Reinvention strategist Marshawn Evans Daniels delivers a practical and inspirational guide for women ready to reclaim their lives and discover a higher purpose, demonstrating that through disruption, life can become sweeter than you ever imagined—Believe Bigger is “your most inspiring girlfriend in book form” (Booklist).
Marshawn Evans Daniels thought she was on the right path. She was an accomplished business woman and high-powered sports attorney ready to marry the man of her dreams—until she learned just days before a fairytale wedding that he was cheating on her. After this betrayal flipped her seemingly perfect world upside down, she found herself craving significance, not just success.
Believe Bigger is about resilience, reclaiming your life, and discovering how God uses rejection, hardship, and unexpected circumstances to awaken something greater within...if you’re willing to embrace disruption. You’ll see her go from heartbroken and hitting rock bottom financially, to building a multi-million-dollar faith-centered enterprise and finding something super sweet along the way: a calling. Through Marshawn’s own “very compelling personal story of betrayal, heartbreak, and—in the end—healing” (Faith Jenkins, TV personality and host of Judge Faith) will show you how you too can turn pain into purpose.
Believe Bigger is “a great guide to making seemingly impossible dreams a reality” (Michelle McKinney Hammond, bestselling author). Whether you are drowning in self-doubt and regret, feeling stuck, or sensing a shift but unable to discern what’s next, Marshawn’s Purpose Map outlining the 5 Stages of Divine Reinvention will give you insight into your true gifts and calling—and the courage to pursue them. You’ll see that difficulties are not designed to devastate you, but to ignite the bigger dreams, life, love, and abundance you were destined for all along.
Believe Bigger introduction CONFESSIONS I don’t know my purpose.
Five words that most of us as women of faith are afraid, even embarrassed, to say aloud. We talk around purpose. We encourage others to enter it. But so many of us don’t truly, confidently know it for ourselves.
That’s okay. You’re not alone. The majority of women on the planet—Believers included—don’t know their purpose either. It’s not popular for a Believer to confess that she loves God, and she trusts God, but she doesn’t know why God sent her here, and she’s not crystal clear as to what God wants her to do.
But purpose is not supposed to be an ever-seeking, never-finding, illusive, impossible-to-grasp type of thing.
God wants you to know what your purpose is.
When we look at our lives, we see chaos. When God looks at our lives, He sees a map. He sees your beginning and your end, and all of Heaven (even right now) is constantly seeking to move you forward and closer to your divine destination.
God is a God of impeccable order, intention, and structure. Nothing that has occurred in your life is a coincidence. Everything you’ve encountered—even the things that seemed awful—has been part of your journey.
And while you might intrinsically know that you’re on some kind of a journey, you may not know exactly where you are, where you’re going, and most importantly, why you’re ultimately here. We’re going to explore that together. I’ll help you see that your life makes more sense than you realize.
That your past or even present pain is not a penalty.
That there are hidden patterns embedded in your experiences containing God’s direction and ultimate intention for your life.
Your purpose isn’t lost. Purpose isn’t even something you find. It’s something you uncover. God already designed you for it and you’re already being guided by it. It’s what led you to this book. During our journey together, it is my prayer to help you embrace it and enter it. You are more important than you can possibly imagine and more gifted than your mind can conceive.
To live the life God intends, we must first put on God’s lens.
Truth is . . . you’ve created an outdated life and identity for yourself. It’s probably focused on achieving success or comfort, or just avoiding conflict and failure. Your life, the way you know it right now, gives you a certain level of confidence, predictability, and let’s be honest . . . control.
But deep within, you know there is an unlived life waiting for you. One with only your name on it. One God has destined you for all along.
You may not be able to fully see it, but you can sense it.
It calls to you.
You begin to thirst for it. A life of relevance. Substance. Confidence. Clarity. Impact. Beauty and elegance. A life soaked in divine significance.
