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Motivating, Inspirational & Educational interviews and information from all walks of life – giving everyday examples of where people are maximising their potential in their life, their career and their business! If you are seeking an interesting podcast to listen to, then download Maximise Potential. Great interviews, interesting content – and make sure you listen to our complimentary music track from Xerxes at the end of every episode.

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Motivating, Inspirational & Educational interviews and information from all walks of life – giving everyday examples of where people are maximising their potential in their life, their career and their business! If you are seeking an interesting podcast to listen to, then download Maximise Potential. Great interviews, interesting content – and make sure you listen to our complimentary music track from Xerxes at the end of every episode.

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Rank #1: Max#51: ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice’ by Vicky Ross (part 1 of 2)

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I wonder how many times you’ve asked yourself why you always get nervous before certain meetings and when you’re asked to deliver a presentation, or why you shy away from networking events or even opening particular emails.

In summary, why some situations fill you with nervous, tense feelings yet why other situations lift your mood, relax you and bring a smile to your face.

According to John La Valle, President of the Society of NLP, these feelings are all simply caused by chemical changes in our body, something he refers to as ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice.’

To understand this in more detail we’ve invited Vicky Ross, one of the most experienced NLP Trainers in the UK, to join us on the Podcast.

Vicky has kindly offered to record a two part series where she helps us to firstly understand how we create our ‘Brain Juice’ and then, in part 2, to help us understand how we can change our Brain Juice if it’s not benefiting us in a particular situation…

Key messages from Vicky:

  • we have around 100,000 thoughts per day
  • but only the smallest fraction of these become conscious thoughts that we act on
  • once a thought becomes conscious, chemicals are released into our body
  • the chemicals provide us with feelings that either feel positive or negative
  • John La Valle refers to this as good brain juice or bad brain juice

Listen to the interview (Part 1):

Listen to PART 2 of the Vicky Ross interview series:

Read Vicky’s Article on the Jenrick Blog:

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Jul 03 2013

31mins

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Rank #2: Max#50: Steve Wernick – how cancer changed my life

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Sharing the stories of those who have faced adversity in their lives has been a key undertone since we launched this Podcast.

In relation to this, one topic that continues to affect more people directly as well as indirectly is cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support states that a decade ago about a third of people, developed cancer at some point in their lives. The charity’s latest research shows that figure has risen to more than 40%.

In today’s interview we meet Steve Wernick, who shares his story of facing and beating cancer, whilst going onto explain how living through this chapter of his life changed how he approached and prioritised his family, his career, his decision-making and himself….

Key messages from Steve:

I took an incredible array of notes and messages from Steve’s interview, and I’ve attempted to share some of them with you here:

What Steve said about how most of us worry about things that have not happened and will probably not happen and as a result create completely avoidable stress by playing out scenarios in our mind time and time again.

The biggest change for Steve was to stop procrastinating – how he described how easy it is to make plans and NOT follow them through, because there’s always tomorrow – but, as Steve has realised, what if there isn’t a tomorrow?

Then the advice that Steve left us with at the end of his interview:

Just get out and do things – and don’t worry if they don’t turn out the way you expected – finishing is not the most important bit – giving it a go is!

And finally:

Don’t be afraid of failure – you’re not going to succeed all the time – but if you don’t try something in the first place, you’ll never succeed.

EPISODE 50 PDF INFOGRAPHIC:

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May 02 2013

38mins

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Rank #3: MAX#14: How to develop Effective and Powerful Communication – Kay White, Communication Specialist and Trainer

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Maximising the potential of your communication from Communication Specialist and Trainer, Kay White. Kay shares with us some superb tips and advice on how we can all improve the effectiveness of our communication in order to gain more from our career and life in general.

In this interview with Kay, discover:

How to construct your sentences to make them more positive, persuasive and compelling
How to use communication to get what you want (vs what you want to avoid)
What to avoid! How you can sabotage yourself and tips on how to avoid it
Using NLP tools in your communication, everywhere
How to utilise your communication as a leader AND
What to do to begin to understand your personal brand
A limited opportunity Kay offers you to maximise your potential as you communicate
Some excellent practical advice which you can implement immediately within your personal life or working envrionment.

