Nicole Holland had “really shitty parents” who didn’t have the capacity to parent her in a safe way. So she left!
Her dad hit her and broke her hand.
So she left. At age 16.
A teen on her own, trying to make her way, she ended up in a series of wild and weird experiences
- An emancipated minor
- Moved to Canada
- Had a gun pointed at her face
- Living in a room in a crack house
and so much more.
Nicole tried to go to a new high school, but it just didn’t work out. Like, gun in the face, didn’t work out.
She headed to Canada and started her life.
One of the elements of this conversation that I loved was discussing the power of forgiveness and how you can evaluate circumstances you were in and humanize the situation which allows for grace and the ability to overcome any circumstance.
“Why would I walk around with a chip on my shoulder?”
We discussed the difference between being a victim or a victor and what path leads to each destination.
“when you are in crisis, it is real”
My favorite part of the conversation was discussing the peace and power that comes from accepting that people are human, they do shitty things and that anything that happens to us can be overcome.
Though life was tough, one of the things going for her was that she was willing to work and willing to do whatever it took to get what she wanted. She calls it using her skills set of manipulation for her benefit.
She had to learn how to
- Manage money
- Manage her safety
- Manage her goals
until she figured it out.
Ultimately she did figure it out and today she helps men and women build their businesses. She found that a lot of people who were in the business world weren’t able to deliver what they promised. It really pissed her off and she became determined to be able to truly help people in meaningful ways that were worth the investment.
Nicole is hosting a Business Building Rock Star summit and I want all of you to join. It’s free and packed with powerhouse guests. Grab your free spot here!