The first in her family to pursue a career as a full-time entrepreneur, Beatrice Monique knew the road wouldn’t be easy, but she persevered and has built an impressive legacy for herself. Now a self-described “serial entrepreneur,” business coach, and the author of Bea Great & Mind Your Business, Beatrice is happy to share the wisdom she’s gathered along the way to help her clients succeed as they bring their visions to life. Join us for this Sheen Magazine exclusive where we talked with Beatrice about her life, career, and her passion for empowering others to follow their dreams.
Who is Beatrice Monique?
I’m a woman who has recognized her purpose and stepped into her territory. I am a wife, mother, and serial entrepreneur.
What inspired you to write your book, Bea Great & Mind Your Business?
When I began my journey to becoming an entrepreneur, it was such a long and uncertain time in my life. I was the first in my family to be a full-time entrepreneur, so most of my family didn’t understand the importance of birthing your purpose. I had very little support, which is why I wanted to write a book to offer daily encouragement to business owners and share what I have learned along the way. I wanted to share what worked for me, which are the morning affirmations I do daily to take time with God and encourage myself in the Lord.
Can you tell us more about your book?
It’s a 30-day empowerment book with daily bits of wisdom and affirmations written for businessowners and aspiring businessowners.
What surprised you the most about your book?
As I wrote, the prayers I prayed and included in this book completely surprised me. I was also overwhelmed by how God poured through me as I wrote. I was shocked at how easy the words came at times throughout the writing process.
How do you utilize your expertise and help others achieve their goals?
I am a business coach who specializes in helping people take their vision and manifest it into the natural. God has given me the gift of generating ideas that make money and I have been able to utilize that gift and help all my clients.
What advice would you give to new and aspiring writers?
Let your writing flow. Take breaks when you need so that you can birth a meaningful message that contains the words that people need to read and hear right now.
What does success mean to you?
Success for me is simply walking in my purpose and doing what God has called me to do.
How do you deal with the emotional impact of writing a book that reflects your personal experience?
When I wrote the chapter that discussed starting over again, it had a profound effect on me because it took me back to a season of loss in my life. It made me realize that I am tougher than I thought and that I can never forget just how much I’ve overcome and how much I’ve achieved. I don’t take my calling lightly.
What sense of purpose do you draw from your culture and community?
I want to help my community understand the value of leaving a legacy for your children. I want to set the standard in my family and community of what it looks like to walk in your divine purpose.
How do you use your expertise to empower women?
Empowering women is one of my favorite things to do. As women, we wear so many hats and do so many things. I like to encourage women to follow their dreams because it is never too late to get up and be great!
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