Today’s show is inspired by Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy, specifically the red Tesla roadster he included onboard instead of a lump of concrete! Mr Musk said “Fun crazy things are important too” – do you agree? If yes, how can you get more of that into your own business? Does fun compromise your professionalism?

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In the Show…

Judith’s booking herself to go out on lots of meetings which is most uncharacteristic, plus she’s becoming quite the Canva whiz. Nicola discovered during the recording of the sci-fi episode of Write Club the Podcast that Kalamata airport is going to get a spaceport where she’ll be able to get her geek on.

  • What’s Fuelled Their Fire?

Nicola’s been talking to potential clients, all of whom are interested in her Done For You Service, including Jennifer who’s in India and listens to the podcast and loves the humour in the show. Also, she’s getting into using Lumen5 videos for Facebook Ads. Judith’s re-opened her Amazon Author page, put some videos on it, put her book up for sale on Kindle and sold two copies. She’s noticing a trend for third party platforms to pay for content, not just Kindle where they pay by the page but also podcast platforms too.

  • FOCUS of the Week

Nicola’s totally inspired by Elon Musk and his space launch and this provokes a discussion about whether or not professionalism and fun can go hand in hand in business. Judith thinks that although they both love their work, the red sportscar factor could come into play inserting extra fun, rather like Musk’s Tesla which is circling in space playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity.

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  • Words of the Week

Judith chooses Obsession and Nicola picks Space.

  • Project Updates

Own It! has received another Patreon donation, this time a recurring $5 a month. Thank you, Esther Harris (hope you didn’t want to be an anonymous donor?)! Judith’s up to 87 sales out of her first target of 100 and rather fascinated by Kindle’s updated online stats. She’s feeling the urge to run a Facebook Event.

  • Who or What’s Impressed/Inspired?

Nicola talks about Gary Vee’s new book Crushing It and Judith about Margaret Rode’s Storytelling for Small Business.

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