Lynette Greene is a native Charlestonian and thriving Christian whostrives daily to effect positive change in the lives of those she’s privileged to encounter. She is the CEO and Founder of Elle Initiatives, a company formulated to advance, expand and extend the Kingdom of God by inspiring, informing, educating and serving people of all creeds, colors and cultures. Her strides in the Business and Finance industry have made her sought after for mentorship, industry counsel and workshop and seminar facilitation. Lynette earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting at Claflin University. She’s been fortunate to work 20 plus years in accounting and finance and has successfully started several businesses. Her career has afforded her many opportunities to work in various sectors including non-profit. After years of working for local government in accounting, she began her own accounting business, Christian Accounting Concepts. Her desire to train and equip business owners to be successful led to many workshops she implemented teaching business owners how to start a business, basic bookkeeping and small business tax law. With a great desire to expand her platform, Lynette began a radio talk show in May 2011. ‘Live Talk With Lynette’ became a hub for artists and business owners as well as community leaders to expose their gifts, products and services to the community. Her personality, love for life and laughter and her big ‘radio voice made the show a great success. Combining her passion for finance and money with her faith, Lynette became a professional author and successfully published her first book, “I’m Broke & I Couldn’t Care Less” hit the shelves in February 2013 and a book release was held at Barnes & Noble in North Charleston to share the release of the book with family, friends and her community.In addition, she has written many articles for various magazines on finance. Her style of ‘she’s talking to me’ writing with ‘funny’ edicts has made readers look for more of her books and articles. Lynette’s life is based on a scripture given to her in 1989 by the Lord and everything she does is founded on it. Isaiah 1:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)"From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness or health in [the nation’s body]—but wounds and bruises and fresh and bleeding stripes; they have not been pressed out and closed up or bound up or softened with oil. [No one has troubled to seek a remedy.]" Her testimony is God has strengthened her hands to be a remedy for the soul of man and their life issues.
I often say, “If you spend your life chasing money, you’ll spend your life chasing money!” When money and affluent living is your goal, you’ll never be satisfied. There will always be the ‘newest‘ and the ‘latest.’ As a child, my brothers and I enjoyed watching our gerbil in its cage, in between playing outside and homework. Its favorite toy was the spinning wheel. That gerbil spent hours running, running, running, running! If you’re chasing money, you and that gerbil have a lot in common! You’re moving and shaking, setting goals, making calls and going nowhere, fast!
Your greatest commodity, friend, is time. Time is a tool you can ‘spend‘ or ‘invest.’ If you’re spending it and not investing it, you’re on the spinning wheel of life. Bad news, there are absolutely no refunds! No returns on time you’ve spent on null conversation, social media scrolling, binge watching TV, or texting with friends. The list of what we waste time on goes on and on and on.
Chase time and your purpose
Here’s a scripture reference from my book ‘I’m Broke & I Couldn’t Care Less’, Proverbs 18:9 (AMPC) He who is loose and slack in his work is brother to him who is a destroyer and he who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide. You’ll have to get the book to get the entire teaching, but the short of it is this: there’s something dying in your life because you haven’t invested your time properly. What dream could have completely taken off by now had you only focused your time on your purpose?
Think about it, maybe you don’t have a lot of money in your wallet right now, but every breath is time and as long as you have that, you can make money. Figure out how to turn time well invested into money you can invest.
Getting back to my friend the gerbil, my suggestion for you is to get off the wheel! Think about how you spend your time. Is what you spend time on worth it? Do your goals match the time you ‘spend’? We each must make a choice to budget our time and our money.
Author of ‘I’m Broke & I Couldn’t Care Less’ – Releasing Money, Receiving Favor