it and left the group. They know it goes against their values and have put good boundaries in place to protect themselves.From having that gate come open in CWIB from passing things of what members where opening up to (not actually practised in the community), it caused a lot of weird things to happen in our community. Our members felt very lost in the beginning of the year, there was confusion, I had members contacting me saying how they weren’t quite feeling themselves and I felt that there was something going on that didn’t quite feel right, I knew it was a fight and so I asked God to open my eyes and show me what it was and what we needed to do to get back on track.It was revealed to me through a prophet, who gave me a word from God about what had been happening in regard to the gate and the new age stuff and so I went into a lot of research and asked God to show me what it was so I knew what we were tackling and how we needed to go about handling it.Just to confirm, no one has been seriously hurt. Everyone is ok, there was just something a little off.God surely opened my eyes and what He showed me alright. I listened to testimonials from women who I know who gracefully shared with me their testimonies of how Jesus has delivered them from really bad things after being sucked into the new age. How deceitful it is and yet it’s disguised as good. Just because things are good doesn’t mean they are always from God.So many people are searching for spirituality but they’re looking in the wrong places and stumbling into what they think is harmless stuff and suffering from it.Why am I sharing this with you today?Because I want you to be aware of what’s going on around you and so you can see things from Kingdom eyes, not worldly ones. So that you can protect yourself and keep your eyes on Jesus in your business. If we’re going to build Kingdom businesses we need to be so switched on with this stuff, we need to create boundaries to protect ourselves from it and know that it’s ok to stand up for truth, your values and to cut yourself away from the stuff that isn’t from God.How do we tackle this as Christian business owners without looking like a crazy person?Know what it is… What are some of these new age stuff that we need to look out for and create boundaries from?Yoga, NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming), tarot and oracle card reading, crystals, reiki, mediation of the Hindu kind, any kind of black magic, moon watching, weird fire burning rituals, the list goes on.Some of you may have completed courses in NLP and be asking yourself what’s wrong with it. Let me share with you and this is my opinion from the research I’ve done.God invented the brain, He knows how it works. The founder of NPL is in fact part of a new age movement and is into hypnosis which in our books is not cool. We don’t believe that the mind should be manipulated at any time. The bible verses the people often refer to say that this stuff is ok is from Romans 12:2 but they take out one tiny section and miss the whole context that the scripture is written.“but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” and say that it’s ok to do it.Let’s take a look at the whole scripture…12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.Paul here is speaking about God renewing your mind so that you see things from a Godly, Kingdom prospective, it’s got nothing to do with what NLP is teaching. So then when you do come across things of the new age you can spot it a mile away and place protection and focus of God’s will.We’re praying that God will open your eyes to what is truth and of God and come to your own understanding.Ask God to show you what you need to cut off from your life that isn’t of His will.These are some of the things I have done in CWIB and in my life to cut those things off to help us set boundaries….+ We have updated what type of businesses we let into our CWIB Membership, updated our statement of faith and are completing detailed checks of membership applications.+ On SM if people post stuff related to any of the above new age list I unfollow them and leave groups where I need to.+ I make sure our marketing material has nothing representing crystals and new age things (which we’ve tried to do from the very beginning).+ When people who do apply who are involved in some way of the list above. We try not to judge them but we try to educate and politely explain why they might be involved with the stuff so we can empower and mentor.We make sure we pray over everything that we do in our businesses and place the authority Jesus has given us on every situation so the devil has no way of tripping us.Ephesians 6:10-18 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.Pray over your marketing, meetings, finances, staff and team, website and everything you sent out. Place on your armour of God.Now we’re not saying we’re perfect by any means, we are still learning every day, we still make mistakes, but know that it’s what we do once the mistakes have happened and how we deal with them.We strongly encourage you to get into the Word, the true source, pray and ask our loving father to show you what He needs you to learn.He knows what’s going on in your life and your business and know that we are here as your sisters to help empower and educate you in the best way we can.Submit to Him, trust in Him and He will make your paths straight.Sarah Jane Meesonwhere to find S.J. Website Pinterest Facebook Instagram Our intakes are open, but only for a short time!We've included some new membership packages for you to look at. Businesses of all shapes and sizes will find their fit and their home in our tribe! << Click Here >>The post #59 Spiritual Warfare and Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/201843 minutes
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#58 Physio Business Mum Changing Her Life Through Christian Women in Business

Play VideoKym Siddons is a physio in Adelaide. She was part of many business groups but they were all missing one thing… God. Kym craved and prayed for a Christian Mentor when she stubbled across Christian Women in Business on FB and new this was the tribe for her.Kym's life hasn't been the same since.Are you ready to join a community like no other?We've created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. We've created an environment perfect for building your business and to make ever lasting relationships with like-minded women.We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3 become a member The post #58 Physio Business Mum Changing Her Life Through Christian Women in Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/20182 minutes, 52 seconds
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#57 Why Business Mum Taryn Joined Christian Women in Business

Play VideoTaryn shares her story of how she was looking for her purpose beyond being a Mum and now she's found it. Maybe you're feeling far away from God and wanting to draw closer to Him in your life and business.Our Christian Women in Membership will help you draw closer to God and help you find your purpose beyond where you are now.You too can be surrounded by encouraging, loving business women who want nothing more then to see your business succeed.It's your time to rise…Are you ready to join a community like no other?We've created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. We've created an environment perfect for building your business and to make ever lasting relationships with like-minded women.We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3 become a member The post #57 Why Business Mum Taryn Joined Christian Women in Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/20183 minutes, 43 seconds
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#56 Struggling Christian Mum to Confident Business Women

Play VideoSometimes life can be hard when you feel like you don't fit in. Emily felt alone and lost being a Mum of two and running a full-time business with her husband. Here Em's story of how becoming a member of CWIB Changed all that…Are you ready to join a community like no other?We've created a sisterhood of Christian women in business who are completely in love with God and encourage each other on a daily basis with their businesses. We've created an environment perfect for building your business and to make ever lasting relationships with like-minded women.We invite you to become a part of this amazing, heart felt community by clicking the button below <3 become a member The post #56 Struggling Christian Mum to Confident Business Women appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/20184 minutes, 28 seconds
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#55 Finding Your Inner Fire For Your Business

On today's podcast is Jan Morris — a prophet poem written and kids author.Jan is originally from the UK! She has ran her business for over a decade and has a background in sales.Jan is featured in our brand new Beloved Business Devotional and takes us through the poem and beautiful words she wrote.Jan Morriswhere to find Jan Website Blog Facebook Instagram Our intakes are opening up so soon. Learn how to join our community and a new update on membership coming soon! << Click Here >>We've created some wonderful resources to help you develop your faith and to help strengthen you in your business.Our aim is to help support & serve you in your journey in anyway we can.We hope you enjoy your shopping.<< Click Here >>The post #55 Finding Your Inner Fire For Your Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/201826 minutes, 15 seconds
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#54 You’re a Child of God, Not of Your Business

Welcome to podcast 54 as we continue in the series of Submitting Our Businesses to God. We interview one of our Foundation Members Sharryn Ludlow who takes us through the devotional she shared in our community which is number 18 in the Beloved Business Devotional in our Brand New CWIB Shop 1 John 3:1  Behold what manner of love, the Father has bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not. Questions we asked Sharryn… Take us through your story of how you got to where you are in Business today. What does submitting your business to God mean to you? How do you hear the voice of God in your business? Tell us a little bit about where you were at in your business when you wrote this devotional. What some words of encouragement you’d like to pass onto our audience today for them to take away into the rest of their week? Where can our listeners find You? Sharryn Ludlowwhere to find Sharryn Website Pinterest Blog Instagram We’ve created some wonderful resources to help you develop your faith and to help strengthen you in your business.Our aim is to help support & serve you in your journey in anyway we can.We hope you enjoy your shopping. << Click Here >>We are days away from our next round of intakes! We want to encourage you to visit our website and learn how to become a member! Just so you know, we've got something new (and fun!) in the works for membership. Stick around for a new announcement coming soon! << Click Here >>The post #54 You're a Child of God, Not of Your Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/201847 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to Tap Into Jesus Blessings for Your Business

