“When thinking big, overwhelm can be a problem. Working until exhaustion and mental wellness become issues. We just have to take it day by day and give ourselves a break. I’ve been drastically hard on myself when it comes to achievement. But it’s about creating a sense of acceptance that like it’s okay to have quiet weeks and enjoy shutting down the laptop.”
This is a conversation with Jack O’Connor. Jack currently serves as the UN Youth Delegate for Ireland. Jack takes a very keen interest in all facets of sustainable development – through diplomatic work, business development and innovation, and policy coherence.
In this episode, Jack talks about his experiences at the United Nations, how to think big and avoid feeling overwhelmed when you do so. He tells us what he thinks about the international leaders he’s met and how he stays grounded ahead of life spent catalysing positive change.