Videos Archive

  • 25 Accidental Inventions that changed the world

    25 Accidental Inventions that changed the world

    Did you know that Coca Cola and Potato Chips were invented accidentally? It seems that a lot of everyday objects that we take for granted were never purposely invented. Take a look at this short, fascinating video of 25 non-intended inventions that changed our lives, proving that sometimes brilliance strikes by accident. So…the next time […]

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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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  • Kay White – speaking at Maximise Potential ‘LIVE’ 2012

    Kay White – speaking at Maximise Potential ‘LIVE’ 2012

    Kay White, who has one of most highly downloaded episodes on the Maximise Potential Podcast (ep. #14), was one of our leading speakers at the Maximise Potential ‘LIVE’ 2012 event, that we held in London in September of last year. Kay has put together a wonderful 15minute video on You Tube that captures the presentation […]

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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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  • Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

    Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

    Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an optimist; an individual who is full of energy, ideas and inspiration. He is someone who sees an incredible future ahead of us! Diamandis is the Founder and Chairman of the X Prize Foundation, an educational non-profit prize institute whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

    Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

    I’ve recently finished Mindset by Carol Dweck. It was further confirmation that the adoption of a ‘growth mindset’ (as Dweck refers to it), is the receipe for achieving your goals in life. Mindset is a MUST READ in my opinion – and I cannot thank Matthew Syed, author of BOUNCE, for putting me onto the […]

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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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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: The Donald Driver Story

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: The Donald Driver Story

    Inspirational at the very least. Recommended to me is the inspiring story of Donald Driver, wide receiver of the Green Bay Packers, and his road to the NFL. This story proves how anyone can achieve what they want if they put their mind to it. By far the most inspirational player and person out there! […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Jake Olson – A True Inspiration

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Jake Olson – A True Inspiration

    Take a look at this very powerful and inspirational story of Jake Olson, I’m sure you will agree that if there is anything to learn from this, its that we should all be appreciative of what we have. It’s remarkable how Jake remains so positive and I think we can all learn a lesson from […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Terry Fox – a Canadian Hero

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Terry Fox – a Canadian Hero

    Terry Fox was and still is an inspiration to all who know his story and this is one that has stuck with me. It will always be remembered what he has done for not only cancer research, but in showing love to others he did not even know. Terry is a great example of someone […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Why do I run?

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Why do I run?

    Recommended to us recently, this video is sure to motivate you whether you’re a keen runner or not. Following the life of a dedicated runner, he shares how he pushes himself to the limit to get positive results, helping to motivate not only himself but others surrounding him too creating a strong team spirit. Watching […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Clay Dyer – The Most Inspirational Fisherman Ever

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Clay Dyer – The Most Inspirational Fisherman Ever

    The inspiring story of Clay Dyer- the most inspirational fisherman ever. This may be the most important 10 minutes of your life. Watch this video and realize that your problems are small compared to others. If this video inspired you, here’s another inspiring story of Nick Vujicic, also very motivating and humbling and is sure […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Randy Pausch – ‘Time Management’ and ‘Achieving your Childhood Dreams’

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Randy Pausch – ‘Time Management’ and ‘Achieving your Childhood Dreams’

    On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.” With slides of his CT scans beaming out to the audience, Randy told his audience about the cancer that is devouring his […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Derek Redmond – Barcelona Olympics 1992

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Derek Redmond – Barcelona Olympics 1992

    Derek Redmond was one of GB’s most talented 400 meter runners. He held the British record for the 400 metres sprint (contesting it with his fierce rival, Roger Black), and won gold medals in the 4×400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games. However his career was blighted by a series […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Father and son race in the Ironman (Team Hoyt)

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Father and son race in the Ironman (Team Hoyt)

    A son asked his father, ‘Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?’ The father who, despite having a heart condition said ‘yes.’ They went on to complete the marathon together. However, the son, Rick, was born a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, which means that entering a race together is far removed […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Patrick Henry Hughes – musician

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Patrick Henry Hughes – musician

    Patrick Hughes is a young man at Univ. of Louisville who was born blind and crippled, yet now plays the piano and sings beautifully as well as “marches” in the Louisville marching band with his father. I have uploaded two videos featuring Patrick, the first gives a brief summary of his life and how he […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Nick Vujicic – “no arms, no legs, no worries!”

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Nick Vujicic – “no arms, no legs, no worries!”

    Nick Vujicic is a truly inspiring person in so many ways and thank you to everyone for suggesting Nick as a source for your personal inspiration. I’ve posted one of Nick’s most popular You Tube videos below, but I would urge everyone to go and check out his others because they are so motivating and […]

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  • INSPIRING PEOPLE: Dan Pink – the author of ‘a whole new mind’

    INSPIRING PEOPLE: Dan Pink – the author of ‘a whole new mind’

    RSA Animate have an incredibly innovative and inspiring collection of short videos. This one in particular was adapted from a talk given by Dan Pink, the author of best-selling books such as Drive and A Whole New Mind.   The arguments, perspectives and concepts which Dan Pink is raises in his books are very enlightening […]

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  • Inspiring People: Lewis Pugh, extreme cold water swimmer

    Inspiring People: Lewis Pugh, extreme cold water swimmer

    Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap. Watch for astonishing footage — and some blunt commentary on the realities of supercold-water swims: After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then, […]

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  • Inspiring People: JK Rowling “How I deal with failure”

    Inspiring People: JK Rowling “How I deal with failure”

    JK Rowling has easily become one of the most successful and inspiring people on the planet due to the popularity of the Harry Potter books and films. Many people have found her Harvard acceptance speach particularly motivating and inspirational, mainly due to her description of how she approaches and overcomes failure: These videos were recommended […]

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