Get Inspired Archive

  • Max#55: Neil Laughton – how I maximise my potential

    Max#55: Neil Laughton – how I maximise my potential

    Welcome to episode 55 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. Over the last few years we have been fortunate to share the accounts of individuals who have created multi-million pound businesses, faced near-death experiences, have broken world records, made countless sacrifices to achieve their dreams and have found an inner strength to drawn upon at times […]

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  • Max#54: Clara Mosha – from high blood pressure risk to champion body builder

    Max#54: Clara Mosha – from high blood pressure risk to champion body builder

    After a bit of a break, we are pleased to be back with episode 54 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In today’s interview, I’m very proud to introduce a truly inspirational individual who embarked on a journey of self-discovery and, in her own words, a journey that enabled her to feel as if she had […]

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  • Max#53: Katie Page ‘I was paralysed, but now I train Olympic athletes’

    Max#53: Katie Page ‘I was paralysed, but now I train Olympic athletes’

    Welcome back to episode 53 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. Throughout the last couple of years, we’ve managed to share some incredible accounts of individuals battling adversity, however, in many ways our interview today takes this subject to an entirely new level. At the age of 19, Katie Page had her entire life, as she […]

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  • Max#52: ‘Giving your mind choices and flexibility’ by Vicky Ross (part 2 of 2)

    Max#52: ‘Giving your mind choices and flexibility’ by Vicky Ross (part 2 of 2)

    Welcome back to episode 52 of the Maximise Potential Podcast and the 2nd installment of our interview with leading NLP Trainer, Vicky Ross. Part 1 of this series focussed on introducing John La Valle’s concept of ‘Good and Bad Brain Juice’ and in part 2 Vicky shall now go on to explain how we can […]

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

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

    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, […]

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  • Change Your Thoughts to Change Your Life

    Change Your Thoughts to Change Your Life

    The phrases we hear regularly as children become our inner voice.  They impact our thinking and therefore our actions and how we live our life.  If we grow up hearing positive and empowering things like “You can do anything if you put your mind to it” then we will believe we can move mountains, set […]

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  • Time To Go Ultra – Running The North Downs Way 50: Race Day Recollections by Graham Carter

    Time To Go Ultra – Running The North Downs Way 50: Race Day Recollections by Graham Carter

    I had the pleasure of ‘crewing’ for long-term listener of the Maximise Potential Podcast, Graham Carter, in his first ever Ultra Marathon last week. Many of you will remember that I took my first plunge into the unknown last year, in this very same race – now it was Graham’s turn! From a personal perspective, […]

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  • My first London Marathon by Anthony Hubbard

    My first London Marathon by Anthony Hubbard

    Anthony Hubbard has been an incredible supporter of The Maximise Potential Podcast since its launch, and having the pleasure of being connected with Anth through Twitter (@anth_hub) over the last couple of years, we’ve followed each other’s progress with interest. In particular I’ve seen Anth focus with an increasing intensity on his running, firstly through […]

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

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

    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 […]

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  • Max#49: Janine Roebuck – Opera Singer

    Max#49: Janine Roebuck – Opera Singer

    Welcome back to episode 49 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In today’s episode we are extremely fortunate to be sitting with one of Britain’s most respected and popular Opera Singers, Janine Roebuck. With a versatile mezzo-soprano voice, Janine has played leading roles in some of the world’s most famous opera houses enchanting audiences with her […]

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  • Maximise Potential WINS European Podcast of the Year!

    Maximise Potential WINS European Podcast of the Year!

    GREAT NEWS – the Maximise Your Potential Podcast has just been crowned ‘European Podcast of the Year.’  The awards, in their fourth year, have grown each year and for 2012 were entered by over 2,800 podcasts and voted for by in excess of 2.5million people. Our podcast won in the ‘Business‘ category of the awards […]

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  • Sally Hogshead – you have 9 seconds to ‘Fascinate’ – learn how to use them!

    Sally Hogshead – you have 9 seconds to ‘Fascinate’ – learn how to use them!

