PAURIC GRIMES: Stop kicking the can down the road

I WAS at a careers fair in my old school during the week. It was a pleasure to be back roaming through the walls of a place that had such a big impact on my life. I enjoyed school. I enjoyed the craic. I enjoyed the opportunities it presented, the relationships it forged and the shared […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Reach out and unburden yourself yourself 

WE got a letter home in my little man’s school bag last Friday telling us that it would be mental health awareness this week coming in. That coincidentally synced up with a guest speaker on my podcast – ‘Are You Well?’ – who is a full-time councillor and currently doing a master in Wellness on […]

PAURIC GRIMES: The importance of showing leadership

“A LEADER is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu. Something I’ve been doing more of this year is working directly with businesses on their staff wellness. Going out and delivering workshops on a range of topics to […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Leave your ego at the door

A FEW funny things can happen your training when you stop playing football. For one, you could pack in going to the gym altogether. You were only training to be in good shape for kicking ball, right? It was a bit of a slog too, so the green light to step away…deadly. Unfortunately that path […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Two books to aid your self-development

I LOVE the energy that a new year brings. Fresh optimism. A real desire to make this year to be a better year than the previous, regardless of how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ it went. For men and women entering their first year not playing ball it can feel like a blank canvas. No structure to rely on, […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Surround yourself with positivity

ON Monday evening I was invited to deliver a workshop for a community group running a six-week health and fitness initiative. I was more than happy to oblige and help them in any way I could. If any group, club or business has a desire to educate and support the people within it around how to […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Deadlines drive decisions

AS you may have caught in last week’s column, we had the second Reignite Challenge Day on Saturday past. I’m chalking it down as a massive success. Twelve men, four teams of three. Four blocks of eight minutes of hellish work, and huge sense of achievement at the end of the session. Achievement combined with […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Postponing a problem extends it

I HAVE a friend that lives in the big smoke. Now I don’t live in the city and haven’t done so in ten years so I can’t comment too much on what I’m about to tell you, but I hope when we dive into it that it’ll start to make sense. Whenever they’re going somewhere they’re unfamiliar […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Climb that mountain with friends

I WAS listening to an article on the modern epidemic of male loneliness. Males, when young, have huge friendship circles. Then, as they get older, those circles get smaller and smaller until for many there is no one left in them at all. This happens for a number of reasons. There are big periods of […]

PAURIC GRIMES: Time for former stars to reignite

THE countdown is on. Saturday the 6th of August marks the day the doors swing open on the Reignite Clubhouse. It’s the place where retired footballers go to get the fire back in their belly. It will arm them with knowledge of exactly what to do to get the most from every single day that […]