#FierceFriday Interview with Justina Ford
Meet Justina Ford
#FierceFriday is a weekly feature on Everything’s Coming Up Rosie (ecurosie) – celebrating all the incredibly inspiring and kick-ass women out there! Justina was affected by Hurricane Matthew and had to evacuate her home, but I’m happy to hear that both she and her family are safe. With that, I am excited to share this week’s interview with Pro Makeup Artist and Mindset Coach, Justina Ford.
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You may remember Justina, as she recently wrote a post for Everything’s Coming Up Rosie. She shared what happens when you hit a blogger burnout and the three easy steps to take when you find yourself in this type of situation. It’s an issue that many of us have experienced or will experience.Click here to read her post.
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In this week’s interview, some of the highlights are: how she balances a career, homeschooling her children and being a military spouse. As a Mindset coach, she helps women how to lead with their hearts in choosing their careers and/or creating their business. And if that’s not enough to keep her busy, she writes for the Huffington Post and has worked with high-end clients such as South Magazine, Fox 8 News, Toyota Chevrolet, and the US Census Bureau.
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Share Your Story – Justina Ford
Hi, Justina! Tell us a little about you.
A little about me. I’m a military spouse, homeschooling mom, vocalist on the worship team at my church, a professionally published makeup artist, and an energy and mindset coach to multi-passionate entrepreneurial-minded women of faith. To sum it up I am a woman of faith who highly desires my life, actions, and business to be aligned with God. At one point in my life, I was so far from where I wanted my life to be. I was trapped in a place where I couldn’t see any value or purpose for myself. Connecting with God’s word and promises for my life literally transformed my mind and actions
Describe a typical day for you.
A typical day for me includes me waking up 2+3 hours before my children to get my inspirational reading, prayer, and meditation in. I also network online and do any writing for content that I want to automate and get out to my tribe. I have a new goal to write a book that’s been on my heart for a long time now. So I’ll spend 15-30 minutes a day writing for that too. By 9/10am I get my children up for school and we spend at least 4 hours a day getting our basic study/lessons in but I’m a strong believer that we are constantly learning all day and we definitely take advantage of those opportunities. After school, the kids go out to play and I get to play in my own business, through my Facebook group, through live streaming with clients, hosting conference calls which include discovery sessions, private clients. Some days of the week there is football, other days there are weddings and production work, or photo shoots, but I’ve got my calendar and timer to keep me on track. My days can be very versatile but I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
Your Facebook group “The Purposeful Pursuit to a Beautiful You” focuses on women finding their true authentic self that will help them to create thriving heart-led and purposeful and profitable businesses. How did you come up with the idea and what fuels you to help women?
I came up with this idea by taking a detailed account on what I wanted out of life. I knew that my ideal client was a woman just like me struggling with the things that I had struggled with in my life and business. For me, it was being an authentic version of myself and allowing that to shine through in my business. I’m a very intuitive person. God has gifted me to feel. I can feel when things aren’t right when they aren’t lined up and when they aren’t genuine.
In life, sometimes we pursue things because we feel we have to, we feel we don’t have a choice and/or we’re focusing too heavily on others’ expectation of us. My desire is for women to be able to lead with their hearts in choosing their careers and creating their businesses. It’s so important to lead with value and purpose, and I know first hand the profits will come.
Random question. As a makeup artist, what’s your must-have in your makeup bag?
Must have item is concealer. Although I had a hard time with this one cause I love my mascara too. But if the question asked about my top 4 pick…I’d say moisturizer, concealer, mascara, and a nude lipstick!! Now let’s talk about our mental makeup bag…my number 1 item would be confidence!
Is there anything you would do differently if you were starting over knowing what you know now?
There’s so many things I would differently in many areas in my life and business but the sake of staying on topic, I’ll start with my business. I would have included the self-worth and value pieces in my business early on. Mindset is affected by our beliefs and emotions and I wish I would have been teaching and coaching on this 5 years ago when I first started but I understand why it wasn’t that way but to have a greater impact and influence earlier on means I would have helped so many more women.
What is on your nightstand right now?
Funny, I don’t have a nightstand but I do keep a table in my sitting room. I have a stand up jewelry case with maybe 2 pairs of earrings. Ironic enough, Hubby bought that jewelry case years ago and I still have it. (If you know me I don’t really keep up with “things” I tend to lose them easily…yet I hold on to books and journal…I still have a journal that I used to write in from 2001). I love the design of that jewelry case but I’m not a big jewelry person. I also have a huge stack of books as I absolutely love to read.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
In 5 years time, I see myself affecting the lives of thousands of women, on stage speaking at many different conferences. I see myself hosting retreats for multi-passionate business women of faith where we focus on energy psychology which is redeemed for the Kingdom of God!
What has been your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement has been starting my own business and really sticking with it through all the difficulties and limiting beliefs that have gotten in my way. I’ve had multiple positions and none of them lasted more than 18 months. My current business I’ve stuck with it now for over 5 years now!
What advice would you give a budding women entrepreneur?
I would remind women entrepreneurs that building a business is a journey in personal development all in itself. It’s a journey of self-reflection and growth. You begin to realize all the limiting beliefs that you have and need to work through, so don’t give up. You showing up in your business is just as much for you as it is for your potential clients. I would also advise entrepreneurs that you if you’ve been called to business you’ve been called to ministry. Your business can serve as a ministry and God can get the glory if you desire him to.
Fill in the blank. Happiness is…
Happiness is living as the most authentic version of you without the need for permission or approvalAnything else you’d like to share with us?
Anything else you’d like to share with us?
Yes, I just completed an awesome 10 day mindset series called Now…That’s a Beautiful You for Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurial Minded Women of Faith. It’s available to those that are in my facebook group. It was a Live video series. So join the facebook group so that you can get access to it!
Where can we find you? (blog link and links to any social media)
You can always find me in my Facebook group The Purposeful Pursuit to a Beautiful
Justina, thank you again for participating in Fierce Friday!
About Justina Ford
Justina Ford is a Pro Makeup Artist and Mindset Coach. Justina teaches Multi-Passionate Women of Faith how to get out of their heads, embrace their self-worth, and utilize their God-given talents. Through her work, clients have experienced personal and professional breakthroughs that allow them to clear spiritual, emotional, and financial blocks that have transformed their life and business. She believes, real beauty starts with you; it’s time to embrace the value of your uniqueness so you can propel forward and operate in your purpose. Justina holds a Master’s in Human Service Counseling focused in Business with additional training in the Emotional Freedom Technique. She writes for the Huffington Post and has worked with high-end clients such as South Magazine, Fox 8 News, Toyota Chevrolet, and the US Census Bureau. You can find her giving daily value in her Facebook Group the Purposeful Pursuit to a Beautiful You.
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