Thank you very much Kay for sharing this with us!

APPLY HERE FOR YOUR STRATEGY SESSION WITH KAY:

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Transcript: Kay White, Effective and Powerful Communication

Sep 17 2010

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Rank #4: Max#15: Greg Searle – Olympic & World Champion Rower

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One of the key objectives of the Maximise Potential Podcast is to bring our audience real stories of success from real people, with the goal of inspiring others to take positive action in their lives in order to be motivated and successful.

Today's interview is no exception as I am extremely proud to welcome our first Olympic & World Champion to the Maximise Potential Podcast.

Greg Searle won Olympic Gold, within Rowing, at the Barcelona Olympics of 1992 when he was just 20 years old and in the following year won Gold at the World Championships. In addition, Greg has won several other Silver and Bronze Olympic and World Medals, proving year after year that he was one of the very best in the world within this profession.

Today Greg Searle will share the approach he has taken throughout his life to maximise his potential plus share an incredible ambition that he still has - to represent Great Britain once again at the Olympics and to be successful in winning another medal at the London 2012 Games when he will be forty.
Due to the incredible contraints on Greg's time currently, we recorded this interview via Skype, in between Greg returning from a training camp in Austria and returning to work.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Greg Searle - Wikipedia
British Rowing - Greg Searle Bio

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Transcript: Greg Searle, Olympic and World Championship Rower, Max#15

Sep 23 2010

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Rank #5: Max#16: Elliott Cole – “my first full season in triathlon”

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Today's interview is with Triathlete, Elliott Cole who is giving us his regular training and event diary update. In this interview Elliott discusses:

How well he competed in the London Triathlon 2010
How important the Maximise Potential Podcast has been in keeping him motivated throughout the season
How he motivates himself towards maximising his own potential
Who are his biggest influencers and why
His goal for next year to enter his first Iron Man Competition
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Transcript: Elliott Cole Traithlete, Diary Update (max #16)

Oct 13 2010

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Rank #6: Max#46: Lucy Morris – living with Marfan Sydrome

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As regular listeners of the podcast are well aware, our aim is to constantly seek out diverse interviews and stories that will give us all a different perspective on life and just before Christmas I was introduced to an incredible young lady called Lucy Morris.

12 year old Lucy has not broken any records, scaled any mountains, launched a successful business, or written a best-selling book.

Lucy's story is completely different to any of these, yet equally compelling.

Anyone who meets Lucy will immediately see a girl who likes to ride horses, swim, go to school (mostly) and enjoy the kind of life that any other 12 year old would have with their friends and family.

Yet, scratch beneath the surface and you quickly discover that Lucy has spent her entire life in and out of hospital, for operation after operation, the most recent of which was to stabilise a potentially life-threatening heart condition.

However what took me aback was just how Lucy takes all of this in her stride and this is why I felt it was imperative that we shared her story on the podcast.

So please sit back and enjoy meeting Lucy Morris and her mother Alison, as they share a small snapshot of their life with us on the Maximise Potential Podcast.

Key messages from Lucy and Alison:

As with all of our Podcasts, we are here to share the story of an individual who shows incredible courage and resolve - I believe that Lucy (and her entire family) are wonderful examples of this.

Lucy's philosophy of maintaining as normal lifestyle as possible and to just have a go at things, because she doesn't know if she can do something unless she tries, is a perfect example to us all of how not to allow things in our life to limit what we do.

I also applaud Alison's approach not to be passive in any situation that affects you and your family and by taking the lead in their situation, it has completely altered the direction of events - and for the better.

Learn more about Marfan Syndrome through Driven at Heart:

A key reason why we were so touched by Lucy's story is that we've subsequently discovered that there are an additional 9,000 people in the UK who are currently unaware that they have Marfan Syndrome, and if left untreated it can lead to serious heart conditions which can be fatal.

I'm going to direct you all to a website where you can learn more about Marfan Syndrome and see an incredible charity challenge that's taking place this year to help raise awareness and funds for this condition.

Just go to www.drivenatheart.co.uk for more information.

