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Why We Grow Old Before Our Time

Hi there, No-one really gets into business for fun, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun in business. And life, just like business, can be very heavy if we let it. Here’s a reminder of the value of playing and fun… “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because…

Steve Jobs’ Sounding Board

Hi there, I’m sure you’ve been reading a lot about Steve Jobs over the past few days.  I guess it’s an indication of the impact he’s had on the way our world operates. By all accounts he wasn’t perfect and like us all, he had his strengths and weaknesses but in the context of what…

Steve Jobs

Hi there, I was sitting in a cafe at one point today with my mobile office – my iphone and macbook, and a passerby commented that it’s amazing that so many people can work remotely and on the move, and still be hugely productive. A big part of the reason for that is Steve Jobs. …

Productivity – 2 Key Areas

I’m always amazed at the impact of 2 things on productivity. The first, is the power of ‘shut-out’ concentration.  The ability to focus on the task at hand 100% – be it making a call, being in a meeting or anything you are doing in that moment.  It’s shocking how difficult people find it to…

Poll Results: How Much Of Success Is Mental?

Thanks to everyone who took the recent poll on the question: ‘How Much Of Success Is Mental?’ Here’s the results: 90%+                  49% of the poll 70%-90%           32% of the poll 50%-70%           14% of the poll 30% – 50%          3% of the poll 10%-30%             2% of the poll < 10%                   0% of the poll…

Self-Belief, Teamwork & A Clear Gameplan – Ireland & The Dubs.

Here’s your shot of inspiration this week: “Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superiortalent.” – Sophia Loren This weekend was a triumph for self-belief, hungry teamwork and a clear game…

Have Your Say – Poll On Success

Hi there, I’m curious as to what you think the answer to this question is: How Much Of Success Is Mental? There’s quite a few on this blog and my weekly e-mail. So it’ll be interesting to see what the overall result is. Please take a moment to cast your vote and leave any comments….

The Cats Bounce Back

Hi there, I’m lucky enough to be from Kilkenny. Which means I was a happy man yesterday as they won the All Ireland Hurling Final for a record 33rd time. Some of the greatest players who ever lived are playing now for Kilkenny yet the one person who really makes the biggest difference is the…

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…

Pictures from client hike

Amazing weather today for the client hike in glendalough. Sore feet but very clear head at the end of it. Here’s some pics. And all within 40 minutes from Dublin!