Editor’s Note (Winter)

First up, I would like to say a massive thank you to our amazing Jasmine, who is no longer working for Matters Magazine. After five years on and off with the magazine—beginning as a school based trainee—Jasmine has taken a leap of faith to try her hand at something new. We will be forever grateful to Jasmine for all her efforts, ideas and tenacity whilst working for the magazine and, of course, wish her all the success she deserves in her new venture. We absolutely know that whatever Jasmine chooses to do now, or in the future, she will do well.
We didn’t fully begin our chilling until after we went to print with this issue of the magazine, that’s for sure. Magic and I have a few trips planned, including a five-day Date with Destiny seminar for me with Tony Robbins—probably not that chilling, the course runs from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. six days straight!—and a then week in the Cook Islands; that will definitely be all about relaxing!
Do you make sure you take time out? It is absolutely imperative that you do. It’s great to be busy, busy, busy, because most of the time that means money, money, money. However, we also have to ensure we lock in some wind-down time. We have some great articles in this issue to give you some ideas, including a chill out guide for some fantastic things to do right here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. See page 102.
If you don’t chill out, de-stress, relax or take some time out, then pretty soon you can expect to burn out. Business and burn out go hand in hand if we don’t look after ourselves. Wouldn’t you agree? See articles on page 78 and 96.
We would like to welcome our new team member, Sharon. Sharon brings with her a multitude of skills and a wealth of experience and we are thrilled to have her as part of our small, but very productive team.
HOT OFF THE PRESS. I am also absolutely thrilled to share with you that, after the magazine being here on the Coast for more than ten years, I am now a qualified journalist. It’s something I have been working on in my spare time—yep, I have lots of that, not! So it has taken a while. As you can imagine, I am delighted and immensely proud to display this certification on my wall.
We hope you enjoy our financial year pull out calendar – see page 55. We include all the public holidays, school holidays and the dates you need for your bass and gst lodging etc.

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