We had the good fortune of connecting with Ra’Neiqua Broadnax and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ra’Neiqua, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind the success of my brand and myself is my dedication. I know in my heart that entrepreneurship and living the life of a creative is what I am meant to do. I am my happiest when I’m working on my business and/ or creating. Even though sometimes, life happens and it may get hard and I may get a bit discouraged, I always make my way back to my ventures because I am so determined to succeed. Dedication is what keeps me focused and striving even when I don’t feel like it or when I feel like nothing is working. I know that as long as I’m trying, dedicated, and not giving up then there is nothing I won’t succeed in.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the owner of PrettyRai, a brand that I designed to encourage healing, self-confidence, & dedication to reaching your goals while maintaining your true essence and authenticity. My brand has been focused around a few things in the past, but it has evolved into a jewelry business where I make all of my beautiful pieces by hand. What sets my brand apart from others is the authenticity. I am most proud of the way my business has been able to grow with me. I’ve come this far with my business because I’ve learned how to slow down and do what’s best for me, not what’s cute for social media. At times, running my business has been easy, but there has definitely been times when I wanted to quit (and did, I guess). I overcame every obstacle by deciding not to let anything stop me and always getting up and starting over, if i had to. I’ve learned so much on my journey as an entrepreneur, but I think the lesson that has stuck with me the most is that nobody has it all figured out and that I will learn as I go! I want the world to know that my brand is here to stay and that it is a stepping stone for me to make a difference in my life, my family’s life, and the lives of as many others as I possibly can in this life and after I’m gone.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I still haven’t explored Atlanta like I need to, but I will definitely say that I had some plant-based pizza from Plant Based Pizzeria in Midtown and it was everything and more!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shout out to Eric Thomas, The Hip Hop Preacher, for all of his motivational work and for sharing his story. He inspires me and gets me back on my game when I’m feeling defeated or sorry for myself.