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 Random.org the winners are (drum roll please…)

Jan from BeautyTopToToe.com and Francesca Adrienne of CraftStuffIMade.com.

Congratulations!

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

Don’t forget – subscribe to the Better Business Better Life Legends List too so you don’t miss extra awesome goodness ever again…


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


Goals for 2013 – Are You A Scatter Gun Or Saint?

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Have you noticed a trip to the city or even a country town has been far more frenzied the last couple of weeks? As if cars have suddenly started multiplying on our roads?

It seems some sort of magnetic pull began six weeks out from Christmas and people have been panic buying (or at least panic window shopping) ever since.

Regardless of whether you think the true spirit of Christmas has been forgotten or not, I’d ask you to consider this:

  • Do you plan your gift buying or is it more a scatter gun approach?
  • Do you have a budget and stick to it or do you overspend each year out of desperation?

If the scatter gun, credit card lurch resonates with you does it reflect your approach to business and blogging? Continue reading