Liam McNamara: Lessons Learned

Horizon Financial Forum 5th February 2013 Liam McNamara: Lessons Learned Liam’s Story Liam McNamara is a role model for business owners and investors. He has experienced great success, followed by failure and returning to success by overcoming the same challenges facing many people today. 1981 he set up his Food Marketing and Distribution Company Grew it to a Turnover of over €3m before selling the business after 3 years to a large multinational. Set up Food Manufacturing … [Read more...]

The 5 Key Skills Needed for Successful Business

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Robin Sharma: Get to Peak Productivity Fast

SHOW US YOUR PRODUCTIVITY CHOPS What makes an elite performer isn't how you show up when Plan A's working. What reveals a true superstar is the way you deliver when your best laid plans are falling apart. These are messy times. Days of intense volatility. A period of immense uncertainty. And one of the dominant themes in work + life these days is distraction (a constant stream of activities begging for our attention that in the end amount to nothing). So the fight we face as Leaders Without … [Read more...]

Personal Development: 7 Must Read Success Lessons from Stephen Covey

Stephen R. Covey was the author of the best-selling book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” His book has sold more than 15 million copies around the world since it was first published in 1989. Covey believed that success occurs when you align your values with the universal and timeless principles that exist in our world. Covey taught that values govern people’s behaviour, but principles ultimately determine the consequences. Covey also wrote several other books … [Read more...]

Business Development: What a 9-Year-Old Can Teach You About Selling

If you want your conversations to have a real impact, you need to simplify your message.   I recently read a study that confirmed my suspicion that most people don't remember what we present to them in a sales call. The data suggested that the average buyer in a meeting will only remember one thing–one!–a week after your meeting. Oh, and by the way: You don't get to choose what that one thing is. Sigh. So what have sales professionals done about this? They have worked on … [Read more...]

Personal Development: Are We Falling Asleep At The Mouse?

History will look back at the beginning of the 21st Century and compare it with the Gold Rush of the 1840s. There have already been more new business opportunities & millionaires created online in the last 10 years than in any other industry. Whilst this may be the case, we were wondering how Irish Businesses are fairing. Well, here's some headline stats to give you an indication: 32% of Irish commercial SMEs still don't have a website! Only 23% of Irish Businesses Sell … [Read more...]

Mindset: Who Should You Be Thanking?

by Dorie Clark For good executives, it's second nature to show appreciation toward clients and staff. But often, we overlook less obvious people who have made a difference in our professional lives. The other day, I was talking with a client about his plans for 2012 — which, he knew, would depend heavily on word-of-mouth. He wanted to strategize about cultivating new referral sources — but in the process, I realized a major chunk of his existing business was the result of one woman. A … [Read more...]

Cashflow Quadrant – Understanding & Interpreting Rich Dad, Poor Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom

All of us in one way or another desire financial security and many of us dream of attaining financial freedom. Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant book and board game teach the principals of income, assets and cashflow. Understanding the different methods by which income or money is generated and how it is utilised in essentially what Cashflow Quadrant is about. Read on to discover more about the Cashflow Quadrant. The basic premise of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series of … [Read more...]