Meet My Coach/Mentor - Interview with Jeff Mask

Meet My Coach/Mentor - Interview with Jeff Mask

By Nick James

When your identity is tied to your business it can become an issue and in this fascinating episode Jeff Mask who helps CEO’s to confidently grow their businesses without losing their priorities or their souls’ talks to Nick about the infinite possibilities and understanding your ‘why’

They discuss why tying your personal identity to your business leads to a false sense of security and an identity that doesn’t endure. You need to know why you are doing what you are doing and be able to build momentum through discipline and effectively sharing the vision. To be a great leader you have to be able to master humility and your ego and Jeff shares some great insights into how successful businesses and their leaders scale to maximise their potential.



When you understand where your ego is everything becomes much easier. To decouple yourself from your business you have to understand your ‘why’ The deeper and more personal your ‘why’ the more confidence and conviction you will have taking on the world. Be very clear about who you serve and have the discipline to turn away people who don’t fit your criteria. Be laser clear on your target customer and have a framework that can scale effectively. People think they need to be perfect but they just need integrity. You can only grow as big as you, the CEO is capable of growing Continual momentum is built from discipline and understanding how to cast to the vision, hire to the vision and lead to the vision so other people become more skilled and specialised than you and having the humility as the leader to see this as a great accomplishment. It’s going from thinking as an individual to thinking for many people and aligning hearts and minds with a common vision that can be sustained and grow whether you are there or not. Growing business is about hiring people who counterbalance your weakness. Scaling is about stepping out from what you are good at and hiring someone who is as good as or better than you. You have to master humility and your ego to step back and hire great people. Harmony is about communication and being on the same page as other people My business is just a means to an end to be able to bless other people lives



‘It’s easy to look at the glitz and glamour and think you are the only one on the roller coaster’

‘I know very clearly why I’m living and everything I do is filtered through that lens’

‘When we are complete and whole there is something more attractive about us’




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Nick James

Nick dropped out of university at the age of 21 and failed spectacularly with his first coaching business, which forced him to take a £16k/yr telesales job. 

Within 12 months he was the top performer and left to start his second business at 24. This time he discovered a winning formula and before long had a multi-six-figure company.

He then made a huge mistake which nearly put him out of business and cost him £50,000 in personal cash!

Fortunately, Nick kept it afloat, turned it around, and sold that business 2 years later in a seven-figure deal. 

He then co-founded a multi-million-pound marketing company, which he exited in 2015, and created Expert Empires.

Today, Expert Empires is known as the UK's number one business event for Experts, with world-renowned celebrity speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone, Chalene Johnson, David Goggins, and Lewis Howes gracing the stage.

Nick also specialises in helping Coaches, Consultants, Speakers, Trainers, and Authors take their businesses from zero to six figures and beyond through his Expert Empires Mastermind programme.















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