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.
2018 Reads – Amazon Kindle, Audible Audiobooks, Paperback and Hardcover Yesterday, I received this message from my brother: ‘How many books did you read in 2018?’ So, in response, I drew up my list, as I always do at the end of each year. About 35 books. Not one book a week as I always... Continue Reading →
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull I’ve heard some people describe creativity as ‘unexpected connections between unrelated concepts or ideas.’ If that’s at all true, you have to be in a certain mindset to make those connections. So when I sense we’re getting nowhere, I just shut things down. We all go off to something else.... Continue Reading →
Everybody in business needs to have a clearly-defined brand and seek to actively and positively create and develop their brand. Have you ever listened to that song by Erykah Badu, I am not my hair? Well, the title may sound ridiculous and your response may be to consider her statement entirely obvious, but the meaning... Continue Reading →
Why do you partcipate in or watch sports? To get fit, yes! But also to be inspired and to inspire those around you to work harder, commit to a goal and live with excellence! So to encourage you, let me share with you my top three sport highlights of August! UK Northern League Witton Park... Continue Reading →
Motivational Speaking is such an adventure. On Sunday I was invited to motivate and inspire a group of soon-to-be business leaders at a Business Plan Writing Workshop for startups at Rise (a site sponsored by Barclays) in Grindsmiths on Deansgate in Manchester. It was an honour and a pleasure to share my story of setbacks... Continue Reading →
I am always thankful for any chance I am able to share my story, to encourage others to go after their dreams, challenge their fears, doubts and misconceptions of ‘impossible’, and to move forward from each failure.
I know a lot about failure because I’ve had a lot of them, and this is what they’ve taught me about success.