Risk Taking and Moving Past the Fear

Risk Taking and Moving Past the Fear

By Nick James

Nick James talks to Paul Mort about how he began Expert Empires and why you need to focus on a strategy that plays to your strengths when you create any business

Sometimes you need to trust yourself and take the risks because it is the risk-taking that defines being able to overcome the fear and move towards success.

In this candid conversation, Nick shares why it’s important to understand what really makes you happy along with great advice on how to learn from the challenges and achieve your vision.



My vision was to create the best of what I had seen in the US I realised that high-end masterminds for those who are already earning 6-7 figures didn’t exist in the UK Everything I have built has been about filling a gap in the market I realised that I had a skill set that I could teach to others Whatever your area you need to focus on a strategy that plays to your strengths I’ve created a model that works for an audience When you begin with the ultimate world-class speakers the pressure is in being able to continue at the same level. I learnt that my happiness and self-worth was entirely connected to the business. Having to start again removed the fear and proved to me that I could do it all again It made me a bigger risk taker because I know that whatever happens, I can build again Looking back can help you to see how far you have come You will never achieve success if you haven’t experienced failure and overcome it. Money doesn’t equal happiness and having no money doesn’t necessarily mean you will be unhappy



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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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