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Competition Results

Many thanks to all who entered the recent competition.

The overall winners are Sarah Walsh and Amy Vaughan who both
win a free coaching session valued at over €500.

Winners of inspiring and educational audios are:

John Dawson, Faraz Irfan, Emer Meighan, Sarah Bryan, Colin Hickey, David Keegan

Yasser Hameed

Des Regan

Deirdre Shanagher

Kathleen Mulvin-Brady

Kathryn Mason

Phelim Pekaar

Eavan English

Dervila Corver

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!

Being Beach Ready Vs. Life Ready

“Your body has to be in top condition. Your chess deteriorates
as your body does. You can’t separate body from mind.”
-Bobby Fischer

This is the season when advertisers try to ‘guilt’ us into
buying their products and services for being ‘beach ready’.
And in the UK and Ireland there has been a backlash
to some of the new ads.

Maybe we should be looking more at being ‘Life-Ready’?

I find it fascinating that someone like Bobby Fischer would
say something like the above quote. In case you don’t know, he
was an American chess prodigy and many consider him the
greatest chess player of all time.

Chess at the highest levels demands huge mental capacity.

Yet here he emphasises the critical importance of the physical,
because you ‘can’t separate body from mind.’

Homer’s Turn

Hi There, In the 3 years I’ve been doing this Monday email shot, I never got a response to an email like the one last week – the words of inspiration coming from my 4 year old daughter, Jane. Some people suggested I should retire and let her send out the emails. Hopefully that will…

Gary Speed, Business People And Suicide

Why? That is probably the first question that Gary Speed’s family and friends will be asking as they digest the terrible news of his loss.  And the sad thing is that they may well never know the answer. On the face of it he had a life others dreamed of.  A distinguished career as a…

Problems, Problems

“No problem can be solved from the same level of
consciousness that created it.”
– Albert Einstein

Do You Spend Time Doing This?

“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think.  That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think.  So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business.  I do it because I like this kind of life.”…