Podcast Ep 73: Worrier to Warrior

Together with my former business partner from The Money Gym, Nicola Cairncross, we’ve created a regular weekly podcast which is called Own It! Your Business and Your Life. If you enjoy audio, give us a listen. New episodes are published every Friday. You might also join our Facebook Group where we debate matters arising from each episode, and/or Like our Facebook Page where we publish each episode as it goes live each week. You can also subscribe at iTunes. *** In episode 73 we discuss the negative emotions and fears which go with self-employment and with life. Are you running a constant low-level […]

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Pushing Through the Point of Pain

An idea is the sexy bit, the high. And we are addicted to the high. But there’s no profit in the idea alone, the profit is in pushing through the point of pain, the money’s in the follow through. With my clients I always start with their idea, to audit whether or not it’s a good one. But our real hard work together is taking their business from concept to it actually happening in a way which supports them with money coming in from sales of their product or service. When we are excited by the idea, we tell the […]

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Sometimes You Just Have to Do the Big Scary Things All Alone

Today I have to do a Big Scary Thing. All alone. It always seems to me (and this may not be 100% true) that when it comes to Big Scary Things, I am ALONE. It just seems that way. Perhaps because the Thing is Big and Scary. When I watched my father die, I realised that even though we were all with him, he was doing it alone, i.e. he was the only one who was dying that day. Which made me appreciate that when we are born, unless we are twins, we do that alone too i.e. no-one else […]

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Entrepreneurs: Do You LOVE What You Do?

The title of my first e-book is Creating A Business to Love*.   Do you love the business you are creating?   All of it? Which bits do you love and why?   Which bits do you hate and why?   And how can you move to doing more of the former and less of the latter? Depending on where you are at in your business you probably be sayng “yeah, right, like THAT’s a possibility” but I’m here to tell you its possible, its desirable and it can be done, perhaps even faster and easier than you imagined. And there’s one other really […]

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