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Bonus Episode: How to Tame Your Inner Hustler

Hey guys, welcome to another bonus episode of the blessed and bossed up podcast. This is our midweek episode, where I want to give you inspiration and guidance so that you can get over the hump and just get more content and more resources to grow in your life and business. Before we start, I want to remind you guys about our devotional that was just released. It's called the business meeting with God devotional. It's a 90 day devotional for faith-based entrepreneurs. This is not your average devotional, but it's a space that'll help you finally connect your spirit life with your business life.

A lot of you guys hear me talk about making God the CEO, and you have all of these questions and you want to see God on behalf of your business and your endeavors, but you want to know how. And so I created this tool as something to give you some tangible guidance each day, there's a text about various things within that text, there is an assignment at the end for something for you to pray and seek God on when it comes to your business meeting, there's scripture there. And there's also a space where you can write down notes and downloads that come as you spend time with God, I love the devotional, but I do understand that accountability is important.

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All of this is happening within the society. So you'll also get to all of the other amazing things that we've done over the last two years within the society. So there's a lot of value here, and I'm super excited to be hosting you guys and just doing my part and what God is doing in your life. So that's it for that church announcement today's bonus episode is all about how to attain your inner hustler. This is something that I have to constantly do. And when you're doing business, God's way, you have to keep your flesh in check.

And a part of that is keeping your ambition and check your passion and check and making sure that you're applying your passion to God's plan and not trying to figure things out on your own. That's the difference between doing things your way and God's way is if you're acting on an already established blueprint, or if you're trying to figure out a blueprint yourself and a huge part of just making sure you stay, the course is taming that inner hustler. So I want to share this episode with you guys. This will be available on my YouTube channel soon at Tatum, to me as those subscribe to the channel, to keep up with all the videos that are there.

But without further ado here is how you can tame your inner hustler. See y'all on Sunday,

We'll talk to you guys about insecurity and comparison. When it comes to business, we talk a lot about making God to CEO. We talk about being obedient. I did a story time and we'll insert that story time video here about just some years ago, when God told me to shut my business down and the emotions and things that happened back then, and at that time insecurity and comparison were present. But I found myself recently back in that place.

And because it's like, I pray for where I am now, right? I mean, I have there so many things that were once just line items in my prayer journal with like tears on the page that God has blessed me with. But I found myself recently in another way to season kind of where it's like right now, my God, I, I want the next thing. Like I want the more, I want the, like the six figures, a nice, but I want the multimillions like we, we get what you blessed us with our home.

And we bought this great house, but I want the dream home. I want, I don't want just to be self-employed. I want my husband to be self-employed and we both be full-time building this business. And so it's nothing wrong with wanting more, as long as your motives are correct, it's nothing wrong with desiring more but something that I realized within myself recently is that when, what insecurity and comparison does is they make the details of God's plan.

Blurry was just as, as being obedient with getting a test done is being obedient in the details in which that test is being carried out. And I hope that makes sense because it's one thing for you to start the business, because God told you to, but the details of how you build that business on a day to day must also be in alignment with the way in which God wants you to see that true. God is a thorough guy. And so what, what insecurity in comparison does is it noises up.

It creates this internal noise and it makes God's blueprint blurry, and it also triggers impatience. And when impatience is triggered, then you start to try to create and do things in your own strength. And then you get moved out of the way in which God wants you to see his plan through. And so this is something recently that I really had to be very, very cognizant of when it comes to my own journey, because I'm like, God, what, how long is it going to take to get to the next, like, I know you have these great things for me.

And I, and I, I know I can't do it without you, but like, can you hurry up? Because I have things like, I want to do so much more. I want to be able to bless your people more. I want to, there are so many, and one of the reasons I'm so frustrated is because there are so many ways, especially when it comes to media, me being, somebody called in the media industry, there's so many ways in which people are being led astray via the media industry, right?

