Amongst the Apostle Paul’s thought-provoking, forthright letters to the church at Corinth, he challenged believers to, “Let all things be done decently and in order.”
A familiar, life-enhancing passage that is housed in 1 Corinthians 14:40, would be the first to tell you that ever since her childhood days, she was taught to strategically apply this spiritual notion to her daily living.
Today, unlike never, Green-Thompson, 47, is seemingly savoring the abundant life Jesus came to give, is devising ways daily to esteem others highly than herself as Paul encouraged the Philippian church.
Most importantly, because of relentless, progressive faith in God Almighty, this thriving, vibrant business owner has seemingly reached the pinnacle of her career as an accomplished business owner — all because, well, she steadfastly took heed to the Biblical and natural principles about which her father instilled in her.
Look at her today, savoring every bit the abundant life for which Christ is widely known for giving us.
“My father was my inspiration in pursuing entrepreneurship,” Green-Thompson, a native of Bristol, Pennsylvania, said. “He always told me to follow my heart, set goals and go for them, do things decently and in order, and do them honestly. Always work for what I want and that’s what I’ve done since the age of 13.”
Nearly four decades later, Green-Thompson is basking in the glow of God’s glory unlike never before, in large part because her father played in an integral role in her life.
Owner of Xclusive Changez Studio (located at 7612 Bristol Pike Levittown, Pennsylvania) in the greater Philadelphia area, Green-Thompson’s business establishment has been in operations for five years and counting. Given the immense, well-publicized strides she has made since delving off into the world of entrepreneurial ship, it’s safe to assume that her business’ best days are well ahead of it.
What Green-Thompson describes largely as a Christian-based hair salon where she and her staff thrives off engaging in efficient customer satisfaction, thus guarantee to provide clients with “a hot new look,” Xclusive Changez’s mission includes providing our clients with dignity and respect, professionalism, and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere, trends and rave reviews they trust will inspire them to pass along to others who seek the same efficient service.
“Upon entering our salon, we want to extend to you a
smile, a warm welcome and the best salon experience
Imaginable,” Green-Thompson said. “Come on in and enjoy your xclusive change. We are dedicated to servicing our clientele as well as new clients and walk-in appointments. We look forward to servicing all of your hair care needs.”
A 1986 graduate of Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, where she was a fixture in a variety of sports and activities, Green-Thompson credits sports as fueling her competitive drive to emerge as a competitive business owner, of sorts.
“The sports allowed me to practice and show sportsmanship as well as learning to be a leader and not a follower, meaning knowing how to treat others while competing against another team,” Green-Thompson explained. “It also helped me to exercise good behavior and knowing how to deal with a win or lose, in a respectable manner. This is also exposed within my business. I treat everyone with respect and I strive to give my best in every way possible to each and every client that graces my salon on a regular as well as new clients.”
As Green-Thompson, her rise to becoming a thriving entrepreneur did not come easily.
Still, because she’s convinced that God has a divine purpose for her life, coupled with the life’s principles her father and other loved ones taught her, she managed to persevere and navigate and press her through life’s toughest of obstacles, managed to proclaim victory even when it seemed that victory was farfetched.
Look at her now. Look at her today, savoring every bit the abundant life for which Christ is widely known for giving us.
“I thank God for blessing me with my business,” Green-Thompson said. “It wasn’t easy, but He enabled me to be here today. I always refer to one of my favorite scriptures,
Hebrews 11:1: ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.’ I have been a (hair) stylist for over 30 years, even though I’ve worked other jobs as well. I always kept my license current because being a stylist is my life. No matter what other jobs or positions I’ve held, I always managed to still do hair.”
Let alone share with others who enter her salon the life-enhancing knowledge her father taught her.
“It is imperative for me to esteem and inspire others because someone inspired me,” Green-Thompson said.
Look at her now.
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