I believe in the power of resilience. As an entrepreneur, I've faced my fair share of trials and tribulations. Anxiety, fear, and frustration have been constant companions on my journey. But amidst these emotions, there have also been moments of happiness and surprise, illuminating my path like a beacon in the dark.
I've come to realize that achievement isn't a destination, it's a journey. It's not about reaching the peak, it's about the climb. The small, incremental steps that, over time, lead to success. Each step, no matter how small, is a victory in itself. It's about pushing through the fear, the anxiety, the frustration, and finding the strength to keep going.
And you know what? You don't have to do it alone. Working with a coach can provide you with the motivation, the guidance, and the support you need to navigate your path. A coach can help you see the bigger picture, to understand that every setback is just a setup for a comeback.
I've learned that it's not about being better than anyone else, it's about being the best version of yourself. It's about competing with yourself, striving to improve, to grow, to evolve. Because at the end of the day, the only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
So, to all of you who are feeling stuck, know this: You have the power to change, to move forward, to achieve your dreams. And I'm here to help you do just that. Because I believe in you, just as I believe in the power of resilience.
Fran Dalton is a graduate of Economics from University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants. He is also a Marketing Institute of Ireland graduate with a Financial Advice (QFA) diploma from the Irish Institute of Bankers. Fran has 35 years of experience in financial services and, over that period, has coached and assisted many people in achieving their financial plans. His expertise spans personal clients, small and medium businesses, and corporate entities.
Fran is the author of the book Making a Deal with Your Bank - An Insider's Guide to Managing Your Mortgage Debt, published by Orpen Press.
In this book, Fran, a qualified executive coach and trainer, seeks to clarify the solutions available to people in serious personal debt, particularly those with unsustainable mortgage debt.
With interest in financial education, Fran believes people must become more informed of how financial matters impact their lives. The changing employment environment, jobs becoming less secure, and retirement benefits being reassessed means that creating an adequate financial future must be a prime goal in people's lives.
Fran currently provides personal and business coaching and runs a Salesforce Partner Company Dalton CRM(www.daltoncrm.com)