Grace Fox is an author, speaker, and coach. She helps her audiences move from where they are to where they want to be spiritually, physically, and professionally.
Not only are her books well written to women’s needs, but her lectures are delightfully entertaining and feels like two old friends sitting across the table from each other over a cup of tea laughing, crying and sharing the secrets of climbing the mountain we call life!
During her presentation she reminded us that women speak 30,000 to 35,000 words a day! What impact will your words have on those who receive them? She challenged us to be teachable and warned us that when we as women stop being teachable we become either complacent, arrogant, stale or irrelevant. Her echoed quote by C.S. Lewis, “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less.” It made me think about how best to connect and serve others and meet them where their heartaches are.
Although her lecture this day was an admonition to writers, her words hold true for women working hard to multi-task and do well in the world:
- Negative voices
- loss of focus
- mundane tasks
- losing intimacy with God ”
Her book Moving from Fear to Freedom is a guide for turning daily fears into future successes! No more excuses, her wisdom can set you free to be all you can be!
She’s also written a delightful book called 10 Minute Time Outs for Moms!
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And a Woman’s Devotional
1)What exactly is your business and what made you get started?
I’m an author, writing and life coach, international speaker, and co-director of an international mission organization. I started writing because I sensed beyond a doubt that God was telling me to do so. Speaking opportunities followed after my first book was published. Co-directing the mission organization began quite unexpectedly—I didn’t seek it. It came as an invitation from an organization based in the USA.
2) What one thing do you do every day to move yourself forward and stay focused? Where do you find your inspiration?
I spend time reading my Bible, journaling, and praying every morning. This is largely where I find my inspiration.
3) What do you do regularly to take care of yourself?
I go to the gym four mornings/week at 5:30 and work out for an hour. I track my food intake and am part of an accountability group that requires a weekly weigh-in.
4) How do you keep yourself emotionally balanced while you are pushing forward?
My job requires a lot of travel, and sometimes it means working a month with only one or two days off. So, when I’m home, I leave my office by 6 PM and don’t return until the next morning. I relax in the evening with my husband, enjoying good conversations while sitting in the hot tub.
5) What’s the best part and the worst part of your job?
The best part is knowing that what I do makes a positive difference for my readers, my audiences, and my clients. The worst part is the administrative work—organizing materials, answering emails, etc.
6) What failure taught you the most and what was it?
Several years of putting work before my physical well-being resulted in leg injuries and losing my mobility for three months. This was a major wake-up call for me, and I now put my health before deadlines. No room for compromise.
7) If you had to do something different, what would that be?
I’d say “no” to opportunities that are good but that distract me from writing as much as I’d like.
8) If you had advice to give to someone else who was thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, what would that be?
Don’t be afraid to take a risk. Live your life so that, when you’re sitting in your rocking chair at the age of 90, you don’t look back and regret not having pursued your passions.
9) What did you have to overcome personally to be able to do what you do?
Fear. I had to overcome the fear of inadequacy, the fear of failure, and the fear of rejection.
10) Any last parting words?
Faith in God both keeps me grounded and makes me soar. Apart from Him I wouldn’t have had the courage nor the perseverance to accomplish any of these things.
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