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Is Impossible An Opinion?

Here’s an interesting quote to consider: “Impossible is an opinion, not a fact.” This was shared with me this morning by a teacher in CBC Monkstown, Dublin, Hugh Fitzmaurice.  I’d been asked to speak to transition year and some 5th year students about the power of their mindset. I shouldn’t have been surprised when they…

Great Movie – Senna

I had the chance over the long weekend to catch up on a few movies I’d been planning to see for a while.  One of them is the documentary ‘Senna’ which charts the life of the very talented Brazilian Formula One driver, Ayrton Senna.  This is a must see movie.  Extremely compelling and very different…

How Will You Measure Your Life? – Harvard Business Review

I came across a great article on the Harvard Business Review website that I’d forgotten about.  It’s a very strong read about measuring the true success of your life.  If you’re up for the challenge and are looking for more fulfillment from your life this is a MUST READ. How Will You Measure Your Life?…

Great & Noble Versus Small

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” –  Hellen Keller, the famous deaf-blind American author and educator. We all like to do the ‘sexy’ stuff.  And to be working on…

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…