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Episode 204: Being A ‘Real Housewife’ and Entrepreneur with Nicole Sealy


Left school at 15 and battled cancer. Who would’ve thought that Nicole Sealy would be able to juggle motherhood and her businesses on her way to success? Having a natural talent for being her own boss and not working for other people, Nicole was able to start her business and earn money at the age of 19. In this episode, Adam Stott talks with Nicole Sealy about her humble beginnings, maintaining her businesses, and motherhood.

Nicole Sealy is a CEO of different companies and she’s a star in Real Housewives of Cheshire.

Show Highlights:

  • How Nicole started creating her own fortune at an early age through her businesses
  • Why Nicole was not good at working for other people
  • What was Nicole’s solution to her problem of not being good at the delegation of work
  • How multitasking was able to help Nicole in running her businesses
  • Nicole’s experience with motherhood and raising her children
  • The reason why Nicole finally accepted the offer to join the Real Housewives of Cheshire
  • The role Nicole’s father had with the development of her business skills

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Transcript:

Please note this is a verbatim transcription from the original audio and therefore may include some minor grammatical errors.

Adam Stott:

Hello everybody and welcome to tonight’s podcast which I’ve got an amazing guest that I’m going to be bringing in in just a few moments and this week’s special guest is really special quite a few reasons. One, she’s super successful in business and have started multiple different businesses in different areas and creates a massive success. In addition to that, she is a mother of four, and she’s managed motherhood and business success we had a good chat before we started about that before and she was saying, you know about some really cool stuff which I think we’re gonna be hearing about tonight, which is going to be great. And also, she’s a TV star she’s star of The Real Housewives of Cheshire and very well-known and very well loved her role in that as well so I’m looking forward to bringing her on because I think we’re gonna have a fantastic chance tonight and I’d encourage you all to get involved because we’re live, if you’ve got a question that you want to ask a specific question that you want to post to Nicole and maybe bring on in just a moment, feel free to put that in the comments as we chat about business. So for those of you watching tonight, this is all gonna be about how to start businesses, grow businesses, scale businesses, and make sure that you have the right mindset in order to go out there and achieve everything that you want to achieve. So without any further ado, so welcome on 01:26 so welcome Nicole, how we doing?

Nicole Sealy:

Thank you for having me on. 01:32 

Adam Stott:

I’m sure it will be a pleasure. I have no doubt. So, you know, greetings everyone and the number of people that watch the show you on, and they said, you know they’re big fans. So it’s gonna be awesome for them certainly and under the scientists here about the business side because, you know, a lot of people, perhaps underestimate that aside some time I read an article, I think it was in the mirror and he was saying about the fact that you’d actually not done TV show for a number of years, despite being asked to, because you’re focused on your businesses. So what we’re going to talk about today is business and their people got questions on the show I’m sure we might get a few of those as well. So, could you give us a bit of an intro, a bit of a background, and tell us a little bit about yourself.

Nicole Sealy:

Yeah, well honestly, 02:18 property in general public for housewives, bays are really small bars, sort of what I do, and yeah like you said not always does it come through obviously on the show. And it was one of the reasons because of my business 02:33. But yeah, I’ve got three children, married, and have grown multiple businesses. But yeah, so I think you’ve kind of introduced me already.

Adam Stott:

Right so we talk about the businesses and get an understanding of where you started. 02:51 and suddenly started your first business at about age 25 Is that correct?

Nicole Sealy:

02:55 26 years this year, it was around 21, just about approaching my 47th birthday. So yeah , about 21, I bought my first property before that so you could argue that I started 03:15 and then my first house. And what I did was I lived in one of the rooms, rented the rest of the house out 03:27 so that would be my first venture to business. Actually, I mean at the time I realized that’s what I was doing but clearly it was, so I would have been about 19 then.

Adam Stott:

Really and you think, you know, you started very early. What is it that kind of got you to start that early? Do you think that’s something that comes to somebody naturally, or do you, do you think get opportunities early?

