It’s All Balls

Reilly met Terence Monaghan in ‘The Huntsman Bar’ in Galway during the week. Terence is a serial entrepreneur who has turned around a number of highly profitable and valuable companies around the world. He is also ‘Bright Red’ in terms of personality profile and immediately took control of the meeting.

He placed a photo in front of Reilly and asked him to describe what he saw in the image.

‘I see a beautiful oak tree, beneath an azure blue sky with billowing branches that must have sheltered generations of people from both the rain and the sun.’

‘That’s the difference between me and you Reilly ‘, says Terence.

‘When I first saw that photo I saw rows of neatly stacked logs waiting to be shipped to the timber yard for real hard cash.

‘You’re an aesthete Reilly. You see the world in terms of beauty and meaning and nostalgia.

‘I’m a utilitarian. I see a world where money can be made and time can be saved.’

‘The good news is Reilly that there’s room for both us despite viewing the world through utterly different lenses.

‘Now, speaking about productivity  and utilitarianism, how long does it take you to write that ‘beautiful blog’ of yours – ‘The Life O’Reilly’ – each week?

‘It could take me up to three hours.’

‘Let’s see if we can do it in less than 30 minutes with Artificial Intelligence?

‘Ah hang on a second now Terence,’ says Reilly reasserting his authority. 

‘My blog is a business story which essentially is a personal story with a moral or a message. That story emanates from my head – my inspiration, my creativity, my unique west of Ireland storytelling style. No artificial intelligence can replicate that. 

‘The proof of the pudding is in the eating,’ says Terence. Let’s give it a go.

‘What theme do you want to discuss in this weeks story?

He took all of of three minutes to type a prompt into ChatGPT – a well known and free App. Paraphrasing Reilly, here’s what he typed.

My blog is a business story which essentially is a personal story with a moral or a message. That story emanates from my head – my inspiration, my creativity, my unique west of Ireland storytelling style. Then it’s followed by an insights section in bullet points; a quote; and some provocative questions. Please write a 500 word blog for me in the name of Reilly who is something of a wise and seasoned business mentor combined with being a philosopher and a motivator. The theme I’d like to discuss this week is ‘Newtons Balls’ or the ‘third law of motion.’ For the craic, base it in Reillys local, Linnane’s Lobster Bar, and have him demonstrating a set of Newtons Balls to the locals and discussing with them the meaning of it all. 

Here’s what the App replied with in less than a minute. Not a word of this is Reillys. Let him know what you think.

Reilly’s Insights – Unveiling Life’s Equilibrium at Linnane’s Pub

Amidst the rolling hills and crashing waves of the west of Ireland, there’s a hidden gem known as Linnane’s Lobster Bar. Nestled in the heart of this coastal town, it’s not just a place for pints and laughter; it’s a hub of wisdom, where Reilly, a local sage, often shares his musings that blend the realms of business, philosophy, and life itself.

One breezy evening, the locals gathered at Linnane’s, their spirits lifted by the camaraderie that only a community pub can offer. Reilly, a blend of a seasoned business mentor, a philosopher, and a motivator, had something special in store. A set of Newton’s Balls, that classic demonstration of the third law of motion, sat on the bar counter. Reilly’s eyes sparkled with the promise of unveiling a profound truth.

With the spheres in motion, Reilly began his tale. “My friends,” he said with a hint of his unique west of Ireland storytelling style, “these Newton’s Balls hold a lesson as ancient as the hills and as relevant as the waves crashing upon our shores.”

Reilly continued, his words weaving a tapestry of insights. “See how these spheres swing in perfect harmony, a testament to the delicate balance that governs our lives. Much like the actions we take in business, every motion carries a reaction, creating a symphony of outcomes.”

As the locals watched the demonstration, their faces illuminated by the warm pub lights, they began to grasp the profound truth Reilly was imparting. “In the realm of business, every decision you make sets off a ripple that travels far beyond the initial splash. The equal and opposite reactions can shape your destiny, whether you’re an entrepreneur, a leader, or a dreamer.”

The patrons leaned in, captivated by Reilly’s storytelling prowess. “Remember this, my friends,” Reilly continued, his voice steady and wise, “each action you take is a brushstroke on the canvas of your legacy. With every deal struck, every word spoken, you are shaping the narrative of your business journey.”

As the evening wore on, the patrons discussed and debated the nuances of Newton’s Balls, finding parallels between the spheres’ graceful dance and the intricate interplay of actions and reactions in their own lives. Reilly’s words had sparked a fire of contemplation that would burn long after the last pint was poured.

And so, in the heart of Linnane’s Pub, under the watchful gaze of the stars and the rolling sea, Reilly, the sage of the village, had once again shared his unique wisdom. He had connected the threads of science and life, leaving a trail of insight and inspiration for those who were lucky enough to be part of his audience.


  • This is spookily real.
  • This saves massive time.
  • This is a game-changer.
  • This validates Reillys story that when his father set up in business he needed premises, stock, staff and a good location. All you need to set up a business now is a mobile phone and an internet connection. 
  • There is still ample time to get in on the ground floor of this game-changing technology.
  • Everything counts. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

‘We don’t know what we don’t know.’

—Terence Monaghan. 

‘It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.’

– Mark Twain.


  1. Are you aware of the enormity of both the opportunity and threat of AI?
  2. What is your plan to exploit the opportunity that is AI?


As business consultants Reilly and Terence have facilitated hundreds of SWOT (Strengths; Weaknesses; Opportunities; Threats.) Analyses on behalf of their clients. Although old fashioned it still remains a most accurate insight into the current reality of a business. 

Like it, or like it not, irrespective of your ‘Strengths’ and ‘Weaknesses’ the first entry on the ‘Opportunities’ and ‘Threats’ quadrants of your SWOT Analysis is now likely to be ‘Artificial Intelligence.’

It’s imminence, impact and importance is inexorable.

You have a choice. You can hope to pick it up as it trundles along. Or you can go after it bald-headed and be a first mover in this most transformative of technologies. 

The challenge is how to learn about it? It’s still only a pup of eight months old. 

The answer is to become part of a group of other like-minded people who are focused on learning from each other how to master using AI to create a profitable, productive and peaceful business. 

Terence and Reilly will facilitate a 12 week mastermind on how to set up a business on AI. Do you want in on the opportunity? If so, please email Pádraic at to discuss the opportunity.

Newton famously declared in his First Law Of Motion – ‘An object at rest will remain at rest, and an object in motion will remain in motion at constant speed and in a straight line, unless acted on by an unbalanced force.’

That means that if you do nothing about AI, it’ll pass you by. As Andy Moran used say, ‘Movement changes everything.’ Move by emailing Pádraic at now.

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