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Hack your Mindset with Nicola
Episode 6824th May 2022 • The Business Animal • Kimberly Beer & Cara Taylor Swift
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We know how much you all love a good Mindset episode! This one really delivers. Our guest this week is Nicola Kinnard-Comedie of NKC Equestrian Training. Join Kim and Cara as we explore Nicola’s unique hack to breaking through your mindset blocks to get results and forward motion.

Learn more about Nicola and NKC Equestrian Training right here:

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie  (Msc, BHSAI Int. SM) is the owner and founder of NKC Equestrian Training, delivering training to both horse owners and equine professionals alike. 

Nicola has developed some outstanding online training for horse owners focusing on Horse First Aid and Equine Nutrition, all produced together with qualified vets

Nicola is a qualified riding instructor and has over 20 years industry experience, and now uses her coaching skills to assist equine practitioners. Nicola decided to combine her experience of equestrian science, sales and marketing, and teach this to others. 

Building a mindset for success has been crucial to grow and develop NKC Equestrian Training. Feeling the benefits of this first hand led Nicola to train as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Coach, as well as practitioner skills in Time Line Therapy™, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or ‘tapping’) and hypnosis. Nicola works with veterinary physiotherapists, massage therapists, osteopaths and other practitioners across the world to help them build their dream business.

You can find out more about Nicola here: https://www.nkcequestrian.com/practitioners/

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Welcome to The Business Animal podcast. Saddle up for a

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gallop to the top of the animal industry. Where you'll learn how

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to tame your wild business beast with tips, techniques, and tools

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that will take overwhelm to obedience school and have you

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wagging your tail with joy. And now your hosts Kim Beer and Cara

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Taylor Swift.

Kimberly Beer:

Hey there business animals. It's Kim with

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Be More Business,

Cara Taylor Swift:

and Cara with Fast Horse Photography. Good

Cara Taylor Swift:

morning.

Kimberly Beer:

Good morning. You know it might not be morning for

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our listeners. So good afternoon. Good evening. Good

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middle of the night.

Cara Taylor Swift:

I always just assume it's morning somewhere.

Kimberly Beer:

Well, I'm sure it's morning somewhere. And

Kimberly Beer:

speaking of morning somewhere, it is early here for us. But for

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our special guests today. It's not so early in the day because

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she's from the UK. So we're super excited to have a guest

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here today and I'm gonna let Cara introduce her but you guys

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know how much we value mindset and understanding how mindset

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affects your business. And that's our topic of discussion

Kimberly Beer:

today. And we're super excited Cara why don't you tell them all

Kimberly Beer:

about our guests?

Cara Taylor Swift:

Absolutely we are so excited to welcome to the

Cara Taylor Swift:

show today Nicola Kinnard-Comedie and she's the

Cara Taylor Swift:

owner and founder of NKC Equestrian Training, delivering

Cara Taylor Swift:

training to both horse owners and equine professionals alike.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Nicola has developed some outstanding online training for

Cara Taylor Swift:

horse owners focusing on horse first aid and equine nutrition

Cara Taylor Swift:

all produced together with qualified vets. She's a

Cara Taylor Swift:

qualified riding instructor and has over 20 years of industry

Cara Taylor Swift:

experience and now uses her coaching skills to assist equine

Cara Taylor Swift:

practitioners. Nicola decided to combine her experience of

Cara Taylor Swift:

equestrian science sales and marketing and teach this to

Cara Taylor Swift:

others. Building a mindset for success has been crucial to grow

Cara Taylor Swift:

and develop NCK Equestrian Training. Feeling the benefits

Cara Taylor Swift:

of this firsthand led her to train as a neuro linguistic

Cara Taylor Swift:

programming NLP coach, as well as practitioner skills and

Cara Taylor Swift:

timeline therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and hypnosis.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Nicola works with veterinary physiotherapist, I hope I said

Cara Taylor Swift:

that right massage therapists, osteopaths, and other

Cara Taylor Swift:

practitioners across the world to help them build their dream

Cara Taylor Swift:

business.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Well, guys, thank you so much for

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

having me. It's lunchtime here in England. And it's absolutely

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

lovely to be joined by you guys today. So yeah, thank you very

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

much for having me on the show.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Yeah. So you've already been up and had

Cara Taylor Swift:

your day going and Kim and I are sitting here and we're like,

Cara Taylor Swift:

still rubbing the sleep out of our eyes and getting our morning

Cara Taylor Swift:

routine going.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Yeah, I'm I'm up and going with

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Wednesday. Yeah, we we've reached the halfway points. Yes.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Uh actually, this is my peak time for doing stuff. So you've

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

caught me at a really good window for energy and quietness

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

in my house. So yes, this is opportune time to get me guys.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

So really nice to see you guys today.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Oh, well thank you very much. That makes

Cara Taylor Swift:

Yeah, you too, and I have to say we didn't

Cara Taylor Swift:

talk about it right before this, but you're our first guest we've

Cara Taylor Swift:

had for season three so far. So we've had a very chill season.

Cara Taylor Swift:

And so we're super excited to have a guest join us on the show

Cara Taylor Swift:

again, not just Kim and I today.

