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My Mistaken Assumption(s)

“Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong.” Albert Einstein I got a lot of replies to my email last week, encouraging me to definitely create an audiobook for my first book, Inspire Me: Life Wisdom To Pass On, which is based on a similar format to my weekly emails. What was interesting was that about half […]

Following the Feeling: My Journey Back to Inspire Me

“Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while working.” Henri Matisse When I was on my vacation, one day I was relaxing by the pool and something hit me. “Record an audio version of Inspire Me.” Inspire Me was my first book, published in 2011. When it came out, audiobooks weren’t really a thing—not in the way […]

Embrace the Magic of Unexpected Moments

“The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” Eli Khamarov Last week I was on holidays with my family in Turkey and one day we decided we’d like to take a boat tour of the coast. But when we tried to book it we were told it was sold out […]

Free Time, Energy And Results

“Manage your energy, not your time.” “You know what just hit me? I’m wrecked!” Those were the words spoken by a busy leader I recently connected with. Initially, they seemed fine on the surface, with high spirits and full of energy. But as we delved into a conversation about energy and clarity, something clicked—a mindshift […]

Loss And Paying Attention

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness during holidays and in everyday life.” Jon Kabat-Zinn We had a bereavement in our family recently. *TLJ’s Dad, Peter, passed after 83 years of good living and life, This loss has been a stark reminder of how precious and […]

Removing A Key Obstacle To Authenticity

If I had a prayer, it would be this: “God spare me from the desire for love, approval, or appreciation. Amen.” Byron Katie What a statement that is above. But I know most people would probably think they don’t desire these things as much as they really do. Yet, they are usually pulling the strings […]

Enhancing Your Inner Bandwidth

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” I was doing some work in my office recently when music randomly started playing on my desktop computer. It was strange because I hadn’t been using Spotify at the time. I went to turn it off but for the life of me I […]

Challenging The Limits Of The Possible

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke I found myself expanding my own limits of the possible on Friday night last. I was one of about 50 men sitting amongst 850 women on Friday night, in a huge […]

Something To Be Grateful For

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I found myself in my home county, Kilkenny, in the South East of Ireland, over […]

Get Into Flow: The Key To Unlocking True Success AND Fulfilment

“It is how we choose what we do, and how we approach it, that will determine whether the sum of our days adds up to a formless blur, or to something resembling a work of art.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Pioneering psychologist, Best known for his work on the concept of “flow.” “All work is an opportunity to get into […]