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Bono’s Voice Disappears / CEOs, Entrepreneurs

“Even the best get caught out.

And so, every day, even the best have to start again.”

– Bob Rotella, Leading Mind Coach To Top Sports Stars

I note that U2 had to cancel their concert only after a few songs on Saturday night at Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, after Bono lost his voice.

A reminder that even the best can get caught out at anytime and it’s not so much that adversity never strikes but how we handle it when it does.

Last week I found myself in my home town of Kilkenny, Ireland where I’d been asked to speak with a group of entrepreneurs.

The group was part of the Ernst & Young Alumni for their very successful Entrepreneur Of The Year Program.

I spoke about the inner game of leadership and life, with some references to sport and the audience on the night in Hotel Kilkenny was about 50 experienced and successful entrepreneurs/CEOs.

And of course everyone in the audience was very familiar with adversity and having to overcome almost insurmountable odds and situations, both personal and professional.

One of my points shared on the night was that ‘Even the best have to start again’ or else you’re asking for trouble.

Renewal is key. Especially if you want to be at your best.

And part of that means finding Routines that work for you, and that you will do consistently across four areas: Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual.

Who knows why Bono lost his voice at the weekend? But it’s his key tool in his career so he needs to look after himself and it. And I’m sure he’ll bounce back.

What about you?

  • How well are you looking after the ‘asset’ that is you?
  • What are the Routines you ‘know you should do’ but have stopped or just plain ignored?

You may not have thousands of fans hanging on your every word, but you probably have a lot of people around you who want and need you at your best.

What will you do about it this week….?

Best,

Shane

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