We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Turner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nicole, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I believe risk taking is essential to growth, success and happiness… and the bigger the risks, the bigger the rewards! I have taken risks of various magnitudes to get to where I am today, some of the biggest being investing in real estate while living abroad and entrepreneurship.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m not sure this sets me apart from others, since many people around the world were faced with similar challenges AND opportunities during COVID… but I take pride in the fact that I transitioned from teaching in yoga studios as an employee to running my own online yoga classes where people can join in from all over the world in about a month. I planned to do this for most of 2019, but it was finally prioritized and accomplished in a way that would have never happened so fast if the need wasn’t so great.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I worked at Jordan Restaurant/ Tower23 in Pacific Beach while attending SDSU, so I still think it’s a great venue, ocean views and awesome food for all my out of town friends and family. There are so many cool spots in San Diego to grab a beverage. I’m a big fan of all the wine bars and anything with an ocean view. A little hidden gem is the Barefoot Bar at Paradise Point Resort in Pacific Beach for sunset drinks in the summer. I also teach SUP Yoga classes in their cove on Sundays at 1030am, so you can come for a great mind/body workout and stay for lunch and drinks. My favorite spots to visit are Pacific Beach, Mission Bay, Mission Beach, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Balboa Park, Downtown, Little Italy, Old Town, Coronado, and Mexico!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would say it definitely takes a village for anyone to have success and feel supported to pursue their passions as an entrepreneur. Credit can be given to my friends, other entrepreneurs, teachers, mentors, previous managers and bosses, colleagues, schools, university, professional development, personal development, trainings, workshops, continuing education, and really being passionate about continuous growth, learning and always being a student of life. I try to learn something new each day, and that keeps things exciting and moving forward.