Keeping The Fire Within Alive

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” Plato Back in March, I sent a survey out to people on my mailing list about the inner side of business and leadership. The results were very revealing as people were very open in sharing their perspective. One of the key […]

Inspiration From The Masters

“I try not to think about the past or future too much. I love trying to live in the present. I’m going to continue to put in the work that’s got me here. That’s pretty much it” Scott Scheffler (US Masters Champion 2024) You don’t need to be into golf to get value from the above […]

One Life, Not Two

“You can’t separate your personal and professional life. They’re one and the same. Your attitude and outlook in one will always influence the other.” – Unknown “I don’t want to focus on my personal life.” Someone said this to me in relation to one of my offerings, which is a 12 month forum for business owners/CEOs. […]

The Happiness Paradox: Rethinking Success and Your Well-Being

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they make the best of everything.” – Unknown “Don’t look for happiness in outcomes.” A mentor of mine said this to me many years ago, and I’ll be honest, it didn’t make sense to me. ‘But when I get ‘x’, I will be happier’, was my thought. I […]

Imitate The Daring To Cultivate Courage

“If you can’t be a genius, imitate the daring.” Eudora Welty I was chatting with someone recently and they remarked that they wished they could be more like a mutual friend we have in common, because they were fearless and brave. They were surprised to hear me tell them that that same person had told […]

Unlock Your Competitive Advantage

“Each of us gets the same amount of attention to spend each day. It’s a competitive advantage to figure out how to focus it to get something done.” – Seth Godin I did an audit of myself recently, in terms of use of technology, and was surprised to notice how much it had crept in […]

Better Clarity And Productivity By Tasting The Coffee

“The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.” – Thich Nhat Hanh “Before I met you, I never tasted my morning coffee.” So said a client, a busy leader who was very focused on squeeing the maximum out of each hour in a day. “When […]

Lessons From Wanting To Punch A Book

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” Warren Buffet At the end of a day, everyone has their own way of finding moments to unwind. For me, diving into a thrilling action-packed novel is the perfect way to switch […]

Challenging The Inner Enemy

“The enemy is not lack of preparation; it’s not the difficulty of the project or the state of the marketplace or the emptiness of our bank account. The enemy is Resistance.” Steven Pressfield “Whatever you resist, persists.” These profound words echoed through a recent conversation I had and they struck a chord. It reminded me […]

An Opportunity To Embrace Light, Hope, and Renewal

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desmond Tutu Today, the 5th of February, is a relatively new national holiday in Ireland and it was chosen to coincide with the celebration of Lá Fhéile Bríde (Irish/gaelic), otherwise known as St. Brigid’s Day. This day, the only holiday […]