Please introduce yourself to readers:
My name is Shanail Monick, and I am the Founder / CEO of Fight4lupus. I founded Fight4lupus after being diagnosed with lupus in 2011. Fight4lupus organization matches living donors with survivors in need of organ transplants. I am a global motivational speaker and a Lupus activist. I hold many titles such as Co- Founder of the organization Girls United 4 Life, whose mission is to help mentor and coach young women. I have also been nominated and won many awards.
What inspired you to pursue your passions:
I was inspired to pursue my passion after being diagnosed with lupus and given three 50/50 chances of living and still being alive. I knew that GOD had a plan for me to use my pain for a purpose. I began to encourage others and help others while it helped me get through my struggles. Hearing how my words of encouragement inspired others I was confident that this is my purpose.
Any advice for someone that is considering a similar path as an entrepreneur?
The advice I would give someone considering a similar path as an entrepreneur is to never give up. You could be on the verge of your breakthrough moment during the hardest time of your life. Get a mentor who inspires you and surround yourself with positive people. Dream killers are all around us and looking to discourage us because their dreams are delayed. Entrepreneurship is determination, consistency, and hard work, but it is worth it in the end.
Share the most exciting moment in your journey so far:
Some of the most exciting moments in my journey are being nominated for multiple awards, gaining recognition by the community as an influential leader, featuring in numerous magazines, debuting on a magazine cover, and being blessed to share my testimony all over the world.
What is next for you in 2021?
What's next for me is collaborating with many organizations to hold women empowerment events up and down the east coast, launching a Fight4lupus organization in all 50 states, and traveling to speaking nationwide. Be on the lookout it for more details at Shanailmonick.com .