1. What is your definition of a powerful businesswoman?
My definition of a powerful businesswoman is a purpose driven woman. She is a very passionate, fearless and resilient woman of substance. A woman that is self-motivated, self-disciplined, and knows how to shut down the fun if and when necessary. She knows how to get focused and eliminate distractions. A powerful businesswoman is willing to work hard and smash every goal, without degrading herself or compromising her morals or values
2. How have you used your platform/passion to inspire women entrepreneurs?
I lead by example and I'm very transparent. I'm a natural born cheerleader and my mission is always the same.. to uplift, strengthen, empower and support every woman I come in contact with. Nothing or no one can compare to the strength of a woman. We bear EVERYTHING, from babies to burdens and even bad news. And thru it all we still persevere. Suicide and depression are at an all time high, and if I can save a life or 2 by sharing my story and thru the power of empowerment, then my mission is complete. A few years ago a young lady sent me an inbox on Facebook telling me that my post basically talked her off of the ledge. I was speechless and it was kind of scary to read, but I knew I had to keep doing what I was doing, and it was all a part of GOD's plan. That's something people have to realize. The things we go through and grow through in life are not always about us. We're living in very trying times and the world is very selfish, that's why so many people are suffering. I believe that one of the many keys of life is to constantly uplift others and make their growth a part of your journey. And that's why I will continue to do all that I do.
3. What advice would share, as it relates to women operating fully in their power & purpose?
FAITH trumps fear any day! Whatever you want to do just do it. Start that business... Write that book.. Fall in love! You only have one shot at this thing called life.. Live it to the fullest. Life is about balance, so make sure you make yourself a priority. Protect your peace, energy, and mental health. Stay positive at all times, read inspiring books, hang with like-minded people, say daily affirmations, and most importantly build a relationship with GOD. All of this may sound cliche, but it all contributes to your daily growth. Live full and die empty because this is not a rehearsal.
4. What is next for you in 2019?
I'm excited about 2019 due to the seeds that were sown to prepare for it. I'm going to continue growing my health and wellness business, and keep changing lives. I'll be releasing several more books this year, starting with, “The ABC’s of GRUSTLING (Grinding & Hustling)”. I'll also be expanding my brand V.O.G.U.E VISIONARIES. V.O.G.U.E stands for Virtuous Organic Go-Getta Unstoppable Elite. The expansion will include the launch of my publishing company, a magazine, as well as some other things I'm working on behind the scenes.
I'm a visionary. Anything, anything at all that's embedded in my mind, will be brought to full fruition. My confidence has always been on a trillion and I have a "WINNING" mindset in everything I do. I love GOD and I love people. I want to see the people around me happy. Supporting their dreams is just as important to me as my own. I love giving back to the community, and will be doing a lot more of it, because I feel like it's a vital part of GOD's plan. Too many people do it for show and tell, or just to have their name attached to it. When you do it selflessly and with a genuine spirit, that's when you truly prosper. I hope 2019 is ready for me, because I'm coming with my blinders on, ready to take massive action!
5. How can readers connect with you online?
I can be found on all social media platforms @nakeshasnetworks. Readers can also connect with me at WWW.NAKESHAJOHNSON.COM. I'm available for speaking engagements for conferences, events, forums and podcasts.