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I spend a lot of my time now helping people who range from late teens through to 60+ who tell me over and over that they can’t achieve anything, they are stuck in jobs they hate, living in neighbourhoods they can’t stand, driving cars that cost them a fortune in repairs, and think they have no choice and are stuck there for the rest of their lives. THEY HAVE STOPPED DREAMING!
I encourage you to start to dream BIG. Start to think about how you would like your life to be and how you can achieve it. Imagine what you would like to do every morning and how you rush out of bed because you can’t wait to get started on the day. The dream is inside you somewhere but you have to find it and then seek a way to make it happen. Work out a plan. If you think it is beyond your abilities, then increase your abilities. I have made a life decision that I want to add value to myself every day. I want to go to bed better than I was when I got up that morning.
Life is too short to waste so make sure you become the best YOU that you can. Discover that dream deep down inside. Hold onto it, guard it strongly, and then move towards it a little every day.
Live with Passion.
Dream BIG and then GO HARD.
Andrew Batty
Making a Difference

As you go through life people will continually tell that you are ‘too young’ or ‘too old’ to achieve your goals in life. It has happened to all of us.

My advice is DON’T BELIEVE THEM! Age is just a number. Look at Bill Gates at 20 years old starting Microsoft, Mark Zuckerburg at 20 years old with face book or look at Colonel Harland Sanders starting Kentucky Fried Chicken at 65 years of age.

Age is JUST A NUMBER! The successful people listen to the naysayers momentarily, and then keep moving towards your goals anyway.

Live with passion and enjoy the journey.

One of the key factors in you moving towards your destiny is to take responsibility for yourself. So many people look at circumstances they can’t control such as their upbringing, parents, the economy, politicians, past bosses, past relationships, current relationships, anybody or anything they can find. Often it is easy to do this when we look at what appears to be the easy journeys of others and decide that there is not point trying to compete because the advantages the other person has is too great to overcome. I understand that these factors can impact our life and give us challenges, but at some point you have to take personal responsibility for your own life and reaching your destiny.
There comes a time where we just have to take responsibility. We have to stop blaming others and decide that we can influence our own future. Although it is inevitable that life will give us challenges, we have to make a conscious decision to take responsibility to move forward towards our destiny.
The question you need to ask at this point is whether there are areas in your life that you need to take responsibility before you can move forward successfully? If so, do it today and move forward on your journey with positivity and a renewed confidence on your journey.
Live with passion
Andrew Batty
Competitive Greatness Training

I am sure that we have all the story of David and Goliath. How the young shepherd boy slayed the huge giant.

The reality is that without Goliath, David would possibly have remained out in the desert tending to his father’s sheep. When the opportunity arose, he chose to have faith in his abilities and his beliefs, and take on the challenge before him. He had previously defeated lions and bears protecting his sheep and now this was just one more enemy to be defeated.

I believe that all of us have opportunities in life to step up and meet the challenge which could prove life changing. Sadly not everyone chooses to accept these challenges and remains in jobs they hate, living in houses they can’t afford, living lives that make them miserable. They see success as something that is miles away or just reserved for someone else.
This is NOT TRUE. Success can be yours if you choose the right path. Like David, opportunities will come up in life to stand up and make a difference. In every situation, look for the opportunities and not just the challenges. They will be there.

If you believe that you are not skilled enough, then take action now so you will be ready next time. There will be a next time. But don’t wait too long because life is short and not to be wasted. Life is not a dress rehearsal, it is the real show so take it by the throat and fulfil your potential.

Live with passion and enjoy the journey.

Dream BIG and then go HARD.

Andrew Batty

As you would know if you read my book Born for This, I went from being an overweight 40 year old, with my constant companions being a packet of potato chips in one hand a can of cake in the other, to running a marathon. The fire was ignited while sitting on a balcony on holidays watching marathoners run by the apartment where we were staying. I made a decision then and there that I could achieve this challenge of epic proportions. The spark had been created but I now had to light the fire. I had to take action… today. In the afternoon, after the final runners had gone past in the marathon I went out and purchased a good pair of running shoes that were necessary for running long distances to minimize the damage to the body. In the evening I went out for a walk in the new runners. The journey had begun and I had ignited the fire. The rest is history. Two years later I completed the very same marathon that I had observed from a balcony in an unfit state (with my potato chips and coke in hand). I had ‘got out of the stands’ and got onto the playing field’, and it felt GREAT. All this because I ignited the flame.

The reality in life is that nobody gets out alive, so you have to choose whether you are going to die in the stands or die on the field of battle.
You may not want to run a marathon but what flickers of sparks do you have burning deep down inside that just need some oxygen to make them burst into flame? What passions can you ignite that can make a difference in your life and those around you?

What about you? Have you got a passion burning deep down inside just waiting to be ignited? What is that brings a tear to your eye and makes you want to take action?

Do Something TODAY.

Live with passion.

Andrew Batty
Competitive Greatness Training

There is absolutely no doubt that there is immense power in the words that we use. Words can inspire people into action, paralyse with fear or promote apathy.

I think Solomon said it best in the Bible when he said
“He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity” Proverbs 21:23

What about you? What words have motivated you to bigger things or destroyed your dreams? Who are the people that are influencing your life? Are they inspiring and encouraging you, or are they focusing on the negatives?

I am convinced that one of the biggest determining factors on where you will be in five years time are the people that influence you so be very selective with your friends.

