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Inspire Me: The Value (& Joy) Of Serendipity

I love it when serendipity happens. It’s a reminder to me that we’re in a big universe that is unfolding in it’s own way, with many connected things I can’t see. Last week, I went for a socially distanced walk n talk with someone and we ended up going into a cafe to get some…

One Of The Most Powerful Business Questions I Know

One of the things I collect are great questions.  I discovered in my late twenties that if I forced myself to answer great questions really honestly, I’d get a great answer that would help me improve my career, life or even sport performance.  And being honest…:)  sometimes it’s hard to answer certain questions honestly, because…

Golf Insight for Business & Life

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration:   “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly…

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…

2 Key Traits of the Successful (Inluding Katie Taylor)

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge, 30th President Of The United…

Anchorman Wisdom

“A wise man once said nothing” – Will Ferrell (American actor and comedian) Have you ever had a moment where you opened  your mouth and said something that you immediately regretted? We all have. But maybe there’s times we don’t regret but we actually should say nothing… There is no doubt that in my mind…

How To Add 30 Days Of Real Value To Your Year

“Nothing is so dear and precious as time.” – French Proverb. I was working with a client when they pointed out that one of the changes our work had made to her working life was that it had added 30 days of ‘Strategic Rock Time’(Important/Non-Urgent Time) to her career and life.

Blind Spots and Gorillas..​.

“Beliefs can easily cause us to become blind to the obvious.” – Daniel Simons, Psychologist Daniel became well known for creating the ‘Gorilla’ experiment, using basketball players – which showed that people can very easily miss the very very obvious.  (click here if you don’t know about it) Maybe like me you’ve sometimes had an ‘Aha!’ moment where…

The Problem – Opportunity Choice

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are problems and there are opportunities.

Life and business has endless problems and endless opportunities.

A Great Question For This Time Of Year

What’s the worse that can happen, and can I live with it?

I love great questions. Like great quotes, I actually collect them as a hobby (I know, I know – get a life etc. 🙂 )

The above question is one that I believe is well known but not well used.  This question is a great one to ask yourself when faced with key decisions to make.