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How to Accomplish Anything

With Enda Doherty


In the middle of lockdown, our teams had the chance to sit down (virtually) with Enda O Doherty, endurance athlete and motivational speaker as part of our DataBites Speaker Series. Having completed 9 marathons in 8 days while carrying a washing machine on his back, then climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with it again strapped to his back, Enda knows a thing or two about passion, energy and inspiration. In the current circumstances, teams are driving for change, progression and growth and Enda has shared his top tips to inspire you to achieve the best you can in a sporting, business, professional or educational field.


How to Accomplish Anything in 4 Steps:

1. Define your Goal

The first and most important thing in goal planning is to figure out what the exact target is .

2. Give your project a start and end date.

You should know (or decide) when each project should start and end. This will allow you to sequence projects by prioritizing them based on when they need to start or be finished.

3. Make a one-page plan.

A little planning goes a long way to helping a project succeed. To create a one-page plan, jot down your answers or notes for each of the following questions:

  • What problem will the project solve?
  • What is the benefit to me?
  • What are the major milestones?
  • What are the potential stumbling blocks?
  • What risks does this project pose?
  • What is my work plan (list of tasks or sub-items to be completed by when)?

4. Evaluate progress and make changes to the plan as you progress.


Enda’s Top Tips to Make The Most of Life

1 Anything is possible with belief clear goals massive effort and be persistent consistent.

2 Keep in mind your greatest enemy is yourself win the battle to win the war.

3 Your long-term goal is won in the daily processes. Every day take some action towards it.

4 Set goals that are going to be achieved and celebrate your win.

5 Daily goals weekly month and long term. All must be linked and part of your plan.

6 Post your goal i.e. tell others make it specific with date and time.

7 Re interviews create a win ending for you and remember that rejection can be amazing redirection.

8 Don’t hit the water by having a focus on the water!

9 Don’t have a baby elephant mind set move forward with fresh learning.

10 Fear is your new trigger for action. With every negative thought take any positive action.

11 Nike have a slogan just do it. Actions are the key to momentum.

12 Surround your self with people who will have a positive effect on your path.

13 Sleep needs to be seen as the start of tomorrow not the end of today.

14 Learn the skills to move forward.

15 Don’t practice procrastination.

16 Don’t do average shine like a star and aim high!

17 Motivation is often the result of action, not the cause of it!

18 Carry out a time audit make changes work hard but smart.

19 Get away from toxic people and do what they won’t then do what they cannot.

20 Never stop !!!!!!!


If you were interested in this blog, check out more of our speakers in our DataBites Series HERE

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