Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Nya's Project and the Dallas Conference

Nya's Project (2-4 years of age)

The importance of a STEM education is paramount in developing our children (girls of color) and steering them in the direction of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Art.

Explore the Website (www.nyasproject.com) to find out more about how you as a parent, home-school, and/or preschool can receive a FREE 30 MIN CONSULTATION.  The consultation will access how Nya's Project can fulfill your learning needs or requirements.  


Because bullying is one of the major topics of discussion today, it is imperative that Nya's Project address the topic in a way only Nya's Project can.

How Nya's Project Pertains to Girls/Young Women (18 - 25)

"Real Life Class 101"

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Teaching, Teaching, Teaching!

Teaching IS the career field for me.  

Teaching HAS always been the career field for me.  

No matter the career field I chose in the past, I always found myself standing front and center as a teacher.  Even as a parent, I'm a teacher.  

It's not surprising though.  As a little child, teaching anyone who would listen, was my thing.  

I've had some really great teachers in my life.  The teachers that taught me the most were those who taught me who and what not to be or what not to do.  I have to admit, I am usually the glass is half full kind of person but after a minute of contemplation, I decided to go a different direction this time. I think I chose this route because it's important to teach our children that regardless of whether teachers show up to be a positive influence in our lives or whether they merely show up for their pay checks, we can still learn a great deal from both scenarios .  

It is up to us to see each situation as something we must go through to become our best selves.

Although I wanted to be a teacher in an educational setting, I never thought my experiences as a teacher would come from serving 28 years in the military.  The military opened the door to a variety of cultures, personalities, and life experiences.  Therefore, as a leader, coach, mentor, and teacher I not only taught some of the best but I also learned from them as well.  

What an awesome opportunity.

One day, many moons later, I decided to surrender my final salute to the Army. However, teaching others in and out of an educational setting, probably will be apart of my life until I surrender my final salute to this life.

Nikki Ruffin Smith

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8 Ways to Rebuild Your Belief System and Create a Legacy

I was given Nya's Project in phases.  At one point I thought each phase was several different businesses.  I didn't realize until a couple years later that every little business journey I had taken on was actually pieces of one business, Nya's Project.

I'm a motivator, spiritualist, coach, mentor, and a MAD Educationalist.  Whenever someone said take this or that class, I was pretty much there.  I definitely believed if you learn something, anything, you'll always make money and for me, learning also brings me JOY.

This has served me true til this very day.  However, now that I've worked for Uncle Sam my whole life, while using my education of course, I am learning how to use everything I've done and learned to make money by working for ME.  You see working for people keep you in a mind-set of working hard...very hard and playing it safe.  They want to keep you in the mind-set of being like everyone else.  GET OUT NOW!

Here is what I have found out about everyone else with that mind-set, eventually you die without ever really living.

8 Ways to Rebuild Your Belief System and Create a Legacy

1.  Establish the principle

What is a principle?

Here is the definition I have and want you to make your own.  A principle is a declaration of truth proceeded by a manifestation of power.  

You are going to have to declare somethings over your life and over your business.  Do you have a declaration over your life?  I had one when I worked for Uncle Sam.  In fact, I had several declarations that were instilled in me by my parents and by those who wanted me to give all of me to make money for them.  I won't go into those declarations because you all have heard them many times before.  I'm more concerned with what I'm saying now.

What is your declaration of truth over your life?  Here, let me help you.  You must state, "I am building my fortune through my brilliance.  I am paving the way for my children through my brilliance."  

You must ask yourself what area(s) are you brilliant in.  Don't think too deeply cause there are so many things.  Trust yourself.  For example, how long have you been sewing, cooking, cleaning, writing, singing, dancing, etc.?  How many times have you been asked to do a particular thing?  For example, I have a friend that every time we would want to do something...anything, she'd take out a pen and a pad to take notes.  She'd always refer to the notes whenever we'd bring up whatever subject at that particular time.

Jeez!  Of course we all would make fun of her.  He who laughs, laughs last.  My girlfriend has a great niche.  Those notes became a thing we needed to make life better when she wasn't there to pull them out.  Really!  I never ever thought I'd say how much I truly admire that part of her.  I took her gift for granted because she gave that part of her freely.  Her great niche is called organization.  She's an organizer, a hot commodity.  There are so many people looking for people like her.  There are people who make bank because they are organized and bring organization into the lives of people who aren't.

I'd pay!  Especially now that I know how it feels living life without her around.
You have always been powerful in some shape, form, or fashion just like my good good girlfriend.  Everyone you surround yourself with knows it.  For some reason or another, you have not been getting paid for it.

2.  Truly try to understand WHY you haven't been getting paid for your brilliance.

Why?  I'm not here to blow smoke.  I'm going to tell you the TRUTH even if you do not tell yourself the truth.  I'll even say maybe you just do not know the truth.  No, if you are reading this, you are aware of the truth.  You've even accepted the truth.  You are reading this because you are ready to strategize and implement.


