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How War Horse Can Challenge You

“Any problem can be solved between people if only they can trust each other.” – War Horse by Michael Morpugo, Page 119

Last week I attended a showing of War Horse in Dublin with some clients from an entrepreneurs forum I run.

The acclaimed show tells the story of a relationship between a boy (Albert) and a young horse (Joey) as they grow up while World War I is taking place. You may well have seen the movie of this show, created by Steven Spielberg.

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.

The Real Disaster Is Losing This…

“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” ― Dalai Lama XIV. It’s easy to despair at goings on in the world…. But as is typical, often in the worst of circumstances we will always see inspirational examples of courage.

How Perception Shapes Your Reality

A while back two people going through the same experience in an organisation were sharing their perspectives with me, independently. What was amazing was that their experiences were the polar opposite.
Person One was positive. Person Two negative. Same situation, same circumstances – but very different perceptions of what was going on.

A Powerful Trick To Real Change

“You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” – Anonymous. In my experience, everyone (regardless of achievements) has something important that they haven’t started into yet.

I Wish I Was Like Him

I remember thinking ‘I wish I was like him’. The ‘him’ in question was a successful entrepreneur who seemed to have it all. We had met while doing a show with a local drama group and I was always impressed by his positive attitude and great sense of humour. He never had a bad word to say about anyone and he was always – and I mean always – the life of the party.

Fake Awards Trump Fake News

“I can honestly say that I’m not a person who thinks

about awards, as much as I think about the work itself.”

– Oprah Winfrey