The simple secret to awakening your purpose is to understand how purpose works. Your life, you see, is a map made up of five key life stages. God intends for you to advance through each stage in order to enter your true purpose and fulfill your life mission. However, many of us are stuck in one of the five stages and don’t even know it. I didn’t. Over time, I discovered not only how to advance through the stages, but what God had been calling me to all along. In this book, I am going to share what I learned about God’s peculiar path of divine reinvention so you can find your God-given purpose, too.
I will help you understand your ultimate calling and show you the path (and beliefs necessary) to get there. But before you proceed further, be forewarned.
Entering your purpose will first require an exit.
To unleash the greater you, God will disrupt you and dismantle you.
He will humble you. He will use any means necessary to get your attention. He will even break you so He can rebuild you anew. To fulfill your true life mission, you will have to unlearn who you have been, and muster the courage to discover who you really are, what you possess, and how God designed you.
In the pages that follow, you’ll see how purpose is often embedded in the middle of your mess. Frustration, betrayal, disappointment, health scares, sudden loss, career changes, and seasons of unexpected disruption and transition may be linked to the master mission God has you here to complete. I’m inviting you right now to look at purpose in a fresh new way.
My intention is that as you turn each page in this book, you’ll gain the confidence and clarity needed to be who God has already called you to be, and do what He has already designed you to do.
Marshawn Evans Daniels is a reinvention strategist and life coach mentoring women around the world to live bolder in the areas of faith and business. As a serial entrepreneur, TV personality, creator of the Godfidence movement and founder of SHE Profits, she helps women turn ideas into income and faith into action. A former sports attorney, Miss America finalist, and competitor on TheApprentice, she left a high-powered law firm and turned her passion for people into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Appearing regularly on CNN, Fox Business, and ESPN, her clients range from Rolls Royce, HP, Nike, Home Depot, and Ernst & Young to everyday dreamers seeking to find their voice and maximize their potential. Named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by the Atlanta Business League, she is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, a Harry S. Truman scholar, and a former US Ambassador to the International Summit of Achievement in Dublin, Ireland. Marshawn is passionate about purpose, futurist thinking, manifestation, entrepreneurship, and traveling the globe with her husband Jack.
"Meet this year's breakout voice in self-help books... Believe Bigger is something special."
“Reminds readers that God calls us not just to live, but to thrive. Your most inspiring girlfriend in book form.”
"Believe Bigger is a refreshing source of mind renewal mixed with a blueprint for fulfilling your life purpose. You'll learn how to release the past, believe again in your dreams, and be motivated to start living them out loud."
– Michelle Williams, Grammy Award Winning Member of Destiny's Child
"Marshawn is a powerhouse! Believe Bigger cuts a trail for others to follow so they can live a life soaked in divine significance."
– Lisa Bevere, New York Times Bestselling Author
"Marshawn tells a very compelling personal story of betrayal, heartbreak, and - in the end - healing. Every person, especially women, dealing with issues of trust, betrayal, and emotional adversity must read this book."
– Faith Jenkins, TV Personality + Host of Judge Faith
"Believe Bigger inspires you to increase your faith while providing a bonafide roadmap for discovering your calling and living the life you were truly destined for."
– Valorie Burton, bestselling author of Successful Women Think Differently
"Believe Bigger will empower you to stretch beyond self-sabotaging limitations and to become your God intended best. A great guide to making seemingly impossible dreams a reality."
– Michelle McKinney Hammond, bestselling author
"Marshawn is a leaders' leader who has mastered how to empower women to BE more, DO more, and MAKE more."
– Sheri Riley, Celebrity Life Strategist, Award-winning Author
"Captivating and honest - Marshawn has literally written the blueprint for turning your personal pain into power. Walking into one's purpose is no easy feat without first aligning with spirit and believing in a higher purpose for your life. With this reflective guide, you will begin to believe in your personal power, embrace the responsibility of your higher calling, and unlock your greatest potential."