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


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I am Rachel Eubanks, the creator 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--to contribute to my household's income...to connect with other women...to keep learning.

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

I tell you this because 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.


The Journal

My journal below describes the tasks I do and the things I feel as I create a side business as a blogger. 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 my attempt to craft something of my own. 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