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Oceans Seven – Adam Walker by Daska Davis

Adam Walker is the first Brit and only the second person in the world to complete the Oceans Seven challenge, encountering deadly marine life, huge swells, strong currents and extreme cold. Now with the release of his book, Man vs. Ocean, he tells Daska Davis about his motivation, the challenges and his love of outdoor […]

Joe Root: roots of success by The Best You

With a world ranking that positions him at the top of his sport, Joe Root remains modest in his achievements as he has been throughout his career   At just 24 years old, cricketer Joe Root is the world’s #1 batsman. He’s captain of the Yorkshire team and vice-captain of England, but his humble response […]

What does it take to be a… marathon runner? by Amy Hughes

Amy Hughes broke a world record earlier this year when she ran 53 marathons in 53 days, pounding 1,388 miles and wearing through five pairs of trainers. Now working with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, she offers this advice for those thinking of hitting the road   Earlier this year, you broke a world record, […]

Wayne Rooney: Just your ordinary genius? by The Best You

Variously described as brilliant, hotheaded, impulsive and a genius, we look at the man behind the legend that is Wayne Rooney   Wayne Rooney is the great example of a naturally talented player who, despite coming from a poor background, had everything in place to allow him to shine. Born on 24 October 1985 in […]

No limits ahead: Tanni Grey-Thompson by Bernardo Moya

Outstanding Paralympian, member of the House of Lords, television presenter and disability rights campaigner, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson tells Bernardo Moya how disability must never limit your aspirations   Carys Davina Grey-Thompson was born on 26 July 1969 with spina bifida, a birth defect which left her paralysed below the waist from an early age. Brought […]

Novak Djokovic: Appetite to win

The usual ingredients for success are often cited as natural talent, a childhood dream, a burning desire to win and support from early on… but sometimes even these aren’t enough to win. Novak Djokovic’s extraordinary story reveals that for him there was another ingredient needed to make it all come right   Novak Djokovic was […]

Fit for less

What if you could get in shape without endless hours at the gym, on the road or in classes? Fitness coach Zen Martinoli believes his approach can achieve results when time is stretched. Daska Davis reports If you’ve ever been torn between pulling on your gym gear for a lengthy session on the treadmill, putting […]

The Weekly Inspirer London Paralympics 2012 – Prepare To Be Astounded!

  Amazing stories of incredible people are the norm at the London Paralympics. Every one of the men and women who are competing over the next two weeks have wonderful stories to tell that can inspire, uplift and empower everyone of all abilities. Take Ellie Simmonds, who was born with dwarfism. She was one of […]

10 Questions to Bernardo Moya

  Today, we start interviewing some of the world’s most inspiring self-development coaches, gurus and personalities with 10 questions to see what makes them tick. First off, we speak to Bernardo Moya, CEO of NLP Life Training and The Best You. 1. Who are you and what you are you about? I’m an author, NLP […]

Building better organisations – by Matt Wingett

  Matthew Wingett discusses the skills a person needs to keep their job, and the skills an employer needs to hire the best person available, and how to get those skills through NLP.   A sad chapter came to a close in the last few days.  It was something I had been watching at one […]

Chris Brasher: A man of many talents

  Chris Brasher, was an Olympic champion athlete, a mountaineer, a writer, a television executive and an entrepreneur whose greatest legacy to British life was the London Marathon, the world’s largest single charity event. Perhaps Brasher was destined to succeed. Born in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of a radio engineer, he was schooled in […]

Serena Williams – Guidance and Brilliance

  American tennis player Serena Jameka Williams was born in 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. Her father, a one-time sharecropper decided early to train his girls to succeed. He moved them to Compton, California, a deprived area, to show them their future if they didn’t work hard. When she was three he began practising tennis with […]