On Episode 11 of Habits of Normal Success we speak with Patrick Melville aka Paddy. When I had just started working at PSI Advertising in 2015, Paddy briefly joined to cover a role for a couple of months. We did not have lots of exchanges back then to be honest and I would have definitely not guessed that 3y later we would sit together one morning, have breakfast and have this really great chat together. The reason I had decided to get in touch some time ago, and to ask him on my show was the fact that being connected on LinkedIn, I had seen Paddy had started his own business as a marketing consultant. I have always admired and respected people who decide to do their thing, go their own way and challenge expectations of everyone around them who cannot seem to understand why they would leave “a safe and stable job”. Paddy did just that and created his own USP. Then something happened. Paddy was diagnosed with cancer last year. From one day to the other, everything literally changed. How did this affect his life, his personal USP and his business? How did dealing with this suddenly allow him to focus on the Power of Now and develop a tool for his mental and spiritual well-being, as well as physical well-being - described as his Circle of Strength? What can we learn from his story? I don’t want to reveal too much, but suffice it to say that Paddy is now delivering his inspirational talks in a multitude of places and companies with tremendously positive feedback and responses. He says that he is driven to continue his talks through the positive comments he has received: his story is authentic and therefore the techniques he talks about are more believable. Another quote to use that he recently heard and that is relevant to the Wellbeing theme is: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. Just next week, he is doing a talk in central London on the 26th of September and you can find tickets on Eventbrite (link below). I know I am going to be there. I was personally truly inspired by the conversation we had this and by the strength, serenity and resolve that Paddy managed to radiate while we were talking. A monumental Thank You for coming on my show. === - Please do check out Paddy’s website: http://melville-solutions.com/ - And feel free to get in touch with him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melvillesolutions/ - Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-power-of-now-journey-talk-tickets-48642468934?aff=ehomecard === If you liked this episode, please do follow me here on Soundcloud and/or subscribe to the show on any podcast app you might be using for this by simply searching "Habits of Normal Success" (Itunes podcast or Overcast ie). It's a little thing for you, but it equally means the world to me. Thank You!