We had the good fortune of connecting with NIkita Seal and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi NIkita, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I define success by the freedom I have, based on living in my purpose. I wake up when I want. I set my own schedule, I take multiple meetings, smoke my own Pretty Rolls cones in between, and efficiently run my businesses, all while actively providing for my children, I have fun, and I choose to lead with courage. Success for me is anxiously achieving: I’m always afraid, but I’m still gone do it. The only thing certain about life is death. So when I die, tell them that she LIVED.
What should our readers know about your business?
Pretty Rolls is a luxury experience brand where we create luxury experiences for the feminine smoker. Our current ongoing events include: “Blunts and Yoga,” “Puffin in the Park,” and “Vibes and Cocktails,” with more on the way, At Pretty Rolls, we want to help eradicate the negative stima related to cannabis use, and make it acceptable for feminine, hard working, boss babes, moms….basically, all female-identifying persons, to smoke as well. Successful people smoke too.
I’m most proud of the growth of Pretty Rolls. We are officially global, you can see our billboard in Vegas. Pretty Rolls are sold in 10 stores across 4 states, and counting. But the most impressive part is that EYE was able to accomplish this. My very small team and I don’t have major sponsors or any corporations backing us. Yet Pretty Rolls is being mentioned with true trailblazers in the cannabis industry, and for that I’m so grateful.
Creating Pretty Rolls was quite simple: I’ve always wanted to create generational wealth for my family, and ultimately, with all my businesses, I wanted to create things that I like, and I hoped that other people liked them too. Luckily for me, they do. Getting to this point in my journey required a forward-movement mindset. Not that I’m not present, but I also believe in moving forward no matter the obstacle that lies ahead. Sacrifices are temporary. In my struggle season – which, quite honestly, I still believe I’m living – I have to do as much as I can, so that I never have to be here again. The entrepreneur life looks pretty, and that’s because it is. Whether battling through depression, a financial hold, or any other roadblock, I am constantly anxiously achieving. And that’s beautiful.
The most important lesson this journey has taught me is that I truly can do anything. Or you can do nothing. It is up to you to see it in your mind, believe it in your heart, and move with the confidence that it’s already done. And it will be. So #RollUpInLuxury everywhere you go.
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?
Soon as my sis lands, I’m getting her a world famous fried donut stuffed with cold ice cream and cereal toppings from my food truck, ZZ’s Ice Cream Puffs. Then we’ll act like adults and hit up Wabi House for some ramen. I’m in there half of my week. We will have coffee and avocado toast in Soiree Coffee Bar in Trinity Groves. It’s black owned, the vibe is very “Harlem jazz era,” and it matches my energy. Of course we’ll relax and get our mani and pedi at Lifestylez Nails in Grapevine. It’s black woman owned. And to make sure our chakras are aligned, we’ll finish with my massage therapist and reiki energy. healer, @ashh11ey.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
“The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Your Life to the Next Level” by Gay Hendricks changed my life. It’s centered around eliminating false fears and beliefs so that you can “leap” to your success. My kids’ upcoming book “Help Mommy Find Her Super Powers,” shows one of my leaps through their eyes. Their book is about them recognizing that Mommy is not herself. While it’s a children’s book, it was ultimately up to me to take the “leap” to tell them the truth: I’ve lost a bit of my “super powers” (happiness). They responded by offering to help me out more, and just like that, my “powers” were back! Regardless of the situation, we are all faced with having to take the “leap,” and you will find that on the other side of it, was nothing to fear in the first place.