Today we’d like to introduce you to Monique Fisher.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Monique. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
“The beauty of faith is that it only takes YOU to believe…” Signed, xJ.
I was introduced to the idea of xJ, which stands for “Jesus is the Prescription,” almost six years ago through a vision from God. At the time, I was working as a probation officer, but I was unhappy with the justice system. I was persistently praying for my purpose to be revealed and for deliverance. God showed me a vision that highlighted apparel that would glorify His name, that would lead to a movement, which would eventually lead to a ministry. I was overwhelmingly afraid and had no idea where to start, but as my mom retired within that year, I decided to retire too, from the world of criminal injustice, and focus on the vision that had been given to me. I’ve been working on the legacy of xJ ever since.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
“A river still flows no matter how many rocks are thrown it’s way.” Signed, xJ.
When starting xJ, I had little guidance on how to get an apparel line off the ground or let alone run a business. My biggest struggles were a lack of knowledge and depression. After walking away from the job that provided me financial security, I began to second guess myself and my dreams. I began to lose hope because I had no idea of where to get started and I was running out of funds. However, throughout the process, God sent a fierce support system. A friend blessed me with the money to obtain my business license, and some of my family and friends became my first investors because they believed in the dream, at times, more than me. I was even blessed with a new job that provided more money, more peace, and more time to invest in my business. With a resurgence of hope and purpose, I continued in my pursuit. However, to this day I still struggle with discipline and marketing. My advice for women who are in pursuit of their dreams is to: flow baby girl, go baby girl! Only you have the power to stop you, so don’t stop. Take a rest, when necessary, but keep going because someone’s future is depending on your dare to act and succeed.
Please tell us about xJ Christian Designs – what should we know?
“Joy is everlasting, and happiness is a contingency. Pursue joy.” Signed, xJ.
Currently, I have several full-time positions to tend to. I am a full-time believer of Jesus Christ and my mission is to meet and greet people, distribute love and prayers, and continue to pursue my purpose in Jesus Christ. Also, I work as a Underwriting Analyst III for Tokio Marine HCC, the medical stop loss division. I am also a full-time grad student at Capella University where I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. As well as being the Co-owner of xJ Christians Designs, God is the CEO of course! I am most known for my joyous spirit and fashion which is why I am so thankful that I am able to combine both when working for xJ Apparel.
I am most proud of xJ because the brand continues to inspire. xJ’s signature letters, quotes, and videos have become a ministry of their own. Also, xJ continues to serve the community with events ranging from starting a business or non-profit to love and relationships. xJ is limitless when ministering to the community. The apparel line of xJ is the accessory and not the overall statement. My faith is what sets me apart. I do not proclaim to be self-made, as I know my Helper. My goal is not to solely create generational wealth. My goal is to pass down spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and financial wealth to my seeds and their seeds, seeds.
Do you feel like there was something about the experiences you had growing up that played an outsized role in setting you up for success later in life?
“When we stop letting the world define who we are or who we should become, then and only then can we meet Perfection.” Signed, xJ.
I can correlate my current lifestyle to my childhood experiences in many ways. The biggest lesson that I learned as a child that has played a major role in my success today is attitude. I was told by several family members that as I child I had the worst attitude, especially on Monday’s. My mom would always tell me, “You need to fix your attitude, or your attitude will fix you.” Of course, I had to learn the hard way. However, those hard experiences ultimately shifted the way that I chose to do life. When I changed my attitude, meaningless doors closed and doors to success began to open. Such imperfection helped me perfect my response to the uncontrollable and unfairness of life and helped me help me eliminate my selfishness.
- Standard xJ T-shirt (Black and White)- $15.00 / (Color) $20.00
- xJ Journals- $12
- Custom xJ Denim Jacket- Starting at $55
- Website: www.xjchristiandesigns.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: xj_christiandesigns
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