This year, I have been gifting myself with a couple good reads and by spending time with my Audible App. Recently, the book, If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free by Jamie Ivey was shared with me and I am eating it up.
Today, as I was listening to Jamie narrate Chapter 4. She was reminiscing about required reading books in school. Not books she read as a child, but revisiting unread and avoided reads as an adult.
She shared her perspective about the book The Scarlet Letter. Although she initially focused on the literal interpretation and spiritual applications this book provides, I couldn’t but wonder how many business owners carry, choose and wear symbolic letters.
Undoubtedly, entrepreneurship is a gift of daily doing what one loves most. But, with that gift, comes unwrapped debts… those things one doesn’t enjoy, things one doesn’t have time to do or tasks that one may be incapable of achieving.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
What would your letter be? That task, ability or skill that holds you back from performing or growing your business in the way you’d like?
“You think you own that letter, but the truth is it owns you.” Jamie Ivey
As it is a daily choice to get out of bed, have a positive outlook, eat healthy foods… it is a daily decision to acknowledge that letter that may seem to overwhelm you or defeat you. Let me ask you…
- What is your letter and what does it represent?
- How will you wear your letter?
- Will that letter leave a first impression…. a lasting impression?
- How can you define that letter today, instead of allowing it to define you?
Certainly a lot of life learning here!! Thank you Jamie Ivey for your inspiration and encouragement to look at those things that often take over, without authority or knowledge that it has taken over our identity, relationships, potential and desired success.
I hope you’ve been inspired today,
Your Imbedded Mogul,
Do you want to examine what your barrier letters may be? Check out the Business Model Canvas.
“Disappointments are inevitable; discouragement is a choice.” Habakkuk 3:17-9
“Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees.” II Kings 6:17
“Our intimacy with God -His highest priority for our lives- determines the impact of our lives.” Genesis 1:26