Welcome to podcast 53 as we continue in the series of Submitting Our Businesses to God. We interview one of our lovely members Deni Knuth who takes us through the devotional she shared in our community which is number 23 in the Beloved Business Devotional in our New CWIB Shop!In your time of leprosy, be the tenth leper! “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Questions we asked Deni… Take us through your story of how you got to where you are in Business today. What does submitting your business to God mean to you? How do you hear the voice of God in your business? Tell us a little bit about where you were at in your business when you wrote this devotional. What some words of encouragement you’d like to pass onto our audience today for them to take away into the rest of their week? Where can our listeners find You? Deni Knuthwhere to find Deni Facebook We’ve created some wonderful resources to help you develop your faith and to help strengthen you in your business.Our aim is to help support & serve you in your journey in anyway we can.We hope you enjoy your shopping. << Click Here >>Let’s get to know each other! Check out our member directory full of fellow Christian Women In Business who are learning to profit for the Kingdom!<< Click Here >>The post How to Tap Into Jesus Blessings for Your Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/201830 minutes, 15 seconds
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#52 Submitting Your Business to God

Welcome to podcast 52 as SJ introduces the new series of Submitting our businesses to God. The past 4 weeks leading up to the conference we hosted a webinar series about how to create a God centred business that makes money. It has been a very powerful series and women have gotten so much out of it & I will share the testimonials with you another time. I was praying to God about what we need to focus on the next couple of for our wider CWIB Community of the next couple of weeks and for about 2 weeks I got nothing. Today, in my God time, (as I was posting about it on Instagram) God put the word back in my heart and mind again: submission. He’s not finished with this topic yet and and still has some work to do in this area. After this everything has fallen into place with our planning.  Now the webinar series is still available for you to watch. All the replays are on the website; all you need to do is sign up! We’ve popped the link in the show notes, so all you need to do is sign up and we will send everything to you inbox.  Basically through this series you can learn literally how to include God in your business, what that means and what benefits you’ll receive from doing it. Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to talking more about it. You’ll also be hearing from different women as we interview them about them submitting themselves to God, their stories and also some other surprises that we will leave to each podcast. Topics we’re going to be talking about are…  Submitting your business to God and what that looks like. Letting go of control so God can do His thing. Different ways to involve God in your business. What to do when you and you’re business feel like you’re in a bit of a funk. I encourage you to sign up for the webinar or if you’re a member listening and you haven’t already watched, please watch it.  We’ve put it into PDF’s too if you’re more of a reader. This week I want to leave you with these questions… Are you giving yourself permission to submit yourself and your business to God? Are you thinking beyond what’s next week or today and are you getting in the way of God’s progress?  I will leave you with these questions, and have a think about them. As we continue with this theme over the next couple of weeks because if we get this bit right, we can build really great Godly businesses. First we need to look into our own hearts and minds and progress from there. Founder Sarah-Jane Meeson was given a word to inspire women. Since then, Sarah-Jane dreamed about how she could inspire women and unite them together. She knew it was going to be for God and she knew she had a passion for business and just to see people thrive and be all that they can be: no matter what past they’ve had, no matter how much money or where they come from. It’s about them being the best person they can be for God and to help share their story of how God has worked through their life and business.After chatting with a girlfriend and sitting on the idea for a while, God kept prompting her heart to bring this movement of women together. After some time, Sarah-Jane knew what she needed to do; she bit the bullet and now here it is. Christian Women in Business – a movement of Christian women pushing forward for God in their businesses … and it’s great!Sarah-Jane xoWe've created some wonderful resources to help you develop your faith and to help strengthen you in your business.Our aim is to help support & serve you in your journey in anyway we can.We hope you enjoy your shopping. << Click Here >>Get to know the other ladies of Christian Women in Business through our directory.There's something for everyone and community for all. Don't forget we're all building businesses together for the Kingdom, and we're all sisters afterall! << Click Here >>The post #52 Submitting Your Business to God appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/201810 minutes, 20 seconds
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#51 – Communicate With Your Audience Through Marketing

In this weeks podcast we interview Annemarie Cross Founder of Be the Difference Movement and CEO of Communicate, now P/L. Annemarie shares with us how we can better use what communication we are putting out to our audience through our marketing. Annemarie’s Top Tips: Podcasts & Videos – Get your message right before the equipment.  Join a community – So you can get the support you need – Something like the CWIB Membership. Understand what your uniqueness is – people will love that; give yourself permission to be purposeful and intentional. Have an integrated approach to whatever you produce – transcribe your audio and split it into blogs, make graphics out of quotes from it. Share what you’re doing with people – tell your story. Don’t be tied down to perfection – show the vulnerability. Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.Annemarie CrossWhere to find Annemarie Website Twitter Facebook Instagram Be the first to hear when our intakes open again… << Click Here >>We've created some wonderful resources to help you develop your faith and to help strengthen you in your business. Our aim is to help support & serve you in your journey in anyway we can. We hope you enjoy your shopping.<< Click Here >>The post #51 – Communicate With Your Audience Through Marketing appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/201839 minutes, 38 seconds
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#50 – From Our Heart to Yours with Emily Bell and Megan Horsfall

We're celebrating our 50th podcast show and we have two special guests: Emily Bell & Megan Horsfall. Two amazing women who are founding members of CWIB and of course part of the main team of CWIB.Emily is our Social Coordinator and looks after our Business Socials! Check out Emily's profile here.Megan is our designer and brand strategist whose responsible for making everything look so pretty at CWIB. She's also the Creative Director of our magazine. See her profile here.Enjoy as we look back over the year we've had after founding CWIB.Emily Bellwhere to find Emily Website Instagram Facebook Blog Megan Horsfallwhere to find Megan Website Pinterest Facebook Instagram Our intakes have now closed. To be the first to hear when our intakes open again… << Click Here >>The post #50 – From Our Heart to Yours with Emily Bell and Megan Horsfall appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/201829 minutes, 54 seconds
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#49 – Women In Leadership & Business From the Bible Part 2

Ever wanted to learn about the different women in Business from the bible?On this week's podcast we share chapter 2 of our course called Maiden Business.This is one of the first courses we made and since we're celebrating being a year old this week leading to conference we thought we'd share our first ever online workshop.In Maiden Business we go through different women in the bible who have businesses.We hope they bless you.Our intakes have now closed for this year. To be the first to hear when our intakes open again in the new year… << Click Here >>Have you heard? We've launched a new shop full of lots of pretty things to help you in your biz!Check it out >>The post #49 – Women In Leadership & Business From the Bible Part 2 appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/201839 minutes, 21 seconds
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#48 Women In Leadership & Business From the Bible Part 1

Ever wanted to learn about the different women in Business from the bible?On this week's podcast we share chapter 1 of our course called Maiden Business.This is one of the first courses we made and since we're celebrating being a year old this week leading to conference we thought we'd share our first ever online workshop.In Maiden Business we go through different women in the bible who have businesses.We hope they bless you.The post #48 Women In Leadership & Business From the Bible Part 1 appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/201836 minutes, 58 seconds
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#47 – GROWING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH CONNECTIONS

In this week’s podcast we interview Kerrie Phipps the keynote speaker who is going to be at the CWIBCC18.5 Tips on your CraftCourage – Tapping into the courage and inner strength to take the steps you need to, to get where you want to be.Self Reflection & Learning – Remember to allows ask yourself what progress have you made or that you’re making in your business (don’t compare yourself to others) and look at what you’ve learnt.Develop your team and staff to help you. So you can focus on what you’re good at.Build a community people around you to help support you in your business.Ask for feedback – It’s a great learning tool – Ask yourself, what went well and capturing the “Thank yous” and encouraging words you will get from other people.Your bible verse for this season and why.John 1 Where can our listeners find you?www.kerriephipps.comThe post #47 – GROWING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH CONNECTIONS appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/201836 minutes, 47 seconds
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#46 – Confronting The Overwhelm From The Start Of The Year

