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Wisdom For Life From A 4 Year Old.

This week’s shot of inspiration is from an unusual source… my daughter, Jane, aged 4…and 3 months. She has taken over everything else so I guess it was only a question of time before she got to my weekly email! We had a rough night with her last Tuesday and she woke the house up…

Throwing Life Away? And 7% Sales.

Here’s your weekly shot of inspiration: “What folly to dread the thought of throwing life away at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.” — John Howe, Canadian Artist  This is a great quote.  It’s so true and it packs a punch. Survey after survey show people regretting…

Are You Chasing The 7% In Sales?

One of my all-time favourite books on Selling is ‘How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling” by Frank Bettger.  It was written in 1947!  Yet, it’s packed full of real insights. One interesting point he makes, as a result of keeping detailed records of his activity, is the following breakdown of where…

Wisdom From The Creator Of Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

This week’s inspirational quote was taken from J.K. Rowling’s Commencement Address to Harvard in 2008. I’d never heard her speak or be interviewed before and I was impressed by her words. Here’s some exerpts that I found particularly interesting:  (The video is below) “Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to…

How Do You Know When To Walk Away?

One of the replies I received on the back of the quote from Michael Jordan last week, had this question below: “How do start up business owners know whether or not they are just flogging a dead horse?  Maybe their business just won’t work and they need to walk away.  It can be soul destroying…

He’s missed 9,000 shots and still, he’s world class!

(See bonus video for blog visitors below) Hey there. Here’s this week’s shot of inspiration on a Monday: “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my…

Insights from Business Owners

Had a great session today with the Inspired Business Club Workshop that runs every month in the Glenview Hotel.  There was a nice ‘active’ mix of business owners based in Wicklow, Dublin and Kildare.   Apart from a healthy exchange of ideas, insights and useful contacts, there was also a useful discussion around ‘Critical Thinking…

Take me to the island

I spent an interesting day & overnighter as part of a workshop in the spectacular Inish Turk Beg island Last week. This pic is one of the amazing views of the island. Great place to get away from it all but also to get inspired. 5 star accommodation & a 25 m indoor heated pool…