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How To Stay Inspired In Your Business

So it can be really hard when you work for yourself. You sit at the desk all the time, you’re online and yes you are talking to other people but it can get a little bit isolating. You want to be able to keep inspired so how do you do that?

Tip #1 – Move Away From The Screen

The first tip I’m going to give you is to get out from behind the computer. There is nothing better than face to face conversation. We talk to people all day online, of course, but it’s not the same as face to face.

It might be that you look up a local networking group or jump on and find what groups are available in your area but get out and meet new people, especially like-minded people, particularly other business owners (like I did with the women’s social group at The Hood Milkbar…did I mention pulled pork burger?).

Catching up with the social group at The Hood Milkbar

Tip #2 – Get Back To Nature

Tip number two is nothing beats nature. So last weekend after working really hard during the week I needed a break. What I did was I first of all went to a local food and wine festival. It was fantastic. They had the most beautiful set up which was inspiring in itself and of course I got to try lots of new cuisine and listen to some awesome music. Just to refresh and re-energise, that was fantastic.

How To Stay Inspired In Your Business By Visiting The Maitland Food And Wine Festival

Style Inspiration with Maudie Macs High Tea Maitland Festival

Stay Inspired By Learning New Skills

When I got home, there’s a great big gum tree outside, I got the old picnic rug and had a sit and read. It was wonderful. A total change up from what I’d been doing and I came in with so many more ideas ready to get stuck into my business again. Definitely, getting out in nature and enjoying that experience, feeling the grass under your feet, is a fantastic way to get inspired.

Stay Inspired in Nature with Great Books

Tip #3 – Get Outside Your Online Comfort Zone

If you can’t get out and enjoy some time in nature or you can’t go along to a networking event, I used to live in a rural area and it was really hard to get along, if you can’t do that, a really simple tip is change up what you are looking at online.

If you’re focused on the business coaching industry or perhaps you’re in health, look at something totally different. Look at blogs totally outside your niche. Look, if you’ve got some interests or hobbies, look at something in those areas and think about how what you’re learning might apply to your business. Anyone for some bike riding blog action?

Stay inspired with exercise

How could you make something from a totally different industry apply to the work you’re doing? It’s a really great way to cross pollenise your ideas and introduce something new that hasn’t been done before to help your business and your blog stand out from the competition. Definitely get outside your normal sphere of reading, your normal content that you consume and find something totally different, then consider how you to what you’re doing.

I hope you’ve found those tips really helpful. I know they certainly help me out if I’m feeling a little bogged down and ready to reenergise, revitalise. I’d love you to share in the comments below if you have a tip to be inspired and reenergised. Thanks for listening. Bye.

I’ve shared my three tips to staying inspired as a business owner but would you like some more? How about 101?

101 Secrets Of Untamed Entrepreneurs Revealed Featuring Caylie Price 500

Recently I was a contributor to a great ebook called 101 Secrets Of Untamed Entrepreneurs Revealed where twenty entrepreneurs including myself share our path to success, the hurdles we’ve been through, the ups and downs, not just the pretty picture overnight success stuff.

It’s a great way to help you realise there’s no one straight path to success but if you keep going you will get there.

Be sure to check it out over at Untamed.

#ExplosiveContent – Read Them Or Weep Biz Collection

Grow your business income links roundup

This week has been all about BBQs with my family; starting my location independent journey up the East Coast of Australia, checking in with my gorgeously proactive VIP coaching clients; drafting email autoresponders (more about that in a minute) and finishing my new about page (would love your feedback).

A extra special highlight has been visiting Sally, Ryan and Charlie, owners of Seven Creeks, sweet friends and clients of Better Business Better Life. Sally and Ryan raise grass-fed cattle and sheep on the family farm then deliver their paleo-friendly bulk meat packs to Melbourne-based customers.

Seven Creeks Produce Sally & Ryan

Now before I get into this week’s links I’d love to know, what are you most pressing questions about email autoresponders? Is your email sequence generating sales for you? What’s stopping you from getting the emails written and scheduled? Tell me in the comments.

This edition of #ExplosiveContent Collection includes…drum roll please…

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You Probably Think I’m 42 Days Late…

How to set business and personal goals

The best time to start was yesterday, the next best time is now.

Ah the joys of a new year – such fresh, vibrant energy circulating; such hope for the future; renewed belief in the possibilities.

So many blog posts circulating telling us how to set goals for the year ahead; how to exceed expectations and maintain our resolutions.

Theoretically the new year started 42 days ago. You could say I’m a little late to the party but I say whatevs (actually I wouldn’t say that, you can punch me if I ever use the word again, but you get the idea.)

Frankly you can declare a start over whenever you desire. You can act like a #bossman or #bosswoman or rather you should if you own a business.

But if you are going to mark this moment in history as a do-over here are two exercises to make it worthy of its mark.

1. Review the previous period to identify the wins and the woes. What lessons can you learn and take with you in the year ahead?

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#ExplosiveBizGrowth – Read Them Or Weep Biz Collection

Business resource list for client attraction, lead generation and client psychology.

Hey you! It’s about time you were in the know.

Ever feel like you’re out of the loop and missing the critical stuff? Or frankly your ego is cactus with FOMO? *fear of missing out

Good news, I have the answer for you.

It’s a new series called…


Each week you’ll get links to the latest you need to know about.

It’ll be client attraction, list building and business growth focused with the occasional need-it-now goodie added in.

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Why I Won’t Get Off My List Building High Horse

Why I Won't Get Off My List Building High Horse

Balboa Park is the most beautiful area in all of San Diego. Inspired by Spanish architecture, the many museums, water features and galleries throughout the park are simply divine. The thirty artist studios, the tea house even the walk from the car park were simply enchanting.

A beautiful friend recommended I visit Prado Restaurant while exploring Balboa Park and I’ll be forever grateful I did.

Sun bathed umbrellas shielded me from the harsh Californian sun while I enjoyed a sumptuous salad on the terrace. Soft music drifted through on the gentle breeze while the wait staff took care of my every whim.

If I could have moved into this paradise I would have left and returned with my worldly possessions by nightfall. Alas it couldn’t be so.

List building and client attraction made a visit to Balboa Park from Australia possible.

Words don’t do justice (nor my lack of photography skills).

That was just one of my magical days in the United States of America. I returned to Australia only ten days ago and yet before I caught my flight out of Phoenix I was planning my return.

There were so many highlights over my 29 days in America I struggle to choose a favourite. It’s like asking a parent to choose between children.

Kimberly Kling and Caylie Price met with Kim becoming web developer for Caylie's clients

Meeting and spending time with Kimberly Kling, my friend of four years and web designer to a number of my clients, was like catching up with a sister and best friend all rolled in one. Her adorable family welcomed me with open arms and love in their hearts.

I am so grateful to many people:

  • Salaam Willis – my roomie for the Rise Live
  • Robyn and Don – my buddies at both conferences
  • Rebecca Berggren, Mylinda Power and all my fellow BSchoolers I met on the West Coast
  • Rooby, Marlena and Anna

to mention just a few.

But why am I telling you all this? Why should you care? What difference does it make to you?

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