Updated: Jan 25, 2021
Whenever I’m launching a new event, product, service, or marketing campaign, I get anxiety because I can’t wait to launch and start seeing the fruit of the labor. I get so focused on the launch, I begin to neglect other parts of my business (accounting, operations, culture, human resources).
Admittedly, I also neglect my marriage during the “launch mode.” I expect her to understand that I’m doing something important for our future finances.
There’s no problem in being excited about things we’re waiting in our business. The problem is when we obsess, become anxious, and neglect other areas of responsibility.
The reason why this is happening is that our minds aren’t trusting that we planted the seeds and God will make it grow. We’re praying for His goodness day and night, but then we’re still going and trying to control every little thing in the situation we’re praying for. This control we seek has us neglecting important parts of our business and marriage and negative causing a domino effect.
One of the biggest breakthroughs I’ve had in business and marriage was the ability to remove stress and anxiety through praying, letting go, and letting God grow the seeds I plant.
The bible says:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus". (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)
When you pray and let God handle the result, you’re getting a peace that other married entrepreneurs wouldn’t understand. You see others hustling and grinding, and you see some (seemingly) peacefully growing their business and (seemingly) happy in love. I emphasize seemingly because whether times are good or bad, the more peaceful types have a deeper understanding of letting go and letting God, regardless of the circumstance