"If you knew you couldn't fail at something, what would you do?"
Books I have read
This is a list of the best books I've read so far and why that is. There is links below to where you can find them.
The Fitness Mindset - Brian Keane
Great book for learning how to build healthy fitness habits and learn about best practices when it comes to fitness and nutrition.
Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
In Sapiens, author Yuval Noah Harari questions the idea that humans (Homo sapiens, or Sapiens) are evolution's biggest success story. Humans are more populous and industrious than we've ever been, which suggests—at least on the surface—that we're thriving as a species.
Atomic Habits - James Clear
Atomic Habits is the definitive guide to breaking bad behaviors and adopting good ones in four steps, showing you how small, incremental, everyday routines compound into massive, positive change over time.
Start with Why - Simon Sinek
Start With Why is Simon Sinek's mission to help others do work, which inspires them, and uses real-world examples of great leaders to show you how they communicate and how you can adapt their mindset to inspire others yourself.
Rewire your Mindset - Brian Keane
In 'Rewire Your Mindset', the bestselling author of 'The Fitness Mindset', shows you how to take control of your mental, emotional and physical world. If you have ever set a goal for yourself and then self-sabotaged the moment you hit it, let fear dictate what you do, been emotionally broken by a failure, lacked confidence and felt full of self-doubt or let negative people influence you, then this is the book for you.
Dark Blue by Shane Carthy
A young promising Dublin Gaelic footballer tells his story of depression and sport. One of the important lessons to be learned from this book is the necessity to be guided by relevant specialists. I feel this should be mandatory reading for all young people, especially those who may be similarly afflicted.
Books that have been recommended to me
This is a list of some of the books I plan on reading and why, with links below to where you can find them also.
"Knowledge is power" - Francis Bacon
Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad is about Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father (poor dad) and the father of his best friend (rich dad)—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. He says that his poor dad went to Stanford and earned a Ph.D., and his rich dad never finished the eighth grade. The book consists of 8 chapters, lessons that everyone must learn. The central message conveyed by Kiyosaki is that you don’t need to earn a high income to be rich.
Unscripted - Mj Demarco
Unscripted is your pen to rewrite a future that's already been written, don't wait for life's twilight to dream about time machines, it exists in the moment. The opportunity to resurrect your dreams and change history awaits. Has life regressed into paying bills and living for a weekend?
How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a self-help classic that reads as a life manual. The core idea is that you can change other people’s behavior simply by changing your own. It teaches you the principles to better understand people, become a more likable person, improve relationships, win others over, and influence behavior through leadership.
Outliers - Malcolm Galdwell
Outliers explains why “the self-made man” is a myth and what truly lies behind the success of the best people in their field, which is often a series of lucky events, rare opportunities and other external factors, which are out of our control.
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill examines the psychological power of thought and the brain in the process of furthering your career for both monetary and personal satisfaction. Originally published in 1937, this is one of the all-time self-help classics and a must read for investors and entrepreneurial types.
The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now shows you that every minute you spend worrying about the future or regretting the past is a minute lost, because really all you have to live in is the present, the now, and gives you actionable strategies to start living every minute as it occurs.
Richest man in Babylon - George S. Clason
The Richest Man in Babylon is a 1926 book by George S. Clason that dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. The book remains in print almost a century after the parables were originally published, and is regarded as a classic of personal financial advice. If you want to learn how to save money whilst also improving your overall wealth, then this is your book.
HomoDeus - Yuval Noah Harari
Homo Deus explores the impact of major technological developments on human society. The author uses these past events to predict humankind's main goals in the next millennium. Harari explains that throughout the history of humanity, we have focused on surpassing three obstacles: famine, disease and war.
