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Big Idea Food: Fuel for Your Purpose

Earlier this year, I stumbled upon a devotional called Big Idea Food. I had never really seen anything like it. It was created for dreamers, doers, side hustlers, anyone with a goal who wants to accomplish it with support from the word of God.

Marlena does such a great job of covering the things we need to get us through the rough patches. I knew I had to have her on the show because what she shares in her devotional is fuel for your purpose. 

Marlena Banks is the founder of Big Idea Food™, a Christian media brand that produces faith-fueling content for entrepreneurs & creatives. Since releasing the Big Idea Food™ book, a down-to-earth, faith-based devotional for entrepreneurs in 2018, she’s continued to grow the brand’s offerings to include a weekly devotional newsletter, edge-snatching social media content, a growing membership community & business coaching. She’s found admirers across the globe including Yvonne Orji  from the powerhouse show Insecure and other faith-based entrepreneurs and tastemakers.  

When she’s not speaking at inspirational events or podcasts like this, you can find her curating faith-filled programming inside her community, Big Idea Food™ TRIBE or coaching early-stage founders to launch & grow their big ideas into the influential businesses God has called them to be. Her ultimate mission is to elevate the influence of more Christian creators so that, together, we can positively impact our world at the level God intended.

Food for Thought

In this episode we covered…
  • How Marlena got into writing
  • Who the Big Idea Food devotional is for
  • How the concept of Big Idea Food came about
  • Marlena’s non traditional route to writing this book 
  • How long she sit on the idea of the devotional before she started executing on it
  • Why she chose to name it Big Idea Food
  • How Big Idea Food is a book full of content that does not limit God’s people
  • Where Marlena’s purpose fits in all of the things she does
  • The kind of impact she has seen her purpose have in the lives of others

Want More?

If you enjoyed this episode, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about overcoming fear in pursuit of purpose or this episode detailing how to find your unique path to  your purpose.

Resources Mentioned

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You can connect with Marlena on her


Instagram: @marlenabanks @bigideafood

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