Podcast Ep 123: How to Make Up Your Mind About Anything

In today’s Episode 123 of Own It! the Podcast we discuss how to evaluate an opportunity. How do you make a good decision when you are in two minds? Nicola’s been invited to speak at an event in Brisbane. The invitation came from a friend whose company she really enjoys. She’d love to see him again and he’s even offered to pay for her air fare up front. So why’s she hesitating? We talk pros and cons, limiting beliefs, struggles real or imagined, the length and arduousness of the travel to Brisbane, her lack of clarity about the event and […]

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Opportunity: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Six

As I look at my diary for the upcoming week I notice there’s an abundance of new opportunities. Someone is coming to spend the afternoon with me on Tuesday. Although our paths have crossed once or twice, I don’t really know this woman at all or her me. So we are spending an afternoon hanging out on a voyage of mutual exploration in my lovely garden. Hmm, I see rain is forecast. Never mind, that won’t dampen our enthusiasm for each other or for the new and, being the optimist that I am, I shall expect the weather to miraculously […]

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The Flexible Entrepreneur: Creating A New Personal Reality

I’ve got dodgy knees and recently I have been affirming “I AM flexible” as a spiritual way of oiling them up a tad. But today I am thinking of flexibility in a whole new light. Recently I was chatting with some of my favourite entrepreneurs about matters of mutual interest. They were telling me stories about what had turned up in their respective businesses – opportunities in the main. Yowser! I love to hear about new opportunities, especially during a recession. Whatever market conditions pertain, there is always something for the died-in-the-wool entrepreneur to get her teeth into. One had been […]

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The Opportunity Within The Crisis

This is my second recession; the first one hit me hard when I had to choose between letting my two properties be repossessed –v- cashflowing my accountancy business in 1992.   The ongoing repercussions of that were, to a greater extent, still with me more than a decade later.   And to a lesser extent they still are since I still carry some old bad debt.  So I am somewhat seasoned in the bottom of cycles, as well as the rise and fall and the top.   Does this make me more resilient than some?   Perhaps.   Or maybe it just makes me older!   I’ve […]

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Caribbean Christmas 28: Spooky Messages in The Sun

One of the things I wanted to leave myself open to during my month off was clues about how to live my 2010.   I have an almost open book which is both a luxury and a terror.   I realise I can choose precisely how I want to spend my time in the coming year. Actually we all always have this power, we just dont realise it because we are caught up in the things we think we must and should do, usually to do with earning a living and commitments to others, not necessarily in that order. My best laid plans […]

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