OI 113 | Thinking Models and How to Think

Do you suffer from what Nicola calls “faulty thinking”? Do you know how to think and make decisions? Have you been taught that at school or elsewhere? Judith and Nicola think about thinking and share some thinking models.

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In the Show..

Nicola’s learning to be patient, waiting on iTunes to approve her App. And Judith spent the second week of the holidays catching up with old friends in person and on the phone, something for which she doesn’t normally have enough time.

  • What’s Fuelled Their Fire?

Judith is thinking of starting a new PWYW coaching group for those who want to focus on creating a wonderful life, and Nicola tells how it feels to have the funds to set up a business properly for the first time in her life, thanks to her pension drawdown.

  • Client Challenge of the Week

Nicola introduces this week’s topic picking up examples of what she sees as faulty thinking from her recent survey, and together with Judith they explore the capacity to think and think well, confidently and clearly, and to make decisions and take responsibility. Thinking models are offered such as Kaizen, using your gut, Rich Schefren’s Decision Tree and Steve Pavlina’s Broken Edges.

  • Words of the Week

Nicola picks Grit and Judith chooses Being (not Doing).

  • Project Updates – About the Podcast

Judith and Nicola look at their own podcast website and decide to put their No 1 most wanted action (subscribe on iTunes) from the visitor right up the top where it is highly visible, to simplify the menu choices and remove the Speakpipe which very few have ever used. Nicola reminds listeners that their websites must be checked and looked at on all browsers and all your different gadgets and that pop-ups can be a terrible distraction on mobile.

  • Who or What’s Impressed?

Judith was impressed by crime writer Val McDermid who seemed to win the Christmas alumni University Challenge single-handedly, and Nicola loves Intercom.io because it makes communicating with your customers on your website, app and membership site really easy, facilitating customer service and helping visitors when they get stuck or have a problem.


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OI 112 | Game Changers

In today’s episode of the podcast, Judith and Nicola debate Game Changers; how can you /your business become so good  or offer something so new or unique that even your competitors want to become your customers?

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In the Show..

Catching up after Christmas, Nicola talks turkey, tiramisu, neighbours and drones and Judith tells of friends and family and trips to the beautician and a visit from the hairdresser.

  • What’s Fuelled Their Fire?

Judith is happy to have been included in a list of the 20 best small business blogs to subscribe to for 2017 and Nicola’s fire has been fuelled by an article by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits about being Mindfully Free of Wanting People to Be a Certain Way.

  • Client Challenge of the Week

What does it mean to be a Game Changer in the way you live your life and/or run your business? How can you be unique, or better? What about finding new ways to do things? Nicola lists people who have their USP including Byron Katie, Marisa Peer and Bernadette Doyle.

  • Words of the Week

Judith chooses Stop (less is more) and Nicola brings Limbo.

  • Project Updates – About Own It! the Podcast

Nicola reports that the download numbers of Own It! having been lower in November were back up again in December, when people had time to catch up.

  • Who or What’s Impressed?

Judith and Nicola are both impressed by things they’ve binge-watched during the holidays on Netflix, with Judith being especially shocked by how easy Netflix make binge-watching, not necessarily a good thing. Nicola picks Vikings and Judith votes for Narcos.


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OI 111 | 2017 Dreams, Plans, Goals and Intentions

In the New Year episode of Own It! Nicola and Judith talk about their dreams, plans, goals and intentions for their own businesses and for the podcast in 2017.

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In the Show..

Nicola’s talking about Instagram Live and Judith about two weeks off, where she’s spending Christmas this year and about feeling good about life, about herself and about 2017.

  • What’s Fuelled Their Fire?

Nicola’s Christmas gift to herself is a DSLR camera and Judith’s fire has been fuelled by lovely feedback from two clients, who are also podcast listeners, one of whom calls her a shepherdess which she thinks is very Christmassy!

  • Client Challenge of the Week – Envisioning 2017

Nicola looks forward to her new signature programme, her app, her travel plans and publishing some more of her own books. Judith wants to write and speak on bigger platforms, to be a columnist and have a phone-in radio show, become an app, make her work all about Consultation and Conversation, expand Small Business Big Magic and cap Club 100, and not to take on anything which lasts for 365 days, except 2017 itself.

