As a parent who wanted to create a legacy for her children, Nekeisha Marajh decided to become the founder of her own company.
A strong business leader, she explains how a single project can suddenly turn into many projects, and how quickly an idea can expand.
From creating a simple “sign up” page that evolved into a whole website project, to working on a virtual program, Nakeisha gives us insight on which character traits she thinks are most necessary to being successful.
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Tell us a little bit about your current projects. What exciting milestone would you like to share with our readers? (Don’t hesitate to delve into your achievements, they will inspire the audience)
Nekeisha Marajh: My most recent project turned into multiple projects. What started out as a sign up page quickly became a website project. In addition to which – I created and designed a freebie (design is not my forte); and I worked on launching a virtual program titled ‘Let’s Elevate You’. The best part is, I remained on budget and my unnecessary concerns about public speaking is a thing of the past.
Was there somebody in your life that inspired you to take that specific journey with your business?
Nekeisha Marajh: My inspiration came from my children. I wanted to create a legacy for them with the bonus of financial versatility where they can help themselves and others. In addition to that, I knew that I needed to help other women elevate and thrive. Founding my company gave me the opportunity to do so.
What are the most common mistakes you see entrepreneurs make and what would you suggest they do?
Nekeisha Marajh: Entrepreneurs tend to think that they need an exorbitant budget when starting off. In most circumstances, that’s not necessary. My suggestion is to create a list of priorities and stick to said list.
When you think of your company, 5 years from now, what do you see?
Nekeisha Marajh: When I think of my company 5 years from now I see a company that: Impacted lives; A company that raised more entrepreneurs (particularly women entrepreneurs); A company which has expanded its reach; and A company with an inhouse attorney. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
You are a successful business leader. Which three character traits do you think were most instrumental to your success?
Nekeisha Marajh: My answer is pretty straight forward:
Emotional intelligence allows you to communicate effectively even in odd situations. eg: In a dispute, emotional intelligence would allow you to defuse the intense situation.
Having empathy is essential to creating a healthy workspace. eg If an employee runs late take the time to understand the cause rather than taking up an assumption.
There are times when things may not go according to plan, and may require a last minute change. Maintaining self control helps to preserve peace of mind and reduce stress.
How important do you think it is for a leader to be mindful of his own brand?
Nekeisha Marajh: I’m not sure if most people are aware, but to me ‘the personal brand’ gives a bit of insight into the values of an individual so it is definitely something one should be mindful of.
What’s your favorite leadership style and why?
Nekeisha Marajh: Servant leadership all the way. I’m all in for impacting lives by helping people elevate. In order for me to accomplish this I must be able to give 100% of myself.
What advice would you give to our younger readers that want to become entrepreneurs?
Nekeisha Marajh: If there is something you do superbly,, that’s your skill. Take your skill and align it with your passion. Define it with your purpose. Refine it with your power. That is my framework.
What’s your favorite “life lesson” quote and how has it affected your life?
Nekeisha Marajh: ‘Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her.’ It has kept me on my feet in the most turbulent of times and consecrated my faith. Now when I look at my life, my children and I are Blessed.
Mike Weiss, VIP Contributor to ValiantCEO and the host of this interview would like to thank Nekeisha for taking the time to do this interview and share her knowledge and experience with our readers.
If you would like to get in touch with Nekeisha or her company, you can do it through her – Linkedin Page
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