In this podcast we share the Jan Online Sofa Session – Confronting The Overwhelm From The Start Of The Year that SJ shared.A lot of women within our community and to our winder audience have shown signs of feeling overwhelmed by their year ahead and managing it all. We want to bring peace into the market place and re-assure you that everything is going to work out and God's got you.The book we talk about in the podcast is A Lineage of Grace – Five Stories of Unlikely Women Who Changed Eternity – Francine Rivers.I was speaking on Ruth and the bible verse…Isaiah 40:31But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.And we also said a prayer for you  God's got this year ladies, He already knows what's coming your way and it's ok to not start your year all guns blazing, but instead waiting on the Lord and waiting for His direction, instead of doing stuff on our own.Start your race slow yet tactful, think about things and know that God has got you!The post #46 – Confronting The Overwhelm From The Start Of The Year appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/201820 minutes, 33 seconds
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#45 – A PRAYER FOR YOUR BUSINESS

This is our second to last week in January, we hope you’ve been enjoying the podcasts, we’ve enjoyed making them you.  We’d love to hear what you’ve learnt so far in January from them. Feel free to message us on FB or Insta and share with us what you’ve learnt. For this podcast we would love to say a prayer for you. We are so thankful for you, we are thankful for all that you’re doing in your businesses and so we want to bless you digitally laying hands on your business. Father God,  We come to you today and give thanks for all our listeners, where ever they are in the world. We thank you that you have asked them to step in to the market place. Thank you for all you have done in their businesses already and for what you’re going to do. Thank you for their health and their health in 2018, that you will protect their bodies and the bodies of their families, that you’ll pass on wisdom of who to look after themselves in 2018 so it will be a year of fullness and nutrition. Thank you so much for the customers you trusted them with in 2017 and for the customers to come in 2018, we ask that you will prepare the right customers each business needs, that they will pay the right amount and in full.  We thank you for all the bills you paid for in 2017, and pray that all the bills in 2018 will be paid in full. That you’ll provide the money when we need it to pay what we need to pay, that we will have enough money to pay taxes! We thank you for the profit we made in 2017, and pay that 2018 we will make double or triple that according to your will.  That you will guide us and provide us with the right knowledge and wisdom we need to make more money and that we can be abundantly blessed so we can bless others. We pray that you’ll amplify all of our marketing, we ask for you to put around us the right people we need just at the right time, that we will be able to learn from them or get the support we need from them Lord.  I pray that you will keep us accountable to show integrity, kindness, diligence and favor. Keep us humble, ever seeking you God. Thank you that we get to serve you in our businesses, may 2018 be a year for kingdom businesses to rise.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen. The post #45 – A PRAYER FOR YOUR BUSINESS appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/20188 minutes, 31 seconds
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#44 – BUILDING GOD-PROFIT IN OUR BUSINESSES

Who loves profit? We do! Imagine all the awesome things you can do in your business, with your family and for the Kingdom when you make it! How do we build God profit in our businesses?  1.Have the right mindset over our finances. Blessed to bless  We’re building businesses, making profit and building our empires so we can support our families, be rich in Gods blessings, and so we can bless others. If we’re to busy providing over taking time to spend with our families we’re doing it wrong. Make sure that your family has all it really needs, keep in the front of your minds that to bless your family you need to be with them and be present in the room.  Be open up to all that God has for you without you needing to be there! Blessed to bless others and being rich in God’s blessings means we don’t have to spend every waking hour working on our business. Like we’ve mentioned in the podcast before. Only do what God has asked you to do and bless your time with others and be a blessing, not a tired worn out, empty soul. God will provide the money you need out of that. Trust Him. In a physical sense, don’t feel bad about having that extra bit of money. You never know when God might ask you to give some of it away to bless others  Thank God for that extra money you do have, don’t waste it in Kmart!  2.Build our wisdom If we’re going to make more God profit, we need to get wise.  Proverbs 3:14 – 2414 Wisdom is worth more than silver; it brings more profit than gold. 15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you could want is equal to it. 16 With her right hand wisdom offers you a long life, and with her left hand she gives you riches and honor. 17 Wisdom will make your life pleasant and will bring you peace. 18 As a tree produces fruit, wisdom gives life to those who use it, and everyone who uses it will be happy. 19 The Lord made the earth, using his wisdom. He set the sky in place, using his understanding. 20 With his knowledge, he made springs flow into rivers and the clouds drop rain on the earth. 21 My child, hold on to wisdom and good sense. Don't let them out of your sight. 22 They will give you life and beauty like a necklace around your neck. 23Then you will go your way in safety, and you will not get hurt. 24 When you lie down, you won't be afraid; when you lie down, you will sleep in peace.  Ask God to show what it is you need to learn for the next stage of your business, it might not be more marketing, it might be something within yourself that you need to change or learn about.  Learn how to invest, never sit still in learning wisdom of how to make more profit. 3.Use the profit you make to keep building The example of the talents comes to mind with this point.  Matthew 25:14 – 3014 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.  16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money.  19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance.  But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ When we make profit and money in our businesses, don’t go and blow it all in Kmart or buying stuff you don’t need or that will go down in value and don’t do nothing with it either.  Set an amount into your budget that’s dedicated to multiplying. Whether it be putting into your marketing ad spend or into an investment portfolio. By gaining wisdom on where you can multiply your funds, put your extra funds in there to multiply. After all the more you have, the more you can bless others! God profit is different to normal profit. It’s used to bless not to take away! Have you have a chance to read our new issue of the CWIB digital magazine. There is an article in there about tips for saving money so you can put it into investments that are going to make you more. To have a read sign up through the home page and it will be delivered straight to your inbox. The post #44 – BUILDING GOD-PROFIT IN OUR BUSINESSES appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/201815 minutes, 46 seconds
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#43 – BUILDING SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY IN YOUR BUSINESS

