Smuggling chickens in Botswana

Grab yourself a glass of wine, settle down and have a good old listen to this week’s podcast.

You know when you put a group of people in a room together and they instantly get on? That happened last night.

I’m up Derbyshire with Joe and a very small but select group of my Superheroes — they’d never met before, and we all got on like a group of people with gin and a good bottle of Malbec.

Funny that, because we had gin and a good bottle of Malbec. And ale.

And, as always happens when my Superheroes get together, I learned many things. Like, one of them lived in Botswana for a little while and told us a tale about smuggling chickens from Durham to Gabarone. That came out because I mentioned how much I love Alexander McCall Smith’s books. And another is moving to Florence for 8 weeks in a bit of a life experiment. And will be handy with his longbow in the zombie apocalypse.

Plus, I discovered that people make really strange complaints about toilet rolls…

We’re already planning the next get-together in Durham. And I’m going to be down in London in a month or so, so I’ll be gathering my people together there, too.

For all my solitary ways, I do love meeting up with the people who come into my world and stick around. They are all fascinating, driven, fun folks and I always learn lots from them.

Joe and I are off for a walk around the countryside inna bit. We’ll be making plans, talking about where business is going next…

And planning the topic for our next podcast.

Which brings me neatly to this week’s podcast: How to lose a million quid and never look back, with my first mentor Peter Thomson.

Listen here on iTunes, here on Stitcher Radio, or get the RSS feed here.

In it, Peter talks about how he pretty much lost everything, including his beautiful riverside home… how he built his initial empire in the first place… and then how he built it all back up again and lives an idyllic life today. Well worth a listen. There’s a reason I love this guy.



Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.

PS It’s been a bit of a hit, this show:

“What a load of shit, can’t understand what you see in him… Just kidding of course that was mind blowing and inspiring , I will listen to it again and again. It reminds me of when paul mort interviewed Micheal Hepple, I felt a similar way after listening to that. And his top tip was to write a book too.” From Dom Hodgson, Superhero Dog Trainer.

Mind blowing and inspiring, and he’ll listen again and again… Might be worth a peep, eh?

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