Published by Oak Tree Press – January 2012
As a leading business development and growth specialist in Ireland, a management accountant and a certified management consultant, Paul Davis’ work with hundreds of businesses over the years has led him to believe that everyone has it within themselves to truly succeed in business – to truly succeed.
In EVOLVE, Paul shows us that there is a blueprint for success. This includes our assessment of ourselves and the part we play in other peoples’ lives, and the effect we have. The work we do has a much broader reach than we can imagine. And even though we might do a small thing, those ripples build to massive waves right across this world we call Planet Earth.
We have it within ourselves to be successful. When we connect with our inner selves, as everybody can, then we will be in a zone where we are doing exactly what we love to do, and it’s as if everything in the universe is contriving to make things happen to move us forward to reach our goals. By working with this inner knowing and applying the principles outlined in this book, we can build a successful business. If we get these foundations right, we will have a business that is sustainable for years into the future. From his own experience in working with businesses, Paul knows that the more often these critical factors are implemented into business, the more successful the business leaders become. He believes that these factors will become more relevant in doing business in the future, and businesses that don’t adopt them are likely either to fail or to struggle to make a mark in their sector.
Rarely do we get an opportunity to obtain the insights of a successful business growth specialist. Paul uniquely opens the discussion on how we can do business. He argues that it’s when we lift the veil on who we are as individuals and marry that with our business skills, we have the ability to reach our full potential. From this evolved space, we can make a real difference in our organisations as leaders.
This book opens us up to a world of possibilities that are often ignored in a business context, although they are critical both for businesses and for businesspeople personally as we EVOLVE in the way we do business.
EVOLVE is such an important message in today’s world. Paul Davis gives some important clues to how to build business success from the inside out. ~ Marianne Williamson – New York Times Best Selling Author
Paul Davis’s EVOLVE reminds us that successful businesses are those that make a profit while at the same time bringing benefits to the wider community. To enable employees to ‘get up in the morning looking forward to coming to work’ is an objective that every business can strive to achieve because, with that spirit, everyone wins, including customers! ~ Senator Feargal Quinn – President, Superquinn
The shocks that markets globally have experienced in the last couple of years have forced large sections of the global economy to re-examine not just the ‘nuts and bolts’ of their business but also how business is done. Many of Paul’s concepts will resonate with readers as elements they bring, or aspire to bring, to their own business lives but this book gives a context and holistic approach which will be invaluable and inspirational. This is a very timely publication. ~ Ian Talbot – CEO, Chambers Ireland
Every thought that we think has a ripple effect throughout the whole world and the conditions of the world. If we become a model of what we would like to see in the world, we’ll have a better world. And in life as in business, there are forces of destiny that work in the background, and the power of your soul has an effect on the circumstances that show up in your life. This interplay between destiny and free will means that sometimes destiny has the leading hand, and other times free will has the leading hand. What Paul explains in this book is how you can harness these forces of destiny and the power of your thoughts so as to reach your own success in business and more importantly in life to make this a better world. ~ Dr David R Hamilton PhD – Scientist & Hay House Author
For some unknown reason, during the last decade, many people parked their values at the door of the job and gave in to the call of Mammon. This has led directly to the times of high anxiety we live in now. People are, once again, examining their values. Are the principles we espouse carried through in the practice and behaviours? Paul addresses these questions and comes up with interesting conclusions. ~ Tina Roche – CEO, Business in the Community Ireland
Business consultant Paul Davis has produced a useful blueprint for business success with his newly published book, EVOLVE. The book offers practical guidance on steps towards success, along with some good motivational advice and an ethos that is in keeping with the demanding economic climate. The book comes with nods of approval from Senator Feargal Quinn, and from Ian Talbot of Chambers Ireland. Senator Quinn said: The book reminds us that successful businesses are those that make a profit, while at the same time bringing benefits to the wider community. ~ Joe Dermondy – Irish Examiner
The importance of finding your authentic self and developing your career and life in a positive manner around your key qualities is the central theme of this book from business consultant Paul Davis. The author places emphasis on the need for values and spirituality in the quest for contentment and success. Too much conscious thinking clouds our actions, leading to inaction or despair, he notes. Successful business people, he suggests, follow their intuition and maintain a positive and optimistic attitude. The advice here is to listen to your subconscious mind through the practice of meditating. Written as a very practical self-help guide, EVOLVE should prove useful to those experiencing self-doubt or difficult challenges in their business or personal lives. ~ Frank Dillon – Irish Times
I couldn’t wait to get this book. The insights in to the mind of Paul Davis! I always knew he was an excellent business mentor and personal associate; having worked with him first hand but now I know the secrets of his successful approach and understand how he works. Its a subtle approach (with just enough force). This book is the same. It’s a keeper book; one to dip into over and over again. I’ve just finished it and need to start all over again. So many people ‘plod’ along in life and business with their own personal A to Z of excuses for not succeeding; for living uninspired lives without purpose. Evolve seems to cut through the excuses with ease and introduces focus and clarity. Read it, and don’t look back. Look forward – to a purposeful and fulfilled life. ~ Eibhlin Johnston, Amazon
As a business owner, who has worked with the author of this book, reading the book is the next best thing to having Paul step into your business with his own special brand of enquiry and help. This book brought me back again to question why it is I do what I do, and to rediscover again my passion for my work, and to develop again the clarity of vision for where I want to be with myself and my business in the future. It helped me to reassess and firm up my core personal and business values, and reminded me of the contribution that we as business owners make to the community and society as a whole, and in some ways the responsibility that brings with it. Its a fabulous read for anyone who wishes to rediscover their passion and belief in their work, while making a profit and making a contribution to the wider community in the process. The book is a guide for your journey. ~ Deirdre, Amazon
I just read your wonderful book. I am a struggling business owner and yours is the first book I have read in ages that hits the nail on the head for me. I found it revived my flagging spirit. Food for the brain and soul. Many thanks for this book. ~ Majella
I have been lucky to have had Paul guiding me in developing my business over the last few years. Reading this book has refreshed for me the valuable insights that I have received from him. He is very passionate about helping people and this comes across in the book. The important lesson to be learned is “the more you give the more you will receive”. Enjoy it! ~ JPC, Amazon
Great to see an Irish man (even better that he is an accountant by trade!) write a book like this that is so greatly needed in our business community now. People are realising that with all the changes being forced on them that they need to look within themselves for answers on a personal and professional level. Well done Paul, an easy read written with honesty. Good to see this material written and produced in our country. ~ Paula Reddy
I have read many management books but I am not an expert in such matters. What I can say is I wish I was given this book 30 years ago. It is a brilliant book, fantastically written, superb English and complete mastery of his subject area, and he is so well read. The absolute best business book I have ever read and a great life book. ~ DC
Paul Davis’s “EVOLVE” is one of the most inspiring and emotionally overwhelming books I have read. It made me take a deep look at myself and what I want from life. The realisation was profound…I am the only person that is holding me back, no one else is responsible. The book is very well written and the message flowed eloquently from beginning to end. It was so personal, it felt like Paul was in the room reading to me. Once you read the book, you realise that we are not alone in this world. We need to make the most of what talents we have and embrace them, not run away from them. “EVOLVE” has certainly changed my outlook on life both personally and, in business. Thanks Paul. ~ Katherine, Amazon
My initial reaction to the book was Michael Gerber meets Napoleon Hill. The key message for me is that if you can align your personal goals and your business goals you have a much better chance of success in business and life. This book guides you through this process of alignment but also deals with a lot of the issues that are blocking people from succeeding. The new economic environment means new opportunities and new challenges. This book will help you uncover the opportunities that are right in front of you and assist you overcoming the challenges and obstacles put in your way. “EVOLVE” could be a game changer! ~ KG, Amazon