Inspirational Nuggets, by Sandra K. Johnson, Ph.D., is a motivational, inspirational, uplifting and spiritual book. It is also a business book that includes power quotes to strengthen your resolve and spirit. It is a collection of words of wisdom designed to encourage and inspire people to think outside of the box, to blaze new trails, and to reach their ultimate potential. The nuggets offer nurturing commentary on spiritual development, relationships and self-improvement and reminds us that true strength comes from within.
Dr. Johnson's motivation for writing Inspirational Nuggets
I have a passion for encouraging and inspiring people to live life to its fullest. It warms my heart to see people discover who they really are, especially when encouraged by family, friends and mentors, and act to live the life they were born to live. I challenge individuals to seek their purpose and destiny, to move towards its realization, and to let it be their life's work. I have given many speeches over the years on various topics. All of them at their core motivated people to be true to their authentic selves and live on purpose. The next logical step was to publish a book that included the nuggets of inspiration from these speeches. Thus the Inspirational Nuggets project was born. The book contains one nugget per page. One may think they could easily read through the pages in a few minutes and be done. However, these nuggets latch on to the human spirit and engage the heart and mind, it challenges the individual to really think about life; what's really important and how to enjoy life's simple pleasures. I encourage people to keep the book on their night stand, in their office and other places where they can easily pick it up and read a page. There is something there for many aspects of life.
I intentionally included one nugget per page to enable an individual to write their own thoughts or notes on the nugget page. Maybe a thought, memory, idea or dream that was important to them, or jumped out at them and motivates them to write it down.
These nuggets have been presented in book form in the spirit of love and encouragement. It is my prayer and hope that you enjoy them for years to come. May the nuggets be beacons of light in the midst of darkness, rays of hope to the hopeless, showers of excitement to the victorious, excited and delighted, and pillars of encouragement, motivation and inspiration to the downtrodden, those who have given up and the lost. Know that you are never alone. Be encouraged my brother! Be inspired my sister!
Dr. Johnson exemplifies the term “trailblazer.” The first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, she became a research staff member at the IBMT.J. Watson Research Center in New York and a global technology leader. Johnson earned her Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., her Master’s from Stanford University and her Ph.D. from Rice University. She was the first black female ever elected as a member of the prestigious IBM Academy of Technology, and has served as the Chief Technology Officer of global small and medium business for the IBM Systems and Technology Group. Dr. Johnson is currently a Business Development Executive for IBM Middle East and Africa. Her work sends her throughout the Middle East and Africa to engage with technology, government and academic leaders. Dr. Johnson also enjoys exploring great restaurants throughout the world, massages and facials at the best spas on earth and a good piece of chocolate. She is also a prolific reader, enjoys workouts on elliptical machines and giving back to the community.