JULY 2019
Welcome to the fourth edition of BYOT.

As we approach the six month anniversary of business, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters to date. You have certainly blown our minds with your generosity of spirit and the enthusiastic welcome we have received as we spread our message and reach out with our programs. It's very heartening to receive widespread positive feedback from associates, clients and delegates. We believe passionately in authentic business growth, and we truly value your support as we pursue our vision. Here's to the next six months and beyond...
Vicki and Lisa

We have a strong culture of wellbeing in our business, and endeavour to practice what we preach, encouraging our clients to take time out from their business to make some space for creative thinking. We are very diligent, for example, about setting aside time in our  schedules for regular beach walks and massages, recognising how we can increase our productivity by changing the space in which we are working.

So we were fascinated to learn more from our client, Dr Samantha Hall from Spaces Alive, who is a highly regarded expert in the built environment, and consults on healthy buildings, human centred design and sustainability.  We are delighted to be able to share some of her expert insights into creating a good space where you and your business can thrive.

Top tips for the perfect work space:
  1. Sufficient daylight exposure at work is linked to better sleep outcomes as well as psychological benefits (windowless office workers often get headaches as well as feeling generally glum). Set up your space to get as much daylight as possible with minimal glare.
  2. Connection to nature reduces stress. Tech giant Apple planted 10,000 trees in their campus because they saw the benefits of nature connection. If you don’t have a view, make sure you have some indoor plants or get out into a park during the day.
  3. Standing desks are great, but you also need to make sure you move during the day and get your heart rate up. It’s critical for cardiovascular health. Can you take the stairs? The added bonus of movement is the link to creativity. Google have installed a climbing wall to help staff get away from their desks, get the heart rate up and spark some creativity.
  4. Acoustics are so important. For those working in open plan, blocking out background noise (not to mention interruptions) is hard. Make sure you find some solitude, whether that’s headphones or working in a café for a while.  That deep thinking non-interrupted time is so integral to productivity, but we are constantly fighting off competing distractions.
A few changes to your environment can make a big difference. Next time you are stuck, try changing your space. For further information about Dr Samantha Hall's work click here

2019 Incite Awards

Vicki was a judge for the Startup of the Year category at The Incite Awards on 14 June. The Incite Awards, delivered by the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance (WAITTA), showcase the brilliance of ICT&T in Western Australia. Representatives from a wide range of professional and industry bodies, as well as representatives from government and private organisations sit on the Organising Committee and/or Judging Panels to support and assist WAITTA. We are very proud of Vicki's place among this highly respected group of industry leaders.
Vicki delivering the fully booked 'Entrepreneurial Skills and Attributes' workshop at Mindarie Marina
BYOM Pty Ltd is proud to be a provider of Business Local — a Small Business Development Corporation Service funded by the Government of Western Australia.

Our first round of training courses were highly praised and we were delighted to be invited to extend the program with an offering around IP for small business through one of our associates. Cyber Security Mindfulness is now available as a convenient webinar and we are also delivering workshops across the Perth Metro area in Entrepreneurial Skills and Attributes, Networking as a Small Business Strategy and Safety Legislation for Small Business.

CLICK HERE to see upcoming dates and reserve your place.
Lisa spent time on her own personal and professional development at the SoMA (Skills of the Modern Age) Community Builders Bootcamp. The two day Train the Trainer bootcamp was packed with insights and thought-provoking content.

As part of our ongoing commitment to our work in the regions, we joined the RRR Network at Muresk Institute for the Farm Smart Showcase earlier this month.
Vicki and Lisa often recommend books to read to their clients so we thought we’d add this feature to the newsletter.
The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
Think and Grow Rich - Napoloen Hill

"If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book." - J.K. Rowling
Authentic Business Growth
Vicki Hodgson and Lisa Smith are the driving forces behind Blow Your Own Mind. Vicki is a qualified lecturer with over a decade of experience in teaching at university level. Passionate about leadership and lifelong learning, she has a genuine desire to support people to achieve their full potential. Lisa is an intuitive communicator with vast experience in stakeholder relations, coaching communications and business strategy. She enjoys the connection derived from delivering workshops and is a talented mentor. Blow Your Own Mind exists to encourage, support and motivate business owners to re-harness their power, understand their innate ability to succeed and overcome any obstacles. Specialising in practical learning experiences, the Blow Your Own Mind team look at the people behind the business and use the latest technology in workshops and online coaching sessions to help businesses and communities thrive.

Lisa Smith +61 0420 381 640   Vicki Hodgson +61 0424 631 114

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