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What they said about I Dare you

Hi Blaise,

I hope all is well and that all is going well with the latest book –I Dare You—. I actually ended up giving away the copy I bought at the launch and getting another for myself, so there you go, positive sales!

I love to read but my head is such a busy spot at times I find it hard to sit and read a book properly. I have to genuinely say that I love this latest book –I Dare You—, I identify with all the little beauties in there and I wholeheartedly believe in all the bits included, its’ grassroots stuff and its’ valuable. The book is ideal for a busy mind (like mine!), it allows you to dip in and dip out and take something from it for both yourself and your business.

Mags

 


On a day off in Wexford, in June, wandering about with a good friend and hopping especially into bookshops, as we do, I saw you signing I DARE YOU, and you kindly signed one for me once I’d bought it. I have gained a great deal from each page, each in its own way, and am enjoying taking it one, two or three messages at one reading. Leaving it, and coming back. Thank you for sharing the wisdom you’ve learned, Blaise, and doing so in an encouraging and inclusive manner.I will return time and again to your pages, Blaise, particularly when preparing homilies for congregations that will include both parents and some teenagers. You have lifted my spirits too, and helped me believe perhaps more can be done, by each and every one.

I’m the prior of the Irish Dominican community of friars in Rome, San Clemente, just a few hundred metres from the Colosseum.

All the best, from the Eternal City!

Fr Thomas McCarthy, OP

Collegio San Clemente

Editor, Religious Life Review
Dominican Publications, Dublin

 


Your first book I got from the title and Yes I realised that I am……the limiting factor.

Your second book I rather enjoyed. Started a bit rudimentary but crescendoed into something very interesting. I read it in New York and I’ll give you this, it smack of authenticity. I wanted to leave it with my American godson whose dad come from the butt end of Clare. Signed copy! I treasure book more than anything and once lent they are gone. Am still trying to figure out which aspects were the autobiographical bits.

A third book!! Becoming a bit of a Stephen King now, or John B. at least. Fantastic achievement to get it down on paper no less than 3 times and I look forward to reading it.

Geoff

 


Your book Blaise is the Life Manual I wish I’d been born with. Pretty much distils the philosophy of surviving and thriving in business and in life. A reflection of the great clarity of thought in your own head, Blaise. Thank you for dedicating the time to putting it all down on paper in a highly readable format.

Carmel Rafter


Blaise this is the section of your new book—I Dare You, which triggered with me.

If you are somebody who is paralysed by fear, analysis, worry and stress, perhaps you find it difficult to move forward on your chosen path.

I hope the below words from my book – ‘I Dare You. Win The Debate In Your Own Head.’ Will help you to tackle some of those fears and inhibitions.

“People Stumble Over Pebbles, Never Over Mountains”

Stress, worry, anxiety, panic, sensitivity and fear are parents, brothers and sisters. Worry and continuous fear can affect your health. Chronic stress, an outcome of continuous worry, can kill.

Only about ten percent of the things we worry about happen in the way we visualise. If only we could isolate this ten percent.

Worry tends to grow in intensity when you have too much time on your hands. It’s a form of negative objective setting – whatever you dwell upon grows. You vividly imagine the negative outcome when you worry. Be careful about what you visualise. Influenced by either the positive or negative focus of your mind, it has either a nasty or a happy possibility of happening.

When you move beyond your fear you are free.  Some fears should be respected but most of them are irrational and a hindrance. Everything is relative and so are your fears and their accompanying stresses.

The antidote to fear is purposeful action.

The reason this antidote works is because of the Law of Substitution. You cannot worry about something if you are working to take care of it by managing yourself with more clarity and measuring your progress.

If you can’t sleep, get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. Its not the lack of sleep that gets you – it’s the worry. Doubt arises because of a perceived lack of information or certainty. Dispel it by gathering facts.

Accepting responsibility helps to give you control and freedom. If you continue to make excuses, you are in reality, running from your responsibility and you are losing control over your forward journey. You are responsible. Take control. Too much freedom can represent more freedom.

Action: Today I would like to challenge you to take some action on some of those fears you have. Isolate one thing that is causing you stress. Write it out on paper. Then attack it in a structured way, driven by purpose and passion.

I love to read but my head is such a busy spot at times I find it hard to sit and read a book properly. I have to genuinely say that I love the latest book, I identify with all the little beauties in there and I wholeheartedly believe in all the bits included, its’ grassroots stuff and its’ valuable. The book is ideal for a busy mind (like mine!), it allows you to dip in and dip out and take something from it for both yourself and your business.

I didn’t intend the mail to be long but there you go. Thank you for the support and the knowledge that you have given to myself, I mean that very sincerely. Every bit helps.

Wishing you a good week.

Kind Regards

Mags Boland Murphy


Dear Blaise,

on a day off in Wexford, in June, wandering about with a good friend and hopping especially into bookshops, as we do, I saw you signing I DARE YOU, and you kindly signed one for me once I’d bought it. I have gained a great deal from each page, each in its own way, and am enjoying taking it one, two or three messages at one reading. Leaving it, and coming back. Thank you for sharing the wisdom you’ve learned, Blaise, and doing so in an encouraging and inclusive manner.

