Jun 8 2011

Happy Days Festival

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I thought I would upload my pics from the Happy Days Festival. the day was amazing, with just a little imagination, I could have believed actually that  I really was in the 80’s. Wh at

a buzz. The greatest one for me was to see Martin Fry- ABC sing “All of my Heart”. I have posted the video below – not at Happy Days, but just wanted to put it in.

And some piccies as well ….

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Ah, the epitome of cool !

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The blonde one from Abba?

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Sorry about the groupie - she follows me everywhere!!!! (just kidding Nicky)

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Shober azh a Juj occifer

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I can hear my mother now "Tuck your shirt in!"

ABC – All Of My Heart 1982

May 19 2011

Nicola Cairncross | The Business Success Factory |Online Profits Radio Show

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May 11 2011

Online Profits Radio Show | Local Business Marketing- made easy

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DO you have a local business, but the idea of how to market it drives you


Here are all the questions you would ask, and some you probably have not thought of….

…if you want to market your local business

…or you want to learn how to be a teacher of this locally in YOUR area.


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Mar 18 2011

Online Profits Radio Show | The Business Success Factory Show, episode 3|Make Money From Home

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Ano ther brilliant episode of The Business Success Factory Show with Nicola Cairncross, business and marketing tips from one of

the best in the bus


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Are you sick and tired of never having enough money


For a FREE copy of Nicola’s book “The Money Gym”, CLICK HERE

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Feb 7 2011

No matter what, be positive

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I guess I had better finish this blog post, as I have had some feedback on it, not all of it positive!

As someone that has struggled to be positive at times, I have done considerable research into it- into how we use our bodies and minds to create our internal state,. and I am reading the Paul McKenna book “I Can Make you Happy

I am a huge fan of Paul Mckenna, he is one of the leading lights in the personal development world, and one of the studies he cites in his book is the fascinating “Happiness Project” created by a brilliant leading edge thinker, Robert Holden. PROVING scientific ally, that the way we use our minds makes

all the difference. If you have a moment, watch the first part below- the rest is on You Tube.

Life is precious and short. Isimply cannot believe that we are on this planet to be unhappy!

Feb 6 2011

Changez Charity Ball

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A while ago, Kate Hudson-Hall and Alan Piper came to Radio Jackie to leave some leaflets for Changez Charity.

Changez charity is a local charity for mental health and Well Being based in Twickenham. I read the leaflets, and rang Kate- and explained that I had recently qualified in NLP and would she like a guest therapist once a week. She said yes, and a new association was formed.

Did you know, that if you have an acute psychological issue, it takes 6 MONTHS to get seen, that’s enough to make you crazy, if you’ll pardon the choice of words. I do not mean to be out of taste, and of course you are not crazy, but sometimes you just need non judgemental help, and you need it quickly. And Changez provides that solution.

So, they had their charity ball last night in Twickenham, and I got to DJ it for them, and run the auction.

I also had the pleasure of meeting the MP for Twickenham, Vince Cable, and the Deputy Mayor Rita Palmer, who was lovely, and so enthused about her position in office, so keen to meet people and learn more about the area.

Vince Cable spoke very positively about Changez, and was very supportive.

We danced, and raised around £1500, which was great.

Feel no obligation of course, but if you would like to donate even a small amount of money, hop over to http://www.changezcharity.com/donations.html  and give what you can.

What a great bunch of people I met, I love this job!

And yes, I did ask Vince Cable about “Strictly”

PS I recorded an interview with Vince Cable

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Vince Cable MP for Twickenham- and nice guy!

Some piccies too when they get Facebooked to me.

PPS To see my NLP site, and how it can help you, CLICK HERE

PPPS TO see how I can create a vibrant atmosphere and fun vibe at your event, click here

Jan 27 2011

Wisdom Quotes

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Had a great ph one in

on the show yesterday.

Jan 22 2011

Jan Newsletter “Money in Mind?”

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Through the week, I get bits of information and I think, Ah, they might be interested in this, or that…

So, here I am on a Saturday morning, frantically sharing the info I got during the week.

Radio is my first love, but that does not mean that I cannot appreciate all types of Social Media,and its applications in our business.

One of my subscribers wanted to start his own radio station, wow!

I found out about a bit of software that allows you to send video e-mails- and effectively do your own “show” by e-mail, if you like.  More on that soon.

