The University of Life & Joe O’Brien

Joe is a health psychologist who’s especially interested in behavioural change. As someone who’s obsessed with making little changes for the better all the time, this is a conversation I’d been dying to have and I am delighted to share with you.

We talked all about therapy from a self optimizing perspective. An area I’m fascinated in and one that keeps coming up in the work I’m doing with business leaders, the secret weapon they all seem to have is an excellent retained relationship with a psychotherapist.

Napoleon Bonaparte said if best “if you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. BUT if you build an army of 100 dogs and their leader is a lion, all dogs will fight like a lion.” and so in business, if you want to get the most from your team and those around you, you have to double down and get the most from yourself first.

There’s so much more in this too. Similar to my last podcast with Will, we could have talked for hours longer. This was such a good conversation and one that I took so much from. I’m delighted to share it with you and hopefully we’ll get to connect again and explore / share more. If you want to connect in with him from here, you can find him via:

The University of Life & Joe O’Brien

I really hope you enjoyed this podcast.

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Wow, that was the breakthrough I was looking for!!! Whatever about personal development, self help books and therapies.... The post lockdown hair cut is the cure.

Thank you @itsseanybeebaby & @cutandsewdublin

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On screen, it’s impossible not to notice @darrenkennedyofficial ’s unending charisma and the vibrancy that beams out from any channel he graces, but have you ever met the man behind the scenes?

Here, Darren shines a light on his life. the way he beautifully articulates the challenges of coming out, living authentically and the importance of perseverance.

It is an interview packed with power, honesty and formidable insights that might remind you that your challenges are not a block to your success, but a doorway. Pain is not a mistake but a portal. And our deepest longings are not faults, but parts of ourselves that just want to be met.

And how truly finding the path to loving yourself relentlessly is absolutely vital to living a life that’s in alignment with exactly who you are.

Whoever you are, whatever your gender, whoever you choose to love, I think this podcast is for anyone that needs to remember...You are needed in this world.

Thank you Darren. To listen follow the link in my bio.

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Has anyone else found that #lockdown has helped them reprioritize and do more of the simple things that they really enjoy?

The swimming buzz has me now, next I’ll be buying a #dryrobe

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Fascinating to sit down with @darstewy and explore his world for The University of Life.

Darragh is a scientist and an entrepreneur who’s built a legal psychedelic retreat in the Netherlands called @inwardbound_retreat
We discussed his journey to where he is now, his thoughts on the space as a whole, the benefits, the risks and so much more.

This is a real jump into the psychedelics world, there’s a lot in this and from an entrepreneurial perspective it’s especially interesting as it’s really on the cutting edge of things and certainly a growth area for going forward.

It’s a conversation I really enjoyed and I’m delighted to share it with you. For anyone interested to learn more in this world, this is a must listen!

Follow the link in my bio and enjoy.

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@headfirst0 thank you for sharing your story with me for The University of Life and your wealth of knowledge.

Joe is a health psychologist who’s especially interested in behavioural change, how we develop long lasting change for ourselves. If you follow him on social media you’ll appreciate how he expertly simplifies points and with this, reaches and impacts so many.

I took so much from this conversation which for where things are was really timely. There’s a lot in it and I’m delighted to share it with you.

Give yourself an hour over the weekend, follow the link in my bio and enjoy.

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Sharing a little nostalgic throwback to a delighted and relieved me after having hosted the real life @wolfofwallst Jordan Belfort to 3,000 people in the @rdsdublin this day back in 2014.

Signed the deal with him just as the movie was coming out and then hosted the event with him four weeks later. It was a ridiculous turnaround time and a rollercoaster of craziness between pr, logistics, ticket sales and event management but what an experience and success.

Was anyone in my network now at it then?

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Delighted to be hosting Entrepreneurs Anonymous this Thursday night together with @lorraineheskin who’ll be sharing how she’s been navigating through the last few months with @gourmetfoodparlour in this #covidcrisis.

Entrepreneurs Anonymous is a space for Entrepreneurs to come together to discuss, brainstorm, support and connect with each other. From my years of experience, both as an Entrepreneur and supporting other entrepreneurs, the impact and value gained from these types of events is nothing short of exceptional.

Whatever your work is, if the responsibility of what you earn lies firmly on your shoulders, you are an entrepreneur and this is for you.

With the nature of this event, tickets are limited to keep the space close knit. Follow the link in the bio to book and for more information on the format. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening.

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If 100 people all sit in a room and listen to someone give a speech, I’ve learned that each person will hear and connect with it differently, each taking different learnings based on where they’re at in their lives, their circumstances etc.

I’m sharing this snippet from a talk that @alain_de_botton gave some time ago as it exemplifies that point for me. You’ll find it in its entirety on YouTube if you’d like to hear more.

It’s a talk that I hear, connect with and learn from differently each time I listen to it.

For me right now I don’t just hear it in relation to my love life, I see it’s wisdom across all relationships in my life and especially so with myself.

It encourages me to relax the bullshit facade that I’ve found myself presenting sometimes and to be more comfortable in my authentic self. To open up to the key people that I have in my life more and to let them know that I don’t just appreciate them but for some I really need them too. Lastly, to relax the expectations I have not just on those around me but on myself too.

It’s really beautiful how much wisdom you can take and how much change can be inspired from only a few words.
Enough about me, enjoy and I hope it brings you value.

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You have heard of @bingo.loco but have you heard of the man behind it?

Introducing @willmeara.loco
Charming, fascinating, bold and one of the men that made bingo cool again.

An phenomenal entrepreneur and world traveler, this interview is jammed with power punching business insights and captivating stories that would inspire any entrepreneur to turn their Venture...into an ADVENTURE.

The perfect accompaniment to your weekend! Follow the link in bio and Enjoy!


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Delighted to be joined by @devanhughes this Thursday evening for Entrepreneurs Anonymous.

I've asked Devan to join us and share his journey to date, how he's been navigating through the ever changing environment and striving forward.

On my part I want to share something thats been coming up in a lot of the coaching work that I've been doing recently and delve in to the self confidence space as so many people have had theirs knocked and also talk about imposter syndrome as so many people are feeling this and being held back by it.

Get involved and join us this Thursday evening. For tickets and more info, follow the link in my bio.

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@emmadileeeema thank you for sharing your story with me on The University of Life.

The conversations centres around the initial triggers that led to her developing mental health issues, how anorexia soon followed, the various recovery programs that she found herself in, how some of these actually made things worse and how ultimately she then recovered.

This conversation for me was amazing, I don’t know the space well enough and with the way Emma so openly speaks, I really learned and grew through this. Its changed my understanding of the whole area and how to help if ever I get the opportunity to.

If you haven’t listened to this already, make some time and do it.

Follow the link in my bio.

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