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Self-Belief, Teamwork & A Clear Gameplan – Ireland & The Dubs.

Here’s your shot of inspiration this week:

“Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superiortalent.”

– Sophia Loren

This weekend was a triumph for self-belief, hungry teamwork and a clear game plan. First, Ireland beat Australia in rugby for the first time ever in a world cup.  Then, Dublin beat Kerry in the All-Ireland Gaelic Football final.

In both cases,  the winners were competing against competition that player for player are more skilful than them. Self-belief, teamwork and a clear game plan can work wonders.  What can you do this week to bring more of  these 3 qualities into your business?

Get them right and magic can happen….

Have a great week,


ps – The last day for the recent poll is today (What % of Success is Mental) – If you haven’t voted I’d appreciate you taking 30 secs to do so – Click Here


6 Views On Teams

We have versions of teams around us, even if we work alone.

The obvious one is a business or sporting team but we also have families, clubs, societies, networks etc.

Here’s some food for thought on teams:

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

– Andrew Carnegie , steel magnate and one of the wealthiest people who ever lived

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”

Michael Jordan , one of the most successful basketball stars

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”.

– Henry Ford, that car guy

“It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.”

  ~Author Unknown

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead, respected cultural anthropologist

And for some fun…

“Teamwork is essential – it allows you to blame someone else”

– Anonymous

Have a great week, Shaneps – I spent an interesting morning in Newstalk 106FM yesterday, reviewing the week’s business headlines with Bobby Kerr (Dragon’s Den) on his ‘Down to Business’ show – If you didn’t hear it, you can check it out here  Down To Business 26th June 2011