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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!

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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!

    Tips for Creating Your Own Content

    Tips for Creating Your Own Content

    When you’re putting together your content strategy you could fall into moments where you feel stuck. Maybe you feel like there’s no way you can stand out in a saturated market or maybe you feel unsure of how to put yourself out there. Here’s a truth bomb for you: nobody can be you. 
    That’s why it’s important to figure out your why and start sharing your story as you create content for your audience. In this episode, I’ll be sharing tips that I use for my own content creation. You’ll get insight on what tools are available to make content creation simple and how you can stop the scroll and get people to engage with your content!
    What’s in this episode:
    Why an actual person helps to stop the scrolling on social media How to use a Pinterest board for creating a theme Some of my favorite content creation and social media tools How I use themed days to help with content creation Why you should use live videos in your content strategy How you can use Instagram stories if you aren’t ready for live video yet Links:
    Colorkuler
    Canva
    Planoly
    Creator Studio
    Tailwind
    Smart Bio
    Linktree
    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. 

    • 17 min
    Why I Recommend Journaling

    Why I Recommend Journaling

    Back when I was living in New York attending college I had to journal my experience as a part of my internship. I never knew that this would be something I would still be doing years later as a wife, mama and business owner. Journaling is something that I’ve leaned on in life to make a lot of difficult decisions. Get ready to hear my best tips for journaling, prompts you can use to inspire your journaling and a reflection of some of the breakthrough moments I’ve experienced during my own journaling. 
    What’s in this episode:
    How I got into journaling during college Why I use journaling to help myself make hard decisions How there’s no right or wrong way to journal How you can use quotes to help prompt your journaling A journaling exercise I like to do: best-case vs. worst-case scenario Breakthrough moments I’ve reflected on from my journaling routine
    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
    5 Business Tips That Have Helped Me Through the Pandemic

    5 Business Tips That Have Helped Me Through the Pandemic

    As we’ve all been navigating the pandemic over these last few months so much has changed. When everything started happening in March I was very fearful about the future of the boutique. That’s when I really decided to lean in and go back to exactly what worked: the basics! I wanted to really take a step back to reflect on what people have always responded to. In this episode, I’ll be sharing the five tips that have helped me through this time that will be helpful for anyone who is running a business amidst everything happening in the world.
    What’s in this episode:
    The fears I was facing in March about the future of the boutique Why I decided to go back to the basics The 5 business tips that helped me through the pandemic so far Why I don’t believe in “hustle mode” anymore
    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
    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

Customer Reviews

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48 Ratings

48 Ratings

_emily0_ ,

So inspirational

I love Nicole. We all need to be a little more like her!

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.

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