Better Business Better Life - Part 15

Don’t Burn Your Books!

Takao Fire Walking Festival by Stan Chow

Starting a business can be like walking on fire. Hot coals burning your feet.

Sizzling.

Scorching.

You know you should walk slow and steady but you want to sprint away screaming!

Where should you put your foot next?

You know those moments in business when you’re thinking how the hell did I get here and what on earth do I do next?

How can you escape the BURN?

NEWSFLASH:

You’ll always have those moments in business.  They never go away. But owning a business offers rewards well worth the temporary torture.

NEWFLASH:

If you’re going to own a business you can temper the scalding by learning from people who have already been through the fiery hell and have achieved the success you aspired to.

Burns suck!! Let these business owners save you from pain. Continue reading


Hitchhike On A Donkey…Get Great Engagement?

Use personal stories to increase blog engagement

When you ask a group of bloggers for their most bizarre yet effective tips to increase the engagement of their audience you’re never quite sure what they’re going to say (especially when someone in the group has already shared how she runs naked from hotel rooms)…if fact it could be a little worrying.

So on that note here’s what they had to share… Continue reading


Small Business Ru!es – A Book Review

Small Business Ru!es by Mathew Dickerson

Late last year I had the privilege of listening to Mathew Dickerson speak about leadership through my day job. Mathew gave a speech that told everyone exactly what he thought. No one could be under any illusion regarding his opinions. Some might have considered his approach a little abrasive but they couldn’t argue with his success.

Mathew founded AXXIS Technology at age 21 and the business has since won 21 major awards since including Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year. He has also started five other successful businesses and hosts Tech Talk Time on ABC Radio.

When a colleague was lucky enough to win a copy of his book Small Business Ru!es I was keen to borrow it and have a read. What particularly appealed to me was that Mathew has built his success from a rural base (I also live in a rural area).

Small Business Ru!es covers 52 lessons split across the following sections: Continue reading


4 Super Effective Ways To Increase Blog Subscribers

Grow your blog subscribers.

Four minds are better than one. Cross pollination of ideas between bloggers and business owners creates awesome results.

So when gathering ideas to increase blog subscribers why not turn to your awesome Aussie lady business owner and blogger friends who happen to have achieved many of the milestones you are working towards already?

For you it might be crafty blogger peeps or rhino wrestling blogger blokes. Whoever it is, go chat to them.

Here is what my ladies had to say! Continue reading


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