22 episodes

Hear the story of Nicole J, owner of Nicole J Boutique... Mama, Wife + Girl Boss... while her journey hasn't been an easy one, she truly believes that everything happens for a reason! Follow along every week as Nicole shares her story and gives her best life advice along the way!

Grow with Style + Grace Nicole J

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 5.0, 46 Ratings

Hear the story of Nicole J, owner of Nicole J Boutique... Mama, Wife + Girl Boss... while her journey hasn't been an easy one, she truly believes that everything happens for a reason! Follow along every week as Nicole shares her story and gives her best life advice along the way!

    I’m Back! Boutique Updates and Reflections on My 10 Year Anniversary

    I’m Back! Boutique Updates and Reflections on My 10 Year Anniversary

    What a whirlwind these past few months have been. I know a lot of my podcast listeners haven’t heard from me awhile so in today’s episode I shared some updates of what’s been happening with myself, my family and the boutique during the course of this pandemic. Just like many of you, I’ve been through so many changes these last few months and that’s exactly what I dove into today on the podcast. You’ll hear about the close encounter my family had with COVID-19 and the hardest part for me personally. I also discuss how business has been while being closed down and my reflections on my 10th year of business. 
    What’s in this episode:
    My thoughts on everything that’s been happening over the last few months The reflections I’ve had during the 10 year anniversary of my business My families close experience with COVID-19 Why I’ve decided to go back to the basics throughout this experience The hardest part about this pandemic The new membership program that I launched 
    I am so glad you decided to tune in today. Continue to follow along my journey as a wife, a mama, and a girl boss by connecting with me on my website, Instagram or Facebook. You can also check out my personal Instagram to get a behind the scenes look at my life. If you want to hear more about my journey in the fashion industry, I’d encourage you to subscribe so we can continue to get to know each other.

    • 19 min
    3 Business Mistakes

    3 Business Mistakes

    There’s never going to be a perfect time to start a business or to make changes in your current business. You just have to go for it and do it! Today I am talking about business mistakes that I see people making that hinder them from growth. I dive into why I love helping other businesses and I also touch on the topics of comparing your business to others, adapting to change and more. 
     
    What’s in this episode:
    Why Nicole loves to help other businesses Being mindful of what you’re looking for help with Why you can’t compare your business or your journey to others Unfollowing who you compare yourself to and focusing on yourself Being able to adapt to things if they aren’t working out Learning who your customer is and getting to know them personally Why you need to know your numbers in your business  
    I am so glad you decided to tune in today. Continue to follow along my journey as a wife, a mama, and a girl boss by connecting with me on my website, Instagram or Facebook. You can also check out my personal Instagram to get a behind the scenes look at my life. If you want to hear more about my journey in the fashion industry, I’d encourage you to subscribe so we can continue to get to know each other. 

    • 18 min
    Balance is BS

    Balance is BS

    It seems as if everyone is always chasing this idea of “balance”. If you ask me, I’d say that balance isn’t real. Balance is one of those things that so many people are striving to reach but can never quite get there. In this episode, I am chatting about why I think balance is BS and what you might actually be looking for if you’ve been seeking balance. I talk about being able to adapt to changes and how social media creates a false perception of balance. I also talk about giving up the idea of balance and my advice for making it through the day and giving 100% to everything that you do instead of attempting to have balance. 
     
    What’s in this episode:
    What Nicole thinks of when she hears the word “balance” Why she doesn’t think balance is real Setting yourself up for disappointment with high expectations of balance How comparison (and social media highlight reels) will make you feel pressured to find balance What you may be looking for that’s not actually “balance” such as productivity  How everybody’s idea of balance is different How getting through the day and giving 100% is enough  Being able to adapt to change and accept that not everything is going to get done  
    Links:
    018: Give 100% Every Day
     
    I am so glad you decided to tune in today. Continue to follow along my journey as a wife, a mama, and a girl boss by connecting with me on my website, Instagram or Facebook. You can also check out my personal Instagram to get a behind the scenes look at my life. If you want to hear more about my journey in the fashion industry, I’d encourage you to subscribe so we can continue to get to know each other. 