  • Words of the Year for 2017

Nicola chooses Focus and Judith continues on her mission to help her clients to end their Struggle, which also happens to be the topic of the most shared episode of Own It! the podcast, the one about being addicted to struggle.

  • Project Updates – Dreams, plans, goals and intentions for the podcast

Judith tells Nicola that it is their laughter she most enjoys about the podcast, and that they shouldn’t be afraid to disagree as creative tension makes the show more interesting. N&J discuss their ongoing tech challenges and opportunities for the podcast itself, to re-shape the show in 2017 and beyond, and to review the podcast website. Judith feels they might be missing a trick there, too close to it themselves.

  • Who or What’s Impressed for 2017?

Nicola is impressed by anyone who embraces new technology and makes it fit and serve their business. Judith is impressed by anyone who commits to their dreams, plans, goals and intentions and shows up to do the work of change.


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OI 110 | Christmas Review of 2016

Today on the podcast Nicola and Judith review the ups and downs of 2016, what they’ve achieved and survived, and who are their people of the year.

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In the Show..

Nicola’s beta testing her app and falling in love with a new piece of software called Deadline Funnel. Judith’s enjoyed the December supermoon, Bruno Mars on Carpool Karaoke, Nicola’s video of guinea pigs eating sprouts and being able to confirm that her assertion about St Nick in last week’s episode was correct. He is Santa!

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf. . . .

  • What’s Fuelled Their Fire?

Judith’s word game she talked about last week has led to intrigue, all her clients trying to guess which word she chose for each of them, and she’s decided to create more word games in future. Nicola’s embraced ordering online, even in Greece. And lists her favourite books and podcasts and TV shows of the year.

  • Client Challenge of the Week – Celebrating and Summing up 2016

Nicola rattles through her year month by month, including the cruise, the Mustangs, Traffic & Conversoin, Australia and her plans to visit Neil in Lisbon after enjoying meeting up with him again in Sydney. She talks about a secret event she hopes to attend next year in LA and describes her decision to move to Greece and her pride at her daughter’s You Tube views. She’s finding the Stoupa sunshine helpful.

Judith is amazed to find herself still living in her own home after it “sold” in just three days way back in April, and talks about living with less having given away all her possessions in July. She’s missed almost none of them! She’s been eating low-carb since 25th September and is delighted with the results, she’s got back to writing more and is loving Facebook Notes.

  • Words of the Year 2016

Nicola picks Resilience and Judith chooses Word.

  • Project Updates all about the Podcast

Another 52 episodes in the bag, including five during August with stand-in co-hosts covering for Judith on holiday. There are five recording Wednesdays in August 2017 too so if you would like to be a co-host, please get in touch. Criteria for that are that you bring the Client Challenge of the Week and you work with clients in business and/or marketing.

In response to a query from Alison, Nicola & Judith attempt to recall their process for organising the virtual summit in July after a spontaneous idea during one of the April live shows.

Who of What’s Impressed? People of the Year 2016

Nicola is impressed by her children, Nelson and Phoebe, and their respective creative output after their long working hours, her sister Sarah for organising their move to Greece and being the ideal travel companion, and Judith.

Judith chooses Daphne Kapsali and her book 100 Days of Solitude which was a prompt for the sisters’ move to Stoupa, Andy Murray for his tennis and Ed Balls for his dancing.


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OI 109 | How Important is Social Proof?

Today’s podcast answers a challenge sent in by a regular listener. She’s planning to launch two new products for which she doesn’t yet have testimonials. How important is social proof and what are other ways to achieve it until then?

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In the Show..

Nicola’s been celebrating her name day in Greece and she’s made a new friend and discovered some young podcasters in that new friend’s family. And Judith recounts the story of Paracetamolgate.

  • What’s Fuelled Their Fire?

Nicola’s fire has been fuelled by creating a daily blog series documenting her process on the way to launching her new programme. And Judith’s created a list of words about her clients – arty, wordy, ambitious, visible, creative, decisive, etc. Good game!

  • Client Challenge of the Week

“I have 2 new products, not yet with testimonials. What are your recommendations to get more social proof? One is aimed at helping businesses to sell to women called 7 Keys to Selling to Women to get her Sold on You. And the other is called Return on Connection, aimed at content marketers to help them to create and develop connection with their content and to get a return on connection because content without connection is like tea without cake. I am really the cake lady specialising in female-friendly cake! Any input in your podcast would be lovely.”

