What Did You Do on Your Easter Holidays

Sometimes I know what I am going to say in my weekly Friday newsletters a day or two or even three in advance and I write them then, feeling a little bit smug that I am ahead of this week’s game. Sometimes I don’t know what I am going to say and I trust my intuition that when I wake up on Thursday morning I will be inspired. And so it is. And sometimes I wake up on Thursday morning and I still have no idea what I am going to write. Last week was one of those. On Wednesday I […]

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Podcast Ep 127: Organising Your Thoughts

Today’s Client Challenge of the Week in episode #127 of Own It! the Podcast concerns a couple who have no time and not very much money. They are very busy making it – and quite scattered – with all their various endeavours in the areas of media and of making, teaching and creating art, some of it very successfully and a lot of it very beautifully indeed. How could working with a consultant help with organising your thoughts? Nicola and I debate their various challenges and decide how best to proceed. There’s an E-Myth opportunity for them to step back […]

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An Alternative Reality of Ease and Abundance

I’m working with at least one business owner who has had enough of the struggle. His very first question to me in 2017 was “Is business always this hard?”  I remind him of that whenever we stray off the point; he wants it easier. He’s very successful and from the outside his life looks enviable. On the inside there’s currently quite a lot of discomfort as he feels his way to a better place, inventing what that is as he goes and casting off the old. He told me a fascinating story which reminded us about our shared values, about how we […]

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Podcast Ep 126: Comparisonitis Revisited

On today’s episode #126 of Own It! the Podcast we revisit comparisonitis and how it creates a low vibe by taking you into a downward spiral of demotivation then paralysis. We talk about how and why we let it happen, how to shake yourself out of it and how to let it happen a lot less in the future. I tell Nicola about the Bristol-based Grammar Vigilante and how I have both sneaking regard for him and a terror of becoming him. He sneaks out in the night, and has been doing so for more than a decade, and corrects […]

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Comparisonitis: More Right Than Wrong

What to do when the dreaded comparisonitis kicks in and the inevitable downward spiral of demotivation and paralysis follows? My tips are around not comparing and judging yourself harshly, but just to draw inspiration instead from someone who is a little or a long way ahead of you in your business or in anything you are admiring of or striving for in your life. Do something, anything, that makes you feel better about yourself and/or changes your state. That might be going for a walk, or meditating, or expressing gratitude. Cook a nice dinner which feels like pampering yourself, a […]

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Podcast Ep 125: Stop Shopping Start Selling

How to stop shopping and start selling. Has marketing turned us all into junkies where we think an online purchase constitutes taking action? Why do we feel we need to learn the whole of the internet “just in case” when it would be better to focus on just what we need right now, “just in time”? That’s the challege Nicola and I debate in today’s show, episode 125 of Own It! the Podcast. We talk about buyer’s high and how the best thing to do with fabulous marketing which makes you want to buy is simply to observe it and […]

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Don’t Worry… Choose Happy

I’ve got some observations about worry to share with you and, if you recognise yourself in these tales, thank you for being my inspiration today and always. I am grateful to two of my clients in Club 100 who taught me some vital distinctions about worry. How not to, basically. Or how to worry a lot less, and that any energy and vital life force thus expended is mostly wasted and wasteful. They both flagged in our group or to me individually that they had Something Quite Big to worry about. Although I tend to ever so slightly overservice my […]

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Podcast Ep 124: No Money Marketing

No money marketing: today’s podcast episode 124 of Own It! responds to a plea from a listener who has used all her funds to launch her children’s snack food product and has zero left for her marketing budget. How do you make a noise for yourself in a crowded marketplace with no money, especially when your competition are much larger companies with bottomless budgets? Nicola whizzes through a list of things our distressed business owner might usefully consider: Getting attention via Mummy Bloggers Sending out samples for them to test PR and press releases – who to, and how to do them […]

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How This Business Coach/Mentor Can Help You

I am someone to whom you can report progress, find accountability and celebrate success. I am an emotional support when feelings overwhelm or block you from being able to do your work. You can pick my brains, we can compare notes, and solve problems. We can work out the best way for you to do something or get it done. You can bounce ideas off me in ways which help you make your own decisions. I will remind you to dig in, and to keep on keeping on. I will help you shape your ideas into winners and earn from your […]

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