Want to know more about me? Awwww, aren't you lovely!
I’m El Edwards, the mindset geek.
Irrepressible silver-lining spotter with a compulsion to say the stuff most other people only say in their heads, I'm on a mission to reclaim "Christian" - and I need your help!
Using bible-friendly mindset training, I'm here to help fun-loving Christian entrepreneurs like you master the real secret to a thriving life & business ... resilience. Or, as I like to call it: "bounce-back-ability".
Why? To inspire you to be joyful for Jesus in 2019!
So when you’re having a trying day, what should you do first?
Spoiler alert: It may not be what you think!
When it comes to hacking your mindset, one size does not fit all. As people of faith, we read of promises of "inner peace" in the bible but it’s not like there’s a check list you can run through to get all your ducks in a row and then you’ll magically switch on “calm & confident”.
The problem is, thanks to this wonderful, glorious, noisy, over-stuffed universe we live in, with the apparent need to build an offline world that matches everyone else’s delightfully perfect online world, and with blog posts and articles galore offering us the secret to success and happiness, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing there is a check list – and that everyone has a copy except you!
Add in the guilt we all too easily heap upon ourselves (because if we were just a little bit more holy, maybe this life thing wouldn't feel so difficult!?!) and it's not wonder we feel a little bit crazy!
And so we spend hours scanning articles on Facebook, even though we know most of the promises are little more than click bait, hoping that one of them might at last provide the elusive hack we need to make our day more delightful.
Hacks like journalling. I know, I know, everyone lauds journalling as the ultimate mindset tool and yes, it has its place, but journalling just because someone wrote a blog post once about how good it is doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for you right now.
Or thankfulness. It’s great to be grateful (pun absolutely intended!) but doing it as just another thing to check off is not going to make you happy. #justsaying
Or meditation might be helpful, if only you could persuade the voices in your head to stop wittering on for long enough to let you enjoy the peace and quiet, but is it even biblical?!?
How you do something is more important than what you do.
Tools like journaling and meditation can have an important role in making your day to day life more delightful and long time readers will know I love a bit of thankfulness as much as the next girl.
But right now you’re skipping from one thing to the next (or probably more accurately, feeling guilty because you’re not getting to anything) and it’s making you miserable!
What you need right now is to understand the power of embracing your inner weirdo, those little eccentricities that make you the delightfully messy, made in the image of God, human you are, and learn how to apply any mindset tool of your choosing in a way that honours and respects the real you.
Why? So you can start to play with any tool, hack or practice, even if you’ve never done it before, and do so safe in the knowledge that even the simple act of allowing your inner weirdo to play along will help make each and every day more delightful and, ultimately, more successful.
I don’t believe in checklists or the need to make a bunch of changes as the secret to real, long-lasting day to day happiness and success.
What I do believe in is the power of you being you, embracing your inner weirdo, letting her out to play, so you can apply carefully chosen bible-friendly brain hacks, get real about what’s going on inside your head, and choose happy every single day.
And that’s why I created the Faith & Business Playground.
I can't wait to show you around!