Cara Taylor Swift:

me feel extra special.

Cara Taylor Swift:

So why don't you start before we jump into

Cara Taylor Swift:

our big three and our topic for the day, tell us a little bit

Cara Taylor Swift:

about your business story. Like how did you become an

Cara Taylor Swift:

entrepreneur in the equine industry?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

20 years industry experience, which makes

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

me feel about 300 years old, but I've been I've been around

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

horses for a really long time. And I had a little gap in full

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

time horsey work. And I worked for a corporate company in sales

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

back in 2015. I was working for them. And in 2017, I was feeling

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

really miserable. I had one child who I absolutely adored,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

and I hated being away with my job all the time. And I really

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

wanted to get back to doing something horsey and I just felt

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

a calling to help more people. I loved teaching one horse and one

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

rider at a time, but it had its limit. And I just wanted to do

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

more. And I wanted to work flexibly. And that's how I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

accidentally started my business. And I really hope this

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

story inspires people because I was at my lowest point totally

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

and utterly miserable, couldn't see a way forward desperately

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

racking my brains for a business idea and of course, that's never

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

when you can come up with an idea when you want one. And I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

remember sitting on a beach in Greece feeling totally

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

miserable. I hated the way life was going. Just the daughter I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

adored, just was not spending enough time with her, wanted

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

this bigger impact and then it was a few months later I had

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

this idea to run a horse first aid course. And at this point,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

this was just a fun distraction. I create an event on my Facebook

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

page, which had about 50 followers, which was just a few,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

pretty much all my friends, nobody really thought for

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

business, it really wasn't a business, then I was just doing

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

a little bit of teaching, and I sold all the tickets. And I was

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

like, Oh, this is really fun. And I knew a lot about sales and

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

marketing from my corporate job. And I was like, Oh, this is

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

cool. I'm mixing all my skills, I'm adding in the science, and

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I'm helping wholesalers and I can work flexibly, but it still

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

didn't feel like a business. And I gave up my job because I was

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

so miserable. And then my business took off. And I think

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

it being an accident, it not having to work straightaway,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

because it was just fun. And it was just addictive. And I just

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

ran course after course, then I developed other courses in a

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

conference. And here we are almost five years later, a real

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

happy accident. But it only happened because I took that

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

first bit of action. I had no website, no branding, quite

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

frankly, no clue. But I had a passion. I had a passion, and I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

took action. And I really hope that story inspires others. If

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

you've got an idea that's in a notebook or in your head, what

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

could you do with it? Like, what's that first baby step of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

action you could take, I really credit, tiny, but continual

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

steps with my business success. And I really hope that inspires

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

people to move off the sofa to do whatever it is they would

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

like to start moving forward.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Well, I think sometimes that first step is the

Cara Taylor Swift:

hardest part for a lot of people. And that's that kind of

Cara Taylor Swift:

leads us into what we're going to talk about today is just that

Cara Taylor Swift:

getting your mind in a place where you can be in a good place

Cara Taylor Swift:

to move forward with a business idea, or even just a small

Cara Taylor Swift:

little spark that could potentially be a business idea.

Cara Taylor Swift:

And I love your story. And Kim and I in episode one, we talked

Cara Taylor Swift:

all about how the accidental entrepreneur and where we

Cara Taylor Swift:

started in our businesses. So I think that a lot of our

Cara Taylor Swift:

listeners can relate to that. And the idea that is their idea,

Cara Taylor Swift:

something that could grow into a business and getting themselves

Cara Taylor Swift:

in a place that that mentally they're ready to take that next

Cara Taylor Swift:

step. So that's where we're rolling with today is we're

Cara Taylor Swift:

talking about mindset, I don't know about you Kim but it seems

Cara Taylor Swift:

like when I look at what our listeners are enjoying the most

Cara Taylor Swift:

from our podcast, and the shows that we put out, they love

Cara Taylor Swift:

anything mindset related, our listeners are loving the idea

Cara Taylor Swift:

that they can work on their mindset to help grow their

Cara Taylor Swift:

business. So Kim, do you want to add anything? Before we jump

Cara Taylor Swift:

into our big three

Kimberly Beer:

I do, I just want to say our listeners are

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enlightened. And that's what I love about this, they really do

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understand that business, especially small business

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encompasses more than just the act of doing business. Its

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mission, its passion, it's so much mixed in to the experience.

Kimberly Beer:

And just as you've talked about in your own story, and Cara and

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I share that similar story, there is a lot more under the

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surface of running a business than what appears to be that

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way, when you first cook up that idea and mindset to me, is at

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the heartbeat of that. So yeah, and so we have a big three for

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everyone today. Number one is mindset blocks do affect your

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competence as a business owner. So if you have a block, or if

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you are struggling with your mindset, a lot of times what

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walks right alongside that is struggling with your competence.

