Own It! 217 – How Can I Feel Less Busy/Stressed?

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By Nicola Cairncross, Nicola Cairncross : Online Business, Marketing Specialist, and Judith Morgan. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Nicola describes how busy and stressed she’s been feeling over the recent month or so. Given that she doesn’t work full time she wonders why she never has time to do her creative writing which she schedules for the afternoons but mostly ends up cancelling. What’s the answer to feeling too busy and/or too stressed?

In The Show

Nicola’s been flat out catching up. She’s recorded 14 one-minute videos, two vzines and six Write Club podcasts. She’s worked closely with her new VA, bringing her up to speed, supported Phoebe through a second job interview, borne some banking admin stress and been out three nights on the trot. Busy, busy, busy.

Judith was up all night for the Oscars, and she’s grateful for a second PPI win. She appeals to the listener as her current housesitting gig is nearly up and Nicola has a genius idea about the Stoupa Life group as lots of people are about to come out for the summer leaving their UK homes empty for long periods of time.

What's Fuelled Their Fire?

Nicola is excited about Google Optimise which is free and enables you to test things on your own website with ease.

Judith has two new clients in her diary today, one of whom followed the ideal fast route to becoming a client, finding Judith via Google, buying her book, reading it (!) and booking herself into Judith’s online diary, all within one week.

Judith has taken on the challenge of increasing the Own It! Patrons from five people paying $19 between them to sufficient in number to create $100 per month which would cover the podcast’s costs. If you’d like to be one of those who contribute a few dollars a month, there’s a link to Patreon on our podcast website or you can go straight to Patreon.com/NicolaCairnX.

Focus Of The Week

Nicola describes how busy and stressed she’s been feeling over the recent month or so. Given that she doesn’t work full time she wonders why she never has time to do her creative writing which she schedules for the afternoons but mostly ends up cancelling. What’s the answer to feeling too busy and/or too stressed? Judith and Nicola discuss creating a buffer, getting ahead, better planning, addressing the feelings themselves, running to catch up, deadlines, and stress and time management.

Words Of The Week

Nicola chooses Current and Judith picks Leadership.

Project Updates

Nicola’s sold her third business book in as many weeks, this time on a PWYW basis and is delighted the purchaser chose to pay $10. She reports podcast downloads at 96,777 and predicts 100k in the next seven weeks.

Judith sidestepped her writing on the day after the Oscars, and updates Nicola with progress on selling her BTL flat in Worthing – zero progress in the first nine days.

Who Or What's Impressed

Nicola has enjoyed reading all night, After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell and Judith is impressed by a quote from screenwriter William Goldman which she picked up from Samuel L. Jackson at the Oscars.

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