Open And Real, Q&A With Nick James

Open And Real, Q&A With Nick James

By Nick James

In this the next episode of Open and Real Nick answers questions about non-negotiables, creating tension for growth and explains how one decision rates as his best ever because of the tangible and intangible results and opportunities it brought him and Expert Empires

Hear from Nick about the importance of creating repeating tension for growth and how this can be successfully achieved in business along with great advice on why it's important to strive for excellence but not be overwhelmed by the need for perfection



As humans to grow, we need to experience tension for continued growth,  In business and in life we need  to raise the bar creating tension and the opportunity for growth My non-negotiables are focused on time, time for myself so that I can show up in the best way possible, time to be with my family and the commitment to our core values  If you work in absolutes it can be very difficult to stay on track,  set yourself up in the right way but understand everything has some element of partial negotiability   I had a vision about what I wanted to create and I went with it and it was the best decision I’ve ever made  I have one day a week focused on CEO responsibilities, strategic planning and building relationships  The need to be perfect is what holds most people back  You can strive to be excellent  but sometimes people’s need to be perfect can stop them from taking action  When you let go of perfection  there are so many opportunities 



‘Without tension, we can't keep growing, we end up standing still or moving backwards’

‘I can map so many great things that happened as a direct result of that decision’ 

‘It’s massively increased my happiness because its the role I enjoy the most’



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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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