Our guest today is Nicole Roberts Jones, who shares her 17-year journey to becoming an overnight success.
I really love Nicole’s story because it’s full of realism and practical considerations. Although she’d been an entrepreneur for 23 years, it took Nicole 17 of those years to actually start turning a profit.
What finally changed?
Nicole realized that a mindshift change had to take place. For the first several years, she believed wholeheartedly that “sweat equity” could make a business successful. But even though she kept putting in more hours, or meeting more people, she just wasn’t experiencing the benefits.
Everything transformed, however, when Nicole began putting “cash equity” into her business. This took the form of hiring a business coach, who Nicole asserts, was “10 times ahead” of where she was.
Her business coach was able to pinpoint key areas of growth potential for Nicole. This included the need to create multiple streams of income for herself.
And this was just the beginning… From that point onward, Nicole began to see her many years of experience and hard work start paying off.
The thing I love about Nicole’s story is that she hasn’t stopped investing in new help to maintain her growth.
The concept of self-investment is one that can be tough for entrepreneurs to take seriously! But in the end, Nicole’s words are definitely ones to sit with: how can we ask someone to invest in us, if we aren’t willing to invest in ourselves?
More About Nicole Roberts Jones
Nicole Roberts Jones is known for her ability to draw out what’s best in YOU. As the creator of the Find Your Fierce Formula, Nicole works in two arenas. With entrepreneurs to build programming that generates multiple revenue streams and a greater bandwidth to serve their clients. To help them Take Their Brilliance to the Bank. Secondly, she works with corporations to develop high-performing employees who excel at work because they learn to operate in their genius. To help them create greater momentum linking Purpose with Performance.
A sought-after speaker, coach and author she is also the Founder & CEO of the FIERCE Factor Lab. In it, Nicole created a company that mirrors all that she stands for as a content strategist, talent development consultant and coach. Truth, momentum and power is charged into each business she touches, with a long-term focus and an emphasis on expanding income and impact. Her work with companies such as General Motors, McDonalds, Motivating The Masses and the Steve Harvey World Group as well as with clients across the globe in places like Switzerland, Aruba and the British Virgin Islands reflects the incredible need to infuse your purpose, what she calls your FIERCE, into your work.
Nicole has over 20 years’ experience working with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, heads of states, celebrities & nonprofit directors in talent and program development. She has also been an adjunct professor at USC and Boston University where she taught courses on program development.