By Gerry Murray. 09-01-2022
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“People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ Dalai Lama
Have you ever felt recently that you might have lost your mojo, that some of your usual sparkle, drive and energy is no longer there?
Episode 26 of Leading People is now live and my guest this week is fellow Irishman, Paul Davis.
Not only has Paul authored several books but over the past 25 years or more he has advised and worked with many entrepreneurs to help them grow and scale their businesses into multi-million euro enterprises. Along the way, he admits that he has done quite well himself.
However, in this open and candid conversation, Paul reveals why so many successful people are unhappy and struggle with many things including mental health issues. In his experience, it often comes down to not having a clear sense of purpose.
What he has to say is not only insightful for successful entrepreneurs but applies to anyone who appears to be doing well in their career. It's also extremely relevant to all of you who aspire to being successful, whatever that means for you.
So, if in this Covid world you've been seriously wondering recently why, despite having lots of career success, plenty of money and material things, you seem to have lost your mojo then you might want to listen to what Paul has to say and ponder his advice, including why much of what has been written on finding your purpose is probably not that helpful.
And, if life has not been so kind to you these past few years you may just discover how to get things back on track and it won't be a case of "fake it til you make it"!
May your mojo guide you in 2022!
Listen to the Podcast
Some men are sitting around discussing the meaning of life.
One turns and asks the others, "If tomorrow all your loved ones found themselves at a funeral, gathered around your casket, what would you want to hear them say?"
One starts off saying, "I hope they would say I was a good father and husband".
The next man says "I want them to say I was not only successful but a kind and generous man too".
"I'd want them to say", says the last man, "Hey look, he's moving!"
After a stressful day, a man comes home and sits in his backyard, drinking a beer.
As he's getting up to get a snack, he stops and asks, "Jesus, what is the meaning of life?"
To which Jesus replies, "You slave in the sun to support the ones you love. You make money so you can buy things for your family to keep them happy."
The man asks, "Jesus, why is life so hard?"
To which Jesus replies, "That, no one may ever know. You have to overcome many obstacles to be successful."
The man asks again, "How was the universe created?"
Jesus replies, "I'm sorry, señor, but can you stop asking questions? I'm trying to mow your lawn."
A young woman goes to a fortuneteller. The fortuneteller tells her that she will be broke and unhappy until she turns fifty.
“What happens when I turn fifty?” the young woman asks, staring down at the cards.
“Oh, nothing,” said the fortuneteller. “You’ll just be used to it by then.”