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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 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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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! 258 | What Price Insurance?

    Own It! 258 | What Price Insurance?

    How many things and at what cost do you insure – your car, your health, your pets, your home, your possessions? Is there another better way?
     
    In The Show Nicola’s moved all the family’s scraps of pensions to SIPPs with Hargreaves Lansdowne, she tells about a young friend who is joining the crew on Virgin’s first ever cruise, and she and sister Sarah are planning a surprise trip to Cambridge to hear their other sister Heather sing on her birthday.
    Judith’s little cat, Mitsy, has died although they were both parted a few years ago now due to her nomad living. She’s found her “difficult book” for 2020 and is trying something new too, following up on last week’s show. She’s re-opened coaching group Club 100, experimented with nootropics and felt very brave about living on a farm in the dark, alone, without a mobile signal, with the access road closed and a big Kate Bush wind blowing!
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? It’s screenwriting courses for Nicola and project pain freedom for Judith.
     
    Focus Of The Week How many things and at what cost do you insure – your car, your health, your pets, your home, your possessions? Is there another better way? Could you assess your own risks individually and make changes to the way you cover them by becoming your own insurer?
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #258 | What Price Insurance?
     
    Words Of The Week Nicola chooses Duty and Judith picks Fear.
     
    Project Updates Stoupa Life has enjoyed it’s first “stranger” sale.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Judith has found a new Facebook Page with lots of lovely inspiring shareable content, called Heart of the Art and seen a nifty little marketing incentive from EatVive.com. Nicola’s found a little gem on Channel 4 called Young Black Farmers.
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    • 52 min
    Own It! 257 | Break a Bad Habit, Create a Good One

    Own It! 257 | Break a Bad Habit, Create a Good One

    Judith and Nicola discuss what bad habits they might consider giving up, what new ones they would create and what good and supportive ones they already have.
     
    In The Show Nicola reveals that Own It’s #1 fan Robin is a woman not a man, there’s a discussion about going to Worthing on a bus, and she’s happy she got her screenplay in well ahead of deadline. Judith’s moved house again, enjoyed a family lunch, coffee with a friend, a haircut and a manicure before leaving town and her new FB Friends are now up to 75 with still no explanation for the accelerating surge.
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Nicola has manifested an attractive podcasting opportunity which comes with a fee, and Judith has fallen on a meme which not only gives rise to this week’s Focus but provides her with a fun-sounding framework on which to hang her 2020.
     
    Focus Of The Week Judith and Nicola discuss what bad habits they might consider giving up, what new ones they would create and what good and supportive ones they already have, a proper New Year theme for this week’s show.
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #257 | Break a Bad Habit, Create a Good One
     
    Words Of The Week Nicola chooses Blog and Judith picks New.
     
    Project Updates Nicola’s LinkedIn activity has maintained 10x the number of profile views and her podcasting opportunity came from that source too.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Judith has been impressed by the Revd Richard Coles and Nicola by Irene Conlin, The Messiah on Netflix and Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the Golden Globes.
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    • 51 min
    Own It! 256 | Sally Kirkman: Astrology for Brian Cox Fans

    Own It! 256 | Sally Kirkman: Astrology for Brian Cox Fans

    Sally talks about her love for astrology, explains “as above so below” and gives us some clues about 2020 and The Age of Aquarius and what it means for us.
     
    In The Show Judith and Nicola catch up on what happened on their respective holidays, no hangovers for Nicola, “just working and being productive”, and lots of fun with friends and a luxury house move for Judith.
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Judith was very inspired by two quotes from Lorna Bevan of Hare in the Moon Astrology, and Nicola has decided to do more of her own books “properly” now that she knows how to do Amazon Ads for books. She’s got a couple of new ebooks up on Kindle during the holidays and has plans to improve others.
     
    Focus Of The Week Sally talks about her love for astrology, explains “as above so below” and gives us some clues about 2020 and The Age of Aquarius and what it means for us. SallyKirkman.com
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #256 | Sally Kirkman: Astrology for Brian Cox Fans
     
    Words Of The Week Nicola chooses Sleek and Judith picks Piano.
     
    Project Updates Nicola updates Judith with the results of her sharing ten-minute clips of the podcast on her LinkedIn profile. Measured over a three-week period, views of her profile have increased by between 4x and 10x.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Judith likes podcast Around the Piano with Tom Odell on BBC Sounds, and Nicola recommends Hugh Grant on BBC and The Witcher and Messiah, both on Netflix.
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    • 59 min
    Own It! 255 | 2020 Hopes & Dreams

    Own It! 255 | 2020 Hopes & Dreams

    Judith and Nicola talks about 2020 Hopes & Dreams. One of Nicola’s dream is to be happy every day while Judith wants to have debt freedom.
     