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And Nicola is going to help us understand the difference

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between a block and a barrier when it comes to our mindset. So

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that's our big three number two, and then she has a wonderful

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strategy that can help you get through these mindset blocks

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that you have. So that is her timeline therapy strategy, and

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I'm super pumped, and I know you're gonna want to hang around

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to hear her talk about that. So without further ado, I'm gonna

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let Cara ask a couple of questions, but we'd love to

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know, how do you feel about the mindset blocking your

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competence? How does that relate for you?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Like that is so essential to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

business, Kim, as you just said, and my goodness, I wish I'd

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

known that sooner. I knew some stuff about mindset from

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

coaching riders, but I, I really thought business was just the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

busy work. And it was just all the strategy. And yes, of course

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

you need strategy. But if you don't believe the strategy is

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

going to work, if you don't really feel worthy of the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

clients of people buying your product, whatever it is, you're

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

marketing your business, there is no magic strategy that's

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

going to overcome those beliefs and those blocks and it really

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

is the ultimate mix mindset and strategy together which really

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

makes all the difference. And confidence, Kim as you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

mentioned, is something that a lot of people come to me saying

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

they just feel stuck you know, they've got the skills they have

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

skills and certificates hand over fist there's all these ways

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

they can help horses and often other animals as well, generally

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

dogs. And they just can't quite get out there. They, they don't

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

know how to tell people what they do they know that it was,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

you know, common sensical, it'd be really sensible to be working

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

with vets and other professionals to get referrals.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

And they are just really struggling to take that step.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

And quite often, it's confidence on some level confidence in

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

their ability that worry what other people will think that's

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

really, really blocking them. And it's something that I really

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

love helping people with.

Cara Taylor Swift:

I think that that is huge. I do some

Cara Taylor Swift:

mentoring with other photographers, for example, and

Cara Taylor Swift:

a lot of them are great photographers. But the thing

Cara Taylor Swift:

that's holding them back it feels like a lot of times is the

Cara Taylor Swift:

confidence aspect. They don't know how to or feel comfortable

Cara Taylor Swift:

charging people, having sales conversations in general. So

Cara Taylor Swift:

that seems to be the biggest, like their work is they're,

Cara Taylor Swift:

they're working on the business side of things, but there's this

Cara Taylor Swift:

one little piece still, probably what we're moving into talking

Cara Taylor Swift:

about blocks and barriers, this one little piece that's there

Cara Taylor Swift:

that's making it really difficult for them to move to

Cara Taylor Swift:

the next step of success in their business. So absolutely. I

Cara Taylor Swift:

think that mindset and confidence is one of the biggest

Cara Taylor Swift:

things that I see when I'm talking with entrepreneurs and

Cara Taylor Swift:

they're struggling. They might come to me for another issue,

Cara Taylor Swift:

and then what it boils down to is mindset and confidence.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Yeah, I see that all the time. People

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

often say to me, hh, how do I get clients? What should I say

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

on social media, and then it comes down to they feel really

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

awkward about money. They don't want to be portrayed as salesy.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

They're worried about sometimes the fear of it going wrong, but

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

quite often, oddly enough, it's the fear of it all going right,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

which puts people off. So yes, if we can just identify some of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

these blocks, release some of these blocks, get in some new

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

programming, some mental programming and new belief

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

systems and then add in the strategy, well, then that's when

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

people are really flying. That's like the magic zone. And I just

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

love helping people to get to that place.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Nicola, can you give us some examples of how

Cara Taylor Swift:

you've seen in the work that you do mindset show up as a problem

Cara Taylor Swift:

with folks that you're working with, or with other business

Cara Taylor Swift:

owners or even in your own personal experience? Could you

Cara Taylor Swift:

give us an example of what that looks like for someone?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I could give you a ton of examples Cara,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I really could, I gotta give you two key ones. One is my biggest

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

block that I had, which we'll get to talk about blocks and

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

barriers, this was a huge barrier, was time. I believed

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that I did not have time to create the business I wanted. I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

didn't believe I had time to hit the income goals I wanted. And

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

then all I did was tell myself, I didn't have time, I was really

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

stressed. I was not actually getting much done. I was just

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

kind of like hyper, not hyper focus, just hyper. And I was

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

just stressing and wasn't really getting much done. But I just

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

kept telling myself, I just haven't have time, and I'd see

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

other people and I'd be like oh it's alright for them, they've

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

got more time. And I, you know, I've got two young children. And

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that was a handy excuse as well and was just a self fulfilling

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

cycle because it just kept telling myself that I didn't

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

have time. And then what do you know, I would just go to decent

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

work phone or drink, somebody would knock on the door, I'd be

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

interrupted all the time, things would just come up, left, right

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

and center to just prove me right that I didn't have time.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

So that was a huge one that I had to dismantle and work

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

through. The other favorite I see all the time is around

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

money. Now we could talk money blocks all day. But how I see

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

money blocks showing up in people's businesses, and I bet

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

the listeners can relate to this, is what I call random

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

discounting. Now this is big with my practitioner clients.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

And I can imagine it also is quite big with photography as

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

well as other businesses. Somebody asks your price, let's

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

just say the price of your service is 50 pounds or $100.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

And you haven't said the price before you know it boom

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

outcomes. Oh, it's 40 Oh, it's $90. And you've just whacked a

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

bit off for no good reason at all. And when I talk about

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

random discounting, like a masterclass or if I'm presenting

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

at a confidence, I just always see these faces just go oh, yes,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that's me. It's so so common. And yet actually, when we work

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on why we feel like that about money, why we feel like that

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

about charging and are worse, it stops. And it's so powerful

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

because you don't get that in a supermarket. You don't get to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

have at the gas station. They don't say oh, for you, we'll

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

just knock a little bit off the price is the price. So why

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

should it be any different when we are the business?