Nicole Sealy:

Very interesting in me, my dad 03:55and I think he’s in you but actually everything really about him, what I was not going to be. I was going to be this free spirit that live on the beach, I mean I travelled when I was young, 04:15 that’s how long it’s gonna live very opportunistic and actually I think are still like quite unmaterialistic. 04:24 I don’t mind and 04:29 It’s not what drives me, 04:32 or I could drive a Ferrari. He’s talked about this recently, what drives me 04:39 something I learned quickly and what I like to achieve and if someone tells them to do something, you know, that was just personal even more to prove the point. 

And there’s an interesting story, so my dad lost all his money and 04:53 when I was 15. And my mom and dad was separate from when I was a year, and I lived very different lives showed me great 05:03 for as I got older. You know, my dad had me a lot of money at one point so 05:08 my mom loved him so much so it’s hard seeing her struggle. So it’s quite an interesting mix, but 05:16 I quickly realized that really focus on working someone else to a job, a few jobs, jumped around a little bit, and I didn’t really like being told what to do, because I thought I 05:31

Adam Stott:

Have you got 05:33 could we say?

Nicole Sealy:

Yeah, 05:35 sorry I have to agree with you on that. There was a story. so, guys grown up next door to what happened was my first property that I just told you about, he was going out with one of my girlfriends. Anyway, you don’t ever know this at the time, it wasn’t a great house I think it cost me 20,000 And it puts me in a gray area 05:59 and I said 06:01 room. And I found out that 06:04 this guy said, they really felt sorry for me 06:10 actually because I was really proud of myself. So, when I chose 06:19 my first Ferrari, it was so good, 06:26 but it’s about the way that people perceive so I think you shouldn’t measure yourself against anybody 06:32 measure what you feel it always right, and 06:36 yes you need to know what you committed to doing, don’t come so fixated on what others are doing. Just focus on what you’re doing and if you’re doing it well, but be aware, people do become so sucked into what other people are doing in life, it detracts away from your own business, I think.

Adam Stott:

Yeah, you know, a great tip for the audience 07:01. And I’ve said that for years, you know, I really compete against yourself because you’ll be as good as you want to be compete against yourself, you’re competing against everyone else you can only be as good as them, right. Yeah, good mentality. Absolutely. So good insight so you started off early. And, you know, you had some ups and downs along the way. When would you say because I think a lot of people that listening, a lot of our clients and you know especially when they first come sometimes the patience is not there, they want to get results really fast and one of the things I’m often saying to them is, you know, it’s about the actions you take on a daily basis to create results not a magic wand, right, it’s just gonna take time. So how did you feel with those early years when you started off in your business interest is, did you ever suffer from not having the patience or the discipline and focus that you just worked through? 07:51 

Nicole Sealy:

Anyone knows me. I’ve learned to 07:55 patience but actually 07:58 and as you grow into business made me think I had to do everything, so I found it difficult to delegate, because it was extremely busy because I felt like I was doing everything quicker and faster as usual I could. So 08:14 but to be fair, my oldest daughter, I have her when I was 23 so it was obviously very early when I started my business. So between that 08:26work I’m not promoting that we weren’t down line because certainly in my industry that’s changed a huge amount, but I did work a night shift, I’ll come back and then I will do the recruiting in the day to be on the phone. 08:42 I mean for the first year that when she started to walk, she literally walked up the phone 08:51 starts to pull up we still do things and if you can, you can do it being patient. I am incredibly impatient; I am very focused and disciplined so my husband doesn’t get distracted when he works from home. I’m really disciplined and I can work from where I am. I am a little bit impatient 09:16 to manage that better.

Adam Stott:

Absolutely, that you have some, you know, a lot of people struggle with that, the focus, what were that sort of things you think, did you have any rituals or things you do to keep yourself focused? Is there any kind of, do you ever feel yourself wavering and then pull yourself rein yourself back in the only way you manage that in some way? Would you say?

