EP 089 | Balance Is Better with Andrew Mitchell

December 3, 2018

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Balance can seem like an unattainable ideal. However, developing the habit of self-assessment and being willing to ask for help can put you into greater alignment and fan your passion for business.

In this episode we learn:

  • “balance” may look different for each of us
  • take stock every six months, to assess what is working and what isn’t
  • a lack of balance takes a toll on creativity
  • a hobby that’s creative but not related (crafting, photography) can feed your soul
  • a healthy, mature support group can be a powerful motor to keep your business running smoothly.


Take Aways

Recommended Reading:

Article by Andrew: The 12 Areas of Life Balance

12 areas of balance is taken from The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms

by Vishen Lakhiani


Recommended listening:

EP 010 | Hitting the wall with Ellen Walker


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Andrew has been working in the design industry for more than 21 years and established his award winning business MR. MITCHELL in November of 2000. With a strong focus on the relationships aspect of the design process, he has established a strong network of industry professionals with whom he collaborates on a regular basis. As Melbourne is the home of some of the world’s most inspirational product designers and manufacturers, his clients are afforded the advantage of personal connections with such talented professionals.

Andrew is a proud and active member of the national industry body, the DIA (Design Institute of Australia). His designs have been awarded on national level and his projects have been featured in multiple Australian and international publications.

Andrew’s designs span a multitude of styles in the residential, hospitality and commercial fields, and are customized to suit the individual clients’ requirements and aspirations. A belief in the use of quality materials that are not only beautiful, but durable and timeless, has the interiors he creates far outlast transient interior trends.

From the early days of his business, Andrew has always strived to contribute to both the design community and the community at large. Over the years he has contributed to mentoring programs for design students and has instigated community events that have creatively inspired participants, also raising money for multiple charitable organizations including the Breast Cancer Australia, The Lighthouse Foundation and the National Trust of Australia.

Andrew has previously taught at Mercer School of Interior Design and was contracted to create training and operational systems for a national design company employing more than 90 interior designers around Australia. As the founder of The Design Coach Australia, Andrew contributes to the ongoing professional development of designers and is creating a platform for connecting and advancing the design community.

Currently Andrew sits on the Advisory Board for Mercer School of Interior Design, is a participant in the mentoring program for RMIT and is a member of the Practice Group for the Design Institute of Australia.



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