“With all things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.” – William Of Occam The above statement is commonly referred to as Occam’s “Razor”. It’s a principle that cuts away and leaves aside, a host of potentially competing conclusions or arguments, leaving the simplest and most likely conclusion in place. (That’s…
The Christmas rush has already set in. You can sense the heightened levels of anxiety or noise in people’s minds. For many businesses, (retail, restaurants etc.) this is the ‘make or break’ part of the year. A chance to catch up on lower than expected sales year to date or an opportunity to surpass targets and…
A client and I were chatting about the topic of ‘women in business’ recently and she asked me if in my experience I thought that there were any glaring differences between my male and female clients. The reason the question came up was because I’d mentioned the significant shift I’d observed in my own coaching business over the past 4 years in relation to the % of female business leaders that I deal with. (It’s grown to 50%).
“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall,
every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.”
– Stephen Covey
I remember the first time I read these words. They had a profound effect on me.
I was a busy young professional working in a multi-national
and I had just started down the road of seeking more meaning
from my career and life.
I’d never even considered that I was climbing a ladder that was
against a virtual wall.
Yet I was. The wall was what success looked like to me and the ladder
was my pathway there.
Included in this post is a video of me telling the story of ‘The Rocks In The Jar’, which has proven to be a powerful metaphor for helping clients make real change in how they approach their work and personal lives.
I’ve also added…
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.
I spent 2 days and 2 nights last week in Glendalough a business retreat with 10 business owners (part of my Thrive Forum). The intention was to take some valuable time out personally and also reflect on business and life.
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
“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!