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Life after hiv... Meet this nurse who shares her truth!

I love meeting people like Nikki J. her resilience is so evident, as a survivor and as a Registered Nurse. Life happens to us all and how we deal with life determines our success. Here's what she told us:

1. Who are you? What do you do and How long have you been in business?

My name is Nikki J. I am an RN, author,

transformational speaker and health and wellness

advocate. I have been in business for two years

2. How did you end up there?

Over 10 years ago I was diagnosed with HIV, I was lost and confused. I didn’t know how I could go on with life. I was a young first year college student, straight from high school. I thought that my life ended before it even

started. I spent most of my diagnosis not telling anyone outside of close family members and friends. Through this I learned how to accept my status and love myself more than I ever had. I discovered that I didn’t learn these tactics to keep them to myself. I have a gift to inspire and teach others how to do the same. I decided it was time to share the gifts with my world and walk into my purpose.


3. Tell us about a challenge you have had in business and how you have overcome it?

The biggest challenge I had in my business is dealing with my mindset. I had to learn that nobody will do the work I need to do. I have to be accountable to me. I overcame this by holding myself accountable, getting accountability partners, and goal setting. I discovered my issue wasn’t that I was not capable but I didn’t have goals and no one to help me ensure complete it.

4.What do you believe is an important factor in success for entrepreneurs? even if it's something you are struggling with.

An important factor for success is growth and development. Working as an entrepreneur things change all the time and as your business grows you also have to grow. Its important that you invest in business by investing in you the CEO.

5. How do you contribute to women's empowerment

I contribute to women’s empowerment by empowering women online to live their best lives and also hosting live events in my community to uplift, educate and enrich.

6. Anything coming up you want us to know about?

I recently launch the nonprofit arm of my brand called Aniyah’s Space. It was created to create safe spaces for women dealing with chronic illness and things we deem taboo such as HIV, miscarriages and mental illness. We believe all women deserve to be happy, whole and set free. We host weekly prayer calls, yearly retreats and community events. This year we will be implementing support groups. Please join our email list to stay abreast to everything we are doing

in the community. Email list: bit.ly/ASEmails

7. How can the readers keep in contact with you?

I am available on all social media networks

www.facebook.com/nikkijtheauthor

www.instagram.com/nikkijtheauthor

www.twitter.com/nikkijtheauthor

www.nakeisajackson.com

To Book: nikkijtheauthor@gmail.com

Nonprofit: www.facebook.com/aniyahspace


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