If you’re Irish and over 40, you’ll know that last week saw the passing of the legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne. If you’re not living in Ireland, think of the most famous person you know in your country, multiply it by 10 and make it personal.
Siya Kolisi’s words after the RWC Final were very inspiring and humble and his team is the first to win the tournament, despite losing a game in the pool stages. A definite win for resilience.
Indeed England’s Rugby World Cup score against New Zealand could have been higher. But this was a team with a mindset locked onto victory, and an honesty in their performance. They all showed up and backed themselves.
Below is a recording of an interview I did in October 2019 with Ellen Gunning on her Mediascope show on Dublin City FM. We spoke about public relations and leadership.
It’s very easy get caught up with what’s wrong in your world. And that ‘trap’ can contaminate your attitude. But starting each day with deliberate intention like Brian, is worth everything.
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?
I was working with a golfer a few years ago who had asked me to help him with a certain aspect of his game. He was known as someone who would play great when it didn’t really matter – but someone who would ‘choke’ in pressure situations.
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.
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.
An attitude like Shane Lowry’s can make any journey enjoyable. But only if that’s part of our approach.