Have you ever wondered what it's like when your passion turns into a Christian business?
In this episode, we talk with Leah Heffner about how her passion for writing led to a marriage course and her own shop.
The fun thing about this episode is that you don't have to be thinking of turning your passion into a business!
Leah gives great advice on friendships, balancing mom-life with marriage, and how we can make a big difference right from our cupboards.
I truly enjoyed getting to know this momma's story and I hope you do too!
Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below and share with your friends too!
About The Life Around The Coffee Cup Momma
Want to know what it's like to move 8 or 9 times in a seven year period? Well, you can ask Leah for some advice on how not to pull your hair out! This momma is a strong beautiful wife of seven years. She has three kids and one one the way in July.
Both Leah and her husband work at home while balancing homeschooling, 26 chickens, one duck, and a goose.
Growing up her family did musical theater together for fun. In high school, volleyball was her thing, but her speech teacher saw a different light of possibility for her. Her teacher desperately wanted her to be on the speech team.
But, God had a particular direction for her family. Her dad joined a seminary college leading them to move away. The speech team got crossed off along with the path she could have taken once she graduated. Instead, Leah finished her college degree with a French Education major.
We all have our own story worth telling. After Leah taught French for three years, with all the moves, and her second baby she started her own passion for blogging. For her, it was all about finding that community and rhythm and doing that where she was as a mom.
Her husband's first business dream started with flipping houses. He started an online business to learn about real estate. But, behind it all, he gained all the marketing information they needed to start their own Christian business.
They both love to speak and have ministry ingrained in their hearts. They are a lovely couple with excellent entrepreneur ideas, goals, and expertise.
When Your Passion for Writing Turns into a Christian Business
Every business is hard to start. But, if you are thinking of turning your passion into a Christian business go into it prayerfully! If you are going into business with your husband, Leah suggests knowing what your comfort level is with each other. And, of course, pray together.
Leah and her husband launched The Red Oak Collective six months ago. It all started when Leah wrote encouraging messages on her blog. She would write something compelling and then a lightbulb went off, this would be great on a coffee mug, or a shirt. After a year of this idea brewing, she talked to a designer. Her husband nudged her into making these products for Christian encouragement.
Leah and her husband have a mindset for marketing and business. She found a very logical fix for keeping that encouragement we want to stick with us, stay with us! As she puts it, we consume so much content every day, but if you have something that really sticks out to you, don’t you want to carry it around with you!
Want to hear some more exciting news? Leah is launching her own podcast soon and her husband just launched his! It's called Our Daily Rest Podcast with Matt Heffner. His encouraging words will be added to The Red Collective's products too.
Here’s an Outline of the Sweet Stuff in Episode Eleven:
- The ins and outs of when your passion turns into a Christian business
- How encouraging others helps Leah's mom-life
- All about the Making Marriage Matter course (inside tips of proof-testing your business idea)
- How she started a Christian business with her husband
- How you can change the world right from your cupboards
Once you listen, feel free to leave a comment/suggestion/question below.
Are you a momma that has a passion for something and want to share with us?
I’d love to connect and hear your story!
Here are the resources we discussed in the show:
- The Making Marriage Matter Course
- Leah's Life Around the Coffee Cup Blog
- The Red Collective Store
- John Gottman
- The Apparent Project
- The Red Oak Collective Affiliate Program
- Scalable Press
- Party Boxes
- Her Husband's Podcast-Our Daily Rest
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