Better Business, Better Life – Issue 41

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Back into the swing of things & starting off the year with a bang. This next week sees our monthly EOS webinar & in-person workshop series starting again. You can attend online, in Auckland or in Melbourne.

These monthly webinars are ideal to get an overview of the EOS Model & the tools that you can use to strengthen your business.

If you’re a Business Owner or Leader & want to know how to shine a light on your business and solve issues as they arise for the greater good of the business or if you’re just keen to understand more about #EOS then please join Jeni Clift & I to:

  • Start your year strong
  • Eliminate your business-related frustrations
  • Get what you want from your business and live your ideal life!

Then, if you love what you see in this webinar  you have 3 options:

  • Work with an Implementer like myself or Jeni Clift
  • Self-implement & use all the freely available tools
  • Join our master mind groups – designed to get you started & give you some accountability through your self-implementation

If you’d like to attend one of the webinar series as my VIP guest, gaining COMPLIMENTARY entry, then just follow this link: 

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 –


Why EOS may not be right for you…

Yes for someone who harps on about EOS all the time, you might wonder why I would want to tell you that it might not be right for you? It’s because I am so passionate about making a difference & I have learned that if it isn’t right for you then it isn’t right for me.

I love what I do, working with people I love so that they get the results they want. 

I’ve been helping companies for implement EOS for over 2 years now. Most of my clients get amazing results  from implementing the system but the odd one just drops out. 

It’s difficult to understand because the model & tools work for every privately owned businesses & even some bigger businesses (we have had huge success with Microsoft Partners & other divisions of listed companies), however for some businesses it just doesn’t seem to be a fit.

And in reality it is nothing to do with the business – it’s to do with whether the leadership team has the ability to commit to & truly follow the EOS process.

So, I love this article which very easily explains when EOS won’t be the right set of tools..

There are 5 main scenarios – do any of them resonate? And if none of them do, then let’s talk about how we can get EOS working for you!


How do you ‘do’ gratitude?

If you follow me regularly you will know that I run a journal / planner (Panda Planner) & part of this is practicing gratitude. I also ADORE the Holstee manifesto – THIS IS YOUR LIFE – Life is Short! 

I’ve shared before the merits of gratitude, scientifically proven, so it’s not all fluffy balls 😊

However, I know it’s sometimes tough when you want to find things to be grateful for – especially when things don’t feel so great (like throughout months of lockdown!) .

If you’re like me then in these times, you might find yourself writing the same things, day in, day out?

So I was thrilled when I found these from Holstee. They are gratitude cards that ask questions to inspire grateful living.

“This deck includes 100+ prompts to help you deepen awareness of life’s abundance and open you to the joy and transformative possibilities of gratefulness.”

They also do reflection cards, which are another great tool! Plus you get 10% off your first order 😊


3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do

I am a big fan of the number 3. You’ve probably heard my shopping list story – if not, then drop me a line I’ll happily share it.

It comes from the Franklin Covey work that shows that we, as humans in general, can’t deal with more than 3 things at once.

So this TED Talk caught my eye.  3 questions???

How you respond to setbacks is what defines your character, says Stacey Abrams, the first Black woman in the history of the United States to be nominated by a major party for governor. In an electrifying talk, she shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia — and some advice on how to change the world. “Be aggressive about your ambition,” Abrams says.

This TED talk is a must see even if you’re not an American 😉 


“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

You can download this a 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