In this episode, Marlena shares a bit about her journey as an entrepreneur and finding her way into a very underserved market. She also shares about her lessons in learning to trust God and follow His leading. Sometimes we think we know better, but God always has big plans for us, and great things will happen when we lean in to our calling.
Marlena tells us a bit about what it was like to leave her 9-5 job to go full time as an author, including some of the prep and mindset shifts that had to happen for the transition to be successful.
Let’s be honest, we all struggle with listening to God’s leanings and not just going on our own merry way thinking we know best. Today’s episode will inspire you to open your heart and mind to God’s plans so that you can find your calling, serve the right people, and be fulfilled in the work you’re doing.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
For the quick, down-and-dirty details, check out these highlights:
1:04 - Marlena’s journey as an entrepreneur
4:48 - All about Big Idea Food
8:51 - Listening to God and knowing you already have everything you need to get started
16:33 - Quitting the 9-5 grind
21:30 - Expanding your business offerings
Marlena Banks is a creator of faith-based resources that help forward-thinking Christian entrepreneurs execute their God-given big ideas. Her book, Big Idea Food, is a weekly devotional that serves up dope, biblical insights specifically designed to nourish entrepreneurs along their journey in business. Her ultimate mission is to elevate the influence of more creators of faith so that, together, we can positively impact our world at the level God intended.
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