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June 28, 2018
best shape

How I got into the best shape of my life

As many of you know I had a wakeup call last September when I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Thankfully after an operation and treatment I got the all clear in January (the day before my annual workshop SOAR – that was quite a week!) Whilst the last few months […]
May 21, 2018
10 lists worth compiling

10 Lists worth compiling

Most of us go through the week ticking items from a ‘to do’ list. But we are human beings, not human doings. As we go through life we live many experiences and encounter many people who shape us as people. So, by way of taking stock, staying grateful for everything […]
May 17, 2018
Hotel Lobby

Have an away-day with yourself

In this, the first in a series of blog posts aimed at us solopreneurs, sole-traders, self-employed, portfolio-career types, the focus is having an ‘away-day’ with yourself. Management teams in companies have them, so why shouldn’t we? I’m a strong advocate of this ‘time-out.’ I have a business ‘away-day’ at least […]
April 26, 2018
Writing on a keyboard

How I’ve approached GDPR

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force on 25th May 2018. It builds on the data protection legislation that already exists, but with a sting in the tail, hefty fines for non-compliance. As someone who has always valued data protection, both as an individual and in particular as […]
April 24, 2018
Personal Board of Directors

Should I really walk out of a bad meeting?

Last week, in an email to staff at Tesla, Elon Musk advised that if they are stuck in a terrible meeting, they should just walk out. On hearing this I’d images of empty boardrooms up and down the country. According to the South African-born billionaire, as soon as it’s ‘obvious […]
March 21, 2018
Manage cravings and avoid binges

Manage Cravings & Avoid Binges

We all get cravings. Sometimes you kid yourself that your body is telling you that you need to have something, or that you deserve a treat, but most of the time it’s pure habit. Here are 7 simple steps you can take to manage cravings and avoid binges. But first […]
March 19, 2018
How to deal with negative emotions

How to deal with negative emotions

As humans, we experience daily cocktails of emotions. In the space of an hour, we can go from excited to anxious, bored to buzzing. Of course, we all love feeling good, it’s the so called negative emotions that are hard to handle. One of the insights I’ve gained in recent […]
March 14, 2018
Money Image

How much should I charge?

Economic theory says that the price of something will tend toward a point where the quantity demanded is equal to the quantity supplied. But if you are a sole trader offering a service how do you determine how much to charge? This is something I’m often asked and whilst there is no […]
February 8, 2018
Goal-Setting Strive or Manifest

Goal-Setting – Strive or Manifest?

Traditional goal-setting is all about determining what you want and taking consistent action, until you achieve it. It’s an approach associated with the ‘warrior’ mind-set, overcoming challenges, pushing through ‘no matter what’ and striving until you arrive. This approach is useful if you are a novice when it comes to […]
February 6, 2018
SOAR2018

SOAR 2018 – A memorable evening

On the evening of Thursday January 18th, 120 of us gathered in The Westbury Hotel in Dublin for my annual flagship workshop, SOAR2018. It is always a memorable night, but after my illness last year and the fact that we sold out (bigger venue in 2019!) this year it was […]
January 3, 2018
Jar on table

365 Days of Gratitude

As part of my annual end of year review, one of the questions I ask myself is – what did I start this year that might endure? In 2017 that was an easy one to answer – my Gratitude Jar. On 1st January 2017, I took an old protein container, […]
January 2, 2018
Richard Branson Pendulum 2018

Pendulum Summit 2018

For the fourth successive year, The Pendulum Summit takes place in The Convention Centre, Dublin on the 10th & 11th January 2018. I can’t think of a better way to kick start the New Year. I secured my ticket a few weeks ago and I’ll be there with notebook and […]