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Learning From The Irish Rugby Coach

Many people say they’re fully committed when really they aren’t. They hold back out of perhaps fear or from being focused on too many things at the same time. What really matters most to you? Are you fully committed?

The Power Of An Hour And ‘The Thing’

Time really isn’t the issue, it’s more about changing perspective – taking a different mindset. Which for most is hard unless it’s forced upon you. That’s where the power of an hour comes in.

A Big Lesson From The Achilles Challenge

If you’re a regular reader of my mails, you’ll know that I ruptured my Achilles tendon at the start of June, and required surgery. Last Friday was a milestone as my medical boot was removed and I’m into the next phase which is physio to build the muscle and tendon back up.

Shane Lowry’s Hidden Secret

I don’t often repeat my weekly email about the same subject, but Shane Lowry warrants it. Understandably his recent victory in The Open has been the main focus of all sports and news media in Ireland over the past week and different stories have emerged.

Federer’s and Djokovic’s Secret

This time of the year is always a bonanza for sport.
And yesterday, tennis delivered an incredible match at Wimbledon between two of the greatest ever to have graced the game, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Is It Time For A Summer Swim?

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have
courage to lose sight of the shore.”
I recently wrote a blog post about an easy way to overcome overwhelm.
It was about a client who arrived at my Thrive Experience retreat only to tell me he wasn’t going to stay because he had “too much on”, and what happened next.

An Easier Way To Overcome Overwhelm And Get UnStuck

“I don’t want you to take this the wrong way, but I’m leaving tomorrow morning.” These were the words from a client, five minutes after he’d arrived at The Thrive Experience, an annual retreat I run for leaders. The event runs over 2.5 days, so we hadn’t even officially begun and yet, he was telling me he was leaving.

The Poetry Of This Key Skill For Success

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” – A poem by Mary Oliver.

A friend shared this poem with me last week, and I was struck not only by it’s brevity but also by it’s power.

I think it’s easy to read these lines and think ’that’s cute’ and just move on with the busyness of life, but I believe they are worth reflecting on.

What % of Meetings Are Failures?

“Behaviour is what a man does. Not what he thinks, feels or believes.” – Emily Dickenson
‘Let’s have a meeting about that meeting.’ These were the words from my boss at the time, over 20 years ago when I worked in a multi-national. I started to laugh and replied: ‘So we’re having a meeting about the meeting about another meeting?’ He laughed too.