We’re keeping with the theme of authority in your business from our last podcast… And want to give you some simple powerful tools for 2018 that will keep your head above water and authority over your business in 2018 so you can keep a sound mind and keep hold of your land. Before we get into the Word, we want to let you know that we’ve now completed our first intakes for the year! It was a huge success, thank You Jesus, and we look forward to encouraging and strengthening our new and current members throughout 2018. Our conference is just over 5 weeks away and we’re getting pumped up for it. Uniting women together in one room for our first birthday, what a treat and a blessing. For more info visit www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au then click CWIBCC18. How to build spiritual authority in your business:  Point 1 – Listen to God. Exodus 23:22  22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you. How do we listen to God? We spend time with Him, going through His word. You can’t afford not to listen to God, so don’t come up with excuses. God gives us enough time in the week if we’re smart with it. Choose to put that time aside and listen to what God’s telling you. A big lesson I personally learnt was at the end of 2017; we where moving houses, stressed, I wasn’t really paying attention to God, starting a blog of my own and doing all these extra things I thought I needed to do. God pulled me aside one day as I was complaining and said, I’ve given you enough time to do everything I need you to do. You’re making up the rest! If you didn’t do the rest of that stuff you’d have time for hubby and your health and fitness. At that moment the penny dropped. I had taken on all these extra unnecessary things that God hadn’t asked me to do because I wasn’t inline with Him, listening to Him and spending time with Him. I was busy being busy and distracted! After hearing that, I pulled myself back in. Got rid of all the stuff that God wasn’t telling me to do and focused on what He had told me to do. That resulted in more time with God, getting out and enjoying exercise and dedicating time to hubster. Listen to God, only do what He’s asking you to do. Things won’t grow if they’re not God’s will. Don’t waste your time on stuff that’s not working.  Then you’ll have the time to spend with God and He can fill you with enough time to spare. Point 2 — Remember Jesus has already won! John 16:33 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Remind yourself of that.  We’ve already won, so when things creep up that don’t seem right or you’re not sure where they’re coming from and you’ve got something big coming up in your business, remind the devil that Jesus has already won! Point 3 — Remember who gave you your business. Leviticus 26:6 6 “‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove wild beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. God will stand with you, He gives us peace that the enemy cannot take away.    Stand firm in the land of your business and speak this verse into it. God’s promises are bigger than the devil.  Point 4 — Don’t gloat when you’re enemies fall. Proverbs 24:17 17 “Do not gloat when your enemy falls;    when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,”We all have competition in the market place and as a Kingdom business it’s our job to show Jesus through it. When you see your competitor fall don’t gloat, this gives the enemy an open door to come in and start corrupting your way of thinking. Keep your heart, mind and business to be Kingdom focused and instead, pray blessings over your enemies and lift them up to Jesus. This doesn’t give the devil a foothold to stand on! Use these powerful tools in your business over 2018 and watch what God does.  Be ready to be blown away by God’s power.  Be blessed, stay cool! The post #43 – BUILDING SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY IN YOUR BUSINESS appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/201813 minutes, 59 seconds
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#42 – CONQUERING FEARS IN YOUR BUSINESS IN A GODLY WAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! This year we tell the devil, no not today!!!!  Our intakes are open for the first time this year!!!! WOOHOOO!!! So let's talk about how to conquer fears in a Godly way as you enter 2018!!!   1.Do it sacred! Have we got news for you! We did 2017 so scared!!! Like freakily scared, we may have looked brave and powerful on the outside but trust us from speaking at the launch day, to welcoming our first member, we did everything scared!!!! But we stepped out with confidence that if God wanted this to happen it would, we stepped of the edge of that cliff and God caught us! We have also had lots of members in our community be inspired by the spirit of doing it scared. You just have to; God needs you to take that step in faith and trust Him. Yes fears come up. Don’t give yourself time to question yourself and what you’re doing. You’ve heard of the phrase, “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”  That’s basically what you have to do.  2.Command the devil to kneel! Ephesians 6:16  16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Literally tell the devil, “No not today.” I love that song by Hillsong! You have the authority with god living in your to go and tell the devil where to go. You’re doing this business in 2018 whether he likes it or not and he doesn’t have any ground in your land to step on, he can’t even float in it. It’s your for the taking which God has given you.  Don’t let the devil into your land. It’s yours to sow goodness into, not his. 3.Spend more time with God  Matthew 6:33  33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 4.Focus on how you’re blessing others with what you’re doing, make it about them, not about you. 5.Build up slowly and steadily so you can support your business and your business can support you. You can keep up with growth.    Building God’s way is the smart way and His timing is perfect so trust that timing.    Do all you can and let God do the rest. Let’s Pray:    Lord we lift up 2018 to you, and all those fears, we commit them to you Lord and we tell the devil no not today, not this year! Fear is to leave right now in the name of Jesus and go to where God wants it to go and never to return. Give women courage to do things in their businesses when they feel scared Lord, give them God authority and God courage, God confidence.  This is not a year of fear, but a year of rising! Rising up to be all that you called us to be in our businesses. A year of new land being found, a year of planting, a year or sowing and taking authority over what is ours! We thank you for the opportunities that you bring before us, even if they scare us!  And we thank you for all the healing that is to come for the women going out their and facing their fears.  In your precious name Jesus, Amen!  Don’t forget intakes are open, don’t face this year alone. We invite you to join of movement of women in business, facing fears with God at our side! To find out more information about our membership visit www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au hit Join. Remember a portion of your investment goes towards kingdom missions and towards our discipleship programs, including our wonderful magazine that’s up for grabs!  We’re sharing the love of Jesus to women in business through words.  Have a blessed day! The post #42 – CONQUERING FEARS IN YOUR BUSINESS IN A GODLY WAY appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/31/201712 minutes, 49 seconds
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#41 CS6 – CELEBRATING JESUS — CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL

James 5:11  We consider those blessed who remained steadfast. The Message VersionTake the old prophets as your mentors. They put up with anything, went through everything, and never once quit, all the time honoring God. What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That’s because God cares, cares right down to the last detail. This year has been a pretty big year in the land of the spiritual realm across Australia.  Let us reassure you, it’s ok to stand up for the values in your business. God wants us to do that! Love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness. Galatians 5:22 2018 is going to be a year for Christians to rise to the occasion and standing steadfast for what we believe is going to be a big part of our roles as Christians.  Jesus came to us this day, not to condemn, but to free.  When I was preparing for this podcast today, I asked God what He would like me to talk about and Deuteronomy came to mind. Deuteronomy 1:21 21 See, the Lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” God give us territorial land in our businesses, which is ours to take hold of and calm authority over.  Just like when Moses was on his mission to claim the land that God had given him, we are on our mission to claim the land that God has given us.  Take this as a warning this year to remain steadfast, claim the land that God has given you and take authority over it. God wants and needs us to stand firm in our faith and rise up. Make 2018 your year and take authority throughout the land that God has given you. We are just a week away from our first intakes of 2018. These will happen in the first week of January! We’d love to invite you to be part of a community that is steadfast in God and in the Word throughout our businesses. Get your applications in this week if you can, we look forward to helping you align your business with God throughout 2018. Speak to you next year! The post #41 CS6 – CELEBRATING JESUS — CHRISTMAS DAY SPECIAL appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/24/20179 minutes, 28 seconds
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#40 HOW TO BUILD COMMUNITY IN YOUR BUSINESS

SJ was asked to speak at The Deborah Conference in November but instead God had different plans. And so SJ has turned her talk into a podcast.  Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Where was it and how did it make you feel? Society has taught us from a young age that if we don’t fit into our surroundings then we’re weird and don’t fit in at all. How times have changed.  There was the industrial age, which moved into Mass Production. Marketers tried to create products and sell them to the masses.Take a look at the different ages and how they were marketed: Industrial – Newspapers Industrial/Mass Production – Newspapers and Radios Mass Production – Radio/TV (few channels) Information – Radio/TV/AUSTAR Tribal Age – Radio/TV 100’s Channels/ YouTube/ Social Media.  Back in the Industrial/ Mass Production age of marketing to the masses they put people into 4 categories: Mass – Everyone Normal – Everyone who isn’t weird (“The Jones”) Weird – Everyone who isn’t normal (or who doesn’t just follow the masses) Rich – People who have a choice Because of the change in advertising, TV ads are no longer engaging and the masses on the 3 channels are now spread over hundreds of channels or on social media in their own group of weirdness. FB has created a culture of groups, communities and tribes. Marketing to the crowds has gone, now we must market to the weird.  For the record: The weird aren’t loners, they’re not alone. They are weird because they’ve gone from the comfort and efficiency of mass and instead they’re forming smaller groups, groups where weirdness is actually expected.  The key element of being weird is this: You insist in making a choice. In your business are you marketing to the masses or are you marketing to the weird? For your business to survive in todays world it’s important you learn how to stop marketing to the masses and create your own community of weird. At CWIB we’ve created a community that the “normal” might find weird but those who are in it find it normal. It’s not about marketing to the mass but marketing to your weird and that itself will build your community. Great example of this is a lady in our community who has a business that build horse carts. It’s a great business and has a great opportunity to build a community around of people who love horses and loves taking them to shows. We’ve also invited another lady from out community to come on the podcast and share what she is getting out of building a community that expresses her weird. Now we’re going to look into your business and work out your weird so you can make other people feel normal. Within your business, what is the weird about you and what you do? How can you embrace your weird to your market so when you share your message, other weird people understand you and can relate to your weirdness? What is it you can promote or share within your community that allows people to open up about their weirdness? Don’t try to be all things to all people in your business. Be something important to a few.  Have you heard? We’ve designed a conference on the 17th Feb that’s for women who love God and love business? We’d love to invite you to come and join in the fun! For more info, click this link.The post #40 HOW TO BUILD COMMUNITY IN YOUR BUSINESS appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/19/201730 minutes, 57 seconds
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#39 CS5 – CELEBRATING USING YOUR VOICE FOR GOD IN YOUR BUSINESS WITH BEK STRACHAN

