Introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a bit about your passions:
My name is Nicole S. Mason, and I am the proud wife of my college sweetheart and the mom of 3 sons. This part of my life is the most important to me. Due to the love and support of my husband and family, I can go out into the world to make a difference and to make impact.
I am an attorney, best-selling author, mentor, coach, and leader. I am a leader in ministry and the marketplace. I am a preacher and most passionate about sharing the Word of God helping people to transform their lives. I also love to read and write. My passions have been instrumental in how I have been able to help others. My love of reading informs my coaching and mentoring. My writing is therapeutic for me, and I share it with others in hopes to encourage hearts and lift spirits. And, I am confident that my writing can go to places that I may never get the opportunity to go to physically. My first book, Monday Morning Motivations: Encouraging Words to Start Your Week has been sold in Brazil and South Africa to name a few places.
How do you balance your multifaceted passions as an Author, Speaker, Coach and Attorney?
I don’t believe in balancing, because I don’t think this is possible having so many different skill sets. I do, however, believe in prioritizing. I prioritize my family obligations and my projects. If I have a writing deadline, that is my priority. If I have a speaking engagement, that is my priority. On occasion, I do have more than 1 project going at a time, so I go back and forth, until the projects are completed. Again, I accomplish what I set out to accomplish because of the support of my family, especially my husband.
What advice do you have for ladies that feel overwhelmed when managing a heavy workload?
My advice is, “ASK FOR HELP.” Over the years, I have coached and mentored many women who would not ask for help, because they thought the people around them should just know what to do or what they needed. This mode of thinking is always a set up for failure. People are not mind readers, so it is important that women speak up about what they need and then step back and let others help them. Additionally, I would advise women to let others help them in the way that works best for those that step up to help. For example, if you ask your husband to help wash and fold the clothes, if he doesn’t do it the way you do it, that is okay. Do not try to reclaim the task saying, “If I want it done right, I need to do it myself.” Wrong, wrong and wrong!! The world will not come to an end because the clothes aren’t folded the way you do it, or how fast you want it done.
It is also important to build a supportive network. When I travel, I have sisters to help my husband with my youngest son. I also have a sister that prepares meals for my family. I came to the realization a long time ago, that I cannot do it all. And, I need others to help me in order to execute and implement my purpose on the Earth.
In the newest collaborative book from GlamBoss.org, tell us about your chapter contribution:
I share about my traumatic experience of suddenly losing my Mom. I was an only child and 8 months pregnant at the time. My chapter is a testament to the power and love of an almighty God, who is with us at every step and stage in our lives. God uses the hard situations in our lives to bring us into a better version of ourselves. It is also through our hard experiences that we make a difference and impact the lives of others.
What is next for you in 2018 and how can readers connect with you online:
I am a contributing author in a few book collaborations that will be launching soon. I will also be featured in a documentary. I also recently launched The Executive Women’s Leadership Huddle, a sacred space for women leaders to connect, communicate, collaborate and to build camaraderie.
People can connect with me by downloading my App, The Nicole Mason App. They can also visit my website at www.nicolesmason.com. They can also connect via social media at: