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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Podcast Ep 107: Your First Million Online

In episode 107 of Own It the Podcast, Nicola and I debate making your first million online. I don’t believe it can be done. Nicola hasn’t done it, I haven’t done it, none of our clients have done it. But Nicola’s met people who have done it and she still firmly believes in the dream of internet millions. As does Cathie, who provides us with fodder for today’s Client Challenge of the Week which gives rise to a lively debate about what Cathie can achieve online in those ten years, and what not. And whether or not she should instead […]

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Wrong Way Round

As you may have read in my newsletter today, one of my lovely clients reminded me of something I learned while working with him in November. I determined that day to write a blog post about it, but it is rather difficult to explain and so his December call came and went without my having found a way to write it. But today is the day, not least because another beloved client brought up a different iteration of exactly the same ‘problem’. We are doing things the wrong way round.   Let me explain. N wants to do one reasonably […]

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Clarity: The Importance of 100% Clear About What You Want to Manifest

My clients who are really good at manifesting remind me every day how this works as I observe their process. It is a two-step thing: 1. Get absolutely 100% clear about what you want.  This isn’t often as easy as it sounds. Do you know what you want? If you do, write it down. Every day. Visualise yourself enjoying it, see yourself using it, feel the feelings you associate with having what you want. If you realise you don’t have clarity around this, do whatever it takes to get clear. Work with a coach to help you peel away the […]

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Getting Unstuck: Focus, Clarity and Accountability for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

As I scan down a list of clients, past and present, I know what they come for; it’s largely focus, clarity and accountability.   Some come every month, some fortnightly, some few and far between and some every now and again for an MoT.   We clear away the dead wood, we measure progress, we advance ideas, we check-in, we co-create, they pick my brains. They want to learn what I know how how to run their business more profitably and have it be easier on them. Here’s what one client wrote to me after our first session together: “My sincere thanks […]

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Clarity and Precision Speed Manifestation

My January is beginning to hum along quite nicely now. How’s yours? It’s the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the The Oscars and these award ceremonies are exciting and glamorous. They also allow me to feel relief that my own work isn’t rewarded – or my hopes for a win dashed – quite so publicly. Still, it’s good training isn’t it, just to watch the disappointed display grace?It’s good to be nominated, it’s great to win. I did have a couple of wins last week myself and a couple of pieces of fabulous feedback, which I’m deciding are quite like my own […]

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Clutter Clearing Creates Clarity and Creativity

Despite being a business mentor and wealth coach, one of the greatest differences I know I’ve made to clients over the years is in encouraging them to clear their clutter. And I’m perfect for this because I live such a minimalist and clutter-free life. That comes from the military discipline in my childhood you see, and travelling a lot and moving house all the time. In fact, sometimes I wonder what I have spent all my money on over the years I’ve worked, must be millions now, because it certainly isn’t visible round here. During the summer my niece was […]

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