Better Business, Better Life – Issue 117

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In the hustle and bustle of daily work, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters.

When we’re constantly fighting fires, or we’re continuously ‘busy’, our brain is always full or ‘cloudy’. It doesn’t have the energy or ability to look at things calmly & objectively.

I should know… I am the Queen of busy, although I like to call it ‘productive’ as it makes me feel better. 😊

 And that’s why I am a huge fan of Clarity Breaks.

What do I mean by that? And why do we lose sight of what really matters?

I like to use an analogy that Gino Wickman shared with me to explain it.

Imagine a glass of water with sand in it.

If the glass is always moving, then the sand stays suspended in the water, and it’s cloudy. All you can see are the grains of sand swirling around in the glass.

Put the glass down & allow it to remain still for a while & the water clears. Suddenly, everything becomes clear.

Imagine doing that for your brain.

That’s what a Clarity Break is.


Slow Down To Speed Up 

Taking time out regularly to get out of the day-to-day, away from the distractions & just sitting with nothing for a while. This allows your brain to settle & provide it with clarity. And from that Clarity comes solutions & answers to the issues you’ve been struggling with.

I’m always amazed by what I hear from my clients about what they have achieved during these sessions.

It sounds simple, right?

So, when I offer this as a solution for the busy entrepreneurs & leaders that I work with, why do they fight it tooth & nail?

They tell me that they don’t need it, or they’re too busy, that they can’t find the time… or better still, that they already do something like it when they’re driving, cycling, or doing something else.

But here’s the truth: unless you are sitting there doing absolutely nothing with zero distractions, then you’re not allowing your brain the space it needs.

And we all need that space.

I had a client who refused to do our recommended Clarity Breaks for a long time.

She was adamant that there would be no benefit.

So imagine my surprise when not only did she finally do one, but she absolutely raved about it.

She took herself to the beach and sat there with a blank notepad and pen, no technology, and armed with a handful of questions.

I can’t remember exactly what she came up with in that break, but she raved about it for weeks & now does them regularly.

From personal experience, I have written a whole mastermind programme, developed a new business idea, worked through a complex restructuring & solved a difficult financial issue in my more recent ones.

I still don’t do them as often as I should or would like to, but I am getting better… It’s like any other workout – we need to work them often to see the benefit.

If you’d like to find out how to do them, then read the articles or book in for a quick session with me & I’ll happily take you through the how. Click here.


This section gives you quick access to 9 links - to articles, blogs, podcasts & stuff that will help you to create a better business & lead a better life.

Better Business Articles

Business Action

Commit To Clarity

Discover the power of clarity breaks for business growth.

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Why You Need a Clarity Break

Explore the necessity of clarity breaks for productivity.

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Have You Taken a Clarity Break?

Discover how clarity breaks enhance focus for work.

Podcasts to Listen to

Business Action

How To Do What You Love With Who You Love

Discover the keys to business success and fulfilment.

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Igniting Creative Sparks: Come Unleash Innovation

Embark on a journey of creativity and pursuit.

Business Action

Renee Wingfield's Artistic Entrepreneurial Triumph

Reveal the balance and magic in business and life.

Better Life Articles

Business Action

Rediscover Your Essence Through Meditation

Immerse in this 12-minute brief meditation to reconnect.

Business Action

Self-Care Ideas to Nourish Your Mind and Soul Daily

Explore transformative self-care practices for holistic well-being.

Business Action

Boost Happiness: The Power of Gratitude in Health

Uncover the  joyful power of gratitude for happiness.


In this section, I will be introducing the team & our Trusted Partners.

This week, I am super privileged to introduce you to David Whyte. 

David is one of our trusted partners but also a friend and a business partner. His expertise and dedication shine through in every aspect of his work. That’s one of the reasons he was recently awarded the FANZ Lifetime Achievement Award for his longstanding contributions to the financial advice profession.

David’s extensive insurance and financial services background, coupled with his strategic vision, has led to remarkable growth and success in every venture he’s undertaken. As a Director & Chairman of many organisations, he’s making a huge difference in the world.

Together, David and I are passionate about optimising business performance, fostering growth, and creating a positive impact in the industries we serve.

Adam Harris, David, and I are thrilled to announce that we’re planning to launch our new business venture – Integrated Executives.

Watch out for our upcoming offerings of Fractional Integrators and Fractional Executives to support EOS businesses!

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How do you help people?

By sharing knowledge, experience, and learnings via coaching, facilitating, and drawing out an individual’s entrepreneurial spirit, passion, and commitment. 

Why did you get into what you are doing?

I’ve been a student of Organisation & Management for most of my career in the U.K., Australia, and NZ. Governance at Board level, and structured frameworks at Management level have been cornerstones of constant learning over many years. Transferring this knowledge and experience to others is a lifelong passion. 

What do you love about it?

Watching companies grow, develop, and succeed, but more importantly seeing the pride and pleasure that people take in generating success and achieving results that may have seemed impossible prior to engaging. 

What do you do in your spare time, pursuing other passions?

Play golf as often as I can – one of these days, I’ll get it right! I’m also a student of history, reading and listening to podcasts whenever time permits. 

Tell us something that very few people know about you?

I speak reasonably fluent Spanish – a bit rusty now, but it’s a beautiful language which I enjoy greatly. 


reMarkable (the only tech allowed in my EOS Session Room) is about to stop their referral programme.

This means it’s your last chance to save $74 off the price of a new remarkable.

Just use this link to get this it expires on the 3rd of May!

Why do I love my reMarkable so much?

As someone who is probably on the ADHD scale & definitely on the ‘bright, shiny project’ entrepreneurial scale, I have a short attention span.

If I try to write on an iPad or any other tech device, I get distracted by all the other things online & I lose my focus.

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Here are 10 reasons why I love my remarkable 💖

With the reMarkable:

✏️ I can draw, write or type without any of the distractions.

✏️ It replaces all my notebooks, notepads & sticky notes.

✏️ It replaces my daily journal & doesn’t use any light, so I can write on it at night & not have it affect my sleep.

✏️ I can store things in folders in my own filing system.

✏️ I can download books & pdfs to it & highlight or mark-up bits that interest me.

✏️ I can sign documents with a real pen & send them back to people signed & dated.

✏️ I can share my screen with people in meetings & use colours & different markers to highlight & note things.

✏️ I can share documents via email, Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive.

✏️ I can covert my scribbles into typed text using OCR.

✏️ I can upload my EOS Manuals & tools to my reMarkable as well as my clients’ reMarkables.

If you’re looking for a fancy, internet-connected device that does everything, then the remarkable isn’t it. But if you want a good electronic notepad with some really cool functionality and no blue light, then this is for you.

Ready to unlock your potential? Order one now, click here.

We are here to help you live a better life by creating a better business. We are real-life business owners with years of experience & a strong desire to make a huge difference to the lives of entrepreneurs.

If anything here resonates with you or you would like our help, then please get in contact. Just reply to this newsletter & let us know who you would like to speak to…. Or visit our webpage & contact any of our team from their own pages.

If you know someone who would benefit from reading this, then please forward it onto them. 💖


​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