My Beloved Women 4 | Teaching Single Women How to Use the Business Communal Living Model to Build Their Social and Economic Empires
Welcome to the 4th lesson in the My Beloved Women Blog Series.
I am Felecia Killings, Founder and CEO of The Felecia Killings Foundation. Our mission is to help women like you build social, political, and economic empires based on Kingdom principles. In addition, my purpose is to encourage you to use your gifts to build national platforms that will impact millions.
You, Beloved, have something to offer the world; and with my training, I will teach you how to manifest your greatness in this new decade.
In this next lesson, I want to teach single women (especially single mothers) how to create social and economic empires using an unconventional strategy. I came across this method back in 2015 right after leaving a tumultuous relationship.
I had recently defeated a criminal case that practically destroyed my life. I was a new mother without steady employment. My teaching career was in shambles, and my family simply was not as supportive as I needed.
My mental health was a wreck. I had no home of my own. And I had to care for a toddler without traditional support.
To put it simply: I hit rock bottom. And while I had every reason to quit, the Holy Spirit remained faithful to His promise: "I will never leave you or forsake you."
At that time, I searched for a program that assisted single mothers in transition. Unfortunately, I could not find what I truly needed, which was a low-cost housing situation immediately. I tried using government assistance, but the wait list was too long. In addition, I needed traditional work, but struggled on that front because childcare cost just as much as rent.
So, rather than using the systems presented to me, I moved in a different direction.
I created a new system, one that allowed me to work from home while living among other single mothers or families, and one that allowed me to homeschool my daughter.
I developed a business communal living program back in California, and I shared this model with other single women in the area.
Together, we pulled our resources to create an empowering experience. We supported each one's endeavors, and over time, I built a community of women who helped take care of my daughter.
Today, this business communal living model is packaged in my award-winning program, KillingsVille Communal Living, which has expanded in Atlanta, GA. And you, Beloved, can replicate this model for your own social and economic empire right where you are.
So, join me for another empowering lesson. In this teaching, you will learn about:
Now, let's get started!
What is Communal Living?
When I first came across "communal living," I imagined folks living the hippie lifestyle. You know, where we see people wandering freely in the middle of nowhere, with no shoes, dirty bodies, and strange foods.
Perhaps you thought the same when you saw the phrase, but that isn't what this living model is about.
Communal living is simply intentional living. It emerges when like-minded people form communities around common goals and ambitions.
In our consumer-obsessed economy, we've grown accustomed to individual living. We purchase massive houses while only living in small quarters (i.e. our rooms). We work long hours to afford bills that stress out. We do everything in our power to impress the "Jones" when the Jones don't even know we exist.
This has become our American culture; and for many of us, especially single mothers, this lifestyle has proven problematic because it's so expensive. There is no joy in stressing about what to eat, where to live, or how to pay the bills.
Surely, there must be more to this life, and there is!
Communal living, which focuses on human connections and interactions, relies on individuals to contribute their gifts, talents, skills, and resources to help the selective collective. In other words, forming communities are based on common traits, common goals, or common desires.
We see examples of communal living in colleges, retirement homes, and in other communities. The purpose is to bring people together so folks no longer feel the weight of the world alone.
There are several benefits for communal living:
While communal living is not a choice for most Americans, it is a viable option for single women and single mothers, because it has the power to help them build social and economic empires.
Building Together to Reach Your Goals More Quickly
In the first lesson of this Series, I taught you about the importance of building social, political, and economic empires in this new decade.
God's daughters have a significant part to play in this great Kingdom work. But when women do not have a spouse to financially care for them or partner with them, it becomes difficult to fulfill their God-given purpose.
I remember back in 2016, the Holy Spirit asked me to launch a virtual ministry, a story I chronicle in my book, To My Beloveds. Naturally, because I was used to traditional work, I assumed He would give me a full-time job and I would work on His project part-time.
After all, I was a newly single mother who had a toddler to care for.
I could not see myself committing to His calling 100% on my small income.
At times, single women find themselves in this same predicament. How do they fulfill their purpose while they have other obligations that require their full attention? How can a single mother like me work on God's assignment, which does not have a set salary?!?
Ever so gracious in His wisdom and favor towards me, the Holy Spirit opened a door for me to experience what I labeled the business communal living situation. This opportunity positioned me to work full-time in "His vineyard" while daily meeting my needs as a single mom.
With my small income, I rented private quarters in a brand new home in California. Because it was a family community, I was surrounded by other mothers who fell in love with me and Aaliyah. The safety gave me peace of mind. And because my rent was so low, I didn't have to work outside the home as often.