    • 13 min
    Give 100% Every Day

    Give 100% Every Day

    Are you ready to start giving 100% each and every day? Today I share what it means to me to give 100% and why it’s not even about “balance” but recognizing where you can put your best foot forward in your personal life and in your career or business. I break down the tools I use to help myself give 100% by prioritizing my top three things-to-do and putting all of my effort into those tasks and activities when I’ve allotted time to do them. I also talk about the importance of giving yourself grace even when the day doesn’t go as planned and you have to complete your top three things at a later time. 
     
    What’s in this episode:
    Nicole’s thoughts on the New Year What it means to give 100% every day Why she’s okay with not being a “great mom” every single day How it’s not about balance but recognizing where you can put your best foot forward Prioritizing your top three things and giving that 100% of your time and effort  What she does if she doesn’t accomplish her top three tasks for the day  
    Links:
    Trello
     
    I am so glad you decided to tune in today. Continue to follow along my journey as a wife, a mama, and a girl boss by connecting with me on my website, Instagram or Facebook. You can also check out my personal Instagram to get a behind the scenes look at my life. If you want to hear more about my journey in the fashion industry, I’d encourage you to subscribe so we can continue to get to know each other. 

    • 14 min
    Mini Reno at Nicole J Boutique

    Mini Reno at Nicole J Boutique

    This week’s episode hits very close to home as I open up about my thoughts and feelings on the 1-year anniversary of losing my grandmother. In this episode, I talk about my goals to live a more simple life and why lately I’ve been taking the time to decipher what matters most to me and where my priorities are. I also chat about a few renovations I am doing at the boutique including using pieces from my grandparent’s home in the boutique. 
    What’s in this episode:
    Her reflection on the 1-year anniversary of losing her grandmother Taking the time to decide what matters most to her and where her priorities lie Living a more simple life and only adding things to your plate that you can take on What Nicole wishes she would have done with her grandparents Why she’s done with excuses   Putting quality time into her relationship with her husband Her experience of selling her grandparents home  The changes and renovations they are doing at the boutique How Nicole’s gotten to know her customer over 2019 and what she’s excited for in 2020  
    Links:
    IGTV: Mini Reno + A Day in the Life of Nicole J
     
    I am so glad you decided to tune in today. Continue to follow along my journey as a wife, a mama, and a girl boss by connecting with me on my website, Instagram or Facebook. You can also check out my personal Instagram to get a behind the scenes look at my life. If you want to hear more about my journey in the fashion industry, I’d encourage you to subscribe so we can continue to get to know each other. 

    • 23 min
    Finding Your Voice

    Finding Your Voice

    Today’s episode will be a huge help for you whether you’re a business owner, looking to start a business or even if you want to help with the marketing at the company you work for. In this episode, I’ll share a few of the strategies that have worked for me and my business that you could apply to your own ventures. Marketing is all about trial and error so you’ll definitely want to try out a few of these tips to see how they apply in your own marketing strategy. I go over what we do at the boutique, why you need to be consistent with your marketing and how finding what makes you unique from competitors will help you to differentiate yourself and build your brand.
     
    What’s in this episode:
    Marketing strategies that Nicole’s used in her business Using trial and error in your marketing strategy How social media has helped Nicole’s business Doing what you can to connect with your customers Why Nicole likes to use videos as part of her marketing How she uses Instagram stories to build a connection Why you need to be consistent with marketing What programs she uses to make marketing easier Building your brand by finding what makes you different from competitors How much of an impact word of mouth has on your business Being honest and vulnerable with your audience Not putting too much onto your plate and deciding which platforms to focus on  
    Links:
    Planoly
     
    I am so glad you decided to tune in today. Continue to follow along my journey as a wife, a mama, and a girl boss by connecting with me on my website, Instagram or Facebook. You can also check out my personal Instagram to get a behind the scenes look at my life. If you want to hear more about my journey in the fashion industry, I’d encourage you to subscribe so we can continue to get to know each other. 

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

mander820 ,

Amazing

Nicole is so inspiring! I love her story!

Krisalyss ,

Genuine and personable 💕

NJ is the most genuine person and so personable! I love hearing about your story.

Shelby Valentine ,

LOVE

I’m an NJB Babe on Facebook and I’ve always loved how unapologetically real Nicole is when it comes to her post and you get to really hear that on her podcast. Absolutely love them!

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