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If you have passion and invest in it with all of your heart, you will not fail. At least that is the opinion of 3-P Leadership LLC Founder Jeri Royce.

And she would know.

Four years ago, she took a leap of faith that changed the course of her life. After years of experience as a consultant and trainer, her passion for developing leaders and empowering people in all areas of life came alive with 3-P.

In the 30 years she has spent in a variety of organizational leadership roles, she has been in the trenches enough to know what it takes to be a leader.

“I’ve learned that if your heart is calling you to do this, but don’t ever give up no matter how hard it gets,” she said. “There are days when it’s hard, but if your heart is in it and you persevere, the rest takes care of yourself.”

At 3-P she puts her expertise to work to help build leaders by helping them see the leader they already are.

She empowers people as a consultant, a coach, a trainer and a facilitator, and in doing so she lives her passion every day.

There are days when it’s hard, but if your heart is in it and you persevere, the rest takes care of yourself.

Cloud Friday recently had an opportunity to sit down and discuss leadership and the role it plays in being a successful small business owner. Here’s what she had to say:

Cloud Friday: What has been the biggest challenge of your career and how did you overcome it?

Jeri Royce: My biggest challenge – whether self-employed or working within an organization as an employee has been managing my own thinking and maintaining a positive and outcome driven mindset. When self-employed the stakes feel very high – your paycheck doesn’t hit your bank account every two weeks – and your financial success is a direct result of being able to attract and retain clients. Maintaining an outcome mindset is critical to success.

CF: What do you most enjoy about your career?

JR: What I most enjoy about my career is that I get to work with amazing, creative, talented and committed nonprofit and business leaders. Organizations and individuals seek my services because they understand they need help and are willing to do the hard work to expand their capacity.

CF: Who inspires who and why?

JR: I am inspired by leaders who have exhibited courage to stand for what they believe in and continue to show up every day and do their best. I have worked with many nonprofit CEO’s in the valley who have faced difficult situations with courage and perseverance and who are willing to put their own personal needs behind the needs of the organization. That inspires me.

CF: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned about running a business since you started your new career as an entrepreneur?

JR: The most important lesson I’ve learned is to be patient with the process. Being self-employed requires patience when waiting for others to decide if they will work with you or buy your services. It requires patience when your plan for the work you are doing doesn’t go exactly like you thought it would. Patience allows you to keep moving forward with a positive mindset.

CF: Can you describe a moment or moments when you stopped and realized this is why you are doing what you’re doing with your life?

JR: I attended a fundraising breakfast recently for an organization that I have been working with for two years. There were powerful testimonials from their clients as to what the organization has done for them and their lives. I realized that the work I do supports the staff in delivering those services and that makes it all worthwhile.

CF: What advice would you offer to other small business owners?

JR: Be patient and persevere. If you have a passion for what you’re doing then keep working at it no matter what or how hard it may seem.

3P-Leadership and Jeri Royce’s Contact Information:

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  http://www.3p-leadership.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/3PLeadership

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JeriRoyce

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeriroyce/