"If one day you experience a problem that comes right out of the blue...A problem that comes in addition to the other things you have to do...A problem that feels so painful and unwarranted until you wonder what you did wrong...And though you love and trust God, it has you confused and discouraged all day long...
Just know, concerning that problem, it is not punishment.  It really does not belong to you.God has a special assignment ahead, and He chose to use you and will tell you what to do.
Take note of your feelings; learn of the resolve. The problem will not last;For you will soon uplift the person with the same problem whom God will lead in your path.
"Not My Problem" From the book, 'Perspective: Lessons from the Journey' by Nicole A. Jones

Dr. Nicole A. Jones is a prolific writer, entrepreneur, creator, and esteemed author of a collection of fiction and non-fiction books.  She is also a passionate lyricist, composer, and producer of dozens of inspirational, soulful, and uplifting songs

Dr. Nicole started writing as an outlet to relieve herself of the pain after the loss of her dad, but over time had accumulated hundreds of writings in the form of poems, songs, and journals. When asked, what makes her writings so unique, she says, “I am not a distant writer. I walk through the storms of life with my eyes open. I not only know what fear, pain, anxiety, and hurt feel like, but I also know what they look like. Despite the boisterous winds, rain, and dark clouds, I write. I write through my tears because I know that in the end, I will not only have the ability to relate but also have the ability to explain the measures I took to get out of it.”

She adds, “I am not a storm chaser. I do not go looking for storms, but if I happen to become caught in one, I try to benefit from it.” She concludes, “Personal failures and personal difficulties can be outstanding resources in our lives, but it is the way we employ them that determines if we excel forward or remain stagnant.”

In addition to writing, Dr. Nicole has collaborated with talented artists, musicians, producers, and engineers throughout the world to produce several of her songs into superior inspirational music.  Regarding her collaborations, Dr. Nicole states, "I do believe in collective intelligence. Talent is dispersed all around us and sometimes we must search beyond what’s apparent to find the talents in people hidden throughout the earth. We rely on each other’s’ talents for our songs to live. The deliverer of the message is just as important as the person who prepares it," she adds. "As much as I may love the sound of a song, even as the writer, I may not always be the best deliverer of that song to the masses, so the appropriate artists and the appropriate collaborations with others are intricate to the fertility of the song.”

When asked how she ended up in the music industry, she responds, "Sometimes a passion chooses you. You are not in pursuit of it; it seeks you out as the suitable person to represent it.” She adds, “Every song starts with a sound, and the sound finds you and speaks to you. The lyrics are simply an interpretation of a sound the writer hears.” She shares, "Good writers are always the first recipient of every song they compose. Even, if a song reaches no one else, when they hear it and the music touches them, then that song has accomplished its purpose with them. A song has a voice and requires proper articulation," she adds.

Dr. Nicole invests ‘sound perspective’ into every song she composes. She aims to ensure her lyrics have inspiring messages that give insight for the journey ahead and always lead to a victorious outcome. When describing her lyrics she asserts, "The words of a good song are food for an empty soul! The words are palatable. Even as you write it, you can taste the impact of it, and it satisfies." Comparing a good song to a good meal she states, "You know a song is good when you can feast on it before it's plated. Even without the musical arrangements and engineering, it is still enjoyable," she concludes.

Dr. Nicole's musical works can be heard on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and other digital music platforms. Dr. Nicole's books can be found on Amazon.com and Google Play. Dr. Nicole's family game collection can be found here at enprosebooks.com

Dr. Nicole earned her Doctorate and Master's degrees in Business Administration, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. During her spare time, Dr. Nicole enjoys reading, writing, participating in community outreach activities, and spending time with her family.