Nicole Railsback Named to 40 Under 40 Class of 2022

Name

Nicole Railsback

Company/Organization

The RISE

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What Does Your Company/Organization Do?

We provide baseball and softball lessons as well as athletic strength and conditioning training.

We recently started our own travel baseball and softball teams as well!

Age

33

Accomplishments

  • Three time business starter and owner
  • First female in my family to start a business
  • Fifteen Under 15 Small Business Enterprises in Southwest Michigan
  • Top 20 Bold Women of Business by Moody on the Market

What else do you hope to accomplish by the age of 40?

Expanding The RISE business and turning it into an empire.

Education

University of Michigan – BA

Residence

Bridgman, MI

Where were you born?

Midland, MI

What was your first job?

Park Ranger at Silver Beach County Park

Best advice you ever got?

Keep moving forward.

Who inspires you most?

I have WAY too many people to choose from to pinpoint it down to just ONE person… But if I had to pick my Top Picks, I’d say: Jennifer Garrity, Tanya Sobanski, TJ LaFaver, Andy Frisella, and my three Cowboys – each individual inspires me for specific reasons in their own way.

That one thing about you we’d be most surprised to learn.

I’m lazy AF – I’m just extremely efficient, organized and motivated

What do you love to do in your downtime?

Spend time with my family: Popcorn movie nights and family game nights are some of my favorite things to do.

About a year ago, I took a deep dive into the homestead life, so I spend a good portion of my time learning, reading and researching all that it entails – i.e. recipes, cooking, prepping, gardening, preserving, canning, hunting, etc.

What book are you reading now?

I’m one of those people that reads multiple books at a time: Atomic Habits by James Clear…Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine…Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, PhD

Volunteer activity you love the most.

Hosting fundraisers and charity drives for local organizations. There’s little more I love doing than teaming up with my community and giving back to it.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

We won’t get better if we don’t get better.

My entire career is based on helping people see their worth and value, then coaching them on how to improve their lives not just with health and fitness, but their entire lives as a whole.

And when people start to improve, and get healthier, they feel better, they’re happier… They start realizing their full potential and begin to LIVE IT OUT.

And the best part is, they start to want other people in their lives to have that same kind of feeling… so they go out into the world, and begin sharing the same message.

It’s a ripple effect.

Start with one.

It only takes one person to create a strong community…

And it only takes one strong community to build and mold a strong world.

I want a strong, solid world.

So I build strong, solid people.

What Superpower would you most love to have? (for example, the ability to fly or to be invisible, or incredible strength, etc)

I don’t know if I’m able to pinpoint one specifically, but I know it’d have something to do with time.

Time is so valuable and fleeting.

It’s the only currency in the world we can’t trade, buy, or bargain with… and when it’s gone – it’s gone.

So I don’t know if I’d necessarily “stop time,” go back into it or even want to live forever, but I’d definitely want a power where I could maybe create more of it.

And not just for work, and getting more things done, but for the memories with our family and friends…

Those moments where we hit our goals, had our first kiss, won a championship or when we hear “mama” for the first time…

I’d like to “extend” those moments of time for just a little longer if I could.

What would you like to leave behind as your legacy once you are gone?

I aim to leave a legacy that inspires others to be more, do more and to serve more… While simultaneously living a big, bold, wild, beautiful, life without sacrificing who you are and what God intended you to be.

What does the honor of being named to the 40 Under 40 most mean to you?

It’s always extremely humbling to be recognized for things like this…

I do what I do because I love to do it – not because I want to receive glory or fame…

So, to be put among the ranks of so many other outstanding individuals in my community is an absolute honor, and it does nothing but fuel the fire of the legacy I’m trying to leave behind.