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Own It! is a weekly podcast for aspiring entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and small business owners everywhere. With years of business experience, great friends and ex-business partners Nicola Cairncross and Judith Morgan share – in their trademark straight talking, humorous way - what they’ve been up to that week; what’s inspired, impressed and infuriated them, business book recommendations, the marketing and money tips, tools and techniques they use themselves. They mix up deeply practical busi ...
 
A weekly show for aspiring writers, published authors and readers everywhere. Join Stephanie Rouse, Theresa Stoker, Heather Worsley , Linda Jack Werlein, Pat Woolfe & Nicola Cairncross each week where they'll share guest readings and interviews, along with what they're reading, what they're writing, what it's really like to be a writer. You can join in the weekly "Name the Novel" quiz and find out "What's On The Bedside Table?". If you like what you hear, come and join our community! Firstly ...
 
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Nicola’s diving into Clubhouse while, Pete, being an Android user is taking some convincing. Nicola outlines how it works, why it’s blowing up fast, and shares a few tips on how to use it for business. #whatworked #dodifferently #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship,…
 
Nicola’s diving into Clubhouse while, Pete, being an Android user is taking some convincing. Nicola outlines how it works, why it’s blowing up fast, and shares a few tips on how to use it for business. #whatworked #dodifferently #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship,…
 
With all the new Bitcoin millionaires and talk of a Universal Basic Income, Nicola's been thinking about what people will do for fun and meaning when they don't have to work anymore. Pete knows what he'll do and comes up with some surprising twists. #whatworked #dodifferently #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete J…
 
It’s a great time of year to look at what worked in 2021 and what you want to do differently in your business. We look at that and also delve into what worked personally and what we’ll do differently. #whatworked #dodifferently #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship, …
 
Both Nicola & Pete are very keen on Bitcoin as part of an alternative investment portfolio and they enjoyed seeing Bitcoin top $20,000, then $21,000 then within one week topping $22,000, blasting through $23,000 to $24,000! A bit of profit taking is occurring but neither are daunted as everyone who ever bought and held Bitcoin is now in profit! #bi…
 
Pete has just finished his 5-day Virtual ‘Gamification Europe’ Conference, with 5 hours of content per day and over 50 speakers! He’s just about back in the land of the living and he shares with Nicola the results, the lessons learned and what he’s going to do differently next year! #gamificationeurope #gamificationconference #virtualconferenceEntr…
 
Meryl Johnston is Chief Executive Officer & Founder of BeanNinjas.com About Meryl Johnston Meryl is a Chartered Accountant who previously worked in commercial accounting roles and as an auditor and lecturer before a friend and fellow entrepreneur playfully challenged her to redefine the future of bookkeeping. Seven days and a thousand dollars later…
 
One of the most perplexing decisions in business is when to pivot. Is it not working, or is it just working right now? Nicola has pivoted many times (and suspects she's too quick to do so) while Pete hasn't pivoted so often and his most recent pivot has been very successful. But how do you decide? Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get …
 
Both Pete & Nicola have plenty of experience delivering offline courses but Nicola specialises in helping business owners turn their expertise into an online course and Pete is now delivering all of his Gamification courses online too. They discuss how they go about researching the demand for a new course, marketing an online course and then offeri…
 
We discuss the power of saying no to things, an essential skill to avoid overwork, overwhelm and overstressed! We also cover opportunity costs and how to say no without offending and upsetting people. Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship, business success, personal development, investing, sci-fi, g…
 
Cashflow, Pricing & Credit Control - all essential topics for a business owner but they sound dull as ditchwater. Nicola & Pete share how they do it, the ups and downs of cashflow management and how Pete goes about his credit control. Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship, business success, personal…
 
Both Nicola & Pete are old hands at speaking at conferences and both have organised many conferences and workshops too. They compare notes, touching on the do's and don't of successful speaking and conference organising. Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship, business success, personal development, …
 
We discuss business mentors, both good and bad. We remember several that we have both experienced in our business careers. Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship, business success, personal development, investing, sci-fi, gamification, Bitcoin & crypto, food & wine and playing poker. #business #entre…
 
We are delighted to be joined by our first guests, Lisa & Glen Warner who several years ago, sold their house and all their belongings and moved onto a narrowboat called Nutshell. Both Lisa and Glen run a couple of businesses each and while Nicola is a real fangirl, Pete got to ask quite a few questions about what it's like running a business from …
 
Do people constantly ask to pick your brains? Do you feel like you give away your best ideas for free? How do you move your business from 'free to fee' gently, abundantly and professionally? Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship, business success, personal development, investing, sci-fi, gamificatio…
 
After discussing their work weeks (and Bitcoin of course) Pete educates Nicola about what it takes to become an 'Export Champion". Turns out that by training people on digital marketing and speaking, both in many countries overseas, she's well on her way to becoming an export champion herself! Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get toge…
 
Deciding to talk about motivation and mental health for founders and entrepreneurs seems rather prescient now, given both Nicola and Pete have had self-confessed 'loonie' weeks. They share their go-to tools to keep sane and motivated in an increasingly mad, mad, mad world. Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entre…
 
