With Love on Valentine’s Day: Podcast Ep 215

Today our show is about love because we recorded it on Valentine’s Day. Who and What do Nicola and I Love? We created some categories in advance and compared our answers on the day. Something we love: Nicola is in love with her MacBook Pro and me with words (no surprise there, surely?) Someone we love: I love myself, as a singleton it all must start there, and Nicola loves her children, Phoebe and Nelson Books we love: Nicola loves Iain M. Banks and Diana Cooper, I love memoirs, Bill Bryson and Barbara Kingsolver Work we love; We both picked coaching, […]

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Who I Want to Win the Oscars 2019

This is my list of personal favourites. It wouldn’t be true to say that these are the most deserving winners in anyone’s eyes other than my own but regular readers of this blog (or the podcast) will know that I LOVE film with every fibre of my being and I do put myself through quite the workout in the run-up to the February ceremony every year. Despite not having a TV or Sky, I find a way to stay up all night whenever possible and this year have added a free 14-day trial to my Now TV app which will […]

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Tosha Silver’s Abundance Prayer

At the end of January, one of my newsletters was entitled A Weekful of Wonderful Women because that was the story of my week. It included mention of Mary Oliver on her passing, and it concluded with a link to a blog I’d written about my Three Favourite Astrologers. A long-time reader, Hilda, wrote to ask me if I knew of the work of Tosha Silver. Oh boy! Do I? As far back as 2014, I was introduced to Tosha’s book Outrageous Openness by David Barker who said the same, he thought I’d like her, and I’ve blogged about her twice […]

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Network Marketing – The Ultimate Coaching Business: Podcast Ep 214

Today our guest on Own It! the Podcast is Anita Davenport who Nicola and I met about fourteen years ago at a workshop in Nicola’s B&B in Worthing. Anita is a very determined woman and whilst bringing up her own children and pursuing her interests in multiple streams of largely passive income she found her way to network marketing which she describes as the ultimate coaching business. Anita tells us how it enables her to bring her coaching skills to help her team grow their own full-time businesses or side hustle, always their choice, and how her clients vary from […]

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Making a Living in Your Dream Business: Podcast Ep 213

Today we take as the topic for our radio show What to Do When the Product is you, or how to make a living in your dream business. This came about when a client said to me (as they so often do) “Of course, what I really want to do is X…” after he’d spent a long time trying to persuade me of three more “sensible and realistic” ideas, none of which were lighting my candle or his. Why do we doubt ourselves when the product is us? Whether a chef, a coach, a writer, an artist or a musician, […]

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I AM Healed, I AM Healed, I AM Perfect Health

Wayne Dyer was prolific in his lifetime. The Hay House website says that he wrote over 40 books, 21 of which became New York Times bestsellers. “He created numerous audio programs and videos and appeared on thousands of radio and television shows.” I saw him speak live many times. He was funny and clever. I always felt quite a bond with him because he told a story in one of his talks I attended about his alcoholism and regular readers may know my family has an issue with addiction. As he tells the story, he made up his mind to quit […]

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How Do You Hire a Coach? Podcast Ep 212

How do you hire a coach? That’s the topic of today’s podcast. Nicola and I debate how we do it, then we talk about how we think our clients do it and realise we have no idea! So then we have a think about how we’d like them to do it. Nicola’s first coach was a woman who she still rates and respects today, but mostly her choices have been men and we both agree we want someone who has achieved what we want in our own lives so that we can pick their brains. Nicola wants clients to hire […]

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How to Be a Professional Blogger: Podcast Ep 211

On today’s show, we talk about how to become a professional blogger because Nicola’s sister Sarah has plans to do that and I always have half a mind to go that route too. Imagine being paid to blog! How wonderful would that be? I’d love it and so would Sarah, but are we up for all that’s involved? I think I (but not Sarah) would fall at the tech hurdle; I’ve already published 1450 blog posts but I cannot be bothered most of the time with Nicola’s best tips, or not all of them at least: “Each of your post […]

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My Three Favourite Astrologers

Sally Kirkman, Astrologer

Sally Kirkman is the first of my three favourite astrologers. Full disclosure: Sally is a client, and she has taught me to appreciate so much about astrology I didn’t know before. Pre Sally, I used to flirt with my horoscopes in magazines and newspapers, and enjoy them if they were good and ignore them if they were bad and forget about either sort immediately. What I appreciate about Sally’s work is her writing. She writes really well and if she were writing about any topic she’d be worth reading.  She also has a monthly podcast she co-creates with her friend […]

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