This week we’re celebrating how awesome it is to have a voice and that through our businesses we can use our voices for good.  We have Bek, from Raw By Bek joins us for this podcast. Whoop Whoop!  As a community of women in business, we have great opportunities to bless the world and communities around us by speaking goodness into people. We want to encourage you not to be afraid to share your voice and bless people with your voice where you can. A good woman brings good things out of the good stored up in her heart. Luke 6:45 At CWIB we’ve been given so many opportunities to express goodness into people’s souls, some have been through our media channels and other times it’s been in unexpected ways. Bek & SJ talk through the different times God’s used them to be a blessings to someone’s life, when they’ve needed it the most through kind words, prayers or just being a listening ear. We know that running a kingdom business is more than making money. It’s about being in the right place at the right time where God needs you to be so we can fill others with God’s light. The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life… To be able to fill others, we need to make sure that we are filling up ourselves on a regular basis. Making sure we eat good foods, getting enough down time and learning to say no to things (the big scary word of “no” ), spending time with God and our families etc. You have an opportunity to influence goodness around you. In your business to your suppliers, your customers and through collaborations. Don’t be afraid to use the tool of your voice to share goodness! You don’t have to Bible bash or put the cross on your logo. Think how you might react to something that’s a difficult situation that shows the goodness of God or encourage someone around who is having a hard day. We thank God that’s He’s given us a voice and in our businesses we can do so much good with it. Embrace your voice, learn to love it and use it to bless others. Bek also shares with us in this podcast about her experience of being a member of CWIB (since the beginning) and how it’s helped her in her business.   Our first intakes for 2018 are opening very soon and we encourage you not to do business alone, but to come and join us in our membership so you can be connected with other like-minded women who love to help each other in their businesses. The post #39 CS5 – CELEBRATING USING YOUR VOICE FOR GOD IN YOUR BUSINESS WITH BEK STRACHAN appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/201735 minutes, 30 seconds
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#38 CS4 – CELEBRATING NEW FRIENDS IN BUSINESS

Building relationships is key in business, whether you’re building relationships with your clients, your staff or for collaborations, as a business owner you need to be great at making friends. We feel so blessed that we (with God) have created a platform where we can allow women to make friends with other like-minded women who are on a similar journey to use and get what it’s like to build a business with God at the center. We encourage you to learn about how to build relationships with others and to analyse the friends and community around you that you do have and workout who is building you up and keeping you wise and who are fools, who don’t have your best interest at heart. Bibles verses we cover in this podcast:  Proverbs 13:20 NIV  Walk with the wise and become wise,for a companion of fools suffers harm.  Proverbs 27:6 The wounds from a lover are worth it;kisses from an enemy do you in.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV Two are better than one,because they have a good return for their labor:10 If either of them falls down,one can help the other up.But pity anyone who fallsand has no one to help them up.11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.But how can one keep warm alone?12 Though one may be overpowered,two can defend themselves.A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. We encourage you to join our community or get involved with our Community Conference in Feb to learn how to build good heartfelt business relationships with people and strangers.  You never know where they might lead. The post #38 CS4 – CELEBRATING NEW FRIENDS IN BUSINESS appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/201719 minutes, 31 seconds
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#37 CS3 – CELEBRATING THE KINGDOM ECONOMY

Episode 3 of our celebratory series: Celebrating the Kingdom Economy – doing business the Kingdom way is different then doing business the earthly way.  It means we can be cheerful givers. We are a special part in the body of Christ, which means it’s our will to do business and it’s an honor to know that we get to do this special thing for God. We are able to have influence through communities whether it be local or international. We get to build God’s Kingdom literally through our businesses. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV  11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  The post #37 CS3 – CELEBRATING THE KINGDOM ECONOMY appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/201720 minutes, 39 seconds
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#36 CS2 – CELEBRATING THE GOOD TIMES IN BUSINESS

Welcome to Episode 2 of our celebratory series: Celebrating the Good Times in Business. God wants to bless you and your business; it’s ok for you to celebrate the good times as well as the bad times.  Bibles verses we share:  Luke 1:45 The Message  Blessed woman, who believed what God said,believed every word would come true!  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 The Message  Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.  2 Corinthians 9:8-11 The Message God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it, He throws caution to the winds,giving to the needy in reckless abandon.His right-living, right-giving waysnever run out, never wear out. This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God. Psalm 126:3 NIV  The Lord has done great things for us,and we are filled with joy. The post #36 CS2 – CELEBRATING THE GOOD TIMES IN BUSINESS appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/26/201716 minutes, 24 seconds
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#35 CS1 – CELEBRATING THE HARD TIMES IN BUSINESS

We’re doing a celebratory series over the next couple of months leading up to our birthday celebration (aka #CWIBCC18) because we feel we have so much to be thankful to God for and we want to celebrate. Each week we will be discussing a topic and adding some of God’s Word. We want to inspire and encourage you in your business walk.  If you have any questions about business that you would like us to discuss, send them to [email protected] so we can answer them for you.  Our first topic for this series is – Celebrating the hard times in business.  The bible verse we discuss in this episode:  James 1:3-13 from NIV and The Message. NIV: 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. 9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business. 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;[8:21]The Message: 3 You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. 4 So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. 5 If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it. 6 Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. 7 Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way, 8 adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. 9 When down-and-outers get a break, cheer! 10 And when the arrogant rich are brought down to size, cheer! Prosperity is as short-lived as a wildflower, so don't ever count on it. 11 You know that as soon as the sun rises, pouring down its scorching heat, the flower withers. Its petals wilt and, before you know it, that beautiful face is a barren stem. Well, that's a picture of the “prosperous life.” At the very moment everyone is looking on in admiration, it fades away to nothing. 12 Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life. 13 Don't let anyone under pressure to give in to evil say, “God is trying to trip me up.” God is impervious to evil, and puts evil in no one's way. Enjoy! To get your hands on a ticket to our Birthday Party and Conference Click Here >> The post #35 CS1 – CELEBRATING THE HARD TIMES IN BUSINESS appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/201724 minutes, 19 seconds
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#34 How God Supplies Money In Your Business In Small Unexpected Ways

In this week’s podcast learn how God supplies money in your business out of the small unexpected ways…2 Kings 4The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbours for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.” We want to encourage you today if your business is doing it a little tough, God will provide for you…If you’re in debt and the creditors are knocking at the door, ask God to show you what you have around the house that you can make money with and give thanks for it, ask God to multiply what you have. Use that money to pay off your bills and your debt.The really cool thing about this message is at the end, Elisha told her to sell the oil, pay off her debts. You and your sons can live on what’s left. God provided all that they needed and more!And He can do the same for you, all you need to do is ask Him and then take some action.The post #34 How God Supplies Money In Your Business In Small Unexpected Ways appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/20177 minutes, 1 second
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#33 Is It Ok For Christian Businesses To Make A Profit?

We completed a survey to find out what you wanted to learn about next year on the podcast and one of our beautiful ladies sent in a great question that we wanted to answer for you in this podcast.It seems that the secular world has a generalised perception that Christian organisations/ministries should not be making profit. In practical terms, marketing communication efforts (outreach initiatives) and investments may turn off seekers with the perception.How do we balance this perception with being comfortable making profit and reaping monetary rewards?We hope you enjoy this podcast and here are some of SJ's notes to answer this question.Yes, there is that perception out there, let's look at why…Ministries have gone into countries and done things for free for peopleYou have big charities like the Red Cross who provide help for freeChurches also offer to help people for freePeople have been trained because of this that all Christian organisations do things for free and now expect it.Let me reassure you that doesn't have to be the case.I've personally chosen CWIB to be a business and not a charity or not for profit so we can show by example that it's ok to be a Christian organisation and make a profit and what good we can do with being a profitable business.We want to be an example for Christian women to go out there and make money and it's ok. Jesus leads by example and we want to do that too.I've personally faced a lot of criticism for charging for our membership. People have asked why it isn't for free and it's because of a few reasons.People have been trained to not value things that are for free. They only value stuff they pay for.It's allowed us to grow. When I doubled the monthly membership it was through faith and being obedient to God's instruction. People baulked at me when I did it. But I was obedient to God and it was a huge step in faith. When I did it and followed God's instructions we had one of our biggest intakes! That now leads to us being able to put more money into our marketing and reaching more people, awesome!We're able to have a blessing fund, where we can bless people out on the front line or people who are doing it hard. A portion of our memberships goes to charities, Kiva and if we feel led to bless someone.This is the most important one! 1 Timothy 5:8 8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.I encourage you ladies, to keep going and keep up you're great work! You're doing a fantastic job!So what's happened for us whenever we've been obedient to GodWe've made more profitWe've grownWe're able to keep growingThe post #33 Is It Ok For Christian Businesses To Make A Profit? appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/201728 minutes, 25 seconds
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#32 Week 4 – Fun and Family Before Your God-filled Business

