If you’re new here, welcome!
My name is Crystal, and I transitioned from a Mechanical Engineer in Corporate America to a Christian Entrepreneur.
God has used me to share my gifts and talents online by use of social media and technology through building various brands and businesses in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
I never wanted to become an entrepreneur, but God had other plans.
So, if you’re reading this blog post thinking that entrepreneurship is not for you – it might not be.
However, if God has called you to build your own brand and business – DO IT! You’ll never know what’s on the other side of your obedience until you trust God and do what He tells you.
Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.
Entrepreneurship is for leaders and those with resilient spirits.
Entrepreneurship is one of the hardest lanes you will ever walk down (this coming from an Engineer), but I’m grateful and thankful to God for His leadership in my life, and for transitioning me out of a place He no longer wanted me in.
I’ve created and built a lot of brands and businesses over the years that have helped me grow as a leader, CEO, Business Coach, and Entrepreneur.
So, with that being said, let’s talk about some of the key ingredients needed for your success.
I am a big proponent of authenticity. Authenticity in leadership, and authenticity in brand and business building is important.
As great as social media is it unfortunately has created a lot of copies.
I don’t want you to copy me, and I don’t want you to copy anyone else because you matter, your ideas are unique to your calling, and God wants to use your unique giftings and skill sets.
Nobody wants a knock off, so knock it off if you’re copying other people!
I’m a Christian, so everything I do is centered around what God has called me to do, birthed by having a real and authentic relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ.
If this is your first time authenticating yourself through this realization and self-reflection, this will be the best advice I can give you.
My brand and business ideas came from God, and so did their success. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you get caught up in the rabbit race of starting something God didn’t give you, you’ll find yourself in an arena with no peace.
It is the power and peace of God that keeps me passionately pursuing purpose.
When you partner with God to start or build anything, peace will follow.
Even when you run into trouble, God will defend you and give you the peace of mind and clarity needed to run your race.
Some businesses of mine were created simply to learn from, and others were created to stand the test of time.
If you are called to be an entrepreneur, you should know the reason why you got started and why you should keep going.
📍Research & Learn
With every new journey comes a research phase.
Research what it is God has called you to do. This is very important!
For a lot of new entrepreneurs, sometimes the temptation of “getting rich quick” leads people astray. As a Coach for female leaders who are passionate about pursuing purpose, I find that unfortunately, with all the technological advances made for this generation, a lot of people don’t like to research.
If that happens to be you, I want to caution you about this. If you are not willing to research the field or path God has called you to, you will not be successful.
Because God is all about stewardship.
If God cannot trust you in the beginning stages of your journey to do your due diligence when it comes to investing in your future, learning from books, and receiving guidance from courses and coaches, then why should He bless you?
As children of God, we must learn to be good stewards over what God has called us to do.
Coming from Corporate America, I knew a lot about solving problems, managing operations, and leading teams, but I had a lot to learn about entrepreneurship.
I had to invest in myself, learn, research, and vigorously study the lane God was calling me into next. Please do the same. It will save you a lot of time and money.
When you choose to enter into something new without doing proper research (like learning from others with pertinent skills), it will cost you.
If you are a Christian, I want to encourage you to partner with Christian Coaches and Mentors. The Bible tells us not to walk in the counsel of the ungodly in order to experience a blessed life (Psalms 1).
Partner with men and women who have the kind of character, morals, and integrity you want to stand on.
📍Walk it Out
Once you’ve received a word from God to become an entrepreneur (because it is a calling), it’s now time for you to walk it out! This is the fun/not so fun part…lol.
As a Christian, walking by faith is my lifestyle.
Trusting in God and walking out my faith is a daily choice and decision (as led by God’s Holy Spirit). If you are a Christian, I want to encourage you to do the same.
If you’re struggling with hearing the voice of God, I want to encourage you to listen to episodes from my Podcast Show, “The Modern Day P31 Woman.” It will bless you.
If you’re needing practical steps to move forward with your God-given assignment in the areas of brand and business building, click the button below to purchase my eBook!
📍Consistency is a Lifestyle
Consistency is not something you do, it’s someone you become.
Learning how to be obedient and trust God in your daily life will help you reap the success from your life He promised you.
Most new entrepreneurs lack clarity, and therefore have trouble being consistent.
I consistently show up for my calling because:
- I’m ordained to do so by God.
- I received a word from God over my life that instructed me what path(s) to take in the lane of entrepreneurship.
- I have a devotional life with God that involves prayer, Bible study, and fasting.
- I surround myself online and in person with other Christian entrepreneurs who have strong faith in God and in God’s promises.
What I’m really saying here is that I’m intentional, and I want to encourage you to be the same.
Be intentional with your purpose.
You can’t reap success if you don’t sow (wisely).
I want to encourage you to stand firm on the promises of God over your life and career.
Trust God in all that you do, and He will make straight your path (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I pray this post encourages you to walk out your God-given assignment, in purpose, by faith.– Crystal Ngumezi | CEO, Founder | Proverbs 31 Women’s Organization