Listen to the interview:

Click on the following link: http://www.maximisepotential.co.uk/lucy-morris-marfan-syndrome/

Rate the Maximise Potential Podcast on iTunes:

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Interview Transcription:

Transcript: Lucy Morris - Living with Marfan Syndrome (Max#46)

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Feb 01 2013

28mins

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Rank #7: Max#45: Dave Sissens – raising the bar and reaching the North Pole

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We have a fascinating interview in store today that covers so many of the topics that we have developed this podcast around.

Goal setting, going after the impossible, where to find your inner strength and motivation, the power of true teamwork and how your mind will give you all the answers you need if you just ask it the right questions, are just some of the subjects that our guest discusses.

Today our interview is with Dave Sissens, whose mantra is to 'constantly raise the bar' and by doing so how he seeks to take himself out of his familiar surroundings, in order to present an array of fresh challenges that enable him to keep growing, developing and learning.

I hope you enjoy the wealth of information Dave shares as he describes how he strives to maximise his own potential.
Key messages from Dave:

'I need to finish this to come back alive' is a line that I can't shake from my mind. It's left me wondering how many of us have ever taken on a challenge that has put us in that situation and equally how we'd react if we were.

Dave, thanks for sharing so much of your story and giving us a wonderful understanding of how you motivate yourself and constantly drive yourself on.

When I was writing my shownotes for this episode, I found myself taking note of so much that Dave spoke of that we can all apply within our own situations.

Here are a few highlights:

I really liked how Dave actually looked to take on impossible projects, citing that these are the ones that provide him with his strength, energy and motivation. And how, he's quick to seek out another impossible goal as soon as he's achieved the former.

Also, Dave's explanation of his belief that your brain will get you to where you want to go, you just need to tell it what you want, was a very powerful technique that several others have highlighted within their interviews.

Importantly, Dave's reference to how the trip completely altered his perspective on the power of teamwork and how, through creating an environment which is based on trust and empowerment, you can produce results at a level you never thought imaginable.

There were so many others that I could add to this list, but I'll steer you all to the webpage for this episode for additional notes and information including links to the book 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' as well as the TV programme that Dave spoke about called North Pole Ice Airport, which is currently on Channel 5.

I'd like to send out a big thank you to Dave Sissens for joining us on the podcast and providing us with so much to think about and consider within our lives.

Listen to the interview:

Click on the following link: Dave Sissens Interview on Maximise Potential

Connect with Dave plus other relevant links:

WEBSITE: http://sissens.com/
Children with Cancer charity: http://www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk/
Barneo Ice Station: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barneo
BOOK: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Rate the Maximise Potential Podcast on iTunes:

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Transcript: Dave Sissens - raising the bar and reaching the North Pole (Max#45)

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Dec 21 2012

43mins

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Rank #8: Max#44: Kevin Betts – 52 marathon man

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Most people in the UK will remember 2012 for the impact that the London Olympics made upon the nation. However, in the eyes of many it was the nationwide journey of the Olympic Torch prior to the start of the Games that stimulated the incredible interest in the Olympics themselves.

Each torchbearer had their own inspirational story and one such individual was 28 year old resident of Worthing, Kevin Betts who was nominated by his community for his incredible fund raising efforts for charity and also the dedication he has shown in helping others less fortunate than himself.

Here is Kevin to share his very personal and moving story with us.
Key messages from Kevin:

You are the Architect of your own future - no one else!
Central Governor Theory - your body is capable of going much further than you realise
I'm an ordinary bloke - anyone can achieve what I achieve
If you're not failing on a regular basis, then your not setting yourself goals that are challenging enough
If you find happiness in yourself, you'll find that others become happier around you

Connect with Kevin:

WEBSITE: http://www.arc2arch.co.uk/
TWITTER: @52marathonman
FACEBOOK: 52 marathon man fanpage

Charity details:

re-Think mental health charity: http://www.rethink.org/

Rate the Maximise Potential Podcast on iTunes:

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Interview Transcription:

Transcript: Kevin Betts - 52 Marathon Man (Max#44)

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Jenrick Recruitment - specialists in Engineering, IT and Commercial recruitment services
Xerxes Music

Dec 06 2012

43mins

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Rank #9: Max#42: Fiona Campbell – How we achieve successful results

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On episode 24 of the Maximise Potential Podcast we interviewed Fiona Campbell, a globally renowned Leadership Development Trainer and Author, who introduced us all to the fundamentals of Nurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and today, we are very pleased to join Fiona once again.

