Mauro’s Story – How to thrive when your mind is stuck in the desert

The Story of Mauro Prosperi, the policeman from Sicily Mauro opened the door to the old building, which seemed very out of place in the huge desert he had already been lost in for almost four days. He was severely dehydrated and had already started drinking his own urine at that stage. His survival hadContinue reading “Mauro’s Story – How to thrive when your mind is stuck in the desert”

When Harry decided to Fail: Your off-field lifestyle will predict your professional success

(*Part 1 in a three-part series on Ownership) **Harry’s story I got to know Harry during his final year of school as we were considering offering him a professional contract to attend our academy the following year. He was perhaps one of the most talented young players I had seen at school level, almost beingContinue reading “When Harry decided to Fail: Your off-field lifestyle will predict your professional success”

The Road to the Top: 3 steps to High Performance Success

A number of people have asked me what lies between the day a talented kid leaves school and the moment he scores a World Cup winning try. There is so much to the high performance process that can be unpacked to answer this question, but I know that most people who ask this question preferContinue reading “The Road to the Top: 3 steps to High Performance Success”

Here’s to getting started on something new

Can you remember the last time you started something new that really excited you? What was it? (Think about it…) Was it planned or were you steered into it by circumstance? What inspired you to start? How did you plan your time to prioritise it? How did you stay focused on the most important actions?Continue reading “Here’s to getting started on something new”