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Winning The Grand National

As regular readers of this weekly mail will know, I’m a big fan of sport – and in particular those who persist against the odds to succeed.

So it should be no surprise that today the focus is on an incredible woman, Rachael Blackmore, who won the English Grand National on Saturday – becoming the first woman jockey to ever do so.

By winning she sent a clear message to the sports world to judge people on their merits and not on whether they are male, female or any other gender.

What I love about her journey so far is that she isn’t a child prodigy now achieving what was expected of her.

Where You’re Coming From VS Where You’re Going To..

“Where you’re coming from,

is much more important than where you’re going to.”

Hi Ellie,

I said the above to a client and she looked at me like I had 10 heads.

As someone who has a reputation for helping people to get to where they want to go faster, this was understandably confusing to this smart but very stressed woman.

I went on to explain that I’ve seen people win awards, make millions, create the body shape they love, grow and sell businesses, but it was usually tainted with where they were coming from.

How Will You Measure Your Life? – Harvard Business Review

I came across a great article on the Harvard Business Review website that I’d forgotten about.  It’s a very strong read about measuring the true success of your life.  If you’re up for the challenge and are looking for more fulfillment from your life this is a MUST READ. How Will You Measure Your Life?…

Poll Results: How Much Of Success Is Mental?

Thanks to everyone who took the recent poll on the question: ‘How Much Of Success Is Mental?’ Here’s the results: 90%+                  49% of the poll 70%-90%           32% of the poll 50%-70%           14% of the poll 30% – 50%          3% of the poll 10%-30%             2% of the poll < 10%                   0% of the poll…

Have Your Say – Poll On Success

Hi there, I’m curious as to what you think the answer to this question is: How Much Of Success Is Mental? There’s quite a few on this blog and my weekly e-mail. So it’ll be interesting to see what the overall result is. Please take a moment to cast your vote and leave any comments….

Are You Chasing The 7% In Sales?

One of my all-time favourite books on Selling is ‘How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling” by Frank Bettger.  It was written in 1947!  Yet, it’s packed full of real insights. One interesting point he makes, as a result of keeping detailed records of his activity, is the following breakdown of where…

Essential Qualities for High Achievement

Hi All, Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “Courage is not my thing. It is passion, and faith. You have to have faith in yourself. It is contagious. Like a magician, if he believes then the audience will.” – Philippe Petit Philippe Petit is the Frenchman who captivated the world by walking between the Twin Towers…

’tis yourself

Hi, Here’s your weekly shot of inspiration: “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.  Analyze your life in terms of your environment.  Are the things around you helping you towards success or are they holding you back?  You are not planted in the ground like…

Can you guess who said this?

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “No-one else can feel the rain on your skin. No-one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.” Can you guess these words came from? The…