A short time ago I was participating in a training course run by Fiona who was discussing the subject of successful outcomes and how, when seeking to improve our outcomes, the majority of people focus their efforts in the wrong place.

Up until this point, I like most others had always assumed that in order to change the outcome of any situation you must focus on changing the actions that you put into it.

However, Fiona explained that changing your actions alone will not nessessarily lead to improved results, explaining how you must begin the process of change by initially focusing internally, upon your thoughts and feelings.

Here is Fiona to explain more...
Key messages from Fiona:

T (thoughts) F (feelings) A (actions) = R (results)
The 'little voice' inside your head can be re-directed to ask positive, resourceful questions
If you or someone in your team is not achieving their goals, don't just try and fix it - ask them questions, find out what they are thinking and help them to find their own solutions

Further reading:

ARTICLE: "How we achieve our results" by Fiona Campbell and Kevin Matthews

Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

AMAZON: Fiona Campbell's e-Books on Amazon
INTERVIEW: Listen to Fiona's first interview with Maximise Potential
WEBSITE: Fiona's website is packed full of excellent communication and NLP advice

Follow and Connect with the Maximise Potential Podcast on TWITTER:

TWITTER: @MaximiseMyLife

Rate the Maximise Potential Podcast on i-Tunes:

http://bit.ly/itunes-maxpotential

Interview Transcription:

Transcript: Max#42 - Fiona Campbell, Achieving Success Results

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Jenrick Recruitment - specialists in Engineering, IT and Commercial recruitment services
Xerxes Music

Jul 31 2012

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Rank #10: Max#38: Chris Brisley – Take a Challenge

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Have you ever taken the time to imagine how you would react if your career prematurely ended, or your house and all your life savings were lost, or if your health was taken away.

Having the strength of character to re-build your life from any one of those extreme examples is a virtue that none of us ever knows if we possess, until that moment arises.

However, now imagine if all of those happened to you in a period of your life that spanned less than a decade.

In today's interview we meet Chris Brisley, who is someone that lived through this exact experience.

In this very honest interview Chris re-counts how he responded to those challenges, sharing what he learnt about his own character and explaining the lessons he now applies in his life to help him through challenges when faced with them now . . . .
Key messages from Chris:

I think Chris has left us in no uncertain terms that in his opinion 'time' is the most important commodity that we all possess, and it is the use of time that plays the key role in our ability to and the speed at which we achieve our goals
The importance of taking 'consistent small steps' in order to enable you to reach much larger goals
The ability to choose between the options you want and the options you don't want

Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

Want to take on a challenge yourself? Visit the Take a Challenge Website
Want to see what Chris and the Team are up to? Follow @TakeaChallenge on Twitter
Fancy some early morning training? Join the @6amCLUB on Twitter

Interview Transcription:

Transcript: Chris Brisley - Take a Challenge (Max#38)

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Jenrick Recruitment - specialists in Engineering, IT and Commercial recruitment services
Xerxes Music

Feb 24 2012

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Rank #11: Max#37: Planning for the unexpected in Business – Patrick O’Connor

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The question of "What if" is largely one that we all try and sidestep within our businesses, as we all hope that the unexpected will never happen to us.

Yet, when the unexpected does happen it is the companies that have dedicated the time and resource to answering that question, that feel the least disruption and can return to business much faster than their competitors.

In a period where all organisations are seeking ways to ensure that their business model is constantly available to serve customers, being able to answer the "what if" question should be viewed as a key priority.

Today we are fortunate to have an interview with Patrick O'Connor, who was responsible for ensuring that a Global Investment Bank could continue trading under any foreseen and un-foreseen circumstances.