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Cara Taylor Swift:

Well, not only are you crippling your

Cara Taylor Swift:

business, but you're making your life harder, because I remember

Cara Taylor Swift:

times when I was first starting, and I was dealing with

Cara Taylor Swift:

confidence and pricing, and I do remember doing what you call

Cara Taylor Swift:

that random discounting. And then I'm in this place where I

Cara Taylor Swift:

have to remember oh, my God, what did I tell this person? And

Cara Taylor Swift:

what did I tell this person? What was I going to do? You

Cara Taylor Swift:

know, and you're making your job so much more difficult than it

Cara Taylor Swift:

needs to be?

Kimberly Beer:

I do too.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

You'll tie yourself in a knot massively

Cara Taylor Swift:

Yes. And you set your prices for reason based

Cara Taylor Swift:

on your cost of doing business, hopefully, and so there's a

Cara Taylor Swift:

reason that your prices are like they are so you know, it's like

Cara Taylor Swift:

that confidence around that is so key. So that's a great

Cara Taylor Swift:

example. I love that.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I mean, there's plenty of others. But

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

yeah, random discounting is a real one. I think another quite

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

common block I see is not believing that the clients are

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

there, like not believing that people have the money to spend

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

in your business, whatever your business is. And I just love to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

send people particularly in the horsey world examples of where

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

people are spending money left, right and center in the horse

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

world. It's really important that we do believe that the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

business is out there that the clients are out there and people

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

want our services.

Kimberly Beer:

Yeah, one of the things that you and I talked

Kimberly Beer:

about a lot in the prep for the show was identifying what is a

Kimberly Beer:

block, so something that would be easier for you to move, and

Kimberly Beer:

what is a barrier. So to me, barriers are things that are

Kimberly Beer:

tied to a whole bunch of other things. So I imagine a barrier

Kimberly Beer:

as this brick wall. And there's lots of little blocks of bricks

Kimberly Beer:

that make up this giant wall that stopped us from something

Kimberly Beer:

and then there are small blocks that we kind of tripped over in

Kimberly Beer:

our business. So can you share with our listeners, your

Kimberly Beer:

thoughts around that? And maybe how they can identify what is a

Kimberly Beer:

block and what is a barrier?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Sure Kim, of course I can, now to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

answer that question fully, what I just love to do is very, very

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

briefly, very simply explain how our mind works. So if you think

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

of your mind, you've got two parts, you've got the conscious

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

part where we are aware of what we're thinking, that's the part

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that goes, oh, goodness, we must post that letter or goodness, I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

mustn't be late to the podcast interview. Anything we need to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

be really aware of that subconscious mind, because

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that's the bit that we're most aware of, we think that that's

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

where it all happens. But actually, there's a whole nother

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

part to your subconscious, your unconscious mind, which is where

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

your emotions, memories, beliefs, everything really is

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

stored and your subconscious is responsible for up to 97% of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

your actions. So it's pretty powerful stuff. And to me blocks

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

and barriers really relate to subconscious and conscious parts

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

of our minds. Because I see blocks as being things you know,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

you put up that really well Kim like little throwing stones or

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

things you know, stumbling over. To me it blocks are often things

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

we're aware of like it might be, you might have a tech blog, I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

think that's happened to all of us at some point, you know what

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

you want to do, but you're not quite sure how to do it. Or you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

might have a block around whacking the particular vet or

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

something you just can't quite you know, you need to do it. It

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

just keeps kind of sliding off your to do list. But you're kind

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

of consciously aware that you're not actioning it. For me, the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

barrier is so much more deep seated, you described it so well

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Kim is a brick wall, like it's really hard to break it down.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Not impossible, but it's going to take a little bit more work.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

And for me, the blocks quite often are a bit sneaky, and to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

just exist in our subconscious. And how I teach mindset work is

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

in two ways, one to be aware of your thoughts. Because when you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

start tuning into what you think you might well be surprised how

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

much of it can be quite negative, it's generally the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

same thoughts. I think of them as like CDs, like back in the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

day, I when I was a teenager, I thought it was so cool. Had a CD

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

player took three discs at a time, and it would filp between

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

them. And that's how we think of the programming in in our minds,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

maybe more than three CDs, but just you've got these set CDs,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

and it's just flipping between them. And for the barrier. I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

think that it's in those old programming. We've not even

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

aware it's there until we go digging, which is the other way

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I like to teach mindset work, go digging to find out what you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

actually believe. And for me, this is how we can identify the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

barriers. And in my time analogy that I was just talking about my

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

time example, I was aware that I had an issue of time, but when I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

dug down into it, I didn't realize it was so deep seated

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

and it was so tied into actually what I could achieve in business

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

having small children, what I can achieve in business as a

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

woman, what I could achieve in the horsey world. It was really

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

it was a real pain. It was really multi dimensional. And

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that was a big barrier. So that's I think is another way of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

looking at blocks and barriers whether you are consciously

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

aware of them or you're not how deep They go, and how much how

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

many kinds of layers of old programming do we need to sort

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

of strip back to release? That's where I think is the best marker

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

of a barrier.