Instead, I invested my time in building my freelance business and working on the virtual ministry.
All my financial needs were met every month. In fact, I learned to live well on a $15,000-$20,000/year income. The financial freedom I experienced then allowed me to work on God's assignment full-time.
And this assignment has now brought my name and virtual ministry to the national forefront.
Surrounding myself with women who supported my vision and mission was crucial.
Not only was my social empire empowered, but also my economic one.
I smoothly transitioned from traditional work into full-time virtual ministry. I invested more time in my daughter's homeschooling. And I felt confident in myself once again, despite all the hell I encountered. Building together with other women in one setting empowered me to reach my goals faster than working alone.
How The Foundation is Redefining the Communal Living Lifestyle
While many people imagine communal living to be a "cult-like" environment, The Felecia Killings Foundation is changing this perception.
Communal Living can take the form of whatever a creator imagines. You can build a communal living environment based on common interests like art. Or you can form one based on age, rites of passage, or anything that unites a people group.
At The Foundation, however, we've launched a coaching community program that specifically empowers single mothers via online business development. KillingsVille Communal Living provides a powerful, supportive network for single mothers who want a fresh start. Instead of simply having the women live together in one place, we deliver educational training that helps each one build an online business or virtual ministry.
In addition, we provide virtual career development that helps single mothers acquire at-home work, including full-time jobs with benefits.
We are teaching single mothers how to build economic empires via this business and housing model, because we believe women can grow faster together.
Since launching the idea on social media, particularly Twitter, we've seen tremendous support. My Beloved audience has faithfully promoted the program on their platforms to help spread word.
KillingsVille uses the room-rental model because we want single mothers to receive affordable housing. By securing private quarters in a large house, this helps offset the costs of living. Lower rent plus communal support position each mother to save income that will help them once they leave the program.
And I couldn't be more excited about the work we will do in this new decade. Over the next 10 years, we aim to empower 500 single mothers, managing 100 homes.
By 2030, we will purchase land in Georgia where we will build tiny homes for our clients. KillingsVille, GA will also house our award-winning school, LiyahAmore University, and a primary school for Girl Creatives called LiyahAmore K-12.
Our mission is to provide a transitional program for single mothers who have hit rock bottom. Whether due to divorce, job loss, national crisis, or domestic violence, we will be the program that women need to pivot smoothly into their greatness.
Why We've Chosen Millennial Single Mothers for Our Target Market
In truth, anyone can create a communal living environment. But with KillingsVille, we are focused primarily on millennial single mothers.
We recognize this demographic has unique experiences and challenges. Therefore, our business communal living program will meet their needs specifically.
According to research:
Because of the challenges millennial women encounter, we have provided a solution for them that helps them boost their income while receiving optimal support.
And while we may serve single mothers who are slightly younger or older than this demographic, our focus remains on Millennial women who are mentally ready for massive increase within a 12-24 month time span.
Perhaps You Desire to Build a Communal Living Situation
I realize not every service, program, or product within The Foundation is useful to all readers. We are specific in our target audience; but we also know people come across our platform to find other useful resources.
In the case of communal living, perhaps you desire to build one in your own community. Maybe you want to connect with other women in your area to help alleviate the challenges you face. If so, here are some steps to get started.
In Conclusion ...
Although women today are living in the best era of their lives, there are numerous challenges facing us. While we can moan and groan about these issues, the better choice is to create our own pathways that lead towards our success.
For single women and single mothers, building community stands among the #1 strategies for self-improvement and economic advancements. And creating a communal living environment is most ideal when you surround yourself with other women who desire exponential growth in record time.
Communal living and women empowerment have become a core part of The Felecia Killings Foundation. Our clients are steadily finding themselves equipped with tools and support to help them meet their needs. Not only do we provide assistance to single mothers via our grocery blessings, but we train women to launch their own businesses, virtual ministries, social media movements, and virtual careers using our award-winning program.
If you or someone you know is looking for a place to call home, connect with The Foundation today. We are always accepting new clients into KillingsVille Communal Living. As a client, you will enter our 12-month or 24-month program, which includes:
To get started or to learn more, complete our KillingsVille Application Form below. I will personally get back to you within 24 hours to schedule a time to chat on the phone. From there, we will discuss our program in details, get the contract to you, and work on your placement within 30 days.
Other than that, Beloved, I bless you. I pray this Empowering Lesson helped you to see how communal living can dramatically benefit women like you.
Until next week, stay blessed!
And as always, let's grow together!
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