Over the past year, I’ve used the facilities of a local gym/leisure centre close to me. As you’d expect you start to notice people who train regularly at the same time as you. There’s one guy who seems to be there all of the time. He is pretty consistent and dedicated. But what I find fascinating is that he has put on a lot of weight (fat) since he’s been going to the gym.
“If a ship does not know which port it’s sailing to,
then no wind is favourable.”
In 2008, Dr. Gail Matthews of the Dominican University of California recruited 149 participants for a study on assessing the power of writing goals versus not.
The participants ranged in age from 23 to 72, with 37 males and 112 females.
Participants came from the United States, Belgium, England, India, Australia and Japan and included a variety of entrepreneurs, educators, healthcare professionals, artists, lawyers, bankers, marketers, human services providers, managers, vice presidents, directors of non-profits, etc.
The research confirmed the power of three things:
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
Albert Einstein. I was recently re-looking at an interview I did on Ireland’s national television station, RTE, about productivity and using your time better. I remember laughing at myself afterwards, as I spent about
Last Friday (23rd January) I was facilitating my annual planning workshop, BluePrint in the Glenview Hotel, Wicklow. As usual the event attracted a diverse mix of people and I’m always interested to see who comes.
For this particular workshop it turned out that everyone in the room was working for themselves
Before I was exposed to the real value of PR, I used to think of it as something ‘intangible’. What I’ve discovered is that when it’s done right, it has immense value. Yet many in business are not always clear about what to do to get the right result
“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are problems and there are opportunities.
Life and business has endless problems and endless opportunities.
“I need the article within the next hour”.
The call was from my PR advisor Valerie. She’d asked me to prepare an article for a paper and the goal-posts had just shifted.
The journalist was going on holidays the following week and he wanted it ahead of time. He wanted it today. He wanted it in an hour!
Below is the content of an article in The Sunday Times on Sunday 26th October 2014, featuring myself and a client, Morgan Browne from Intelligent Information Systems. ————————————————————————- More than a half-time team talk Coaches provide important advice and new focus for the bosses of SMEs After a year of deal-making and negotiation, Morgan Browne…
When my brother Mark asked me for a signed copy of my book, Inspire Me, to give to Enda Kenny on his visit to their business, I half-thought it would be with a few other gifts. Little did I realise it was the only gift! And that he even managed to read some it! Product…
“To CC me or not to CC me, that is the question. The answer is to NOT cc me.” – Shane Cradock How much time do you spend daily reading emails? The bigger the team, the more time is wasted reading completely irrelevant emails… It’s hard enough trying to stay on top of your emails…