Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
To many, I’m known as The Millionaire Mom – a visionary with the inspiring story as a stay-at-home mom who left Corporate America and eventually reached multimillionaire status after first losing it all. I’m a woman who wears many hats serving as a kingdom-based entrepreneur, author, speaker, spiritual leader, mentor, devoted wife of 25 years, and proud mother of six beautiful daughters. Though most of my success was birthed within the direct sales and networking marketing industry, I have also been able to witness success in the areas of real estate, business coaching, and social media influencing. I’m the author of Fasting for a Breakthrough, and a top-seller entitled Angelic Allies: God’s Messengers, God’s Warriors, God’s Agents. Behind all of the fancy titles, today I simply stand as a living testimony of the Lord’s grace and guidance. Whether it’s as a businesswoman, coach, or a spiritual leader, one of my greatest passions is shown in being able to provide inspiration that helps unlock others, birth destiny, and push many to be their best selves!
In life, we strive to grow and be successful at what we are trying to achieve. What has this particular journey been like for you?
I’d like to say that this journey has surely been challenging yet so rewarding! Though entrepreneurship is not one for the faint of heart, the reward is so great when you keep striving. Throughout my journey, I have always been led by purpose, keeping my vision at the forefront of my heart. Make no mistakes about it, businesses are hard to build, but they are possible to build! For this reason, keeping your “why” in front of you at all times is so important. I am daily inspired to follow my dreams because of my beautiful daughters –they have consistently been my reasons “why”.It is purpose that wakes me up in the morning and gives me the courage to keep growing through life’s most challenging moments. I’ve had to endure the rough seasons throughout my journey believing that the greater the struggle, the greater the reward shall be. I’ve learned that the reward is great when you are able to look back and see the fruit of your labor, all because of the decision that you made to keep striving for success no matter what.
What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned in your life? What was your life like before learning it? What was your life like after learning it?.
One thing that has truly changed my life is learning to take up the courage to believe in spite of how your current circumstances may appear. In the moments when your dreams seem unresponsive, or the words spoken over your life seem as though they’re not going to come to pass, or when you have yet to see the promises that you know have been assigned to you, you have to stay focused on the vision! It takes unshakable belief and trust in God along with doing the work that is required on your end in order to see things surely move! Even during the dry seasons when there is no presence of evident blessings, your heart must be fully anchored in what was declared and promised to you. It’s all a process and no matter how things look, how you feel, or who says no, you must not lose sight of the vision. Once I learned this valuable principle (among many others), things changed in my life and the blessings, opportunities, advancements, and wealth began to flow! In my season of elevation, I continued to walk in character and integrity and humbled myself even after the position of wealth. Humility was a principle that has kept me rooted and grounded after receiving those promises over my life.
What advice would you give to emerging leaders who are looking to go in the same or similar career path?
Whether it’s been related to networking marketing, social media influence, or even ministry, I’d like to share some of the most powerful habits and principles that have guided me on my journey to success:
Vision sets the tone for success. It is about first looking inwardly to discover and define a plan for what you desire. The vision then cultivates the discipline, which fuels the work ethic, which will ultimately yield the results.
Being consistent today will affect future results tomorrow. Here’s one of my first quotes I created: “Success doesn’t happen overnight, but success comes from the small things that are consistently done over time”. Being successful requires hard work that cannot be avoided. Consistently implement and execute the work, and you will see the results.
The principle of celebrating and honoring others is truly one of the reasons why I have been blessed to reach my current level of success. During the times when my family and I were experiencing some of our lowest moments, I remained genuinely happy in my heart when seeing others win. Celebrating others is one of the ways in which you can keep an open heaven over your life. Many people often wonder about the small steps that it takes to achieve, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that genuinely celebrating the success of others is one of them!
In life, we experience ups and downs, but the failures or our downs are what teaches us those important lessons. Can you share a lesson you learned from a time when you were down and experienced failure?
When my husband and I share our story of how we went from food stamps to millions, many people often ask in shock, “how in the world did they do it?!”. Truth is, we faced failure in the early years of entrepreneurship and had to watch all that we had built together crumble before our very eyes. We had found ourselves dependent upon the government for food stamps to feed a family of 8. Our bank account had dried up and the hardship that we faced was unlike any other we had ever experienced. Even so, that low season of humiliating failure caused us to realize that God was testing us, and was the birthing grounds for one of my most powerful quotes to this day:
“Focus on the promise and not the pain.”
