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Personal Best | Business & Leadership Strategies for Success

Personal Best provides intelligence from the best minds in business & leadership giving you the insights and strategies you need to create massive, positive change in your business and in life.


Personal Best - Chapter 3 - Enthusiasm
In chapter 3 we move onto enthusiasm, looking at how it is communicated through our actions, words, and the way we connect with others.  The word ‘enthusiasm’ comes from the Greek word ‘enthousiasmos’, which comes from the adjective ‘entheos’, meaning ‘the god within’. Even if a person looks unmotivated and not have the energy to cross the road, much less have ‘a god with’. But speak to them about their passion you can see a physical change, becoming animated and excited as they speak about what they love. Throughout my meetings with successful people, I noticed time after time their passion and energy come through. ‘The Job Offer’ would you take a job that pays you a penny a day, but it doubles every day for a month, or would you take a million pounds at the end of the month? But you must look after cows and clean up their manure, work thirty days without a holiday and only a fifteen-minute break a day would you be enthusiastic about the job? What if you found out that taking the penny a day works out to be £10,737,418.24, would you be enthusiastic now? Of course, this is a ridiculous scenario, but the point is if we believe that what we are doing helps us achieve the goal then we could immediately become passionate and enthusiastic about it. ‘Morning people’ would you consider yourself a morning person?  Are you able to get up in the morning and go to work even though others will still be sound asleep? I have a friend that says he hates mornings, but he will happily get up on a Saturday at 5am to get ready to play golf, get to the club at 6am, practise for an hour before his 7am tee-off slot. Of course, the reason he can do this is because he is enthusiastic about playing golf and has less for his job. Throughout my research, the people I spoke with were doing exactly what they wanted to do in life. ‘Stop working, start living’ is work really work if you love what you are doing? A question to ask yourself, are you truly doing something you love or are you doing it because of obligations to others, because it gives you a wage? Soon you will realise it will start to cause you. Distress. ‘Love what you do’ what are you passionate about? Start writing down what you love and keep writing it down, don’t think about it nor second guess what you will write. A fundamental characteristic of a successful person is their passion. ‘Seize the moment’ why wait? Being grateful for where we are right now and for the opportunities that are in front of us is a good starting point for change. 
23:49 9/7/21
Personal Best - The secrets of successful people
Personal Best provides key insights and lessons from global achievers to assist you to reach your full potential in business and life. In this episode Barry covers the secrets of successful people, he speaks about Donald Hume and George Buckley two people that grow up in similar circumstances yet responded differently. Barry then moves on to talk about 'Why positive thinking isn't enough' and why it needs to be met with change. Moving to speak about Richard Thompson, who became an Olympic champion coming second in Beijing in 2008. Barry then speaks about 'The ethos of personal best', talking about how life has personal and private victories and how setting goals and moving towards them by taking daily actions and being focused on them is helping you reach your Personal Best ethos. Barry moves on to talk about 'Setting the standard', talking about how if you follow the same methodologies as someone who is excelling in the same field as you then you will also excel. The question to ask yourself is: are you willing to set yourself a higher standard and commit yourself to achieve it? Finally, in this episode, Barry speaks about 'Raising the Bar' and how setting goals in your life that might not seem believable but if you have a big enough reason to achieve them, you can achieve them.  
26:56 9/2/21
Action - Dream. Then work the scheme.
This is the difference that makes the difference.Ideas and plans in and of themselves are not going to push you forward.Once you have decided what you are going to do - you must take unrelenting action.Jump in to this quick episode and commit to taking action today. .
07:00 6/5/20
Brad Burton tells his story...
Brad Burton isn’t your typical entrepreneur, he decided that he needed to make a massive change for himself and his family after two bullets came through his window. Against all odds he set up 4Networking which has become UK’s largest joined up business network. He is the Author of Get Off Your Arse, Get of Your Arse Too and his latest book Life. Business.: Just Got Easier has also hit the bestsellers lists. Brad tells it how it is….put on your asbestos pants!
41:06 10/15/19
Craig Hunter from VerSec Interview | Personal Best
Craig heads award winning services company Versec – having started his business with one client it now provides services to a range of public companies. In addition to his business interests Craig has also lead the British swimming team at two successive Olympic Games and was Chef de Mission for both the British Paralympic and English Commonwealth games teams.
21:43 10/15/19
Interview With Wes Linden
Wes Linden has built one of the UK’s largest network marketing groups and is recognised as a thought leader in the industry. Building his business under the Utility Warehouse umbrella, Wes continues to expand his team and influence.... 
30:17 8/6/19