We had the good fortune of connecting with Shaneika Goodman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shaneika, what makes you happy? Why?
There are many things that make me happy. However, if I had to choose one thing, it would be helping others and instilling hope. I find great joy in communicating with others about finding their niche and purpose, as well as acknowledge their talents and skills. I have encountered many individuals who are bright, with amazing talents but lack confidence in their ability to succeed. I love uplifting others and helping them to see the good in everything. There are a lot of people who will provide their opinions about reasons why things may not work out and what roadblocks they may encounter, however I help individuals see why they should pursue opportunities. When it comes to being successful, challenges are expected and there may be some fear. I always tell my friends and family to “do it scared.” I love when I can have these talks with others and it changes their mindset almost instantly and they become motivated to take the jump. When I hear all about their success stories weeks, months, and years later, it is so fulfilling and this is what makes me happy.
What should our readers know about your business?
I own several businesses that include real estate investing, car rentals, and credit repair. My credit repair business is my baby; I hold it dear to my heart. What sets us aside from a lot of other credit repair companies is that we provide vital information to our clients, in order for them to achieve the best financial and credit results. In addition, we use a variety of industry leading techniques. Most companies use traditional 609 letters that are outdated and rarely get results. We are familiar with certain laws and loopholes giving us an advantage to use these as leverage to apply pressure to the creditor. We then request that they comply in a timely manner making it nearly impossible for them to submit the requested documentation in such time. Results typically take between 15-45 days but everyone’s file is different and some take longer. The best way to determine what we can do for you is to have one of our specialists review an individual’s credit report.
Furthermore, there are many companies who will repair your credit, but not provide the education, which in my opinion is the most important factor. We teach our clients how to maximize their credit scores based on the information that we provide alone. Moreover, we teach our clients how to understand and analyze their credit profile. Last but not least, we also teach our clients how to use their credit to build wealth.
I am most proud of how successful our clients are after joining and graduating our credit restoration program and the changes that we see with the individuals in our community. I am where I am today because I stayed committed to my purpose regardless of how stressful it can be at times. In addition, I continue to educate myself and invest in my businesses; it has not been easy but well worth it.
I have overcome the challenges by learning from mistakes and continuously analyzing the business. I always try to find ways to make the business more effective. I have learned that everything worth having comes with challenges; these challenges make you stronger.. You have to take the good with the bad and stay faithful to your purpose.
I would like the world to know that I have built my brand on my own. I have worked diligently hard to help people and teach financial strategies. For almost 2 years, I have worked 7 days a week, from sunup to sun down. I am now taking the business to the next level and scaling. I have always wanted my brand to be recognized on a global level and I am headed there.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my friends were visiting me, I would take them to a restaurant called Bossa Nova Brazillian Cuisine; it is my absolute favorite restaurant in LA. I like to order a meal that includes chicken breast, rice, black beans and plantains. I would also take them to Venice beach to enjoy a sunset bike ride to the Santa Monica pier. I also enjoy the Hollywood bus tours, which provide a nice cruise through some of the most amazing areas in LA (including Beverly Hills and Bel Air), revealing the estates of celebrities and where they like to hang out and where they started their Hollywood careers. Last but not least, if you’re into hiking, Runyon Canyon is a great place to hike and provides a breathtaking view at the top.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First, I would like to thank God because without Him, none of this would be possible. I would also like to thank my parents Renee and Ellis for always supporting, encouraging, and believing in me. I retired my mother on Mother’s Day of this year and it was the best thing that I could ever do for her, although nothing I do could ever repay her for all that she has done. Thank you to my family members, friends, and social media followers for their constant support and encouragement. Running businesses can be time consuming, stressful at times, and requires a lot of hard work and dedication. The individuals in my circle of family and friends always make it a priority to support all that I do. Also, they remind me of how much I have accomplished at such a young age and within a short period of time. I am also grateful for individuals that I have met along my journey, who are also in the financial literacy industries; it is such a blessing to be able to come together, strategize, and share knowledge and resources. I would like to give a special Shoutout to my primary business partner Hassan; we strategize daily about scaling our businesses and taking on new opportunities.