Aim high in ’18: Happy New Year from The Iron Qualities

Perfection doesn’t exist. It’s ok to feel that you’ve fallen short in your goals in 2017 or that there is still more work to be done, because the work that needs doing is living. By at least trying to improve yourself, you’ll be a better person than you were yesterday. That’s the focus for 2018

Hello friends, Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year from The House of Iron Qualities. 2017 was a pretty crazy year – lots of changes, lots of upheavals. Some people liked it, others didn’t. But change – good and bad – is inevitable. And that includes you and me. We’re not the same people we were 12 months ago. And … Read more

I am – therefore I don’t think: How to communicate with confidence

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Decisiveness. And confidence that you’ve weighed up the options and made the right decision. That’s what a man has. No faffing about. No maybes. Just decisions and action. Here’s a true story for you: A friend of mine once worked for a large multi-national airline and had access to the Executive level guys. The CEO of this company once offered … Read more

Samuel: An Inspirational Man of Iron Qualities

Samuel is an 11 year-old with Cerebral Palsy. But he doesn't let that stop him from going out and achieving his dreams and ambitions. Read on to find out about this inspirational young man

It’s been a while since we’ve highlighted a Man of Iron Qualities on here. The last one was Conor McGregor back in December 2016. McGregor is unrelenting in his determination to succeed and consistently demonstrates a positive spirit and drive that has taken him to the very top of the UFC. But the guy I want to talk about today … Read more

Happy Birthday to the Iron Qualities

The Iron Qualities is one year old. Click on to read about the birthday celebrations, what we did in year one and to what there is to look forward to in Year Two and beyond

It’s celebration time at the House of the Iron Qualities. No, this isn’t a delayed Christmas party – the Iron Qualities is celebrating its first birthday so I’ll be popping open a little bottle of champagne to celebrate. Wait…no. That doesn’t sound right. Lose the champagne. I’ll be cracking open a six pack of cold malt sodas, chugging the hell … Read more

What you can learn from losing

Losing is part of living. It can make you or break you. And if you take the time to reflect on defeat and disappointment, you can learn a lot about yourself

  Losing sucks. It can sting like a bitch, kick like a mule and cut like a knife. You’ll lose many times in your life. That’s the truth. Losing is part of living. But is losing really all that bad? It depends. You can wallow in your defeat, make excuses and feel sorry for yourself. Or you can analyse it, … Read more