Serve Your Way To Your Dream LIFE!!
It's been said, in my favorite book, in Luke 6:38, "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
More and more I am seeing this passage play out in my life.
I have always been a giver, but lately I have been watching very closely where I give my time, my energy, my money and my talents.
Because I have learned that it's so important to give or "sow" into good ground. Meaning, where you give you should be expecting a return on your giving.
We have been so conditioned to take what we can get... To minimize our gifts and talents... To shut up and do what's "right". We've go to show EVERYBODY how much we appreciate them by giving and giving and giving. Even if it's killing us. Literally killing us.. Mind, Body and Soul!
I'm proud to say that I have retired from giving where the return I'm getting is less than what it should be. As any good business person knows... There should always be a return on your investment! lol
I've begun to really appreciate, acknowledge and value my gifts and talents like never before. And it's paying off!
Money has truly been coming to me easily and effortlessly from multiple places on a continuous basis.
Another thing that I've done is change my mindset about money. I know that it's ALL GOD'S MONEY! Once I realized this truth... it was game over. I went from working for money to serving people, sowing into people and initiatives that serve people and knowing that as I do so, it will all come back to me.
A few months ago I began interning for a wonderful Marketer and multiple 6-Figure earner in the home-business space.
As you know... most internships are non-paid, but guess what... I, Monique Mare Bradford, The WifeyMommyPreneur, former Supervisor of Sterile Processing in the hospital, former Restaurant Manager, Leader, Teacher and all that other stuff, blah, blah, blah.... at the age of 38... took a non-paid internship position solely to serve!
Lisa has no idea how many years I have followed her. I have been following her online since I don't even know when... but it's been over SEVERAL YEARS!!
I know Lisa's story, I've seen Lisa grow, I've been on Lisa's teams in the past and she probably has no idea. Or had no idea... I've just spilled the beans. lol
But when Lisa posted about a non-paid internship position to work with her on her personal brand and business, I couldn't pass up the opportunity! Not just because I wanted to GET something from her, but because I know how much she has sown into other online entrepreneurs and I wanted to use my gifts and talents to bless her and her business knowing that she will bless not only me with her knowledge and experience, but also others. And it means a lot to me to be a part of that.
I have become a true "Mission" girl. I care more about the company or brand mission than anything else. I want to believe in what I contribute myself to, you know?
Well... as a result of sowing into Lisa, I have gained new business. I have gained paid work to do what I have been doing for Lisa for free!
The funny thing is, while I was putting in work for Lisa, I used to think to myself... Why am I doing this? And although I couldn't put my finger on it as far as a clear "WHY" besides that fact that I loved Lisa and her mission to help entrepreneurs automate their businesses and free themselves from working harder instead of working smarter... I did know that I felt like God was telling me to serve Lisa with a pure heart, expecting nothing in return. It was and is my joy and pleasure to serve Lisa with my gifts and talents.
Little did I know I would receive a return on my giving. I knew that something was coming, but not what or when it was coming.
Not only was I blessed with paid work on my own terms as an entrepreneur, but I also grew my online affiliate marketing business and have begun to recieve a return on my investment!
It's a beautiful thing to see God provide and God keep his promises as you trust in him and his word.
I'm so truly grateful.
With that said... I've learned and now know that My time is an investment. My money is an investment. My prayers, my thoughts, my actions and my words are all investments.
As I give, I expect to receive and I do. And I thank God for the many blessings that I receive each and everyday!
So... If you don't like what you've been getting... Check up on your giving...
BE. DO. HAVE. (If you don't know what that means... google it!) 😊
Much Peace, Love, Joy and Prosperity to you and yours ❤️
Monique Marie Bradford