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Peak Performance During Peak Season (And How To Avoid Burning Out)

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…

Highlights from interview with Josh Stewart, CEO of X-Jet

Thrive Forum:  The Thrive Forum is a peer group of like-minded business owners focused on having better businesses and better lives.  They meet with me every 2 months.  During the year we meet with successful people who have an interesting story and pick their brains. In June 2016, we met with Josh Stewart, founder and…

Business On The Beach

It’s great when you can merge business with play… Which is just what we managed to do at our annual Thrive Forum get together this year. A bbq on the beach with family. Plenty of fun, great food and enjoyable conversation. Life is good.

Sunday Times Article

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…

Robbery, Response and Bruce Lee

I think it was John Lennon who said ‘Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” I awoke a few days ago to discover our home had been broken into, every piece of technology stolen and my car gone! This only shortly after the high of exceeding the target for my play’s crowd-funding target….

Wow! – Andy Murray – more about things away from the court.

What a weekend of sport! The irony is that with such a beautiful weekend in Ireland you could have spent most of it indoors watching the tv…:) Here’s some of the highlights: -Andy Murray became the first British tennis player to win Wimbledon in 77 years. -Dublin won their first hurling Leinster final in 52…

Mandela’s Trait To Copy

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela Sad to hear that Nelson Mandela is very ill at the moment. A great hero of mine, he’s a great example of what it means to be a genuine human being. Single…

Are you enjoying life?

“It’s tough to fully live when you’re not enjoying life.” – Shane Cradock I don’t often put my name against a quote but this is one of those life lessons that has smacked me in the face. What I’ve discovered is that enjoyment is really more to do with attitude than your circumstances. I’ve worked…

Chaos & Tranquility – A weekend of opposites…

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Deepak Chopra My weekend was an exercise in complete opposites… Saturday was spent with a dozen ‘high-energy’ kids (4 to 6 year olds) as we celebrated the birthdays of our kids Jane (6) and Sam (4). Monsters, jumping, chasing… and that was just…