How She Built A Successful Company on $5
Would you believe me if I told you a woman of God started a multi-million dollar company off of $5 and faith?
Today I had the privilege of interviewing Mignon Francios who has an incredible story that left me feeling inspired by the way she has created a very successful company.
As you know, I attended a business boutique this past October of 2019 and Mignon was one of the incredible people up on stage sharing her story. Christy Wright interviewed her about the power of faith and taking small action. The entire time Mignon shared her story, I was glued and did everything I could to hold back tears. Her faith in God inspired me so much to start taking more action within my own life.
Mignon up and moved her family to Nashville, TN because of the dream that was on their daughters heart to sing. Not only for her daughter, but their family needed a new and fresh start. They were struggling financially and really wanted to make a change for their life.
After the Move
After moving to Tennessee, Mignon’s husband lost his job. They don’t know where to turn for money or food. After a series of meeting different people, they were able to get into a house due to a man that saw potential in Mignon. It was Mignon who was praying for safe home for her and her kids. She knew that she wanted to stop living in apartments and get in a home.
The man who owned the home ended up making a crazy deal with them. He allowed them to move into a house with no down payment and he paid them to help work on additional projects he had going on. Lets just say, God’s hand was all over the situation and he was providing in massive ways.
Still without a job, Mignon did what she could to be strategic with their finances. She couldn’t use electricity during the day because she had to save all of the energy to heat up the house at night for her children.
The Mindset Shift
Like me, you might feel so sad when you hear this. But Mignon speaks with joy and excitement because she had a mindset change. She realized what God HAD given her. She knew that there were massive changes she needed to make. Believe it or not, she had been looking at all the famous rappers and asking God, “Why do you bless them? Why do they have an abundance and I don’t?” She realized that all of those people had done something for the life they had. They worked.
Mignon was listening to the radio one day when she heard DAve Ramsey speaking. He was talking about the power of getting out of debt and how you could do a bake sell, garage sale, and several other ideas in order to get more money to pay off debt. The one thing that stuck out to mignon was the bake sale.
She wondered how she could possibly bake cupcakes and sell them. Now, the funny thing is, is that Mignon didn’t know how to bake. I’m not just talking a little bit, but she was bad and had no idea haha.
This didn’t stop her. She knew that if God was with her, she could do this.
She decided to take the only $5 that her family had that day for food and she walked to the store to buy ingredients to bake. Talk about a risk.
What amazed me about this was her faith in something she had never done. Mignon goes on to share that she had faith in God and she knew that with this idea he gave her, she could do it.
She learned to bake and later that day, she was able to make $60 off of the cupcakes she baked. Ever since that day, she continued to take the money she would make and would turn it into more money by baking and selling her cupcakes.
The Success + Provision of God
Mignon now has two stores called the cupcake collection and she has been nominated as the best cupcakes in Nashville.
Her second location is in New Orleans. Even better, you can ORDER her cupcakes straight to your house in order to try the delicious cupcakes she uses.
One of my favorite parts of Mignon’s story is that during all of this, God would often wake her up at 3:17 in the morning. Yes, that’s very early lol. But she knew God was getting her up and so she got up and sat with God. She would often talk with him and listen.
Become a Student of the Word
She became a student of God’s word and really understand everything he was speaking over her. She decided to pour into this time to seek God and trust him. By doing so, Mignon build this business based upon her faith in God, not within herself. She understands that SHE was a child of God. A queen, a princess, and a beloved child that God wanted to take care of.
I hope you’ll take the time to listen to the podcast episode because hearing Mignon share her story and the excitement in the voice is incredible. She is an amazing human that has inspired my faith and belief in God.
When we learn to lean on him rather than ourselves, it changes everything. And this is something I’m constantly working through myself, but I want to know the word and live by the word. There is freedom because we know that the truth sets us free.
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