Better Business, Better Life – Issue 88

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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 –


How can you make next year the best year yet? 

How can you make next year the best year yet?

I wrote this many years ago when I was coaching at The Icehouse. Each year I review it & as I work through the questions myself, I add or change some things. But this year, I had a look at it & I thought it was absolutely perfect.

I’m aware that I have some things to work on & I’m gratefully letting go of some things too.

This will take about an hour to complete & I suggest either loading it onto your remarkable or printing it out & taking it to a quiet place & just writing what comes to mind.

It’s not all business-focused, but as entrepreneurs, there’s inevitably an overlap between our business & personal lives.

Have fun!


101 Romantic Ideas

I am ultimately a romantic at heart, but sometimes when life or business gets busy, it can be hard. 

So, when I was looking for my year-in-review questions in my files & came across this, I had to share.  

Most of the ideas here are pretty simple & easy to execute (just my style 😁). And all you have to do is pick a random number & give it a go.  

If you can ignore the sexism (as in all the ideas seem to be for men to romance women) & exchange she for them, then this could be a bit of fun for you & your partner 💖 





Make your water even more powerful.

This year has not been kind to my health & neither have I. With all the upset of several deaths, including my Dad, plus the onset of menopause, although I have been good with exercise, my diet & drinking has gotten a little out of hand.

And so it’s back to my health coach to get me back on track. One of the things I learned from her is that adding ginger, green tea & lemon to your water is good for you (& some turmeric if you like), especially if you have had a glass of wine or two.

I always have a bottle of water by my bedside so that I can wake up to a big drink in the morning & I decided to try brewing a green tea, ginger lemon & turmeric mix for this purpose.

I was doing it in a teapot & then thought wouldn’t it be great if I could just brew it in the bottle that I drink from? And so my online search began.

I found these beautiful bottles from Fressko, ordered them & am loving them!

The quality is obvious & although you can get cheaper versions (try this one for only $15). I do feel like the Fressko ones are going to last for a long time.

They come in different sizes – 300ml – 500ml. I went for the larger 500ml ones to keep up my water intake.

I bought mine from Fressko in Australia & got a 10% off welcome discount plus free shipping & with the current exchange rate, it still worked out better than buying locally, but if you just google it, you will find plenty of local distributors.

Made by Fressko, Fressko Flask Tour is a double-walled glass water bottle with a sustainably sourced bamboo lid. Free from BPA and leak-proof, this 500ml bottle can be enjoyed with hot or cold beverages. The food-grade stainless steel infuser is great for brewing loose-leaf herbal teas, fresh fruits and herbs, or a smoothie on the go.



The Zone – Finding the perfect work-life balance.

The Zone – Finding the perfect work-life balance.

I was privileged to talk to Liam Forde on the zone podcast about finding the perfect work-life balance.

For those of you who know me, you know I don’t subscribe to the traditional work-life balance concept – have a listen to this to see how I try to maintain the balance that works for me & share my tips to do this.

Listen to the full episode here:


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“The end of the calendar year represents the completion of one cycle and the start of another. It’s a time to let go of the past and to free ourselves from that which no longer serves our highest good.”

 – Dr. Joe Dispenza

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