Use your God-given gifts to create a side business that brings joy, fulfillment and money to your life

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Posts That (Hopefully) inform & Inspire As you Pursue your Entrepreneurial Goals


Hey, you.

Do you...need to create a side business for financial reasons? Crave "something" that belongs just to you? Desire a creative outlet that earns additional money?

Hey, me too! You are not alone. Many women feel like us. And, we each have our own reasons for being sidepreneurs.

Are you...overwhelmed, feeling guilty because of time away from your family, and constantly battling between the confident you and the defeated you?

Again, me too! These are natural emotions for women, and especially moms. We must learn to work with them and through them.

Are you...aspiring, yet still not arrived? Excited, yet nervous? Fearless, yet fearful?

If so, you are at the right place!

Let's use our God-given gifts to create side businesses that bring joy, fulfillment, and money to our lives.

About me

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I am Rachel Eubanks, the owner of Inspire to Engage.

I am a stay-at-home mom who loves her full-time job...being a mother of two young sons and a wife of a wonderful man for 13 years. Yet, I still have a desire to create a something of my own.

While trying to find balance between these 2 desires of mine, I made a conscious decision to keep my business on the side of my already full life. Thus, I dedicate about 15 hours a week to my entrepreneurial dreams.

The simple, yet profound act of putting a weekly time limit on my business activities lessened my guilt and the feelings of inadequacy. It also gave me a structure to work within and forced me to prioritize tasks.

Many people today long for a business but have no desire to leave their full-time jobs. They find fulfillment there, friendship, a steady paycheck, or intellectual stimulation. I am one of these people; being a full-time, stay-at-home mom brings me much joy and fulfillment. I do not plan to give that up soon! Are you like me? Do you enjoy (or need!) your full-time work but still long for some type of business on the side? 

If so, you are not alone; we are in this together. You may want to read my thoughts in The Journal. I describe the things I do and feel as I create this side business of mine. If nothing else, you will realize you are not the only crazy person. There is at least one more (wink, wink).


The Journal

My journal below describes the tasks I do and the things I feel as I create a side business as a life coach and speaker. It is full of self-doubt, joy, frustration, and everything in between. You know...the things we all feel as we start something new and put ourselves out there. This journal is intended to bring clarity, a dose of courage, and prayerful focus to my life (and to yours).

 

 

 

 


My Inspiration Defined

We are Influenced by so many things and people. I Am No Different, which is evident with this site and project. This experiment into the world of Part-Time entrepreneurship is shaped by multiple influences.  

    

My Lord and Savior (who put a calling in my heart)

Dave Ramsey's Principle of no Debt (less risk & a way to check my dedication)

Dan Miller's concept of a side business in 15 Hours A week (Time goal for staying part time)

Patrick McGinnis' book The 10% entrepreneur (90% something else, 10% entrepreneur)

Christy wright's book Business boutique (a handbook for creating a business)

All these things = 1 woman's attempt to develop a side business to fulfill God's calling, generate extra money, & keep my full-time job as a stay-at-home mom the priority

 

“The world needs your gifts, talent, and passion.”

— Christy WRight, Business Boutique


"I will study and prepare myself, and someday my chance will come."

-- Abraham Lincoln