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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…

Should I Bother Setting Goals This Year?

“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!

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…

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny Gets A Hold Of My Book, ‘Inspire Me’

When my brother Mark asked me for a signed copy of my book, Inspire Me, to give to Enda Kenny on his visit to their business, I half-thought it would be with a few other gifts.  Little did I realise it was the only gift!  And that he even managed to read some it!  Product…

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…

Man of Steel, With a Few Quavers…

“What’s the point of getting up in the morning unless you’re gonna have an adventure? As the moments of our life are ticking away you have to be aware that it needs to be an adventure” – Hans Zimmer, Composer   You may not know the name Hans Zimmer, but you probably know the movies…

A Lesson From Gone With The Wind

“One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” – Sydney Howard Syndey Howard was an Amercian playwright and screenwriter. He won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1925 and a posthumous Oscar for the screenplay for the movie Gone With The Wind. His quote above I…

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…

Inspiration From a Rugby Star

“I am astonished at the negativity and how everybody blames everyone else in what are undoubtedly tough economic times, but I live in a country where people are dying of AIDS and of hunger every day, a country where crime is rampant, yet the motivation is built on what we can do and never on…

An Inspiring Talk From An Unexpected Source

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost It isn’t easy taking the road less travelled. But when you’re looking to create something new or live/work in an authentic way, it’s usually the right road to take. Below…