Episode 7: Overcoming Entrepreneurial Rejection From Friends and Family


Getting Over It Simply Because You Must

Have your friends and family showed interest in your Entrepreneurial vision yet?


If not, rest assured, you’re not alone.


In fact, if you’re like us, you might have had more success with perfect strangers than with family members when it comes to your business. We know this can be painful and difficult to overcome mentally and emotionally. To be honest, it downright sucks.


In this episode of The Thriving on Purpose Podcast, we will try to soften the hard blows entrepreneurial rejection from friends and family dish out. Although it may be painful, it can and must be overcome if you’re going to thrive as an entrepreneur.


Oh, and the good news is, you’re not alone! A majority of christian entrepreneurs have been through this… including, as we will see, the Lord Himself when He began His ministry.


So, hold on tight and get ready to Thrive on in spite of your family’s disbelief!


In this Episode You Will:


♦ Be reminded how this is not your first time dealing with rejection.

♦ Be shown powerful examples of Jesus’ handling of rejection.

♦ Learn the real meaning behind the word Entrepreneur.

♦ Get actionable steps to overcome painful rejection from friends and family.


Memorable Quotes:


“It’s totally part of your lot as a christian… to be misunderstood at times, mocked, or even hated.”


“Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.”

John [15:20]


“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.” Matthew [10:34]-36


“If you’ve found your sweet spot, your calling, or purpose, and began working towards your passion, chances are you’ll be just as misunderstood as when you converted.”


“Christian entrepreneurs are a different breed of believers.”


“The bigger picture is this: your conversion was only the beginning. The fullness of your purpose comes after… once you walk with God and He reveals to you your work – the thing that you are called to do on earth.”


“A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.” Matthew [13:57]


“Familiarity breeds contempt.” – William Shakespeare


“When you begin a self-discovery journey and you start doing things differently because you are an entrepreneur, they will resist that change vehemently.”


“Mediocre people want you to be mediocre. Average people want you to be average. Great people want you to be great.”


“Your vision was given to YOU by God, and not to them.”

Be Blessed and Thrive ON!

Sebastien and Elisabeth


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About the author, Sebastien

Sebastien Richard was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1974. He is happlily married, has three children (Jason, Marissa, and Katelyn), and now resides in Prince Edward Island (Canada). He is a sought-after Bible teacher, and speaker.

In 2015, God led him to found Thriving on Purpose (thrivingonpurpose.com), a Faith-based organization where (along with his wife, Elisabeth) he provides Kingdom knowledge for today's believers, helping them to build up the Kingdom of God and tear down strongholds.

Aside from his next books, Sebastien is most active in producing impactful content for his weekly Facebook broadcasts.

When he's not busy with ministry, or courageously leading his family to further happiness and bliss, he enjoys masterminding with Elisabeth at breakfast time, family road trips, researching fringe theories, cryptozoology, geek culture, and movie nights with the kids while chowing down pizza.

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