Better Business, Better Life – Issue 74

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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 –


Is Process documentation essential?

Having a blueprint is an essential aspect of building a house. It helps the builders know where things go, allows the electrician to figure out the wiring, etc. I don’t know much about building, but I know that blueprints are essential! Likewise, creating documented processes is like the blueprint for your business as it keeps everyone on the same page. As part of the EOS Model®, the Process Component™ is one of the Six Key Components™ to operating a successful business. In this blog, Will Crist discusses five misconceptions about maintaining team alignment on processes. 


The five misconceptions are:  

  1. Owners need to dictate processes for the entire company  
  2. You need a perfect process from the start 
  3. You can only have the right way to every aspect of a process 
  4. It will take too much time upfront 
  5. It’s not worth the effort 

Documenting your processes doesn’t have to be complicated, either. I don’t have the time to type out what I do, format it, and check for grammar mistakes or typos. But, I can record my screen and voice and do what I usually do and record it. Then I get someone else to document it in a simple 1-page checklist. 

That way, when there is a new person on the team, they can watch it. Easy! Read more about it in the blog. 


Do you need 8 hours of sleep?

Are you getting enough sleep? I feel like getting 8 hours of sleep is a miracle these days! Especially with all the traveling, I’m doing & the additional stress at the moment. But, according to Russell Foster, getting the idealized 8 hours of sleep is rare. Which, in some way, makes me feel a little better!  

I also loved hearing that waking up at night is perfectly normal – who knew?? 

First of all, who is Russell Foster? He is a professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University and the director of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. 

According to him, sleep disruption can reduce our cognition, ability to process information, poor memory, poor concentration, impaired decision making, poor communication skills, and reduced social connectivity. That’s just the short-term effects.  

I am experiencing some of those right now, with all that is going on, so it’s time to refocus on good sleep hygiene – listen to the interview if you can but at the very least read the article – it’s quick & easy to read & gives us 11 quick tips for better sleep! 



Should Visionaries & Integrators fight?

If you know what I do, chances are you’ve heard me talk about ‘visionary’ and ‘integrator’ as essential roles in business. To recap, visionaries often focus on the big picture, culture, and client relationships and usually come up with big ideas. An integrator is a person who thrives on creating order out of chaos. An integrator is a person who is naturally suited to setting priorities, solving conflicts, removing obstacles, and getting the company from point A to point B.  

So, having these two roles working closely together can be a bit tricky. And yes, there will be fights – That’s a natural part of a healthy business & team. 

At EOS, we run on EOS & we walk the talk. 

Here is a podcast from EOS Worldwide where they talk to Mark O’Donnell, the Visionary for EOS Worldwide, and Kelly Knight, the Integrator. In this episode of the Rocket Fuel Podcast, they share their key insights about what it takes to cultivate trust in a partnership and action steps for building a heart-centered culture. 


Debra Chantry Taylor

“Systemize the predictable so you can humanize the exceptional.”

 Isadore, Sharp, founder of 4 Seasons Hotel

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