Ask The Oracle: When’s Judith’s Next Small Business Drop-In Call?

When’s the next drop-in call for Judith’s Small Business Big Magic group? Monday 26th June at 1700 BST Wednesday 28th June at 0800 BST Friday 30th June at 1600 BST Tuesday 4th July at 1100 BST Thursday 6th July at 1900 BST Monday 10th July at 1700 BST Wednesday 12th July at 0800 BST Friday 14th July at 1600 BST

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Your Best and Worst, Glorious and Unrepentant

My best and worst clients are one and the same. I had an idea for this post which was too clever by half. I was going to be all ironic and funny about my “worst” clients until I realised that they are, in fact, my best clients because they provide me with the opportunity to do my best work in helping them to do theirs. I also couldn’t be sure you’d get the joke, since irony doesn’t always translate in the written word. It could just have come across as sneery when I meant it as anything but. I’ve been caught […]

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Doin’ Me

Yo! Sorry. Going to go a bit street on you today, because this post has been inspired by a rapper. Yes, I know! And me (technically) a pensioner. I am a sucker for an empowerment song. I know this about myself. And one whiff of this song during a TV ad break and I was hooked. Doin’ Me by Mikey Mike. I shared it on Facebook. Clearly I am alone in this as it drew precisely zero interaction. No, I lie. One Like – ha! Presumably everyone else was ff-ing through the ads? OK, some of the lyrics and ideas […]

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A Surefire Source of Motivational Nuggets

Recently I was interviewed by Helen Cross of SwitchMyBusiness who told me she’d be stalking me on social media for some time. Helen is my nicest stalker ever because she went on to say “Judith overflows with sage business wisdom and is a surefire source of motivational nuggets that just make you feel better about everything.” Helen picked my business on Brexit, balance and why working harder isn’t always better. I have her permission to reproduce the interview here. HI JUDITH! FOR THOSE WHO DON’T ALREADY KNOW YOU, TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF My name is Judith Morgan. I […]

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Podcast Ep 135: Jack of All Trades

Spookily, the Client Challenge of the Week that Nicola brings to today’s show is precisely what I was talking to a new client about yesterday. In anticipation of our first call, he sent me four weblinks to current projects, and when I laughed and asked if he’d read my One (Wo)an One Website post, he sent me a whole load more! I decided to withhold judgement until I’d spoken to him, but we did end up going to the place I thought we inevitably would, that of streamlining his existing commitments to ensure he continues to earn the reliable income […]

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Podcast Ep 134: Creating an Audience

In episode 134 of Own It! the Podcast, Nicola and I get the chance to advise a couple of her clients on creating an audience and marketing from scratch. I didn’t know this one was coming so when Nicola asked me what I would advise clients to do in mid 2017 I am initially a bit stumped. I have a sense in which if I were starting over now, I wouldn’t do what I have done. Not because it hasn’t worked wonderfully well, because it has. But because it was perhaps particularly suited to its time (2003 to date). If […]

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A Whole New World

You know how they say on Mock the Week and The News Quiz that they are recording the show before the outcome of the Big News is known? Well, that’s where I am today, writing this on Thursday 8th June, the day of our General Election here in the UK. I just spent an hour or so having fun on Facebook instead of writing this, as it is a funny limbo place in which to find oneself today, writing to be read tomorrow. By the time we wake up, it could be a whole new world. Well, it could be. But […]

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Podcast Ep 133: Book Marketing for Authors

Wonderful astrologer Sally Kirkman sent me this salutary reminder in one of her recent newsletters: Before you rush off to write your life story, it’s worth noting that current (2014) statistics state that 93% of all books written never sell more than 500 copies and a book’s success is dependent on 5% writing and 95% marketing!” I have several clients who are writers, all of whom operate different business models. Thank you to all of your for your inspiration to me as a writer too. One of them is published by Hay House with whom he has multiple books, and […]

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When Will You Learn to Rest?

When I was a newbie coach aged about 48 I took on a new client who was a little older than me. She wrote in advance to say that for a couple of years she’d been in a fog due mainly to the menopause and the death of her mother. I remember thinking, but not saying, and be kind please… I wasn’t yet much of a coach in those days…Get. A. Grip. I’m almost ashamed to write that now, having spent the intervening 15 years listening to +/- a thousand people tell me their life stories. And what makes that […]

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