When I booked a super early-bird ticket to SuperFastBusiness Live last year, little did I realise that not only would I manifest not just one, but two speaking gigs to cover my costs and more, but also the use of a luxury flat overlooking Sydney Harbour! But by working on myself hard, especially over Christmas and New Year, so it came to pass….
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Hi, it’s Nicola here, and I am in Sydney, Australia, I’ve just arrived from England, and a very long flight it was too, but made more bearable by the fact I treated myself to some noise cancelling headphones, which cut out not only the sound of the babies screaming on the plane, but the sound of the engine, it made a huge difference, so I recommend those to you.
So here I am in my brother’s flat in Potts Point, and I’ve got the most amazing view, let me just show you out of the window, it’s incredible.
I’m off up to the Gold Coast tomorrow, to go and speak for Neil Asher, who’s a very old friend of mine from England, and he’s got an Australian wife, and he’s got an Australian business, he’s got lots of properties and businesses all around the world, but one of his main ones is the Aussie Online Entrepreneurs, and he teaches people how to make money on Amazon, so he’s really, really good at it.
So if you’re looking to find out how to do that properly then go to NicolaCairncross.com/Asher and you will find a link to his website. But I’m going to be speaking to a room full of 200 Aussie Online Entrepreneurs, I did really well the last time I came, loads of people joined up for my Be Everywhere Online programme and I’m looking to beat my previous record, it was 25% of the room last time.
This time it’s double the room size, and I’m looking to do more than 25%, I want to welcome more than a quarter of those people in that room into my Be Everywhere Online programme. So let’s see how I get on shall we? I want to tell you a bit about how I got here in the middle section.
Okay well, in this section I want to tell you a little bit how I got to Sydney in the first place, it was a really, very spooky story, very funny story. Last year some time my mentor, James Schramko, has an event and he put the event tickets for sale, and they’re very, very cheap if you buy immediately, so I did that, not knowing whether I’d want to come or not. Not knowing if I’d be ready to get out of Greece, and whether, you know, I was feeling in the mood to travel or anything yet. But I trusted that I would be by this time, because it’s now three years since Steve died and I’m not, I miss him every day, but I’m feeling better on a day to day basis.
So I bought my ticket anyway and within two days of buying my ticket my friend Neil contacted me and he said, “Do you want to come and speak for my Aussie Online Entrepreneurs again?” He said, “I’d love to have you, “I’m going to be going over there, and you can “stay in my Airbnb and all that business, “I’ll make it as easy for you as I can.” And so I looked at the dates and James’ event is the 3rd and 4th of April, and Neil’s event was the 16th and 17th of March. Well that is just phenomenally close, I couldn’t believe how close they were, two or three weeks in between them.
So I then thought, well okay, I can only do this if I don’t have to stay in a hotel, because that would just be ridiculous, and I thought about an Airbnb, and then my brother popped up into my mind and I thought, well he came and stayed with me for five weeks back in Greece last year, so I’m sure he could put up with me for two or three weeks in between my speaking engagements. So I got in contact with him and it turned out, even more fortuitous, he was off volunteering somewhere, and he wasn’t going to be in Sydney at all.
So his flat was sitting empty, which he didn’t want to happen, and I get the use of it for free, for all that time, which is just brilliant.
So at that point I’m thinking this is definitely meant to be, and I’m sure that the only reason that all of those things fell into place was because I’ve been working very hard on meditating, and visioning, and journaling, and working very hard on feeling grateful and gratitude, and also, you know I’ve had quite a few setbacks this Christmas in my business, and some really major ones actually, and I’ve worked very hard on keeping my mindset positive and grateful, and not letting myself dwell on the negatives, but instead focusing on the positives, and one of the positive things that I wanted to do this year was to travel more for work.
I’m not really very good at just going places for the sight seeing, you know I’m not really that bothered, I like a bit of sight seeing, but I wouldn’t ever travel anywhere to go and do it, necessarily, because let’s face it, we’ve seen most everything on films and television haven’t we? So I don’t get that much of a buzz out of standing in a real, sort of temple, or a real bit of architecture, although I do appreciate things.
So yeah, I like to go somewhere for business and then go and sight see, that’s my ideal trip. So it’s a bit magic really, that all of this fell into place and made it so easy for me, just because, and I’m sure because of the fact that I’ve been working so hard on my mindset, my attitude, my gratitude and not letting the things that have happened to me, that have not been so great, push me back into a negative mindset, I just expected everything to work out and it did.
So how can you turn every single negative thought you have into a positive or grateful one, I’m convinced that not only is this the secret of success, it’s the secret to true happiness.
So what’s on the blog and the podcast this week? Well on Own It! Episode 217 we’re talking about how I can feel less busy and stressed. Now I don’t want you to think, by any stretch of the imagination, that I work too hard, because I don’t, I have a very nice social life in Greece, and that sort of kicks off about two o’clock in the afternoon and I go out and have a good time.
But in the run up to coming here, well in fact since Christmas, I’ve been feeling very busy and stressed, even though it was all in my head mostly as we discovered when we talked it through. But I did have a lot of things to achieve, and I did have quite a few setbacks in my business between Christmas and now, and it’s only really now that I’m here in Sydney, jet lagged as ever, but I’ve got quite a lot of free time coming up over the next three or four weeks, so I’m looking forward to unwinding.
But it was an interesting conversation and Judith did some of her finest coaching and so you can hear her in action at ownitthepodcast.com/217. Or of course on my blog, at NicolaCairncross.com/Blog. And on the latest episode of the VZINE, episode 92, I am reminding you to be very cautious of who you take advice from. Please only take advice from people who have done what you want to do, in the way that you want to do it.
It’s very easy to get sucked in to listening to the opinions of others, and that is all they are, opinions, if they haven’t done the thing that you want to do, and just let them put you off, get you down, make you think you’re not good enough and indeed, you need to go and find real mentors who’ve done what you want to do, in the way you want to do it.
So that’s episode 92 of the VZINE, and I’ll be seeing you next week, when you’ll hear all about how my speaking engagement went, well the first one anyway.
Have a great week.
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