Nicole Sealy:

I’m very lucky that I can multi-task. I mean my 09:42 PA, for year I did have a PA because I just couldn’t even delegate but I got a really good PA at the moment. I’m lucky that she’ll pick up about 10 things, and she’s like 09:54 I find it easy to multi-task and think about all different things. So for someone that struggles with that and I know a lot of people that do. I think he’s writing stuff down for something to work really well, 10:08 and I don’t need personally, it’s in my brain, it’s just the way, I actually couldn’t even type or use a computer when I left school because I left school at 15 and 10:24 computers have just come in. So, I actually had no capable, I hadn’t taken typing. I didn’t go to school 10:30 I was very naughty. But I didn’t have those skills and I self-taught myself. I think you can self-teach anything, even. Obviously if you move on focus in that won’t get distracted. Just use the tools available, we have so much. Now I get distracted by my phone and I still put my phone under my pillow  is terrible habit. And I get distracted by that, my husband wants to kill me more often. You just need to find what works for you. 11:07 write on something down and give you some bite sized things to do, break it down. If you’ve got this list, you know, my son’s got PhD so he sometimes is focused around obviously someone, you know, that struggle with that 11:23 if you can become all the focus, which actually can be awesome, finding that middle ground. So breaking down small bite size 11:34 is my tip.

Adam Stott:

Awesome. So, as you grow your first business and you started to grow that business and you just become a mom. He went on then to growing quite significantly and obviously children’s your three children right. So, how do I think one of the topics I wanted to talk about I mentioned prior to coming on. We have so many clients and I’m sure that they would tell us in the comments that sometimes they struggle with either minority moms and dads as well manage businesses, you know, I think that’s something we’ll see done really well because you started your business during that period. And as you said on the introduction, and they called me multiple mentor multiple eight figure businesses right, collaborative, you know, creates a massive result, what would you say about that terms of that, you know, how do you be a great business owner, managing children being a great parent as well what would you do something 12:28 

Nicole Sealy:

I think people worry so much about 12:33 you know at the end of the day we don’t own the kids we’re counting the period of their lives, and not my thing goes on either way, you are your caretaker so my role 12:44 make sure that 12:46 and try to give them the basis to go forward. So by me working, I think I’m teaching them something, I’m teaching them to work hard. So I think that’s a positive thing to go to that place is I’m going to go to one of them, instead of three of this the whole place. I will go to one of them and 13:13 can be a bit more flexible bit emergency comes up, you know, with the industry the I’m in, you know, that has to take priority, you know that so for me, okay so, one of them is that bad thing. No, it’s not a bad thing, because in life not everything’s perfect so again that’s teaching. Don’t put yourself out there huge pressure. And also the time when you do get quality time, do special things because let me tell you, every parent that I know, even if it they were with their kid 24/7, they are doing stuff with the marketing so many kids now stuck behind iPads 13:58. But find quality time and quality things to do with them in the time do have and you have to prioritize workers that you can explain it, can’t you? But don’t put any pressure on to yourself with a story before we came on. If you’ve got small children and how could you manage 14:29 things, my youngest son was a special care, it was very early. I had my first training 14:36 and I had no one to have them because I was doing it the whole day and so basically 14:47 in the office, it will come with me 14:56 under my desk. 15:00 It was fine, and about five years ago, he’s 18 now, about five years ago, 15:08 when I was walking through my office said to me, he said, you were my first 15:18 how amazing you were, he said that you had I’ve had this area, special care 15:26 and you didn’t go to counseling, I didn’t do anything so. Did it affect the way that he grew up, absolutely not, 15:39 so yeah, that doesn’t have to change stuff.

Adam Stott:

Absolutely, you know, would you say, are your children business minded? Nicole, what do you think?

Nicole Sealy:

They’re all incredibly different. So this is what I was going to say to all young parents out there, the baby stages is the easy part, 16:05 they becomes difficult, 16:10 exactly the same way. My oldest works for me, she’s 24 now. Should we just talking about developing powerful business and get no more involved in that, in the last year she’s become much more responsible, and when I think public she has said on factor in the past, 16:34 she’s just really starting to treat me differently than I treat the other members of people who she’s not doing 16:40 I really try not to get involved. If she’s not something 16:44 managers need to deal with Covid. Because it is a tricky one for having your children work for you. My middle one, she left school at sixteen, my middle one 16:56 she’s at university now. She’s very 17:00 she’s doing business stuff, but she is also business minded so she done like a business stuff and goals, I thought it was great, because 17:14 they’re sort of challenging itself at the moment so we’re talking about GPA. So she’s completely different. 

