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…

Effective Interview Skills

Effective Interview Skills
Reading time: 1 minute Jan 30th 2017

EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW SKILLS In my new video, I share my most important tips and strategies to help you present yourself successfully in an interview. Check out the video category in my blog for more great videos…… If you liked this and would like to sign up to be the first to receive new videos and more informative content from me as I release…

The Keys to Internal Empowerment

The Keys to Internal Empowerment
Reading time: 4 minutes Jan 23rd 2017

The world has been transforming over the last number of years. The entire political landscape seems vastly different in just the last 12 months. Marginalised groups and groups that are the victims of racism, sexism and all other forms of discrimination are fighting back in the form of protests. Since social media has evened the playing field of worldwide communication,…

Handling Technology Anxiety

Handling Technology Anxiety
Reading time: 5 minutes Jan 9th 2017

Handling Technology Anxiety I’m very aware of the irony of some of the suggestions that may follow and the fact that you are reading this on a computer, tablet or phone screen. Modern technology is a big part of the way we live these days. Your ability to get more done, reach more people and spread your ideas is dependent…

The Lost Art of Relentlessness

The Lost Art of Relentlessness
Reading time: 3 minutes Dec 19th 2016

The Lost Art of Relentlessness We live in a world where we are constantly exposed to the results of successful work. Television shows focus on the results of our actions rather than the actions themselves. They concern themselves with drama and change as do the many videos and social media posts that compete for our attention. We are being trained…

23 TED & TEDx talks to watch over Christmas

23 TED & TEDx talks to watch over Christmas
Reading time: 6 minutes Dec 19th 2016

23 TED & TEDx talks to watch over Christmas So, with all of my TEDx talk shenanigans over the last few months I figured it might be useful to share some great examples of TED and TEDx talks with you. A TED or TEDx talk usually takes between 3 and 18 minutes and attempts to convey one key idea which is…

TEDx – Mind Control: How to win the war in your head

TEDx – Mind Control: How to win the war in your head
Reading time: 1 minute Nov 21st 2016

In this age of propaganda, we find ourselves influenced not only by the voices of traditional and social media, but by our own inner voices. In this unique piece blending science and inspiration, Psychologist and Performance Poet, Owen Fitzpatrick, shares his own heartfelt journey through depression and low self-esteem. He describes the key to taking back control of our minds…

How to win the war of your mind

How to win the war of your mind
Reading time: 3 minutes Nov 21st 2016

How to win the war of your mind My experience in doing a TEDx talk was wonderful. Having applied a number of times in various countries, I finally got the opportunity just a few miles from where I grew up. The way it was organised was terrific, the audience were wonderful and it was a real privilege. The idea I…

THE BRAIN APP

THE BRAIN APP
Reading time: 3 minutes Oct 29th 2016

One of the things that I think can make a big difference to people is when we find simple ways of teaching them important concepts. Recently, in preparing for a presentation, I came up with a simple way of teaching three of the most important concepts that I believe helps people to deal with their problems in the most effective…

Inspiration in a world of sound bites

Inspiration in a world of sound bites
Reading time: 3 minutes Oct 24th 2016

A few days ago, I delivered a talk to the Irish Cancer Society at their annual event. There were approximately 600 people in the audience and I was speaking to them for thirty minutes. The audience mostly consisted of those struggling with cancer, cancer survivors and their families. A significant portion of the speech was to be about motivation and,…