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September. A month of new beginnings. School either started or is starting, mounds of paperwork, after-school activities and games, and a business to run. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged.


But you my friend, have a choice. You can choose to not be discouraged and to look at September as the new January and get inspired. Or, the other option, let the overwhelm cause you to overthink and procrastinate. But if you lean into your faith as you move through this busy season, you’ll be able to do the work and bring glory to God.


Do not be discouraged, strength is available


We can look to Joshua 1:9 for strength this month, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


Your days may lead you into unknown territory and an escalation of stress, but you have a choice. Do not be discouraged, for God will give you the strength you need.


In fact, now is the best time to start taking big action in your business. To be bold and courageous and step into your purpose with more fervor and energy than ever before.


Refer to September as the new January – it’s the perfect time to look back on the year and do an evaluation




  • What has worked and what hasn’t worked?
  • Are there areas that you need to put more effort into?
  • Do you need and want to delegate activities that don’t fulfill you or that you are not an expert at?
  • Where can you eliminate things that aren’t serving you?
  • What systems and tools can you get rid of because you aren’t using them?
  • How can you change or update your messaging to give your audience more clarity?
  • What can you do to create more demand without adding more stress?
  • Can you implement a new visibility strategy?
  • Where can you simplify to decrease the overwhelm as you move into the 4th quarter?
  • What can you automate, what are you doing repeatedly that you could create and implement a process for?
  • Have you met all your 2023 goals? If not, can you identify why and what you need to do in the next 4 months to achieve them?
  • How much time are you spending on social media? Remember, you can grow your business without social media if it’s causing you stress.


Some of these actions will require you to be bolder and more courageous than others. However, each one of them that you choose to do will help you approach the 4th quarter in a new light, more motivated, and ready to grow. And you won’t feel as discouraged. Why? Because you will be doing the work. Action builds momentum which leads to progress which in turn motivates you even more.


Do not be discouraged, nothing is impossible with God



You may be thinking I don’t have time to evaluate that, Robyn, you are asking the impossible. You just mentioned how busy September is. Yes, I did, however, if you want to either grow your business from where it is today and achieve the goals you haven’t achieved, these action steps are necessary.


In Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at the disciples and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”


If you ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, to help you identify what needs to be evaluated, and to open your eyes to what needs to be done to achieve your goals and prepare for 2024, He will do so.


The Holy Spirit offers many gifts, and wisdom and knowledge are two of them, as we read in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. Different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one, the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another, gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.”


The Holy Spirit doesn’t want you to feel discouraged. Christ gave Him to us so that we can hold tight to the words “do not be discouraged”, lean on Him, and depend on Him for the wisdom and knowledge we need to move forward, one step at a time.


People can help you too


I might also add that sometimes God puts people in your path to help you too. If you are struggling to act on your own because you don’t know where to begin, I can help you. As a Christian business coach, I created The Purpose to Results™ Success Without Social Mastermind to help you and business owners like you grow your businesses your way, without an emphasis on social media. The Success Without Social Mastermind is the only one-stop business growth coaching program available. And it’s even more unique because I believe you can grow a business without social media. If social media causes you to feel discouraged, it’s time to set it aside and implement more solid foundations in your business.


Simplification is at your fingertips. You can grow your business with simplicity, ease, and grace because I will share my 23 + years of business growth experience, wisdom, and knowledge with you.


In addition to all the beautiful scripture verses I mentioned, I leave you with this quote by the brilliant Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” No doubt that he had his own experiences with feeling discouraged. But he kept going. Took action. Relied on experts around him. And ultimately, achieved much.


Learn more about The Success Without Social Mastermind Business Growth Program.


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