Who’s That BOSS: Nicole Roberts Jones
Speaker, author and coach, Nicole Roberts Jones, is known as “The Inner Catalyst” for her ability to draw out what’s best in YOU. Nicole’s Find Your Fierce Formula, discovers what makes you tick at a deep level to help you turn your big passion into big profits.
The BOSS Network: Walk us through your journey to success. How did you get to this point?
Nicole Roberts Jones: My journey to success started in 1993, when I had the job in Hollywood many people dream of. However, what I realized is that living the dream was becoming my nightmare. What I really wanted was to somehow make a difference in the world. Well, in the midst of me feeling dazed and confused, one of my friends asked me to volunteer at a youth program at our church. That night, something in me came alive! I realized I was born to help people transform their lives. I knew in that moment this is exactly where I was meant to be and began to really listen to my heart. It was that moment that shifted my career and I started doing the exact work I was doing in that church that night. Sure it was scary and I had no idea what I was doing but that rumble in my belly calling me to this work was bigger then anything I had ever felt. What I have come to learn from that epiphany moment is what has become my Find Your Fierce Formula.
TBN: What do you do to stay on top of your game professionally?
NRJ: I realized I could learn everything there is to know about business, but if I didn’t commit to constant growth, my success would be short-lived. So many of us get stuck on our resume not realizing that, that was yesterday’s success. To continue to grow, I need to always be looking for what what’s next and growing toward that subsequent level of success. Doing this means moving into areas I have never been. So I also had to learn that if I want something I have never had, I would have to do it afraid and not allow fear to paralyze me. So growing and moving through fear at all times allows me to stay on my A game.
TBN: How do you balance your personal life with your professional responsibilities?
NRJ: I believe you can have it all, just not all at once. To do this I use a method I call living an equalized life. Just like that equalizer on your car radio, you must choose the blend that works for you,which means that every area in my life is allocated time based on what’s important and what works in that moment for me. For example, I can travel all over the world and still commit to cooking dinner for my husband every night when I am at home or having my Jesus time every evening. Using the equalized life methodology allows me to have all that I need in my life to feel complete, fulfilled and happy; the perfect blend of it all.
TBN: What advice would you give to a budding entrepreneur or career woman?
NRJ: I would encourage them to be unapologetic about their dream. Think of it this way: When you are pregnant in that first trimester no one can even see that you are pregnant. So when you first start to work on your dream, many people will not be able to see your vision. You have to believe in that rumble in your belly and foster it to grow! Doing this and knowing that in due time, others will get it but don’t look for their approval, praise or excitement from day one. You’ve got to encourage yourself. After all you have to carry this baby to full term so look to your own faith, determination, perseverance and power to foster and nurture your dream.
TBN: What does being a BOSS mean to you?
NRJ: A BOSS is someone who I believe has holistic life success so that you don’t just focus on your business or your finances and forget about relationships or your health, etc… So many of us don’t think holistic life success is possible but I say how dare we not write out the vision of what we want in every area of our life. In our finances, relationships, health, spirituality etc….and then have the audacity to not just believe it is possible but to go after what we desire. So a true BOSS to me is a woman that is successful as a CEO, a mom, a wife, a sista friend, in every area of her life she takes control with humility & grace to make her dreams possible.
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