12 Rules for Life - Jordan Peterson
12 Rules For Life is a stern, story-based, and entertaining self-help manual for young people that lays out a set of simple principles that can help us become more disciplined, behave better, act with integrity, and balance our lives while enjoying them as much as we can.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant - Eric Jorgenson
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant compiles the valuable lessons of Naval Ravikant, who teaches people how to build wealth and achieve long-term happiness by working on a few essential skills, all while discovering the secrets of living a good life.
Podcasts I listen to on Spotify
Here we have a list of the podcasts I listen to with links to their Spotify channel below.
My First Million - The Hustle & Shaun Puri
The Hustle presents - My First Million. A podcast where they brainstorm new business ideas based on trends & opportunities they see in the market. Sometimes they have famous guests, and they do it with them.
The Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett
Steven sits down with some of the world's most influential people, experts and thinkers and embarks on a curiosity driven journey to discover untold truths, unlearned lessons and important insights that will make his, and the audiences lives more enjoyable, more successful and more fulfilled.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
How I Built - This is a compilation of the best tips and lessons that Guy Raz learned from interviewing the founders of the greatest businesses in the world and teaches you how to start a company and keep it running strong.
The Entrepreneur Experiment - Gary Fox
The Entrepreneur Experiment Podcast is a weekly business podcast that shares the journeys, insights and business lessons from Ireland’s most interesting entrepreneurs.
Strike It Big - Mark & Curtis Tilbury
Mark Tilbury and his Son (Curtis Tilbury) discuss all things business, investing & life success from an old and young perspective.
The Brian Keane Podcast
Irish Fitness Entrepreneur Brian Keane answers questions and interviews leaders in the world of fitness, health, mindset and natural wellness to share tips about all things that can support people on their journey to becoming the best version of themselves. Lose fat, build muscle, improve their health and build a bulletproof mindset to get whatever they want out of life.
Courses I have done
1. 6 Figure Accelerator Course with Adam Walsh
Learn How To Start & Scale Your Own Marketing Business
In Adam's step-by-step mentorship program you will learn everything you need to start and scale a profitable marketing business today.
Whether you have no experience or you're a marketing expert, he will teach you how to sign clients and outsource the work if needed!
2. Entrepreneurship and Business Life Coach with Joeel & Natalie Rivera
This program is designed to for life coaches who want to work with those that want to improve their entrepreneurship skills such as indiepreneurs or solopreneurs, such as contractors, independent practitioners, life coaches, or small business owners with only a handful of employees. These can be business start-ups or those that are new to entrepreneurship or existing businesses who want to implement a new idea, make changes, get more clients, or expand their business.
3 . How to be a Synthesiser course by Andrew Kirby
What is a synthesizer? Someone who is constantly in the process of learning, thinking and teaching.
Why become a synthesizer? To solve the disjointed knowledge problem, and earn a lucrative career doing what you love.
The goal is to stop creating content for algorithms, and start creating content for this community.
People I watch on Youtube
Here are a few of the best Youtube accounts I subscribe to. I picked my top 6 as I feel these are the ones I personally have gained the most knowledge and value from. Remember that I find these channels useful because they are somewhat relevant to my field of work and are in line with my mindset. Other channels throughout Youtube might be more relevant for depending on your field of work and interests.
Mark believes anyone can become wealthy by thinking like an investor & entrepreneur, his YouTube videos are a mix of entertainment and education!
Andrew creates content based around philosophy, finances and striving for financial freedom.
Iman Gadzhi is a 22-year-old high school drop out, owner of social media marketing agency IAG Media, and founder of GrowYourAgency.com. He started this channel years ago: before he had found any success - so scroll back to see him trying to be a personal trainer, the harsh realities of dropping out of high-school, building one of the leading online advertising agencies, all the way through to me becoming a multi-millionaire: he doesn't hide anything.
Nate O Brien
Nate O Brien's channel is based around helping you grow your income so that you can live a financially successful life through means of productivity, minimalism and personal finance.