This week we talk changing accountants, doing your own accounts, loving the Orange Pill show with Max Keiser & Stacy Herbert, marketing on LinkedIn, what works and best practices and just how much is in Nicola's ancient Marks & Spencer Savings Account? Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss entrepreneurship, business…
 
Kenny is the Founder and CEO of Find The Edge – an online magazine and coaching service for high value service businesses. In this lively interview with Nicola Cairncross, Kenny shares his journey from auctions to nightclubs, to ruin and despair and back. Kenny is fast, funny and very, very wise, sharing loads of great tips on what it takes to be a…
 
Nicola explains that she and Judith have decided to make today’s show their last. Together they review what they’ve learned in their businesses and their lives... In The Show Nicola and Judith have decided that today’s show will be their last. What are they moving on to? Nicola’s sister Sarah was 50 this week and they had a lovely family celebratio…
 
What's it really like running a business during lockdown? Nicola's business is largely virtual anyway but she noticed clients were a lot more cagey about investing in their business, while Pete's business was nearly 100% delivered in person so he had to pivot really quickly. Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairncross & Pete Jenkins get together to discuss ent…
 
Two business friends start playing poker during lockdown and then decide it might be fun to take those conversations onto a podcast. Nicola and Pete introduce themselves, their businesses and share some of their passions, many of which they have in common. Nicola tries hard not to go into interview mode... About The Show: Entrepreneurs Nicola Cairn…
 
Nicola tackles Brenda’s challenge about engaging teenagers and young people to develop and business and digital skills... In The Show Nicola and Judith have received a rave review from a listener in the Caribbean and Brenda supplies today’s Focus too, about entrepreneurial skills for young people. Phoebe is tackling the last design project chez Cai…
 
Sarah Johnston says: ““Being brave. Getting in your own way by being scared to be out there! Twitter / other platforms can be hostile, lots of people following to unfollow - tactics and approaches that make me want to go more into myself..." In The Show Nicola and Judith discuss a question from a listener about being brave, especially on social med…
 
Sea Painter Jo Payne invites Judith and Nicola to talk about the importance of self-care. Jo describes herself as “now religiously fitting in yoga, Pilates, meditation, breathing exercises, walking outside, lying on prickly mats listening to gongs into my daily life, it’s a wonder I have time to actually paint..." In The Show Judith and Nicola answ…
 
Confident and successful Aussie listener and former listener guest, Kerryn, asked J&N to address this age-old challenge, and it brought up selling your stuff for the right price, giving away only what you want to and more. In The Show Judith and Nicola answer a question from a listener who considers she still struggles with knowing her worth. Nicol…
 
Artist Helen Elliott says “There’s something about being self-employed and always being very, very tempted to say yes to everything, mainly because of the excitement of new projects, but also because of the need to constantly build and have income. In The Show Judith and Nicola answer a question from a listener who wants to say yes to everything an…
 
Globetrotting Google and FB Ads Expert, Hannah G. Wiley, is on the cusp of growing her business and wonders if her overwhelm experienced by doing it all herself would be best alleviated by outsourcing, by hiring a VA, or taking on a business partner. In The Show Judith and Nicola answer a question from a listener who feels overwhelmed and wonders i…
 
Artist listener Gwynne provided J&N with this fabulous question which they both attempt to answer and bring some inspiration and comfort in response. In The Show Judith and Nicola answer a question from a listener who feels she may have lost momentum in her young art business during lockdown. Nicola’s interested in Kanye West’s bid to become POTUS …
 
Judith shared a meme by her fave guru Wayne Dyer RIP, and Nicola thought it would make a good focus for the podcast. They whiz through the list of 12... In The Show Judith and Nicola discuss Wayne Dyer’s 12 Steps to Simplicity and each pick their favourite three. Nicola’s week has involved sadness about the loss of 360 elephants in Botswana, and Ju…
 
Judith shares a long list of all the emotions which thirty confident businesswomen contribute to her Facebook post on the topic of the lockdown exhaustion... In The Show Nicola’s been out and about this week having supper with old friend Kim and coffee with sister Heather in the graveyard! And Judith’s moved back to her old neighbourhood in S.W. Lo…
 
Irene is a member of Judith’s I Love My Life group and every day she shares her gratitudes and a meme from Abraham Hicks... In The Show Nicola’s been enjoying her new bedroom, Cardinal, home-made scones and banana bread too. Judith’s been out to dinner, moved house and nearly got a haircut. #Vibration #BigPhilHarrison #5DayChallenge #ViralVideo #Ca…
 
In the wake of the virus and also recent global civil unrest and Black Lives Matter, Judith asks Nicola some hard questions about how business leaders... In The Show Nicola’s been improving her home environment, she’s been out for tea and banana cake and stayed at home for poker and pizza. Judith updates Nicola with her moving plans and her abundan…
 
