Better Business Better Life - Part 15

Want To Succeed? Pick A Theme For 2013

Set a theme for your year and achieve your goals.

The extraordinarily brilliant Facebook expert Mari Smith chooses one word each year as her theme. In the past they’ve included growth and commitment. For 2013 she’s chosen abundance.

I’ve loved this concept since I first came across it and after I witnessed its ability to guide people in achieving wonderful results via Elle Roberts and the Artful Business Conference (plus Studio Exsto launching 7th January) I knew I needed to adopt it.

The best way to adopt something you love is to examine it then make it work for you.

So this is my theme for 2013: Continue reading

When Is A Blog Contest Not A Blog Contest?

When is a blog contest not a blog contest?

Blog challenges and blog contests – they’re the same thing right?

Yes but no.

Are you confused?

First let me thank Janet Brent for this awesome question in the comments of Blog Challenges…Lessons Learned.

Now let me explain. Here is how I define blog challenges: Continue reading

Podcasts To Blast You Into The Stratosphere

Blast Into The Stratosphere With Better Business Better Life's Favourite Podcasts

Every December we witness a massive number of business and personal development bloggers talk about reflecting on the year gone and planning for the next.

Better Business Better Life has been too and for good reason. Reviewing and strategizing is important (although sometimes I think we should consider a focus period that isn’t quite so busy with festivities).

The other vital decisions you need to make are… Continue reading

And The Winners Are…

Remember the ‘How To Run A Rockin’ Mailing List’ giveaway run here on the blog a couple of weeks ago?

Well it’s time to announce the lucky winners!!!

Chosen by the winners are (drum roll please…)

Jan from and Francesca Adrienne of


 If you missed ‘Frustrated By Facebook? Rock Your Mailing List‘ be sure to have a read.

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Sucker Punched (Who Do You Want To Become?)

Know Who You Want To Become

When growing up we are often asked by parents, adult relatives and family friends what we want to do when we finish school. Another favourite question is what we want to become.

I always found these questions easy to answer. I wanted to be a pathologist, then a lawyer, followed by a psychologist. Never an accountant or nurse. Secretly I actually wanted to start my own business and make it wildly successful but that of course didn’t fit the obligatory path of get a good job, work hard to pay the mortgage, blah, blah, blah.

Do you remember what you wanted to be? Can you remember how exciting it was to dream about the things you’d do? How you would change the world? Continue reading