Better Business, Better Life – Issue 106

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As we head into another week, I take great pleasure in sharing my curated articles, tips & tools in a short read that will hopefully give you a few ‘aha’ moments as well as some laughter or joy. Most of all I hope it gives you pragmatic inspiration & helps you on your journey to doing what you love, with people you love, making a huge difference, being compensated appropriately with time to pursue other passions – #TheEOSLife.

Here’s this week’s business tip, life hack & find of the week… Some of them are original, most are things I have come across in my weekly pursuit of self-improvement & living a better life, through creating a better business. And don’t forget the inspirational quote, which you can download as a wallpaper or lock screen for your phone.

As always, if you find great things that you’d like to share then feel free to email me for inclusion in one of my weekly newsletters. I’m always looking for new & exciting things to share each week. And if you think someone else would like to receive the newsletter in their inbox, directly from my inbox (no newsletter apps used here!) then please let me know –


To do or not do?

Does your TO-DO LIST grow longer each week?  

Business leaders often struggle to prioritise tasks, issues, and targets, resulting in feeling loaded up with TO-DOs and consequently may find themselves constantly ‘putting out fires’.   

EOS offers a range of tools for getting your to-do list under control by teaching you how to categorise your list into categories, establishing the person accountable for the task, and then establishing the timeframe to complete or resolve it: 

  • ROCKS: These are a priority that will take more than three weeks but must be completed this quarter. The company and each leadership team member should focus only on the most important things to accomplish in a quarter. Remember – less is more! 
  • SHORT TERM ISSUES: Will need to get solved this quarter and should go on your weekly Level 10 Meeting™ agenda’s Issues List. 
  • LONG TERM ISSUES: Don’t need to get solved this quarter, but you don’t want to lose them. Placing these on the Issues List on your Vision/Traction Organizer® keeps them out of your mind for now. And then, you can return to them each quarter to review.
  • TO DOs: Must get done in the next seven days, and someone commits to completing them. The Level 10 Meeting agenda designates a time to follow up on each to-do from the prior week, driving accountability. 


Addicted to bad habits?

Have you ever resolved to change things for the better, personally or professionally, then found yourself doing the same things, the same way and getting the same or an even worse outcome?

Colby Kultgen suggests we can be unconsciously addicted to habitual ways of behaving, which may be sabotaging our best efforts to change. He has some helpful suggestions on how to break the addiction to those old habits.

He tells us how to replace them with affirming and solution-oriented behaviours, which will alleviate our stress and get us to a healthier place.


Five reasons to read Traction

This review found on the WHALE blog will give you tips and hints from expert implementers of the EOS® system. You’ll hear from five experienced business experts who give easy, understandable tips and advice about implementing TRACTION in your business. They tell us how to understand best and use TRACTION, the book written by EOS founder Gino Wickman.

They know how EOS works and explain how to best use the EOS process to “get a grip on your business.”


Progress not perfection

Are you waiting for the perfect day when everything goes right, and there are no problems or issues to deal with? Sometimes, we get so bogged down in the day-to-day tasks that we neglect what we need to do to progress the business.

Evan Blumenthal is an experienced business coach and EOS implementer. He talks to Debra about how to succeed in business by offering insight into navigating the business world’s complexities while balancing success and happiness.

Listen to the full episode here:



“The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule but schedule your priorities.”

– Stephen Covey

You can download this wallpaper or lock screen for your phone.


​If you’d like to learn more about any of these tools or would like to find out how I can help you achieve a better life through creating a better business, then book a free Discovery Call with me.

We’ll talk about what you want to get from your business & your life & come up with a plan to do that!

Debra Chantry-Taylor

Certified EOS Implementer | Accredited Family Business Advisor |  Entrepreneurial Leadership & Business Coach | Speaker & Workshop Facilitator