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Owners Collective HOME in Byron Bay

In an increasingly online world, and in true Owners Collective style we’ve decided to ‘buck the trend’ and create our own place in this world; a physical space where our online community can come together and make magic happen...

Imposter Syndrome. Yep, it’s real.

Imposter Syndrome, Yep – it’s real. Sitting on a gym floor chatting with the CFO of a publicly listed company, I had no inkling that I was about to have my socks blown off.  It wasn’t the intense CrossFit...

Podcasts to Fuel Your Purpose

Podcasts to Fuel Your Purpose If you’re not filling your ears with reality-changin’ podcasts from around the globe right now, {sorry to be the one to tell you this} you are totally missing the biz-pod-volution. Podcasts are the newest...

Why Every Business Needs a Mentor

Why Every Business Needs a Mentor   Starting a business is surely for the certifiably insane.   The ridiculous amount of hustle with no guarantee of any kind of security or long-term wealth. Wearing a million hats. The chance...

The Power of Community

We’ve seen it time and time again; Community, or lack of, can make or break an organisation in it’s idea or startup phase. We all HAVE a community already without really knowing it, and that community is constantly having...

Fear in business, and why it’s essential.

The first time we put our business out to the world, we we’re scared. Seconds before delivering our first event we were all white in the face because, we were scared. When we hit go on our first online...

Belonging

Belonging.   The weekend before last I got to spend the day with 35 incredible women for our first High-End Hustlers Implementation Day of 2018. We kicked off in the sun-drenched meeting room at the Smack Bang Designs HQ,...

Progress Over Perfection

Progress Over Perfection   I’ve got a confession to make…. I used to be the ULTIMATE Perfectionist. Yep, right from when I was a kid. Everything had to be exactly right, there was absolutely no room for error in...

Behind The Hustle :: Adam Jelic

This week, we chatted to Adam Jelic, Founder of stationary brand Mi Goals. Adam is based in Melbourne and started the brand there in 2010 with the intention of empowering individuals to set and also achieve their goals – his products aim...

How to Set Stretch Goals

Setting goals is one of the most important and misunderstood aspects of business. You can use your goals to ensure that you’ll meet client expectations. However, that isn’t the end of the discussion. You can also utilize ‘stretch’ goals...

Behind The Hustle :: Amanda Grace

This week, we chatted to Amanda Grace, Director and Founder of Sydney Design School and Interior Design Online, two schools which are both leaders in Australian design education. Amanda is a creative powerhouse with a passion for education. She opened the doors of Sydney...

Behind The Hustle :: The Mothers Den

This week, we chatted to Uldouz Van Eenoo of The Mothers Den, an amazing woman – CEO, business coach, women’s advocate, mum, wife, daughter, sister, food lover and a spin instructor… wowsas! Uldouz spared a few moments to have a chat about how she helps...

Behind The Hustle :: The Blackline By Lauren

This week, we chatted to Lauren of The Blackline by Lauren, an incredibly talented calligrapher and hand lettering illustrator based in Sydney. Lauren spared a few moments to give us a glimpse into her fun and stunning world –...

6 Tips to Help You Get More DONE!

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people set is to work smarter, not harder. And if you’re a business owner, getting things done is incredibly important, as there are multiple people relying on you every day....

The Secret to Scale Lies in What Your Brand Believes

Do you have a serious brand crush?   Tasha Wakefield of ocean-inspired and wanderlust loving Spindrift Collections, is loud and proud in her deep respect for legendary adventure brand, Patagonia.   In one of Tasha’s favourite books, the Founder...

5 Tips to Activate your Second Brain

Talkin’ about gut health has become more trendy than an Insta story of a turmeric latte after hip hop yoga. However if we turn back the clock just a few short years, wolfing down Probiotic drinks would have sounded...

Behind The Hustle :: The Honest Jones

This week we go Behind The Hustle of The Honest Jones is the creative studio of Kristian & Amanda Jones, currently nestled in their seaside home on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Amanda is a filmmaker, art director & dance floor...

