Nicholas Ellersick is an entrepreneur and aspiring motivational speaker focusing on leadership and helping people get over fears and challenges in their lives. Nicholas Ellersick is proud to have made his first investment with Cardone Capital and would like to become a real estate investor and help his followers create a personal brand. Nicholas Ellersick has a heart for helping his community.
What is your personal definition of success?
My definition of success is overcoming adversity and working hard for what you earn in life. These are what I define as traits of success: Confidence, hard work & grit.
Can you share the steps you take daily to improve?
These are the steps I take to improve every day: Reading and listening to podcasts and getting some outdoor exercise. If you aren’t yet, go on a walk every day to start your day off.
Connect yourself with like-minded people, whether it’s LinkedIn or social media.
Do one hour of social media and in-person iteration. Surround yourself with great mentors who are well known and in your community. Connect with big and small mentors. Some of my mentors are Craig Segle, Ken Joslin, Ed Mylet & Andy Frisella.
Sacrifice the bad in your life to get good (ex-friends). Develop a corner of people that you trust and that you would want in your life.
I work out two times a day, listening to motivational speeches during my workouts.
What is your advice for someone making an important decision?
I would advise people to read, pray and think about every decision they make. Making tough decisions is hard, but you always have your faith by your side to guide you in the right direction.
Tell me about a specific moment that set you on the path you’re on now?
I was diagnosed with Dyslexia, ADHD, and ADD, and I have a speech impediment. However, I count all of these as blessings because now I get to help others.
I am a hard worker, have a great attitude, and am very ambitious. I have had to overcome a lot of adversity in my life, which makes me better.
I got Bullied my whole life through high school, college, and at my old job.
If you could recommend one book for our audience, what would it be?
Read any book you can get your hands on. I didn’t particularly appreciate reading in high school and college, but I read the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad and then fell in love with reading. I use Audible a lot.
My favorite book recommendations include “Relentless” by Tim Grover, “Uncommon Leadership” by Ben Newman, “The 10X Rule” by Grant Cardone, “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, and “Do It Afraid” by Joyce Meyer.
Some of my favorite podcasts are “Real AF” with Andy Frisella. I like the “Uncommon Leadership Podcast” with Ben Newman and “The Ed Mylet Show.” I also listen to the “Charlie Kirk Show,” the founder of TPUSA. “Dropping Booms” with Brad Lea is incredible too!
Which character traits do you value most?
Character traits I value the most are hard work, having faith values, strength, battings adversity, ambiance, and self-confidence.
How do you push through tough times?
My faith helps me a lot. I have had to rely on my faith a lot in High school and in college to get me through my tuff times. I do a devotion every morning when I wake up and when I go to bed, I always read faith-related books and business books. My faith is what gets me through life, and my faith is my number one priority. That’s what comes first.
What inspires you?
Being able to help people out inspires me to wake up every day, and all the hard work that I have put in from facing adversity in grade school till now—That’s what lights my fire.
How do you manage and prioritize opportunities?
How I manage and prioritize opportunities is by thinking, “will this have added value or impact my life in any way?” and will you gain any knowledge from the opportunity set in front of you.
What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
My advice to my 18-year-old self would be to keep fighting and keep pushing. Your dreams are endless.
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