I stood, transfixed, on the corner of a market square in Peschiera, a small town nestled on the shore of Lake Garda in northern Italy. Even though I was a teenager long before the meteoric rise of social media, YouTube and Fortnite, my favourite video games of Crash Bandicoot, the early Fifa games and that … Continue reading Step by Step: A Profound Lesson in Patience
Alongside Mel Sherwood at the 2019 Professional Speaking Association Convention. This is Mel Sherwood. She's an international keynote speaker, author and presentation pitch specialist. And she's awesome. A couple of weeks ago, she came and delivered a stunning keynote at our regional PSA meeting in Yorkshire. Under her vibrant, self-made brand, she dared us all … Continue reading Being a Bit More Red
Whatever field of life you're in and whatever point on the journey you find yourself on, the key is to keep climbing, however slow the progress seems. If you are at the bottom of the rock face and looking up, find someone who will support your desire to climb. As you begin, do not allow the voices of those still at the bottom to persuade you to come back down. They can tell you nothing about a climb they've never made.
However, there is a frighteningly common trend amongst the world’s most successful people. They have character. They work hard. They suffer tremendous adversity and develop the resilience to learn its lessons. They don’t give up. They do not accept less than their best. They sacrifice for their dreams. They seek guidance from excellent mentors. They are dedicated. They study, practise and apply. They learn from both victories and defeats.
What I’ve come to realise is that achieving goals in life works much the same way as driving. Here, I hope to provide a parallel between the driving experience and goal-setting that might help us avoid some of the common frustrations we experience whilst working towards challenging goals.