Kimberly Beer:

That's excellent. That is an excellent

Kimberly Beer:

description. And it's an excellent conversation I think

Kimberly Beer:

people need to become aware of is looking around to their life

Kimberly Beer:

and seeing where they're running into those blocks and where

Kimberly Beer:

maybe the block is leading to a bigger barrier that they need to

Kimberly Beer:

start chipping away at and working towards. I am so excited

Kimberly Beer:

for the next part of our program, where you talk about

Kimberly Beer:

your timeline therapy strategy, because I absolutely loved the

Kimberly Beer:

very short conversation we had about this. So I'm super happy

Kimberly Beer:

to hear that. What do we do with all of this? We want more

Kimberly Beer:

confidence, we want those blocks and barriers out of our way.

Kimberly Beer:

Share with us some of your wisdom around eliminating those

Kimberly Beer:

out of our lives.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Yes, sure Kim, I'd love to. So

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

identifying the blocks and the barriers is definitely the first

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

step. And I'd love to share with the listeners that sometimes you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

can feel a bit disheartened actually, I certainly did. When

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I uncovered all these thoughts. I didn't know I had, like, I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

described myself as a really positive person. And then it's,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I felt like I sort of slit my myself open. And I was like, oh,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

no, I have all these really negative thoughts. Ah, I don't

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

want to think like this. I was really disheartened. So I would

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

just love to just advise your listeners, if you start kind of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

digging and you don't like what you find. Please don't worry.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

That's the state exact same happened to me. But there is a

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

way forward and timeline therapy, which we're going to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

discuss now is one way that we can start to release some of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

these blocks and barriers and to chest start feeling a little bit

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

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Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

So timeline therapy is a gentle

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

technique where we can look back at the past event, we don't have

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

to go back into the event, we don't have to reimagine, say,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

falling off a horse or something I don't know a sad day at school

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

in your childhood, you don't have to get into it, you're just

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

going to watch it from a safe distance. But what we are aiming

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

to do by looking back in this event is take the key learnings

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

because the reason that we experienced the similar events

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

time and time again, the reason confidence issues hold people

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

back or they continue to find themselves in events, which just

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

reinforce that they lack confidence. It's to me, it's

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

like your subconscious is waving a great big flag or tapping you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

on the shoulder going, hey, you need to solve this, I'm going to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

keep reminding you again and again and again, until you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

basically fix this until you go and do a bit more work on this.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

So timeline therapy allows you to look back at events and take

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

the learnings take the lessons from whatever that point in time

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

was so you can then release it. And I find that such a powerful

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

way to just let go and change programming because with our

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

subconscious mind, we say we've found, someone decides they've

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

got the same kind of barrier and blocked a time that I had, you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

can't just like will yourself to feel differently, you can try it

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

just doesn't work as effectively you need to get in like I

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

described your subconscious mind as being like the set CDs

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

playing, you need to kind of get in there take out one of those

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

old CDs from the 90s from the 2000s and put in a new one. And

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

timeline therapy is a really effective way to do that. So

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

what I'd love to do is maybe talk through how this technique

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

works, and how people can have a little play around with with

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

using this technique themselves. It's helped my clients so much

Cara Taylor Swift:

That's exactly what I was going to ask

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Oh perfect timing then fabulous.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Yeah, that was perfect

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Amazing. Say when you identify a thought

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that you don't want to have and I suggest to start off maybe go

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

with what they're working on the moment. So what is your goal,?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Everybody if you're for this month, for example, and then you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

go, okay, this is my goal. And then what I'd love people to do

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

is just get a piece of paper, and I call it going to the dark

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

side, just for a few minutes actually write down all the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

reasons that you, you don't want to acknowledge that you feel

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

actually you can't do that goal. You can't have those sales, you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

can't meet those new clients, you can't have those number of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

people visit your store or shop. You don't want to acknowledge

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that because you're trying to be positive all the time. So get

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

all that out on paper and see which one feels like your

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

biggest block. And then you'll probably find a theme, maybe

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

it's confidence, maybe it's time, maybe it's around money,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

let's just use those as some examples. And then the real

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

trick is to go back to the origin. So what is the point in

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

time when you decided, let's use confidence that you weren't a

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

confident person, because all of in some point, you know, babies

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

are not born lacking confidence, babies are like, wow, hey, I'm

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

over here, feed me cuddle me, there is a vote of confidence.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

There's some point, you know, whether it was really young

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

years, or whether it was as a teenager, or even as an adult,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

when you decided that you actually feel quite safe to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

speak your mind or say that you wanted to, or someone told you,

Cara Taylor Swift:

That's amazing.

