Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 43: Having Faith

Episode Date:Mar 17, 2023

In this episode, Jesse reflects on the importance of having faith as an entrepreneur. He shares stories of agency owners who have answered the calling to start their businesses, and how faith has played a role in their journey.

Jesse discusses how having faith means different things to different people, and how it can be a personal and individual experience.

He emphasizes that believing in yourself and having faith in the direction of your life and business are key to achieving success.

Join Jesse on this daily leverage edition as he inspires marketing agency owners looking to grow to embrace their journey with faith and step into the higher version of themselves that is awaiting.

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Show Notes

Episode Transcript

You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition.
Today’s topic is this “Having Faith”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.

So this morning, I was doing my morning routine of stacking and reflecting on the concept of having faith in something bigger than ourselves.

In these last few days, I have been interviewing agency owners for the agency leverage episodes and a topic that we keep coming back to is the calling of entrepreneurship and the start of the dream to own a business

For some, the moment of decision to become an entrepreneur was a moment of clarity where they felt the calling from God like Michael Upshaw and Above the Cloud Media and Marketing.

For others, the moment of decision to start their agency came from noticing a gap in the market and creating a business to fulfill it like Phil Wiseman and Analytics That Profit

The moment of deciding to be an entrepreneur takes different forms but for each of us that are meant to be an entrepreneur, there is something that metaphorically taps us on the shoulder and nudges us towards this thing called entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is definitely not the easy route

There are far easier and simple paths to take in life

But for those that have chosen entrepreneurship (or have been chosen to be an entrepreneur)

It is something that is in our blood

It is something that makes us not tolerate the status quo

It is not something that we do but rather who we are

I have talked with enough business owners in my life to know that those that have absolute certainty and conviction in the direction of their life and business have faith

Having faith means different things to different people

There is no right or wrong way of having faith

Having faith has been conditioned by society, our family, friends and communities to be related to church or organized religion

When in actuality, having faith is something much more personal and individual than others will have you think

Having faith can be simply having faith that what you are doing every day matters

Having faith can be believing in something that is greater than yourself

Having faith can be simply believing in yourself and your capabilities to rise to your highest potential

Without faith, people succumb to their own cycles and get stuck in a life by default

What does faith mean to me?

Faith means that I am on a path and being guided by something bigger than myself

I have seen too many things in my life that remind me that there is something bigger than me

Whether it is people, circumstances, dreams, or even numbers that come into my world at exactly the right time and lead me to the next step

Part of the reason that I journal so often is because I am documenting this journey from where I have been, where I am today and where I am going tomorrow

In order to capture the essence of what I call the Voice

Throughout a challenging childhood, I went away from organized religion and got into many various forms of connecting with God, my higher self, the universe

Whether it was through my rebellious time in my teens, the number 1234 following me around and leading me to becoming an entrepreneur, drugs and partying in my twenties, having a “coming to Jesus” moment and almost dying from hypothermia in 2012, or most recently becoming completely sober and finding guidance through journaling and stacking

I have always been a person of faith

It has taken many forms throughout my life

This has led me to where I am today

Having faith that I am called to serve over 1 million people within the next 5 years

Through my book, podcast, course and our masterminds

All to support entrepreneurs in their realization of their dream

Their calling to expand

To grow

Their mission in life as an entrepreneur

I believe if you were called to become an entrepreneur in this lifetime

Your greatest gift to the world is to have a life and business by design and expand

As we expand our businesses, we expand our impact

We live our vision

We inspire others to live their vision

We make the world a better place

Where we are no longer at the whim of circumstances

We control the direction of our life

We lead others

By leading ourselves

We must have faith to persevere when the challenges are there

To live the dream

Called entrepreneurship


Why is this important?

Many times as entrepreneurs, we think that working harder and simply keeping our head down and getting work done is what success is made of

Success is found in believing in yourself and having faith that you are being guided from every experience towards the realization of your calling

Sometimes that means that the direction changes, businesses shift, hardships are incurred

But through the challenges, we become stronger

When we believe in ourselves

When we have faith that our greatest gift to the world is to expand

To live a life that works

To let go of the past and embrace a new future

In the present

With our head held high

Knowing that we are on a mission

To learn, to grow, to expand

Life is not about the destination

It is about the journey

Embracing the journey with faith allows you to step into the higher version of yourself that is awaiting


Now it is time for daily leverage.

Where in your world whether in your life or business, have you been lacking faith or trust in yourself or something bigger than you?

Is it in your life with your health or body?

Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction?

Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner or kids?

Is it in your business or finances or team?

Once you have located where you have been lacking faith or trust and you know what you need to change.

My question to you is this…

What are you willing and able to do about it today?

That is the end of our daily leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you have been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast.

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