Reading about pessimism and optimism and the differences between the two. One statement I really liked was how pessimists make everything a general statement whereas optimists make specific statements. For example: “I can’t believe I messed up that job interview, I’m terrible at interviews” – takes away your power to do anything about the situation. […]Read More Pessimists versus optimists
I’ve had a few interesting conversations this week about challenging assumptions, both personally and professionally. Thinking about what we do, how we do it and why we do it – has been interesting to consider and I’m hoping to summarise them below to be helpful with actionable advice you can follow. Why are we doing […]Read More What assumptions or actions are you carrying forward without examining? 3 questions to ask yourself and some thoughts to consider!
An amazing evening of conversation tonight made me realise that all the effort in the world doesn’t matter, if you’re on the wrong path. Only by looking up. Seeing what’s coming up next. Figuring out where you would like to add value. Meeting the future need, rather than the current one. And then being brilliant. […]Read More When effort meets future looking
Do you have a behaviour or habit that you’d like to stop? Do you know what the triggers are for it? Do you know what your default response is to certain events and how you can interrupt them? Or would you like to? I came across the formula E+R=O which stands for Event + Response […]Read More Event…Pause…+ Response = Outcome
I read ages ago when I started this blog that when you’re writing, you should always have a person reading it in mind – it helps communicate better to what they care about and helps you tailor your message to this group / individual. Tonight, from Belfast airport, on the way back from a Leadership […]Read More Dear Taxi Man… A summary of our conversation for you to consider…
Yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to MC at a Citi Dragon’s Den in a beautiful location, Riddel Hall in Belfast. There were a number of guests there, including the dragon’s themselves who represented Citi, Microsoft and Dell. I had been prepping for this since I was asked to do this last week and […]Read More Innovation – disruptive technology and the Dragon’s!
I was speaking to a friend recently about a career change and we had a coaching conversation about this. They’ve always succeeded in what they do and rely on this results focused approach to progress in their career. This move was a change from an company they’d been with for a while. It was time […]Read More Expectation versus Experience – failure or presence
During college I was lucky to come across some amazingly varied cultures and characters during my studies. One of my favourite things to do when I had an hour off, and study done, was to head over to the Students Union bar, and see what was happening. Normally there were people eating, telling stories, but […]Read More Learning how to learn – juggling and the 3E’s of learning
Too often we hear people who give up after committing to something for an extremely short amount of time. We’ve lost patience for the outcomes we want, and instead of blaming our consistency, blame the system we’ve followed to achieve the success. Instead, be patient. Take small steps daily that take you closer to your […]Read More Daily consistent effort, giving value before you expect it and iterating your approach to the environment as it is = goal achievement?
I did a post recently on the 3 things people could do to increase their luck. The first of these was to always give value first before you expect to receive it. Too often we think the world owes us something. That because we’re here and alive people should fall at our feet and rejoice! […]Read More Give value first – then get value