Paddy has kindly jumped in the deep end to be the first Adminovate 2020 speaker to offer his thoughts on our speaker insight series. We’ve borrowed the format from Tim Ferriss’s book ‘Tribe of Mentors’. You can read about the book here and buy it directly here.
Throughout the book, Tim poses 11 questions to his interviewees with the request to respond to 3 to 5 questions.. or more, if the spirit moves them. See Paddy's answers below:
When I went to secondary school, 3 of the books on our first year reading list were “Lord of the Flies”, “The Catcher in the Rye”, and “1984”. All 3 influenced me in different ways and the meaning I derived from these books has changed with age.
After several broken ipads, we (my wife) found a brilliant ipad holder on Amazon that cost about €40. It has handles and is very durable (drop-tested!). Details: “Speck iGuy Child's Free-Standing Protective Foam Case”
We renovated our house about 2 years ago and I don’t see us ever moving. This was an investment of time, energy and money! However, the end product is a home that we love.
Try to treat people like you want to be treated.
Figure out what is important to you and allocate your time accordingly. You can’t keep everyone happy but be honest about it. (This is a work in progress!).
Go for a walk, coffee, grab some water from the dispenser. Just step away for a few minutes basically.