Humphrey is an ex financial advisor (Series 7, 66) and previously worked on monetizing the top mobile game in the world. IHe has also started a couple of businesses that generated 7 figures worth of sales. He loves explaining things simply, so if you like videos explaining concepts in layman's terms, he's here for you. He also makes Tik Tok videos and you can find him on most social platforms.
On Alex's channel he talks about how to get more customers, make more per customer, and keep them coming back, and the many failures and lessons he have learned from along the way to $100M+ in sales. He's got roll up your sleeves kind of hustle with a little bit of cleverness and a lot of heart. He wants to show you failures and insights so you can get the lesson without the scar!
My favourite Youtube video.
An amazing video by Simon Sinek that really changed my perspective on life and technology.
The Millenial Question by Simon Sinek
Useful Websites, Apps and Chrome Extensions
Fiverr connects businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 500+ categories.
Skillshare is an online learning platform with thousands of creative courses and classes taught by experts to help you learn new skills.
Skool is a platform where people learn together online. Courses + community + chat. Join now for free! Created by Sam Ovens.
Slack is a new way to communicate with your team. It's faster, better organized, and more secure than email.
OpenSea is the world's first and largest web3 marketplace for NFTs and crypto collectibles. Browse, create, buy, sell, and auction NFTs using OpenSea today.
Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing cryptocurrency.
Upwork connects businesses with independent professionals and agencies around the globe. Where companies and freelancers work together in new ways that supports remote working.
MetaMask is a popular cryptocurrency wallet known for its ease of use, availability on both desktops and mobile devices, the ability to buy, send, and receive cryptocurrency from within the wallet, and collect non-fungible tokens (NFTs) across two blockchains.
Teachable is an all-in-one platform that helps you create and sell courses online. Teachable handles everything from web hosting to payment processing.
Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 185000 courses and 49 million students. Learn programming, marketing, data science and more.
Google Lighthouse is a chrome extension. It is an SEO tool that provides you with important data that helps improve your website performance using the guidelines and policies of Google itself. The best part about this is that it's free to use, and has a simple and intuitive interface that users would find easy to use.
eToro has created a multi-asset investment online platform and app that is built on social collaboration and investor education: a community where users can connect, share, learn and trade. Invest in your favourite stocks from the comfort of your own home.
Loom is a mobile app and chrome extension where you can record quick videos of your screen and camera so you can describe your work to people and send it to them as a message. An essential tool for hybrid workplaces.
Canva is a free-to-use online graphic design tool. Use it to create social media posts, presentations, posters, videos, logos and more.
Google Digital Garage
Google Digital Garage was created by Google in 2015 as a nonprofit program designed to help people improve their digital skills. It offers free training, courses and certifications via an online learning platform.
Discord is the easiest way to talk over voice, video, and text. Talk, chat, hang out, and stay close with your friends and communities.
1st2Notify is a reselling group where through market research and bots members are notified about resell opportunities for products such as shoes. They have also recently started doing alerts for the NFT and crypto markets also.
Answer The Public is a keyword tool that visualizes search questions and suggested autocomplete searches in an image called a search cloud. Categories consist of the 5 Ws, plus 'how', 'can', 'are', 'which' and 'will'.
Google Trends provides access to a largely unfiltered sample of actual search requests made to Google. It's anonymized (no one is personally identified), categorized (determining the topic for a search query) and aggregated (grouped together).
AdSpy is the largest searchable database of Facebook and Instagram ads in the world. Using an unparalleled array of data and innovative search functionality, uncovering the ads that you need to see becomes a simple task. A very useful tool for dropshipping when trying to analyse markets and competition.
Apply privately to 130000+ remote jobs and startup jobs near you with one application. See salary and equity upfront.
"Don't get fixated on always chasing those ahead of you. Run your own race at your own pace. And sometimes the real is joy is in helping those behind you."
Stocks I invest in
(Not Financial Advice)
Here is a list of some of the stocks I invest in on eToro and Revolut.
