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The Business Over Breakfast Podcast is expressly for Small Business owners, predominantly the 20,000 people in the CCIQ database. The aim of the podcast is to create more current and energetic engagement with the membership base.
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Oct 29, 2017

Getting focused and staying focused are two battles that business owners face every day. There are so many distractions these days that getting focused has become problematic in how much of a challenge it is. However, once you are able to concentrate on a task, we all know that incredible sense of accomplishment that results in increasing focus. In this episode of Business over Breakfast, Bree James and Andrew Griffiths give practical tips and techniques for how to stay focused throughout the day. Concentration breeds progress which will breed achievement for your business!

 

Additionally, Bree chats with guest Cameron Aggs, a clinical psychologist who is an expert on mindfulness training in Australia. Cameron shares how business owners can use mindfulness to focus more effectively on things that are important to them, rather than being overwhelmed by a seemingly insurmountable workload. He has delivered over 250 mindfulness training programs and his 8-week program has shown to improve concentration by 16% in its participants. If you’d like to hear what Cameron recommends to be less self critical and how to refresh your attention, this episode is for you!

 

We also discuss things like:

  • The sense of accomplishment you feel when you are in the zone and focused
  • The product of focus is progress and achievement
  • Focusing your energy and time on the wrong things at work
  • Why you should be wary of the time drain of email
  • Prioritising your work to determine the sole project you need to concentrate on
  • The strategy of batching work
  • Getting rid of the triggers that commonly distract you from important projects
  • The value of having more fun in your business
  • How mindfulness can improve focus but also help us be less self-critical
  • The best tip on how to refresh your attention
  • Smart business ideas from around the globe!

 

Links

Cameron’s Website

Business over Breakfast Book

Smallville

CCIQ

Bree James LinkedIn

Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website

Oct 14, 2017

There are some business owners who do a ton of business travel and then there are some who do not care to travel. No matter where you land on that spectrum, it’s best to be prepared in case an opportunity does pop up. In this episode of the Business over Breakfast show, Bree James and Andrew Griffiths give you top strategies on how to make that business trip a breeze. Both Bree and Andrew are big advocates of travelling to meet clients or partners, as that face time is so worthwhile in the long run. Proximity is power, and taking the time to travel to see someone in person often makes a great impact.

As someone who has been on the road for decades, Andrew Griffiths himself shares how he remains stress-free on business trips and what he does to feel energized emotionally and physically. Conditioning yourself as a business owner to be at peak performance away from the office is crucial. If you want to learn how to position yourself to maximise business travel opportunities, this is the episode for you!

 

We also discuss things like:

  • Why bootlegging business travel may not be saving you much money
  • Questioning if it is necessary to travel if you can use Skype or Zoom video conferencing
  • Proximity is power
  • One of Andrew’s hilarious travel mishap stories
  • Why you should spend 25% more on a car service for airport transfers versus a cab
  • How to make your hotel stays during travel easier
  • Keeping a spare set of your business essentials dedicated solely to travel
  • The benefits of being loyal to airlines or hotel chains
  • Taking time out during business travel to enjoy your destination
  • Why you should always be carrying a book with you
  • Amazing business ideas from around the world

 

Links

Business over Breakfast Book

Smallville

CCIQ

Bree James LinkedIn

Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website

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