As you travel through life, you are always in the company of people who can potentially bring out the best or worst in you. They can lead you on journeys that you never intended to take. If you are in good company, the journeys can be very successful, but if you are in bad company, the path can be hugely destructive.

Friends can steal your destiny… don’t let them.

If you feel they have stolen your destiny already, then steal it back… it is never too late.

Feel free to leave any comments. I read them all!

Live with passion.

Andrew Batty
Competitive Greatness Training


As we get older, I continually hear all the reasons why things can’t be achieved. I hear about the tough economy, how hard it is to get a job, the cost of houses, the mortgage interest rate, and the falling share prices. We just forget how to dream.

The thing that I sometimes find sadder is that there are people actually still dream BIG when they get older … but then do nothing. They dream about all the things they could do, should do, or would like to do, but do NOTHING. In almost every case, the point where you take action is the important part. Dream … then DO! Without action, it all just remains a dream and that is as sad as not even dreaming at all.

What about you? Do you dare to dream? If so, then the journey has begun. If not,  spend some time with a dreamer and learn all you can. Think about how you would love you life to be and then go for it.

If you have dreams, then think about all the ways you can achieve the dream and live your ideal life. It can be done! People do it! I do it every day!

Don’t waste any time as life is too short.

Dream BIG and the GO HARD.

Live with passion

Often the treasure we are seeking in life will tell many things about us. Is this treasure REALLY important in the big picture of life or something that will create short term please and gain? Is it something that will benefit only ourselves or will it benefit others around us?

The question I have for you is what is the treasure that you are seeking? Is it something that will result from the loss of others or is it something that will that will bless others? Will your success be celebrated by others or cause them great grief? Is it a treasure that will slide quickly through your fingers or is it a treasure that will last a lifetime and beyond?

Choose your treasure carefully. It may be the most important decision of your life.

Live with passion

Dream BIG and then GO HARD.

Andrew Batty

As you head into the new year, are you looking forward to bigger and better things or will it just be more of the same? Do you want to achieve great things this new year? If you do, it is not going to happen just by accident. This podcast goes through the five steps that will set you on the journey to having a great new year and moving forward to greater things.

Let the fun begin!!
Live with passion

Dream BIG and then GO HARD.

Andrew Batty

I am sure that you have heard the saying ready, aim, fire. This process is standard practice when involved with the shooting of weapons and has contributed to many successful ‘hits’. However, from my experience of coaching and mentoring people, I have found that many people spend so much time getting ready and aiming that they never end up firing. They dream about it, talk about it, admire and envy others who have succeeded, and never fire a shot. They are always waiting for everything to be ‘just right’.
What about you? What are you waiting for?
My advice…
Don’t wait for the perfect conditions before you act as the conditions will never be just right.
As Theodore Roosevelt once said “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month”.

Take responsibility and don’t blame others or rely on others to achieve your dreams. Other people can always give assistance… but it is still your responsibility to follow your dream.

At some point it is important for you to take action and just ‘fire’.

Go for your dreams. Life is too short to keep waiting.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Live with passion.

 

 

The important things in life all take work and effort to achieve despite what all the advertising will tell us. No matter how many machines they create to give us abs of steel, it will still take hard work and a lot of sweat to get the results. No matter how many powders and formulas are produced to help us lose weight rapidly and easy it will still take hard work and discipline. If you want a successful marriage it will take work and commitment. That is just how life works.
The great thing is that if we do make the effort and sweat through the process, the sense of achievement will be overwhelming and the motivation will drive us forward to achieve bigger and better things.
So make the decision to take the hard road and you will not regret it for a minute.

Live with passion and enjoy the journey.

Andrew

Don’t Waste Your Talents
So many people got through life with amazing talents and abilities that never see the light of day. They stay in jobs they hate and live mediocre lives in great dissatisfaction without realising they are sitting on a potential gold mine. What about you? Are you living your dreams and loving the journey to becoming the best you can be? If not, DO SOMETHING! Life is too short to spend sitting in the stands and thinking about what could have been. Discover your talents and use them to the best of your ability. You can love every day.

Live with passion.

Andrew

HOW BIG IS YOUR WHY?
This time of year so many people start out with new years resolutions, new goals, and huge intentions to change but when the going gets tough just revert back to the old ways. In my experience of coaching and mentoring people through the process, one of the biggest reasons for failure is that the motivation to change is just not great enough. The ‘WHY’ behind the goal just isn’t big enough to maintain you through the tough times on the journey.

My advice is before setting out on the path to a new life, determine the benefits in achieving this change and if they are great enough then the chances of success will increase dramatically.

Live with passion and go hard after your dreams.

Andrew

Do it NOW
So many people have goals and dreams that never see the light of day. They keep them buried deep down inside for fear of failure or humiliation. Others move up to the starting line with great intentions and the gun goes off and the don’t leave the starting blocks. How sad is that!!

What about you? Are you waiting for the time to be just right? Take it from me… it will never be just right!

If you want it to happen, DO IT NOW!

If you take that first step and start on the journey, momentum will build and your life will never be the same.

Live with passion and hard after your dreams.

Andrew

Life’s too Short So Go Nuts
Life is short but too many spend their time looking back at what might have been and staying put rather than looking forward to what still can be.
Think BIG. Plan BIG. Go Hard.

Live with passion.

Andrew
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Thanks for the Rejection
One of the most difficult times in life is when we get rejected and often looking back it is the greatest thing that ever happened to us. Rejection gets us on the path we need to walk to get us where we are meant to be.

Live with passion.

Andrew

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