Healthy & Wealthy

Managing Your Money

The wealth of your business does depend on you keeping on top of your paperwork and administration, as well as controlling your cash flow. You also need to make sure that you are focused on your yield or net profit, taking into consideration all revenue and expenses. There’s no point being in business and putting in all the time and effort if you are losing money or going backwards. Owning a business can mean long hours, huge effort, and a lot of hard work, so you do want to make sure it is worth it. Most people own or purchase a small business to give them flexibility and the opportunity to [...]

Persistence

My mum always used to say, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.’ It is one of her mottos that has always been  ngrained in me, and something I think of often. The well-used phrase, ‘Never, never, never, never give up’ is very similar. Persistence is a great word and often the difference between success and failure. Most things in life that you truly want to work on do not easily fall into place, or onto your lap. Most things of great value need to be worked on, strived for, and constantly focused on to get over the line. This is the thrill of the [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Business, Business Tips, Healthy & Wealthy, Healthy & Wealthy|0 Comments

Purpose

Purpose is as important as passion; to have a reason and an outcome regarding where you want to head and what you want to achieve. To have purpose is to have direction, intention, and a perceived outcome. To have purpose is exciting, a clear way, a real focus, and something to put a spring into your step each and every day. Hopefully the previous topic on ‘passion’ will have helped you to determine the things that make you tick, the things that you are good at, and the things that really resonate with you. When you’re doing what you are passionate about, a lot of the motivation, [...]

Passion

As I talked about in my first book, passion is one of my favourite words and resonates in all of the things that I do. To be passionate about what we do is vital not only to our success but to our wellbeing, our state of mind, our health, and our happiness. To get up each morning with a spring in our step, ready to take on the day, our work, and all it has to offer is a blessing. There is nothing worse than feeling miserable, unhappy with our circumstances, or to have that feeling that we are ‘dragging our feet’ because we don’t enjoy what we do. [...]

Structure Your Time

I believe that structuring your time is one of the most important skills you can try to master. The day I learnt to break down my time into blocks and manage them accordingly was a godsend! Don’t get me wrong, I am one of the most organised people on the planet. I schedule my meetings and appointments, ensuring that I stagger them so as not to stretch myself too thin, and I am also punctual to the point of frustration to others, but one day I learnt how to make sure I scheduled in other things, not just formal appointments, and this was a ‘light bulb moment’. Scheduling blocks [...]

Keep a Diary or Organiser

Being organised is an essential skill to have or demonstrate for success in today’s ever-busy world. Whether it be in your personal or business life, having a tool that keeps you organised and on track is of paramount importance. I’m still an old fashioned gal in that I still keep a Filofax- style diary that sits on my desk. My diary has all meetings, appointments, day and night time events, and my kid’s commitments all listed. I love having it on my desk as I can see exactly how my day should look in an instant, and most importantly, know [...]

Barossa Valley Experience – 2018 – One Departure Only, Don’t Miss Out!

ONE 2018 DEPARTURE ONLY It’s time to SHINE! Barossa Valley Experience   One Departure Only: Fri 27/7/18 – Sun 29/7/18 Strictly limited to 10 seats and fully escorted by Zoë Sparks  It’s time to re-set, re-charge and most importantly, celebrate YOU!!! This spectacular experience is a two night retreat/adventure aimed at business/working ladies who want to take a little time out to focus on themselves and also enjoy a weekend of food, wine and fun. All inclusive, this experience will bring together like-minded women,  and motivate and inspire you so that you return refreshed and ready for action! This trip [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Destinations, Events, Groups, Healthy & Wealthy, Travel, Travel|0 Comments

A Unique Perspective…..

Last week, I talked about a book I’d recently read that had impacted greatly on me (Mia Freedman’s ‘Work Strife Balance’, again make sure you read if you haven’t already!). My blog mainly focused on the ‘Balance’ part. This week, I want to talk about the second book which had a similar effect  and that is ‘first, we make the beast beautiful’ by Sarah Wilson. Sarah Wilson made a huge difference to my whole family several years ago. Her first ‘I Quit Sugar’ book was released around the same time that my eldest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes [...]

Charity Work / Volunteering – It’s Important to Give Back!

One of the things that I love to do in my role as a business owner is to look at ways that I can give back to the community. One of those ways is by volunteering or assisting charities or communities to raise funds. I am very appreciative of what successes come my way, and as a busy person, I love to get involved in areas where I can contribute to make a difference and support other like-minded people. This is very rewarding and something that I find incredibly self-satisfying. It may be volunteering in local community organisations as a [...]

My Top Five Tips to Prepare for a Great Work Break!

It’s that time of year where many workers and business owners are starting to wind down and look forward to a break over the Christmas/New Year period, and planning ahead to make sure you have your ‘house in order’ before you have time off is the key to enjoying a nice, relaxing break. December is always a quiet time of year for me, so not only do I enjoy taking time out to rest, relax and rejuvenate; it’s also a great month for me to plan the forthcoming year ahead. So before you take your well earned break, make sure [...]