274 episodes

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 business “how to” with the psychology of success and clients challenges and success stories.

As your business depends on you 100% and you need some sort of work/life balance they don’t neglect how to combine being a successful entrepreneur with being a partner, parent, sibling and child of ageing parents.

Nicola and Judith are living the entrepreneurial and digital nomad life themselves every single day, so who better to learn from in this down to earth, funny, quirky podcast?

Visit the website at https://OwnItThePodcast.com, LIKE us at https://www.facebook.com/OwnItThePodcast/ and ask your questions in the free Private Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnItThePodcast/

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    • 5.0, 39 Ratings

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 business “how to” with the psychology of success and clients challenges and success stories.

As your business depends on you 100% and you need some sort of work/life balance they don’t neglect how to combine being a successful entrepreneur with being a partner, parent, sibling and child of ageing parents.

Nicola and Judith are living the entrepreneurial and digital nomad life themselves every single day, so who better to learn from in this down to earth, funny, quirky podcast?

Visit the website at https://OwnItThePodcast.com, LIKE us at https://www.facebook.com/OwnItThePodcast/ and ask your questions in the free Private Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/OwnItThePodcast/

    Own It! 275 | What It Takes to Be Self-Employed

    Own It! 275 | What It Takes to Be Self-Employed

    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 her role as chatelaine and does some thinking aloud about Own It! the Podcast and whether it is or should be just about business. #Bitcoin #Business #Halvening #Self-Employed #Covid-19 #Chutzpah #JordanBPeterson #LorieLadd
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Judith is inspired by a video from Lorie Ladd about shifting the human collective, and Nicola by a stonking testimonial from someone who read and listened to her Money Gym book in a weekend.
     
    Focus Of The Week - What It Takes to Be Self-Employed Inspired by an employee who is working from home during lockdown who doesn’t think she has what it takes to be self-employed, Judith and Nicola explore what they think it does.
    Judith’s article from 2010
    The Guardian article from 2015    
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #275 | What It Takes to Be Self-Employed
     
    Words Of The Week Judith chooses Chutzpah and Nicola goes with Flexibility.
     
    Project Updates Nicola’s found a good way to chunk down her content of the Money Gym book into 101 bite-sized pieces for those who don’t want email. It involves a daily bot with a link to a password protected page on her website where you can listen to or read the content.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Nicola and family have concluded their binge fest of all nine Star Wars movies in one week and are moving onto the two spin-offs – Solo and Rogue One.
    Judith has fallen under the spell of Professor Jordan B. Peterson and his book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, his self-authoring writing project $29 and his understanding yourself online profile test $9.95. She recommends three videos as a good introduction to him and his work.
    The How To Academy Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules for Life (90 minutes, but worth it!)
    The 12 Rules for Life in 20 Minutes
    Bonus: The 13 Truths Incredible Speech
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    • 50 min
    Own It! 274 | My Younger Self At 25

    Own It! 274 | My Younger Self At 25

    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 domestic tolerations, and completed her business accounts for the year. #Birthdays #Tolerations #Accounts #25Again #Lockdown #Wisdom
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Judith is chuffed she said no to an offer which didn’t meet her own needs, and Nicola is hoping that Russell Brunson’s Traffic Secrets will light her fire again.
     
    Focus Of The Week - Reinventing Yourself 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 they wish they’d known when they were 25.
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #274 | My Younger Self At 25
     
    Words Of The Week Judith chooses Chatelaine and Nicola goes with Easement.
    Here’s a link to the k d lang song Miss Chatelaine which Judith mentions.
     
    Project Updates Nicola’s trading is going slowly but steadily, but chunking down the Money Gym book is proving painful and dull. J&N come up with a genius idea which might solve that, an appeal to any Money Gym clients who kept copies of the original FP101 emails either printed or digital.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Judith puts in a vote for The Rev. Danny Jones of the Northlake Baptist Church, Gainseville, GA who summarises the entirety of the covid situation precisely and concisely with dates, chapter and verse. Ignore the God bits if that’s not your bag! And Nicola recommends a 4-way show of Joe Rogan’s podcast.
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    • 50 min
    Own It! 273 | Who Can You Trust?

    Own It! 273 | Who Can You Trust?

    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 her own, just in time for her 65th birthday. #Birthdays #Screenwriting #PokerStars #Bitcoin #Lockdown #Trust
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Judith observes that she and her clients are now starting to struggle emotionally with lockdown, especially since the sunshine has disappeared in England. Nicola’s excited about Bitcoin’s imminent “The Halving.”
     
    Focus Of The Week - Reinventing Yourself Since all the sources of information are confusing and conflicting and nobody agrees on anything and everyone has an opinion, who can we trust – about the pandemic, about everything, going forward? And what about censorship on social media platforms?
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #273 | Who Can You Trust?
     
    Words Of The Week Judith chooses Excoriate and Nicola goes with Freedom.
     