Nicola and Judith dive in and offer all sorts of advice around the longer question as well as specific thoughts on how to get more social proof. They recommend only launching one product at a time, not both together. And Nicola very much favours the second idea and explains why.

  • Words of the Week

Judith chooses Plan and Nicola brings Team.

  • Project Updates about the Podcast

In the last week Nicola has added over 100 Likes to the Own It! Podcast page and she and Judith debate the pros and cons of that, and try to dissect assumptions. What’s the value of a Facebook Like and how does this help your brand? Have the new Likers listened to an episode of the podcast which is the main goal, to increase the audience? How can J&N connect with each new valued lead on a personal basis, as advocated by Gary Vaynerchuck?

Who or What’s Impressed?

Both Nicola and Judith are impressed by Dan Norris and his business WP Curve joining forces with Go Daddy in a delicious brand match.


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OI 108 | Taking Responsibility for Your Results

Today’s podcast is about why people still struggle and feel confusion, and how taking responsibility for your results is the answer.

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Nicola’s been on a night out, ending with cocktails at Bar 360. And Judith’s experiencing a coffee crisis which leads to a (lack of) customer service rant.

  • What’s Fuelled Their Fire?

Judith is all about the new moon on 29th November and a nice email complimenting her on her website. And Nicola is excited about launching her own app early in the new year.

  • Client Challenge of the Week

The results of Nicola’s survey continue to come in and she’s at somewhat of a loss to discover that people are still struggling with the same old, same old. Why are you confused? When will you take responsibility for your results? J&N attempt to make sense out of some perennial questions, where to get the information you need and what to do with it.

Mark Manson’s Book is mentioned by Nicola in passing.

  • Words of the Week

Nicola picks Incendiary and Judith chooses Intangible.

  • Project Updates

Nicola’s decided to spend podcast funds on a Facebook Ads campaign for Page Likes and boosting the new Facebook Notes.

  • Who or What’s Impressed?

Nicola is impressed by Casey Neistat’s Beme app being bought by CNN for $25m. Judith is impressed by what she’s learned about former Chancellor Ed Balls from his time on Strictly Come Dancing, finally eliminated in Week 10, but not until after getting her to change her mind about him, not as a dancer, but definitely as a man, a politician and a human being.


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OI 107 | A Million In The Bank After 10 Years

Today on the podcast, Nicola and Judith debate a real-life challenge from Cathie who would like to have a million on the bank after ten years from her new online business. Part of her goal is to have created this income and made time to finish her other passion projects.

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Nicola’s earned herself one of Katerina’s Loyalty Cards – woo hoo! And Judith’s anticipating December off and preparing for 2017 already.

  • What’s Fuelled Their Fire?

Judith’s made two new global pals without leaving home, both called the same name though with different spelling. Gillian in the USA and Jillian in the UK. And Nicola’s getting the results from her survey for women, all about their challenges online. She explains why she was at first she was dismayed, then uplifted.

  • Client Challenge of the Week

This week’s challenge comes courtesy of Cathie who is just starting out online. Her goal is £1million in the bank in ten years.  Cathie shares all sorts of things about herself which are intriguing and she’s clearly a fast starter, website, blog, free giveaway, tick, tick, tick. Nicola and Judith compare notes and recommend some business models that Cathie might take inspiration from, including Jo Barnes who was one of their speakers on the 2016 podcast summit and Jeni Hott, 7-figure blogger. Here’s Nicola’s interview with Jeni.

  • Words of the Week

Nicola chooses Delight and Judith picks Clarity.

  • Project Updates – all about the Podcast

Nicola is enjoying creating memes out of a couple of podcast episodes each week, the current week’s show and an earlier one, and sharing them on Instagram. She’s working out the best way to measure results from that although she can already see plenty of Likes.

  • Who or What’s Impressed?

Nicola is impressed by Greek ingenuity and efficiency, and Judith by the Merrymaker Sisters’ new app Get Merry: Quick and Easy Healthy Recipes which launched this week and went straight to #1 on Ozzie Amazon. More inspiration for Cathie! We interviewed the Merries on our “Own It: Beyond The Laptop Lifestyle” package and you can get that interview, along with 17 others here.


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