Navigating Turbulence: A Lesson from Dublin’s Streets

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll I couldn’t help but be impacted by the distressing events that unfolded on the streets of Dublin last Thursday, where scenes of rioting and looting captured global attention. The incredible events are stark reminder of the unpredictability […]

The Fire That Creates Gold

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” Ferdinand Foch Last week, while speaking at an event, I delved into the importance of carving out time for inner space, a sanctuary for stoking the ‘fire within.’ In our lives, the ‘fire within’ is symbolic of aliveness, purpose, and spirit. Neglecting it […]

Challenging The Status Quo

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston S. Churchill I found myself in the heart of Dublin City last Saturday morning, immersed in the vibrant atmosphere around Grafton Street. I was doing an interview on Irish radio about my new book so I went in […]

When is #2 Just As Good As #1?

“This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence […]

A Pinch Me Moment

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Last Thursday, I experienced a truly special ‘pinch me moment,’ one that fills me with immense gratitude. For a long time, I’d envisioned having a book launch event in Dublin for my new book. As I stood […]

Navigating Our Inner Wars in a Turbulent World

In recent weeks, I’ve had conversations with several people who made a bold decision – they decided to stop watching and listening to the news altogether. Why? Because they found that the constant stream of negative information was significantly impacting their mindset and mood. The barrage of headlines about wars, inflation, possible recession, volatility, and […]

Embracing Change: Lessons from David Beckham

Last week, I found myself engrossed in a documentary about David Beckham on a well-known streaming platform. In it he shared a recurring theme that deeply resonated with me – the pursuit of one’s dreams and the unexpected turns life takes. Beckham’s childhood dream was to play for Manchester United, and spend his entire career […]

The Quick Sand Of Over-Thinking

Overthinking: The art of creating problems that weren’t even there. During my recent Thrive Experience retreat, a theme that emerged was clarity around the danger of overthinking. It’s a mental habit that, while common, can be incredibly detrimental to our clarity, our peace of mind and our growth. Overthinking has a way of becoming an […]

The Power Of A Change of Scenery

“Create time to simply ‘be’ and clarity will emerge for you to ‘see’.” As you read this, I’m in the midst of my annual retreat for leaders, known as The Thrive Experience. It’s a three-day event held at a lovely hotel surrounded by a picturesque lake and breathtaking natural beauty. Each day, we’re treated to […]

Embracing Life’s Waves: The Path to True Personal Growth

“Life comes at us in waves. We can’t predict or control those waves, but we can learn to surf.” Dan Millman I was away for part of last week with a group of CEOs and business owners. We came together, as we do every couple of months, to explore the intricate dance of the inner […]