Better Business, Better Life – Issue 97

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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 –


Turn your fragile family business into an Agile Family business

There are a lot of misconceptions when talking about family businesses. Those not working in one often think that it’s full of ego or the conflicts follow you home, but if you are lucky enough to work within a family environment, you know the strength in being able to trust your business/family partners, maintain traditions and company missions.   

To help expand the great family culture, stability and next-generation ingenuity, EOS’ Six Key Components is a great model to help not overcomplicate things, understand strengths/weaknesses and business strategy. 

To learn more about: Vision, People, Data, Issues, Process and Traction and how to bring these tools together to build and create a successful family business, read this article. 


Travel hacks and holiday tips

I’ve been travelling a lot lately. I was just in Dallas last week for the EOS Annual QCE, and I’m in Dunedin this week for a talk on behalf of Westpac for Business South & then in Wellington for the GEN Unconference (The Global Entrepreneur Network). So, travelling is a good chunk of my job, and I’m always open to hearing some good and easy travel hacks.

I found 13 travel hacks by a fellow TikToker to help keep me safe while travelling. Some hacks mentioned are obvious, but it’s always a good reminder. Like not saying your room number out loud in public or checking over your shoulder that no one is behind you when opening your room, plus with covid still in the near past, a quick sanitization doesn’t go amiss either – learn some of the more unhygienic spots and other travel hacks here.


Debra Chantry Taylor


Virtual Team bonding

Work from home, work from anywhere, virtual, remote working, whatever you like to call it – we know it is sticking around for the long haul. We have spoken in the past about the positive and the negative effects, especially around team culture and bonding.

Yes, the Wednesday afternoon Zoom drinks or the Friday quiz was fun to start with, but I’m sure you, too, have been seeing a drop in attendance each week or more muting and less small talk.

And I know Christmas has well & truly been and gone, but this list of virtual party ideas might be the creative nudge you need to redesign your team’s online social catchups.

A favourite game for me is ‘The naughty list’ I can guarantee people will no longer be looking at their video square as they watch their co-workers’ fingers slowly disappear, and the stories that go along with the prompts will provide a few laughs.


Debra Chantry Taylor


Embracing Your Differences with Frank and Fearless Adam Harris

Adam Harris is Frank and Fearless. As a leadership coach, consultant and facilitator, he applies this approach in all areas of his professional and personal life. In this episode, he discusses why it is important to observe and respect as well as embracing other people’s differences and being successful.

Adam is also a fellow EOS Implementer here in New Zealand.

Listen to the full episode here:


Debra Chantry Taylor

“Know where you want to go and make sure the right people know about it.”


– Meredith Mahoney, CEO


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