Redefining Hustle: Pursuing Success as a Christian Woman

Redefining Hustle: Pursuing Success as a Christian Woman

As an ambitious Christian woman, do you ever feel like you’ve had success yet something is still missing? Ever wonder if it’s possible to be ambitious & still let God lead? Does “hustle” fuel your adrenaline, but you’re tired of both the world’s frantic definition of hustle and the so-called “anti-hustle” movement? Here’s the thing, friend. The issue isn’t the hustle itself…the issue is how we define and pursue it. And success for Kingdom impact doesn’t require buying into either of those extremes. Instead, we can emulate how Jesus worked: with purpose, intention, a sense of timing and always seeking His Father’s direction. In other words, we can redefine hustle and pursue success with God as CEO. And that’s what this show is here to help you do! Welcome to Redefining Hustle: Pursuing Success as a Christian Woman, where each focused 15-minute episode connects Biblical truth to business with practical application. Grab my free tool at https://erinharrigan.com/4Keys & tune in weekly!

Episodes

December 5, 2022 16 min

Ever feel like you’re running around putting out fires in your business? 

 

If so, it could be that you’re not putting SAFEty first (ahem…strategy, accountability, focus and encouragement) to tune out the world and tune into God’s truth for your business. Well, before something burns up in your business (or you get so frustrated, you want to burn it all down), it’s the perfect time for us to spend some focused time examining SAFEty...

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Have you ever been fired from a job?

 

Even when it leads to something so much better, the pain lingers a bit, doesn’t it? 

 

But then you realize it’s all in God’s hands, even if it doesn’t look the way you would have planned it.

 

Ten years ago on November 12, I was fired from my corporate sales job. Within in just a few days, I went from award-winner to fired. And that set me on the trajectory to find Jesus and follow His direct...

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November 21, 2022 17 min

Redefining hustle means emulating Jesus as we work: with intention, purpose, a sense of timing and seeking His Father’s instruction through…you guessed it: prayer! If Jesus, who knew everything from start to finish, still felt the need to commune with His Father, so do we. 

 

Sometimes we get so busy in the doing of our business that we forget about the being in our business. And that BEING means BEING with the Lord: ongoing prayer...

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What do you think about when you hear the word “boundaries?”

 

It’s a really hot topic in mental wellness, relationships, etc. But what about business? 

 

In today’s episode, we’re exploring what boundaries are, what the Bible says about them, and why boundaries are critically important to walking out your God-given mission. As you listen, ask yourself these 2 questions:

 

What do I think of the word “boundary”?

Where do I need to ...

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Who doesn’t love a great Q&A episode, especially when the questions speak right to what we’re walking through!

In this episode 173, what do I do when things get hard, we’re pulling back the curtain on some tough questions we face as we walk out God’s assignment. Three of my clients posed tough questions that I’m positive will resonate with you, and some of the answers may surprise you. Thanks to my clients for these candid ques...

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Today we celebrate the podcast makeover, as we transform The Hustle with H.E.A.R.T. Podcast into: 

Redefining Hustle: Pursuing Success as a Christian Woman

We’re popping the cork and celebrating the podcast’s new name and deeper focus with TWO, count ’em, TWO episodes today! And both are 100% practical for YOU, my ambitious faithful friend!

First up, episode 172: How Do I Redefine Hustle & Why Does it Matter?  Kicking the show ...

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As we finish up the 5 principles for redefining hustle today, I’ve got a question for you:

 

Are you stealing the spotlight?

 

Or are you covering up your light because you’re afraid to let it shine?

 

Friend, you are a city on a hill, reflecting Christ’s light in your business, and shining it is how others see His good works through you. 

 

But even more importantly:

Shining your light is not about you. It’s about giving God the g...

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NEW trailer: This podcast is getting a makeover!
Hey friend, as you walk out God’s assignment in your work, do you ever feel like:
– You’ve had success yet something is still missing.
– You wonder if it’s possible to be ambitious and let God lead at the same time, because you’ve been taught “if it is to be, it’s up to me.”
– The “hustle” fuels your adrenaline, but you want to ditch the overachievement and pursue success with clarit...