And then my youngest is playing football since he was obviously tiny and he’s really tough year and you still might have to look for a different avenue if this doesn’t pan out for him. He’s kinda on his last year at the moment. So, 17:42 or whatever makes my children happy. You know, and like you say you’re achieving what you need to, doesn’t matter what you do, and interesting they don’t care as long as during university, it could be, for me at the moment when the food doesn’t work out, it doesn’t particularly no he wants to do because he’s always done the whole of his life, but he might be the one 18:09 goes and does something truly amazing. You just don’t know.

Adam Stott:

Unfortunately, no, definitely you don’t, absolutely. 18:15 so you know, in building the businesses you ended up building a business since 18:24 industry didn’t you, which is like, incredible, so I want to hear a little bit more about that. So, Nicole, how did you end up in the train industry? You have so many people or the travel, 18:35 want to look at, you’ve got so many different types of businesses and a lot of people attending and advising people to follow their passions, you know, even you said that with your daughter being in fashion. How did you end up in this industry? And do you love the industry is it if you learn to love it. Did you love it in the beginning? How did we get there?

Nicole Sealy:

I really did 19:00 and it was my partner at that time was working on 19:07 jobs he had been abandoned and gone into basically just 19:16 you know anybody else 19:18 basically. And because it was all the jobs that no one else could fill all the last minute jobs. So, we’ll make some money out of it so I charge a pound an hour for the actual companies that like me but a little bit further, much further down the food chain, even like, 19:43 you can stay in the spare room for food. So in chipping for somebody else, 19:56 so, what happened I drawn. There’s a company that said, if you give me all of your guys, give to everybody else it might be about 50 guys, and it was great, and it was easy, actually I have no 20:08 responsibility 20:10 and when an opportunity came along with a big framework, and women to the company that I was dealing with, really want to get this. I was still doing your stuff in the morning. And that’s how it started, but I absolutely did not think it was an industry it was an opportunity that kind of just do nothing with it but I do believe, if something comes crossing your path, or something, you should at least try if it doesn’t work out, you’ve not lost anything. So yeah, 20:44 by accident.

Adam Stott:

You told me the opportunity, yeah. So, and that’s that kind of kicks off. What difference does that make in your life? You know, I think that sometimes one of the things people will call one chance, one opportunity, one medium, one decision, one conversation, one person can completely change the direction of everything. Did that completely changed things for you?

Nicole Sealy:

Hugely and I think it was a gradual process, what I did on my early days was 21:14 I didn’t know how it’s gonna pan out, and you kind of did develop organically as you use that money invested in property. So, I actually had quite a good 21:26 and in the early days 21:28 when I was doing small properties to do, interior design, and stuff like that. So think I’m actually quite creative person really, I probably, you know, in the olden days, I probably would have seen myself doing something much more creative. Isn’t creative business even business can be creative, so 21:56 definitely seeing myself. I’ve ended up doing this in mind, I also then lost a lot of money, when the recession hit, I kind of hit a point, separate from this is separate and that I think walk away, kind of and have to start from zero, so don’t go into that too much.

So that happened. And it did start from scratch again. What was difficult was within the industry, there will be changes in the money just weren’t there. Big frameworks I had sort of stopped. So  22:46 I we’re really starting from scratch again. So I had to rebuild, and it went on all I can say to people is even in some time where you sit there which you do when you’ve done it 23:02 doesn’t work out and you’re sitting there back to square one. But yeah, go get bigger and stronger. 23:12 You have to get up and keep going and keep focused on the future. 23:19 You can have a game or you can achieve. And building something back is in the more rewarding than is the first time for me. And even now, 23:34 

Adam Stott:

What would you say that, like, you know, for business owner listening because all business owners out there, ups and downs over marks and downs, right, everybody does, what might you say is more rewarding the second time around? What would you say?

Nicole Sealy:

23:48 is like if I was an Olympian so wouldn’t want gold moving is amazing. 23:56 He’s not because there are people get lucky. 24:10 you might not like it, people become not really a jealous person and I see it just it and something 24:15 it happens. I know that wasn’t me. I decide not to 24:21 I know that I could do it again. And if it happens more, that’s why I’m not scared of ever losing anything. And I’m really upset of possession person. So, it is doable. So I still get excited now I’m doing stuff and building stuff so the second time around is better.

