Nikki Maharaj


Drive and determination, combined with leadership skills, have made Nikki Maharaj a great success in her career and in several other endeavors.

Nikki, a qualified teacher of economics and business, has worked with universities throughout the UK, helping advanced, brilliant students choose appropriate career paths. Her success as an educator helped her move up to senior management, and she served on the Strategic Management team for many years and eventually decided to share her skills with as many people as possible.

Nikki is also a property investor and owns several real estates in the UK. She has completed several courses with Progressive Property and Progressive VIP. Ever seeking to expand her knowledge and her profile, she is currently involved in projects with developers. As part of her education, she also completed an Internet diploma course through Internet Business School and is part of their VIP coaching group.

Nikki was born in Durban, South Africa. Her forefathers were recruited by the British as indentured laborers from India and Nepal in the 1800s. She grew up in a disadvantaged situation and witnessed much suffering among the black and brown people during the apartheid era. Based on her own experiences, she wanted to make a difference. She detested the prevalent discrimination in schools and via the Group Areas Act that limited where people could live based on their ethnic background. When she qualified as a teacher, she taught economics and business to middle- and lower- income students and joined the struggle to put an end to the horrors of apartheid. She spent many years with leaders, exposing the struggle to the rest of the world, and only after years of protests and boycotts did she see her idol, Nelson Mandela, set free. She wanted to imbibe his great qualities and had a burning desire to help those who suffer from low self-confidence and feelings of unworthiness, especially those who have suffered from years of oppression.

Nikki moved to Cape Town and taught in places like Gugulethu and  Khayelitsha, notorious black communities with a poor reputation. She found it heartbreaking to see people living in slums due to the legislation of the Group Areas Act. Nikki struggled financially and joined a network marketing company, and her popularity soared. She built a network of around 600 people and ranked as the top distributor for many years. Unfortunately, she could not cope with her failed relationship and needed a break from it all; she found that respite in a teaching opportunity in London. Within two weeks of being offered the job, she packed a suitcase and left, then spent years in London, trying to find herself again. She benefited tremendously from her work on personal development. She is an avid reader and enjoys books and courses that enhance mindset and self-development. These experiences and the education she has sought have fueled her desire to share her expertise and knowledge to help as many people as possible break down the barriers that hinder their success.

Despite her academic and professional qualifications, Nikki has never stopped learning and continues to study the biographies of the great legends of this era. Her motivation to write her own book came from an event of Black Card Books publishers. She instantly resonated with Gerry Roberts and, through his Instant Author Program, published her very first book.

Greatness Is Your Birthright is a strong message to those who feel alone and abandoned by life, an urge to reboot and take back control.

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Many feel overwhelmed by the pressures of life and simply do not have the tools to cope. They lack motivation, even the desire to live, and suffer from limiting beliefs that they are simply not good enough. These common self-sabotaging thoughts and emotions negatively affect lives and relationships. Some recognize these issues in themselves and yearn for better, more fulfilled lives. The mistake too many make is in searching for solutions elsewhere, rather than within.

Every individual, regardless of age or station in life, has the desire to love and be loved. Some feel they are just not enough, and this negative thinking holds them back from taking action. Many harbor great fear but are not equipped with the knowledge and tools to deal with it. Others lack the skills or money to go out and try something new. All of this increases the stress level, and it is ultimately a detriment to well-being.

Greatness Is Your Birthright provides a clear direction on how to get to where you want to go in life. Based on the success stories of great leaders who have been challenged by these same struggles, it is a guide that equips readers to break through the barriers and climb the ladder of success. The content is easy to understand and digest, and the book is chock-full of tips on how to improve overall well-being and live a healthier, happier life, the kind of book that is difficult to put down.


Discover sixteen proven strategies to help you overcome the obstacles and jump over the hurdles to achieve greatness.


You do NOT have to wait until the pain of changing is less than the pain of staying the same before you take advantage of the numerous opportunities that are all around you.

  • Turn everyday struggles into everyday greatness.
  • Why fear of failure destroys your success.
  • Start believing in yourself, despite the challenges of life.
  • Seven key points to build and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Maintain a sound mind and healthy body to attain success.
  • Use the laws of attraction and affirmation to achieve greatness.
  • How patience and perseverance help you accomplish anything you desire.
  • Set effective goals to enjoy your journey to greatness.
  • Cope with rejection and the naysayers who block your path to success.
  • Discover your passion and dismiss the misconceptions you have about yourself to enhance your journey to success.
  • Solve problems to reach greatness.
  • Develop the leadership skills that help you become successful.
  • Why it’s important to be different, and how to turn your uniqueness into success.
  • Step out of your comfort zone to achieve greatness.
  • Unlock your potential and become a champion.
  • Believe it or not, sales is not the key element in attaining success, and greatness isn’t necessarily measured by wealth.

“To truly understand one’s self is the first step to achieving greatness. Humans are born to be great—we just have to search for our own niche, that place under the sun we claim for ourselves. This book is a testament that greater things are yet to come. Congratulations, Nikki, for coming up with this book.”

Choon Kiang Tian
Author of Things I Wish My Dad Had Taught Me About Life

“We are gifted with the intellectual capacity to achieve soaring greatness in whatever field we set our mind and heart to. I invite everyone to read Nikki Maharaj’s book and learn how to take their first step towards greatness.”

Nikki Arnold

“The book title sums it all up: We are meant to be great. What a powerful phrase! Indeed an empowering book especially for those who are looking to achieve more in life, and this book hands you the keys. With perseverance and an open mind, be prepared for an otherworldly point of significance.”

Jessica Gill
Author of Damsel in Excess

“Thanks for the inspiration, Nikki. I thought greatness only comes to very few lucky individuals, who were simply following their destiny. I was raised to believe that I perhaps someday, I would be a great person, and this has recently led me to frustration. However, this book could not have come at a better time. I am all absolutely pumped to achieving more and striving towards enlightenment.”

Susie Nelsen
Author of Finishing Well

“This book is definitely a keeper—this is a book that I will probably not get tired of reading. This book took me to the level of aiming for greatness at higher and faster speeds. Congratulations, Nikki, for coming up with this book and for inspiring your readers to chase greatness.”

Michelle Watson
Author of Overcome and Rise Above

“Thanks for the inspiration, Nikki. I thought greatness only comes to very few lucky individuals, who were simply following their destiny. I was raised to believe that I perhaps someday, I would be a great person, and this has recently led me to frustration. However, this book could not have come at a better time. I am all absolutely pumped to achieving more and striving towards enlightenment.”

Stanley Beckett
Author of The Secret Keys to Launching Your Goals