Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BOSS Spotlight: Meet The "Servant Leader" Stefani Farris

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Stefani Farris, is the founder of The Soulcial Butterfly Agency, a boutique lifestyle management and personal assistant agency. She has a heart for helping and serving others and is likely to be found jet setting across the globe, reading, exercising, spending time with loved ones, or attending various events. Stefani is a member of the Fountain of Praise church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Continental Societies, Inc., and serves as an ambassador for Girlfriends Pray. Stefani resides in the metro Houston area and is working on her first book. 
TheBOSSNetwork: What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of starting your business or careers? 

SF:Two of the main obstacles I encountered were fear and doubt. I was fearful about so many things, especially the fear of failing. I was fearful about really stepping out and making my business more than just a side hustle. I was doubtful about whether I was good enough to use my gifts, abilities, and experiences in such a way that I would be a blessing to others and be compensated for it. I had to learn (and still am learning) to trust God completely and move out of His way and my own way. By doing this I am able to play full out for God and do what He has called and purposed me to do.

BN: What inspired you to break into your particular industry? 


SF: Initially it was my innate passion for helping people that inspired me to break into this industry. Once I started really seeking God for clarity and direction as it pertained to my purpose, He started really making it clear and confirming that this was the space He desired for me to occupy and serve in to use my talents and experiences. 

BN: How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find a balance? 


SF: Balance- I often wonder is there really such a thing. I've discovered that balance is possible; however, I'm still learning how to create it in both aspects of my life. To have balance, I'm realizing that I must desire it and recognize the importance of it. Balance requires being intentional and making a conscious effort to put myself on the calendar and to be consistently focused on the things/people that are important for the season.

BN: What is an inspirational quote that you live by?


SF: If we all work together there is nothing we can't achieve. ~unknown

BN: Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way? 


SF: Outside of my loving family and friends, there is one person who has really been a lifeline for me along the way. That person is my coach and mentor Dee Marshall. I can't put into words just how much of a positive impact and influence Dee has been to me. I am so grateful and blessed to have her in my life. She's been instrumental in helping me define and develop the look and feel of The Soulcial Butterfly Agency, but most importantly she's played a major role in helping me grow as a woman spiritually, personally, and professionally. Her relentless love and passion for serving and supporting women so that we can do better, live greater, and go higher in every facet of life is truly remarkable. Everyone needs a "Dee Marshall" in their life. I'm just blessed and honored to have the real Dee Marshall in mine.

BN: What are your ?must-haves? to keep your career or business going strong? 


SF: My must haves to keep my business going are my relationship with Christ and two key components within that are faith and prayer. I truly know I would not have made it this far without it. Another must have is a strong sphere of influence. These are the people who believe in me, pray with/for me, correct me in love, challenge and stretch me, support me, and hold me accountable to being the best version of me. 

BN: What is your definition of a BOSS? 

SF: Being a BOSS means having the passion, wisdom, strength, courage, attitude, energy, courage, and confidence to call the shots and freely move about in your purpose to make things happen while serving others.





Connect with Stefani Farris,  on Twitter @SOULcialBfly 
 ( Stefani Farrislearn more about products
and services at 
www.thesoulcialbutterflyagency.com 



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