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Lessons from the Israelite Women on why your network is your net worth

Lessons from the Israelite Women on why your network is your net worth

Last week, lovely, we talked about what the Israelite women in Exodus 3:22 had to teach us about claiming our dreams and how to do it.

Well, another powerful lesson that they teach us is why the old cliche “your network is your net worth” is actually true- all of which I shared on my Facebook page this week via the (live) video below.

How to change your money story (and earn what you deserve) with Sandra Berger

How to change your money story (and earn what you deserve) with Sandra Berger

In today's interview, I will be talking about how to change your money story and earn what you deserve with none other than the amazing money coach that is Sandra Berger (of Coachmeintomoney.com)

By the end of this video you will know:

  • What a "money story" is and how you can change it

  • How to get out of a bad financial situation

  • 4 common myths that stop women from earning what they're worth and how to avoid them

  • And much more!

Sound like your cup of tea, lovely?

Great! You can do whatever it is you need to do to get comfortable and press play to access this awesome conversation, below:

Lessons from The Virtuous Woman, Lydia and Priscilla on How to be a Strong Business Woman

Lessons from The Virtuous Woman, Lydia and Priscilla on How to be a Strong Business Woman

I have been a fan of Mary J. Blige since my childhood in the early 90s and have taken great inspiration from watching the way that she has blazed trails, set trends and overcome adversity, both in her career and personal life, from then even up till now. This, in addition to the fact that her songs tend to surround themes such as female empowerment, make her a favourite. 

With a title like “The Strength of a Woman,” her new album seems set to carry on this important discussion. So, to celebrate, I was inspired to share 8 markings of a strong business woman through some of my favourite Mary J. Blige lyrics. These were then featured on Sheleadsafrica,org, where I discussed characteristics such as:

  1. Having a niche (both in terms of specialism and market)
  2. Having goals and going for them
  3. Refusing to tolerate negative entities
  4. Rising above naysayers and enemies of progress
  5. Seeking positive relationships and collaborations
  6. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  7. The importance of having a positive outlook and faith
  8. Using your platform for good

You can read the article in full here.

This then set off a chain of events in which I became inspired to research some of the business women of the Bible. Because, as much as some would have us believe that women should have no choice but to stay at home, the women we are about to discuss show differently....

Lessons from The Widows Mite on God's Lens

Lessons from The Widows Mite on God's Lens

The Bible is rife with nameless people. This is because during the time that it was written, it was mainly people of high social standing that were referred to by their actual titles in text. Such standing did not just come as a result of money, for example, but also gender biases because women were considered to be beneath men at the time. As a result, quite a few of the females featured in the Bible have no name. Examples of this are captured in the Bible’s narrative on people like Potiphar’s wife and Lot’s wife, and can also be seen within the story of “The Widow’s Mite” (in which we are only told about the lady’s lowly social status and nothing else, including her name). Despite this, this lady’s position in history has been elevated because Jesus chose to use her actions as a teaching opportunity. Let’s see what this was!

By the way, if you would like to listen to this devotional rather than read it- press play on the audio below. Feel free to download and share also:

Lessons from Joanna and Susanna on Kingdom Economics

Lessons from Joanna and Susanna on Kingdom Economics

If I was to ask people to name a female disciple of Jesus, I’m sure that most would say Mary Magdalene. However, Mary Magdalene was not the only one. In fact, Luke 8:2-3 mentions two others in the same breath as her- Joanna and Susanna. They, like Mary, both have much to teach us on the issue of economic empowerment within the Kingdom of God. Let’s see what it is! Feel free to listen along to the rest of this devotional, if you prefer. You can also download and share the audio below: