24 Questions with Trevor Garrett

TREVOR GARRETT is a guidance counsellor at Kilkenny College
1. What does thriving mean to you?
Agape.  One of the meanings is selflessness.  When we give freely we connect.  When we take selfishly we disconnect.
2. What’s the one domino that moves you toward thriving?
Doing less being more.
3. What was or is your favourite way to sabotage yourself?
Trying to be an adult.
4. What gets you back on track?
Listening to my inner child.5. What was an embarrassing/painful moment you can share?
Having all the answers in my 30’s.6. What did you learn recently?
That I know less and less.7. Divide your age by half , who were you then?
In a hurry somewhere I was not sure where.

8. What was one of your aha/breakthrough moments?   Undergoing Gestalt therapy when training to be a Guidance Counselor.

9. Whats the one resource you would recommend?
Your heart.

10. What is your favourite quote?
May the road rise to meet you .. (ancient Irish saying)

11. What are your top VALUES?
Kindness , patience , sympathy and empathy. They are virtues not values , try to avoid values they come with judgement.

12. What is your focus over the next 12 months?
Listening and learning from those I’m being paid to teach.

13. You write a book for your great grandkids, what principles do you want to pass on?
The act of reading in itself is more important then content of the book I would write for them.  Being rather then doing.

14. Who is one of the people that made an impact on your life?
Cheshire Cat

15. What are you thankful for?
Being an imperfect fragile vulnerable imperfect human.

16. If someone grew up in a dysfunctional/chaotic home what advice would you give them going forward?
Home is where the heart is , find your heart find your home.

17. What is your favourite memory of this year?
Rediscovering Dublin for the first time.

 18. Do you have a favourite joke or a funny moment?
Why do marxists drink terrible tea because all proper tea is theft.
19. What do you need to have LESS of in your life?
More
20. What rule should we be breaking?
Don’t break rules bend them be a river not a hammer.
21 . What’s the one thing you want to do before you die?
Go on up to the Spirit in the Sky (Doctor and the Medics).
22. If i am just starting out to transform my life, what one week practice would you recommend?
Repeat practice doesn’t make perfect once a week.
23. Who is the PERSON(S) you would like to acknowledge by nominating them to be showcased @ THRIVEMASTERS?
Cheshire Cat for introducing me to the power of enigmatic possibility.24. How can people connect with you?Say hello

Instagram @footrush4

NOMINATED BY Philip McKernan