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Monday Morning Motivation – When it hurts

A person's arm with the tattoo, "Don't let your dreams die"

When it Hurts is a motivational compilation – enjoy! Transcript Quentin Tarantino: Bottom line is the fact that I realised that even the group people I hung around with, you know, it was easy for me to think that I was doing a lot because I was doing more to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Women for Tri

Women for Tri

I love this video from Women For Tri. One day, I’ll swim, I’ll bike and I’ll run. One day, I’ll make my mum proud. One day, she’ll stand on the sidelines and watch me finish… because today, I stand and watch her. One day, I’ll be an Ironman. You never Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Who do you want to be?

Person in a cave with light shining on them

Do you have six minutes to be motivated this week? Yes? Watch on… No? OK, the simple answer is hard work! 🙂 Will Smith: For me it has been to be that guy that does what people say can’t be done, you know, and I think it started with trying Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Ironman Objective

Christophe Suquet from Ironman Objective posing with his tri bike

Do you have two minutes to spare this morning? Ironman Objective is an inspirational triathlon training video with Christophe Suquet. Watching it is a great way to start your week. Passion. Determination. Generosity. Perseverance. Ironman Objective. If you’d like to learn more about Christophe (and can speak French), you can follow Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Usain Bolt: The greatest of all time

Usain Bolt.

Who can fail to be inspired by ‘the fastest human ever timed’: Usain Bolt? “Lightning Bolt” is the holder of 9 gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at three consecutive Olympics. He is also an eleven-time World Champion. Transcript Good things come to those who believe. Better things Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Labels against women

Still from Pantene labels against women advert. The woman is labelled 'pushy' whereas the made is labelled 'persuasive'.

Continuing with my feminist inspiration on a Monday morning, I thought I’d share this Filipino commercial (Labels against women) for Pantene shampoo. It shows some of the dichotomies that women face. We’re encouraged to be more ‘masculine’ to succeed in a man’s world but then are berated for that behaviour. Common Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Girls Can

Girls Can Covergirl advert - hockey player.

I like Girls Can Covergirl advert about female empowerment and breaking barriers. Featuring a host of stars who’ve been trail-blazers in their respective fields, I find this advert inspirational. Ellen DeGeneres: Girls can’t. Sometimes you hear it, but more often, you feel it. Pink: Girls can’t rock. Katy Perry: Girls Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Limitless passion

'Passion led us here' written on the pavement.

This week’s motivation is Tony Robbins talking about ‘limitless passion’. My mom wanted me to be a truck driver because that would mean I would make $24 000 a year if I went to truck masters and that’d be twice what my father made. And she thought that would happen, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Meet Non Stanford’s Toughest Opponent

Non Stanford

Triathlon is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. Mastering three disciplines simultaneously puts an immense amount of pressure on an athlete’s body. After a string of injuries forced Non Stanford to take a break from her sport in 2008, it was the mental strain of starting Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Bounce by Matthew Syed

I’m really interested in Matthew Syed’s hypothesis that talent is a myth and that success is a consequence of purposeful practice. It is hard to summarise all of Syed’s arguments, but here are some of the elements that he says make someone successful (in sports): Having access to the appropriate Read more…