Now back to your why.

Your why is based on some belief system that you do not feel you bring value.

BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I said it.

Next, is it safe to say you've been taught some where along the way that it is wrong to ask for payment? OR for some reason your time should be given with no complaints or questions because truly you'd do what you do whether you are paid or not hmmmmmmm.

You haven't been getting paid for what you know and bring to the table because you don't want to lose friends or family but you secretly complain about it. You tell yourself that God will take care of you even while YOU allow people to treat you the way you treat yourself.  Remember, you are the one who does not believe your so called brilliance has no value.  It's just a talent.  It's a great gift from God that's given to you to spread cheer to others and so on and so forth.

Honey pie, sugah foot, God will or will not do according to what you allow.  You set the tone for how others treat you, view you, value you. You have freedom of choice.  You chose to devalue YOU.  Even God will not override the freedom of choice he gave you.  It's like gravity.  You go near a ledge, trip over it OR decide to take a leap, gravity allows your sweet self to hit something or someone.  It's going to happen whether you are sweet OR an ass.

Here is another thing I'll add but will not spend too much time on.  Are you guilty of getting an attitude at others who choose to value their brilliance?  Do you harbor ill feelings towards others who charge you and charge what they feel it's worth even if you do not?  Do you say well, I'm not going to charge anyone for what I can easily do.  Well, my friend, if it was so easy then why did they come to you to get it done?  Check this out.  It's easy for you to do it because you have the passion.  You have the brilliance.  You probably could do it in your sleep and wake up like you didn't miss snore.  Instead of not getting paid for this reason, this is the reason you should.

What is your why?

3.  Trust that You are all Knowing and POWERFUL

There are four phases to becoming "all knowing and powerful":

If you would like to continue reading, comment below.  I'll send you the details.  Thank you for opening the door to a new belief system and creating your legacy.


Monday, September 30, 2019

Nyas Project - Book Store

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Speakers, Speakers, Speak and Make Money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your interest in getting a list of speaking engagements.  

I am Nikki RuffinSmith.  I've been a serious entrepreneur (Nya's Project - www.nyasproject.com) for only a year.  However, while tying to decide on a niche, I did quite a bit of motivational speaking.  In fact, about 15 years of my life I can say I've been fortunate enough to have had many elaborate speaking engagements.  

As an Education Success Strategist, I am always looking for events where organizations are welcoming speakers like me.  Finally I have a well organized list of events happening right now and in the month of July.  

So, getting a list in your hands as soon as possible is my goal.  Below is one opportunity that you do pay for but you also can get paid a percentage of ticket proceeds.  Click here.


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"The Success Tour Dallas, TX - Speakers Needed"!

The referral fee for this program is 20.00% of ticket sales
Start making money by following these steps:
  • Promote the event and get attendees to sign up by using the affiliate link
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  • Make sure your buyers reply to you with their receipt number
  • Sellers send confirmation of all your receipts to nyasproject@gmail.com
  • Payments are made to you promptly after receiving email

My thoughts on speaking gigs:

I understand many of the concerns I've gotten from several interested people.  I too was reluctant until I started getting quite a few speaking gigs, one right after the other.  I must admit though, not all of them were paid gigs.  Some of them required me to pay.  I think I took one of those mostly because of the opportunity to network with their guests.  Some of them were paid by providing meals, lodging, access to their email list, and an opportunity to rub elbows with everyone there.  I'd say those engagements were like I struck gold.  

My fellow speakers, making a decision to invest in this offer is like anything else we want to do, we must trust and invest in ourselves in order to get where we want to go. 

More about me...

More information to follow.  Please comment below your concerns.  Email me at nyasproject@gmail.com so that I may have your email address to send the details of the packages.

Thank you once again.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Nya's Knowledge Nannies Come to Town

For Consult Please Visit:
www.nyasproject.com (Correct Website)
text questions to - (615)  295-4278

Hello to all of you who believe education is as important as I do.  As you know, I am on a quest to ensure Nya's Project is winning in homes, schools, learning centers, and every other educational organization world wide. 

 I won't stop, can't stop!

So, join me in welcoming Nya's Knowledge Nannies to the project.  Instead of hiring just your regular nanny, why not introduce your children to Nya's Knowledge Nanny.  She/He is not only experienced, courteous, kind, loving, organized, patient, and will tidy up BUT also she/he is very very educated and dedicated to ensuring your children are also educated. 

