I'm 22 years old I arrive in Los Angeles and I start working for a man whose a recruiter (as his secretary) just cash. LOL He would laugh his head off whenever he asked me a question because of the WAY I answered. He tells me I sound like a CAPTION of a book. I'm like, "What's... a caption?" LOL Every day he'd take a long lunch, go play basketball at the beach and one day he comes back wobbling. He says he hurt is knee. I'm like, "There's a cactus prick in your knee that's why it hurts. " He LAUGHS. Goes into to his office then comes back! "When I was ten living in Arizona I fell in to a cactus bush. I'm going to go get an x-ray!"
It had stayed in there for 21 years and it was still GREEN.LOL I asked for a raise. Got it. He starts betting on basketball teams and asks me what I think. I know nothing about basketball but I let him know I see a Pirate in my mind. Curious and excited he places his bet on the team that wears a pirate on their jersey. Wins. Trips to Vegas soon followed. I never gamble, don't like it. He gives me money for the slot machine. Just to prove how much I HATE gambling I put the money into all three slot machines, right next to each other. LOL Walk away bored AF. Ding!! Ding!! Ding!!! All THREE machines start spitting out COIN!! It's not that I was against taking home 3, 586.00 dollars, which is what my boss won when I told him when to play his hand, when to STOP (got half). It's that the whole place sickened me. The energy of it. I asked for another raise.
One day my boss tells me he didn't get a chance to go to the bank but had a check for my week's salary. I explain I can't take checks since I need a purple, green or red CARD. LOL He suggests meeting with a friend , an immigration lawyer to see about sponsoring me. Although, a two year ordeal with many twists and turns I end up being sponsored.
I join Gold’s gym in Venice shortly after, my training intensity grabs the attention of celebrities, high caliber athletes and the top Bodybuilding coach in the World. Charles Glass. The go to man for all bodybuilders and athletes. He sat next to me while I was getting everything out of bag...
Charles; "YOU... train a hundred percent, a hundred percent of the time!"
Nichole; "Who are you comparing me to, the average person in a gym? All your top athletes train that way."
Charles; "They're on stuff, that make them train that way you're not."
Other coaches start to ask me what time I come in daily to train, so they can bring their athletes in to rev them. LMAO And I'm a GIRL. LOL Again... I get special treatment. A make up artist working on a Film asks me to be her Trainer. She becomes my first client. Later, I'm hired by The Beverly Hills Health Club.
My thirst for knowledge in sports nutrition was always HUGE. At age thirteen I started reading EVERYTHING I could and was completely fascinated by nutrients in each food that connected to healing health issues and how ESSENTIAL vitamins are to operating the body at maximum capacity. Now, I was engaging with sports doctors, supplement store owners and athletes creating their own brand of supplements, it was like being in a giant candy store. LOL I started designing in-depth diet/training programs that tailored to a client's emotional state (present issues I'd intuit) with the type of training (tempo/style) and food plan (matching taste buds preference) that could sustain and assist their stress triggers. So they could control glucose/insulin response (biggest weight issue) and be able to be level headed (less reactionary) better deal with their situation. This put me in high demand. I branched out on my own. I receive praise for my insight on issues and dilemmas psychiatrist, counselor or psychic couldn't answer. LOL A top Record Producer was referred to me by his chiropractor. During our meeting he stops me mid sentence and says...
Record Producer; "YOU'RE.... an Entity."
Nichole; "I'm a WHAAAT? What does that even mean?!" LMAO
Record Producer; "When I was nine years old I was asleep and one night, I wake up and see two little boys... with wings sitting on the edge of my bed. It gave me a certain feeling, I never felt again. Until right now with YOU."
Oh my Godddd! I'm a friggin' ENTITY! Do I need to charge UP? Report somewhere! Dive into the sea immerse in algae for protection? Always... did feel like I a Mermaid. LMFAO How could I BE something and not know it? Spiritual concussion. LOL Probably due to a challenging birth. MOM was too small for me to come out, had to BUST through! End up ripping her from entrance #1 to exit #2. Surprised her intestines didn't fall OUT. LOL Fifty four stitches man!
On our first training session my record producer fesses up. Tells me, right after our meeting he had to watch me leave... Get into my car and make sure I didn't DISAPPEAR. LOL Everything inside me TOLD me he was being truthful. He really wanted my insight on his woman, I was honored that he gave me complete jurisdiction over his love life. Honestly, it was the only way he'd keep coming back to the gym . He hated training. LOL I never expected this...
One day after our session, he walks me to my car sun's light blaring in my eyes and he gets STARTLED. "Nichole! Your eyes just changed COLOR." I'm like, "Yeah, depends on what mood you put me in." " Nichole if ANY man looks at you with the sun in your eyes he'll be HYPNOTIZED." Good to know! LOL You've been warned... I never really took it seriously. The next time we meet in the gym, I'm telling him what to expect from his woman. He doesn't respond and gets quiet.
Record producer; "Nichole... ONE day you will write.”
Nichole; “Nah.... I don’t know BIG words.”
Record Producer; “YOU will write... Simple, to the masses... Like Jesus did.”
Nichole; "I will WHAAAAT!!?" ROFLLLL
Meanwhile in the entertainment world, I catch the attention of a talent manager at a dance audition. She's tries to convince me that my emotional response to the music TELLS her I'm an ACTOR. Um...? Do I LOOK like I have a single digit IQ? Although she was twice my age we became close friends, I was giving her advice on her love life. I audition for my first theatrical production, Brighten Beach Memoirs. I'm now 26 trying for a 16 year old. All the girls there thought I was the casting director. LOL During the last round the director puts me with a lady (well known actress in the theatrical district) who wasn't responding with enough emotions, to his instructions. We do the scene together. She was responsive then. I land the role! I receive accolades of attention and a write up for a first time performer, in a reputable Los Angeles theater. And you wonder why I'm such a cocky bitch. LOL
My manager convinces me to leave everything, go to New York to see if I can get into a great Acting School. Scared AF... I go for it.