Pat Falvey 1st of 7 Attributes of Success - You must WANT it badly enough and go-for-it


When I first started my own business at the age of 15 I was hungry, angry, ambitious and I had a dream. My father who had a business of his own and had worked his ass off for over 15 years had gone broke and I was angry at the position it left our family in. He for a while lost direction because a creditor who owed him a lot of money had decided not to pay as the econemy was going into a recession and dad took the brunt of this by this creditor defaulting on his commitment. For a while he got depress and he seen no way out to salvage his selfesteem and his pride. He was faced with a terrible delima, in turn he could no pay those he owed money to. As he would say it was the worst period of his life, he had worked hard, done everything right and was a honourable man. I did not see the trauma my own father was going through and it cause a lack of respect.   As a young peson I could not understand the pain and the anguish that this proud man was going through. I left school to become a millionaire. I had literacy problems and began my trade as a bricklayer but my every walking moment was filled my my thought of "I'm going to be a millionaire" I didn't know how I would do it, but that did not stop me believing it and wanting it. I wanted it so badly I was consumed by the thought process. With a few years I achieved what I set out to do.

Later my mother gave me advise in the form of a verse that I have abided with throughout my career.  The verse was simply called 

"Want and go for it" I use the thought process in this verse now in all I try to achieve, I have developed the though process to follow the advise in this verse for my goals and for the team of people I pick to work with me in making my dreams a reality.

If you want a thing bad enough,  then you must go and fight for it, give up your time your peace and sleep for it. If your life seems so lonely and pointless without it and all that you do is that you dream and you plan is about it.

If gladly you fret and sweat for it, then you should go-for-it. But you go-for-it with all of your capacity, your strength and tenacity. 

If you simply go after the things in life you want, though tired gaunt and lonely and if day after day you besiege and beset it,  then you will get it.  Your dreams and goals will become a reality. (Annon)

When I have a goal I wish to achieve  in my own business and adventurers or with my team members I insist that we all have the qualities above to ensure success.

Pats 2nd Attribute for Success

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3rd of Seven Attributes of Success


Successful people actively pursue their dreams and ambitions. Don’t waste your life by talking about things you could have done but didn’t do. You don’t want to be remembered as just a talker or, worse still, a procrastinator.

To achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams you need to visualise what it is you want and plan how you are going to make it a reality. You must affirm your inner thoughts in relation to all areas of your life where you want to achieve and then take action.

Affirm your goals and dreams with self-belief and positivity. Even though you may not initially have all the answers needed to make your dreams and goals a reality, by repeating the affirmations of ‘I can do it’, ‘I will succeed’ and ‘I believe I can achieve’ your subconscious mind will be programmed towards the successful realisation of those dreams. Repeat the positive words of self-belief and affirmation consistently until you truly believe them yourself and no longer doubt that you will succeed.

Too many people regret the things they should have done and didn’t do. They get frustrated when they think that all they did was talk about fulfilling a dream or goal they had. However, it is never too late to stop procrastinating and make your dreams a reality. The ability to do this does not always come naturally but everyone can learn to be a doer and stop being a procrastinator.

From an early age I was very lucky to have mentors who taught me the skills of affirmation and of turning my dreams, aspirations and goals into reality. They also made me realise the necessity of not being a procrastinator and the importance of being a dreamer with a purpose and a mission.

One of my early life mentors was my grandmother. She would often say ‘Life is too short to spend it procrastinating - do it or stop taking about it’. When I had a dream, goal or aspiration, instead of keeping my own counsel, I’d talk about my plans to anyone who would listen. This forced me to take action.

Most people, including family and friends, initially doubted my ability to achieve my goals, but I persisted in pursuing them and achieved most of them. People’s attitudes to me changed as they saw my dreams become reality and they too started to believe in my ability to achieve what I set my mind to.

Each successfully realised dream, goal and ambition became a milestone and I continued having new dreams and developing new ambitions for my life.

Some of my dreams that became reality are:

· Having left school at 15 years of age, I decided that I was going to become a millionaire. At the time I was working as a bricklayer

· At 29 I decided that I was going to climb Everest. I had just climbed my first mountain

· At 35 I wanted to be the first person in the world to achieve a mountaineering challenge no one else had completed

· At 40 I decided I was going to be a world-class speaker and mentor.

Now, in my 50s, I still have goals that I firmly believe will become reality in my life as long as I dream, affirm and take action. My ambitions for the next ten years are:

· To make my business to be a worldwide success

· To write a best-selling motivational book

· To write and produce a world class one-man play and act in it

· To be a better father, son and family person

· To develop one of the world’s leading organisations for older adventurers, The Forever Young Club

My desire to set new goals and achieve them is as strong as it ever was and I believe that by being a doer and not procrastinating I will achieve much of what I set out to do. It is important to realize, however, that following a dream is a process and that you will not succeed all the time. But the more you work towards making your dreams a reality, the more you learn about how to achieve.

