Your Failures can Lead to Your Success

What an amazing time I had on Thursday at the Builders Merchants Federation Conference held at the St George’s Park in Burton – the national football centre for the FA. This is a stunning venue and I had the privilege of staying overnight at the Hilton which is part of the venue, before I presented my keynote talk on Mental Resilience.

This was one of the most enjoyable days I have ever had, the attention to detail was amazing and I want to say a big Thank You to Kevin Parr who runs the speaking agency PGS-Team for booking me for this event.

An honour to be on stage

I had the honour of speaking just before the eminent Dr Dorian Dugmore who is internationally recognised as an expert in cardiovascular health, preventative medicine and wellness. Our two talks dovetailed so well, and the feedback was amazing. I would love to work with him again.

The BMF is a wonderful organisation and this is the second time I have spoken for them. I am so pleased that the feedback has been so positive. I have never before delivered a keynote talk in the morning then a one-hour Masterclass in the same day – and I loved it!

A great turnout!

The turnout for my Masterclass was brilliant and they had to get more chairs out to fit them all in. At the end of the session I sold 30 books which simply demonstrated the power of the Masterclass. As I write this I can feel the excitement, so I apologise for getting carried away a bit.

I just love what I do, and I am truly passionate about it. I received many positive comments about my keynote talk and the main theme was the authenticity of my story and how I overcame adversity to break through to success.

A very personal journey

People mentioned how my personal journey spoke to them and how much they connected with the stories I told. It is good to see how the mistakes I have made in the past and the challenges I have faced, have given my talks and Masterclasses real Gravitas.

They felt that my brutal honesty actually made it ‘feel real’. When something is authentic there is a natural connection with people and this connection means they take the message on board and there is more chance of change.

A great connection

Yesterday I phoned the Managing Director of a company in the Republic of Ireland who attended and bought two books from me – he had already read 30 pages and he loves it! He has really connected with me and wants to see how we can work together.

It’s exciting to see how things are developing and how my messages are getting out there. The techniques I teach on Mental Resilience are very simple but very powerful and without a doubt – life changing.

Thoughts for the week.

1. We learn more from our mistakes than when things go right.
2. If we learn from our mistakes it becomes a learning experience.
3. If we don’t learn from our mistakes we call this failure.
4. Don’t make the same mistake twice!
5. When you make a mistake learn from it and be happy that you have grown.
6. Mistakes we have made in the past can be used to help others in the future.

Well that’s if for this week have a wonderful weekend and stay positive.

Warm regards


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