We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicholas Heyward and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicholas, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I found my passion in service to others after 3 months in Hospitality which lead to a 19 year career. I learned that despite whatever I did my true happiness was found serving others. After writing The Push Project, my book of affirmations centered around the ideas “I am” and “you are”, Prophesied Legacy Ministries was formed. This ministry is my opportunity to share my gift, trials, victories and love of Christ with the world. I am the founder of Prophesied Legacy Ministries, so every video, outreach project or graphic represents me and my message perfectly.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I have learned to be thankful for the struggles of my life. There was a time when my shortcomings were an embarrassment and aspects of my life that I wanted to keep hidden. I was a captive to the stories of my past that were revived through the stories of others. I did a great job pretending not to care externally, while internally sinking into depression and a negative self-image. One day, when I truly understood the grace of Jesus and the freeing power of testimonies, I began to take my life back. I understood that Christ allowed me to make every decision of my life so that my testimony could help set others free. While writing The Push Project, Prophesied Legacy Ministries LLC was birthed. Be on the lookout for speaking engagements, ministry and community outreach opportunities in the near future!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The Marriott Marquis Houston is one of my favorite hotels in the city. It’s located in downtown Houston and has an awesome lazy river in the shape of Texas on the rooftop. It’s a great place to relax, and the service and dining are first class. You can’t go to Houston and not have a meal at Phil & Derek’s. The Chicken Alfredo Potato is a must! The Galleria is an excellent area for shopping while in the city. If you want an excellent photo opportunity you must stop by the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall. Patrick Peigh Jones , www.shotbypeigh.com, is a great photographer and could surely capture some memorable moments at The Waterwall. If you like people watching and good mexican cuisine, head over to City Centre Houston and Cyclone Anaya’s. The food is great and people flock to area when the weather is nice.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I am product of my grandmother’s love. Queen E. Thompson was my grandmother and my first friend. I was one of her younger grandchildren so I spent a considerable amount of my childhood with her. She only had a sixth grade education, so she stressed the importance of education and always doing your best. She attended my awards banquets from elementary school even up to my college graduation. She was a woman of great faith, and she taught me how to pray and constantly pushed me to pray at church. Something she said that always stuck with me was “Manners and kindness will open doors for you that money never will.” As I grew in my career, I always remembered her words of wisdom and applied them in many situations throughout my career. Isaac Heyward was my grandfather and he went back to school to get his G.E.D after he retired. He was World War II Navy veteran & my first mentor. He worked hard, loved his family and always gave you his undivided attention when you talked to him. Despite having 10 children and 37 grandchildren he knew how make you feel special and listen attentively to what you had to say. He took pride in taking care of his family and wife even after being diagnosed with cancer. He taught me to fight for what I want and that family is always there to offer support. I always strive to show those around me their opinion matters just as my grandfather showed me. Sudie Johnson, my fiance, has been my number one supporter since the inception of Prophesied Legacy and all it’s ventures. She assisted with edits for The Push Project, my book of affirmations, and constantly offers unwavering support. Sudie is the person behind the push. She designed all my graphics and listens to all my ideas and keeps me grounded throughout the process. The supporters of Prophesied Legacy Ministries LLC, keep me encouraged and lifted in prayer with their constant support. #PUSHTALK is a podcast that I produce which gives individuals an opportunity to share insight and revelations from The Push Project. Tara Botley, my energetic co-host always brings great energy and brings my show ideas to life. She is truly the Oprah Winfrey of podcasts. She keeps the energy up and the great dialogue flowing. I believe all great men are surrounded by individuals that keep them accountable to who they are and what they stand for. Timothy James, a cousin that’s more like a brother, has been a huge support to Prophesied Legacy and he is one of my prayer partners. We pray together daily, and he has been featured on multiple #PUSHTALKS.