John's Blog

When Would You Have Given Up?

Born in 1809, Abraham Lincoln is famously known for being the 16th President of the United States. He was a champion of equal rights, and he blazed a trail towards the freedom of slaves in America.  But Lincoln didn’t start out

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The Mindset of a Winner – Carlos Alcaraz

I had never heard of tennis player Carlos Alcaraz until 3 weeks ago when he became a world superstar beating arguably the best player in history Nowak Djokovic in the Wimbledon men’s tennis final. Watching him play in the first round

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How COVID-19 Propelled My Business Forward

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on individuals, communities, and societies worldwide. It caused millions of infections and deaths, overwhelming healthcare systems and highlighting the importance of public health infrastructure. Lockdowns and restrictions led to economic downturns, job losses, and

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Are You Experiencing the Signs of Burn Out?

During my 40-year career, I have experienced several episodes of complete burnout which had a profound effect on me and put me out of action for long periods of time. If you have never experienced burnout, then you are doing very

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When Was the Last Time You Really Laughed?

I found this short article in Word for Today recently and it resonated with me because I love to laugh, and now I know why. “Scientific studies reveal that people who laugh, live longer. Humour is a stress dissolver. It’s an

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Refuse To Live in Fear

I came across this article in Word for Today and it made me think about the way I handle fear. “Advice columnist Ann Landers received about ten thousand letters every month. When asked to name the most common problem in her

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Don’t Wait, Enjoy Your Life Now!

I came across these wise words in Word for Today and it made me think back to the time I had a near-fatal car accident. A wise man once said ‘I saw that there is nothing better for people than to

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She Never Gave Up

I came across this information about Katy Perry which I found very interesting as it details her extremely difficult journey which eventually led to her worldwide success.  Born in 1984 in Santa Barbara, California, Katy Perry is an American singer and

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Sometimes Things Don’t Go to Plan

Born in 1962 in Ontario, Canada, Jim Carrey is a renowned comedian, actor and entrepreneur, and quite possibly one of the most famous comic minds of our time. However, his early years were distraught with a string of failures, with a

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Mental Resilience and Howard Schultz

Born in 1953, Howard Schultz is the famous American entrepreneur behind the wildly successful coffee company, Starbucks. However, his early life, like many other famous people who failed at first, started off in extreme poverty, growing up in Canarsie Bay, part

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Greetings from Gibraltar

This has been one amazing week which included delivering Masterclass 1 to Siemens Gamesa in the UK and then flying out to Gibraltar to deliver 2 Masterclasses to amazing organisations in Gibraltar. This took a huge amount of planning to ensure

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Mental Resilience – Never Give Up!

Born in 1944, in Fort Worth, Texas, Jack Canfield is the celebrated author and motivational speaker behind the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. As a Harvard-educated person, Canfield clearly possessed the intelligence for crafting such a book, however, it was his

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Committed to the Cause

Commitment is one of the 5 key pillars I speak about in my Masterclasses. All who are successful in sport, music and business have this in abundance. When they say they are going to do something they do it. Their

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Special People in Your Life

There are times in your life when you meet someone and there is an immediate connection. I can’t explain it, I’m not sure why it happens but it does. In my life I have met hundreds of people but there are

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Your Value Matters

I came across this simple story posted by Carl Richards, a friend of mine and it made me really think about our value and how it changes depending on where we are.  A daughter’s graduation ‘A father told his daughter, “Congratulations on

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The Four Stages of Grief

I came across this wise information in Word for Today and with the loss of my mother last October this really resonated with me.  Loss is inevitable Inevitably, we and our loved ones will experience life’s losses: illness, ageing, death, divorce, disability, loss

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