Work & Worth

A Woman of Work & Worth: Jessie Artigue

Within the Work and Worth series, I highlight women who embody Work and Worth. Jessie Artigue is a style and life blogger, one-half of the podcast Marriage is Funny and mentor of Pepperologie. Here are some of her thoughts on #WorkandWorth.

 What does the phrase Work and Worth mean to you?  

The phrase “work and worth” is a scary pairing of the two things that I’ve been trying hard to separate over the past several months.

How are you an example of a Christian woman in the workplace?  

Simply being with Jesus is such a core part of me at all times... I would hope that ANY place that I’m a part of (whether it be my kitchen table or my church or the neighborhood bar) would give me the opportunity to trust steadily, hope unswerving, and love extravagantly in his name. The most specific example I can think of is paying attention to the Holy Spirit and letting that presence guide my steps!

How do you not lose sight of your worth when working within the style and media industries?  

Thankfully, I learned something very important in the early stages of my business: Encouraging other women along their own path (regardless of the industry) is the best way to avoid getting caught up in my personal struggles with self-worth.

Where do you find grace (and/or inspiration) as a working woman?  

At the moment, my biggest source of inspiration is the chance to just be still and listen. (Two things that I’m historically not very good at!). I’ve taken a slower approach to business over the Summer, and the extra time in each day has made room for listening, writing and praying for His words to be what fills up the additional space in my heart.

What is your biggest piece of advice for women and worth?  

Find confidence by embracing your truth. I believe that we were created in the image of God, and living that out is such a beautiful way to be mirrors of his reflection for others to see.

Left to Right: Hilary Rushford, Ashlee Chu, and Jessie Artigue at The Influence Conference, 2014 

Left to Right: Hilary Rushford, Ashlee Chu, and Jessie Artigue at The Influence Conference, 2014 

 

 

Jessie Artigue has the most effortless style and colorful personality. Follow Jessie on Instagram, read her blog Style and Pepper, listen to her podcast Marriage is Funny, and learn her ways through Pepperologie

The #WorkandWorth Community Group & $5 to Spend on Amazon

Earlier this week, I started a Community Group for women just like you. This is an online community through Facebook which will officially kick-off in January 2016. Here are a few things to know about the group!

Who is it for? 

Entrepreneurs, bloggers, marketers, or anyone working to test the limits of her work and explore the depths of her worth.

What will be discussed? 

Work and Worth. The two topics many of us are faced with each day. My hope is that we are able to discuss, share, and encourage one another in these areas. 

Is there a commitment? 

Once a week, I will ask a question for us to discuss or share a challenge for us to take part in. You are welcome to answer the questions, ask your own questions, help give answers or advice, and take part in one or all challenges. 

Does it cost anything? 

No fee. But, if you want to get technical, I encourage you to engage in discussion and participate in as many of the challenges as you are able. 


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Links I Love for #WorkandWorth

For me, weekends are when I catch up on blog and magazine reading. Well, I do my best to anyway. If you live in a place with real fall weather, curl up by your fireplace or snuggle up in your favorite chair. Really soak in these articles. 

On that note, here are a few links I gathered for you to read over the weekend. 

Wired for Work via Propel Women

Digital Divas on Starting Your Own Business via Darling Magazine

How Women are Thriving in Online Entrepreneurship via Verily

The 5 Year Plan is Out via Career Contessa

Living Out the Call to Business via Grit & Virtue

You can find all the 31 Days of Work & Worth posts here

 

A Woman of Work & Worth: Ashlee Proffitt

Within the Work and Worth series, I will highlight women who embody Work and Worth. Ashlee Proffitt builds strong brands and inspired goods. She has a lovely design gift and shares my love of the color white. Here are some of her thoughts on #WorkandWorth.

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What does the phrase Work and Worth mean to you?

Ephesians 2:10 - For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. He did THE work and through His work, He gave me worth. And He is the one responsible for seeing the work in me to completion: Philippians 1:6 - being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

How are you an example of a modern Christian woman in the workplace?

If we look at the word (modern) as an opportunistic to ask how does God define godliness as a woman versus what tradition has said about what it looks like to be a Christian woman in the past then we begin to see a movement of women who are experiencing much freedom as daughters of Christ. I pray I am an example of that freedom. Freedom that is found in the work that Jesus did on my behalf, freedom that leads to joy in the roles God has called us to as women in the workplace and out. 

How do you not lose sight of your worth when faced with non-glamorous business tasks and pitfalls?

I lose sight all the time! I hate the non-glamorous tasks! One thing I am learning is that God has uniquely gifted each one of us in a way that if possible find someone to help with the tasks you find unglamorous because for someone else they actually may be glamorous. We lie to ourselves that we have to do it all and be it all and we feel guilty asking for help if it is something we don't want to do ourselves. The truth is that some people get really excited about numbers and they make me want to pull my hair out. So instead of living under the "Ashlee has to do it all or she is a failure" mentality I can find joy in asking someone to come alongside and use the gifts that they have been given. 

Where do you find grace (and/or inspiration) as a working mother?

The mamas in my everyday community. The ones I see sacrificing and loving and nurturing and teaching their littles day in and day out. I am so different than each one of my friends and when I get around them I LEARN how to be a better mama. Not a guilt-ridden mama, rather a mama who is delighted in the way God uniquely created each one of us. Community, real life community, is God's gift to us. It's where we learn and are challenged and prayed for and pointed to Jesus. 

What is your biggest piece of advice for women and worth?

Find people that will dive in with you. People who believe in the mission and vision. Let them in. Let them ask the had questions. Let them help. And don't forget to ask for help. 

Ashlee Proffitt is a passionate woman who works hard and believes harder.  Follow Ashlee on Instagram or visit her website

You can find all the 31 Days of Work & Worth posts here

These Ad Campaigns Encourage Girls (and Women) to Be Women of Work & Worth

Barbie released a new ad campaign titled, "Imagine the Possibilities". It explores the possibilities of what can happen "when girls are free to imagine they can be anything". When I first read the ad's opening question, I immediately thought: anything. All my life, I've associated Barbie will being anything and everything she wants. 

Always released their girl-empowering and awareness campaign in the summer of 2014. They ask males and females, of all ages, to act out or answer a specific thing "like a girl". In my opinion, they nailed it, "because I am a girl and that's not something I should be ashamed of". 

The community, This Girl Can shared a video which embodies everything they stand for, queue Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On" anthem. They exist to "inspire us to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome".

You can find all the 31 Days of Work & Worth posts here