Some of these quotes were taken from https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7656-entrepreneur-new-years-resolutions.html
New Year’s Resolution - a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year:
Rest - the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep
Entrepreneur - one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise
Purpose for the Article
Our goal is to assist Female Business-owners to making healthy Resolutions. Traditional resolutions are good but, she must incorporate Rest as part of her life. GOD's Rest and Seven Types of Rest assist her from being consumed with a winning all the time mentality. A woman's confidence can be negatively affected with A "Winning all the time" mentality. A negative mentality can cause her to have low self-confidence. The key is to make resolutions that bring Balance, Clarity, and Alignment. The aim is for Christian female entrepreneurs to realize the significance of Rest. It's important to know that Rest refers to something much more than getting sleep.
The Aim -Make Rest a New Year’s Resolution
The Female Entrepreneur
A current article by "The National Association of Women Business Owners" shows women own more than 11.6 million U.S. firms. This number is almost nearly a 60% increase in women-owned businesses since 2007. U.S. Chamber of Commerce further states that women-owned businesses are on the rise. It is good news to hear about the growth of women-owned businesses. Women face unique challenges. Some of the three challenges include Funding, Low self-confidence, and Market saturation.
Let us first look at the areas in which Christian female entrepreneurs find themselves battling before we get into the solutions and importance of Rest. The goal is to help her come out of becoming a slave to her enterprise.
1. Trust issues
As a business owner, you wear many hats. It is a natural thing to handle all tasks at first because either due to a lack of hiring abilities or finances. Currently, the business can outsource, hire, or contract others. You are still handling all the tasks yourself. Your number reason is you're unable to find reliable assistants. That may be true in some cases, but most of the time is because you as an entrepreneur have trust issues.
Issues that may stem from childhood, past relationship(s), or circumstances that deem as traumatic and painful. Trauma(s) that have left a negative stain on the memory that is causing harm in your personal and business life. You can be aware of these damaging incident(s) or they are buried deep in the subconscious. Unfortunately, these triggers keep alerting you to not trust people. This is where discernment needs to activate when making decisions. When there are underlying trust issues it can cause poor judgment in decisions. You are experiencing a mindset that is being triggered from a place of pain.
As stated in an article in Entrepreneur, women entrepreneurs face challenges men do not have to battle. Even after having an established business, these women can face trust and recognition issues from the public. These women want to appear to society as having the capacity and capabilities as their male counterparts. This pressure leaves a lot of female business owners the thought of having to perform extraordinarily to level the playing field. Many of these women create personas of male characteristics and therefore eliminate the qualities that make them unique. Adding fuel to the fire, these women cover the feminine qualities they also separate the faith from their business just to fit it. These ladies' emotional issues stem from an imposter syndrome in which they have lost or hidden their “true” identity or nature. These talented women of GOD begin to lose sight of their “truth” and entrepreneurship becomes a daunting endeavor.
The word overwhelmed can be an understatement in the lives of some female entrepreneurs. You are not just a business owner; you may be a mother, a wife, a daughter, and have many roles to play. These women write to-do lists however these lists seem to grow. Leaving the women feeling more defeated than ever. Others find themselves multitasking in the different roles that are set before them. They don’t realize they never take a moment to catch their breath to know the stillness of GOD. Consequently, they are bombarded with the speaking of many voices. Hence, there is a lack of discernment in making good decisions. Others start feeling the weight of their journey and it became a burden, a lonely road they wish they did not have to travel. One can see from the different scenarios, this feeling of being overwhelmed is by no means healthy. It can take a toll by breaking down the body, the mind, the emotions of a person.
This breakdown will eventually impact the relationships we have and will cultivate. Being overwhelmed clouds our judgment, it hinders relationships and causes stagnation in progression.
As a female entrepreneur, you know owning your own business takes work and dedication. Do you think being a business owner should be overwhelming, giving feelings of being married or enslaved to the business? Is this your destiny to be worn out, exhausted, and unhappy? Deuteronomy 28:8 which GOD talks about blessing the works of our hand, do you think GOD only meant financially, but everything else should feel like a burden. Think about the rest GOD desires for you, His daughters, to have.