As I said to you, I am a priest, belonging to the Dominican Order, and since December last I’m the prior of the Irish Dominican community of friars in Rome, San Clemente, just a few hundred metres from the Colosseum. Should you ever be passing by, please don’t! I mean Don’t Pass By but be sure and come in. You would be very welcome. It’s a treasure of a place.

I will return time and again to your pages, Blaise, particularly when preparing homilies for congregations that will include both parents and some teenagers. You have lifted my spirits too, and helped me believe perhaps more can be done, by each and every one.

All the best, from the Eternal City!

Fr Thomas McCarthy, OP

Collegio San Clemente

Via Labicana 95

00184 Roma

ITALY


Thank you Blaise Brosnan, I got your wonderful book in the post today, it’s not often I win anything, but this book is a gem of a win 🙂 I am looking forward to the inspiration, motivation and knowledge that will help me achieve my goals, and of course the dare

Deidre Lowry


Delighted to be in Wexford with Blaise Brosnan for the launch of his new book ‘I Dare You’

Sean O Gorman


Blaise Brosnan has some wonderful morsels of wisdom, worth remembering. His third book “I dare you” is being launched this month…..look out for a copy.

Caty Doyle


Thank you do much for the book I’m reading it at the moment and I’ve a list of good friends in business I’ll be recommending getting themselves a copy. Many thanks x

Ciara Mooney


Hi Blaise,

Best of luck with your new book, I just bought a copy this week in the Book Centre, looking forward to the read.

Joanne Jackman


Hi Blaise,

I hope you are well and getting to enjoy this great weather we are having?

I’m really enjoying your third book and I’ve dusted off some of my past goals since reading the first few chapters.   Of all the “quotes” I remember from your courses the one I most often still tell to people is the “best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago….” and as one gets older I think this becomes more relevant.

Bryan Corden.


Thank you very much for the opportunity to cater for your “I Dare You” book launch, and I am delighted you had such a good turnout, well deserved !

I have to say, I am also honoured to be associated with any of your work so thank you for that – I am getting used to being called the “Porridge Lady”,  I’ve been called worse !

I am thoroughly enjoying “I Dare You” and know it will be on my desk for a long while more, which reminds me, you should include a Book Mark with your next book or is it just me that does turned down corners for all the pages I want to earmark  ???

As always Blaise it was a pleasure working with you and thank you for your support and always showing your appreciation, you are a true Gentleman.

Anna Wickham


Congrats Blaise – I look forward to reading your new book. Loved the last one.. Keep up the great work.”

Colin Carroll.

 


Fantastic read Blaise, definitely a book that will be revisited over and over

Cathal Doherty   Vice President at BNY Mellon

 


Thanks Blaise – Look forward to catching up with you then. Can’t wait to read your new book. Always great nuggets!

Emma Early Murphy   Sales Director/Owner PartyMad

 


Congrats Blaise. Always inspiring to read words of wisdom from a Kerry man! ”

Marie Fenlon.


Many thanks Blaise. You have me smiling with the great mathematical symbols +  learning.

Congratulations on your book. Yes I will buy on line. Great timing for me,  I need someone to dare me… I’ve been pondering the next steps.  I’d love to attend the Wicklow launch if possible.

Angie 


Blaise, congratulations on a hugely successful launch of ‘I Dare You’. I started the book last night and haven’t been able to put it down since. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I’m particularly loving the chapter on children and teenagers and I’ve no doubt I’ll be referring to your book on numerous occasion in the years to come. Well done again and thank you for inviting us last night. I hope you’ve started on number 4!

Hope to catch up again soon,

Deirdre Kehoe   DK|Marketing


Thanks for the great evening. It was amazing and we met some great people.

Congrats on the new book. Have browsed through and there is a lot of food for thought. I am looking forward to having a more in-depth read over the weekend

We business people need to stop cutting down trees and concentrate on sharpening our axes regularly to keep ourselves motivated and focussed. When you go into business, doing something you absolutely love, sometimes the heart rules the business head. We are definitely guilty of that. We need to learn to value ourselves and our service.

Thanks again Blaise for sharing your vast knowledge and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future

Betty Kehoe


If Wexford wasn’t at the other end of the rainbow I would love to join you this evening. Your first book I got from the title and yes I realised that I am……the limiting factor.  Your second book I rather enjoyed. Started a bit rudimentary but crescendoed into something very interesting. I read it in New York and I’ll give you this, it smack of authenticity. I wanted to leave it with my American godson whose dad come from the butt end of Clare. Signed copy! I treasure book more than anything and once lent they are gone.  Am still trying to figure out which aspects were the autobiographical bits.

A third book!! Becoming a bit of a Stephen King now, or John B. at least. Fantastic achievement to get it down on paper no less than 3 times and I look forward to reading it.

Geoff Allen.