This week, I attended a Toastmasters club for the second time in a row. It’s a speaking club where you practice impromptu and rehearsed speeches! Here’s the format - at the beginning of the meeting, following introductions, we dive straight into ‘table topics’ - an opportunity to practise impromptu public speaking based on an unknown... Continue Reading →
I'm going to let you in on a little secret... But before that, let me remind you of the first two parts in this series - In Part 1 of my 2022 season debrief, I remind myself and you guys of the victories I’ve achieved in this second wind of my athletics’ career, culminating in... Continue Reading →
I've been in the room for a fair few memorable team captain speeches. But, perhaps for the pure simplicity of it, Jodie Williams' 2021 European Indoor Champs speech is the stickiest. Two words: Back yourself. It sticks all the more because of what I know (who really knows what someone has or is going through?)... Continue Reading →
This second wind of my athletics career was supposed to be smooth sailing, but 2022 has proven that expected truth to be a complete fallacy. In 2018 (my first comeback year post-achilles tendon rupture and mini retirement) I jumped 6.60m+ to qualify by distance for the European Championships in Berlin that year. Unfortunately, at the... Continue Reading →
I first competed at the Commonwealth Games (albeit the youth version) in 2008. Fourteen years later, I've been selected to represent Team England at my first (real) Commonwealth Games (the Commonwealth Youth Games doesn't count at the Senior performance level). If I'm honest, this one has taken longer to achieve than my Olympic dream. In... Continue Reading →
Another post answering a popular FAQ that I've received either as emails or DMs on a regular enough basis that it deserves its own #AskAbs feature post response....
I run a business. I’m also a very type-A, hard-as-nails, okay-with-criticism type of person. I see all the faults and all the flaws. I’m hard on myself and others. It’s a little bit of my perfectionistic nature coming through. It’s a toxic trait, perhaps. But it’s also very helpful. It’s why I’m great* at consulting,... Continue Reading →
A podcast partial-transcript of key quotes, links and facts from a conversation with 9 x British Triple Jump Champion, Naomi Metzger on what she does aside from sport - dabbling in NFTs, cryptocurrency, blogging and brand collaborations to give athlete's ownership and empowerment around their own stories.
I'm writing this post to answer a question that has been bugging me since the weekend. On Friday night, I joined a Bible study with 'Christians In Sport' alongside my fellow athletes - national and international - at the Birmingham Grand Prix that took place on Saturday 19th Feb. The question/my concern was that whilst... Continue Reading →
Hi! I've created a podcast - Define Your Success - available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Have you listened to any episodes yet? You can also watch one of the episodes on YouTube about the power of conviction and commitment to accomplish the hard, but important and valuable things in your life. https://youtu.be/fmSI-SHOBFE That's one... Continue Reading →