'How-to' guide to a healthy and wealthy life
A NEW motivational book for small business owners promises to help lift the bottom line, while keeping the waistline trim and mental faculties firing.
Sunshine Coast small business owner and author Zoë Sparks has launched her second book to help those who feel their life has become a treadmill of deadlines, commitments and never-ending work with little or no time to surge forward and progress.
Her latest book Healthy & Wealthy contains 100 tips on creating a wealthy and healthy workplace, while ensuring you look after yourself and maintain a happy and healthy work/life balance.
Zoë is reaching out to business owners and managers who are struggling to find time to work on rather than in the business, teaching them how to efficiently juggle running a business, raise a family and maintain a home on a daily basis.
Ms Sparks says many small business owners are working long hours and constantly juggling business, family and friends.
She says one of her favourite tips for business owners in her new book, 'Healthy and Wealthy', is to 'leave a little sparkle wherever you go'.
"This is a caption I saw a few years ago and not only did I love it because of my name (Sparks = Sparkle!), it has now become one of my daily mantras and I try to apply it to all that I do," Ms Sparks shared.
"When dealing with clients, team members or colleagues, my tip is to always try to listen, understand, exceed their expectations, and give them a reason to want to work with you," Zoë explains.
Sharing her business tips is not new to Ms Sparks. In 2011, after more than 25 years' working as a manager and owner of her own companies in the travel and event management industries, she decided to restructure and move out of a retail 9 to 5 job into a corporate/group environment now known as Spectacular World Travel & Events.
Her company continues to thrive and looks after a number of prestigious conferences, events, school and sporting groups and special interest tours.
From her love of small business and a passion for writing, Zoë has collated hundreds of tips she has learnt over the years.
"I successfully released my first book, Strive & Thrive - 100 Tips to Ensure Your Business Success, in October last year," Zoë said.
"And I had so much fun writing my first book, I decided to maintain momentum and write my second one and launch it this year."
When asked if there will be another book, Zoë smiled and said, "I do have a trilogy in mind, so watch this space."
Zoë travels the national and world stage spreading her message to assist others to be great leaders whilst still enjoying a healthy and wealthy lifestyle.
Zoë has over 25 years' experience within the travel industry, success first came when she won a national award in the late 1990s, she moved from Queensland's Sunshine Coast to Sydney to take on a position as personal assistant and conference manager for a national travel company.