    Project Updates Nicola’s got her first paying client in the MoneyGenius.Club. And she’s chunking down content for a younger audience.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Nicola appreciates the newly promoted Colonel Tom Williams, breakfast TV star, who enjoyed an RAF flyby to celebrate his 100th birthday. She also likes Red Riding on Channel 4 and Judith’s had a great telly week too with Normal People on BBC iPlayer and When They See Us on Netflix
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    • 59 min
    Own It! 272 | Hate the Rich

    Own It! 272 | Hate the Rich

    Nicola and Judith debate whether the hatred of the rich Nicola is seeing on Twitter is justified. Conversation turns to Victoria Beckham, Richard Branson...
     
    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 weeks, and been to dinner next door with her two young lockdown buddies. #PrimitiveTech #Vitamins #SilverLinings #Neom #Lockdown #HateTheRich #MoneyGenius
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Judith shares one of her best testimonials ever, and Nicola reminds Judith about Mark Joyner’s book Simpleology: The Irresistible Offer.
     
    Focus Of The Week - Reinventing Yourself Nicola and Judith debate whether the hatred of the rich Nicola is seeing on Twitter is justified. Conversation turns to Victoria Beckham, Richard Branson, Motorhead, Aerosmith, Terry Christian, Cath Kidston, footballers and Jean Jacques Rousseau!
    Washington Post Article: Why Does Everybody Suddenly Hate Billionaires?
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #272 | Hate the Rich
     
    Words Of The Week Judith chooses Quarantine and Nicola goes with Discombobulated.
     
    Project Updates Nicola launches her new website project and it’s called MoneyGenius.Club.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Judith appreciates the whistle blowers, truth-tellers, Doctors Shiva, Nepute and Buttar, the citizen journalists and documentary film makers breaking the silence and bringing the alt news. Nicola is inspired by anyone carrying on as normal.
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    • 50 min
    Own It! 271 | Reinventing Yourself

    Own It! 271 | Reinventing Yourself

    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. #GaryVee #CaptTom #GlamRock #FacebookFriends #CamFM #Reinvention #Coop
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Nicola discovered Laurie Santos on Sam Harris’ podcast called Making Sense. Ep 196 The Science of Happiness. Judith enjoyed the interaction of the podcast listeners in the Own It! Facebook Group after Nicola’s Easter question about how everyone’s coping with being locked in at home.
     
    Focus Of The Week - Reinventing Yourself Does this break from normality provide a unique opportunity to reinvent yourself? Is that something you’d love to do? LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #271 | Reinventing Yourself
     
    Words Of The Week Judith chooses Identity and Nicola goes with Logic.
     
    Project Updates Nicola’s new website continues to make progress but she won’t share it with Judith and the listeners just yet.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Nicola likes Jack Sim of WorldToilet.org and Judith is impressed by being able to fix her own computer and her nephew making a TV advert for the Coop from his own home which is airing live on ITV right now.
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    • 54 min
    Own It! 270 | Life After Lockdown

    Own It! 270 | Life After Lockdown

    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 finally gets rewarded for being a client of Ocado for twenty years with a guaranteed weekly delivery slot which sets her mind at ease, and she’s chatted to an extrovert friend via Skype. #Skype #Ocado #Lockdown #Zoom #Webinars #OnlineBusiness
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Nicola studied Justin Brooke’s course called $100 a Day, and Judith received some lovely thanks from listeners, a brilliant observation from a Facebook friend, plus she’s started tapping with those in emotional overload.
     
    Focus Of The Week - Life After Lockdown Could we have prepared for this situation better? How can we be better prepared for something similar next time? What would we like life to be life afterwards? LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #270 | Life After Lockdown
     
    Words Of The Week Judith chooses Apocalypse and Nicola goes with Reset.
     
    Project Updates Nicola’s bought a new domain name and is creating a new website, and Judith is impressed by those alphabetising their CD collections.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Nicola and the kids enjoyed a movie called World War Z starring Brad Pitt, and Judith likes Race Across the World on BBC iPlayer.
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Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Mrhoed ,

Love it!!

I was introduced to this podcast about a year ago and I thoroughly enjoy every minute. Having devoured all of the past episodes very quickly, I am now rationed to one per week!!

I love the tips and advice, the humour, your relationship and your very honest and open approach.

Long may it continue. Thank you.

AmandaJohnson_VACT ,

My weekly fix of Judith and Nicola

Having followed the podcast for several years, I can honestly say I love my Friday mornings - and my fix of sage business advice and humour.

What I love is the "realness" - it can sometimes feel as if you are secretly listening to 2 friends talking business / friendships and life. In fairness, this is exactly what it is - but not a secret. The honest, raw and sometimes emotional rollercoaster of running a business, the trial and error that we all go through - the gentle honest coaching that can only be achieved when 2 friends know each other well.

The great thing with this podcast is the integration of life and work - the fact that the 2 are intertwined. Nicola - Judith: thank you for doing what you do.

Nicola Semple ,

Down to earth wisdom

Love, love, love my weekly dose of Judith and Nicola. Practical, down to earth and real but most importantly human. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

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