Adam Stott:

Definitely. Got to believe the future is always better than past right? You said to me on the show you’ve been asked to do it for a number of years. And that’s what I read as well. And you didn’t, you know, what was the kind of reasoning that time and are you glad 24:55 now like how does that change your life?

Nicole Sealy:

You know what I think it’s a very unique situation. I was always that happy to be behind, I mean obviously my husband does stuff like that so 25:07 public stuff in the past and even though we work together 25:13 the screen. So that was a bit scary for me. And also, part of my response that I wanted to be a movie star. I think that’s as far as it went. So, I think it would have been it was season four, just coming into their third year and absolutely no 25:38 I was not doing it, didn’t want to do it. 25:43 You should do it. Anyway, we will look into buying them at Costco Football Club and something that I love and really passionate about football. We both have an interest, I think, between us, we wouldn’t, if it would have been a good combination for my business stuff and Joe’s knowledge of the other side would have been a good combination. I think because it’s all normally one or the other isn’t? Anyway, it didn’t happen but December when we’re looking at the 26:21 was going to go through before Christmas. 26:23 approach me again; you have to do it, because it won’t be great publicity. And I’m not gonna lie, great publicity 26:30 spontaneous as well, and when I decide something, I’m going for it. So just didn’t really think too much and there’s a lot of people that they speak to before,  much more than I knew that they speak on to TV 26:50. Anyway, so as soon as I 26:55 anyway, it’s that it? Thanks a lot. So to get that reaction, we just go through things that put in my past. 27:38 It has made me look at the sides of myself, and I think 27:43 it is completely different to what you expect, because I’ve always been a very private person. So that was really difficult for me and to be taken seriously in my industry I wasn’t worried, and that was my biggest concern. Actually my final decision was that in 25 years to that point I’ve done what I do. I think I can say that I know what I’m doing in my industry, the fact that I want to do TV shows because it something about choosing to do, is that going to take away from what I have done, what I will do, absolutely no question now, unreliable you question, you know, 26 years, 35 years of business. Now you can’t, 28:30 my business I would stop, 28:36 unhappy, I’ll stop.

Adam Stott:

Lovely comment there from Samantha, she’s saying, you know, love that you came on as a business owner is what my girls need to see growing up, rather than just influences posing for the camera. You know and I think that’s true isn’t it he’s 28:49 

Nicole Sealy:

28:51 I agree and I think it’s really difficult when you know some whatever. But, unfortunately, you know, I completely agree. But I think we also have to be accepting that the world has changed and that part of it based that what we can teach them some things we try and teach our children. Everything you see is not always real but actually if you go back here is when they used to do advertising on TV when we were kids. There was always supply messages behind, I mean, we didn’t realize that 29:26 if you look, I mean the way sexuality was use a lot of different things 29:33 that’s not necessarily correct, but I think it’s just a different take on it. But yeah, I really appreciate that you say that, so thank you Samantha.

Adam Stott:

That’s cool. On what did your kids think of you of mom being a TV star?

Nicole Sealy:

29:49 She says you can do, I think they are all, I haven’t made them do it. 30:01 have to take it as on my nerves at all. I think the Kira, loving daughter. I think she should get more involved, because I think we’re in fashion, you’re in that kind of thing.  30:16 wherever you’re doing, and if they can benefit from what I’m doing I’m happy for them to do so. But some, you know, it’s not really easy. It’s been my eldest daughter; she’s not interested at all. 30:29 social media, and she didn’t he didn’t really want to do something. So I’m quite lucky, 30:35 I’ll try to manage and support you and try to manage it in way and none of them have offered their life policy, wherever they’re wherever so comfortable. Neither do I so, 24, 20 and 18. They’ve got their own lives and their own minds.

Adam Stott:

Okay, so we got a few questions. Before we jump into them, and one of the things that I asked quite a few the podcast is just standard stuff. Now your business book read and account, do you read business books? Have you ever read business books?

