⛔️ ⚠️ Unpopular opinion alert! ☢️ This episode might be touchy for you, but I believe it needs to be addressed (and the Holy Spirit told me to 😉
When I started my network marketing side hustle in 2010, I remember how empowering it felt to say I was a business owner. Being the proud person I was, I brought it up in every conversation I could. It usually sounded something like, “Now that I own my own business, I’m just working this job as I build my million dollar empire!”
Around that time, I recall the mantras in my business were things like:
Find your tribe and love them hard!
Go make it happen!
Run with the big dogs!
If it is to be, it’s up to me!
(who are these “big dogs” we’re supposed to run with, anyway? And does anyone really like to be called a big dog?)
Because I was “all in” for “rocking it to the top,” I bought into these words, the sentiment and the approach to business they suggest, for a long time.
But let me tell you ’bout my Jesus.
The fateful day I woke up and thought, “this is NOT what I thought success would be like!” with my outward, measurable success yet inward emptiness, He met me face down on the berber carpet. And with His invitation to salvation, everything changed (2 Corinthians 5:17). It changed the way I viewed business, the way I did business, and my vocabulary.
Now those mantras and words bug me. Truthfully, they make me want to 🤮. And I realize that’s an unpopular opinion in the world’s roar of “girl power” and all that. Because us ambitious and high-achieving women are supposed to embrace being strong and powerful go-getters, right?
But my take is that noise is meant to distract us from full surrender to Jesus, and turn our focus to what we can do in our own power. It’s counter-cultural to rely on Him, to only let Him define and direct us, and to be obedient with our disciplined action. And that will look unpopular to the world.
Yet counter-cultural is what we’re commissioned to be. We are to be in the world but not of it. Because we are citizens of heaven (Philippians 3:20), so we operate in His strength and power.
As your coach, I’m here to hold you accountable for your surrender and obedience to the Lord in your business. So that’s why I share this unpopular opinion with you. You don’t have to agree with me – I still love you no matter what – yet I hope it gives you a new perspective of the world’s noise.
Tune into this week’s episode to find out why I have the unpopular opinion that “Boss Mom” bugs me! And when you share it with a friend (because you’ll want to 😉), tag me.
These scriptures were discussed today’s episode – I encourage you to read and study them for yourself:
2 Corinthians 5:17
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Episode 199: https://erinharrigan.com/trusting-your-own-understanding-is-a-myth-ep-199/
Armor of God Series, August 2022, Episodes 158-162
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