If you ask a Professional Footballer turned Professional Football Manager, a CEO and a Filmer Maker/Explorer How Do You Become Successful, do you think you will get some common themes and answers?
In November 2019 I had the honour of moderating a panel discussion on the topic What Drives Success? The speakers were Professional Footballer/Football Manager Chris Coleman, CEO Ros Deegan and Explorer/Film Maker/Mentor Coach Peter Penny.
We only had an hour for the deep dive into the success-topic, but some clear themes appeared.
Listen to the full podcast episode to get the details on what was said. Here just the theme headlines:
- The importance of the love of it. You can’t become successful just because you think I need success. What keeps you going through the hard times is the love of it.
- It’s more about attitude and grit, rather than born-with-it-talent.
- Expect disappointment – don’t let it define you. Disappointment is part of the success journey. Work on your bounce-back ability.
- Curiosity and learning. Decide that everything (particularly the difficult experiences) is an opportunity to learn.
- It’s about taking 100% responsibility. Luck doesn’t just happen to you.
- Knowingness, faith and prayer. (Listen to the podcast to understand more about this. It’s not often talked about in leadership and business, yet it’s one of the secret ingredients to a lot of people’s success).
- Mentors can be incredibly helpful, but don’t blindly following someone else’s advice. Check in with yourself.
Have a listen to the full podcast episode to get all the nuggets.
And if you like the sound of this event – it was a brilliant Networking Event hosted in Oxford by Sue Rees firstname.lastname@example.org of Sue Rees Associates and Hsin Loke Hsin.Loke@omass.com of OMass Therapeutics – which included networking, inspiring panel discussion, yummy food (not just canapes) and money raised for charity – so contact Sue or Hsin if you want to be notified about their next event.
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