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 […]

The Pen Of Change And Rewriting Your Future

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein In my book, The Inner CEO, I delve into the profound impact your inner voice has on every facet of your world — your career, business, relationships, health, and overall peace of mind. Loosening its grip on […]

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 […]