Also, I am watching a really interesting video right now from a man called Max Simon, who is teaching me about attracting brilliant JV partners, there are a set of strategies that allow you to position you as an expert, and overcome the fear of reaching out the “What have I got to offer?” syndrome.

There are 3 videos that are packed with information, and I am watching the first one now, and I know I wanted to share it with you half way through it. You do need to give your e-mail address, but it’s worth it, ‘cos the info is brilliant in

the vids.


Its all about collaboration rather than competition, that may seem a bit “new agey fluffy”, but in may ways it makes sense to me- I have come across the concept before. It’s all about mindset. Most of us (I believe) have a mindset of “lack”, or enoughness. It’s not our fault, we have been taught since day one virtually on this planet. Be honest, when you think of “money”, what do you think- enough  or not enough….

As a practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic programming), I am interested in HOW the mind works, not the why we have a belief or behaviour pattern. And if it is under our control, then, why wouldn’t we use this marvellous tool to our advantage. We are already using it, just not deliberately a lot of the time. Including me, guilty as charged!

In NLP, we recognise that there are 2 parts to the mind, the Conscious and Unconscious. The Unconscious runs the stuff we do on automatic, you don’t have to think about it, it just does it.  You do not consciously control the beating of your heart or the complex biochemistry of your food digestion do you? I would not have a clue how to do that, and I am quite happy for my Unconscious to take care of that thankyou very much!

Sometimes though we run less than useful programs on automatic, you might call these beliefs. And they are not helpful at all.

2 principles at play here- “Generalisation” first, and “Compulsion”.

Let me explain.

Do you know how to open a door? Of course. But you were not BORN knowing that, you had to learn it. Now, (thanks to the mind principle of generalisation), you can open ANY door, without having to Consciously think about how to do it. It makes life easier and more convenient of course. And, probably, if you drive a car, you could more than likely jump in ANY car and drive it pretty well. Generalisation at play here again.

BUT (and I am getting to the point on money here,  honest!), what if we were brought up with ideas like..

“money is evil”

“Money does not grow on trees” (which if you think about it, it actually does!)

“You have to work hard and suffer to get ahead…”

And what if we had generalised THESE not useful beliefs into all the areas of our lives…

And I guess, most of us have done it.

So, my question is, can these beliefs be reprogrammed, and if so.. how.

We accept that they are a LEARNED behaviour.., so can they be UNLEARNED?

And can something better be substituted?

And if so, how?

What is the “Mental structure” of a rich person?

Makes sense in theory, right, but if this, at least theoretically makes sense, then why does my Unconscious not know it. Why can’t it apply the same level of reasoning as the Conscious mind

? (that’s you reading this by the way)

The reason is that the Unconscious does not operate on logic. It works on Compulsion. Think of someone who has a phobia, they LOGICALLY know it’s crazy to be scared of, let’s say, spiders, but they still have that reaction. To the unconscious it s a red flag, and it goes into fight or flight mode. Basically it is trying to protect you, so it is trying to do good. But it knows no better way, than a phobic reaction.  Almost like a small child reacting.

With some elegant and believe it or not-fun, NLP techniques, we can “talk” to the Unconscious and change the reaction. We do not try to “destroy” this part or medicate it for that matter, because as far as it is concerned it is doing good.

We kind of schmooze and transform it. We give it more alternatives. More choices, more resources. More. That’s what NLP is all about, more, not less.

So… can we apply the same to money. I will blog more with my findings…

In the next blog post, I will post some resources for mindset management.

So.. to come full circle, what if we all believed in abundance, not lack, and applied THAT to business? We would all generate more business, more customers, more prosperity, more money flowing through a society, (which would define how rich a society is surely), it would be more, not less. Competition would be unnecessary, and I would hazard a guess, life would be a lot more relaxed and fun.

Or, we can continue the way we are and try to beat everyone else out? How well is that working would you say? Which would you rather have?

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying we have to spill all our business secrets, or not apply good business sense. But it’s a good thought don’t you think?

Unconscious, grab that one please!


Good luck to my lovely daughter, who goes for her first job interview today, Be nice to your kids so they say, they choose your nursing home!


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Good luck to Kate Hudson- Hall and Alann Piper of Changez Charity. They are based in Twickenham, and have the support of Vince Cable, our local MP. Did you know that it can take up to 6 months to get seen if you have an acute mental condition. Well, Kate and Alan decided to do something about it, and have set up this charity, with therapists from many disciplines , including- Ahem- NLP, Reiki, EFT, Spiritual Healing, Osteopathy and more.

