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Your Most Valuable Ideas

“Think too much, and you’ll create a problem that was not even there in the first place.” – Anonymous I was looking at some research there recently where executives in the USA were asked where and when they usually get their best ideas. The top 3 answers were: 1. On vacation/holidays 2.In the shower 3. While travelling…

The Logic Of Spock

“Insufficient facts always invite danger.”
– Spock, Star Trek: the Original Series

You may have heard that Leonard Nimoy, the legendary actor
who played Spock passed a few days ago at the age of 83.

Growing up in the 70’s in Ireland, I have to say watching the
adventures of his character, Captain Kirk and that of the team
of the Star Trek Enterprise was always a highlight of my school
week and a great distraction from reality…

Self-Doubt

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell (Author, Mathematician & Philosopher) I wouldn’t say it’s the whole problem, but it’s certainly one problem.  And in my experience, very true. So if you’re the one full…

An Inspiring Turnaround Story From An Irish Entrepreneur

Business and life are never straight-forward.

And if you run your own business you know that it
presents a unique set of challenges.

In 2009 I met a Dublin based business owner, Morgan Browne.

In the space of a couple of months he’d lost 2 deals worth €400k
which was essential to cash-flow, had to let go key members of his
team and the banks halved the company’s overdraft and credit facilities.
He was a few weeks from going out of business.

He had also been prescribed anti-depressants and made a throw-away remark
which has since become a joke between us…’At least it can’t get any worse’.

I said ‘Never say that. It can always get worse!’

A week later Morgan broke his leg.

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

Is It Them Or Is It Me?

“If you want things to be different,
perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

It’s so easy to blame my customers, my boss, my investors, my business partner,
my team, my wife, my husband, my kids… (not necessarily in that order!)Maybe you’re looking to change things by changing one
or all of the above.And your plan just might work.

Or maybe your plan needs you to look more at yourself – from the inside out.
I’m not saying nothing needs to change around you. But it usually
happens quicker and more effectively when you change first.

In my experience, this is usually where the real pay-off is.

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!