This week on Beauty is Rising, Kelli speaks with Nicole Walters.
Nicole runs NicoleWalters.com and is the founder and CEO of her company. But before she started her own company, she was a corporate executive.
She is an adoptive mom and a consultant by profession who helps everyday entrepreneurs build profitable businesses that they love.
Her journey as an adoptive parent began when she and her husband had been married for six years. Nicole refers to her husband as the rational, logical one without the crazy mama brain. Adoption was not always on her heart, but she has embraced the role as adoptive mom so gracefully.
Nicole is the mother of 3 girls.
“God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. That is what I try to do, to show up everyday.”
[Nicole 11:07] “Through your own parenting, there’s things you’ll learn and experience through your heart or through God, you’ll have those answers when you have to dig deep. if you don’t have the answers, well, God’s in them since your answers will be in the form of people and you have to engage and lean on those resources on those days where you feel the least equipped.” on what to do during times that you feel ill-equipped as a parent
[Nicole 16:56 ] “So therapy has helped. Prayer has helped. And then again, putting into context, because I’m a God girl, letting them know, like, look, this is how God loves you. I did not invent this. You being worthy of love, that already existed. And I’m telling you that I’m doing the best I can. I’m showing you one teeny tiny scrap of what He feels for you on a bigger level.” On her adoptive children questioning if they are worthy of being loved.
[Nicole 23:01 ] “I try my best to get individual time with the girls as often as possible. And part of that is because it started off by accident and mostly because they were very different age ranges. So I would end up doing individual time with them early on just because they weren’t interested in the same thing. I often did separate things with them.” On how to have boundaries, being a business owner and a mom at the same time.
[Nicole 27:51] ‘I literally could be onstage at a conference full of 100, 000 people. My assistant holds my phone. If my kid texts me that she needs a one to one, I’m walking off that stage. Literally don’t care.” On mommy showing up when her kids ask for a one-to-one.
[Nicole 38:58] “I also try to remember that I am not living a life that is created with the intention to please the man next to me. I do want to show them kindness, and I do want to make sure that I am good to my brother and that I’m kind to the people around me and I’m supporting them and all of that. But at the end of the day. I’m only measuring up to what God wants from me.”
[Nicole 41:31] “I’m just trying to keep that conviction, I guess I get it wrong all the time, and what’s great though is I just I’m aware of that forgiveness and I’m aware of that ability to start over. And so I want to extend that to people as well within reason.” on having the grace of forgiveness
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