Our intakes have now closed for this year. To be the first to hear when our intakes open again in the new year… << Click Here >>Otherwise we are getting ready for our first CWIB Community Conference on Saturday 11th Feb 2018. Our early bird rates expire on 11th November 2017 so get in before the price goes up!<< Click Here >>This is the last week of our miniseries of finding your bearings of your business before you start planning for your year ahead.If you haven’t seen the 3 weeks before this, make sure you go through them and answer call the questions we’ve given you.We’ve gone through:Week 1 – AchievementsWeek 2 – Mistakes and GratefulnessWeek 3 – Faith and Finance.Now we’re on week 4 – the best part of our lives – Family and Fun.12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 There is a time for everything,    and a season for every activity under the heavens:2     a time to be born and a time to die,    a time to plant and a time to uproot,3     a time to kill and a time to heal,    a time to tear down and a time to build,4     a time to weep and a time to laugh,    a time to mourn and a time to dance,5     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,6     a time to search and a time to give up,    a time to keep and a time to throw away,7     a time to tear and a time to mend,    a time to be silent and a time to speak,8     a time to love and a time to hate,    a time for war and a time for peace.Ecclesiastes 3:1-8God show’s us in these verses that, yes it’s important to work hard in our businesses, but it’s just as important to rest and have fun with our family and friends.What did you do for fun this year?How did you spend time with your family?What have you done that brings refreshment to your soul?Putting all the questions together of what we’ve asked you over these past 4 weeks, should now create a picture of where you are in your business and where you are on your map.We all have different maps and each ones are important, no matter how they look.The ups and downs everyone goes through them and every business goes through them.Now you can start planning where you want to go moving forward.Don’t let fear stop you beautiful.You can do the full workshop with the Academy section of the CWIB Membership, which will continue on, take you more in depth and help you create your plan for moving forward.For more information about that and to apply to become a member for our next intake Click Here >>We pray that God will guide you for your year ahead beautiful and the more you dive into you’re planning the more God will show you and give you the best plan for your year ahead.Keep being awesome and let’s set some goals for the year ahead.The post #32 Week 4 – Fun and Family Before Your God-filled Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/201715 minutes, 46 seconds
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#31 Faith and Finance in Your Business – Planning Your 2018

Our intakes have now closed for this year. To be the first to hear when our intakes open again in the new year… << Click Here >>Otherwise we are getting ready for our first CWIB Community Conference on Saturday 11th Feb 2018. Our early bird rates expire on 11th November 2017 so get in before the price goes up!<< Click Here >>Faith is a big factor to all of our businesses.  If it isn’t then it should be! If you hadn’t already guest, faith and finances go hand in hand.We’re doing a miniseries on helping you find the location of your business so you can see how far you’ve come through this year to then plan for the year ahead.This week, we’re talking all about faith in your business.Each week we have some homework for you to complete before you move onto the following week. If you missed last week’s click here.First off we’re going to look at Faith in your business.25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;    fix your gaze directly before you.26 Give careful thought to the[a] paths for your feet    and be steadfast in all your ways.Proverbs 4:2521 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,    preserve sound judgment and discretion;22 they will be life for you,    an ornament to grace your neck.23 Then you will go on your way in safety,    and your foot will not stumble.24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;    when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.25 Have no fear of sudden disaster    or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,26 for the Lord will be at your side    and will keep your foot from being snared.Proverbs 3:21-26Looking back throughout this year, it’s awesome to see how God has worked in our businesses when we couldn’t see it at the time. We could have been going through something really hard in our businesses, we could have been going through financial stresses or family stress and we’re on our knees asking God what the hell is going on. We don’t have God vision goggles but once we’re out of the storm you can look back and see how God has worked His goodness.Questions for this week:What bible verses did God show you?What words did He give you for your year?What storms did you God through and how did God get you through it?God tells us to constantly seek wisdom, even when it really hurts (Proverbs 4:7).He’s more interested than your character then your success.How are you going to grow that wisdom muscle if you don’t put it under any pressure?14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a]and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money.19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’Matthew 25:14-30Next we’re going to talk about your finances.Money is the water flow of our business and without it we can water the seeds in our businesses to help make it grow.If it’s a dry riverbed, everything is going to dry out and you won’t have a business.It doesn’t matter how much money your business is making right now (we’re not doing this to condemn you). We can change things so you can make more money. What matters is how honest you’re being with yourself about what money you are making and not sticking your head in the sand.Once you know where your finances stand, you can be strategic with the year to come.Homework questions for you:This last year, how much money did your business make? (All together before expenses)What was your average monthly income? (Before expenses)What your expense totals monthly and annually?What was your average monthly profit minus expenses?What was your annual profit minus expenses?These are some really simple questions, but important ones for you to know.Be honest, the numbers don’t lie.The post #31 Faith and Finance in Your Business – Planning Your 2018 appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/22/201713 minutes, 58 seconds
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#30 Week 2 – Mistakes and Gratefulness in Your Business – Planning Your Year Ahead

Our intakes have now closed for this year. To be the first to hear when our intakes open again in the new year… << Click Here >>Otherwise we are getting ready for our first CWIB Community Conference on Saturday 11th Feb 2018. Our early bird rates expire on 11th November 2017 so get in before the price goes up!<< Click Here >>Welcome to week 2 of our mini-series of helping you find your location in your business so you can start planning for the year ahead!Last week we spoke about your achievements, if you haven’t seen that podcast yet you can have a listen by clicking here.Now we are going to move onto a more confronting topic. What mistakes you have made throughout your past year.We’re not going to make you feel bad or is this a section to self-sabotage. This exercise is for you to learn and acknowledge what you need to implement moving forward.Questions for you to answer this week:Write down your 3 biggest mistakes you made this year.After each mistake you write down answer these questions under them…What you learnt from the mistake?What can you do to avoid it from happening again?Once you’ve completed this exercise we’re going to put a spin on things. What are you thankful for to God for what’s happened this year?You may have had lots of achievements and made lots of mistakes. But what are you grateful for to God?Some examples might be… New clients, new connections, wisdom.Write down all the things you are thankful for then go through each one and give praise to God for them happening.Gratefulness changes our prospective on a situation and enables us to see the good in the bad.The post #30 Week 2 – Mistakes and Gratefulness in Your Business – Planning Your Year Ahead appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/201713 minutes, 36 seconds
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#29 Planning Your 2018 – Finding Your Bearings

Our intakes are open, if you want to become a member of the Christian Women in Business Community, head over to this link for more information: https://www.christianwomeninbusiness.com.au/become-a-member/This week is the start of a four-part series, we have SJ to talk to us about early preparations for next year.We'll start this off with the word:Show me your ways Lord, teach me your path;Guide me in Your truth and teach me;For You are my savior and my hope is in You all day long.Psalms 25:4Many things may have happened in your business this year. It's time to get you back, navigate, find your bearings and get ready to move forwards in your business in 2018.At the end of each of the videos in this series, we're going to give you a homework which will help you navigate where you are now in order to move forward.For this week, let's answer these questions:What things have you achieved both in business and your personal life this year?What mistakes have you made? What did you learn? How are you going to implement this lesson in the future?What are you thankful for that He has done for you?Take some time to ponder over these questions and they will help you find your bearings and navigate your way through your path.Next week, we're going to talk about faith. See you then!The post #29 Planning Your 2018 – Finding Your Bearings appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/201717 minutes, 10 seconds
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#28 5 Lessons I’ve Learnt Since Founding CWIB

