Have you ever sat at a wobbly table in a café? Frustrating isn’t it? Searching around for something to plug under one of the four legs to attempt to steady it – you know the drill. What’s the issue? Sometimes the problem is in the floor, where there are uneven patches and one leg has…

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Our first business failed. It had been thriving one minute and the next, one element after another gathered into a perfect storm and within two years killed it. Did we see it coming? Not initially. Was it inevitable? In the end, yes. Could we have stopped it? No. Why am I telling you this? Mainly…

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We had a Bewley’s Cafe Franchise in Limerick. It failed. At the time I met The Man on the Train, I already knew my business was in trouble, suffering from the early signs of what became our Perfect Storm. Those early signs included falling sales due to new customer eating habits at the turn of the century, a…

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Why do some people get ahead while most don’t? What sets the achievers apart? I meet lots of people who are desperately struggling to break free, to get their businesses, finances, personal lives to the next level, yet despite months, years or sometimes even decades of forced effort, they remain stuck under some apparent glass…

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He (or she) who collects the most nos in the quickest amount of time wins! Simple. Everything is a numbers game, everything! Wayne Gretzky is a ‘Hall of Fame” honoured ice hockey player who scored just shy of 3,000 points in a stellar career, almost 50% higher than his nearest rival who clocked less than…

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