Small is Beautiful: Guest Cath Couzens – Podcast Ep 219

Today on the podcast is our guest Cath Couzens of WeArePerception.com, hotel and travel PR. Cath talks about her recent experiences of downsizing and discovering that Small is Beautiful. Cath tells us of the beauties of downsizing from the trappings of an office and staff, to working from home, co-working with those she’s met networking, working in the offices of her clients plus how that helps them and her. She’s a PR for hotels and event venues and she describes changes in her business, how PR helps her clients, how that’s measured, and specifically the benefits of local media. You […]

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How Are You Blocking Abundance? Podcast Ep 218

How are you blocking the flow of abundance to you? Nicola and I brainstorm a list of the ways in which we do this and those we see others and our clients and listeners doing too. They include: the idea of money being a game being brainwashed at school not being willing to forego time and fun now for later return clutter getting in the way of clarity of purpose not wanting to do better than those you love so you protect them by playing small there being no scarcity in your home thanks to the income of your other […]

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Stressful Feelings of Busyness: Podcast Ep 217

For our 217th show, Nicola brings the focus topic of stressful feelings of busyness. What to do when you feel you are always running to catch up, when you are sweating deadlines and feeling overwhelmed with how much you have to do and you are always having to cancel stuff which is important but not urgent? Recently Nicola’s found time to help her daughter through a lengthy 3-step interview process for a job, cope with some strange banking hiccup which doubles her admin workload, and bring a new VA up to speed. All these extras have led her to feel […]

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Communicating with Clients: Podcast Ep 216

Publisher Linda Cassells from New Zealand is our listener guest today and she talks to us about communicating with clients. Linda shares with us her tips: Knowing your communication style Setting boundaries Dealing with difficulties Taking initiative And, of course, we end up talking about how to shape a good story whether it be a book, a film, a newsletter or even a podcast. Thanks, Linda! LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT! The Podcast #216: Communicating with Clients – Linda Cassells In other news this week, Nicola’s had a second tough week, culminating in an electricity outage caused by her kettle. […]

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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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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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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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Recruiting, Training and Managing Freelancers: Podcast Ep 210

Today’s focus is an IRL one. Nicola’s trusted techie VA, her sister Sarah, is moving on to pastures new which means Nicola is thinking about recruiting, training and managing a freelancer or a couple of them to replace the work that Sarah does in different areas of Nicola’s work, including our podcast. So we have a long debate in which we fossick about in the question and try to find some answers. Happily, by the end of our discussion, Nicola feels better about the whole prospect and is able to go off with a couple of tasks to move the […]

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