“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 […]
“If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience. That alone would change the world.” – Sydney Banks Some recent experiences in my life reminded me of a conversation with someone who, despite being in considerable pain, radiated an unusual sense of positivity and mental clarity. I couldn’t help but […]
“I’m not saying I hate all people. Just the ones that are breathing.” “I hate my ‘x’” For ‘x’ you can insert many words. Here are some examples: It’s counter-logical, but allowing the emotion of hate to stay with you is one sure-fire way to make your current situation worse. The filter we choose to […]
“You are what you do. Not what you’ll say you do.” Carl Jung I recently had an amusing experience at a restaurant where the waiter enthusiastically assured me they would take care of a request, only to completely forget about it. I ended up asking another waiter who followed through. Later on, I requested something […]
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” – Oscar Wilde “Make it count.” These powerful words are the closing lines of a stage-play I had the privilege of writing, titled “The Waiting Room.” In 2014, this comedy took centre stage at various theaters across Ireland, brought to life by […]
“Too many people are judgemental. I can tell just by looking at them.” Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to explore a part of Dublin City that was entirely new to me – a placed called Stoneybatter. A client I met for lunch took it upon themselves to guide me through this area, emphasising […]
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says… ‘I’ll try again tomorrow’.” – Mary Anne Radmacher I remember someone telling me that ‘the loudest clock isn’t always the one that works best’. It’s similar but different to the sentiment of the quote above. There’s something I’ve always […]
“I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people who dream, and support, and do things.” – Amy Poehler Over 25 years ago, I found myself sitting in a large room with a […]
When we face the sun, even metaphorically, we cast a shadow behind us.
Few championship winning teams in any field win without both a strong offence AND defence. And the same holds true for us personally.