growth mindset

LifeSkills TruSport (2) – The Plan – It’s got to be worth a shot

The plan for LifeSkills TruSport is ambitious. And inspired by a desire to contribute to the mental health of young people. It aims to apply positive psychology in sport to develop wellbeing and life skills in children and young people The life skills I refer to are not the traditional ones of communication and leadership (although these are laudable)  – but ones of a mental and emotional nature, such as resilience, confidence, positivity, growth mindset and healthy habits, and I’m…

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Resilience Resources

Resilience is a topic close to my heart – and on Friday 25th October 2019, in the Civic Offices Dublin, I had the opportunity through Startup Week Dublin, to present a talk titled ‘The Resilient Startup’ . The talk was based on my 25 years experience in business combined with research I had conducted on resilience for business owners and startups. It’s also a combination of my research in the fields of mental health and wellbeing, and the resilience research…

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The Resilient Startup

Startup Week Dublin Could Change Your Life. It Did Mine.

Two years ago I hit a wall. A proverbial wall of course – similar to that of marathon runners, when they can’t see a way forward, and stopping is the easier option. Except mine was a ‘business wall’ where stress levels started to overwhelm and bed was better than facing the day. Twenty two years in business was taking its toll and I was low on ideas and motivation. But then I came across startup weekend Dublin and registered to…

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books on stress and workplace stress

Stress – A Blog Series –  Part 3 –  The Books – (International)

From historical roots to new science – the following are some of the books I used when researching stress. Similar to those in part 2, some of these books are not specific to stress, although two of them are. The other ones mentioned helped enhance my knowledge of the many factors which can influence the production and manifestation of stress, including: biological, physiological, psychological, environmental, social and experiential.

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Results From Roslyn Park College Are Inspiring – Winning Minds Do it Better

I’m a big believer that mindset and thinking are crucial towards mental strength and wellbeing. In fact – its not just me – the evidence is overwhelming – you are what you think.

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