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Balancing Your Work and Faith

Balancing Your Work and Faith

I’m a Christian. I’m also a business owner. I am a member of a wonderful family- Christian Women in Business. For me, those two worlds are where I spend the majority of my waking hours. I’m either growing in my faith or growing as an entrepreneur. Recently, I’ve been struggling with reconciling the two worlds and seeing how or even if the two can merge.

Christian Women in Business

After working for years to become an expert in my field, I have been given the honor and privilege of having a platform. I am a published author, workshop leader, and now speaker. My work is narrowly focused on helping other small business owners achieve their goals by giving them the tools, systems and knowledge they need to succeed in marketing and grow their companies. 

I am building a brand not only for myself, but for the agency in which I am a partner as well. I have two business partners whom I am proud to be in business with and our company Boss Women Rock, is not a “Christian company.” However, we are a company filled with positive, loving, and giving people. To be clear, we’re not like Chik-fil-a or Hobby Lobby publicly proclaiming to be built on “Christian” values.

Recently, I’ve been working with a coach to help me refine who I am as a presenter, speaker, and person who wants to inspire other women. As a mentor, Pegine challenges me to dig deeper, push harder, and examine who I really am. As part of my work with her she challenged me to interview 6 Power Women of the National Speaker’s Association, of which I am an Academy Member. These women are at the top of their field as speakers and also happen to be Christian.

What I found from my over 8 hours of interview time with them was that there is no “right” formula for balancing faith and work. Some choose to proclaim it loudly and work exclusively in the Christian market, while others work in the business market and choose to just live out their Christian values. We are Christian Women in Business.

As I continue to refine who I am as a follower of Jesus, business owner, and speaker, I am refining my message and looking for women that I can educate with business insights, but also encourage with my love and potentially even, my faith.

I am curious to know if you have found the balance in your work and faith lives and would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below. 

Blessings,

Jen

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Jen DeVore Richter

Author Jen DeVore Richter

Jen DeVore Richter is a speaker, author and seasoned business owner personally invited by Arianna Huffington to be a contributor on The HuffPost as an expert on personal branding and marketing. She brings a unique combination of creative skill and business prowess to every project. Known for her ability to communicate complicated ideas simply, infectious laugh, and down to earth approach to life, Jen is a powerful thought leader in business. Never losing sight of her calling to encourage and uplift women in business at every stage of their career, Jen is a mentor to young women just starting out and a cheerleader to those ahead of her.

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