Cara Taylor Swift:

you were shy or you lacked confidence. And then that's how

Cara Taylor Swift:

you then behaved since that event, so we need to go back to

Cara Taylor Swift:

that origin story, that first event. So using this technique,

Cara Taylor Swift:

which I'll just run through in a moment, we're going to go back

Cara Taylor Swift:

to that event and take these lessons. So that's what I want

Cara Taylor Swift:

people to do, first of all, find a block and trying to think,

Cara Taylor Swift:

okay, when did I first feel this. So how timeline therapy

Cara Taylor Swift:

works is close your eyes everybody, this is how I find

Cara Taylor Swift:

easiest way to do please do not close your eyes, if you're

Cara Taylor Swift:

driving, obviously pull over to do this is to just picture your

Cara Taylor Swift:

past, your present right now listening to this podcast and

Cara Taylor Swift:

your future, it's gonna form some kind of linear formation.

Cara Taylor Swift:

For me, it goes left to right, like I'm reading a book for some

Cara Taylor Swift:

of my clients, it goes forward to back, it may go diagonally

Cara Taylor Swift:

doesn't matter. But what I want you to do is close your eyes,

Cara Taylor Swift:

because you're definitely not driving and look down on this

Cara Taylor Swift:

line of events that you know have happened. So maybe there's

Cara Taylor Swift:

a past holiday, or Christmas or birthday or something. Or maybe

Cara Taylor Swift:

you could line up family pets or animals or relationships, you

Cara Taylor Swift:

can see these events in a line. And you're just going to hover

Cara Taylor Swift:

way above this line, this timeline could be tiny, could be

Cara Taylor Swift:

like the size of a pen or a ruler, because you're right up

Cara Taylor Swift:

here. And then when you found your origin story, for whatever

Cara Taylor Swift:

block you want to shift or change, you're just going to

Cara Taylor Swift:

float along, until let's just say it's a you're at school,

Cara Taylor Swift:

let's just say you're five, and you're at school, and someones

Cara Taylor Swift:

laughed at you in the playground because that's when you decided

Cara Taylor Swift:

you weren't very confident. You're going to just float along

Cara Taylor Swift:

until you're looking down on this event. There you are in

Cara Taylor Swift:

your school stuff, age five, six, whatever you were at

Cara Taylor Swift:

starting school, and you can look down, you're not you're not

Cara Taylor Swift:

being your old self, you're just looking down this little version

Cara Taylor Swift:

of you. And all you want to do is just ask your mind, what do I

Cara Taylor Swift:

need to take? What can I learn from this event, and I find

Cara Taylor Swift:

people get the most amazing downloads and takeaways. They

Cara Taylor Swift:

might be something like I was just nervous. I was just quiet

Cara Taylor Swift:

that day. I was just unsure. I was just thinking and maybe

Cara Taylor Swift:

somebody else took over maybe that's the point when someone

Cara Taylor Swift:

said, Oh, she's just she's just shy. I'll tell you what she

Cara Taylor Swift:

wants. And when you can see kind of see what happened. And you

Cara Taylor Swift:

can get those learnings you can then apply them to your life and

Cara Taylor Swift:

business right now. And I've used this strategy with so many

Cara Taylor Swift:

of my clients and it works so amazingly well with one of my

Cara Taylor Swift:

clients, Amy who really, really struggled with her confidence

Cara Taylor Swift:

when we first started working together. We went back to a

Cara Taylor Swift:

really early event where she felt like she couldn't say she

Cara Taylor Swift:

couldn't get the words out. She couldn't say what she wanted to

Cara Taylor Swift:

say. And the takeaways for her were I just couldn't get my

Cara Taylor Swift:

words out. Like I didn't lack confidence. I just got my words

Cara Taylor Swift:

in a muddle. And somehow I decided that I couldn't then

Cara Taylor Swift:

speak in the future, like couldn't say what I wanted. Or

Cara Taylor Swift:

it was a big drama to say what I wanted what because she could

Cara Taylor Swift:

then take away for her business was actually I know what I want

Cara Taylor Swift:

to say I'm not a small child, no one's going to interrupt me.

Cara Taylor Swift:

I've got a platform I can speak. People need to hear from me and

Cara Taylor Swift:

she was like a different person. This is something she struggled

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Yea so so powerful. Another great

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

with for years and she's changed so much just as a result of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

using this technique. It was just

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

example client called Marry I can't even remember what we were

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

looking at in the first place. We were looking at one feeling

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

one emotion she wanted to shift we go to an event go to action,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

old memory, get some takeaways and out of nowhere comes it's

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

not safe for me to be in business, and it was, I had like

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

goosebumps listening, because I was like, wow, if you feel that

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

deep down, and this is such a great example of a barrier, she

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

had no idea she felt like this, she does, she's trying to get a

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

business up and going and talk about being like, you know,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

opposites in your body like a massive internal conflict. So

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

this is huge, and it's not safe for me to be in business. And

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

then actually, she was able to get some more downloads out of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

this. And she was then able to start reprogramming her mind,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

actually, it is okay to be in business, it's safe, I got

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

control over this, and this and this and all the positives that

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

there are, but if we haven't managed to uncover that, and

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

again, another great example of a barrier because it was so deep

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

seated in there, and she kept getting frustrated and

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

procrastinating and not taking the action that she wanted all

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

the time. And then it's no surprise when that's what she

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

felt like deep down underneath. So that was another great

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

example of how powerful this technique can be.