Do not be disappointed by setbacks - they provide great learning opportunities and help you more clearly identify the road to success. When things go wrong, don’t quit - keep trying until you succeed or until you want to change direction.

I believed in every single dream or aspiration I had even though I didn’t always know at the time how to achieve it. Believe in yourself and your dream even if you are not sure about how it can be made reality. Make plans and do not be distracted by your critics who may not believe in you or your ability. Have a plan A, B and C. Be flexible and ready to move to Plans C, D or E if Plans A, B and C fail.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help to achieve your objectives, whether it is from family, the corporate sector or your community. People admire a doer who has self-belief, passion and the drive to try new things

Whenever you find yourself procrastinating, repeat to yourself, with energy and enthusiasm, the affirmations ‘I can do’, ‘I will succeed’ and ‘I believe I can achieve’.

About Pat Falvey – Pat Falvey is Ireland’s leading motivational and inspirational business speaker and trainer. Pat’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals in life as well as to help companies and individuals to achieve maximum efficiency and success in operating as a team. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone +353 64 6644181. 

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Pat Falvey 2nd of 7 Attributes of Success - Leadership


Effective leadership is one of the greatest attributes to managing a successful team or organization.

To be a leader you need to posses certain traits and characteristics that encourage team members to achieve their full potential .

As a leader you need to lead and inspire through your actions and you need believe in your set-out goals and plans. You need to gain the trust and respect of the team and to stimulate them towards set-out objectives and goals.


A leader believes in their ability to follow goals through to the end. A good leader believes in his/her team and needs to be an effective communicator and to be fair in their expectations of team members' abilities.

A good leader has confidence, integrity, is respectful and fair and is willing to change direction when required.

Leaders lead, they take responsibility for their actions, both when successful and when they fail.

We are all leaders in our own right and when we do not get good leaders to follow, we need to be good self-leaders.


Pats 3rd Attribute of Success

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Monday, 18 August 2014 14:10

Aerlingus Corrauntoohil Challenge

Team Aer Lingus had 100% success in their Carrauntoohil 2014 Challenge, climbing Ireland's highest mountain and as part of their corporate social responsibility the group raised money for their nominated charity, the Children's Leukaemia Association. It was a hard but fantastic day for the whole team that took on the challenge. Well done.

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Team leaders and facilitators: Pat FalveyTony NationJohn HiggsDamien Nation, Ian O'Neill

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Pat Falvey Speaks at sales Conference for JTI at the Ritz Carlton.


JTI has over 25000 employed, 90 different nationalities in 60 countries. The companies has long recognized the links between cultural diversity and success and understand the importance of having teams work together to create success across the entire company.


Through shared knowledge, with constant fresh ideas help make the company to make more effective decisions and better solutions.


Pat was an after dinner speaker at their sales conference and gave a colourful entertaining presentation on his life stories of success and failure and the need to change in a changing world.

The presentation was on being enterprising and open to change in a challenging market place.

Pat Falvey is Irelands leading Business, Inspirational and Motivational speakers. who's presentations have enthralled 100,000's of people throughout the world.

Pat was the guest speaker at a pre match dinner at Thomond Park for the Heineken Cup Munster VS Castres Olympique 350 supporters were entertained with an inspiring presentation based on the importance of supporters and team working together to create success.

thomond park munster v castres

Pats colourful presentation focused on the importance of team and the unsung hero’s of the supporters in driving the playing team forward. The muster team has one of the most loyal supporters in the world.

The importance of this match was highlighted by Denis Kelleher Munster Branch IRFU

“The game is particularly important as win will take Munster into the quarter final of the Heineken Cup. Castres were a very hard team to overcome in round 2 over in France, with one of the season most spectacular wins with a very late Ronan O Gara drop goal needed to Claim victory.”

The atmosphere was electrifying as the teams played to a packed out stadium for Munster to go on to win convincingly by 26 points to 10 points.undefined

Pat Falvey Speaks at Court of experts - Pat Falvey Corporate SERVICESOn the 30th November 2011 Leading Edge Group hosted a Court of Experts Seminar on "Managing Change" at the Fota Island Resort in Cork.

Pat Falvey was Keynote Speaker at the event.


"Thanks again to Pat for last week - Pat received 99% full satisfaction ratings which is a first!"

Joe Aherne

CEO, Leading Edge Group


Thursday, 24 November 2011 13:18

Enterprise Midwest - Pat Falvey Guest Speaker

Mountaineer and entrepreneur, Pat Falvey, helped the County and City Enterprise Boards launch the ‘Enterprise Mid-West’ initiative which was designed to help small business owners reach their full potential on the 22nd September.

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Speaking at the launch, Eamon Ryan said: “The Enterprise Boards in the Mid-West are collectively staging fourteen different events during the the month of October, which is the largest ever initiative of it’s kind in the region”. It also coincided with the 2011 European Week for SME’s.

