Welcome to the Journey: The Elements for Success, Winning and Increased Performance Companion Page 

This companion page accompanies The Journey a self published book that highlights the key elements needed for success, winning and increased performance in that ever you do. 

These elements are presented in the form of 3 Building Blocks and 3 Principles and book demonstrates what each of these are and how they interact to provide a powerful mindset to achieve objectives and be success.

“Success is a Journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome” – Arthur Ashe

Everything you do in life can be traced back to these essential elements that are called Building Blocks and Principles.

The Building Blocks are Awareness, Belief, and Balance.

The Principles are Hard Work, Control the Controllables and Extend Comfort Zone.

The Building Blocks and the Principles work and interact together to move you forward on your Journey to success and to put you in a position to win.  

Imagine baking a cake, you have to mix all the ingredients in the right quantities to get an amazing cake.  The same is true for your Journey; you need the right mix of the Building Blocks and Principles to be successful.  Understanding this mix and how Building Blocks and Principles interact will propel you forward on your Journey.  Using the strategies outlined in the book to increase each of these will give you a better chance of success.

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How Does Confidence and Belief Link Together

Belief influence absolutely everything that we do in our lives whether this is sport, business or day to day life.

Based on our beliefs (and these can be positive and negative) we make reference points that reinforce and support the beliefs that we hold.  If we have established negative beliefs then we need to remove the negative reference points.  If the belief is positive we need to keep working on reinforcing and strengthening it.  

By reinforcing positive reference points linked to positive beliefs will give you confidence that you are able to be success and achieve what you set out to complete.  Confidence is subjective and can go up and down very quickly so minimise this we need to reinforce and develop our positive reference points.

Whole Person Wheel

Here is an example of a whole person wheel.  The whole circle represents your whole existence and the time that you have.  You then divide the circle into different segments with each one representing an aspect of who you are and what you spend your time on.

Does the time you currently allocate to each segment mirror the beliefs you have against each one?  

If not then you are not fully balanced!

 The Plate Spinning Model 

 Spinning plates is a great way to encapsulate the importance of Balance in your Journey.  To keep all the plates spinning you have to keep balanced by spending time with each to give them a spin to maintain their balance. By being balanced you are able to move further on your Journey because everything is moving in the right direction.

Below is a series of diagrams that demonstrate visually the plate spinning model.  The example used in these diagrams is a manager of a team in business so as your plates are in separate areas (in this example these are You, the Organisation and the Team).  The individual plates in each area are represented by A, B, C in each area.  These are all different plates that you have to spin, different people have different numbers of plates to spin in each area (some people will have more areas as well!). 

Diagram 1

In this second diagram the example is concentrating on spinning the plates connected to the organisation they work for and their own personal plates.  This demonstrated by a solid line so as a result the plates connected to the team are being neglected and starting to wobble! 

Diagram 3

In this first diagram we see the individual plates we have to spin; each of these have to have different amounts of time spent on them to spin and they are each in different areas.  As a result each area in the diagram is represented by a dashed outline showing that you can enter and leave each area.  This diagram is what good balance looks like. 

Diagram 2

Due to the neglect of the plates in the team the example has lost the ability to get in and spin the plates so these plates stop spinning they will fall, break and can not be recovered.