Do the best you can, where you are, with what you’ve got…this month Radius had the privilege of hearing from Francesca Halsall, three-time Olympian, World, Commonwealth and European champion, who gave us her hints and tips on performance:
You don’t have to be the most gifted in the room… its all about mindset and actions and having the right attitude to make a difference. Doing the best you can, where you are, with what you have got.
Be your own role model… you can change your career and be whoever you want. If you apply the same principles of the right mindset, skills and actions you can be who you want to be. For Fran, this is going from Olympic swimmer to a career in nuclear engineering!
The power of a great team and network… is that you build purpose, trust, communication, and commitment. If you have a strong network around you, pulling in the same direction with a common goal you can achieve what you want to achieve.
It’s not all about the big stuff… consistency is the difference between success or not. You have to focus on those non negotiables, the boring stuff daily, the stuff that actually makes a difference. If you do this every day the rest will come through.
There is nothing wrong with playing to your strengths… we tend to worry about our weaknesses and look at what we can do to improve on the things we are not so good at, but why? Why not focus on your strengths and make them even better. Spend time celebrating your strengths and focus on what you are good at!
The gospel according to Fran… is taking responsibility for your actions and getting motivated. Its managing your emotions. Its playing to your strengths and finding your non negotiables… not a bad gospel to sing along too.