Better Business, Better Life Newsletter – Issue 33

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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 –


Are you thinking big enough?

This article from Nathen Fox, one of my fellow EOS Implementers opens up with, “Visionaries think big. They have bold visions and often push their teams to a point where they feel uncomfortable. That’s a good thing, though. You can’t grow as a person or as a business without feeling a little uncomfortable now and again. Achieving huge goals means stepping out of your comfort zone.”

And in my experience, this is absolutely true.

Most of the companies that I have worked with, have Visionaries that really push the team to step out of their comfort zone.

When we set the 10-year target, I can see the whole team visibly withdraw & feel uncomfortable.

I challenge them to sit with it & see if we can make it make sense.

And then we talk through the 3-year picture & break it down into 1-year goals & 90-day rocks & suddenly it still feels like a strategic goal, but it feels achievable.

And so they leave our meeting, maybe feeling a little nervous but still committed to it.

And then they focus on it using the EOS tools.

And the next thing you know, they’ve achieved it usually way ahead of the plan.

Like the food company who wanted to increase their sales, 4-fold in 12 months & achieved it in 4 months.

Or the wealth advisers who set a hairy goal for this financial year & achieved it in 8 ½ months.

Or the VA company that wanted to launch  a new ‘well-ahead of the game’ product in the year & launches it in less than 6 months!

This article explains why it’s important to have a Visionary to keep moving you forward:

I’d love chat to you about EOS if you’re keen to learn more.


Love more, stress less!

When you’re happy at home then you’re happier in business & vice versa.

However, building & maintaining relationships, professional & personal, is not always easy.

And especially with your romantic relationship, it can be challenging to build & maintaining a happy one, especially when you are busy running a business.

So, as a busy business owner myself, who sometimes gets growled at by their other half, I always love it when I find tools that can help me to have a better relationship with him.

This week, I discovered a cool new app called ‘Paired’.

Their mission is “to make couple relationships happier and healthier”.

I promise you that once that person finally leaves, things will start to change immediately.

As Nathen says in his EOS blog, “Without exception, you see that everyone feels better.”

Read more about the negative impact the wrong people can have on your business.

If you’d like to understand how to have that tough conversation, then have a listen to Tony Falkenstein’s ‘Just Life’ talk about how he does it, in a way that makes everyone happier:


Love your Local

Our local Kiwi businesses are doing some hard yards at the moment.

Thousands of small businesses in Aotearoa are struggling. They are the lifeblood of our communities and trying to operate at the current alert levels is stressing some of them to the limit.

Government support is helpful – but it doesn’t cover the business losses during lockdown. People are losing their jobs, their livelihood, and in many cases being left with significant debt.

As a “team of 5 million” let’s share some Aroha – Love your Local. They bring so much to our communities. Let’s give them a helping hand, celebrate them, and buy them a virtual drink to say we’re thinking of you.

Nominate your local business (or your own business, if you’re suffering) & send them some love ❤️

This is an initiative that my friends have set up! You can nominate a business or register your own & donate a small amount or a large amount – all without any cost to you.


This quote sings out to me – accept people for what they are and life becomes easier!

“Learn to deal with people for who they are, not who you want them to be. Life gets a lot easier when you stop expecting apple juice from oranges!” – Unknown

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


If you’ve read this, you’re liking the idea of the EOS life & you’d like to find out more about how EOS can strengthen your business & give you more of what you want from business & life, then sign up for our webinar – “Get a Grip on your Business & Finish 2021 Strong!


​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