3 Tips for Working Smarter and Gaining More Personal Time

You’ve probably heard the maxim that it’s better to work smarter than harder right?. Working smarter means allocating your time, energy and money so vital tasks get done more efficiently, freeing up your personal time. Too many business owners think they must keep working harder to be successful—taking on more responsibilities and working longer hours.  It makes sense, because you’re responsible for your business, but that route leads to work…  Read more

Stress Busters

As we all know and hear regularly, stress is a leading cause of dis-ease within our population today, and it continues to increase as we pile more and more into our lives on the journey to success and fulfilment.   Luckily, we have incredible people doing amazing things in this area to bring it to our attention, but, it is up to us to take ownership of our own health, and…  Read more

The Achiever Matrix – The Four Quadrants of Success

We found this really helpful in understanding where my time is spent and where it needs to be, along with what we can do about it.  We would love to hear you thoughts. The Achiever Matrix (created by Stephen Covey) is made up of four quadrants and helps you prioritise tasks based on their importance; allowing you to manage your time better and achieve more.   Quadrant 1 is The…  Read more

Main Causes of Stress for Business Owners & How to Counter Them

Many business owners believe that hard work and dogged determination are all it takes to build and sustain a successful business. But when you consider the pressures of running a company, it seems wise to add effective stress-management to the list. Left unchecked, stress can erode your passion and undermine performance – not to mention, take a serious toll on your health. Research reveals that over 70% of professionals regularly…  Read more

Health Anxiety: How are you being affected by COVID-19?

With continuous media coverage, unverified stories on social media and uncertain outcomes, it’s common to feel overwhelmed and worried about your’s, or your family’s health and wellbeing. While these feelings are understandable, if they start to interfere with your everyday life, you may be experiencing health anxiety. What is health anxiety? Health anxiety is a mental health issue characterised by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear about your health and…  Read more

Xero provides mental health support to Kiwi small businesses in 12 month trial

Mental Health is a major topic of focus across New Zealand, with more and more Kiwis finding it hard to get by some (or most) days. Xero have recently announced that the Xero Assistance Programme pilot (XAP) is now available for 12 months to all of the Xero starter, standard and premium subscribers, as well as all bookkeeping and accounting partners. Following earlier success of the limited trial of the…  Read more

Another year comes to a close

Wow!  What happened to this year?  Am I the only one who lost June to November?  It seems every year goes by faster and faster and we are busier with life in general than ever before.  Not such a good place to be mentally, with life rushing by we don’t get to stop and smell the roses along the way, unless we consciously make an effort to.   The last few…  Read more

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