I have always been told that your passion will lead to your purpose, but I have experienced the opposite; my purpose in life – what God designed me to do – led to my passion. You can have many passions in life, but some will stand out as your purpose from God. When I stopped seeking my passion, my purpose found me. I believe the process is same with the desire to be wealthy. When you take the time to hear your purpose from God, your passion will show up.
Let us think about wealth for a minute. What is “wealthy” to you? To me it is being free to travel, take care of my family and give back to the community. A wealthy mindset means that I have educated myself on how to handle money, invest and set spending limits. A wealthy mindset means a disciplined mindset.
Thomas Stanley and William Danko wrote in their book, The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy, the average millionaire goes bankrupt 3.5 times (Stanley, Danko). That tells me failure is a part of the process of becoming wealthy. People have tried many avenues towards becoming rich and wealthy like, multi-level marketing. People have had great success with this route, but what if God’s design for your life is a different route? What if you are passionate about internet marketing, but God wants you to serve people by becoming a public speaker and sharing your story? If that is the case, you will find yourself wanting to learn all about public speaking because you are drawn to it. When God’s purpose for your life shows up, you will run after it, with perseverance.
Forbes reported that women, particularly African-American women, are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S (O’Connor). My hope is that women are encouraged to seek God for their purpose and follow God’s passion for their life.
Here are eleven women you can follow on Twitter who promote a positive mindset:
@BizWomen highlights working women and their stories
@GoGirlFinance provides financial wisdom and tips for followers
@jacqmtimmons tweets about ways to reach your financial goals
@MayaRockeymoore is the founder of the Color of Wealth Summit
@FrugalFeminista is a money mentor and writer for the Huffington Post and Ebony.com
@EvansIPLaw is an intellectual property attorney who tweets advice on patents, trademarks and copyrights
@SeekWisdomPCW is a leading expert on personal finance
@SingletaryM is a finance columnist for the Washington Post
@FARNOOSH is a money strategist and author of When She Makes More
@BeverlyHarzog is the author of Confession of a Credit Junkie
@LaTishaStylesTV is a Millennial Personal Financial Expert
Stanley, Thomas J and William D Denko. The Millionaire Next Door. Atlanta, Ga.: Longstreet Press, 1996. Print.
O’Connor, Clare. “Forbes Welcome”. Forbes.com. N.p., 2016. Web. 16 May 2016.