The most important secret to first impressions

The most important secret to first impressions
Reading time: 3 minutes May 15th 2017

My job involves interacting with thousands of people every year. Whether it is at a workshop or a conference which I am giving or attending, I am introduced to many different types of people in many different countries in a variety of different contexts. In terms of first impressions, one important quality which stands out for me instantly and determines…

How to Handle Bullying

How to Handle Bullying
Reading time: 6 minutes May 8th 2017

We are taught that bullying happens when we are young. Indeed, it does. But the reality is that there are plenty of people who experience bullying as adults in their work, friendships and even family. When I was younger I got bullied, physically and emotionally. Personally, I always found the emotional bullying by far the worst. I could deal with…

How to be Confident not Arrogant

How to be Confident not Arrogant
Reading time: 4 minutes May 1st 2017

One of the most important qualities necessary for achieving success is your ability to be confident. The more confident you feel the more likely you are to perform at your best. Confidence also makes you a more persuasive person and people are likely to be more attracted to you and rate you higher on all kinds of other qualities. However,…

The secret to crafting a brilliant Unique Selling Proposition

The secret to crafting a brilliant Unique Selling Proposition
Reading time: 4 minutes Apr 10th 2017

One of the most important concepts in marketing yourself or your business is your USP or Unique Selling Proposition. The USP explains how you stand out from the competition. It is often known as the competitive differentiator. The emphasis is usually on what you do better than the competition. For example, is your focus on price, service or convenience? The…

Three Questions Unstoppable People Ask

Three Questions Unstoppable People Ask
Reading time: 4 minutes Apr 10th 2017

We have a law in Ireland called Murphy’s law which states something along the lines of ‘Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong and will do so at the worst time possible’. Now, although it originates from typical dry Irish humour, one thing is for certain… however well planned or prepared you are, there will always be something unforeseen that happens whenever…

How to deal with rejection

How to deal with rejection
Reading time: 5 minutes Apr 3rd 2017

How to deal with rejection Rejection can hurt. There has been some research to suggest that the brain is affected in a similar way by physical pain and by rejection. From an evolutionary point of view, this makes sense. Our survival back in the day depended somewhat on our ability to work together in social groups. Being rejected by such…

The most important quality of successful people

The most important quality of successful people
Reading time: 3 minutes Mar 27th 2017

The most important quality of successful people Successful people have a number of qualities which make them stand out from the crowd. From sporting world champions to billionaires and those who are the very best in any area, there is one quality which is not talked about that often yet is crucial to their success. It is commitment. What I…

The Critical Art of Making Great Decisions

The Critical Art of Making Great Decisions
Reading time: 5 minutes Mar 20th 2017

Every day we make thousands of decisions. Most of them are unimportant and will be of little consequence to our life as a whole. Nonetheless, the current age of technology that we live in means that we are bombarded with more options than we have ever had before. From dating to choosing a vacuum cleaner, deciding what job to go…

Why you need to become a Relentless Champion

Why you need to become a Relentless Champion
Reading time: 3 minutes Mar 13th 2017

Sometimes the universe messes with you. Now there are plenty of people out there who will say that everything happens for a reason and a purpose and it helps us. Whether or not that is true, what we do know is that things often don’t go to plan. As a result of this, we need to talk about the best…

The secret to how motivation works

The secret to how motivation works
Reading time: 5 minutes Mar 8th 2017

The holy grail of personal and professional development is perhaps understanding once and for all exactly how motivation works and how to motivate anyone especially yourself. People talk about ‘getting’ and ‘staying’ motivated. How does this happen? Indeed, does it happen or is motivation something different to what we think? In this post, I would like to briefly look at…

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