What’s the Point of Blogging in 2018? Podcast Ep 187

Given up on blogging? What’s the point of blogging in 2018? Has social media superceded the case for blogging? I love blogging and I am subscribed to the feeds of all my clients who blog but I’ve noticed they’ve stopped. Blogging, that is. A year or so ago I would have given them a good nagging but, this time, before I did that, I thought I’d check in with Nicola and get her latest thinking on the point of blogging in 2018. The answers are the same as they ever were – free traffic, visibility, know, like and trust – […]

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Podcast Ep 113: Thinking, Thoughts and How to Think

Today, in episode 113 of Own It! the Podcast, we talk about thinking. Nicola has spotted what she calls “faulty thinking” on the part of some of the respondees to a recent survey she created, where people are perhaps looking outside of themselves, or in the wrong places, for solutions to their problems, all of which is good for her newly revamped membership site and app. Since thinking and my mental capacity and brain are some of my very favourite things, we have an interesting debate about how we are all taught to think, or not. And Nicola offers up […]

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Thinking and Doing

There’s a time for thinking. And then there’s a time for doing, perhaps especially when the answers don’t come. And don’t come. And don’t come. There’s no perfect, least of all before you start. And sometimes thinking, or over-thinking, becomes unproductive and you start to bore and frustrate yourself. That’s the time to start doing something. Anything. Many of my clients do not yet believe it is possible to make a nice living doing what they love. And so they hover and hesitate and over-think and search for perfect. In those circumstances, I encourage you to get into action. Start […]

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Let Your Business Serve Your Life, Not Consume It

The topic of having a business plan or, more importantly, a vision for your business is always on my agenda with clients.   They are not necessarily the same thing.   Your vision must come first and from there you can start to create the plan of how you are going to achieve it, and the monitoring systems to keep you on track. I’m working with a young woman who is starting her own business and wants to do it right from the outset.   She says she has observed it done well and done badly and she knows how she wants […]

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