To be a woman who makes “Pretty” moves you must first understand the gift you hold within and next understand how to utilize it.
Na’Kedra Rodgers is a speaker, author, and influencer. A southern belle with sass; she has experienced heartache, healing, and everlasting hope. She is an overcomer and encourages others to declare they are as well using spirit-filled, uplifting words.
Outside of entrepreneurship and business, Who is Na’Kedra Rodgers in five words?
Beautiful, Courageous, Intelligent, Trailblazer, Believer
What inspired your start in ministering to women?
I’ve always been an outspoken person, but I began to feel as if I had no voice. I really had no clue what my purpose was in life and honestly, my spirit was broken. I began to self-reflect and call on God and things got better the more I did these things. I knew that other women could relate I wanted to help them get to their breakthrough. I wanted to offer women hope and encouragement. I wanted to remind them that they were special, and chosen and that God had a plan for their lives so they couldn’t give up
What message do you hope every woman walks away with when they encounter OptimisticallyKe?
Wait on God- Trials come. Life is hard but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. You can find restoration while waiting on God.
Trust His plan- God knows what’s best for you. God is building your character and you will be stronger when it’s over.
It will get better- Storms pass. Praise Him in the middle of it. Your breakthrough is right there. Keep going your blessing is on the way
Tell us about your ministry.
OptimisticallyKe is a Spiritual, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Influencer. She desires to pour into broken women who feel as if they have no hope and are ready to throw in the towel. She believes that her calling is to serve these women by reminding them who God says they are. They are Unique, Empowered, Chosen, Healed, Forgiven, Resilient, and Overcomers. To encourage them to seek God’s Plan for their lives and walk in the purpose that God intended for them long ago.
Can you share your 2022 journey with us?
OptimisticallyKe posted daily inspirational videos on social media since April 2021. She created a logo for her business in December 2021. In January 2022, she took money from her savings and paid for 50 affirmation T-shirts to be made using 5 buzz words: Unique, Chosen, Overcomer, Healed, and Forgiven with corresponding bible verses. She introduced the shirts on social media and sold out in 4 days. To date, she has sold over 500 T-shirts. In February, OptimisticallyKe attended her first vendor event. She also applied for her LLC. In March, OptimisticallyKe authored her first book Kneeling Earnestly for Transformation 30-Day Devotional and started selling it at the Working Women Wednesdays networking event. To date, she has sold 300 copies. In April, OptimisticallyKe opened a business account, had professional photos done, purchased business cards, and launched her website. She also was a featured author for the AriseDaily.com e-devotional. Over the next few months, OptimisticallyKe was out in the community as a vendor at several pop-up shops. In July, OptimisticallyKe attended and graduated from a Christian Communicators Conference held at Riley Center Seminary in Fort Worth. In August, she signed with Redemption Press to get Kneeling Earnestly for Transformation 30-Day Devotional published with the full distribution. In September alone, OptimisticallyKe did 3 vendor events. She also became a member of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. October is more vendor events. It’s been a busy year and there’s more to come.
How did your ministry excel, what major moves are you proud of?
OptimisticallyKe is proud that she gave God a yes and that she’s been consistent even after encountering obstacles. She started posting inspirational videos on social media in April 2021 and to see it evolve into an actual business, platform and ministry are amazing.
OptimisticallyKe has a product line: affirmation T-shirts, 30-day Devotional, and jewelry yes I have custom earrings and bracelets. Won’t He Do It! She has been featured in ShoutoutDFW, AriseDaily.com e-devotional, and Biztv. OptimisticallyKe is excited about her faith walk, running for Jesus, and spreading optimism and the gospel. Everything is happening so fast and OptimisticallyKe is grateful that God’s favor is upon her life. She is claiming more major moves in her immediate future.
What is next for you in 2023?
OptimisticallyKe desires to expand her reach by speaking at conferences, summits, luncheons, and galas; however, she wants all that God has in store for her. She is operating in the realm of No Limits. God has already blown her mind in 2022 with the doors that He’s opened on her behalf. She believes this is just the beginning and it’s up from here.
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
A woman who believes in herself and is confident in her capabilities. A woman who knows her worth and goes after what she wants. A woman who fears God but knows that with Him all things are possible. There is no dream too big for Him to make it a reality.
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