Bold, optimistic, driven, and armed with passion and purpose. Meet the Jamaican children’s author of I am Greatness, Nekesha Burrell. She humbly wears many hats, the founder of Freelancers Oasis, Podcaster, Business Consultant, and on Mothers Day launched her new Online Course Freelancers Master Course to help individuals launch their own online business as a Virtual Assistant/Freelancer.
Nekesha managed in the corporate space over 18 years prior to the pandemic. She transitioned to Virtual through a network of other Freelancers through an initiative between NCB Foundation and Internet Income Jamaica and became one of the top sellers. She now works remotely for well known overseas companies as a Business Consultant, revolutionizing their marketing approach with new innovative stragegies.
“You cannot teach people just anything, But you can help them discover the GREATNESS within themselves.”
My mission is to pay it forward. Every nugget, advice, and mentorship needed I want to be there to provide
Whether it is a new business owner, student or just to inspire someone to be their best self.
I would love to know that I was responsible for changing the mindset of just one person to become their best self and live the life they desire.
WHY CREATE AN ONLINE COURSE?
She explains that there are too many talented individuals sitting at home on the verge of depression and giving up who just believe that there is no option. There are many who believe that they have nothing to contribute. Nekesha loves to say “ Start simple, think of that one thing that everyone is always calling you about, asking you to help with. It can be as simple as data entry, telephone calls, social media, a listening ear. If you think about it, those very simple overlooked skills could very well be your true Purpose. People tend to see the greatness within you even before you realize it is your calling. Now you just have to be inventive and create a business from that overlooked talent.
Every successful business starts from two things, Identifying a Problem a consumer has and Creating a solution to that problem to offer the consumer.
I applaud the business-minded individuals who have used the hardships of the pandemic to launch their own business, whether a digital or physical product, learn something completely new, or just specialize in their own skill
WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO WRITE CHILDREN'S BOOKS?
I have a 3-year-old who just loves to hear stories. I made so many up, I decided to start writing them. One thing lead to another and now I have over a dozen books written with her direction on how they end. I am passionate about changing the mindset of kids to be bold, open-minded, inventive, and have the freedom to explore their creative selves.
I challenge the phrase" WHOM do you want to become when you grow up, to WHAT do you want to do as I grow up?"
I am adamant for my daughter and other growing kids to be entrepreneur-minded as they grow and have support to explore their inner greatness, self-confidence, financial sense, and independence early on. I am working on a new book, that will help our kids develop an independent belief system and nudge them with the help of their parents to awaken the entrepreneur within them. I can't wait to introduce it to our new generation of prodigies.
A DREAM IS NOTHING UNTIL YOU WAKE UP READY TO ACT ON IT, COMMIT AND SUCCEED!”
I BELIEVE THAT IT IS NOT THE STRONGEST SPECIES THAT SURVIVE, NOR THE MOST INTELLIGENT, BUT THE MOST RESPONSIVE TO CHANGE.
If ever there was a time to test that theory, it is now. Don’t ever give up, gear up!