The Regional Revolution Is Here

The regional revolution has begun.   As someone who wants to live amongst the gum trees and have my fix of the artistic, cultural, inspiration soup that is the city, I can appreciate the slow trickle of regional entrepreneurs...

Behind The Hustle :: Zoe Scott :: Saltwater Collective

This week, we find out more about resident OCer, Manly Creative Director of Saltwater Collective and Agency Game-Changer, Zoe Scott. She spared a few minutes in between growing a booming biz, hiring more staff in-house and being a mum-on-fire...

Review :: Elements of Byron

There’s a calm that washes over you as you arrive in Byron Bay. The sky appears to open up, the warm, salty air starts playing with your hair and there’s an immediate urge to kick off your shoes and...

Life, according to to Raju

A QUICK GUIDE TO LIFE AND HAPPINESS According to Raju, our tuk tuk driver. Varanasi, India.   Steph: My God. Varanasi is crazy Raju. This is chaos. Raju: It’s ok. No hurry, no worry. Keep cool in your inside....

Behind The Hustle :: Alison Jackson, Silversmith

This week, we got massively inspired by the creative work of silversmith extraordinaire, Alison Jackson. She shares her world of making and the passion she has for being in her workshop tinkering on a new jewellery, tableware and commissioned...

Behind The Hustle :: Tracey Gobey, The Bootstrap Assembly

BEHIND THE HUSTLE :: Sharing your start-line stories to inspire your why and dig deeper into your how game.  This week, we tracked down the talented designer, branding genius and entrepreneur, OCer Tracey Gobey from The Bootstrap Assembly, based in...

How To Start A Movement

How to Start A Movement   “Boring ideas don’t spread,” Seth Godin, Tribes.   It starts with a passing comment in a regular conversation. Nothing life altering, just someone sharing an idea they have within them, with someone else....

Could You Write An Awesome Book?

Jacqui Pretty is the Founder of Grammar Factory, a Melbourne based publishing company that turns entrepreneurs into authors, and the author of Book Blueprint: How any entrepreneur can write an awesome book. She and her team have worked with over...

The Art of the Un-Hustle

Morning coffee so strong it may give me slight brain damage. Check.   Breakfast consists of what is left before groceries are delivered, which this morning is Maca powder, stale brown rice and chilli sauce. Check.   Toddler unimpressed...

Behind The Hustle :: Shyanne Clarke, Print Sea

BEHIND THE HUSTLE Sharing your start-line stories to inspire your why and dig deeper into your how game. This week, we tracked down the beach-worshipping print designer and entrepreneur, OCer Shyanne Clarke from Printsea, based on the Sunshine Coast,...

Keeping a Healthy Mind In The Daily Grind

Keeping A Healthy Mind In The Daily Grind Alarm. Snooze. Get up. Work. Home. Dinner. Bed. Repeat. In a world where our roles, our tasks, and up to 90% of our thoughts are repeated on a daily basis, what...

Ready To Kick Start Your Own Gig?

Do you have a rockin’ business idea? You’re desperate to give it some wings, but you feel like you don’t know where to start, let alone if it’s even possible? STOP dreaming out the window of your 9-5 RIGHT NOW! It...

My Juicy Top 5 Entrepreneurial Life Lessons

A few years back I spent my birthday crying on the steps of the Opera house. I was overworked, overwhelmed, and no matter how hard I tried, I seemed to be moving as fast as my Mum’s ‘over 60’s...

Sarah Thornton :: The Finders Keepers

Tenacious, creative and inspiring are three words that people use to describe Sarah Thornton, Co-Founder of The Finders Keepers, and we couldn’t agree more.  From what started off as a humble project of passion shared with friend and Co-Founder...

Supercharge Your Entrepreneurial Mojo

  Unlike that Christmas tree taking pride place in your living room right now, your Entrepreneurial Mojo doesn’t need to die a slow death over the holiday period. In fact, a little time off is hands down the best investment...