In order to fulfill my mission, once decided by the parents, I'll incorporate the project's books and curriculum.  However, incorporating Nya's Project tools are not the end all be all.  There are also other tools/resources available to accomplish our mission.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

STEM and the Need for the Humanities


Evan Hockridge, BS Unmanned Aerial Systems & Earth System Science, Purdue University (2019)

I’d argue that STEM needs humanities more than humanities need stem. First of all, it’s important to understand that not everyone is inspired by money alone. Some people are very passionate about intellectual pursuits and do not care that some other degree could earn them more money. In fact, if a person is talented in a humanities field and thinks that way, it would be quite foolish for them to go study anything else just for money.
Second, humanities majors, at least as a generality, are compensated better in the long run than many other professions. For example, English majors do in fact have a tough time finding that first job. However, when compared to business majors, English majors are likely to earn just a tad more in their lifetime. What this shows is that something in the humanities (or at least English) higher education system is extremely valuable in the late career (despite early career difficulties).
Third, humanity needs the humanities because they study what it is to be human. I study ecology using drones. An ethicist would make me aware of the potential threats my drone has to the well being of others (there are many) or how the AI I use in my imagery analysis could one day have significant impacts on the course of human society. The political scientist would be able to inform me on the intricacies of global environmental politics that may impact me on my ability to use my methods abroad. An English major would be able to write about a dystopic future if the type of topics I study are not funded. A historian would be able to tell me about how my field has grown from the past to present. All of these things I include in science outreach and communication and use to gauge my interactions with the public, a significantly important part of my job.
At the end of the day, I couldn’t name you a single “company” that existed in Ancient Greece. However, it would not be hard to find information on the philosophers of that time. Film makers warned us about AI and robotics when they brought us terminator and now, I can barely talk to anyone about AI without them feeling uneasy about its advancements. This puts an important check on technologists and engineers to insure that they are careful in their developments.
There is a standing belief amongst some anthropologists that our species should be called Homo fictus instead of Homo sapien as we are so intimately connected to our stories, our psyche, and our overall position to the non-material world that we create as a society. The cultures that are generated by intricacies of our evolution. I am certainly glad there is a series of fields that study who we are, because it tells us what we could be. This is the value of the humanities.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Bullying - An Alarming Epidemic

Daddy, There Are Monsters At School, is a children's book about bullying. I intended to write it before Nya's Project was ever thought of. But some how Nya's Project (STEM Education) took over.  Unfortunately, the subject came back around.  So, now is the time to do what I said I was going to do way back when.  It is my ultimate goal to get this book, along with Nya's Project, in the hands of every child, parent, educator, speaker, preacher, advocate, doctor, lawyer, etc.

Daddy, There Are Monsters At School, was written first and foremost with parents and children in mind.  Meaning, I charge parents with reading and rereading it with their children.  As mentioned previously though, we all must have a copy.  For we all are accountable.  We all are affected even if the bullied child is not your own.  In my mind, all children are OURS.  Don't we say, "It takes a village to raise a child?"  Therefore, let us go on to say, "It takes a village to protect them too." And those of you who may think bullying will not happen to your child, think again.  It can.  Oh, by the way, what if...just what if your child (your innocent child) was/is the perpetrator?  

Daddy, There Are Monsters At School, will in my opinion, help you and your child change the way you both see things.

Although I experienced bullying as a child, I thought changing the environment or the way I raised my children would make a big difference.  I didn't know any better.  Fortunately though, my child didn't experience anything we couldn't get through.  So, since bullying was not a major issue for us, I I suppose some where in the corners of my mind, I hoped it would just disappear.  Fortunately again, thank God it did.  I think every parent hoped and still hopes bullying never ever happens to their child or just disappears without any real harm.  However, many of us are also hoping, there will soon be repercussions so severe that those who are doing the bullying OR the parent's of bullies OR those who turn a blind eye to bullying will be forced to think again. 

Unfortunately, such a repercussion has yet to be put in place.  Until then, we keep educating or children and keep praying until the next news reporter yells "breaking news! Another child dies at the hands of another child OR Another child has been found by his/her parents hanging in their closet."  People we have to do something better than basically holding our breath until the next time.

Just today, I opened up my laptop to another child suicide "allegedly" due to bullying.  

What do we do?  What do we say to this?  True, there is no evidence thus far to suggest bullying is the case here.  However, we all know it is definitely a possibility due to the unremarkable/exhausting deaths that have been attributed to bullying just last year alone.  Google the statistics.

These deaths are senseless.  Aren't you tired of this?  I am.  Those little lives are way too precious.  

Such sadness cannot be explained, especially for the parent of the dead child.  I often wonder how those who have lost children can ever mumble another word.  I don't know if I could.

Join me by eradicating these monster with awareness, education, and by ensuring our government officials are forming stricter penalties.

*******Pre-order Daddy, There Are Monsters At School, today to get it in time for Father's Day.  I do believe this book will create a special time and bond with dad and the kids.  However, feel free to purchase it for anyone.  Right now I am only planning to sell soft covers only for $15.99 (there are exercises in each book).  

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Special Women's History Month Sale

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