Icelandic Inspiration

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JULY 2017 After a hectic few weeks in London and at Wimbledon, I have just enjoyed an amazing week exploring the stunning country that is Iceland. The landscapes were amazing, from the erupting geysers, spectacular waterfalls, beautiful glaciers, the black sand coastline of the North Atlantic ocean, the amazing blue lagoon and geothermal steam baths, and seeing that volcano that …

Half Year Review

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JUNE 2017 Time sure flys by. In just a few days we will be half way through 2017. Are you on target to achieve your dreams this year? Remember all those exciting goals you set back in January? Take some time today to stop, pause and reflect. What do you still need to do to make those goals happen? What …

Just Do It

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MAY 2017   It has been a really hectic time of late with wonderful opportunities abounding, and as I reflect on all that needs to be done, Nike’s motivational message runs through my mind. Just do it. The inspiration for the quotes this month are some of the great Nike advertising slogans that have been used over the years which …

Unlearn

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APRIL, 2017 . That is not something you normally hear! We are always told to keep learning. But what should you unlearn? To be our best in sport and business, you need to look at what you need to change. Are you still operating on old beliefs or systems, old routines, or assumptions? Are you pushing the boundaries of what …

Have you got Grit?

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MARCH, 2017  . Angela Duckworth, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that grit is a strong predictor of success and ability to reach one’s goals. So what is grit? According to Angela, “Grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals. Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just …

The 10X Rule to Success

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FEBRUARY 2017   The 10X Rule by New York Times best selling author, Grant Cardone is a great book which takes goal setting to a whole new level. The book is simply about what it says it is: The 10x Rule is 10 times the thoughts and 10 times the actions of other people. You never do what others do. …

Make some mistakes in 2017

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Happy new year! Make mistakes might seem like a bold way to suggest to start the year ahead but I am about helping you to be Extraordinary. By now you would have had several emails with suggestions of things to do in the year ahead, so here is a different slant. I hope you make mistakes! When you are making …

Merry Christmas

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DECEMBER 2016   It is that time of year yet again! Happy Christmas and I hope you are truly blessed in wonderful ways during this festive season. For many people Christmas is also a time of sadness remembering loved ones we have lost. I know they would not want us to be sad at this special time of year so …

Finish Strong

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QUOTE 22, NOVEMBER 2016   Time sure does fly by quickly. Can you believe it is only four weeks until Christmas! Are you on target to achieve the goals you set for yourself earlier this year? Whatever your field, sport or profession, my challenge to you now is to Finish Strong for 2016. How you started does not determine your …

The Winning Edge from Guangzhou

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QUOTE 21, NOVEMBER 2016 . Greetings this week come to you from Guangzhou, China where I have had the honour to speak to 15,000 people.  Here are a few tips from my speech to help you get the Winning Edge.   Never give up, because anything is possible if you really want it. Dreams come true when you work hard …