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…
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…
For a bit of fun, I’m running a competition from 20th August to Friday 4th September. Prizes are worth over €2,000 and include free coaching sessions, educational audios and some inspirational books. A coaching session can be used for you, personally or for your business – or you may choose to give it as a gift to a friend. How…
I was kept on my toes last week as I organised a dinner for business women in my network. Fantastic food and cocktails in Saba Dublin were mixed with plenty of interesting chat and contact sharing.
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.
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…
“Nothing is so dear and precious as time.” – French Proverb. I was working with a client when they pointed out that one of the changes our work had made to her working life was that it had added 30 days of ‘Strategic Rock Time’(Important/Non-Urgent Time) to her career and life.
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.