In this episode, I’m talking with Marlena Banks who is a creator of relevant, faith-based resources that help forward-thinking Christian entrepreneurs execute their God-given big ideas. Her book, Big Idea Food, is a weekly devotional that serves up dope, biblical insights specifically designed to nourish entrepreneurs along their journey in business. 

Since launching her book last year, she’s started sending out a free weekly email devotional to her audience, sharing encouraging content through her social media platforms, speaking at inspirational events, and working one on one with purpose-driven brands to launch their big ideas. 

Her ultimate mission is to elevate the influence of more creators of faith so that, together, they can positively impact our world at the level God intended. 

During this episode, Marlena discussed:  

  • How she got started as an entrepreneur and her passion for helping others execute on their big ideas 
  • Big Idea Food and why she wrote it 
  • Overcoming the hurdle of feeling like she had to be perfect in order to please God 
  • Practical steps that she took to move towards walking in her purpose 
  • How it’s helpful to take inventory of your skills and gifts 
  • How she renews her mind consistently with God’s word and other ways 
  • How connecting with God can look how you want it to look
  • How she uses systems and organization to eliminate distractions and stay on task 
  • Leaving her 9-5 and her transition into entrepreneurship full time 

And so much more! Tune in now to hear how Marlena uses the gifts that God has equipped her with to make an impact in the lives of so many other Christian entrepreneurs. 

MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: 

Spiritual Gifts Test: www.spiritualgiftstest.com 

What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles: https://www.amazon.com/What-Color-Your-Parachute-2020/dp/1984856561/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3SOBGM8KV7896&keywords=what+color+is+your+parachute&qid=1575736447&s=books&sprefix=what+color+is+%2Cstripbooks%2C136&sr=1-1

The 12-Week Year by Brian Moran: https://www.amazon.com/12-Week-Year-Others-Months/dp/1118509234

Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299

Follow Marlena on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marlenabanks

Follow Big Idea Food on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigideafood

Check out Marlena’s website and other resources: www.bigideafood.com

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