This week our intakes are open which is awesome!!!! Looking forward to welcoming all our new members, don’t worry it’s not too late if you would like to become a member get your applications in today!Now there was a famine in the land–besides the previous famine in Abraham's time–and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar.The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live.Genesis 26:1-2Listen to the Lord. Has he given you a word about what kind of business is He asking you to sow in? And if you're feeling scared and discouraged, basically, He's saying don't worry. If you're obedient and trusting in what God wants you to do, He's going to look after you.5 lessons I’ve learnt since founding CWIB.People are going to dislike you and be offended by you, no matter what you do. You have to not care what people think and go for it anyway. Being obedient to God is more important than pleasing man.If God give you a strategy for your marketing and business model – Go for it. Don’t be swayed by other people’s sparkly ideas, or people telling you how to run your business. Stick to your gut and what God has shown you. It’s ok to listen but, think over stuff, analyse if you think things need changing and make your own decision. Above listen to God’s leading.Don’t be afraid to do silly things and to put yourself out there. People love uniqueness and to interact with your brand.Build relationships – they’re priceless.Set boundaries – start implementing boundaries on yourself. This allows you to better manage your time, and have time for other important things in life.Something to apply to your business today – Spend some time and write out what you’ve learnt so far this year and write them in the comments section below.Looking back and reflecting is so important and we can all learn from someone.The post #28 5 Lessons I’ve Learnt Since Founding CWIB appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/201744 minutes, 24 seconds
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#27 Marketing For Small Businesses with Mara Roberts

Our intakes are open for the membership on the first week of October so if you haven’t already done so, get your applications in today we’d love to invite you to become a member of CWIB.If you haven’t already done so go check out our awesome brand new digital magazine for CWIB. Sign up to have them go straight to your inbox.Our Early Bird tickets are available for our First CWIB community conference, we have partnered with The Deborah Conference to give you a business conference combo special.The Deborah Conference will be 11th Nov 2017 in Brisbane the CWIBCC2018 will be on Saturday 17th Feb 2018 on the Gold Coast.Mara is a business and marketing expert with 10 years of international experience. She lives her passion by delivering done-for-you services for business owners as well contributing to causes she believes in through strategic consulting. Her ability to draw out the best in the people and identify opportunities means that her community thrives beyond the ‘bottom line'.Tell Your StoryMara moved to Australia 8 years ago from South Africa. Growing up in a household with an entrepreneur mum, it's always been her dream to own a business. Marketing, however, was not really intended, she knew she liked business but wanted to steer as far as possible from accounting so she picked Marketing. Moving to Australia, she did Marketing work for clients on the side while still holding a main career. Then she realized two things: 1. it was not making as big an impact as her main career and 2. the reason these smaller campaigns was not working was because she didn't push back as much as she should and give her clients options to improve their marketing.This was when she decided to do consulting full-time and really grow in her confidence to realize that the skills and gifts that she had – yes, she studied – but more importantly, that they were gifts from the Lord and realize that she can have the confidence to say what God was putting in her heart for businesses and helping them draw out the best for their business.Her business took off just as the right moment, she had a baby and it gave her the necessary motivation to really start her own business and work from home. Now her husband is also working from home and it can't have been more perfect for their family. There's just so much benefit for a child, so many life lessons they learn from both parents staying at home.Your tops 5 tips on small business marketing:Start with the end in mind – Look at your end goal and then decide what marketing will be bet suited to get you there.Don’t be stingy with your efforts – Go all out with all the marketing you do and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.Be diligent with what you have – remarketing to leads you’ve already paid for, see how you can re-sell to your customers. Don’t waste a good lead.Own your own marketing platform – Don’t rely on a Facebook page or a third party provider like Wix to build your business on. Build your own so then you never loose anything,Data is everything – Don’t guess what marketing is or isn’t working, instead spend sometime each month to go through what’s working in your marketing and focus on that.Your bible verse for this season and why.Mara is quite sentimental when it comes to her Bible verses because the Lord has spoken to her in so many of them. God's been right alongside her in pretty rough seasons in her life and to Mara, this verse is all about letting God who is Mighty In Battle into our hearts so he can win the victory for us. 7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors,    that the King of glory may come in.8 Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty,    the Lord mighty in battle.9 Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors,    that the King of glory may come in.10 Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty—    he is the King of glory.– Psalm 24: 7-10Whenever I read this verse, it shifts my focus from myself onto the Lord and The King of Glory, The Lord Mighty in Battle and it's just about dropping my woes and my burdens and just making sure that my heart is open and allowing myself to take a deep breath and let The Lord come in and direct my life from that place.Mara Robertswhere to find Mara Website The post #27 Marketing For Small Businesses with Mara Roberts appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/201728 minutes, 40 seconds
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#26 Business Women in the Bible with Deneen TB

If you haven’t already done so go check out our awesome brand new digital magazine for CWIB. Sign up to have them go straight to your inbox.Our Early Bird tickets are available for our First CWIB community conference, we have partnered with The Deborah Conference to give you a business conference combo special.The Deborah Conference will be 11th Nov 2017 in Brisbane the CWIBCC2018 will be on Saturday 17th Feb 2018 on the Gold Coast.Deneen Troupe-Buitrago, is a Motivational Keynote Speaker; Trainer relieving the guilt from Faith-based Businesswomen by Linking Faith & Business. Her organization is called Grow From Your Overflow, LLC. She is a Development Strategist that connects you to Professional, Personal, and Spiritual growth opportunities through Speaking, Workshops, Online Courses, plus, one-on-one consulting and coaching. Some areas of expertise include Developing Goals, Writing Action Steps and Time Management as well as personal areas such as Developing New Habits, Procrastination and Presentation Skills. She weaves everything she does with Faith and has created the Personalized Faith Plan for your success in Faith Business.Her background in Education mixed with her experience in Drama gives her a unique Speaking style that is truly a ‘hands-on’ experience. By linking all of it to her Faith, she has combined all the best parts of her life to give back and serving others.Her StoryHaving been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis added a layer of challenge in doing the things she was passionate about. After quitting a teaching job after just two weeks, she cried out to God and His answer was go into the direct selling business. She didn't she waited months before finally heeding God's word.This started her on the path she is now, the things she learned in the direct selling business of selling to women and working with other business women from all walks of life. This experience opened her heart to women and discovered that she really liked working with women. That, coupled with her passion to teach was what God wanted for her all along – to work with business women, to listen to their hearts, to ease their guilt based on their own view of how a Christian woman should be in the world of business. Deneen helps women see that while you're serving in your Christian community, your business can also be your service to God.Business Women in the BibleDeneen has also been doing research on 11 women in the Bible plus the Proverbs 31 woman and in this podcast, we go over some amazing women from the bible:Each woman has a principle in their business and that's where we are focusing on today.Eve – God has a plan for my business. She didn't have a mentor, mother etc. She had to directly work with Adam and God. She was designed to come along and help and work with Adam. It's not about doing work separate of God's purpose for you, it's doing your work because you are called to do it.Esther – Step up and do what He wants us to be. Under threat, she does not make plans on her own or make a to-do list, she leads her people to prayer and goes to God and asks “what do we do?” Then she serves a banquet and works on the King's curiosity allowing her people the chance to protect themselves against the edict that means death to them. Esther's story teaches us how to be royalty in the market place, to be who we are – we are God's royal Kings and Priests (1 Peter). Being true to who we are in the market place allows us to do things in alignment with God's purpose for us being in here in the first place.Lydia – It’s ok to make money. When Paul meets her, she was already a believer. At the time, there were not enough men to build a synagogue, so she was down by the river working while also worshiping with other women – combining her work and her faith. When Paul came along, she invites him to her home and the church actually starts from her home. She never apologized for making money and for being in business – because she was in business, because she earned money and had a big enough house – it allowed many others to be saved.Priscilla – The importance of supportive relationships. She and her husband were partners with Paul, they made tents and she appears to be the relationship building type based on how Paul refers to her often in the Bible. In business, it is important to build these kinds of relationships, be friends with other like-minded individuals, share your story and give and receive support. We see this constantly with Priscilla, she moved from town to town, speaking about God and mentoring. Her story also reminds us that although as a Christian woman in business, we may be pursuing our passions and building relationships, to remember that relationships with family and our husbands are just as important. Bring them into our business lives, they don't have to be business partners, still, we should be united as a couple and strive to be closer together like Priscilla and Aquila instead of being driven apart.More on Deneen's New BookDeneen have now released her book and you can grab yours from Deneen's website >> or Amazon >> if you'd like to read it on Kindle.Deneen Troupe-Buitragowhere to find Deneen Website Linkedin Facebook Instagram The post #26 Business Women in the Bible with Deneen TB appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/17/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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#25 Running a DIY Business with Sharon Hankins

