In the spirit of trying something new we are starting a new post every Friday and thus we give you….. the ZEAL list. Basically its a list of really cool stuff we’ve read, listened to or found during the week that we want to share with you! Here at ZEAL we really encourage self improvement and so are always listening, reading or going to new stuff. We generally tell our clients, friends and families all about them anyway and the feedback was that a blog post on our weekly favourites would be really useful so here we are! This is what we’ve been loving this week….


We are massive podcast fans and often have them playing in the Zeal office and without fail in the car on the way to meetings. Much better than listening to one of the breakfast shows and all the complaining that happens on them ūüėČ

This was a new discovery this week and we’ve really enjoyed a few episodes (the craft beer one is especially fascinating), the guys are really motivated plus its got a wicked & catchy intro rap . Give Hustle Sold Separately a go on itunes, its great for inspiring yourself through the stories of others.




Clare’s reading ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller¬†she gives it 5 stars so far and is only half way through. Its helped already to streamline daily processes and clear some of the busyness of business. There’s a copy of this going out in all ZEALboxes this month, so if you are signed up to our ¬†ZEAL Silver or Gold package and read yours please let us know your thoughts when you’ve finished over on our Facebook Page.




Ok everyone its officially Pumpkin Spice season. We had no less than 3 Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the Athlone Starbucks this week while chatting about web projects with people. There’s only ONE space left for a quick coffee and web audit next week and 2 the following – so if you are thinking of updating your website, getting yourself or business online OR growing your social media then lets get together. Our favourite spot for coffee (and a banging brekkie) has to be the Tea Rooms in Ballinahown but if we are in town then its Starbucks or Costa every time. Follow this link to book a coffee in ASAP!




Next Friday the Eir Spiders Digital workshop is taking place in Dublin and Ian has his place booked for months now! The notebooks are ready to go and pencils sharpened. The speaker line up looks great, we actually did some work for the Digital Marketing Institute a few years ago so it will be interesting to hear Anthony Quigley speak. Who knows, you could be seeing a few ZEAL built websites up for awards in the future. If you are a designer/developer or in digital marketing this is one not to be missed and you can book yourself a place by following this link.


Thats it for this week. Please let us know if you take us up on any of these recommendations and do keep an eye out for next week’s list!