Cara Taylor Swift:

That's really incredible. So I was thinking

Cara Taylor Swift:

about this, just while you were talking in what happens when the

Cara Taylor Swift:

barrier or the block, I guess, I would say is something that is

Cara Taylor Swift:

derived from not necessarily a single incident, but maybe a

Cara Taylor Swift:

systemic societal oppression or a something that you know you

Cara Taylor Swift:

mentioned, you know, I'm a woman, maybe in my culture, I

Cara Taylor Swift:

haven't been set up to be a strong business owner, maybe

Cara Taylor Swift:

I've been directed to other areas throughout my entire life.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Can you do the same type of work when you don't have something to

Cara Taylor Swift:

necessarily pinpoint? Because maybe it's been a lifetime? Or

Cara Taylor Swift:

it's been, you know, something that's been kind of constant

Cara Taylor Swift:

throughout your life that's been ingrained?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Yeah. That's an amazing question. It

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

really is. I mean, the first thing that comes to my mind is

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

some of these barriers are kind of like an iceberg. Like that,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

you can just think you've got it like it's just the tip, and then

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

you start chipping away. And then you uncover actually, as

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

you said, it's like a systemic belief that has come from all of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

these places, and you just don't even know where to start. So if

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

people feel like that, and let's use the example of feeling like

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

as a woman, you can't quite have what you want in business, like

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

it's a man's world. It's not a place for women, if that's the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

kind of thoughts that maybe it will identify with some people,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I would ask people to just try and think when they think about

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

that belief, is there anything that springs to mind? Because

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

quite often, yes, that will have come from multiple sources over

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

many, many years. But sometimes it's the smallest snatches of

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

conversation. In our youngest years, it could just be

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

something like you overheard the edge of a grown up conversation

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

where maybe one woman said to another, oh, goodness, it's

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

really hard working, or just the smallest thing. And it could

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

have just been part of a bigger conversation where they said,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

oh, it's hard working when the children are small, or it's hard

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

working because my husband's away at the moment or something

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

like that. But we you just heard this tiny snatch, and then you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

made a decision about how things would be for you and ran with

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

it. So I would really encourage people to just sit with that

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

feeling and see if they can pinpoint one little part to kind

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

of go to and yes, for some blocks and some barriers, you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

need to go from multiple angles, multiple ways, particularly the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

kinds of beliefs which we have acquired over time, and have

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

been reinforced again, and again, you know, you mentioned

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Cara, you've heard it from friends, you've seen it with

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

parents, friends and media, every kind of TV program going

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

is reinforced that message, it's going to probably be a slower

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

process, but not impossible.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Well, I would think a lifetime of programming

Cara Taylor Swift:

wouldn't be something you could instantly get rid of. But I like

Cara Taylor Swift:

that idea that you can think about the issue that you've

Cara Taylor Swift:

identified and just find one place to start, you know, so I

Cara Taylor Swift:

love that. Thank you so much for sharing that. And for answering

Cara Taylor Swift:

that question.

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

When you were there looking down on that

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

offense, you can also ask yourself, Where can I go next?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Like what other event relates to this, when you're in that frame

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

of mind sometimes it can be really valuable to just say, is

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

there another point I need to look at? Is, what's the next

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

memory I need to dig into and uncover? And quite often the

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

answer is present.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Now, would you recommend because you've

Cara Taylor Swift:

given folks some strategies, a little bit that they can do on

Cara Taylor Swift:

their own? And would you recommend someone seeking out

Cara Taylor Swift:

some therapy, professional help? Do you have any kind of thoughts

Cara Taylor Swift:

around that just to kind of point people in the right

Cara Taylor Swift:

direction? If they're thinking, you know what, I've got a block

Cara Taylor Swift:

I need to work through?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Yeah, definitely start working on your

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

mindset in some capacity. If it feels like a big block, and you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

just don't know where to tackle it. 100% go and get somebody to

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

help you with it. Just like training a horse. It's so much

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

easier with help. Why would we struggle on our own if you had a

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

new horse, you wouldn't expect to be able to I don't know take

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

it and jump at 140 level overnight. You would, it would

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

be progressive, you'd get help. So do the same but if you don't

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

maybe feel like quite ready for that I really encourage people

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

to start doing some kind of work on their mindset, it will so pay

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

off.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Excellent Nikola, this has been such a

Cara Taylor Swift:

great conversation. One of the things we always like to do

Cara Taylor Swift:

before we leave the show is to think about the folks that are

Cara Taylor Swift:

listening, and can you share something that our listeners can

Cara Taylor Swift:

do right now to start working on their mindset, or maybe to start

Cara Taylor Swift:

developing a mindset that's going to set them up for more

Cara Taylor Swift:

business success? Can you share something that folks can do like

Cara Taylor Swift:

when they turn this podcast episode off,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

