Dallas business owner Felicia Hill defies array of odds with God, her Helper, leading the way

DALLAS — Just recently, Felicia Hill went on and on about the advantages of working for herself.

Listening to her, it would become virtually easy to tell that Hill is extremely passionate as it pertains to making good use of her time.

hilslslsl“I like being in business for myself, because it allows me the time and freedom I wouldn’t otherwise have if I was confined to a time clock,” Hill told News Reporter Andre Johnson during a recent interview.” I’d rather spend my day building my dream than building someone else’s dream only to be let go with no destination in the end.”

Interesting enough, Hill not only some time ago thought it necessary to devise ways to establish job security for herself but, most importantly, she sensed it would be just as beneficial to build her brand in such a way that it would greatly enable others to follow suit.

A longtime Annual Filing Season Program (or AFSP) Tax Professional, Hill, 38, also functions as a certified life coach and bonded notary in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.

A native of Dallas, Hill has been owner and chief executive officer of her business ventures since 2006.

According to Hill, a University of Phoenix graduate, that she had endured constant layoffs in the wake of the nation’s downtrodden economy is what ultimately fueled her desire to delve off into entrepreneurialship, something about which has brought about a sense of freedom, let alone a newfound disposition on life.

“In 2006, I was laid off from a large commercial real estate firm in downtown Dallas due to the downturn of the economy,” Hill explained. “This had happened too many times within a five-year period.  When I was called into the office and handed my walking papers, I wasn’t mad.”

hil2Still, that she was handed yet another dreaded pink slip did not completely shatter her focus on the big picture.

Not by a long shot.

If nothing else, being unceremoniously evicted time and again from what appeared be steady income jobs only inspired Hill who, even in the wake of such unfavorable circumstances, appeared destined to witness a favorable shifting, appeared destined to see from beyond where she was, appeared destined to walk in her divine destiny and purpose and calling, with God, her Helper, steering the way.

TEXAS SIZE MIRACLES --- A longtime Annual Filing Season Program (or AFSP) Tax Professional, Felicia Hill, 38, also functions as a certified life coach and bonded notary in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. A native of Dallas, Hill has been owner and chief executive officer of her business ventures since 2006.

TEXAS SIZE COMEBACKA longtime Annual Filing Season Program (or AFSP) Tax Professional, Felicia Hill, 38, also functions as a certified life coach and bonded notary in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.
A native of Dallas, Hill has been owner and chief executive officer of her business ventures since 2006.

Ahhh…look at her now, back and better than ever before, thus displaying her signature smile in the process.

Today, not only does she runs a year-round income tax business that offers an array of other services to accommodate consumers’ needs, but even months after the hustle and bustle that is the annual tax peak season, Hill assumes the role as life coach.

In a nutshell, she makes it a point to assume the notable role as C.E.O. which, according to her, stands for “Collecting Efforts Opportunity.”

“I just enjoy helping others realize their true purpose in life is their passion,” Hill said.

As for reconnecting with the vision for which God had given her, Hill acknowledged that repeated layoffs proved to be a blessing in disguise.

WAKE UP CALL --- If nothing else, being unceremoniously evicted time and again from what appeared be steady income jobs only inspired Hill who, even the wake of such unfavorable circumstances, appeared destined to witness a favorable shifting, appeared destined to see from beyond where she was, appeared destined to walk in her divine destiny and purpose and calling, with God, her Helper, steering the way. Ahhh…look at her now, back and better than ever before, thus displaying her signature smile in the process.

WAKE UP CALLIf nothing else, being unceremoniously evicted time and again from what appeared be steady income jobs only inspired Hill who, even the wake of such unfavorable circumstances, appeared destined to witness a favorable shifting, appeared destined to see from beyond where she was, appeared destined to walk in her divine destiny and purpose and calling, with God, her Helper, steering the way.
Ahhh…look at her now, back and better than ever before, thus displaying her signature smile in the process.

“This only forced me to go after dreams I had envisioned myself going after,” she said. “I had worked as a senior accountant, making in excess of $50,000 a year with benefits and 401K.  I honestly didn’t know how I was going to make it without having the steady income I was accustomed to.  My husband suggested opening a convenience store. I had experienced managing a retail store, so with a little research and implementation, M&F Grocery was born. My first sale was a 67 cent bag of chips, and I’ve never looked back. Three years later, we generated enough income to open a restaurant and ran it along with the convenience store for seven years.”

Consequently, after witnessing those business ventures cease operations, Hill was ultimately faced with an even greater challenge, the challenge of transitioning to the ever-so-popular tax industry.

The rest, as they say, is history.

“I’m inspired to live beyond my dreams,” Hill said. “Watching my mom raise five children as a single parent with the government’s help, watching her go without so we could have shelter, food, and clothes is the ultimate inspiration I needed then and now to instill others to build their own dreams.”

Ahhh…look at her now, back and better than ever before, thus displaying her signature smile in the process.



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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

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