Why would someone start a podcast? In this very first episode I am interviewed by members of my team, share the story behind my why and how that can impact you and your business.
Why I Started the Podcast and Why I am So Passionate About Success
In today’s episode, I find myself in the “hot seat”, being interviewed by two of my own team members. We are talking about why I began this podcast, and how I got started in business. I hope you enjoy it.
You Live Where?
If you don’t know this already, my family and I live in Campeche, Mexico. We came to Mexico about 10 years ago to do mission work. We are very involved with our local mission church, and also with the local homeschool movement. When we began our online business, we knew that it had to be something that we could do from anywhere in the world. So we run our businesses, engage in ministry, and homeschool our 5 kids, all from our home base here in Campeche.
As independent missionaries, our income was completely dependent on the donations of others. But when the financial world took a tumble, we knew that we had to create some sort of stable income on our own. After starting and running a couple of different sites online, I knew I wanted to share with other women what I had learned about online business.
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How Do You Run a Business And a Ministry?
You might wonder how we combine ministry with business. The answer I would give is that online business has allowed us to interact with so many more people, and through that, we have had the chance to do even more ministry than we ever could have imagined.
Our ministry is disguised as a business. – Mike Kim
As with anything we do whether it’s motherhood, business, or anything else…comparison is the thief of joy. Even after several years of successful online business, I still face the comparison trap. Starting this podcast showed me that it will be an ongoing battle. The questions come- “Does what I’m doing even matter? Will it make a difference?”
The only way to combat the comparison trap is to continue to ask yourself one question: “Why are you doing this?” – Katie Hornor
Don't Listen to the Naysayers
Has anyone ever said to you, “You can’t do that.”? I’ve had it said to me more than once. But if the Lord has called you to do something, then you can’t listen to anyone tell you that you can’t do it, or you’re too small, or it’s impossible. The Lord provides for what He calls you to do. We use the hashtag #nevertoosmall as our testimony that if God calls you to it, He will see you through it.
The Lord doesn’t order things He doesn’t pay for…if He calls you to it, He will provide the means to accomplish it. (I Thessalonians 5:24) – Katie Hornor
Have you ever felt stuck in your business? I don’t know of a business owner who hasn’t! In this podcast, we are going to talk to people about how they overcame those times where they weren’t sure how to move ahead in their business. What I would say right now is,
Don’t listen to the naysayers…those people who tell you that you can’t, you won’t, you should just get a real job. Do what the Lord has created YOU for, and let Him figure out how He is going to provide for it. – Katie Hornor
Reach Out For Help When You Need It
After we had been in business for a while, we felt stuck. I reached out for help from a business coach, but when he told me his rates for coaching, I thought he was kidding with me. He wasn’t.
I had to walk away without his input simply because there was no way we could afford it.
So we sat back down and worked harder, saved more, and we eventually went back to that same coach and were able to receive his input on our business. It proved to be extremely helpful to us in moving our business forward. If you need something, but you can’t afford it, don’t give up! There are ways to get the help you need if you are willing to work hard and wait for the right timing. I am firm believer that everyone needs a coach, no matter what stage of life or business they are in.
Starting The For Your Success Podcast
This podcast is called For Your Success, (have you subscribed yet?) so I am obviously interested in talking about success. I find it fascinating to hear how other people define success, and how their definition often changes the longer they are in business.
Our family’s definition of success is:
A family that loves the Lord and serves Him; and for our business, success is having the means to carry out the ministry that the Lord has called us to.
It’s not a concrete dollar amount; it’s the lifestyle we desire in order to carry out His purpose for our lives.
You lose your way when you lose your why. ~Michael Hyatt
If you're struggling with your business or you feel stuck, always go back to your “why”. Why did you start this? What has the Lord called you to? What has changed that you no longer feel as excited as you did in the beginning? Go back to your “why”, and make whatever changes you need to make. …
Be sure to listen to the entire episode for all the details on how meeting Michael Hyatt and Pat Flynn impacted our business, and to hear which podcasts are my personal favorites!
And at the end, I'll share an easy tip for those who are wanting to take the next step in growing their online business.
Links From Today’s Show:
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- Katie's homeschool/parenting/expat living site and shop: Paradise Praises
- Spanish language homeschool blog and curriculum site: Lemonhass®
- Tap & Katie's ministry site: TKHornor.com
- Jen Reyneri: Shine Digital Marketing & Shine Retreats
- Katie's Group Coaching Membership: The Blog Connection
- Subscribe to the For Your Success Podcast
- Join us in the Paradise Bloggers Free Facebook Group
- Leave a Review of the For Your Success! podcast on iTunes
- Platform University
- Chris Ducker, YouPreneur FM
- Pat Flynn, Smart Passive Income
- Building a Story Brand with Donald Miller, marketing
- Amy Porterfield, marketing
- *Jeff Goins, writing coach
- *Ray Edwards, copywriting instructor
Today's Show Sponsor:
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