Bri Lee, a renowned media mogul, speaker and writer is making strides with her compositions, debuting leading book, My Father's Business: A Journey To Entrepreneurship by Faith," at 2019’s Faithpreneur Weekend Conference. Author Bri Lee’s new release- "My Father's Business: A Journey To Entrepreneurship by Faith."
Bri is the CEO of her own media company. Bri Lee Media Productions, LLC, and is also the founder of Mom's Cafe Blog. Through her blog, literary works and across her social media platforms, she is committed to building a community of empowered women and mother's, all while sharing her own life experiences and knowledge.
Bri is also the producer and radio personality of a Christian millennial morning talk, The Bri Lee Radio Show, broadcasting on Stellar Award nominated station iWorship 96 FM and headlines her weekly podcast Brunch with Bri. Bri has also been seen as one of three hosts on television show E&E Style Showcase.
Prior to her work as a blogger and radio show host, and on-air talent, her professional backgrounds include that of Education, Business Management and Operations. However, behind the pen and behind the mic is where you are most likely to find her, as she discovered her love and passion for written/spoken arts at an early age.
Talk about Living Your Best Life! I recently had the pleasure to sit down with this dynamic trailblazer of a millennial at the new TWA Hotel centrally located at New York City’s, JFK Airport for the #FaithPreneurWeekend2k19 Conference....
This EPIC three day Faithpreneur Weekend 2019 Conference was facilitated by host and creator, Dr. Stacie N.C Grant
Dr. Grant's, track record is highlighted by receiving the 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from our 44th President Barack Obama, along with her 2017 appointment as a Fellow of the Most Excellent Order of International Experts (FOIE). Dr. Grant derives hers greatest reward serving people, rekindling dreams, uncovering the foundations for legacy work, and witnessing the shift that takes place in the process of bringing about their greatest successes. It was a live gathering ecosystem of collaborative achievement driven businesses, guided by the moral compass of FAITH. Entrepreneurs are typically individuals who exhibit grit, determination and resilience to establish and monetize their business idea. The goal of #FaithpreneurWeekend2K19 was to create sustainable Revenue, Resources and Relationships. This is the challenge for most entrepreneurs and for most entrepreneurs and #Faithpreneurs® alike. Most have the passion and vision to create innovative products and services but lack the Revenue, Resources and Relationships for long-term sustainability.
During Faithpreneur Weekend 2k19, Bri Lee was one of four panel participants during the Faithpreneur® Millennial Edition segment, Receiving The Mantle, a candid conversations with Millennials about their experience with creating sustainable Revenue, Resources and Relationships. More about the Faithpreneur weekend can be found at: www.faithpreneurweekend.com .
Super excited as Live Your Best Life Blog was able to chat with Bri Lee regarding her new book release and what is next for her in this season.
Absolutely! My new book, My Father's Business, A Journey to Entrepreneurship by Faith, is bridging the gap between business and personal development. I strongly believe that one of the greatest challenges any entrepreneur will face is themselves, which is why I am sharing my journey and what I have had to combat and overcome on a personal level that has directly affected my growth as an entrepreneur and the lateral movement of my business.
In My Father's Business, the reader will also discover the scriptural and spiritual parallels that directly apply to business. I myself, have only come this far by my faith in God and through faith I am truly able to accomplish my purpose, visions and goals.
How did you come up with idea for this book?
This book was really a God idea. As I was going through the growing pains and ups and downs of entrepreneurship, God placed it on my heart to share these lessons with my fellow business owners. I've learned that what I do is less about me and more about God, and He is really captain of the ship of CEO of my business if you well. Hence came the title, My Father's Business.
What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?
The most difficult aspect of writing this book, I can say really was in the reflecting. It really is easy to just "go through the motions," so much so, that we often miss what we are supposed to obtain in life's moments; But writing My Father's Business, really forced me to stop, embrace current moments and situations or really dig deep into my memory bank and receive the message there
Why do you write? What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?
I have been writing as long as I can remember. It truly is apart of me and who I am. I love the art of writing from my core. You know, many of us are blessed with gifts that come naturally and I am proud to say that literature is my art form. I can't sing, although I try on several occasions but writing is where I flow best and can carry "a note," if you will.
What is most rewarding about being a writer is knowing that you can truly touch the hearts and minds of people through your written word. I do not take that for granted. It is an honor to be able to reach people and hopefully change their lives in the most positive ways through words.
What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?
There are layered lessons within My Father's Business. My wish really is for the reader to avoid certain pitfalls and struggles through what I have already gone through, but ultimately, my wish for the reader is to expand their trust in God and apply these key scriptures and lessons to their everyday lives and to be blessed as they operate in them.
Who are your favorite authors? & What book(s) are you reading now?
That's funny. My favorite author always seems to change, as I grow older and go through different phases in my life. At the moment, I do not have a favorite author, but I do have a list of books I have lined up to read, written by Michelle Obama, Trevor Noah, Elaine Welteroth and I'm waiting on Yvonne Orji to drop hers. These are all people I follow and admire their work, stories and ambition.
What books have most influenced your life?
A cliche answer but the B-I-B-L-E. The most influential literature I have read to-date! I could have read one verse a thousand times and received something different every single time.
Any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Honestly, for the aspiring writers out there just start! Don't worry about what others think about what you're doing or even if you're "doing it right." Writing is art...if you enjoy it and feel you have a message or story to share, let no one stop you! Alleviate yourself from internal and external pressures. Also, stay connected with Bri Lee Media Productions, LLC., at https://brileemediaproductions.com/ , because we will be rolling out new products and services very shortly for the indie author!
What can we expect from Author Bri Lee in the future?
Whew! How much time do we have? Your girl is always working! Masterminds and workshops are in the works...Season Two of Brunch with Bri the Podcast is almost here! We will be sharing some valuable content for the budding entrepreneur, from business fundamentals, to tips and tricks to grow your business + stories from some entrepreneurs in different industries and how they started! It's gunna be fire!! Subscribe to Brunch with Bri-The Podcast, available on Spotify, Apple, Google Play Music and Stitcher!