The best books to read if you want to run your own business

I’d always wanted to run my own business, but not knowing anyone who’d done it before meant I had no idea how to get started and even less of a clue about what I should be doing on a day to day basis to actually run said business. There’s a lot more to it than…

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Origins of The Productive Wellbeing Show

My name is Abigail Barnes I am the Founder of Success by Design Training, an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker and corporate trainer on time management and productive wellbeing. I am also a qualified coach and creator of the renowned 888 Formula. On Monday 16 March 2020, I became the host and producer of The Productive…

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5 things NOT to do if you want to achieve your resolutions in 2020

In this blog and Masterclass Training, we share 5 things NOT to do If you want to achieve your Resolutions in 2020. According to research carried out by Strava, 19 January is dubbed “Quitters Day”, but this year things can be different!!   5 things NOT to do if you want to achieve your resolutions…

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Help my life feels like a Hamster wheel!

“We all have the same 24 hours, so how come it feels like I don’t?” We hear you, the pace of life has never been faster, technology is a much a hindrance as a helper. One minute your phone is helping you connect with friends and family and the next minute it’s beeping with emails,…

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How do you measure success?

This month we hosted the final panel discussion of our 2019 Redefining Success Series. This year we asked Annik Petrou, Siobhan Kangataran and Lovelda Vincenzi (Feb) Lucy Chamberlain, Angela Cox and Michael Kurn (May) and Ruth Kudzi, Jess Gardiner and Laura Try (Nov) to share their stories with us.   Each of our panelist’s has redefined what success means to them and fundamentally changed their ‘career/life plans’ to create the…

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3 marketing beliefs stopping your business from growing

Here are 3 marketing beliefs that are stopping your business from growing, forcing you to work harder than you need too and will ultimately lead to burnout, bankruptcy or both (there are more but these are the most common in the business owners we meet/work with). 1. Hope Marketing – The belief that if you…

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Are you investing or wasting time?

The clock is always ticking, days become months, months become years, and years become a lifetime. No one has worked out how to stop or rewind time, are you investing or wasting time? Everyone gets the same 24 hours, but not everyone is getting the same results. WHY do some people get more return on…

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Get brutal about your busyness!

EVERYONE gets the same 24 hours, but not everyone is spending theirs in the same way. Some people are investing their time in activities that make them happy, with people that inspire and empower them. Making their health a priority, and saying NO more than they say yes! Maybe it’s time to fire some friends, ditch…

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Burnout is inevitable

When your to-do list looks more like a shopping list surely it’s impossible not to burnout / live on the edge of it? Everyone you meet has a story to tell you about how they’ve either been on the verge of burnout several times or did indeed burnout! The irony is that most people who…

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Happiness-led productivity

Happiness-led productivity

Increased productivity is the holy grail for businesses, but how can they achieve it? There are two schools of thought, the old way or the new way… 1. Fear-led productivity 2. Happiness-led productivity Both get the job done, but one gets you known as the best employer in the world, retaining happy, engaged, motivated and…

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