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Entrepreneur Amber Brannon returns to the podcast and shares how her faith has grown since our last conversation in 2017, and how God has transformed her dependence on Him personally and in business.
In this episode, you’ll learn the importance of being clear about who you are (and who you aren’t) as you pursue your dream. Amber describes what that process was like for her company, Copperheart Creative, and how it helped them discover the types of clients they love to serve. Amber teaches us what she learned from trying to control everything – including that it’s not possible – and how she’s letting Jesus take control, instead. Plus, there’s a tried and true sign that you’re not trusting God; she knows because it happened to her. Amber reminds us what it’s like when you try to go it alone; you’ll be inspired to follow in her footsteps to find women who can walk with you on the journey of pursuing your dream.
IF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED HOW TO INTERSECT YOUR FAITH WITH YOUR WORK, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
Amber is a lover of people and Jesus, and a self-confessed coffee-choc-oholic who wants to unleash stunning design on the world. After much wrestling with God she quit her steady full-time job with no backup plan and started doing freelance design work. Today, she is listed among the Top 10 Designers in Tennessee, but experience has taught her that she can’t do it all alone. The best lesson she has learned since starting her business is to join other talented people who complement her skills. That’s how Copperheart Creative was born! Together, they are a team of creative entrepreneurs focused on branding, each specialized in their own craft, and serving businesses with heart.
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MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
Empowered You course by Devan Danielle
Lauren Daigle soundtrack
DVO Bible app – for a verse of the day
Armor of God bible study by Priscilla Shirer
Only Jesus by Casting Crowns
Society of Women Business Owners
Simon Sinek’s Start With Why TedTalk and Start With Why book
Jesus said, “For a brief time still, the light is among you. Walk by the light you have so darkness doesn’t destroy you. If you walk in darkness, you don’t know where you’re going. As you have the light, believe in the light. Then the light will be within you, and shining through your lives. You’ll be children of light.”
~ John 12:35-36 (MSG)
MAIN TAKEAWAYS & TIMESTAMPS:
4:48 – Recap of Amber’s story about leaving her full-time job in 2017
7:44 – What work looks like today with Copperheart Creative
9:12 – What a bad day looks like for Amber & the impact of her faith on work
10:36 – On determining who your dream was meant for (e.g. finding your target audience)
12:09 – The little nudge she felt from God to “live lighter”
15:05 – Figuring out what it means to “live lighter”
16:39 – What scripture revealed to her about how she is to walk
17:00 – Letting go of her need to control & walking in the light instead
18:25 – Her social media fast & morning coffee with Jesus
19:59 – How stress manifested in her body & what changed
21:22 – How “live lighter” became her mantra
24:02 – About her faith transformation since her first interview on the podcast
26:00 – About meeting her fiancé & getting engaged
29:00 – What she tells her single friends who are still waiting
30:50 – How difficult it is to see the light when you’re still living in darkness
31:47 – How friendships changed when she left her 9 to 5 job
33:20 – On finding entrepreneurial girlfriends who could support her in her work
34:45 – What branding looks like with Copperheart Creative
40:08 – About finally feeling comfortable in her own skin
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