The Importance of Crap Ideas

When it comes to brainstorming I can’t stress enough the importance of generating crap ideas.  I often say to participants in my brainstorms “Give me five crap ideas now!” The request for crap ideas is not only unexpected and...

Meet Our Mavericks :: Krista Jane

Give this woman a tall weak latte and she can take on the world!  With a kick-ass business completely built on her terms, a little man, an international client list and intuition on her side, Krista Jane is one hellava...

Meet Our Mavericks :: Jess Ruhfus :: Collabosaurus

It’s dating but different. Meet Jess Ruhfus the brain and blonde behind the exciting new platform Collabosaurus.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jess just a few months back as Collabosaurus was being born. It’s only early days but...

Christianna Heideman :: Damselfly

‘Everyday I’m Hustlin’, is labelled across the candle that sits front row centre of my desk each and every day.  I was given it for my birthday, and it pretty much has me picked to a tee (big tick...

Jayde Leeder :: Little Paper Lane

A few years back I was perusing the streets of Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches (as one does), and I chanced upon what looked like from the outside, a little stationary store.  However once I stepped inside I...

Nicole Vilek :: The Ideas Bodega

She’s trained teams at the United Nations, Google, Nike, and the BBC on how to keep their competitive edge in a busy market in driving innovation from the inside, to creating cultures where creativity and innovation flourish.  According to Nicole Velik ,...

Brooke Hudson :: Harvest Cafe

If you’ve been lucky enough to spend any time in the Byron Shire and love an exceptional eating experience you’ve no doubt had the pleasure of visiting Harvest Cafe.  Nestled in the quaint little town of Newrybar in the...

Peter Yealands :: Yealands Family Wines

It was by pure chance that I came across Peter Yealands and Yealands Family Wines.  My father was touring around New Zealand’s South Island a few years back visiting the local vinyards when one winery, and in particular, one Wine Maker really stood out.  Not...

Matt Pike + Tim Boreham :: North Journal

If there’s one thing that we absolutely DIG, it’s supporting the Creative Community.  So it just made perfect sense that our paths intertwined with Tim Boreman and Matt Pike of North Journal.  With their home base firmly rooted on Sydney’s Northern Beaches,...

Bianca Monley :: Eat Fit Food

I think that there’s no better feeling than coming home to delicious, healthy meal cooked for you.  Shame our families don’t always pick up on that!  But one woman that has is Bianca Monley of Eat Fit Food.  Initially...

Victoria + Emma :: The Beach People

Dream up the summer gone, basking in the sun on the golden sands of the beach in Byron Bay, and no doubt the gorgeous roundie by The Beach People will come to mind.  Fast becoming an Australian icon, these...

Can’t Sleep? 7 Tips To Boost Your ZZZ’s

On today’s blog we have pocket rocket Krista Jane giving her top tips on sleeping like a baby…or not…She’s got a toddler + a banging business so there’s no one more equipped to give out this advice!  Over to you KJ...

Lola Berry :: Nutritionist + Author

If there’s one woman that totally rocks living on purpose, it’s this one, Lola Berry. Nutritionist, Author and part time fairy, Lola continually inspires us to be the best version of ourselves. Her cook books ‘The 20/20 Diet Cookbook’...

Meet Our Mavericks :: Dave Hodge :: Vital Addition

OC: TELL US ABOUT VITAL ADDITION AND WHAT YOU DO DH: Vital addition exists in order to assist small to medium business owners achieve their business goals.  we give them total financial piece of mind by removing the headache...

Meet Our Mavericks :: Serena Sandstrom

OC:  TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AND WHAT YOU DO SS: I’m a Success and Business Coach for women coaches, creatives and wellness practitioners at serenasandstrom.com. I’m also the creator of impactfulselling.com. My mission is to elevate business owners to powerful leaders...

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