We’re not actually sure when Declan got time to answer these questions in between running four businesses…
What is your job / business?
Personal and Business Insurance Advisor, Virtual Medal Company, Sports Massage Therapist and Run Coach……
Do you have a typical day?
Thankfully no, no day is the same, each and every client is different, with different needs and aspirations. There are days I will work 15 hours and days that I just take off to spend doing family things.
Having a few different business helps break the days up though it can be hard to switch off. Some days are spent solely meeting clients and others with the head buried in paperwork catching up.
What do you love most about what you do?
When I meet with insurance clients I love to hear their stories and what important to them, this is what I will base my recommendations on.
Meeting such a varied client base helps keep things interesting.
Teaching and coaching people is something that I really love, I’ve taken over 200 people through couch to 5km
programmes in the past 2 years, and seen them grow into amazing athletes doing super feats and improving their health.
This dovetails well into the Virtual run business, where I get to encourage and support runners from all over the world , by creating unique challenges for them to complete!!
And is there anything you don’t like so much?
Admin!! I am definitely in my element when chatting to people, but getting the head down and the admin side of things, is something that I always put off to the last minute….. hence why I’ve signed up to The Hive!!
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
I wouldn’t change anything to be honest, I’ve learnt from everything I’ve done, every job I’ve had in the past has taught me something (good and bad). I think everyone should have a stint working in retail/servicing jobs to get an understanding of how to deal with the public in general.
And just for fun…
Toy Story 2 (I’m a big child!)
For Richer, For Poorer: Alove Affair with Poker (Victoria Coren Mitchel)
Its such an amazing book about how she obsessed over the game for 20 years and rose to the top, its an honest telling of a story, witty and insightful.
Pizza – for sure (even though I worked in Domino’s Pizza for years and ate it 2-3 times a day – I still love it!)
Invest in yourself for the greatest return.
Favourite way to relax?
I like to run a little bit, it helps blow away the cobwebs!!
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