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The Struggle of A Christian Entrepreneur Part 1

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In May 2014 last year a friend introduced me to an idea that I can honestly say has impacted my life in a way that I never thought anything could. By far, having the most incredible relationship with the best man in the entire world, since I was 14 years old, beats anything else (easy ladies, I’m talking about Jesus. If you don’t know him I would definitely recommend that you get to know him this year, he won’t disappoint), but this idea has really impacted me.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a real passion for travelling.  My dream is to travel the world, help people and encourage women to be whoever they want to be without apology. That is it; that is my dream.

Uganda Mission Trip, May 2014

Uganda May 2014

So when my friend shared this idea with me, I didn’t quite understand what it was at first, but I was very intrigued, especially knowing that I could fulfil two of my dreams: travel and help people. After speaking with the highest earning female in the company outside of the USA and Asia, and simply because I trusted my friend (that was the defining part), I decided to have a go. I had nothing to lose, except an unfulfilled dream. All I can say is that it has been the ride of my life to date and I am so glad I said yes.  I’m not going to lie, it hasn’t been easy. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve been frustrated and I’ve most definitely questioned whether this is what God put me on earth to do. But after much prayer and seeking advice, I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is what I was created for. Because of this idea I get to fulfil God’s calling on my life; this idea is allowing me to do what I always dreamed of, but wasn’t sure how.

Company training event in Amsterdam June

Business training event in Amsterdam June 2014

So I bet you’re asking ‘what is this idea?’ I won’t be sharing that in this post, but I will say at the very least if you want to travel and meet incredible people from all over the world, this might be for you. Anyway, I am an entrepreneur within two big industries, travel and network marketing.  Since being introduced to this idea, I have often felt embarrassed to say that this is what I do as a Christian woman.  There were two major reasons for this: 1) the lack of encouragement, outrage at times, and rejection I have received, and 2) the realisation that there are very few Christian (Bible-believing, filled with the Holy Spirit) entrepreneurs involved in network marketing that I’m aware of. If they are out there, they aren’t being very vocal about their journey and experience. It seems that the network marketing industry has earned a bad name for itself and so distributers are very ‘hush hush’ about it. My hope with this post is that I can bring some insight, because now that I’m in it, I believe that I have a responsibility to help people understand that you can be a Christian Network Marketing entrepreneur. I believe that it can be redeemed.

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In my next post I will share more of my experience and tell you how I balance my new entrepreneur life, relationships and my faith. In the meantime I’d love to hear your experience and thoughts, please comment below.

Leancia 🙂 x

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