Welcome to Better Than Busy with Belinda Gill, Business Strategist and Mentor.
Hi, I’m Belinda. I’m a strategy and planning nerd and proud of it!
If you are a busy mum, ready to get focused, hit new milestones in your business and take back your life – then you are in the right place!
You have a business you love and you are making progress but it feels very, VEERRY slow, you have a steady trickle of clients but you are ready for more and you are ready for them to find you WITHOUT the hustle. After all – you created this business to GIVE you fexibility, not to make you tired and cranky (anyone else feel tired and cranky these day?!).
Now that you have a taste of making money doing what you love, settling for a boring and inflexible day job isn’t good enough anymore. This is about more than the money girl!
So why am I the lady to help you?
Firstly, I’m a busy mum too. I have two littles and I’m growing my business around my day job as a contract manager.
I’m all about finding clarity and making things simple.
Throughout my entire career people (15 years! Could I really be that old??) have come to me with a BIG end goal and I made it happen – first as a lawyer, then as an advisor and contract manager, now as a business strategist. I’ve run these projects for the government, major resort chains and public companies and small businessess.
In fact my biggest client was a well known resort chain and I ran their $20 million resort purchase for them. It might be a little bit tragic, but it was really fun! I warned you that I was a nerd!
I bring this big experience and my Masters in Business Administration to help you achieve your big dreams.
My big dream? To empower mums to support their family through a flexible business that they love and to do it in a way that feels GOOD.
I’m tired of all the “gurus” saying that we have to hustle and do it all. NO! No more! Let’s do this in a way that feels simple and achievable. Let’s do this our way.
I’m here to help you find the right strategy for YOUR busy life and to help you implement it. I don’t do cookie cutter and I won’t take your money and run – I will hang around and help you tweak the plan when life takes an unexpected turn and keep you accountable to actually implement the plan. Let’s face it – that’s the hard part!
How do I do this?
1. We get clear on your goals
2. We get clear on where you are now
3. We create a step by step plan to get you there.
4. I keep it simple (and fun!) along the way.
I’m mum to two littles and I juggle a part-time job, my business and my family.
Crazy I know. BUT I’m passionate that mums deserve to have a business they love and a family they love, so that’s why I do it.
Long ago in a galaxy far away, I was a commercial lawyer (shhh! It’s my dirty secret, don’t tell too many people!). Whilst still doing those twelve hour days I started to geek out about business systems, so I started a Masters in Business Administration. I LOVED that geeky business stuff so I took a “short break” from my legal career (that “short break” has lasted seven years or so now) and became an advisor.
Then came the kiddoes. I had about three subjects of my masters degree left to go when I started maternity leave with kiddo #1 and thought I would “smash them out” while on my six months maternity leave. Hilarious! No that didn’t happen. Only a woman who has never had children would think that’s possible. So I went back to work and finished the MBA whilst working three days a week and a baby in the equation. Madness.
What’s my secret? Focus, baby. I worked out exactly what I needed to do to get the MBA finished and that’s what I did. I resisted distractions and the tempation to do it all. I just did what I had to do to get the degree. Just quietly – I rocked it. By knowing where to focus and letting everything else slide, I kicked some MBA butt.
Now I want to help mums use that same kind of focus and streamlining in their business so they can be efficient and have time left over to enjoy their family.
Who am I to tell mums about strealining and strategy?
– I have almost a decade of reporting my time in six minute increments
– I completed an MBA whilst working part-time and with a baby in the mix
– I’ve managed large, complex projects as a lawyer and a contract manager
– I created business systems to minimise risk and achieve efficiencies in my legal career
-I’ve built this business in approximately 15 hours a week, whilst working part-time as a contract manager and parenting a toddler and my big prep girl (the first year of school).