    Have you ever wondered why certain people are instantly memorable, why particular tweets go viral or why demand for certain products goes crazy? I do, all the time – I’m constantly trying to understand why certain things (or people) become hugely popular, and why other stories, messages and individuals can appear to slip by almost […]

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  • Book Review – The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

    Book Review – The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

    Please see below a book that we would highly recommend to help you Maximise your potential… The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle ‘Talent. You’ve either got it or you haven’t.’ Not true, actually. In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power […]

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  • Max#48: Tom Needs – Rackspace

    Max#48: Tom Needs – Rackspace

    Welcome back to episode 48 of the Maximise Potential Podcast. In this episode we’ve managed to catch up with a senior international manager responsible for over 700 customers, in excess of 200 staff, who are spread throughout 135 countries. Tom Needs has enjoyed a progressive and extremely rewarding career and in our interview today openly […]

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  • Max#47: Vanessa Vallely – The Queen of the City

    Max#47: Vanessa Vallely – The Queen of the City

    Vanessa Vallely is considered by the Financial News as one of the most 100 Influential Women in Finance, by Brummels as one of the 30 Top Women in The City and was crowned as the Champion for Women at the 2011 Banking and Finance Awards. In addition to her flourishing corporate career, Vanessa is an […]

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  • Max#46: Lucy Morris – living with Marfan Sydrome

    Max#46: Lucy Morris – living with Marfan Sydrome

    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 […]

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

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

    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 […]

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  • Max#44: Kevin Betts – 52 marathon man

    Max#44: Kevin Betts – 52 marathon man

    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 […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Matthew Long, New York Firefighter & Endurance Athlete

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Matthew Long, New York Firefighter & Endurance Athlete

    I have now listened to the audio version of Matthew Long’s “The Long Run” for the third time. Matt’s book (and life story) is so interesting on so many different levels and the audio version gives it a real bite of ‘New York’ realism. I don’t want to give away the entire story, but if […]

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  • Max#43: Abi Griffiths – developing my career in television

    Max#43: Abi Griffiths – developing my career in television

    Abi Griffiths is one of the rising stars of TV presenting, regularly appearing on Sky, ESPN, The BBC and most recently coming off an incredibly hectic Olympic and Paralympic schedule. When you meet Abi it’s clear to see why she is in such demand as her enthusiasm and energy flow with an incredible abundance. What […]

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  • David Weir achieves his dream of 1 GOLD at the London Paralympics… everything else is now a bonus!

    David Weir achieves his dream of 1 GOLD at the London Paralympics… everything else is now a bonus!

    Almost two years ago David Weir, GB’s elite wheelchair racer, stated his goals for London 2012 of achieving “just one gold medal at my home games.” When we were fortunate to conduct an in-depth interview with David, where we discussed the highs and lows of his incredible career, he opening stated that this was the […]

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

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

    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 […]

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  • Max#41: Jora Gill (CTO) – making the right decisions in business

    Max#41: Jora Gill (CTO) – making the right decisions in business

    On episode 27 of the Maximise Potential Podcast we interviewed Jora Gill, a globally renowned CTO, who provided us with an incredible insight into the approach he has taken to maximise his career and today, we are very pleased to join Jora once again. In today’s interview, we gain an exclusive insight into how Jora […]

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  • Max#40: Roz Savage – record-breaking ocean rower

    Max#40: Roz Savage – record-breaking ocean rower

    To those who looked in at the life of Roz Savage several years ago, they would have seen someone who appeared to have it all – the A grade graduate, the successful Management Consultant, living the central London lifestyle that goes with it. Yet, little did they know how out of place Roz felt in […]

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  • Congratulations to David Weir who wins his sixth London Marathon Wheelchair title

    Congratulations to David Weir who wins his sixth London Marathon Wheelchair title

    Great Britain’s David Weir (featured on episode 19 of the Maximise Potential Podcast) won the wheelchair race at the London Marathon for a record-equalling sixth time. The 32-year-old won a sprint finish to take the title in 1:32:26 and equal Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s record. “This is my favourite win ever because the field was so […]

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  • Max#39: Marc Koska – inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe

    Max#39: Marc Koska – inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe

    At one time or another we have all been inspired by an article or television programme, which prompted us to say “I have to do something about that.” Yet, no matter how sincere we are with this statement, in the cold light of day and with our daily responsibilities firmly back in the forefront of […]

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  • 2 years and counting since the first Maximise Potential post!