Like there are a, me and a friend of mine were talking recently how this popular kids show had like demonic images in it. And things that are direct, that are celebrated in the show that are contrary to our values and our belief systems as Christians. And she had to stop her son from watching it altogether. And I'm like, God, they attack like he attacking the kids. Like why is this in kids programming? Or I watch certain movies and TV shows.

And I'm like, the enemy's hand is so present in all of these different things. And I get frustrated as someone who is so passionate about seeing people free. I get frustrated. I'm like, man, no, I want to create a kid show. That's going that I can show my son. That's going to allow him to grow as a man, a man of God, that's going to allow him to be educated without being exposed to divination. Like I want to create a movie that is going to show the fun and the joyous side of being a Christian and everything, and all struggle and sad and dark.

Like I want to show that in order to do that, that requires money, right? These productions and things aren't cheap. So I'm having this internal conflict where my motives are good because I want to do more for God. I want to do more and make a bigger in media. But where that becomes wrong is that if I get too anxious about not being there yet, then that's going to make me try to create something in my own strength. And so I have to be mindful about really taming my inner hustler.

But even with that being kind of in this season where I'm waiting for God to elevate me more so that I can do more for the kingdom, this is where the enemy will allow comparison and insecurity to come in. And so for me, insecurity is not really the thing is most of my patients because I'm secure and being what I'm able to do and I'm secure more so in God. And so, and God has got enough for me up until this point where I'm confident in whatever it is. And whenever he has me do something next that it's going to be great.

But that impatience is something that it is hard. Y'all like it is so hard. And so dealing kind of with this impatient and trying to attain my inner hustler. Cause I talk about this all the time. I get fear out. Like if I want to make more money, I'm going to figure out how to do it, but that then that'll take me outside of the will of God. So like recently I really had to be mindful of the details of the task.

And I wanted to talk just briefly about that, because again, I can't stress to you guys enough, and I want the point of this video to be bigger than insecurity and comparison, but to be more so about understanding that the details in the way in which God wants you to see his plan through matters. And we have to be mindful of what are the things that are presented in our life that makes those details. Buzzy and insecurity is one comparison is one.

Impatience is one season, a really big aha moment for me that I had this week was that content there is power. He contentment, you know, I believe that it's not talked about really ever or enough how contentment is really a warfare strategy, not just against the enemy, but against you. And when you look up the word contentment, it means satisfaction, happiness.

There is so much power in just being satisfied and content where you are. And we did the video about just being content in the season that you're in. But just one of the things, if you guys are battling with all of these emotions and feelings about where you are, maybe it's impatience, maybe it's insecurity, maybe it's comparison. I really challenge you to find ways to be content and to be satisfied with where you are like this week.

What that looked like for me was my nanny has been out. And so this week has been crazy. Like I wake up at 6:00 AM. I work from six to nine until my husband clocks in for work one. And then I'm with the baby from nine, pretty much he clocks out around five or so. And then I clocked back in for me in business from five to like 10 after that, I have been just like trying to chill, watch something light, to be able to go to sleep. I'm not the type of person that can work late into the night.

My brain don't work that well late at night. And if I'm working late into the night, I'm not gonna sleep well and be dreaming about whatever and not really getting any rest. And so this impatient is really this week really trying to come up because it's like, oh my God, something's been thrown into the situation. Like I'm not now I'm going to be behind on my goals. Like my inner hustler wanted to feel like I was being disadvantaged because of the way that our family flow had been disrupted.

But you know what? I had to counteract that with satisfaction and think like what a blessing it is to be able to adjust. So are our nanny maybe out for her own personal reasons, but for us to be able to still pay her and give her the freedom to handle the things that she needs to handle and not have to worry about a job, to not have to worry about getting fired, to not have to worry about getting paid. She can take the time that she needs to address what's going on with her. And we have the freedom to be able to adjust on our end so I can be present and just be on mommy duty all day and not be okay, you know, to have a team that still, even though I'm making changing diapers and making lunch and, and full stay at home mom mode to have a team of dedicated people who all want to see God's vision, be pushed forward.

