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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 Felderhttp://swagheronline.com
Francheska "Fancy" Felder is the founder/publisher/EIC of SwagHer Magazine. She is a -Single mother of 3 -Libra - Trapping scribe -Lover -Mental health advocate - Country girl -Proud, liberated Black goddess ________________________________________ Long Bio: Francheska “Fancy” Felder is the owner of Fancy’s Thoughts and the award-winning publisher and editor-in-chief of SwagHer Magazine, a lifestyle and empowerment publication for the Black woman who likes to keep it real in life and business. The magazine doubles as a PR boutique offering public relations services and visibility coaching, and Fancy strategically executes brand campaigns for Black women CEOs, coaches, and authors. The former teen mom started the company in 2010 while working as an exotic dancer, but soon after, her love for empowering Black women led her to abandon that lifestyle. She has received awards for her work as a positive news publisher and journalist telling the stories of Black women and other informative news that the Black community finds relevant, including the severe topics of Black mental health and domestic violence. The podcast she co-hosts with Arnya T.M. Davis, Theories & Thoughts, also continues these conversations. Fancy publicly speaks about her battle with bipolar disorder with hopes of helping others begin their wellness paths. She also shares her mental health story in contribution to the I Am a Black Woman- Next Level anthology, an Amazon Best-Seller. In the summer of 2022, RallyUp Magazine, a mental health magazine, featured Fancy as their cover story, where she opened up about receiving her diagnosis. The McComb, Mississippi native is part of Facebook’s independent journalism project, Bulletin, where she publishes The Higher South, and she was a member of the NABJ Entrepreneur Academy powered by CafeMedia in 2021. The Glambitous Guide to Self-Love, Peace, and Confidence contributor is an avid learner and creative. Currently, she is attending Southern University A&M College, completing her bachelor's degree and rearing her three young adults. Fancy enjoys learning more about spirituality, Black history, and feminism in her free time, along with yoga and walking.

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