They turn no one away, and just ask for a small donation to the charity. I hope they get the success and credit they deserve.

Check them out


Jan 7 2011

Neils News, Friday Early Jan, Audio Marketing and Radio Online

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Ah, welcome along to my newsletter listeners and fellow podcasters, and human beings.

Interesting week on the show, we are following a lady called JANINE, on her weight loss, she wants to lose 2 stone, to prove a point to her tennis coach, who, according to her is a complete meanie, to put it mildly.

It is normally pretty good to have an accountability partner for our goals, and you can’t get much better than the whole South West of a City.

She has promised to send a piccie, we are going to do a before and after, good luck Janine.

We also had a great “Power of Radio” this morning. Let me explain. I put a thought out there, asking what drove people mad, the stuff in society that we look at and think “That’s Crazy”. Political correctness gone mad is a good example for me, this militant attempt to not offend anybody no matter what. Anyhow, a lady called up and said “Ageism”. She is in her late 40’s and been looking for a job for a long time, and the best she ws offered was a voluntary job.


This is a lady with 30 years Customer Service Experience. It’s bonkers.

So we put it out there, a “verbal CV” if I may.

10 minutes later, we had a call to the Radio Jackie office and….

Someone had been listening with a possible position for her! And it was in the area she wanted too.

Power Of Radio. I love it!

Now, dear Podcasters, why not start the year with your own pure profit pulling podcast…

I really don’t know how much longer I can keep this at this price, so act now!!


If you are wanting training in radio skills, I am up for one on one sessions, just shoot me an e-mail at neil@neillong.com

Had one success story at the tail end of last year, looking for more.

My hairdresser, and her partner, have challenged me to a 30 mile bike ride, in May. Perhaps I am bonkers, but I accepted.

Me and daughter are doing it- so we arer going to dust off the bikes and get training. Be a good excuse to finally lose that last inch round the midriff!.

30 MILES! At keast its all flat! I am looking forward to getting my copy of the new Tim Ferriss book “The 4 hour body”, you know author of the 4 hour workweek. I do recommend reading it, if you have not already, he really is doing it! And he’s a great outside the box thinker and a compelling read.

Part of what he talks about in the book is Outsourcing, in other words getting other people to do the stuff you don’t want to do, or as one of my favourite success coaches put it IAFFI (If It Ain’t Fun, Forget It). I like that mantra. Sometimes it can be hard to know who to trust and who not to when it comes to outsourcing, I mean we can all quote the phrase “Man in the Phillipines”, but what really does that entail?

If I can help shine some light on it for you, I have some free videos here for you .

Speaking of Internet MARKETING, if you are just beginning, or even if you have been in the game for a while, I thoroughly recommend this membership site from  CHRIS FARRELL. He is a fellow radio man, who also is making the transition into internet marketing.

Well, more accurately, he has made the transition, and is doing it very well. It is a common story, that some people will sell you “success products”, when they don’t use them themselves, or even know if they work). Not so with Chris. His membership site explains EVERYTHING, and I do mean EVERYTHING! Seriously. And you can get started for under $5.


Normally it is the little things people get stuck on, leading to lots of “help” e-mails to help centres, and that process can take days.

Seriously, Chris has covered it all, and I am sure you will appreciate his smoth radio voice as well.

Have a great weekend, and a wonderful 2011

Dec 24 2010

Happy Christmas to all my readers and listeners

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Twas the night before Christmas

Near the end of the year

Neil did his writing

The  hit the beer.


In my exploration of psychology over the years, I have come upon something that might be called “Positive Psychology”, I hit on the idea of appreciation. Appreciate what you have and all that rather than bemoan what we don’t.

I don’t want to get all deep on you, all I want to say is Thankyou to….

…all mine, Nicky’s and Radio Jackie’s listeners, who sent us so many nice and heartfelt messages this morning on air.

It is so nice to get messages that “We get people through the morning” in a small way if I can make a difference, then it is a pleasure to do so…

So a very happy Christmas to all our listeners, to all my customers and clients through the year, and to all the folks I will meet in 2011.

And of course to my family and personal friends…

May 2011 be great for all of us in a thousand little ways.

And some big ones too!

More updates soon…..


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