However, as Pat's story unfolds you will understand the extremities to which his contingency plans and distaster recovery strategies were tested to their absolute limit . . .
Key messages from Pat:

I personally felt that Pat's key message of being able to 'segment the different experiences, focussing only on the most relevant segment, and ignoring the noise (as he called it)' will be extremely helpful to others
Accepting that your team will have to deal with any family matters, before they can fully function / respond to the crisis
Understanding the the flow of communication is paramount
Practise, practise and practise some more - to enable your staff to function on 'auto-pilot' when a crisis situation occurs

Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

Inspirational Book - "The Long Run" by Matthew Long, New York Fire Fighter

Interview Transcription:

Transcript: Planning for the unexpected in Business (Max#37)

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Jenrick Recruitment - specialists in Engineering, IT and Commercial recruitment services
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Feb 15 2012

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Rank #12: Max#36: How I rowed the Atlantic – Richard Hume

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As well as being a triple ironman finisher, Richard Hume is also one a very select group of people to have completed the Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race.

This gruelling 3,000 mile event, which can take over 80 days to complete, challenges competitors in ways not comparible to most other endurance events.

Dealing with the isolation, the monotony, the sickness, in addition to the extreme elements of the Altantic Ocean, can all prove too much for so many people who attempt this incredible event.

Yet, as Richard will describe in his interview, competing in a race of this magnitude is only one of the many challenges that an amateur athlete has to overcome.
Key messages from Richard:

Time and time again Richard referred to the importance of creating a series of realistic targets, in his training and in the events, that would take him to his end goal.
Let's not also forget how Richard overcame a great personal challenge in the process, in this case his back problem, explaining how, whenever he was told 'no you can't', he channelled those negative messages into positive motivation.

Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

Richard Hume's website - CLICK HERE to visit the 'Challenge Chaser' website
Wikipedia - CLICK HERE to visit wikipedia's ultra-ironman page
Interview Transcription:

Transcript: How I rowed the Atlantic - Richard Hume (Max#36)

Dec 06 2011

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Rank #13: Max#35: Becoming a triple ironman – Richard Hume

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Being able to complete an ironman event is said to be one of the most extreme tests of mental and physical endurance on the planet.

Competing continuously for over 12 hours; swimming 2 ½ miles, then cycling for 112 miles before completing a 26 mile marathon, will push anyone to their absolute limits.

However, now try and imagine how you would feel if those figures were tripled.

Richard Hume, completed a grueling 7.2-mile swim, 336-mile bike ride and 78.6-mile run, finishing in just over 52 hours and in the process became one of the fastest ever triple ironman finishers for his age group.
Key messages from Richard:

Time and time again Richard referred to the importance of creating a series of realistic targets, in his training and in the events, that would take him to his end goal.
Let's not also forget how Richard overcame a great personal challenge in the process, in this case his back problem, explaining how, whenever he was told 'no you can't', he channelled those negative messages into positive motivation.

Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

Richard Hume's website - CLICK HERE to visit the 'Challenge Chaser' website
Wikipedia - CLICK HERE to visit wikipedia's ultra-ironman page
Interview Transcription:

Transcript: Becoming a Triple Ironman - Richard Hume (Max#35)

Dec 06 2011

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Rank #14: Max#34: The New Rules of Selling – Gavin Ingham

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Welcome back to episode 34 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.

No matter if you are responsible for a business or focusing on developing your career, the current environment is arguably the most competitive, uncertain and challenging that anyone has ever known.

As a result we felt it was essential to invite an expert onto the podcast who can enable us to understand how we can operate and succeed within such restrictive parameters.
Gavin Ingham is widely regarded as one the UK's leading sales trainers, adding value to individuals and companies from all industries and sectors.

In today's interview on Maximise Potential Gavin discusses a topic, which is critical, if we are to survive in today's envrionment - sales.

This interview will be incredibly helpful for everyone to understand what sales really is, and how you apply simple techniques to add subtantial value, to your products, your services or even to you as an inidividual.

Here is Gavin to help us all understand and embrace the new rules of selling.

Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

GAVIN INGHAM WEBSITE - Click here to view the Gavin Ingham website
GAVIN INGHAM BLOG - Click here to subscribe to Gavin Ingham's blog

For more information on Kay White's free training call:

FREE COMMUNICATION TRAINING - 'Be Heard' free training call
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Interview Transcription:

Transcript: The New Rules of Selling - Gavin Ingham (Max#34)

Nov 15 2011

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Rank #15: Max#33: Bonita Norris – how I set goals

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The lastest episode to be uploaded to the Maximise Potential Podcast is an incredibly inspiring interview with Bonita Norris, the youngest British woman ever to climb Mount Everest at the age of 22.

