My Business Bestie And I Spent A Week With Richard Branson. Here’s What He Taught Us

I recently had the amazing opportunity to spend a week on Necker Island with the legendary Sir Richard Branson and a collective of inspiring, ambitious entrepreneurs, among them my soul sister Diana House of Tiny Devotions. We learned so much during our time on Necker that Diana that I decided to shoot some videos for you while we were still on the island to capture all those amazing insights while they were still fresh in our minds.

On today’s very different kind of episode of She Takes on the World TV, we’re taking you behind the scenes of our experience. The footage is mostly shot on my iPhone so again, it’s different than usual but you’ll get to see the island, our villa, and a video of us hanging out in the pool sharing what we learned from Richard Branson. This is the first of two Necker episodes for She Takes on the World TV, and I think you’ll love it.

Diana and Natalie

This episode, much like Richard Branson, is all about play and how to have more fun with your work. We were delighted to learn that Richard makes play (and silly pranks) a priority in his daily schedule.


Now it’s time to take action! To help you implement what you’re learning, I’m sharing a free bonus download with each new episode of She Takes on the World TV now, exclusively for our amazing tribe of subscribers. This week’s PDF download is “5 Surprising Ways To Create More Fun At Work.” With lessons learned from Richard Branson, I’ll walk you through an exercise to help you add more play into your day, seriously boost your creativity AND productivity while enjoying your work even more! Click on the link below to receive this week’s episode and be signed up to receive new freebies and episodes as we release them.

In a comment below let me know how you plan to have more fun in your work, or if you have any questions or feedback on this episode. We love hearing from you!

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13 thoughts on “My Business Bestie And I Spent A Week With Richard Branson. Here’s What He Taught Us

      1. Natalie,
        You and Diana had an awesome vacation! Wow! everything is so blue and you can tell there is a nice breeze going, how nice. It reminded me a little of Key West Florida, only without the tourists. We stayed at the southern point where it was a little quieter. Is there anyone better than Richard Branson to learn business tips from?

  1. I LOVE, love, love this one. How fun!! Thank you so much for sharing Natalie. Such valuable lessons in here (especially the “calculated risks” – need to think on that more).

    So appreciate your vids:)

    1. Thank you for the praise Kerry. I absolutely adore your enthusiasm! Did you download the worksheet? I’d love to hear how you move forward with these lessons.

  2. Great advice. Thanks Natalie! I have it on my personal/business bucket list to make it out there one day to Necker Island to be around that type of entrepreneurial energy and inspiration. Sounds amazing!

    1. Glad you liked this video Jessica. Necker is amazing, and I’m so incredibly grateful I had the opportunity to go there and then share the inspiration with our community. I hope you get to go there too! 🙂

  3. Wow! Thank you for sharing this. As an interior designer by trade I also appreciate how powerful your environment is – it literally has an effect on your moods, behaviours, thoughts. And I’m glad Richard Branson recognises that too.

    Meanwhile, I want to introduce more FUN into my daily life. This was a great inspiration and to know that Richard is not “hustling all day long” and makes time for play and fun is just such a powerful image against the belief that you “need to be working all the time to be successful”…

    Thank you so much for sharing, Natalie!

    Kat xx

    1. You are so welcome Kat! Richard is inspiring in so many ways, and his playfulness is truly contagious. 🙂 What do you plan to do to add more fun into the mix?

  4. What a great scenery! Thank you so much for the advice – it is so important to have fun, to be comfortable and do what you love!

    Looking forward to see more inspiring videos on She Takes on the World.

    Well done!


    1. Thank you Moran! I’m so glad you enjoyed this episode and that you’re a part of our community. Hugs!

  5. Great episode thanks for sharing your time and points learnt from being on Necker Island. Very inspiring and loved the piece about fun. This can quite often be forgotten when trying to build and run a business. I haven’t always been best at this, so great reminder. Thanks Natalie xx

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