FQ Origins

FLOURISHQueen.com started in 2019, as a personal development blog that includes business, financial and faith-based practices.  FLOURISHQueen.com was created, because I believe we were all put on this earth to fulfill a specific purpose and to enjoy our lives to the uttermost.  It is my mission to help encourage, motivate, and inspire you to go after your dreams and FLOURISH despite the obstacles and circumstances everyday life brings.

Why FLOURISH Queen?   Well, to FLOURISH means to be successful, thrive or prosper.  Many of us have a desire to accomplish great things in life, but as life happens, and we encounter obstacles and unfavorable circumstances, so many of us do not reach the level of success we are more than capable of achieving.  I decided that I was not going to just desire a better life for myself and my family, but consistently go after it.  Since I am a child of God and believer in Jesus Christ, I consider myself royalty, thus FLOURISH Queen was established.

FLOURISHQueen.com is not about being perfect or trying to portray a perfect life.  It’s about simplifying your life by focusing on the things that make you happy and are most important to you, while discovering and pursuing your true gifts, talents and purpose.  It’s okay to want good things out of life!  It’s certainly okay to not allow anything to get in the way of going after your dreams, no matter the stage of life you are in.

I have discovered that many of us want more or better for ourselves, and our family, but get stuck trying to achieve it.  For that reason, most of the information you will read on FLOURISHQueen.com revolves around simple little steps and tools, that anyone can apply to their daily lives, during any stage of their life, yet still experience remarkable results.

Meryleen Shante’ always felt like she was supposed to fulfill a specific purpose, but she had no idea what it would be.  It wasn’t until she reached one of the lowest points of her life, that she realized how important it was to keep pressing through in spite of her unfavorable circumstances and obstacles in order to FLOURISH in her everyday life.   She also realized it was part of her purpose to help other women by encouraging, motivating and inspiring them to go after their dreams and FLOURISH too.

She decided to look at her natural gifts and talents and combine them with what she loved to do—help others.  Previously in her spare time, she found inner satisfaction by helping those in need of a job with writing and sprucing up resumes and giving interview advice.  She also loved to help people with their financial goals, by helping them prepare for their first home purchase or giving basic money saving and credit tips.  She took a closer look at her experience on her resume and realized she could turn what she’s been doing for years into a “how to guide” to help others navigate their personal, professional, financial and spiritual lives.  She knew she could do it, because she had already successfully helped create a brand-new department from the ground up for a previous employer.  She decided if she could create something for someone else, she could certainly do it for herself. 

Meryleen Shante’ has been giving personal, business and financial advice to family, friends, and acquaintances for all of her adult life.  Throughout her professional career, she has worked in the financial industry, in various positions, while being employed by banks, insurance, and credit card companies for over 15 years. She has coached and trained in her professional life in addition to working in management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Pre-Law, and she recently taught high school students about personal finances through Junior Achievement.

Meryleen Shante’ is a firm believer in taking whatever you learn in your personal and professional experiences and being able to apply it to other areas of your life.  She also believes that our financial picture should not depend on who is in office or what is going on with the current economy.  She feels that woman especially need to better position ourselves and our families.  Whether that means climbing the corporate ladder to increase our influence and income, starting our own businesses, saving more and spending less, getting out of debt, etc., she feels that we need to do it purposefully and without excuses.

Through FLOURISHQueen.com, Meryleen Shante’ is finally pursuing her dreams by helping others to pursue their dreams in order to FLOURISH.    

Meryleen Shante' is the mother of four-year-old Xavier and currently resides in Ohio.  She is not The FLOURISH Queen, she is a FLOURISH Queen and you can be a FLOURISH Queen too! 

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