I 100% can okay, affirmations quite

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

trendy people have probably heard of them it's an I am

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

statement, you know, I am an amazing rider. I'm a fantastic

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

businesswoman, whatever it is you want to believe. Now,

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

sometimes affirmations don't do the job. And I think the reason

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

for that is because we aren't quite feeling them. So if you

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

feel like your business is just you know, really not going the

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way you want to, and you're trying to tell yourself night

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and day, I'm a millionaire. I'm a millionaire. It's, you're just

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not feeling it are you? So affirmations are really

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powerful. For me, they work really well on both the

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conscious and subconscious level if you personalize them. So what

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I'd love everyone to do, as soon as they finish listening to this

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episode is take all of your blocks that you've identified

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and flip them over into positives. So you believe you

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don't have all the time you're going to turn that into I have

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all the time I need, I have plenty of time to work on my

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business, I have all the resources, whatever it is, you

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need to believe that you have turn them into affirmations. And

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then rather than just writing in a notebook and leaving it there,

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I would love everybody, we've all got the most amazing devices

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in our pockets, our phones to just voice record yourself

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saying 20, 30 affirmations, you know, you're trying to hit some

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online, there's loads on my website, and just, but

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personalize them, make them real to you, your goals, your

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business, your life, they don't just have to be about business,

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they could be about relationships, your family, your

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children, your friends, but say them. Say them over and over

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again, record it and then try and listen to that 5, 6, 10

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times a day, you know, just a 5, 10 minute recording, you can

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easily listen to that multiple times coming on in the

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background. while you're driving. It could be on while

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you're cooking dinner, walking the dog, whatever you're doing

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about your day, but trust me the actions that you will take when

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you believe that it's all happening are incredible. So

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whatever it is website, visitors, sales, downloads or

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something, just tell yourself hundreds of people have visited

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the sales page. 1000s of people have joined my email list,

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whatever it is you want. Just tell yourself it's happening.

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Listen to yourself saying it again and again and again. And

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then just watch it happen. Watch yourself take more action than

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you ever thought possible. It's literally just like a magical

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spell, it really is so powerful. And I would love everybody 10

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minutes out of the day to go do that straightaway.

Cara Taylor Swift:

I love that that is such an easy, it's an

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easy thing that someone can implement and then see change

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from so one of the things that I did this earlier this week, I

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had a shoot that I was very nervous about, I have certain

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times during the month that I'm less creative. I'm just gonna

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leave it at that where I feel mentally less creative. And so I

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put a reminder on my phone, and it was very simple. It was it

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was you are a creative person, and you have great ideas. And

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you will make this successful. And it popped up about 20

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minutes before my shoot and it was just one of those silly

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little I'm showing you my phone. But it was one of those silly

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little like reminders that you set, but it's supposed to be for

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an activity and it popped up on my phone and I looked at it, I

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was like I got it. So it's just super, super silly thing.

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And imagine if you'd heard yourself

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saying that like 10 times for the whole week before. It's

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great. You know, phone reminders are a great way to use

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affirmations

Cara Taylor Swift:

Use your tech,

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Just yeah, double down on that 10

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times it and it really is so powerful. And I'm really glad

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you've had to play around with that as well Cara.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Nicola, this has been amazing. Thank you so

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much for helping us walk through the big three and giving folks

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strategies that they could do right now. I would love to give

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you an opportunity to tell folks a little bit about your program.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Do you mind doing that?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Of course Cara. Thank you so much.

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So the program that I offer for equine practitioners is called

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the Expert Academy. It's a 12 month group coaching program.

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And it is designed as you could probably guess to be mindset and

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business strategy. It is designed to help practitioners

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fill their diary, increase their income and stop those feast and

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famine months, which really derails so many people so what

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we do in the program is we offer eight core modules plus live

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coaching each and every month. So I support you for 12 months

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and just watch people change before my very eyes. So more of

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the same deep subconscious work we've been talking about today,

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uncovering those blocks and giving people strategy that

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works to build their business.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Thank you so much for joining us today. This

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has been a great conversation and I think our audience will

Cara Taylor Swift:

really enjoy it as well. Can you tell folks where they can find

Cara Taylor Swift:

you online?

Nicola Kinnard-Comedie:

Well, thanks so much for having me

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guys have been great. And so come find me at

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nkcequestrian.com. On Instagram, at nkc_equestrian. And on

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Facebook, at nkcequestriantraining. Come say

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hi, tell me how much you like the show what you're

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implementing, I would really love to connect.

Cara Taylor Swift:

Excellent. And we'll make sure that your

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information is in the show notes so that folks can click right to

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it and come visit you online and all of those locations. So you

Cara Taylor Swift:

all thank you so much for listening today. Nicola, thank

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you for taking time out of your day to join us and taking time

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out of your lunch break today. We really appreciate it. For

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listen, that's super helpful for us. I think I've mentioned that

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before on the show. It helps us get seen and get pushed out to

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other folks that are interested in listening to the type of

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content that we put out. So thanks, everybody, and wishing

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you guys all a good day. Thank you.

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