June 27, 2019
How much is your time worth?

How much is your time worth?

How much is your time worth? I’m always on the lookout for new insights or practical tips that can make all the difference when it comes to personal and professional effectiveness. Here are five distinctions that I’ve added to my effectiveness toolkit. Distinction 1 – Know the impact of your time and effort The Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) as applied to time management means 80% of your effectiveness will come from 20% of your activities.  » Read more about: How much is your time worth?  »
June 27, 2019
Mid-Year Review

Mid-Year Review

Here we are at mid-year wondering where the last six months have gone whilst keeping our fingers crossed for some good summer weather. Doing a Mid-year review is a good idea to allow you to press pause, do a little reflection and perhaps dust down some of the goals or resolutions we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year.  » Read more about: Mid-Year Review  »
June 26, 2019
Escaping the Rat Race

Escaping the Rat Race

Escaping the Rat Race is a term that conjures up images of an unfortunate rodent scurrying on a wheel. It strives but never arrives. We can all feel like that rat some times, trapped in a seemingly endless and pointless pursuit that is devoid of any real meaning. So what’s the cure?  » Read more about: Escaping the Rat Race  »
May 10, 2019
Get findable

Get Findable

From a marketing perspective, building a business used to be about visibility, but in today’s busy and noisy world, it’s really about being findable. A website has long since been a threshold competency when it comes to credibility and in recent times a social media following and by extension, a social media strategy has become the norm as well.  » Read more about: Get Findable  »
May 7, 2019
How do you define success?

How do you define success?

How do you define success? Traditionally, the word ‘success’ has been associated with the trappings of financial wealth – expensive cars, designer clothes, corner offices and lavish holidays. It’s a definition of success epitomised by the phrase accredited to Malcolm Forbes ‘he who has the most toys wins.’ In recent years,  » Read more about: How do you define success?  »
April 17, 2019
15 years in business

What I’ve learned from 15 years in business

Fifteen years ago this month I leapt from the corporate career ladder and set up my own coaching and training business. I jokingly say that I ‘retired’ at thirty, but I do think Confucius was on to something when he said ‘find a job you love and you will never have to work another day in your life.’ Reflecting on the last fifteen years in business here are 10 insights I wish I’d known at the outset.  » Read more about: What I’ve learned from 15 years in business  »
April 15, 2019
Rob and Yvonne Cullen

How a Dublin couple lost 13 stone!

You may have seen photos of Rob and Yvonne Cullen in the media recently, a couple who lost an incredible 13 stone in weight between them. I’ve known Rob for a few years and I’m an avid fan of their Instagram feed. Rob and Yvonne are a walking advert for making changes to diet and lifestyle and seeing the results.  » Read more about: How a Dublin couple lost 13 stone!  »
April 11, 2019
Cutting edge time management tips

Cutting-edge time management tips

Like any ‘soft skill’ enhancing your Time Management and Organisational Skills is about progression in a direction. I’m constantly adding new distinctions to my list of time management tips and in recent weeks I’ve added a few more. Some might be minor adjustments, but for me, they’ve made a big difference.  » Read more about: Cutting-edge time management tips  »
April 3, 2019

How to achieve work life balance!

In today’s fast-paced world, we hear a lot about work life balance, there is even a Work-Life Balance Day, but what exactly does it mean, and how can we ensure our lives are in balance?
How can we achieve work life balance? For most people striking a healthy work life balance means ensuring their home life gets as much time,  » Read more about: How to achieve work life balance!  »
April 1, 2019
My new podcast

My new Podcast ‘Your Time’ with James Sweetman

Since I wrote this post my new podcast ‘Your Time’ with James Sweetman launched and is now live on iTunes for Apple users and Podbean and Stitcher for Android users so please do subscribe, leave a review and share with your community. I’m thrilled to announce that later this month, my new Podcast ‘Your Time with James Sweetman’ will be launched.  » Read more about: My new Podcast ‘Your Time’ with James Sweetman  »
March 26, 2019
2019 annual review

13 tips to live happier in 2019

We all want to feel fulfilled and live happier. As far as I’m concerned happiness is the only true barometer of success. So how do we ensure we are as happy as we can be in 2019? Here are 13 distinctions, 13 small adjustments to your daily routine that can make all the difference.  » Read more about: 13 tips to live happier in 2019  »
March 7, 2019
Low staff morale

What causes poor staff morale?

“Staff morale is low.” “Employees are not motivated.” These are phrases I frequently hear when I work with companies up and down the country. Poor staff morale and low levels of motivation are symptoms; the cause is always poor communication and a lack of people focus within the organisation. I’ve come to realise that before a company can start the work of boosting staff morale and motivation it has to cease the behaviours that are de-motivating staff in the first place.  » Read more about: What causes poor staff morale?  »