During these podcasts, I host a variety of influential individuals. Here we discuss their journey, the obstacles they have had to overcome, their mindset, and what it takes to become the best version of themselves.
Each individual offers a fantastic and inspiring insight into their lives, in which they share key advice and lessons they have learnt.
Episode 19 with Professional Rugby Player and Pure Sport CBD Co Founder Grayson Hart
My guest today is professional rugby player and entrepreneur Grayson Hart.
We discuss his remarkable journey from growing up in New Zealand, to his journey over to Australia, then eventually the UK where he went onto represent Scotland in the 15 man and 7 man code.
This conversation is extra special because Grayson talks so honestly and openly about his career and ow he dealt with the highs of pro rugby as well as the lows of rugby and what he learned from that.
This conversation focuses heavily on mindset and the importance of being your own person in a world that often wants us to conform. Grayson also discusses how we can overcome hardship, rejection, as well as importance of not attaching your value to a goal.
Grayson is now a player at the Bedford Blues as well as being a successful entrepreneur, where he Is the Co founder of Pure sport CBD, a supplement helping people all over the world, which has benefits for both physical and mental health. I have attached the links to Grayson's social, as well as his Pure sport CBD company where you can check out these products.
This really is a lesson on being your authentic self and not worrying about rejection, conforming or shrinking yourself to fit in. It focuses on developing that mindset to be anything you want to be in life.
Enjoy the episode.
Episode 18 with Last Chance U Star Dior Scott.
In the latest episode I am joined by the star of Netflix Last Chance U documentary Dior Scott.
Last Chance University is a Netflix documentary which follows around a Junior College American Football Team for a season and offers a compelling look into College Sport, as well as the lives of student athletes, where life has been difficult for many of them. During the documentary, we see what it really means to the players and coaches to be successful, as well as the hardships these young athletes have to go through. For most of the athletes this is their last chance to make it out and gain a scholarship to a University College to play Football and gain a degree, which then puts them on the path to the NFL.
Many of the players we see showcased have been through a lot of hardship and adversity. My guest today Dior Walker-Scott, was one of those athletes. An amazing sporting talent, who has an unbelievable work ethic and drive. However, he was also battling severe hardships throughout the documentary. We see Dior study, work part-time, sleep in his car, struggle with his anxiety levels, experience family struggles and all doing so whilst trying to chase his dream of gaining a Division 1 College scholarship so he could make it to the NFL.
During this podcast, we discuss the following topics:
How life has changed for Dior since the documentary was released.
What it was like to be filmed on Last Chance U.
How he is enjoying his new life playing football in Hawaii.
Mental health in sport.
Sharing light on how he overcame the hardships he faced .
His mindset and drive.
Advice he has for others.
Episode 17 with South African International Rugby Player Dillyn Leyds
My guest today is South African international rugby player Dillyn Leyds. Dillyn has represented the Western Force in Perth, the Stormers in South Africa, as well as La Rochelle where he is currently based in France.
As mentioned, Dillyn is an international South African rugby player and has won 10 caps for his county. Dillyn is probably one of the most exciting talents out thee. All you need to do is type is name into you tube any you'll understand what type of exciting rugby plyer he is.
This podcast was recorded 6 weeks ago, where Dillyn was waiting for the next available flight out of south Africa (due to COVID restrictions in SA) to join his new club in France. During the conversation we talked about Dillyn's career on and off the field. Dillyn shares an honest insight into what it is like to be a professional athlete, alluding to the highs and lows.
This conversation is honest, open and inspiring, you certainly don’t have to be a rugby supporter to enjoy this podcast.
Episode 16 with Olympic Bronze Medallist Desiree Henry
My guest is an Olympic Bronze medallist Desiree henry. Desiree is a Great Britain sprinter and has had great success in her career so far and is still only 24. She has won a Bronze medal in the 4x 100 metre relay at the Rio Olympics at age just 20. She has also won a silver medal at the 2017 London world championships and a Gold medal at the European championships both in the 4x100 metre relay.
What makes her career so unique is not only the success she has experienced from a young age, but the serious injuries she’s had to overcome, that has sharpened her mindset and also motivated her to be the best athlete she can be.
During the conversation we discuss where her athletic career started, who inspires her, her main motivation, overcoming potential career-ending injuries, having success at a young age, her mindset towards training, and advice she has for others.
Episode 15 with Former Scottish International Rugby Player Tim Visser
On today's podcast, I am joined by Tim Visser. A rugby player who has had a fantastic career playing for Newcastle, Edinburgh, Harlequins, and Scotland (33 caps). We discuss Tim's journey, from growing up in the Netherlands and coming over to the Uk to play rugby, life after retirement, what it takes to make it at the highest level, key lessons he's learned and the best players he played with and against.
Episode 14 with Welsh International Rugby Player Nick Tompkins
My guest today is Welsh international rugby player Nick Tompkins. During the lockdown period, we recorded this podcast and this was prior to Nick signing for the Dragons.
However, During his career so far Nick has already tasted a great deal of success, he has won plenty of silverware with the Saracens. These performances earnt Nick a call up to the Welsh squad in 2020, where he became a permanent figure in the centre for Wales after his try-scoring debut for against Italy.
During the podcast, we discuss Nick’s rise to fame, what it was like to play for the Saracens, what the decision was like to play for Wales, the feeling of scoring on his debut, his philosophy on getting the best out of himself and advice he has for others trying to make it, along with his future ambitions in the game.