168. Author 2.0 Bali Retreat – Session 1

In May 2016, I attended and spoke at a brilliant retreat that was organised and run by Andrew Griffiths and Bree James. I had a chance to chat with some of the attendees, and here are their stories…

bree JamesBree James

In this episode we talk about: 

  • How Bree James and Andrew Griffiths set up the Author 2.0 Bali retreat together
  • What makes Bree excited to be working at this retreat project in Bali
  • Why Bali is such a special and great place to relax and to immerse in a project
  • How the Bali retreat program is an exceptional project to immerse yourself in and build the knowledge of being an author
  • The amazing food, services and staff in Bali
  • The Bali cuisine
  • The “Nasi Campur dish” – it’s known as “A little bit of everything”
  • The biggest thing that Bree got out of the four day retreat
  • How the four day retreat is a transformational and clarifying experience for authors who want to grow and become more successful


Where to find Bree James 

Website: http://smallville.com.au/author/breejames


Twitter: https://twitter.com/@BreeGJames

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bree.james.102

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/bree-james-134ba53a




Amanda FisherAmanda Fisher

In this episode we talk about:

  • How Amanda Fisher became an author of three books on the topic of accounting technology
  • The importance of finding a framework and structure for an author
  • Her first book, entitled CONNECTED TECHNOLOGY: How to Transform your Business with Cloud Accounting
  • The biggest lessons she has learned in writing her book, Connected Technology
  • How Amanda has improved her writing process by creating a solid structure
  • How she discovered and found an easy way of writing that suits her
  • The biggest impact that writing books has had on her business
  • How her first and second books massively increased her credibility, and saw her become better known in the accounting industry and in the business community
  • Her third book, Connected Accounting Process: Embrace Technology, Improve Productivity and Get More Clients
  • Her third book that focuses on accounting firms, especially those in niche markets
  • Her plan for the Bali retreat project
  • Amanda Fisher’s technique for helping business owners understand numbers on a bigger level in terms of cash flow, making profit and surviving
  • The importance for business owners in understanding the range of basic foundations of information such as finance, sales and marketing, and how it works and can be utilised
  • Understanding the key numbers and being able to understand the trends and new tools in the accounting space
  • Amanda’s first experience in joining Author 2.0 in order to build a plan for the future


Where to find Amanda Fisher

WEBSITE: http://amandafisher.com.au



Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmandaFisherCA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Amanda.FisherCA

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/amandafisherca



Andrea TunjicAndrea Tunjic

In this episode we talk about:

  • Andrea Tunjic’s amazing experience at the Author 2.0 Bali Retreat
  • How the retreat was a great opportunity for Andrea to relax and also do business
  • How she usually introduces herself to people when she attends events and parties
  • Working with businesswomen to improve their performance and make them feel content at work
  • People’s desire to have a happy work place environment
  • How she is essentially helping everyone to be happy at work
  • Andrea Tunjic’s book, People Power: How to Activate, Energise and Inspire the Most Valuable Asset in Your Business
  • How People Power is all about sharing ideas that people can implement immediately in their working environments
  • The importance of choosing or hiring a person who can fortify weaknesses


Where to find Andrea Tunjic

WEBSITE: http://www.peoplestrong.com.au


Twitter: https://twitter.com/@peoplestrongoz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrea.tunjic.92

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/andrea-tunjic-3264898



Anneta PizagAnetta Pizag

In this episode we talk about:

  • Anetta Pizag’s pride in releasing her book, Create a Thriving Workspace: 7 Design Principles for Positive High-Performance Physical Work Environments
  • The great feedback she has received from people reading her book
  • Her book’s message to people
  • Her last two days at the Author 2.0 Bali Retreat
  • Anetta’s rollercoaster journey: the challenges, rewards and stressful experiences that led to big realisations around her business, her books and who she is as a person
  • How she realised that her message could create connections with a much wider range of audience
  • The common mistakes she has observed in working environment spaces
  • The unloved work space environment and how it makes people stress out and make bad decisions
  • The importance of working relationships that can fulfil and excite us
  • How she advises her clients to have a relaxing space to be able to work more efficiently and positively
  • The practical aspect of having a better working environment in making us feel and think better
  • The importance in creating and choosing appropriate lighting when setting up working spaces
  • Her ten year plan of writing three to five books
  • How Anetta would like both small and big business owners to understand how to create a really good working environment and make sure that they’re in their best mental, physical and emotional space to be able to achieve to the best of their ability


Where to find Anetta Pizag

WEBSITE: http://pizag.com.au/create-a-thriving-workspace


Twitter: https://twitter.com/anetta_pizag

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anetta

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/anettapizag



Chris MackeyChris Mackey

In this episode we talk about:

  • What made Chris Mackey take five days off to join the Author 2.0 Bali Retreat
  • How taking the time off helped him to reflect and plan his next steps in a more fruitful way
  • Having a long term goal that can help him to think more efficiently and plan his next writing projects
  • The importance of having commitment to try and help us grow in different ways
  • Chris Mackey’s book, Synchronicity: Empower Your Life with the Gift of Coincidence
  • How he found that many people relate to the idea of meaningful coincidences
  • How he learned a lot going through his depression, and the challenges that he faced that gave him extra insights and greatly helped his career
  • Coincidences and superstition
  • The importance of understanding statistics
  • The meaning of faith and destiny
  • How he has encouraged people to acknowledge what is very meaningful to them
  • The difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist
  • What you can expect from his book, Synchronicity
  • How he hopes that people will appreciate the intuitive dimensions to life
  • A strong scientific basis for considering synchronicity
  • Chris Mackey’s ten year plan
  • How we should be aware of all the facets of our personalities


Where to find Chris Mackey

WEBSITE: http://chrismackey.com.au



Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrismackey66

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Mackey-Associates

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/chris-mackey-453a9326






Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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