You Want to Grow Your Business.
I can help.
You’re here because you want to take your business or career to the next level. You’re ambitious and passionate about what you do, but you want to reach that next step of success and clarity in your life. I can help you find and reach that next level in a way that empowers you and your business.
I’m Nick Dennis. I’m a business owner, consultant, and web developer. I work with ambitious entrepreneurs and businesses, helping them grow by improving their online presence and marketing strategies.
I Believe In
- Honesty and Transparency – In life and in business. By being transparent and expecting my clients to do the same, it allows us to align our goals and be sure we’re working towards the same target.
- Big Ideas. Small Steps. – I believe that strategy should come first, and should inform decisions along the way. By having an end-goal in mind, each step can be easily identified and executed.
- Lifelong Learning – Our education never ends, and only by embracing that can we grow to our full potential. I think teaching others is a crucial part of the learning process, and that they should go hand in hand.
How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things, but how well we are understood.
How I Got Here
As a kid I wanted to solve big problems in the world. I also wanted to play in the NBA, but I thought I could probably do that on the side (Spoiler alert: I couldn’t). More importantly, I wanted to be an inventor, or a musician, or a business owner – somebody who used their mind to solve problems and create amazing things for the world. I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was back then, but I spent my time coming up with business schemes, trying to invent things, writing software, trying to find ways to make money. A few of them even worked. Most of them didn’t.
Somehow I ended up as a professional poker player. Not quite the impactful career I had dreamed of, but as a competitive 20 year old who didn’t know what he wanted out of life yet, it was pretty sweet. I set my own hours, made great money, and didn’t have to answer to anyone. The flexible schedule also allowed me time to continue working on passions and hobbies, exploring a few business ideas and education paths that would come in handy later. I took the opportunity to move to Costa Rica in my early 20’s, then Montreal, and a couple other amazing places. I wouldn’t trade the experiences for anything.
But the truth was I was unhappy. I was using career success, and material things in my life, to hide from the fact that I wasn’t happy with who I was or what I was doing with my life. Where I had originally been proud of my career, I found myself feeling trapped by it, afraid that it was the only thing I could be successful at.
When I finally made a career change, it was liberating. I picked up new subjects with ease, and had zero interest in going back to my former job. Many of my previous interests that had been put on the backburner suddenly inspired and motivated me again, and I found myself excelling at multiple things I didn’t expect.
Love of Learning
What I realized was that I had unknowingly picked up something very valuable from poker – how to learn any new skill quickly. The time I had spent studying numbers, analyzing and discussing strategy, had taught me to quickly and efficiently learn something, self-correct, and improve at it. When I realized this, it was like a light turning on for the first time in years. In just a few years since then, I’ve picked old hobbies back up, and learned more new skills than I can count. Things like:
- Web development
- Digital marketing
- Education Technology
- Music – Piano, Guitar, and Singing
- Went back to college to learn to build and fly drones
- Vegetable gardening and urban farming
- Personal Fitness – Yoga, Basketball, Swimming
- Cooking and Nutrition
- Stats and analytics
- Blockchain Technology
Now I embrace the beginner’s mindset, and I’m excited by the idea of learning something from scratch. Every project I take on requires me to learn something new, and I love that.
It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.
I discovered another part of what had been missing previously – helping people. As a consultant, I get to help people grow and improve their businesses, and as a result, their lives. Sometimes a simple idea can help an entrepreneur transform their business for the better. As I grow my business I hope to reach and help more and more people.
Interested to see if I can help your business?
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