Open and Real, Q&A With Nick James

Open and Real, Q&A With Nick James

By Nick James

Individuals from the Mastermind Intensive community ask Nick and members of his team wide-ranging questions from Nick’s best moment in business to how it really is working for a driven entrepreneur
Nick and his team discuss building a culture of trust and the role of vulnerability and explain how being part of a dynamic motivated team is kept in balance with awareness and driven by Nick setting a high bar


We don’t have a clearly defined mission beyond 2024 because it’s important for the team to feel they have reached the goal set and won the game I see myself reducing my player role and doing more of the CEO role moving forward It's only when you are open that you can build a culture of trust When you don’t share vulnerabilities you are putting up a barrier Someone who has experienced a business not going well is better equipped, you know what works and can apply what you’ve learnt previously There are valuable lessons in any experience We are all very aware of the team dynamic and how we operate so that we don’t get any demotivating factors When I have an amazing win I’m all about the next thing


‘It felt like the comeback was complete when I introduced Gary Vaynerchuk on stage at the first Expert Empires event in 2017’

‘For me, a year is a long time, I’m naturally a short-term thinker’

‘Being vulnerable and open and sharing with the people closest to me is my greatest asset’

‘It’s a blessing to be around someone who is so driven’


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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 seven figures and beyond through his Expert Empires Mastermind programme.

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