Nicola has been inspired to create a manifesto for her business and she runs Judith through a list of the twelve points under the headings Money, Mindset... In The Show Nicola’s been enjoying some paid consults with warm prospects including a mother and son, separately not together. Judith’s observes the dramatic change in lockdown weather, a small…
 
Nicola has been listening to former mentor Rich Schefren again, and Tracy Goss, and thinking about leadership, creativity, her USP and a cause... In The Show Nicola has been in a funk, realising she’s not ready to retire or limit herself only to introvert activities. Judith’s enjoyed a lovely peaceful bank holiday week although her infestation diff…
 
Nicola explains what Origin Stories are and how and why to create one for the About page on your website and other marketing uses... In The Show Nicola has received her grant from the government, been inspired by TUT.com and censored by Facebook (again!). Judith’s talked hair appointments with all of her friends, retrieved her summer clothes from s…
 
Inspired by an employee who is working from home during lockdown who doesn’t think she has what it takes to be self-employed... In The Show Nicola speaks of bitcoin, poker, scones with sister Heather, sourcing faster broadband to share with daughter Phoebe, and a close relative taking a Covid-19 test and finding it negative. Judith has lots on in h…
 
Feeling wistful at Phoebe’s 25th, Nicola suggests to Judith that the two of them might come up with and share some thoughts and tips about things... In The Show Nicola’s week has been about daughter Phoebe’s 25th birthday, a new bed, an electric screwdriver and a pasta-making machine. Judith’s enjoyed a wonderful sunny week in which she busted dome…
 
Since all the sources of information are confusing and conflicting and nobody agrees on anything and everyone has an opinion, who can we trust... In The Show Nicola is organising virtual poker nights on Wednesdays with friend Pete, and this week sees daughter Phoebe’s 25th birthday. Judith’s lost her two neighbours and is now back in lockdown on he…
 
Nicola and Judith debate whether the hatred of the rich Nicola is seeing expressed on Twitter is justified. Conversation turns to Victoria Beckham... In The Show Nicola is using her podcasts and webinars to give a shape to her week, and she has a new addiction to primitive tech videos on YouTube. Judith’s had her first outing in the car in seven we…
 
Nicola and Judith talks about Reinventing Yourself. Does this break from normality provide a unique opportunity to reinvent yourself? In The Show Nicola has been moved by stories from Gary Vee and Capt Tom, and Judith had four tunes played for her on Radio CamFM after sharing on Facebook the story of her school trip to Italy at Easter 1971. #GaryVe…
 
Nicola and Judith talks about Life After Lockdown. Could we have prepared for this situation better? How can we be better prepared for something similar... In The Show Nicola helps Thomas Power with a webinar on using Zoom for business, and she and her children are enjoying sun-downers on the roof of their building while listening to music. Judith …
 
Nicola and Judith talks about Business Ethics During the Pandemic. Marketing in a pandemic - yeah or nay? Not charging during a pandemic - daft or good PR? In The Show Judith has lost a close friend to cancer, and Nicola’s little family threesome is managing well, making bread (!), and settling into a new working routine, while she helps friends an…
 
How are Nicola and Judith coping with the extraordinary challenges presented by the virus and what tips do they have that the listener might find useful? In The Show Judith describes her introvert approach to staying safe, and Nicola shares a soup recipe she’s perfected during her first two weeks of self-isolation. #Self-Isolation #Lockdown #Virus …
 
Nicola and Judith explore the idea of bucket lists, what they’ve done, what they’d like to do and what they wouldn’t dream of going anywhere near... In The Show Nicola has been reaching out to people online and off to reassure and connect, and Judith has been digital prepping by buying a map and thinking about buying some stamps. #Zoom #Lockdown #P…
 
Nicola teaches us about our chimp (middle) brain which explains ambivalence, something she learned from attending a local wellbeing course on Intuitive Thinking Skills ... In The Show Nicola reminds us that it is four years since Steve died, and talks about the stages of grief. Judith is fascinated by the financial and political goings-on under cov…
 
Elephant shared a wonderful meme on Facebook which Judith shared onward. It was only when one of her clients took issue with one of the ten that she realised that none of them are painful and not all of them are true. In The Show Nicola wins at poker and Judith tells a story about being more demanding. #poker #Elephant #TenPainfulTruths #BeEverywhe…
 
Excluding your work, and your role as spouse/partner/parent, what’s your greatest achievement to date in your life and how did you successfully make that happen? In The Show Nicola has a coronavirus survival plan and is laying in emergency supplies in case she and her family are quarantined. She’s been out playing poker with Pete. Judith’s excited …
 
Why do people feel it’s OK to behave so badly towards others online, and what to do about it if and when it happens to you. In The Show Nicola has enjoyed an active social life this week at the encouragement of her daughter, Phoebe. And Judith surprised herself by watching and enjoying The Brits 2020, celebrating their 40th year. What's Fuelled The…
 
We know all too well what money can’t buy, happiness, love etc., but what CAN it buy if we stretch our expectations and strip away limitations and prejudices? In The Show Nicola is concerned about the coronavirus and about which versions of the truth you can believe in the press and social media, Judith joins in too and conspiracy theories are moot…
 
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