When we focused on the promise instead of the pain, we were able to persevere, declare those promises, and ultimately witness the success unfold. Even when the reality of my circumstances appeared to be hopeless, I envisioned us being in our rightful place of elevation and success. We now use the lessons learned in our personal failures to encourage others to never let their down place define them. Resilience is the essential tool that equips you to bounce back from the things that you perceive as failure. Never allow those challenging moments of uncertainty and failure to derail your focus and cause you to forfeit the hope of your promise!
If you could give advice to our readers what advice would give them?
In life, you must not be afraid to take calculated risks. The only way to reverse fear is to take action with caution to the risks. Granted, every step of the journey may be unknown, but you will find the beauty in taking action despite the uncertainty. Over the years, I’ve learned that the only way to conquer and drive out fear is to simply step into action. Taking action is what shifts you from the perspective of fear to faith. With faith, you can produce! With faith, things are able to manifest! With faith, there is absolutely nothing that has the power to stop you from operating in your potential!
The Millionaire Mom
Tell us about you.
Joyce K Adams who I am. I am the chosen daughter of God. I am the Zealous Trailblazer. I empower others to see their own gifts, talents and their uniqueness and not shy away from it. My beauty allows others to feel beautiful as they are in my presence. My eyes allow others to see their vision as I speak life into them. I am that woman that my words lift others up and do not tear them down. I am a prayer warrior, a care giving and love with an agape love. I am a woman who takes the work of God to heart. I am a proud mother of 3 amazing children Stanley, Rodney and Ryahana and a grandmother of one grandson baby Hendrix. Proverb 31:28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
I am Prophet, an Author, Motivational Speaker, Spiritual Coach (The Disruptor of transformation) and is the CEO and Founder of J. O.Y Uniqueness Empowerment Industry. I walk in many gifts & talents. My purpose in life is to be a Kingdom Agent in the world to save souls, heal the broken hearted and empower others to Unleash their Uniqueness by tattooing GOD name on the hearts of His people and to pierce them with the word of GOD.1Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
2.What inspired you to become an author.
I was inspired to write my first book to speak to that woman, that man and even that child who is going through life broken, feeling rejected, unlove and the lists goes on. I needed others to read about my traumas of my life story so that they too can overcome the brokenness, rejection, and not feeling love. I wanted the people to be set free from the lies of the enemy as well as from themselves, sharing secrets that I had never told anyone. They will be encouraged to know that they no longer must be in driver seat of trying to do the healing alone and to allow God to be the driver. They can take back control with tapping into their faith and rely on the strength of God and not their own. My first book is “Out of my Pain: The Birth of Joy Uniqueness which was released during the pandemic November 2020 and may be purchased on Amazon or on my website @coachjoyuniqueness.com. I am currently working on a devotion Queen get you some Glamour devotional which will be released this year.
3 You are the found of J.O.Y Uniqueness Empowerment Industry can you tell us about this industry?
J.O.Y Uniqueness Empowerment Industry is an arising Industry which is begin birth out of a dream/vision that God had given me as a young child which I did not remember until God showed me. I am only allowed to share the outline of the Industry at this time. But GOD…. First let me share the meaning of the word J.O.Y which means Jesus Over You and when God had given me that name in 2019 and at that time, I only thought I was going to be birthing forth a coaching business. I did not have the word Industry yet. I created my logo as Joy Uniqueness Empowerment Coaching. I was ready to start that business but, in my spirit, I felt that it was not time yet to go forth. I went forth anyway, but God said it will not work until I am ready I have more for more you. At that time God was setting the foundation for me because I never imagine begin an entrepreneur or begin in ministry. God was giving me different businesses; ministry ideas and I heard the word Industry. The arising Industry is the work of the Kingdom of God to help the lost, homeless, sick, brokenhearted and those that are overlook. God is using the Industry to encourage the people so they can encourage themselves to make the changes that they need. Jobs are being develop, training, coaching, mentoring, counseling, schools, and more in the Industry. This Industry is transformational because of the one who is developing it. God already has the people assigned for their breakthrough. Revelation 21: 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
