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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

Into Me I See
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A new poetry book composed by Mel Clifford & Emily Elzbeth.
Discover rarely seen inner worlds within this little treasure of poetry and photography. Each selection is vulnerably presented in its raw state freshly drawn from the soul of each author.

Changing the Way I Am
Second book of poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors. Poems written from four generations of family poets. Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
The second book in the series of The Adventures of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention, 'the Higulator'. Have the Craic when Doc meets King Henry VIII with the Manager and sets up the plan for getting his new wife.

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The Adventures of Doc Higgins
The tale of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention. How does the famous Doc plan to bring Alistair back from 1965 to his Nora?

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Poetry Just for You
Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

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June 2011


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Message from a Hostel – 7 Wonders of the World

It’s a Mystery

Nora you are very quite over there what’s on your mind? I have been thinking Alistair about the 7 wonders of the world. That’s nice Nora, the Pyramids and the Great Wall of China and all that stuff. No Alistair I have been thinking about all the other important […]

What a Challenge – Ironman

If you think you can you can

In August 2010 Gerry Duffy and Ken Whitelaw completed 32 Marathons in 32 Counties in 32 Days. What a great challenge and commitment both these guys had achieved together. Gerry Duffy has done it again Gerry has won the first ever Deca Ironman event in Hampshire, […]

Message from a Hostel – Old Cars or New Shoes

Cars + Shoe

Alistair why does everyone in this town drive old cars? Look at the licence plates they all say “Collector” does that mean they are from the Collector General’s Office. Hay do you think Alistair they get them from the social welfare services? Do you think the Government here gives the […]

Answer Inside

Answer Inside

When we are at a distance it is often thought but not said

If my arms are too far away to hold you then what shall I do?

If my thoughts are of you yet you cannot feel them what shall I do?

Making Training Happen – Part 3

I am often asked how an organisation can calculate the return on investment (ROI) it makes on Training and Development.

I use this formula based on one individual that can be extended based on numbers trained and salary variations.

IE% on CS – TC =ROI X EY’s

CS – Current Salary

IE% […]

Making Training Happen –Part 2

If your Company is serious about making training happen, the following key elements need to be in place.

Training budget between 3-5% of payroll Training days per individual of 3-6 per year Training Programmes related directly to the job in hand Training Development programmes to grow within your role Programmes for Personal Development of the […]

Message from a Hostel -Up The Town

Go Canucks Go

Hey Alastair is Go Cuncuks Go the same as Up the Town or Up Monaghan, yes Nora, back home we would shout Up the Cuncuks. Sound vulgar to me Alastair. What about the Stanley Cup is that the same as the Sam Maguire? The Stanley Cup is for Ice Hockey […]

Making Training Happen –Part 1

Unless learning is valued and evaluated in your business making training happen will always be an uphill struggle. Organisations whose learning is not equal to or greater than the rate of change within their environment will find it difficult to survive.

6 Ways to recognise that learning is not valued in a Company

Training budgets […]

Missing an Opportunity

Make My Day

How many times do you say to yourself I should have said something or taken action and missed that opportunity? It could of being for work, travel, night out, a walk by the sea, a comment, asking that question, whatever.

We often read positive statements or quotes and think yes […]