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17 09, 2018

Appreciation with time, space and context

By |September 17th, 2018|Design, Meditation, Uncategorized, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on Appreciation with time, space and context

https://samanthahahn.com/ Samantha Hahn a Brooklyn based illustrator covers the New York Fashion week and in this article in The Cut Hahn talks about how illustrating the pieces makes her slow down and take time to look and see, then look again to take in the texture, the details, the form. She notices how technology has [...]

3 09, 2018

PatChats for breakfast

By |September 3rd, 2018|Branding, Creativity, Uncategorized, Work, Money and Play|Comments Off on PatChats for breakfast

https://youtu.be/mKRpQzhpqEE This is a video the guys at zero limits production created for PatChats. It's a breakfast talk series I co-host with Eamon Eastwood of Taste Ireland on behalf of the Lansdowne Club. PatChats is kind of like TED talks with an accent. We started a couple of years ago in response to the [...]

22 08, 2018

Unforgettable you

By |August 22nd, 2018|Branding, Mind, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unforgettable you

Ever notice when you're at a conference, in the office, at a party that some people have a crowd milling around them and others feel a bit more like Nellie no Mates. Some people you meet once and they're forever etched in your memory. Others you're digging deep into your karma bank to recall their [...]

23 06, 2018

108 questions to crack the mask and spark connection

By |June 23rd, 2018|Branding, Meditation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 108 questions to crack the mask and spark connection

A friend tells a story of how when her son first went to childcare. He wasn't interested in playing with the other kids. No matter how much the carer would try to cajole him into joining the group, he'd decline. He wasn't crying or whinging. He seemed content enough,  just not 'socialising'. After a few weeks his [...]

31 05, 2018

Do you know your biggest brand blindspots?

By |May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do you know your biggest brand blindspots?

Peacocks eat thorns and plants that other animals reject, then through digesting them, peacocks transform these poisons into the extraordinary beauty that is their vibrant plumage. When I work with clients they want to stand out. They want to differentiate themselves from others offering similar services or products. They always think their expertise is about [...]

22 03, 2018

There’s money in dirt – cracking your mask

By |March 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on There’s money in dirt – cracking your mask

The rickshaw stalled in the crowded street. And from nowhere the little girl was right beside me, hand out, waiting, smiling. This is an every time and everyday occurrence in India; and as a tourist you are a beacon in a sea of colour. It’s smart, you are the most likely to give and you [...]

8 03, 2018

Rock your rhythms

By |March 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rock your rhythms

@unsplash @ameenfahmy @unsplash @ameenfahmi @unsplash @ameenfahmi           We are all different, each with our unique rhythms. I know some unreasonable people who rise cheerily before sunrise and others are draggin' their a**es out of bed after 8:00. I've friends who perk up as soon as the sun starts setting and [...]

9 01, 2018

#7 equilibrium – a daily practice

By |January 9th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #7 equilibrium – a daily practice

Equilibrium The illustrations come from a corporate talk I present on personal branding. I call it the blah of balance. I love children's playgrounds (and no, I'm not one of those), so the see saw is a familiar analogy to show how we love the adrenaline rush of going to extremes but not staying there for too long. Mostly [...]

8 01, 2018

#6 identity – a daily practice

By |January 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #6 identity – a daily practice

me-myself-i We often confuse what we do with our identity. We forget it's who you are being in the doing that makes it magic or miserable. Who are you? We try to be unique through differentiating ourselves from others - what we wear, think, behave, say. There is no place this is more [...]

8 01, 2018

#5 desire – a daily practice

By |January 8th, 2018|Branding, Design, Meditation, The Daily Practice, Uncategorized|Comments Off on #5 desire – a daily practice

via unsplash photographer Kristina Flour Say it out loud. Desire. Just saying it sounds sensuous and a little forbidden. Desire. Fancy pondering your desires today. The real question is. Can you allow yourself to have what you say you really want? And do you even know what that is? If so, have you spoken it out loud? [...]