    In The Show Judith and Nicola discuss their respective Christmas plans, Judith laughs at what Lumosity has to say about her Writer Profile and Nicola tells a tale of time-wasting email politics at her latest new client.
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Nicola is very excited by learning to promote her books using Amazon Ads and Judith is thrilled to discover two very cheering comments from Aussie Robin B on the Own It website.
     
    Focus Of The Week - 2020 Hopes & Dreams Judith
    Debt freedom Settling down into a home of her own Opportunities and adventures which cannot be imagined today Nicola
    To be happy every day To return to Stoupa as a visitor, and more travel To keep moving forward in her C & L Academy and other businesses such as Stoupa Life LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #255 | 2020 Hopes & Dreams
     
    Words Of The Week Nicola chooses New and Judith picks Intention.
     
    Project Updates Nicola is experimenting with sharing ten-minute clips of the podcast on her LinkedIn profile.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Nicola is impressed by PublisherRocket.com and Judith by a long-term client.
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    • 50 min
    Own It! 254 | 2019 Review

    Own It! 254 | 2019 Review

    Nicola’s appreciations include her successful trip to Australia, StoupaLife.com, coming home to be with her children and getting over herself when it comes to clients.
     
    In The Show Nicola is experimenting with One Day One Client as a way of ordering her working week, and she’s enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Crown & Anchor in Shoreham (with Yorkshire pudding) and a night out with her daughter resulting in a kebab with Omar and extra meat for being chatty.
    Judith’s moved back to South London, after nearly two years, for three weeks’ cat sitting over Christmas. She’s excited about the full moon and the numerology of 12/12, recording the Own It! Christmas show today, recording Sally Kirkman the Astrologer this afternoon on what is also the UK’s General Election day.
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Judith’s enjoyed helping another artist client have a breakthrough, and Nicola’s all fired up about screenwriting again. She teaches Judith about a one sentence log line.
     
    Focus Of The Week Nicola’s appreciations include her successful trip to Australia, StoupaLife.com, coming home to be with her children and getting over herself when it comes to clients. Her learnings include her new website design which she won as a prize, and the difficulties she experienced with the Facebook algorithm shutting her down multiple times.
    Judith’s year has involved another year of nomading, podcasting, loving the British countryside, and working increasingly with artist clients, all underwritten by Esther Hicks and Abraham.
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #254 | 2019 Review
     
    Words Of The Week Nicola chooses Hospitality and Judith picks Appreciation.
     
    Project Updates Nicola reports download numbers holding steady at 3,400 per month.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Judith is re-watching The West Wing via Amazon Prime on the Apple TV at her current home and Nicola enjoys Joe Rogan’s interview with Josh Homme which turns out to be about Esther Hicks and the Law of Attraction.
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    • 56 min
    Own It! 253 | Seeking and Creating

    Own It! 253 | Seeking and Creating

    One of Judith’s favourite astrologers, Lorna Bevan, says that 1999-2019 were the decades of seeking and that 2020-2030 will be the decade of creating. To what extent have Nicola and Judith found this to be true?
     
    In The Show Judith has moved house twice this week and learned something from both landlords. Her current home is in a lovely village full of gallant men, gastropubs and even a beautician for a mani-pedi. Nicola enjoyed a visit from friend and client Irene, they dined at The Ivy restaurant with Phoebe and there was much talk of Brighton, buses and even a successful new haircut.
     
    What's Fuelled Their Fire? Stoupa Life is back on track, and Nicola has found a new plug-in called Gravitate Event Tracking which tracks what actions visitors take at your website. One of Judith’s artist clients has experienced what she calls “an almighty whack of confidence”.
     
    Focus Of The Week One of Judith’s favourite astrologers, Lorna Bevan, says that 1999-2019 were the decades of seeking and that 2020-2030 will be the decade of creating. To what extent have Nicola and Judith found this to be true?
    LISTEN HERE TO OWN IT #253 | Seeking and Creating
     
    Words Of The Week Nicola chooses Space and Judith picks Gallant.
     
    Project Updates Nicola updates Judith on the two opt-ins so far which have come about via the transcription of the Focus of the Week on the podcast, offered via PDF download.
     
    Who Or What's Impressed Judith raves about the Car Spa in Tunbridge Wells and Nicola about the £100 Christmas Advert for Hafod Hardware.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Nicola, host of the Own It! For Entrepreneurs podcast, highlights all aspects of marketing, business and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Gale Bates ,

International Business Coach

Great episode this week about confidence and belief. I so enjoy your back and forth conversations. And love the way you break it up into the four sections of what's fueled your fire, client challenge, word of the week, project updates and who or what impressed. Thanks! and Cheers from an Aussie from Hawaii.

Lil-J90 ,

Spunky!

These ladies are just full of energy and laughter! I love the witty comments and their great accents. They teach you about owning your life and business but have fun with it along the way. Brilliant.

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