Shine NOW! Magazine June Issue 2016 June 2016 Issue 1 Volume 1 - Page 18

5 Principles ofa Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur by : Kimberly Collins “ The Educated Natural ”

“ And be not conformed to this world : but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind , that ye may prove what is that good , and acceptable , and perfect , will of God .” ( Romans 12:2 )
A purpose-driven entrepreneur has endured many tests and trials along their journey . If asked , they would tell you that there were days they wanted to call it quits and go back into the workforce without giving it a second thought .
Surprisingly , for those who have run away from being an entrepreneur they found it difficult to remain in the workplace due to the divine calling God had on their life . You see , regardless as to what an individual thinks they want to do ; when you are purposed driven you always return to the area of your calling . My journey with entrepreneurship was the same way . In the beginning , I could not fathom the idea of being an entrepreneur . Now it ’ s hard to imagine my life any other way . Prior to becoming an entrepreneur , I
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“ AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD : BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND , THAT YE MAY PROVE WHAT IS THAT GOOD , AND ACCEPTABLE , AND PERFECT , WILL OF GOD .”
Romans 12:2 ( KJV ) worked in an administration office and had to deal with the day to day grind of being an employee .
Initially , I loved my position and had no desire to explore any other options outside of this industry . One day it all changed .
My family and I had to move to another state due to my husband ’ s new job promotion . I was excited to move , but very concerned about finding another job .
Nonetheless , I knew God would take care of all of my concerns so I placed it in his capable hands and transitioned to our new location . One year after the move , I gave birth to our second child . I realized it was time for me to get back into the workforce . I applied for several positions , but was not hired for one . I knew God was up to something that would go against everything I was taught about being employed . Like many , I was trained to remain in the workforce until the applicable age of retirement . Typically , in the