    2 years and counting since the first Maximise Potential post!

    I was just flicking through the archives and realised that it was exactly two years ago (March 2010) that we posted our first articles on Maximise Potential. Incidentally, we hadn’t launched the podcast yet as that came a couple of months later. I’m constantly looking at what I want to achieve and very seldom time […]

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  • Roz Savage to undertake her ‘Olympic Atlantic Row’

    Roz Savage to undertake her ‘Olympic Atlantic Row’

    Roz Savage is the British Ocean Rower & National Geographic’s 2010 Adventurer of the Year. Roz holds four world records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian. She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life […]

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  • David Weir wins the Silverstone Half Marathon in build up to London 2012

    David Weir wins the Silverstone Half Marathon in build up to London 2012

    David Weir, who gave an inspiring interview on episode 19 of The Maximise Potential Podcast, is now in the run-up to the most important event of his life – the 2012 London Olympics. The games will arguably be David’s last in the sport, and the man who has re-written all the record books is keen […]

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  • Max#38: Chris Brisley – Take a Challenge

    Max#38: Chris Brisley – Take a Challenge

    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 […]

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  • Tom Daley – prepared to sacrifice in the short term in order to gain in the long term

    Tom Daley – prepared to sacrifice in the short term in order to gain in the long term

    Tom Daley is one of Team GB’s greatest medal prospects for London 2012. I just read a very interesting article on him, probably paying more attention to it than I would have done before meeting Chris Brisley (@TakeaChallenge), who was one of the diving coaches in Plymouth, with Andy Banks, when Tom was a young […]

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  • Jason Sissel – 158mi Marathon des Sables

    Jason Sissel – 158mi Marathon des Sables

    The 158 mile Marathon des Sables Sahara Desert Run, is noted for being one of the toughest endurance races in the world and is one of the ultimate tests of the body and mind. Jason Sissel, Founder of Endure to Cure, the charity / volunteer group that strives to raise funds for children with pediatric […]

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  • Good luck John Bishop – but I wish the Media would raise awareness for others

    Good luck John Bishop – but I wish the Media would raise awareness for others

    So, I’m listening to the news today and here that John Bishop is running, cycling and kayaking from Paris to London (290 miles in 5 days), all for charity. I think this is superb, yet you know there is a ‘but’ coming, right? The ‘but’ element is the fact that you have amazing individuals like […]

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  • Bonita Norris shares her experience of Ama Dablam

    Bonita Norris shares her experience of Ama Dablam

    Bonita Norris, as featured on the Maximise Potential Podcast, recently achieved her latest adventure of reaching the summit of Ama Dablam. Here is her blog article as she shares her experience: Having had a few days back in the UK i’ve finally had some time to digest what has been an incredible expedition to Ama […]

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  • Bonita Norris – The Ice Queen

    Bonita Norris – The Ice Queen

    Bonita Norris, youngest british woman to climb Mount Everest has featured on the Maximise Potential Podcast, not once but twice! Here is an article we found recently regarding how she and other female explorers are setting a good example to young girls today: The arrival of Amelia Hempleman-Adams, 16, at the South Pole last week […]

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

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

    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, […]

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  • Max#35: Becoming a triple ironman – Richard Hume

    Max#35: Becoming a triple ironman – Richard Hume

    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 […]

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  • Former British Table Tennis number one Matthew Syed talks to SWHS pupils about effort

    Former British Table Tennis number one Matthew Syed talks to SWHS pupils about effort

    Matthew Syed, author of the best British Sports book 2011 BOUNCE and as featured on the Maximise Potential Podcast, talks to SWHS pupils about effort. FURTHER RESOURCES: Motivating interview: Click here to listen to a motivating interview with Matthew Syed Articles and Resources: Click here to view more articles on Matthew Syed

