3 Books That Will Make You Rethink How You’re Living Life

That Bad Review is a podcast about handling negative feedback in the accommodation industry, but it’s also a show meant to help you navigate the pitfalls of professional life. Our last episode featured Cameron D’Arcy. He’s the co-founder of both media production company Brightworks and Sierra Escape, a luxury eco glamping destination in Mudgee, NSW. Besides being super successful, he’s …

Business Takeover Success (an Essential Checklist)

Managing your own business is certainly one of the most rewarding things you can do, and when you have it running like a ship on a clear glass ocean it can feel like you have reached the pinnacle.  It’s not uncommon at this point for you to disrupt that calm with expanding your business to include one or maybe even …

Congratulations You’re a Manager! Now What?

Getting that manager role is a time when you can kick up your heels and really celebrate your achievement. Moving up the ladder in any organisation means you have put the hard work in and spent long hours making sure things work well in the business. Working on advancing your career is a job on its own, so after the …

How to Help Your Accommodation Business Stand Out Online

This week’s episode of That Bad Review features Elysha Loiterton of Campstay. Campstay is a startup that helps consumers make reservations at camp spots and holiday parks in Australia and New Zealand. Elysha had a lot of interesting things to say about the accommodation industry — the rise of micro-influencers, keeping your mood up when running a business, etc. But …

Don’t get Lost in Comparison-itis

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the old saying goes. But what happens when you look over the fence at the bloke down the road and it fills you with complete dread? Why is he doing so well? Why aren’t I as good as him? WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!? It’s bad enough living with your own self-doubts, …

How to Get the Most out of a Caravan Trip With Your Kids

Caravanning with young children is an incredibly rewarding experience. Your kids get to see nature that their peers would only dream of, and you get to spend quality time with your family in an era where that sort of thing is increasingly rare. Keeping sane during the whole process is another story, however. So here are some tips to make …

10 Essential Business Policies

Running a business is a rewarding and exciting experience that can make it an absolute pleasure to go to work… when things are going well. When you find yourself in a situation that you would rather not be involved in, like a dispute with a client or a difficult time with a team member, having a business policy to fall …

How to Stay Motivated to Keep Doing What You Love

I think it’s safe to say that if you’re reading this, you love your job. Maybe you’re not loving it right now, and that’s why you’re online reading blog posts. But if you’re in the accommodation industry and you care enough about your career to do some research on how to make it more fulfilling, I’d say that you’ve got …

How to Add Your Personality to Your Pitch

When you start thinking about pitching your business models and ideas to strangers, you start to wonder how your pitches are going to be delivered. Researching this topic will bring up a ton of information about what you should do. Be passionate. Be direct. Be professional. Show your personality. It’s always the last one that people get stuck on, and …