Lance Armstrong on dealing with Pain.

“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” Lance Armstrong Pain and pleasure are the only true motivators in life. As normal human beings we take actions to either avoid pain or experience pleasure. But some people seek out pain as a means to an end. It is as inevitable as tomorrow’s sunrise that there will be time any event and in training, that you suffer – both mentally and physically. Lance Armstrong’s words have become a...

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Thomas Edison, sports people and your next Presentation

Thomas Edison, sports people and your next Presentation

Throughout their careers, sportsmen and women will take part in thousands of races.  Business people will make thousands of presentations – most of which will fall on (kinda) deaf ears. Unless they fall in the rare 0,5% who chose their parents correctly, like Steve Jobs, Bruce Fordyce, Mark Allen and Lance Armstrong, they will achieve winning or exceptional results in only a hand-full of the events they start.  Mentally speaking, the...

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How Lance Armstrong uses the Power of his Sub-conscious

It’s July again and millions of people are glued to their TV screens to watch the Tour de France. Le Tour as it is affectionately known lasts 3 weeks (21 stages) and this year will cover roughly 3 500km. Plagued by drug scandals over last few years, it has also been the stage on which the world’s greatest inspirational story – Lance Armstrong won the race 7 years conscutively after being given slim chances of surviving...

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Clinically Boring – Can you script life?

classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui> Not too long ago I was on a training ride with my Ironman training partner.  (Right, now the cat’s out the bag!) He mentioned to me that this year’s Tour de France was “clinically boring” and predictable.  He went on to say that a Hollywood scriptwriter could not have written it any better.  And he had a point!  Somehow we...

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