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The importance of a coach

You could be limiting your career success! The business playing field is getting increasingly competitive with the game changing constantly. You need to be future-fit to remain competitive.  So, If you are serious about achieving your goals, you need a coach! Just like in sport, a coach will help you push through your limitations. We […]

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Success doesn’t happen overnight

Are you constantly running and feel like the finish line is too far away? Sometimes giving up seems easier. You need to remind yourself, success doesn’t always happen overnight. Lionel Messi was quoted as saying… I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an […]

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How To Use an ‘Athlete’s Mindset’ In Business

Do you continuously chase your goals or give up when the going gets tough? From hard work and discipline to competitiveness, athletes have developed specific characteristics that enable them to succeed. These characteristics are what make or break an athlete over their career. Successful athletes aren’t always the ones with the most talent but are […]

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Be the driver, be in control

In your life existence, there are so many things you do without an effort, without being aware that you are doing so. You never questioned how you accomplish them effortlessly? What would you say, if I share with you that, there is nothing you achieve today that is new to you?  You achieve them because […]

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This is my purpose: Changing the world through sport

I believe you need to have a purpose in life. A purpose gives you a reason to exist, keeps you motivated and gives you something to base your life decisions on. This is my purpose. Everything I do is rooted in sport. From training to stay healthy, watching sport or understanding an athlete mindset to […]

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How sport can build a Strong Foundation for your Business

A lot of people often wonder why their businesses are not working or why businesses nowadays have a shorter life span compared to numerous others that were formed 100 years ago but still in existence today and are powerhouses in their industries. It all goes back to one thing, which is making sure that you […]

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To succeed, you need to be present

Each time I had stepped in a field of play, I reminded myself of the possibility that the opponent is either better than me or more prepared than me. That reasoning kept me 100% focused at all time, as we say in football, I stayed switched on, I was always present. I knew, in order […]

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Sport has the power to change the world despite adversity

Sport has the power to change the world. Those are the opening words of Nelson Mandela’s speech at the inaugural Laureus Sports Awards in the year 2000. And boy oh boy are they true. You see, sport has definitely changed my life. I played a lot of sports growing up, and even though I was […]

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Do you have grit?

Without grit, talent may be nothing more than unmet potential. So what is grit? To break it down, there are two components: passion and perseverance. Passion is defined as ‘an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.’ and perseverance is defined as ‘persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.’ Therefore just having […]

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Minda Dentler – What I learned when I conquered the world’s toughest triathlon

I love stories of people who are not deterred by challenges or disabilities to overcome great challenges. This story of Minda Dentler ticks all the boxes. Big dreams and goals can only be realized when you’re ready to fail. A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and then a full-length marathon on hot, dry ground […]

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Identify an A-team in business using sport

6 qualities from sport that let you know you’re playing with an A-team in business Playing rugby was the perfect breeding ground to lead me into my entrepreneurial journey. On the muddy pitches of the South African rugby fields is where the foundations of the characteristics I needed to forge my way into the challenging […]

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What Shapes You, Does not Define You

What shapes you does not define you. Instead, you are defined by what you do in spite of the factors that shaped you. What Shaped You? From the time you were born to your early adulthood, you were shaped and moulded into a version of the person you are today by factors largely outside of […]

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Win Your Day

Win your day – with an athlete’s mindset The holidays are done. You head back into the office, motivated with new goals. You have a plan of how your day / week will go to ensure you meet your deadlines. You walk to your desk and are slammed with 4 deadlines and a report due […]

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Managing adversity in business

5 tips for managing adversity in business All athletes will have their share of adversity each season, just listen to the post-game interviews of teams and athletes who won a competition or championship. So, if you are going through some challenging circumstances, you’re not alone. Being in business is no different, you are going to face […]

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Take on 2019 with a winning attitude

3 Tips to take on 2019 with a winning attitude As a new year breaks you may find yourself reflecting on who you are and where you want to be. In my opinion, this is great because self-reflection is a crucial component to a prosperous and fulfilled life. Approach 2019 with the right attitude, and […]

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Adopt athlete-like habits

It takes more than talent to turn a dream into reality. Professional athletes don’t make it by accident. Their success comes from their habits — the little things they do consistently. Creating new habits and following them sounds quite boring, however the opposite is the case. Positive habits are an enabler for high performance both mentally […]

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The Will to Win

Both sport and the business world share a common goal – ‘the will to win’. Business, like in sport it is going to get tough at some point and you will need to rely on your mental game to reach your goals. The difference between a good race and a bad race is all about […]

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What would a Champion do?

The alarm goes off… you have two choices. Wake up and chase your dreams or go back to sleep. Champions are not the ones who always win races – champions are the ones who get out there and try. And try harder the next time. And even harder the next time. ‘Champion’ is a state […]

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Best TED talks to unleash the athlete in you

With thousands of TED talks to choose from, we’ve found a few standout speakers to unleash your inner business athlete. Shawn Achor – The happy secret to better work Simon Sinek – How great leader inspire action Jon Wexler – Permission to fail What is TED? TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually […]

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Becoming a Business Athlete

Visualise an athlete. You’re probably thinking of a someone lean and muscular. Maybe a runner, an Olympian or a world-class footballer? What do you visualize when you picture yourself? We’re all athletes, regardless of winning a gold medal or scoring the match-winning goal. Being an athlete is more than just physical strength. It’s about your […]

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Be a playmaker, not a spectator. Join the Unleash Academy community. Share your views on becoming a Business Athlete.

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