Nicole Sealy:

You know what, I’m trying to 31:12 

Adam Stott:

I think like a monk, yeah.

Nicole Sealy:

31:19 because I actually used to read a lot more than I do now, my husband, because you have Netflix and Amazon. I didn’t watch much TV and I used to read a lot more books over the years. Yeah, I tried to read that I don’t do some of it, I just feel we so cliché and you see out there for me all regurgitate you know regurgitate. Yeah, so look, the answer is no.

Adam Stott:

31:49 more interesting way for you right, obviously you’re smart lady, you keep sharp, there’s no doubt, right, so you’re continuing to improve your skills so when you’re looking to like, wrong, or looking to the you’re quite resourceful so you don’t have to do something yourself 32:03 which I think is an awesome thing to be able to self-train yourself and be resourceful it’s really good, What some of the things you’ve done over the years to kind of develop yourself to kind of stay sharp? Would you say that you’ve done? 32:18 mentors or you listen to audiobooks or podcasts or anything like that, or is strike, decision making.

Nicole Sealy: 

People ask me, you know what, is actually a little bit strange, because I was asked who are my mentors. I obviously learned quite a bit from my dad were 32:39 equally what to do and what not to do because he did lose all his money in the big recession in the early 80s. So I think that did stand me in good stead, so you could potentially say yes, probably then over the years. Unfortunately, I hate to say this but there are people 32:56 and you come across many of them, you know, So, I would have to be totally invested a hundred percent to have that person as a mentor. 33:10 I wouldn’t listen even if that person came along, and they want to come along and be amazing, 33:22 that I have is watching my dad made me work in a couple of other businesses that were similar to mine, there was a particular going to be at work, 33:39 I actually did have a great way with his stuff and his people skills, people skills can be really great, but sometimes they do 33:47 and I’m not sure to 33:53 still frustrated, so mentoring hasn’t really worked with books. I love books, I love to read, kind of self help, or business advice, but maybe recommend one for me. And if anyone, 34:17 I’m happy to learn, like I said, 34:22 

Adam Stott:

I think I’ll send you one. 34:27 Yeah, that’s good stuff, so brilliant stuff, I’ve got some questions here that we’ve been asked. So, come in. So really good questions actually for lots of different people so I want to go through a couple of those. We’re starting with the most recent one, which is actually asking, you know, what would you say over the years has been, you know for you your biggest achievement? Would you say?

Nicole Sealy:

I think that’s an easy one actually not so long ago. 34:52 I’m struggling or wasn’t really sure I think you said the kids doing this, doing that, I actually, probably, as we’ve just talked I just thought that was probably restarting again from zero, with no money, nothing. So I think that probably must be my greatest achievement.

Adam Stott:

Really starting again from nothing, I do know you mean a 100% because it 35:16 do that, you know that it’s inside you do it again and again. Do you find that that builds your confidence in a big way?

Nicole Sealy: 

Particularly, confident child in Justin Bieber. And I think probably the way 35:35 life turned out for me early on, like your teams, changed that I made myself become confident so I’ve struggled with being confident.

Adam Stott:

But you weren’t confident, and now you are right?

Nicole Sealy: 

I think 35:51 through circumstances rather than 35:55 I didn’t get to 25 and not feel confident, it really did 35:59 each of us are different.

Adam Stott:

Awesome. And there is also a really good question, if you have to start again from scratch. Now, certainly, if you’re looking into starting again from scratch, what were some of the things that you would do? It would be very interesting to here. 

Nicole Sealy: 

I’m a believer and I do believe this. I don’t think they should walk around and change everything unless it’s something that 36:27 in business, because actually each of the things, one of the things that matter right later on in it, is think these are facts. I shouldn’t change anything at all. 36:47 when we get to where I am now and always trying in every situation 36:57 awful is and you can find yourself in some really awful situations, but always kind of hold in your head somewhere. Everything that will help you going forward you can find the positive and the negative that’s one of the things in business I was doing. If I have a problem, if something’s going wrong. Don’t look at the neck for the solution, and look for the positive on watching things for solution look for the positive.