4. You have experience trauma, pain and setbacks in life can you tell us about that?
I have experience so much throughout my life but I do not know who will be reading this, but I feel a press to talk about when I made the choice to have 3 abortions and not understanding at that time what I was really doing. Before I go on understand as you read this, I am not condemning anyone who has or will because I understand and I am only sharing this part of the story because of the press of Holy Spirit and I pray that for the one who is holding any condemnation, I pray they will be set free today. Jeremiah 31: 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” Now the world teaches you that it is okay to kill a baby for your own personal reasons. Well, I had two reason which I thought they were good reasons at that time. One I do not want to deal with this man for 18 years, (but I slept with him) second one was because the man did not want any more kids. As I look back over these situations. I could have played the blame game of no one told me not to have sex before marriage or how important it was to have safe sex if I decided to have sex anyway right. I could not blame anyone but myself because of the choices I made. These men did not put a gun to my head to make me sleep with them unprotected I choice too and by doing so I got pregnant. My experience of having these abortions took me to a deep dark place of hiding, and feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment, resentment and more. I would walk around like I was okay. Then the mask would slowly come over when I was with the father of the man who did not want the baby, I would start arguments and fuss with him about anything. You see I thought I had I buried that abortion and put it in the grave, but I didn’t seal it up, so I did not understand at the time that all I was doing because of that loss. I did not like that person who I was becoming. February 2019 when my two-year-old nephew was murdered. I was anger, mad and did not want to pardon the young man for what he had done. God had brought back to my remembrance of what I had done. Even though I had asked for forgiveness, I never dealt with it. Now that I had to deal with it because God allowed me to see what I had done was called murder as well and I had blood on my hands, many will debate with me on this topic, but murder is murder if there is a heartbeat then what else would you call it when you take a life? But God Psalms 86:5 “You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.” Now let me tell you that thing hit me not only was I grieving the death of my nephew but also of my own that I had caused. God used this situation so that I could be heal and be free from that loss, guilt and shame. As well to be able to feel both sides of the family’s grief to be able to pardon the young man sin and to be the voice for my family to help them to see in the eyes and heart of God. Is it easy no but Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. I do not hold on to any rejects or saying I wish I could have done something different in the past because it would only alter where I am and who I am assigned to. That pain and trauma of my life only built and made me.
The way I was able to rise above that situation was first by embracing the forgiveness of God and His love by spending time with God in His word. Forgiving myself. I opened myself up to speak to a counselor so that I could release the deeper emotions. I took the focus off my situation and pour positive energy into others which brings me joy of seeing others smile. Philippians 2:4: Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
The wisdom nuggets I would like to leave.
Be Kind, Be Patience, Be Honest, and most important Be TRUE to yourself. Do not be ashamed of what you been through. There is a purpose behind it. Proverbs 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes fear the Lord and shun evil.
Now It is Time to Unleash Your Uniqueness and Flourish. Luke 1:45 Great favor is upon you, for you have believed every word spoken to you from the Lord.”
Joyce K Adams
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1. At what point in your life did you decide to start writing and become an author? Tell us about your books. I started writing at the lowest low of my life, my world was shattered, I had lost everything and I wanted to die! Out of my pain, God told me to spill the pain out on the pages. So, I began to write, and as I wrote, God healed me and birthed my first book, “How I Survived”.2. You are the Founder and President of Mary’s Ministry International a women’s ministry used to bring inner healing, support and encouragement to women. Tell us how you got this started and what inspired you to start this?What is Mary's Ministry InternationalI launched Mary's Ministry International November 4, 2020. It's a women's ministry that has been in my belly for about 4 years.Mary's Ministry is a safe and confidential forum for women to share the issues of their heart and receive sound biblical principles, healing insight and deliverance in every area of their life. Oftentimes women carry a lot on their hearts and need someone to talk to but don't know who. Eventually we talk to someone because our hearts get so heavy that it leaks out, and sometimes to the wrong people and in the wrong places. So God told me to create a space where the issues of the woman's heart can be released and they in return can receive godly strategy and principles and healing from God. 3. You are an advocate of justice along with being a mother, an inspirational speaker and an entrepreneur. What inspired you to become an advocate of justice? My advocacy for justice is my internal compass to see everyone healed, free and living their lives authentically. There is just something in me that struggles to be silent with matters of inequality or injustice in any magnitude. I wish I could really tell you the origin of this passion, but maybe it’s simply my love for people.5. You have businesses. What is one thing you wish you would have known when starting any of your businesses? I wish I would have known that there are no perfect business owners, and that business owners are your every day men and women that just put actions to their dreams, just went for it and didn’t give up. So never think that those who you see out there in the lime light are any more special than me or you! We all are special and we all can be great!6. What nuggets or advice would you like to give to our readers? My nugget is something that I heard this past year in sermon: Trust that whatever thing that God put you on this earth to do, you can do it! The mere fact that God is asking it of you is evidence that you can do it!