Top five business tips before Christmas
As we approach another Christmas, stress starts to increase and it becomes more pressing to tie up loose ends and manage the cashflow through the festive period.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure about what to prioritise, here are my top five business tips published by Inside Small Business that you should be focusing on ahead of Christmas.
Do you have the right recipe for business success?
Soar Collective are passionate about providing business-savvy content to inspire their audience. Today they published my article where I outline why it’s so important to find the right recipe for business success, and how to adapt the recipe when obstacles arise. If you need to get clear on the right business model for your business, I’d love you to join me in my next Business Planning Workshop.
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How do you know when it’s time to scale your business?
If you have achieved stability in your business and think you’re ready to take it to the next level, here are my Top 5 tips to seamlessly scale your business for consistent growth and success.
Balance in Business and Life, Soar Collective
It is an honour to be a regular contributor for Soar Collective who empower their readers with educational and informative pieces on all aspects of business (as well as wellness, travel, beauty and style).
In helping me become a Millionaire of Hearts, my first piece touches on the importance of being true to yourself and balancing your whole sense of being in order to reach your potential and true happiness in life.
I’m passionate about helping my clients to achieve balance and happiness in their life, and it all starts with the heart.
— Link below to read my top 3 tips!
ABC Radio with Suzzanne Laidlaw
What makes a great leader? What are the qualities and characteristics that leaders should embody?
Suzzanne Laidlaw, business coach and leadership expert, discusses her thoughts with James Lush and reflects on what listeners had to say.
Suzzanne discusses High Performing Teams on Radio ECU
The parallels between high performing teams are evident; whether in business or sport, there are certain qualities and traits that set apart individuals and teams that perform well.
Here, Suzzanne shares her insights.
Mel Little from 104.1FM interviews Suzzanne Laidlaw on Sleep Awareness
Business owners have an increased risk of disturbed sleep, which can dramatically impact productivity & decision making.
Suzzanne shares her thoughts about the importance of sleep for business success, and what you can do to switch off at night. The impacts can be detrimental!
It negatively affects body & brain function including lack of memory & concentration issues, mood changes, more accidents in the workplace (which can be particularly risky in high pressure roles), weight gain or weight loss, weakened immune system, and so much more.
If you want clarity about how getting enough sleep can help you, tune in.
- Have a clear plan in your business (so you know you’re heading in the right direction, and have peace of mind so as to take that weight off your shoulders),
- Have conversations with key people & team members regularly (so no emotions are built up and you don’t have to play out conversations in your head, wondering “what if”),
- Exercise during the day is key to expel your energy so you’re tired at night (though not directly before sleep while the endorphins are still running through your body),
- Limit (or remove) your alcohol intake in the evening, and don’t eat too closely to when you’re planning to sleep,
- Plan what time you wish to be sleeping, and commit to stop looking at your screen at least 30 minutes before bed,
- Dim the lights for a period before you go to sleep, and have quiet time (meditate, read a book, lay resting),
- Sleep or music meditation is fantastic to help you wind down and slow down your thoughts for a restful and deep sleep.
Suzzanne Laidlaw on Twin Cities FM
Keeping fit and moving your body gives you natural endorphins, physical and mental strength and is great for your bones.
Don’t give up on your fitness – age is not a barrier if you set your mind to it. In fact, you’ll find you perform better when you incorporate just some light exercise into your daily routine.
Here I talk to Janine Chatfield from 89.7FM, discussing why fitness is important to me and why I recommend it to my clients.
Suzzanne Laidlaw on 6PR with Tim McMillan… Talking ‘Fitness Matters’
I meet a lot of business owners that struggle to find the time to keep themselves active, fit and healthy; with the result of always feeling exhausted, and having trouble sleeping. This has a truly negative impact on their every day, and it becomes a vicious cycle.
I always ask my clients, “What are you doing in your life that creates energy?” Often, the answer is ‘not much’ or the excuse of ‘I don’t have time’ slips into the conversation.
Prioritising your health is the number one thing you can do to that will not only benefit yourself but also your business, your relationships and your outlook on life.
The more exercise you do, the better you feel (and the better you’ll sleep). It’s never too late to get in shape and make small changes in your life that will create a big impact.
My top 5 tips to help get you started are:
> Plan ahead
Put the time in your diary that you’re going to exercise, and keep that time precious. No if’s or but’s about it, you have dedicated that time to moving your body and you will keep that ‘meeting’ like you would a meeting with a client.
> Start gently
You don’t have to run marathons. You can walk, swim, do yoga, aerobics or other low-impact exercises just to get the body moving. You’ll be amazed what a transformation you’ll feel, in your body and mind.
> Write a program
Think about what is realistic for you to achieve, and put the program on your fridge so you and your family can see it. It doesn’t need to be elaborate, simply “Monday, Walk, 6-7am… Tuesday, Yoga, 5-6pm… Wednesday, Swim, 7-8am, etc”
> Buddy with a friend
If you plan your exercise with a friend, you’re going to be held accountable to showing up and it’s sure going to help you get out of bed on those cold mornings. Make exercise enjoyable, you can double up exercise and also enjoy a nice chat with your friend. Make a date of it and enjoy a healthy breakfast together after, too.
> No excuses
Don’t skip your exercise unless you absolutely have to. If you have a bit of a sniffle, walk instead of run. If you have an injury, modify your workouts to suit your needs. It’s vital to make time for yourself, each and every day, that will re-energise your body and power your mind.