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CEO Chatter: Flex Your Faith

Yep, this weekend I wrote the most expensive story I’ve ever written. It was the second-biggest deal that I’ve ever closed for SwagHer Magazine. 


It’s an awesome feeling but I held my breath throughout most of it, particularly the negotiations. I couldn’t even work. I certainly didn’t want to but I did somehow because something inside of me told me to do so. 


It kept reminding me to just have faith and I would remember that “faith without works is dead”. It seemed to be saying that by continuing to work and move like the deal was closed, then it would be. So that’s what I did.


It really wasn’t a long waiting period in comparison to things I’ve heard, but it felt like it. At times, my anxiety would be so bad, I would listen to alternative music or binaural beats to calm my nerves. When doubt crossed my mind, I would immediately shut it down and think of the opposite. I mean it was a real ordeal.


But I set tight, it went through, and I’m here to tell the tale to you today. And it’s all because I flexed my faith. 


It wasn’t just that I wanted this deal to close but I needed it to. In both the mastermind that I am in, The CEO Collective (led by Aprille Franks), and Werk University (Koreyelle  Dubois’s school), we set money goals for the month. Actually, last month Aprille did a work-intensive (I think that’s what you call it) with us and we wrote out our annual goals which then led us to break down our monthly and weekly goals. 


For me personally, seeing those numbers on paper was a little intimidating. I actually changed my annual goal because I did not think it was realistic, but my new goal is still pretty big to me. So even when looking at the new numbers, I was like… “Chile…. I’ll try.” 


But the way the year started, I’d begun to wonder if I had set that goal too high too. BUT, being that I am in the coaching programs I mentioned above, I was constantly being reminded of my greatness and that I can do anything. Secretly, something telling me that something big was coming, BUT y’all gotta understand I live a very regular life, so that sounded like a load of crap to me, but there was that other voice saying think positive and have faith. I chose to listen to this voice instead.


And here we are! I’ve met my money goal for the year and closed our second-highest biggest deal. I’m grateful, and I just want to remind you all to have faith in this year, because I know things are still so iffy “with everything going on”.


Let’s make it an awesome week!


P.S. Theories & Thoughts Season 3 returns tomorrow night.

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Francheska Felder
Francheska Felder
Francheska “Fancy” Felder is an award-winning editor, publisher, publicist, and quiet Southern media mogul. In 2010, she launched SwagHer Magazine, an empowerment and lifestyle publication for the Black woman who likes to keep it real, which also doubles as a PR boutique. SwagHer Magazine uses positive media and storytelling to create new narratives and mindsets around Black women, their communities, and the businesses and organizations they lead, while the boutique strategically executes press and brand campaigns. The proud SU alum is also the publicist for Power Influence Radio and hostess of the CEO Chatter LIVE Podcast. Because she battles with bipolar disorder, Fancy is a proud mental health advocate.

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