I just returned from a trip to London where I presented to a company there. It was interesting to speak to British businessmen – I was really struck by just how similar we are to our European counterparts – we all want to make a difference, thrive, and leave our mark on the world. We have to make a living, but what else can we do to make the world a better place? I say where ever you are, start there… We have opportunities every day to love, live, engage in meaningful conversation, and be fully present for those we interact with. I felt so welcome, and really enjoyed the chance to connect with a group that was striving to do just that, and when I speak in the U.S, I find people striving to live to their full potential. These are the kinds of people you want to surround yourself with – they are the people who are not standing still. Make sure you are in those ranks.
My children, Colin & Claire, accompanied me on the trip, and after London we visited my home in Ireland. The time spent there reminded me how wonderful it is to be enveloped in the fold of family, and the joy and fun that entails. As an Irish national with dual citizenship, I have so much affection for my home country. The housing boom, and bust, took an incredible toll on the economy in Ireland where the banks guaranteed the loans, so now the Irish tax payers are on the hook for amounts of money that are difficult to grapple with. Unlike the Greeks, the Irish are putting their heads down and doing their best to create, innovate and navigate this new economy. Ireland, that little island in the middle of the Atlantic is full of resilient people who have historically faced challenges head-on. I am proud to be Irish…Google+