Bonita is returning to the Maximise Potential Podcast to share with us the mental techniques, approaches and goal-setting strategies that she used to get her there, talking in detail about the importance of visualisation and committing your goals to paper.
Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

ANDY NORTH - listen to Andy's inspiring interview here
FIONA CAMPBELL - visit The NLP Edge website here

Careers with Jenrick:

CONSIDERING A CAREER CHANGE? - click here to view the latest Jenrick Jobs
REGISTER YOUR CV? - click here to register your CV with the Jenrick team

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Interview Transcription:

Transcript: Bonita Norris - How I Set Goals (Max#33)

Oct 07 2011

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Rank #16: Max#31: Andy North – Endurance Athlete

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The Maximise Potential Podcast, brought to you in association with the Award-winning Recruitment Group Jenrick, is pleased to release its latest interview with Andy North as he approaches the Sunshine Challenge 2011 - Yorkshire to Gibraltar.

Welcome to episode 31 of the Maximise Potential Podcast.

In our last episode with Bremont Watches, Nick English used an expression which I believe is the perfect introduction to our guest on today's episode. Nick was referring to the Bremont Ambassadors when he spoke of 'ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.'

Andy North is a perfect example of this. This 50 year old Yorkshireman, is about to embark on one of the most intense endurance events I've ever heard. What I find particularly inspirational about Andy's story is that he's managed to train for this incredible event whilst juggling family commitments, running a business and also attempting to reach his goal of raising £50,000 for two Armed Forces Charities.

As you can probably tell, I'm resisting revealing what Andy's actual challenge is at this stage, and also the challenges he has already completed. However, what I will say is that anyone who is interested in understanding how someone like Andy prepares mentally for taking on an event like this, is in for a real treat with this interview.

Please enjoy . . .
Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

Visit the Sunshine Challenge website
Donate via Andy's Sunshine Challenge JUST GIVING PAGE
View the inspiring story of Andy North
View Andy's Sunshine Challenge Daily ROUTE PLANNER

Follow Andy North on TWITTER
Visit Forces Children's Trust website
Visit The Soldiers Charity website

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Transcript: Andy North - Endurance Athlete (Max#31)

Jul 29 2011

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Rank #17: Max#30: Nick English – Bremont Watches

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The Maximise Potential Podcast, brought to you in association with the Award-winning Recruitment Group Jenrick, is pleased to release its latest interview with Nick English, co-Founder of Bremont Watches.

Bremont Watches is rapidly becoming one of the premier luxury brands within the mechanical watch market, a fact that has been further confirmed when they recently won "Watch Brand of the Year at the 2011 UK Jewellery Awards."

What makes their story especially interesting is that they are making sustantial in-roads into a market dominated by two key factors; the Swiss and History - neither of which apply to Bremont.

Today's interview discusses exactly why Bremont is succeeding despite such barriers, whilst also focusing on the inspirational and very personal story behind how the company came into existence.

So, please enjoy this interview with Nick English, one of the joint founders of the 2008 emerging luxury brand of the year, Bremont Watches . . .
Additional notes and resources (just click on the links for more information):

Visit the Bremont Watch website
Follow Bremont on Facebook
Marc Koska - Safepoint
Book: Longitude
Book: Lonely Sea in the Sky
CHARITY PHOTO COMPETITION:

CLICK HERE to enter the Jenrick Charity Photo Competition

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Transcript: Nick English - Bremont Watches (Max#30)

Jul 18 2011

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Rank #18: Max#29: Neil McCarthy – Online Marketing Expert

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Knowing how to maximise the return on your website and online brand is one of the most complex issues faced by managers in this increasingly complex part of the marketing mix.

Neil McCarthy, Sales Director at Shopzilla, the largest shopping comparison website in the World, is widely regarded as one of the leading voices within the field of Online Marketing having devoted the last decade or so to developing highly effective strategies for Search Engine Optimisation, Affiliate Marketing, Pay per Click Advertising and much more.