Challenges Female Entrepreneurs Face
As written in Forbes Magazine here is a list of some challenges the female entrepreneur faces:
Should You Even Bother with Resolution
As the new year approaches, thousands of people are making New Year’s Resolutions. It is no exception for the female entrepreneur. A study shows that 52.58% of women with resolutions think they may lack willpower. The other study shows 11.34% of women with resolutions say they’ll probably lose track and forget about their resolution. Read more on the stats from finder.com. These studies may indicate that women are facing challenges that prevent them from completing their resolutions. Do not get disheartened about doing resolution, the results of the studies show that it may be time to do something new or approach the resolution from a different angle. When New Years Resolution makes you feel exhausted, drained, or swamped, normally it's an indication that the Rest of some sort needs to be incorporated. Rest gives you peace of mind, body, soul, and spirit. This is what enables you to accomplish things with contentment.
Many people struggle with prioritizing their days and even their lives. We are constantly being overwhelmed with tasks to do and thoughts. Some gadgets help prioritize our daily activities. A large part of female business owners still experiences being exhausted in their daily routines. A lot of people are at the end of their wits trying to find peace, escape those things that drain them, and fuel anxiety. Many female entrepreneurs fail to put on their lists of things to prioritize is Rest. Overlooking the importance of having true rest is damaging to healthy well-being. Rest is needed to rejuvenate the whole being.
A solution to combating Trust Issues, being a “Boss Woman”, or feelings of being Overwhelmed is find Rest. To often we equate Rest to sleep, Rest is so much more than sleep. There are different ways to Rest.
Cambridge Dictionary defines Rest: to (cause someone or something too) stop doing a particular activity or stop being active for some time to relax and get back your strength:
Though we may temporarily seize from doing activities, the female business-owner’s mind is continuously running at 100 miles per hour. The woman in her is constantly thinking about what her family needs, how can she be a better mother, wife, daughter, child of GOD. She eventually starts having mood swings and being unable to control her emotions. That is the body, soul, and spirit crying for more than temporarily seizing from activities, but a rest that is satisfying to the whole being. Understanding Rest is more than sleep, it enables us to have a much clearer comprehension of the types of Rest that the Whole being needs. When a woman can take full advantage of Rest, she not only feels more relaxed but her decision-making skills are more solid, making for business growth.
Natural Rest - 7 TYPES OF REST
Our bodies crave natural Rest. According to Dr Saundra Dalton Smith, a physician, researcher, the pioneer of introducing the seven distinct types of rest. Informs us that the types of rest the human body and mind require, these types of rest allow the body to align its core being. Her research show that when people rely on sleep to take care of rest it tends to leave individuals remain exhausted. Listed are the seven types of rest that is needed to have healthier lives.
Develop a better understanding of the seven types of rest tune in to the following: Rest | 7 TYPES OF REST
Heavenly Rest - GOD’s Rest
As Christians, we yearn to have GOD’s Rest. We pray we read scriptures to see how we can obtain the glorious Rest. GOD Rest is like nothing that the world can give or take away. GOD’s Rest brings peace, joy, and happiness. His rest enables us to breathe, to be calm. GOD Rest is a promise to those that believe. The book of Hebrew 4, go into length about entering GOD’s Rest. GOD’s Rest. The rest of GOD we are speaking of is the Hebrew word Nuach meaning to rest, to be quiet. An article from Rick Thomas writes to rest is to be Godlike. When GOD rested on the 7th day it wasn't resting of exhaustion but rest of satisfaction, contentment, and pleasure. When we are at a place of satisfaction there are no longer feelings of being overwhelmed but the ability to attain quietness in the soul.
Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
It can be almost impossible to enter GOD’s Rest when the natural rest is off balance and the individual is struggling for sanity, order, clarity. I invite you to check out the following link to achieve the seven types of rest GOD’s way. Rest| Understanding 7 Types of Rest GOD Ways
How to Rest
Listed are ways individuals can incorporate a form of rest.
My name is Bola also Known as Coach Bola. I love uncovering the promises and principles in the Bible. I equally excited about sharing what I have learned to help me become victorious.