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 […]

Eyes On The Right Ball: Exceeding Expectations in 2024

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” Buddha “I won’t hit target in Q1 but the rest of the year should be fine.” This surprising statement came from two unexpected sources last week. Curiosity led me to ask, “Why do you say that?” Their responses were similar and echoed a common sentiment in […]

Are You Setting Yourself The ‘Right’ Goals?

“Success is not in what you have, but who you are.” Bo Bennett “I’m just not feeling what I thought I’d feel.” I’ve heard versions of this line from clients over the years. It usually comes AFTER they’ve achieved some significant goal like a major contract, a big promotion or the sale of a business. […]

Your Winning Formula for 2024

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer “I’m pretty clear on the formula that works for me, Shane.” These words, shared by someone close to me, echo the truth that each of us crafts our […]

Is My Highest Self On A Beach?

“My highest self is probably on a beach sipping a mocktail, wondering why I’m not there yet.” I’ve likely expressed this sentiment before—I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. However, I do appreciate the symbolic turning of the calendar as an opportunity for an ‘inner refresh/reset’. One question I find intriguing during this […]

Making This Year A Great One

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung ‘What will make this year a great one?’ I’ve asked myself this question often and for a long time I was focused solely on the achievement side of things. More […]

Saintly Words That Pack A Punch

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is error, truth; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so […]

The Power of Clarity From Airplane Mode

“Sometimes we have to disconnect from what doesn’t matter, to really connect to what matters most.” Last week, at an event I was speaking at, I decided to kick off with a slightly unusual request. I asked the fifty leaders present to consider putting their phones on airplane mode – not silent, not on “do […]