036 – RICHARD BRANSON’S TAKE ON WORK LIFE BALANCE – GOLDEN NUGGET FRIDAY WITH SHELLEY ROGERS

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"Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.” – Richard Branson

Welcome to Golden nugget Friday on The importance for balanced lifestyle episode. Today’s episode was inspired by my last guest Anneke van den Broek we she shares how a bit on her personal life and how many hats she wears.   In case you missed Anneke’s  episode I strongly suggest you have a listen to episode 35. Also, if you want to treat your family pet to a new toy, a pod bed or perhaps a cool new collar.  We have a special $10.00 coupon if you order $20.00 or more on line at   www.rufusandcoco.com.au. Use the discount code Rufus10 in the shopping cart section after you register on line.  Take advantage now as this discount is only Valid until the end of Sept 2016.  

Ask yourself, when is the last time you worked 9-5 or took a random day off with no cell phone constantly ringing or the urge to check social media and emails.  When have you had free time to spend with your loved ones—not just sitting at home, but spending time together doing meaningful and fulfilling activities? How about getting 8 hours sleep at night, focusing on eating healthy and participating in regular exercise to maintain a well-rounded life?

It’s extremely important to achieve balance in your life in order achieve maximum success. Use our Life Assessment tool to assess eight areas of your life and discover where you are out of balance and where you need to be. It’s never too late to assess, define, plan and achieve.

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Many eminent entrepreneurs have shared their secrets for how they manage their super busy lives. Richard Branson says the keys to maintaining balance for him is flexibility, delegating work and prioritising time for fun. He also uses various scheduling tools to fit everything into his day as needed. “I find that technology is a great help”—he wrote on Entrepreneur.com.

 

 7 tips to save you time and keep you organised. 

 

 

 

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It sounds simple, but having a daily to-do list will help you stay on track and prevent procrastination. If you’re really organised, you can even allocate time per task to maximise productivity. With Todo, you can add tasks to your computer’s calendar.

TIP – Prioritize your “Very Important” something you must do first.

 
 

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Richard Branson preaches successful entrepreneurs delegate by hiring people smarter than you! Also I delegate tasks that I’m not great at & outsource them to specialists! Currently I’m using an offshore company who handle my Social media. 

 

 
 

trello

Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It's free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute detail great for collaborating on projects with your team. (https://trello.com/)

 
 

google apps 

Most Google Apps are free and Business Solutions are great for any size business. You can create, store and edit documents and presentations online accessing them wherever you have an internet connection.

 
 

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Rather than spending time and money travelling to client meetings, video conferencing saves both time and money by helping users interact via video calling.  Try Zoom or HipChat is hosted group chat and video chat built for teams. Supercharge real-time collaboration with persistent chat rooms, file sharing, and screen sharing.

 

During stressful times my life coach always reminded me how important it is to have a healthy diet, eight hours of sleep a night and regular exercise.  I made it a ritual and enjoy my early morning run listening to inspirational podcasts or my latest downloaded audio book.  Also, when planning my calendar, I ensure to book date night with my husband and family time with our kids, I click the repeat button for the remainder of the year so its book in advance.

Eliminate low-value activities from your life, use technology & delegate to assist you to achieve results faster, and you’ll have more time for what matters most to you. Start now don’t procrastinate listen while you’re driving to work, on a plane, going for a walk or at the gym!

 

Books Recommended:
 
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The Productive Person 

A How-to Guide Book Filled with Productivity Hacks & Daily Schedules for Entrepreneurs, Students or Anyone Struggling with Work-Life Balance.

 

 

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“Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance.” – Richard Branson

 

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