If you haven’t already done so go check out our awesome brand new digital magazine for CWIB. Sign up to have them go straight to your inbox.Our Early Bird tickets are available for our First CWIB community conference, we have partnered with The Deborah Conference to give you a business conference combo special.The Deborah Conference will be 11th Nov 2017 in Brisbane the CWIBCC2018 will be on Saturday 17th Feb 2018 on the Gold Coast.About SharonSharon is a furniture painter & restorer who loves to upcycle and repurpose old neglected pieces and bring them back to life again. Her blog was created for thrifty DIYers and home renovators to encourage them to make transformations in their own homes, with educational tutorials, tips and inspirational makeovers. As a mother of four teens, and wife to a busy self-employed audio/video guy.Tell Your StoryHaving an Aunt who does the same thing, she thought about trying her hand at restoration about 6 or 7 years ago on bedside tables which she decided to repaint, distress, and basically made them new again. This birthed a truly rewarding hobby which eventually evolved into an entire business that involves, retailing paint lines, selling other DIY products to publishing Youtube videos, posting on social media and blogging about her projects to encourage people to bring the old and neglected back into a place of honour in their home again.In one of her many trips to the recycle center, she started to ponder about what she was doing – these broken down pieces she was collecting were things that people have left in the dumps, they are discarded and been kicked to the curb. She takes them, strips the back, repaints them, makes them new and beautiful again. Right at this moment, God spoke to her heart and said “Sharon, that's what I wanna do with people”. So many people are hurt, have no hope, they're ready to give up but she knows that God was showing her that in the same way that she was restoring unwanted pieces of furniture, He wants to restore every person He has created, no matter where they've been or what they've done. If we allow Him to, He'll strip back those layers of hurt, unforgiveness, lack – because He sees enormous potential in each and every one of us.I really felt like He just wants to restore people – fully restored. So that we as Christians can be brought back to a place of honour in His house and bring glory to Him, living out his ultimate and beautiful plan for our lives.In the months after this revelation and she continued doing these furniture, Sharon has been able to help people, women, and see so many relationships restored – people picking up the pieces of their lives because she's taken the time to listen and encourage them and show them that there is hope.5 Tips on your CraftLearn as much as you can about DIY and your creative space so you can master your craft.Experiment with different paints and products and do research with what works with your style.Find your unique style and be creative with that because clients will be draw to your “look”.Do some research so you can work out multiple income streams for your business.Connect with peers in your industry and build relationships so they can help you.How do you incorporate God into your business?Sharon constantly talks to God, about everything, her marriage, her kids, her business and everything. There are several aspects to her business, there's social media and blogging, etc., but when she gets to do what she loves and seeing it come to life is the best time for her to have a conversation with our Creator.Another opportunity she highlights where she enjoys a true connection to God is during her workshops. She'll have a few ladies and in these groups, it's great to chat and get to know people. During tea breaks, they'd sit around a table and the conversations start turning into deeper things and the Holy Spirit just starts to trickle down like a light drizzle in the middle of these conversations which is just awesome.Your bible verse for this season and why.Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Philippians 4:8This came up about three times in one day, just at the beginning of this week. So many times in our business, our minds start to wander into worst case scenarios – because of a negative feedback or haters on social media who give you a hard time. One negative drives us to question everything that we do. Is what they say true? Fix our thoughts in what is true, honorable, pure, lovely, right. What are we thinking as we run our business day to day? Are they excellent and worthy of praise? If they are not, throw them in the bin, toss them out! Fill your mind with goodness. Sharon Hankinswhere to find Sharon Website Pinterest Facebook Instagram The post #25 Running a DIY Business with Sharon Hankins appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/201736 minutes, 43 seconds
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#24 Spreading Kindness Through Business With Carrie Grace

Carrie Gracie is a believer of tossing kindness around like confetti. Tell Your StoryBefore The Kindness Box, she started another business where she sold hair bows. As a teacher, she was around children a lot and she did this as a hobby. A lot of women started coming to her site and so she added more products. This eventually evolved into TheKindnessBox as it is today. In the last 4 years however, she's been on more speaking engagements about kindness – in the business, workplace and collage campuses. She shares a lot of her story and how to cultivate more kindness to go around. Carrie's fulfilling journey involves being part of someone else's story – their celebrations and happiness, their sadness, their coping with sickness – making what she does even more worthwhile. 5 Tips on your Craft 1. Take the step even when you’re not ready2. Reach out to people when you’re starting and as questions3. Figure out how you can scale your business so you can keep moving forward4. Having a mastermind or community around you so you are supported.5. Don’t be afraid of putting yourself out there and putting collaborations together. How do you incorporate God into your business?She never intended to have a business, stepping into speaking, this was not her career path. God is the lamp post and guiding force. Sharing with other people, her business, and her personal life – everything that she's doing – is driven by her relationship with God.Your bible verse for this season and why.Be still and know that I am God. – Psalm 46:10Carrie tends to be a doer so this is a helpful reminder to be still and know that God is always bigger than us. It's good to refocus and be grateful and remind ourselves that He is The Rock.Carrie GraceWhere people can find her Instagram Her Website The post #24 Spreading Kindness Through Business With Carrie Grace appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/3/201725 minutes, 51 seconds
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#23 Financial Planning, Wall Paper and Learning Through Mistakes in Business

The beautiful lady we are interviewing today has an eye for interior décor and wallpaper, and at a very young age is now a leading lady in her industry helping home owners bring something a little bit different to their homes with the unique beautiful wallpapers she has on offer in her store at Manolo Walls.Tell us your storyNelli Pavlenko always knew she wanted to be a business owner and that being an entrepreneur was one the callings that God put on her heart. She chose not go to college but to work and build relationships in her respective field. She prayed for an idea for a business that she would enjoy and that God would be able to use in order to reach the nations. After seven years of prayer the name for the first business that started it all came thru a Trip Lee song “Manolo” at the Winter Jam concert in Portland OR. She didn’t know what it was going to be used for but she knew that was the name. A few months later the idea for a wallpaper store came via one of the Property Brothers episodes where they did an accent wall and used wallpaper instead of paint. After some extensive research she decided to open a wallpaper store in Portland OR. The way it all came together was a miracle in itself. Everything came about smoothly; God provided the right contacts, retail space and finances. Manolo Walls is a miracle business orchestrated by God. I cannot take any credit for what he is doing with the business. I just show up and work!Thru this first step of faith God has blessed us with another business and we have two more in the works for next year.5 Tips on your CraftFind someone whose out of your area but in your industry as a mentor to help when you’re starting out.Allow room for mistakes, because you’re going to make them and that’s ok.Be prudent with your finances: make sure someone is bringing in the money in your family or make sure you have 2 years worth of savings lined up so you’re not threading over finances while you’re starting off.Research the industry.Connected with the right people to network with. Make sure people know you’re out there and know that you need people around you.How do you incorporate God into your businessSince starting the business, I've gotten closer to God. Daily, I listen to worship music in my showroom. I walk around praying over my business. Doing this first thing in the morning, inviting God, things just flow right.Your bible verse for this season11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11 Nelli Pavlenkowhere you can find her Instagram Her Website The post #23 Financial Planning, Wall Paper and Learning Through Mistakes in Business appeared first on Christian Women in Business. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.