The Enterprise focused on Kerry, Limerick, North Tipperary and Clare for the month of October as host counties of ‘Enterprise Mid-West’. Aimed at the small business community and those thinking of setting up a business, highlights of the event included an inspirational talk from Everest mountaineer, Pat Falvey in Co. Clare and the events were all either highly subsidised by Mid-West County and City Enterprise Boards or free of charge.



"Just to say how much I enjoyed your presentation in Woodstock on Wed night. It really hit the nail on the head for the audience. Thank you so much and good luck."

Eamon Ryan

Chief Executive Officer - Limerick City Enterprise Board

"Pat recently delivered a most inspiring presentation to a large group of owner/managers of SME’s in Ennis for Clare County Enterprise Board.  During his 90 minutes, Pat totally captivated his audience while openly sharing the highs and lows of his own life experiences encompassing many emotions that went from success to fear to despair and again turning a corner in his life to experience hope, self-worth, peace, elation and success once again.  I have no doubt those present went away that evening following Pat’s presentation, totally invigorated, with a renewed sense of hope and self belief for both their business and personal lives.  Definitely, the best presentation I’ve experienced – Pat continued success, may you go from strength to strength!"

All the best

Lucy Reidy - Asst. Chief Executive - Clare County Enterprise Board


See attached brochure of the event below.

Crossing the winning line together creates success.

One of the greatest attributes that we can have to create success throughout our lives as an individual, team, community, country, is to have the ability to work together in creating the environment that allows us as a people in no matter what sphere of life we are operating in, is our ability of working and helping each other to succeed and to celebrate when we do that, that we all will come across the winning line together to succeed.

Most of us aspire to this ideal, but in recent times we have as a nation, a people, forsaken what at one stage came natural to us. Now this realisation has throughout the world within successful companies and organisations is now being worked on to help organisation to come out of one of the worlds greatest recessions. WE as individuals, leaders and managers are realising the working together is far more beneficial the that of divided and conquer attributes that pertain to most over recent years.

More and More we are realising the benefit of having a united team with the motto of “all for one and one for all”. As concerned citizans of the world and family people these principles operated equally in the areas of business, country and family as well. The story of which I’d like to tell you this month is heart rendering, It is of 8th special Olympians who were running in the 1968 Seattle Special Olympics.

A story of coming across the winning line together:

8 athletes all at the starting line of the 100 yard sprint in what would be their greatest race, the tension as you can imagine is high as they wait for the start of their race. Each and everyone of them are excited at the challenge of competing for an Olympic meddle. They had trained hard for this day and they were competing to win a Gold, Silver or bronze meddle.

The stadium is full with 50,000 spectators who have come to support the athletes from around the world.

Starting line:

The race is about to being, all the athletes get down on their knees making ready for the race to start. On your marks, get set and the gun goes off win a load bang and their off .

All the athletes break loose from the starting blocks, but as they do, one of the girls comes off the starting blocks awkward and trips over her-self and falls to the ground.

Instantly the audiences who have been focused on the start of the race gives a huge sigh of total disbelief “Aha” As the other athletes are now thundering down the track something unusual happens. The 2nd last girl that is running see’s what has just happened, a second sigh goes out from the now amazed audience. The girl turns to walk back to the athlete that is now crying on the ground, Then even something more unusual happens when all of the other six girls who have realised what has happened to the girl who has fallen all stop and turn and walk back to the girl as well. An amazed audience watched as all 8 girls linked hands together and proceed down the track to the finishing line and crossed it together.

All 8 special Olympian athletes all received a meddle for what had been an amazing show of unity and by doing so all became winners.

If I can ask you to think of how we can within our lives take from this lesson of working together within our family, communities, organisation and countries help each other to do as these special athletes had done, to Come across the winning line together as a family, team, organisation country.

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Monday, 08 August 2011 21:58

Peter Mark (Wilton) Team Building Day

As part of our courses we have a number of fun days out that bonds teams of people together. As well as being fun, all of our events are geared to bring out the qualities that are required for teams to succeed - Planning; Cmmunication; Listening; Organizing & Implementation.

We cater for all size groups up to 100 on these activity based courses. We also run in house and conference based training courses for up to 500 people.

Brief on recent Team Day: Heavy showers were forecast as 18 souls from Peter Mark (Wilton) boarded their bus for a secret location, they were informed that they were going on a bootcamp. Alan and Darren (Bootcamp instructors) were waiting. As the team filed out of the bus, they were lined up and so began the induction to their day.

During the session, they were put through their paces doing physical and mental challenges. After each challenge, it was explained to the group why they did it and what learning was to be got from it.

At the end of the day all enjoyed home cooked pizza and light refreshments and left the secret bootcamp location as one happy Team.

These one day bootcamps  are proving to be very successful with companies that need that extra edge to creating team work within their companies. Let us know your requirements and we will have Pat or Tony contact you to organise your next training day out.

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