Episode 15 of An Intentional Life podcast is now LIVE.
So many women feel like they have to do everything in the home. You don't and you shouldn't! Today I'm sharing my tips on how to run the home to give you the best chance of business success and how you can have a weekly team planning meeting with your most important team in your life - your family.
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Hello and welcome to episode 14 of An Intentional Life. I’ve got in a little funk in a few times in the last week. It’s been a month since we got back from 9 months of travel and it’s taken a little more getting used to than I expected. The new normal is sometimes a hard thing to find as you completely change up life. It may be the same for you as you try to step into something new or a change of way of life.
It comes out to play in even the smallest things. Maybe you’ve gone from a employee to your own business, or maybe you’ve decided to ramp up the work you’re doing, or to pull out from the day to day. Any change feels weird and it takes a beat to adjust to the new way of being.
An example of this was on Monday when we woke up and my eldest son Kai had a raging cold (9 months of around the world travel and not one sickness...
It amazes me the value that you can get from a book that often costs less than $30. That's an amazing individuals best work that they've packaged and given to you for such a small price.
Here are some of my favourites... They're books that have had a lasting effect on my life. Some of them was that they were read at particularly vulnerable stages of my life and elevated me to my next chapter, some are because they're just literary gold.
If you haven't read them, I highly recommend it. Pop your favourite book in the comments and I'll add it to my reading list! :)
3 weeks ago I got back from my around the world trip, spent a week in my beautiful bed and then packed my bag again to go and stay for 5 days in Sydney while I did my Australian Company Directors Course to become a board member.
After finishing , I can tell you, I feel like I’ve learnt more in those 5 days than I have in years. It’s totally awesome and I’m so excited by it all and can’t wait to have a seat at some really interesting tables. The workload and the exam process has been way harder than I anticipated and it’s incredibly consuming and mentally challenging, but so it should be for the responsibility we want to ultimately take on.
But here’s the interesting thing. I am doing my AICD course through Commonwealth Banks Women in Focus group - I’ve mentioned them before, but if you’re an Australian Woman in business, look it up, it’s one of the most valuable networks in my life.
So, the benefit of doing it with them...
This is one of my absolute favourites!
Amazing piece of software to help you to convert voice to text. A piece of Otter.ai is free for up to 600 minutes per month (not 80 minutes). How cool is that!
Use it for notes when you're walking or driving. Use it to transcribe meetings or videos. Use it to dictate blog posts or emails if you don't like typing. It will save you bucket loads of time!
Sometimes you go to write that automated email template and be at a loss for words.
How do you sound like yourself and be personal but also create a template that will be great for the whole database? It's always handy to see what successful companies are doing and this tool gives inspiration in spades!
Check it out: https://www.goodemailcopy.com/
Tina's Tuesday Tech Tip Time :)
Wowsers, that's a lot of alliteration! ;) So this is something that lots of people have messaged me to ask, what I use to make the videos - It's Loom. I love it and use it pretty much every day. It's been my easiest and most effective way to communicate if I have to show anything on my screen.
Trying to explain to a web developer where you wanted something put over email was near impossible until this baby came along.
Need to make a training video for someone on how to do something online? Easy. It's free, it's a google chrome extension, it's awesome. https://www.useloom.com/
Do you ever feel stuck for what to write for your audience? I am totally into creating content worth consuming and this weeks tech tip helps you to do exactly that.
It's always best to create content that your audience is already looking for so that you can add the most value. This is also great to optimise your site for search. Have fun!
Check out https://answerthepublic.com/
I will start out by saying that I am completely a reformed workaholic. I ran my service based business for 13 years and for the last 5 years of that, as the company grew bigger, I fell into the habit of working longer. A normal day became 12 hours at the computer and I had the familiar feeling of a sore neck, sluggish body and tired eyes.
But, it was what I thought I had to do. From a very young age, I always wanted to create something great. Well, lots of great things. I want to serve people and leave the world a little happier. I always thought that if I worked longer and harder, I would get there faster.
This was where I was wrong. By working longer I actually stifled my creativity, I became slower because I was tired and thus, it took me longer to get the same amount of work done.
Once I sold my company and came out of that bubble and realised how deep I was in it (sometimes it’s really hard to see when you’re right in the thick of it), I vowed never to fall into...