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    TGP #22 – 20 Seconds of Courage

    20 Seconds of Courage. Read time: 3 minutes   One of my favourite films is We Bought a Zoo. (Matt Damon, Scarlett Johannson) Not only because of the heart warming story, but this line… “All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, and I promise you something great...

    TGP #21 – The Best Birthday Gift

    The Greatest Birthday GiftRead time: 3 minutes   Tomorrow is my birthday; I turn 33. I know, I know. I don’t look a day over 23. Aww shucks. Stop it. And in this article, I’m going to tell you what the best birthday present I could receive is and how I encourage you...

    TGP #20 – 3 Methods to Remove Unhealthy Habits

    3 Methods to Remove Unhealthy HabitsRead time: 2 minutes   One of the biggest mistakes that I see people make in developing changes that they want is trying to make too big of a change. They don’t remove what is getting in the way. In today’s article, I’m going to...

    TGP #19 – How Focusing on One Skill at a Time can Pay Off

    How Focusing on One Skill Can Pay Off Read time: 3 minutes   When I was a professional cricketer, as a bowler, I had to have a wide range of skills. Fast balls, slower balls, cutters, bouncers, and yorkers. Ultimately, they get the ball to go in all different...

    TGP #18 – An End Of Year Review

    An End of Year Review   Read time: 3 minutes   With the new year in a couple of days. We can want to start to set out our new year goals and ambitions. But a huge part of that is reflecting on what went well this year. So I've created a template of reviewing your...

    TGP #17 – 5 Books that Will Change your Life Perspective

    5 Books that will Change your Life Perspective Read time: 2 minutes  Over the past few years, I have read dozens of books on the subject of self development, psychology, performance, and mindset. Unfortunately, most of them were a waste of time. They could have easily...

    TGP #16 – 6 Invisible Mental Health Habits

    6 Invisible Mental Health Habits  Read time: 3 minutes    You'd have to be living under a rock not to be aware that mental health is one of the most discussed topics right now. My social media feeds are full of people supporting or encouraging others to look...

    TGP #15 – A Simple Guide to Respond rather than React

    A Simple Guide to Respond rather than ReactRead time: 3 minutes   How many times have you reacted to someone or something, and moments later, you regret what you did or what you said? It could be 5 minutes, 5 hours, 5 days or 5 years later but no doubt that regret...

    TGP #14 – How to Be Honest with Yourself

    How to be Honest with YourselfRead time: 3 minutes   We all tell ourselves stories, about ourselves. They give meaning to your life experiences. And the truth is, we hate the truth—the true story that we are hiding. Today we’re going to look at how being honest with...

    TGP #13 – The Difference between Resilience and Mental Toughness

    3 Steps to Avoid Overthinking in Performance.Read time: 3 minutes   As I grew up in sport, I knew that to make it to the top, it was going to require mental toughness and resilience. The trouble was, I thought they were the same thing. Until I realised and learned...

    TGP #12 – 3 Steps to Avoid Overthinking in Performance.

    3 Steps to Avoid Overthinking in Performance.Read time: 3 minutes   This week, I caught up with one of the professional athletes that I help. And when going through what he’s done well, not so well, and looking to develop. Overthinking is something he's struggled...

    TGP #11 – 12 Ways to Become Unrecognisable in 2023

      Read time: 3 minutes   Here’s a scenario that may sound familiar: With the new year approaching. You start to tell yourself, and those around you all of the things that you’re going to do in 2023. “It’s going to be my year." The new mindset, new habits, and all...

    TGP #10 – Write Your Own Story

      Read time: 3 minutes   Stories connect us as human beings. They inspire us. Make us cry. Motivate us. We’re always looking for a good story and storyteller. Whether it be books, films, adverts, relationships, speeches. The trouble is we listen to other peoples...

    TGP #9 – 5 Non-Obvious Traits of Elite Athletes

      Read time: 3 minutes   What’s the difference between, good and great. An olympic gold medal winner, to club athlete? Most of us, when we think of an elite athlete think of words, such as mentally tough, committed, hard-working and so on. After having done over...

    TGP #8 – One Phone Call Changed my Life

      Read time: 3 minutes   One phone call (after many) changed the direction of my life. I was recently on a podcast telling this story of how when I was 15 years old, I took a gamble to call up the professional head coaches of Sussex County Cricket Club, to ask if...

    TGP #6 – 7 Mistakes that Kill Your Goals

    Read time: 3 minutes Whether it’s my journey to becoming a professional athlete or growing my business now, I’m setting goals to get to where I want to be. And I'm sure you are too. But sticking to them is the real goal. So this is going to address 7 mistake you’re...

    TGP #5 – Reasons to Remove your Safety Net

    Read time: 3 minutes   This week I want to take about being able to remove some of your safety nets in life. Note, this is a metaphor, if your job has physical danger, keep your safety nets. This metaphor is for not having so many safe landings in your life. To...

    TGP #4 – A Quirky Exercise to Find Your Authenticity

    Read time: 3 minutes This week I give you an exercise that helps find your most authentic self. Why is this important? Being authentic means, ultimately, that we are living in line with who we really want to be. Yet, sadly, so many of us live based off an idea, or...

    TGP #3 – 3 Steps to Define your Success.

    Read time: 3 minutes In today's issue we're going to be discovering, or re-discovering, what success looks like to you. The problem is so many of us define our success on factors that aren’t in our control, the external, leaving us unfulfilled even if we achieve them....