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FOMO. It’s a state we’re all familiar with, right? It’s even a foundational marketing principle. Because the fear of missing out is central to our human desire to belong, to be part of “something bigger,” and most especially, for us ambitious women in business, central to our desire to make an impact with the audience we seek to serve. 

 

But what if instead of FOMO, we turned to FOCUS? As in: 

Focus 

On 

Christ 

Until 

Steady 

 

I...

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What is it about being ambitious women of faith that we feel the need to white knuckle our work and be self-reliant? (or is it just me?)

 

You know what it’s like: one minute you’re putting feet to your faith and following God’s direction, and the next you’re trying to multiply your actions in your own strength (it’s ok, you’re not alone).

 

This week on The Hustle with H.E.A.R.T. podcast, I’m talking about the 3rd principle to red...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Faith is taking that first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”   And, friend, we don’t need to see the whole staircase if we already know Who has written our story! Faith, then, is having that belief, while trust is taking the step and putting that belief in action.   Faith is believing God is God and we are not. Trust is obeying his instructions, knowing that He will fulfill...
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Here we are, the first Monday of October and the start of Q4! While you're enjoying all things fall, you may also be feeling a new level of pressure building to "make it happen!" for the end of the year.   But here's the thing, friend: you have a choice in how you approach these last three months of 2022:   You can buy into the usual chaotic, and frantic definition of hustle for entrepreneurs.   You can swing ...
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As your faith-first business coach, helping you stay focused and fruitful, I've got a gold nugget of expert business advice for you.  It's so good, you probably haven't even heard it before. Ready?   It's time to play it safe, friend.   Yes, YOU, ambitious Christian woman building your Kingdom business. Playing it safe is the way to go!   Wait, what?? That's so NOT the way to do business, right?!    Act...
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As your faith-first business coach, helping you stay focused and fruitful, I've got a gold nugget of expert business advice for you.  It's so good, you probably haven't even heard it before. Ready?   It's time to play it safe, friend.   Yes, YOU, ambitious Christian woman building your Kingdom business. Playing it safe is the way to go!   Wait, what?? That's so NOT the way to do business, right?!    Act...
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After last week's episode about resilience, you may be thinking, "Ok, got it - stick to it! I've got this...I've got confidence!"    And that's awesome...still, let's slow the roll for a minute.    The world sees confidence as “a feeling of self assurance, arising from an appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.”    Hmmm…is it just me, or does that sound a bit like pride? Uh oh, did I ...
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Do you ever feel like you just want to quit? Like it's just too much? It (whatever “it” is!) is not going the way you thought it would?  Or maybe it would just be easier for you to do something else?    Don't give up, friend, because God is counting you to be resilient in walking out His assignment! Resilience is another commitment we make when we accept His mission, so let's unpack this together so you can cling to ...
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Do you have a hard time giving yourself permission to rest? Ever wonder how rest could actually move your business forward? This month on the podcast we're talking about the commitments necessary for building a Kingdom business, and the first one may leave you wondering "are you serious...commit to rest?" Yes, friend, commit to it, because God first committed to it and made it a commandment, a gift and a blessing. And i...
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You've probably read this somewhere:    God is for you, not against you. (Romans 8:31, in case you need the reminder)   You've probably heard it in a sermon or maybe from a friend when you were feeling like the dark clouds seem to follow you everywhere.   But let me tell you again: GOD IS FOR YOU, NOT AGAINST YOU.   You may be battling the enemy's schemes right this very minute, and feeling weary from the fight....
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When you were a kid, did you ever hear your mom or grandma or some other motherly figure in your life tell you not to leave the house without a hat in the winter?   And do you remember rolling your eyes 🙄? Because it might mess up your carefully coiffed hair, or you'd look way less cool on that skateboard or bike, or it might get in the way of making that snowman. Or any other reason why you didn't want to wear it...
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By the time you hear this episode, Brian and I will just be getting up on our last full day of our mission trip with Honduras Compassion Partners (@honduras.cp), the mission organization associated with our church here in Southern Maryland. It's my second trip in 18 months, and Brian's first, and right now, we're a combination of tired, heartbroken, encouraged and inspired: Tired: physically and mentally, as part o...
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