Tesla Inc (Tesla) is an automotive and energy company. It designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and leases electric vehicles and energy generation and storage systems. The company produces and sells the Model Y, Model 3, Model X, Model S, Cybertruck, Tesla Semi, and Tesla Roadster vehicles.
NIO, Inc. is a holding company in China which engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electric vehicles. Its products include the EP9 supercar and ES8 7-seater SUV.
Nvidia engages in the design and manufacture of computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related multimedia software. It operates through the following segments: Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Tegra Processor, and All Other.
SM Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the state of Texas. As of February 24, 2022, it had 492.0 million barrels of oil equivalent of estimated proved reserves.
Unity Software Inc. creates and operates an interactive real-time 3D content platform. Its platform provides software solutions to create, run, and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.
Matterport is the leading spatial data company focused on digitizing and indexing the built world. Our all-in-one 3D data platform enables anyone to turn a space into an accurate and immersive digital twin which can be used to design, build, operate, promote, and understand any space.
Cryptocurrencies I like
(Not Financial Advice)
For anyone who doesn't understand cryptocurrency here is an article that explains in its most simplest form.
Here is a list of some of the cryptocurrencies I invest in personally.
Ethereum is a decentralized blockchain platform that establishes a peer-to-peer network that securely executes and verifies application code, called smart contracts. Smart contracts allow participants to transact with each other without a trusted central authority.
Chainlink (LINK) is a cryptocurrency and technology platform that enables non-blockchain enterprises to securely connect with blockchain platforms. Chainlink is middleware that connects blockchain-based smart contracts with external data, such as baseball scores or stock prices.
Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that you can buy, sell and exchange directly, without an intermediary like a bank. Bitcoin's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, originally described the need for “an electronic payment system based on cryptographic proof instead of trust.”
Solana is a public, open-source blockchain that supports smart contracts, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and a variety of decentralized applications (dApps). Native to Solana's blockchain is the SOL token which provides network security through staking as well as a means of transferring value.
(Not Financial Advice)
For anyone that does not know of or understand NFT's here is an article that describes NFT's (Non-Fungible Tokens) in its simplest form.
Below is a few of my personal NFT collection.
DegenBeings is a collection of these kind souls, creatively designed up into a set of amazing looking NFTs.
50% of all money goes towards charity, 20% for community growth & support.
The first 3D digital twin on the VCCESS platform.
VCCESS Gold Metacore
The most precious of metacore collectibles, Rare Gold is the most central layer of the VCCESS metacore.
VCCESS THE ORB
The ORB NFT is a Weird Trip Club gift airdropped to all Genesis Merch holders and VCCESS Metacore holders as a thank you for all the support on our journey so far. This is our very first non-phygital collectible NFT and is undoubtedly an extremely valuable piece of Weird Trip history.
The VCCESS Whitepaper is an NFT which will unlock and provide the appreciator a fully fleshed out whitepaper for the VCCESS Metaverse.
VCCESS EL TORO DE ORO
El Toro De Oro debuted on May 5th, 2022 in NYC.
2021 - Present
Kennelly's Hardware Limited
Website developer and Social Media Manager of kennellyshardware.ie
Process online orders and carry out customer services
Post up to date content on social platforms such as Instagram and Facebook
Ad development (Facebook, Pinterest and Google Ads)
2020 - 2021
Generated brand leads for content creators
Created email templates used for cold email/follow up emails
Responded to emails on HubSpot
Updated progress on Monday.com
Attend weekly meeting with Talent Managers
2016 - 2020
Bachelors Degree in Entrepreneurshio and Business Level 8
Subjects – Project Management, Critical Thinking, Market Research, New Venture Creation, Operations Management, Social Enterprise and Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Made it into the Top 50 in the Student Ireland Enterprise Awards with an idea called CeannCushion
Tarbert Comprehensive School
Leaving Certificate 2016 & Junior Certificate 2014.
Shopify Store Management
Spanish (Elementary proficiency)