TheBOSSNetwork: What were some obstacles that you faced in the beginning process of your business or career?
Nisha Jackson: In comparison to the way my business is run today, I would definitely say, I was guilty of working harder not smarter. I thought that I had to have everything a business should have before, I started attracting clients. I was fortunate in that I hired a business coach early on, who impressed upon me that I needed a business plan, computer and telephone. She convinced me that marketing and attracting clients were keys to my creating a successful business. As well, I created systems in my business because time is finite and I soon found that systems were the key to working less and making more.
BN: What inspired you to break into your particular industry?
NJ: I was in the foster care system most of my adolescent years. At that time, you had to transition out at 18. Therefore, I found myself having to participate in a crash course in money management, living on my own and finding employment. Of which, I’ve done so successfully. So, when we had several recessions years back and my clients came for money advice because they had lost their jobs. I felt it was time to be of service to them and help them be self sufficient through combining entrepreneurship and effectively handling money.
BN: How do you balance your personal and professional life or have you been able to find balance?
NJ: I create systems in my business so I can efficiently handle the business task as a CEO, that are required of me and I’ve become a master of not thinking I have to handle everything. I also, schedule everything in my personal and professional life; this includes self care time for me.
BN: What is an inspirational quote that you live by?
NJ: Be the change you want to see. – Gandhi
BN:. Who were some influential people or mentors that helped or encouraged you along the way?
NJ: God, My husband, “Coaches”- Ali Brown and Lisa Nichols
BN: What are your must-haves to keep your career or business going strong?
NJ: I must have “structure”, “support” and a financial plan.
BN: What is your definition of a BOSS?
NJ: A “BOSS” is a person who unapologetically and efficiently runs their empire in a way that is in the best interest of the organization and those in which they serve.
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