Adam Stott:

Absolutely. 37:29 good stuff. This is the thing you’ve said that you’ve left school work 15, similar age myself, like, exactly the same. If we finish up now, what would you say are a few business tips you’d give to the audience so you know some of the things he would say, from your experience been in business number years building eight figure businesses, what would you say would be like at the top three advice for people about running and growing a business?

Nicole Sealy: 

I think the key things are whoever you meet along the way within networking. Networking is every single business networking whether you’re on the platform, whether you’re on the ground is all about networking. And always remember, those people you network with wherever they sit 38:16 you know, you don’t know where those people will end up, and you should always treat as such as the customers always remembered something that’s really key in business. Treat everybody respectfully, you might not always like 38:31 respect is what I think. So to me that’s a really big one in business networking, build a network. And don’t always get short term goal 38:49 people are so focused on how much they can do now, but I just started something comes through this week and I’m probably speaking to this person for maybe a year, and nothing but I think checking on the client. 39:05 Now it has happened so try not to get dragged into that so, build your network.

Adam Stott:

The interested in so far. It’s all about the 39:16, you know, many people underestimate it don’t they?

Nicole Sealy: 

Yeah and I think the key to every business is always searching for that is what you’re doing. Yeah, I’m not saying you have to know because I didn’t know anything about groundwork, but you research and learn you can go into something you don’t know about, but you do need to research you have to have a plan. Don’t just rush in and just think I’m gonna open, you know, whatever it is, with no knowledge of what you’re doing. Do research, for me.

Adam Stott:

I think it’s massively underestimate research because you know there’s so much info out there now that you can find out. There isn’t anything you can’t learn. 

Nicole Sealy: 

40:01 incredibly lucky and with access like you said, everything, and actually, start with business today is much easier than it will be a quarter of century is true, it was much easier. 40:20 Just start businesses and can promote their products, and believe in what we do. That’s the thing. You don’t have to love it but believe in it.

Adam Stott:

That’s really true as well. You know, what would you say to someone who doesn’t believe in what they do?

Nicole Sealy: 

Oh, you know what, 40:45 that’s fine, you know, I think even if someone’s businesses to sell them or whatever they’re doing. I think at that point in time. You’re gonna believe in it for your journey, because in every industry, you’re selling, whether you’re selling a product, you know, my industry actually is, people probably the hardest thing because were 41:12 most of the time. And he’s like on my fan amazing for 20 years 41:17 for the first time. But that entire guy sees is, he is not reliable, which we’ve just touched on at the moment we’re just launching a product for the first time. And the interesting thing is that this product is so much more easy to manage. If people like to dig more into products that come out each time so much easier. Actually our industry is much more difficult. Everything is sales, isn’t it, everything is sales.

Adam Stott:

Absolutely. You know so many people fear sales, and that is, you know, I think the you know one of the things also for us is, you know, if you give me a business or not, the business somebody brought me somebody, you know your back that person because, because they’ve gotten sell they can build sell relationships so sell certain products or services, you know, sell to investors sell to everybody right they can’t sell, you’re going to really struggle because that that confidence in 70s is massive, I think is one of the most important business skills by far. 

Nicole Sealy: 

42:23 a lot of time that people, businesses and I’m gonna say this, 42:31 people will usually buy in to you. 42:39 what I do. So that’s why quite often what you see, excels at personal style, for a period of time because people are buying into you. And so always remember that. So that’s why I believe in what you’re doing because it is easier to sell something you believe in.

Adam Stott:

Absolutely, massive use some great advice there tonight. Was there any last speech you can be to say to the audience I think we’ve done the question about tons of people, but a super busy, 43:11 any last words that you want to jump in and say to everybody?

Nicole Sealy: 

No, I just wish everybody luck. And you know what, 43:18 COVID you know really shouldn’t stop you, fulfilling your dreams and so many people messaged me and saying oh no look because of COVID. And yes, you’re going to have to be a little bit more careful, you got to have to do a little bit more research, so everyone’s 43:34 gyms are closed, but doesn’t mean you can’t plan or you can’t look at something so everybody go out there and give it a try.

Adam Stott:

Give it a try, give it a shot. Okay, it’s been so proud interview. You’ve been amazing; they clearly love you, so thank you very much for coming on.

 

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