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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 […]
December 14, 2017
Mindful Christmas

My end of year ritual

Every year, in the run up to Christmas I purposefully make time to reflect on the year just gone. In the company of a few close friends, usually by an open fire, we look back over the last 12 months through a lens of gratitude and learning. Christmas can be […]
December 14, 2017

How to harness your Inner Wisdom

“Connect with your inner wisdom.” “Trust your gut.” “Listen to your soul.” “Heed your instincts.” “Use your sixth sense.” “Harness your intuition.” “Pay attention to your inner voice.” We’ve all heard these phrases, but what do they mean? They’re concepts at the heart of personal development and well-being practices such […]
November 29, 2017
Abandoned Building

Why change initiatives fail

Why do most attempts at changing a company’s culture fail? What are the pitfalls to avoid? Here are the main reasons why new people management, cultural change and broad up-skilling initiatives fail to gain traction. When you know them, you can side-step them, or better yet, develop a strategy to […]
November 10, 2017

The Gift of Quiet Time

What’s the simple daily practice that helps us de-stress, feel a deeper sense of peace and relaxation, boosts our creativity, sharpens our focus and doesn’t cost anything? Answer – Meditation. Or as I like to call it – the gift of quiet time. Some people say they don’t know how […]
November 9, 2017
SOAR2018

SOAR2018 Evening Workshop Jan.18th Westbury Hotel

My annual flagship workshop SOAR2018 will take place on Thursday January 18th (6.30pm – 9.00pm) in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2. Many of us start the New Year with noble intentions, but this often peters out come the middle of January, hence the timing of this workshop. What started over […]
October 31, 2017
Clock - Delegation

An Extra Hour

Like most people, when the clock goes back, I take immense pleasure in that extra hour in bed. This year, the idea of ‘an extra hour’ got me thinking. Having honed my time management and organisational skills over the years, I’ve realised that the discipline of time-boxing an hour a […]
October 13, 2017
6 pivotal moments that changed my life

6 Pivotal Moments that Changed my Life

Do you ever look back and ponder those moments that were life changing for you? The brave decisions, the unexpected events and even those situations that at the time were labelled disasters, but that with hindsight were really profound gifts. Recently, I’ve been contemplating all of them. Sept. ’96 – […]