Within this interview, Neil shares his vast experience to proivde us all with a clear framework we can all apply to maximise the potential of our own websites and online marketing.
Additional notes and resources:

CLICK HERE to visit the Shopzilla website

CHARITY PHOTO COMPETITION:

CLICK HERE to enter the Jenrick Charity Photo Competition

Transcription:

Transcript: Neil McCarthy - Online Marketing Expert (Max#29)

Jun 06 2011

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Rank #19: Max#28: Dean Macey – International Decathlete

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Traditionally, the title of the "World's Greatest Athlete" has been given to the man who wins the decathlon.

Dean Macey, or the Dean Machine, as he was so frequently referred to, is one of the unique individuals to have achieved this accolade, doing so at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Dean would undoubtedly have finished his career with a host of additional World, Olympic and Commonwealth Medals if it had not been so heavily blighted by injury.

Yet, his ability to continually battle back to fitness consolidated his position, not just as one of the very best athletes on the globe, but as someone with a unique level of determination and mental strength.

Additional notes and resources:

CLICK HERE to visit Dean Macey's website
CLICK HERE to watch Dean Macey bursting onto the scene at the 1999 World Championships
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Transcript: Dean Macey - International Decathlete (Max#28)

May 04 2011

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Rank #20: Max#26: Matthew Syed – author of BOUNCE

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Matthew Syed has been an achiever all of his life.

A triple Commonwealth Champion and two-time Olympian, Graduating with a first from Oxford, A writer for The Times since 1999 and to top it all off, he's also a winner of Sports Journalist of the Year.

His most recent accolade however, and the focus for our interview on Maximise Potential, has been the launch of his first book, called 'BOUNCE', where he creates a compelling argument which dismisses the traditional view that success is based around talent.

Here's Matthew to explain his perspective in far more detail whilst relating it to his own life and career.
SYNOPSIS:
Everyone knows that David Beckham crosses the ball better than anyone else and that Tiger Woods never "chokes". But what are the hidden factors which allow the most successful sports stars to rise above their competitors - and are they shared by virtuosos in other fields?

In Bounce Matthew Syed - an award-winning Times columnist and three-time Commonwealth table-tennis champion - reveals what really lies behind world-beating achievement in sport, and other walks of life besides. The answers - taking in the latest in neuroscience, psychology and economics - will change the way we look at sports stars and revolutionise our ideas about what it takes to become the best.

From the upbringing of Mozart to the mindset of Mohammed Ali - via the recruitment policies of Enron - Bounce weaves together fascinating stories and telling insights and statistics into a wonderfully thought-provoking read. Bounce looks at big questions - such as the real nature of talent, what kind of practice actually works, how to achieve motivation, drugs in both sport and life, and whether black people really are faster runners.

Along the way Matthew talks to a Hungarian father whose educational theories saw his daughters become three of the best chess players of all time, meets a female East German athlete who became a man, and explains why one small street in Reading - his own - has produced more top table-tennis players than the rest of Britain put together. Fresh, ground-breaking and tackling subjects with broad appeal, Bounce is sure to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE READ 'BOUNCE':
Thought provoking read - ounce is a very interesting and thought provoking book. It basically argues that for any significantly complex human activity (especially sports like tennis, football and golf, and games like chess) natural talent is of pretty low importance because the wiring of the brain required to succeed can only be achieved through a massive amount of "purposeful" practice.

life changing insights - Bounce is a remarkable book. Its central argument is that there is no such thing as natural talent and that top achievement is the consequence of huge amounts of a very particular kind of practice. This may sound radical, but the evidence is compelling.

What a moorish read! - Wow what a great book. It's extemely well written and full of substantive, supportive evidence to back up each point. Even for a non sports fan like me (my husband actually bought this book for himself) I would thouroughly recommend this book -you'll be hooked once you read it.

Bounce - Bounce is the most interesting book that I read in 2010.

Very informative and challenging - This is a challenging book. The author rejects the concept of talent, innate ability and genetic pre-disposition almost entirely. He backs up the thesis with some impressive anecdotes and makes a good case.
Additional notes and resources:

CLICK HERE to learn more about BOUNCE and buy the book on AMAZON
CLICH HERE to go to AUDIBLE for the audio version of BOUNCE

Learn more about Matthew Syed through his website

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Transcript: Matthew Syed, author of BOUNCE (Max#26)

Mar 17 2011

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