Category Getting Personal

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Fear of an Ordinary Life, Part 2

I ran out of battery on my iphone this afternoon while sitting in starbucks.  I was waiting for 2 people.  I had to stay.  It was good that I ran out of battery, because I ended up looking at Tibidabo mountain for 30 minutes and thinking about life. I was thinking about my post on […]

Fear of an Ordinary Life

My anxiety: It’s not FOMO but FOOL Last week, I was given the thoughtful gift of a book “How to be Bored“. It describes the anxiety arising from the Fear Of Missing Out, made famous as FOMO. I have a hard time sitting at home doing nothing productive. I have a sense that I am […]

Trip to London

I was in London the last 2 days.  It struck me how many large office buildings are under construction.  There were also many large residential complexes going up.  It is a marked contrast to Barcelona to see so much construction activity.  I don’t know what it says about economies, but on the surface it looks like […]

First Impressions

I was skiing with Florian, Rose and Alvaro yesterday in the Andorran resort of Pas de la Casa.  There was not much real snow, but the Grandvalira resort have worked magic with the artificial snow production machines… and so we were able to ski most of the pistes. Nice day for skiing with @florianmueck pic.twitter.com/ciTcinGEtW […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Release In excitement and childhood joy at reliving my youth, here is a few videos from the Star Wars Franchise.  Are you going to see The Force Awakens?  Have you seen it?  What did you think? Official Trailer The Official Teaser Jimmy Fallon and crew making fun of the Star […]

The Single Worst Question you can Ask yourself

Do you know what is the worst question that you can ask yourself? It is a powerful question If you intend to avoid living a life that is fulfilling at all the levels: safety, risk, connection, significance, growth and contribution. What big goals do you have for yourself?  (You do have them, whether you have […]

A Week in Montevideo, Uruguay

I am sitting at the airport about to board my Iberia flight back to Barcelona via the city of Madrid. I have had a great week teaching at IEEM Business School in Montevideo. There is something special about spending a week working and living in another city. It changes my perspective on life. I have […]

Setting Limits

How do you set limits on “Free”? I teach communication skills.  I help entrepreneurs deal with leadership challenges.  I find it hard to effectively manage the gap between free advice and paid consulting. “Would you listen to my speech?” or “Can we meet for a coffee, I have an important meeting coming up?” I find […]

Conor Neill, Interview with Axiom Groupe

I gave a short talk at the Axiom Groupe HR and Shared Service Centers Conference in Barcelona recently.  They made a short interview video during the event. We talk about the IESE Business School, Leadership communication, persuasion and the process of turning potential into performance.

5 Blog Posts that Really Changed my Perspective on Big Things

I had coffee this morning with an entrepreneur from Barcelona and fellow member of Entrepreneurs’ Organisation.  I spoke about a couple of blog posts that had really impacted me and changed my perspectives on life.  He asked me to share my list.  Here it is. 5 Blog Posts that Changed My Perspectives Derek Sivers’ post […]

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