The Power Of Self Belief Jun 16, 2021

Recently golfer Phil Mickelson at 50 years old won the PGA Championship to become the oldest major champion in golf history.

He got asked the question “How did you do it?”

He simply worked hard.

He ate better, exercised well and did more martial arts.

He didn’t talk about...

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The Courage To Lead Our Children Jun 04, 2021


As a young man, I had the pleasure of meeting and befriending an ex special forces soldier from WW2 called Peter Simmons.

He had been a member of the Chindits, a specially trained guerrilla warfare unit that worked behind enemy lines against the Japanese.

He once said to me:

“Modern...

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The Courage Of Patience May 13, 2021

People don't really value what is easily come by.

We live in a society that wants instant gratification and fast results.

This has resulted in weak willed mindsets and a society that easily conforms.

The pursuit and attainment of temporary pleasures leaves an uncomfortable feeling which we often...

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The Physical Path To A Robust Mind Apr 29, 2021

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Personal development courses based on chasing your dreams and living an abundant life are common and yet real courage and a robust mind remain rare.

Everyone is after...

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Heaven & Hell Are All In The Mind - A Tale Of Zen Apr 22, 2021

 

One of my teachers told me this story a long time ago and it is one I have always really liked. I hope you enjoy it too. I’m not sure where it even originated from but I’ve also heard the spiritual teacher Ram Dass tell the same story.   

it’s called ...

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Success Demands Emotional Mastery Apr 15, 2021

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Whenever I talk about coaching elite sportsmen and women to others, there is a tendency to believe they are somewhat superhuman and have no relevance to them.

They are in...

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The Trigger Effect - Breaking Our Reactions From Those Around Us Apr 08, 2021

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Most people are not in control of themselves.

Their idea of free thought and speech is nothing more than reactions from the past that especially become apparent during times of stress.

The...

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The Fearless Life - The Two Forces Of Fear Apr 01, 2021

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I use the word fearless in my coaching and it sometimes confuses new clients. 

‘I thought being fearless was impossible?’ They ask.

This is certainly true when it...

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The Imitation Game - Using Heroes To Build Character Mar 25, 2021

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A movie called ‘Hombre’ starring Paul Newman had a huge impact on me as a boy. Newman played a white man  called...

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A Running Tale - ‘You Cannot Hide From Yourself.’ Mar 18, 2021

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I had just run 18 miles into the first part of a 45 mile off road ultra marathon in the Scottish Highlands. It was a tough terrain and this was the second year I had run it.

The event itself...

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The Importance Of Courage Mar 12, 2021

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Of all the physical challenges we pursue, the numerous therapies we attend, the personal development courses we take and the self help books we read; the one thing...

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Imagination - The Most Important Practise of Olympic Athletes And High Performers Mar 04, 2021

Albert Einstein once said that imagination is more important than intelligence. 

Multi Olympian Chris Hoy would most certainly agree with him. I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Chris Hoy several years ago and it was during this talk someone asked him what was one of the most...

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