Better Business, Better Life – Issue 69

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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 –


Rocks mean extra work!

For organisations new to implementing EOS, getting 3-7 rocks done every quarter can feel overwhelming.

There may be some resistance from the leadership team. After all, everyone is already so busy, how can they possibly put more on their plate?

It’s a fact they can’t do it all – but rocks need to come first.

The entire leadership team come together every quarter to discuss what will drive the company forward. Company rocks & personal rocks result from this in-depth discussion.

Everyone is in agreement that these rocks are the most important tasks to achieve in the next 90 days. So how can we be too busy to focus on them?

To achieve rocks, our to-do list needs to be simplified. We shouldn’t hold onto busy work that doesn’t have the greatest impact on company goals.

Simplify your to-do list by:

  1. Delegating
  2. Automating
  3. Deleting it!

These three steps help leaders rise to their full potential by getting out of the daily stuff & focusing on more strategic work.

Are you struggling with rocks? Read the full article:


The tools to get you The EOS Life

I love the EOS Life & I’m passionate about helping entrepreneurs live theirs to the fullest.

If you haven’t heard me talk about the EOS Life yet, it’s simple. It’s doing what you love, with people you love, making a huge difference & being compensated appropriately. All while having time to pursue other passions!

I love my business & all the work that I do, but life is just too short to work until you die. We all have fun hobbies and interests that we should be enjoying outside of work.

This is an especially difficult balance to achieve for entrepreneurs – we work endless hours and never stop thinking about our business! We need to make a conscious effort to create the life we want for ourselves, instead of getting swept up in working 24/7.

Even if you’re not one of my clients, I want you to get access to all the tools & resources EOS shares to help you discover your ideal entrepreneurial life.

There are EOS life stories that are complimentary to the book, as well as access to all the free tools.

I also recommend watching Gino & Mike’s video, ‘An intimate discussion about living your ideal life’. They both have so much wisdom share – truly an inspiration 💖

Here is the book, planner & free tools:

Listen to Gino & Mike’s discussion here:


Nature at its best

My find of the week this week is actually both a place & a product – Cromwell & Misha’s vineyard.

As part of our travel & adventures we were in Cromwell last week. We camped on the side of the lake, which was just stunning. I personally think Cromwell is just as beautiful as Queenstown but without all the people 😊

We were also fortunate to catch up with friends in Cromwell, Misha & Andy Wilkinson, who own Misha’s vineyard. This is a boutique vineyard that was set up with a whole lot of love & hard work by Andy & Misha to create world class Central Otago Wine.

Their story is a fabulous one, but you’ll need to visit them to find that out. Hearing Misha tell Steve their story was so much fun! We then went to The Stoaker for lunch the next day, which was also fabulous.

18th August is International Pinot Noir Day & that is one of Misha’s specialities. In fact, it was the whole reason they started the vineyard, because of a passion for New Zealand Pinot Noir!

We tasted several varieties, including a couple of Pinot Noirs whilst we were there & can highly recommend their Pinot Party Pack:

However, we also loved their Limelight Riesling & The Starlet Sauvignon Blanc.

We stocked up on a box of wines to take in the RV with us, which we have thoroughly enjoyed on our journey & we’ve just got the Late Harvest sticky to drink now.

Take a look & support a local business:


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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


Here are a few photos for a taster – if you’d like to see them all then please visit our google album – link below. These are only the shots taken with our phones – we’ll upload the DSLR camera photos when we get home 😊

Here is the link to our public album:


​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