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  • Bonita Norris Summits Ama Dablam

    Bonita Norris Summits Ama Dablam

    Bonita Norris, as featured on the Maximise Potential Podcast has added a third Himalayan peak to her tally. Bonita Norris, the youngest British woman to have climbed Mount Everest, has now also successfully climbed Ama Dablam (6,856m) in the Nepalese Himalaya. Reaching the peak of Ama Dablam is a fantastic achievement for Bonita. She promised […]

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  • David Weir focusses soley on winning Gold at London 2012

    David Weir focusses soley on winning Gold at London 2012

    Double Paralympic gold medalist David Weir missed the New York Marathon earlier this month all in the name of London 2012 glory, writes Ben Baker. The 32-year-old wheelchair racer from Wallington had a 12 months to remember last season, with triple gold at the IPC World Championships in New Zealand over 800m, 1500m and 5000m […]

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  • Andy North COMPLETES the Sunshine Challenge 2011

    Andy North COMPLETES the Sunshine Challenge 2011

    Congratulations to Andy North (featured on episode 31 of Maximise Potential), Mike Senior and Dave Edwards who have successfully COMPLETED their amazing test of endurance, raising over £50,000 for two Armed Forces Charities. Here is was some news footage of them as they reached Gibraltar: Also, here is an article from the Yorkshire Post: Three […]

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  • Max#33: Bonita Norris – how I set goals

    Max#33: Bonita Norris – how I set goals

    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 […]

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  • Dai Greene – is this the expression of someone maximising their potential?

    Dai Greene – is this the expression of someone maximising their potential?

    I just watched the replay of Dia Greene storming the victory in the IAAF Athletic World Championships, capturing Great Britain’s first Gold Medal of the Championships on his way to becoming the Men’s 400 metre hurdle champion. Dia was probably the least known of all of GB’s medal hopefuls; yet, he turned in a performance, […]

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  • David Walliams takes on Sport Relief Thames challenge

    David Walliams takes on Sport Relief Thames challenge

    Now here is another great example of someone Maximising their Potential, and really testing themselves to see how far they can go . . . Comedian David Walliams is set to swim about 140 miles of the River Thames in just eight days for Sport Relief. Starting on 5 September, the Little Britain star will […]

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  • Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple

    Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple

    Steve Jobs has been most of the most remarkable Leaders in the Digital Age, however news today confirmed that Steve Jobs is stepping down from his role as CEO of Apple. As a Leader, a Businessman, a Visionary and Inventor, Steve Jobs is clearly an individual who tried his all to Maximise his Potential, and […]

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  • Sam Parker on Leadership – inspiring videos

    Sam Parker on Leadership – inspiring videos

    The goal of Maximise Potential is to help people develop in all areas of their life, and truly Maximise Their Potential. We do this by producing our own inspiring and educational podcasts and by also bringing together the best content from all over the Internet. For quite a while now, we have been fans of […]

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  • Max#30: Nick English – Bremont Watches

    Max#30: Nick English – Bremont Watches

    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 […]

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  • Andy North – In 6 weeks I’ll run 25 marathons & cycle 1,300 miles to raise £50,000 for charity

    Andy North – In 6 weeks I’ll run 25 marathons & cycle 1,300 miles to raise £50,000 for charity

    Andy North is taking on one of the most challenging endurance pursuits I’ve ever known is his quest to raise £50,000 for Forces Children’s Trust and ABF The Soldiers Charity. Starting in August, Andy will be running a total of 25 marathons, cycling 1,300 miles and even kayaking 25 miles across the English Channel to […]

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  • David Goggins – the world’s ultimate endurance athlete?

    David Goggins – the world’s ultimate endurance athlete?

    David Goggins is one of the best endurance athletes on the globe. He is a man committed to pushing himself and challenging his boundaries at every opportunity. Yet, whilst he achieves countless personal goals, he is also raising essential funds for the education of children. Learn more about David Goggins, Navy SEAL and ultra-marathon runner, […]

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  • Max#28: Dean Macey – International Decathlete

    Max#28: Dean Macey – International Decathlete

    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 […]

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