That's a blessing. Like that's something that I prayed for, how I remember crying about not wanting to be the one, doing everything and feeling like I was stretched thin because I was wearing so many hats in the business. And so I had to really take a step back and pull myself together and say, listen, this is an honor and a blessing. And even if you feel like you're not doing enough because I in a hustler wants to make you do more. And sometimes it's not about doing more. It's about being still.

And knowing that he's got it's about getting your hands off the steering wheel and let him do what he do, he does best, which is go before you and make crooked path straight, which is make your name great, which is make a seat for you at tables, which is work on your behalf for his glory. Like what an honor. It is for me to tend to my blessings in real time and let God be God and not have to not have to be doing every day. And it's so funny because when you're somebody who is so type a and you like to get things done, you doing, it feels unproductive to not to rest.

You know what I mean to rush? You know what I mean? I had an interview yesterday with Rosalyn and I talked about how sometimes acting in faith feels unproductive because it's like, okay, cool. I'm trusting God, but what else? Okay, cool. I'm praying. But what else? Like, no, there is no, what else? It's trust God and be satisfied with where you are and when he is ready to elevate you. And when he is ready for the next to be present, that will happen. But man, just one thing I learned this week, y'all, it's just, there's so much power in being content and we have to be intentional about it.

We have to pull ourselves up. One of the secrets to success I always talk about is self-awareness. And so you have to know yourself enough to know when it is time to push. Cause there are seasons where it's like, okay, you got to push through this and get it done. And our seasons where you just don't have to do that, you can just chill and laid back. But that's a part of the details of knowing that's a part of knowing the details of God's plan and knowing the details of what season he has you in. Like those are the intricacies that come from really hearing from him on a continual day-to-day every moment a basis.

So, so that's all I have for y'all. I just wanted to pour my heart out real quick, because I know there are those of you guys out there who are like me, no matter what season you're in, right? Faith is, is continuing dealing with the, our humanness is continuous. No matter what season at your end, whether you are dealing with, when you're going to be able to work in your business. Full-time whether you're dealing with what business to start, whether you're dealing with or navigate and say dealing with.

But whether you're navigating getting married, whether you're navigating, being a new mom, whether you're navigating going from six to seven, figure seven to eight, it's like we, the, okay, the humanness of it all is relevant across the board there, the humanness and the internal conflict in the way that we have to just really keep our flesh in check is applicable. No matter what life stage you're in.

But the one thing that we have to just continue to do no matter where, what stage we're at, it's just to make sure that we are content, that we are satisfied. If one of the revelations I had a while ago, I looked up the definition of joy. Joy is awareness of God's grace. God's grace is constant. So we should always have joy. If we choose to the Bible says to choose joy. So we need to choose to be aware of God's grace, no matter what season we're in.

Because when you do that, you give yourself a level of mental clarity, peace so that you can hear God better. You give you are radical. That noise that gets you stuck and pulled in all of these different directions. They make your mind cloudy. When you choose joy, you choose peace. You choose mental clarity. You choose that. Whether it takes a year, 10 years or a hundred years, I'm going to follow God. You get to that level of confidence.

Like when God told Abraham to get up and go, and I'm going to tell you where to go. You get that type of confidence where you pack up your things and you have no clue where you're going. And you're cool with that. When God told Sarah she was going to have a child and she laughed like I'm old, what do you mean? So what? She went so far as to have Hagar get pregnant by Abraham so that she can have a kid some type of way, like in God's still told her he was going to bless her with a kid. It's like that level of faith.

And even if, if you go to Hebrews 11 and you just read like Hebrews 11 defined space, and then in that text, it also gives different examples of people in the Bible, in their faith journeys. Like go revisit that. So yeah. Make sure you like subscribe, hit that notification bell so that you don't miss. We put out another video. Also make sure that you subscribe to the blessed and pause of podcast and I'll see you guys next time.


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