Having worked with hundreds of business owners over the past 15 years, you start to see patterns emerge. Patterns connected to success, achievement, struggles & failure.

We work with clients on creating plans for their business, setting goals and objectives. We work with them on ensuring that their teams also have goals and objectives.

We then help them implement strategies that should deliver on these goals and objectives, testing and measuring as we go.

Many are very successful but some fail to get off the ground at all. And we wonder why and look for a pattern.

The most common pattern that I see emerging is that the people who succeed place a greater meaning on the success, it means something to them, they can visualise it and see it. For the less successful ones, the goals and objectives are set because that’s what they are supposed to do.

Don’t get me wrong – they do want to achieve but they have not connected what that really means to them and what it will help them achieve.

People blame lack of discipline for not achieving their goals.

Its more likely “not having a big enough reason to achieve”

When you are planning your 2017, make sure that every goal is accompanied by a big enough reason for you, that will mean something for for you and your family.

So, dont give up on the plan, the goals or the objective – spend more time establishing the reason why you want it in the first place.

If you need any help – call me.

About the author,

Hi I’m Derek O’Dwyer. I have been an ActionCOACH for the last 18 years. I live in Clare and work with businesses around Ireland to take their business to the next level. I am passionate about business and providing help and advice. In the past 18 years I have worked with over 400 business owners helping them and their business. I adapt my coaching depending on what you and your business need. I find that each coaching relationship is different but as long as we understand that we have a common objective with timescales, positive things happen quickly. I am a firm believer i the concept of “what you can measure you can manage” and “what you measure you can improve”. Key performance indicators and accountability form the bedrock of my coaching platforms. If making more money from your business, working less hours in your business and having a great team running your business then it’s worth having a discussion with me. If you are willing to implement changes I will be there to help every step of the way. In terms of personal accolades and recognition I have been awarded ActionCOACH of the year in Ireland every year for the last ten years In 2019 I was inducted into the ActionCOACH Global Hall Of Fame I was global Rookie Coach of The Year in 2002 having achieved remarkable success as the first ActionCOACH in Europe. Many of my clients have also received awards from their peers for their business improvements.

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