This episode is one of my favourite ones. Folkert wonders if success is boring? Really? I recorded it a while back but it is all about what success means, and what we can achieve based on our own capabilities. Folkert Behrends has a similar passion to myself: helping and motivating people. Folkert supports individuals, teams and companies in finding unused personality, leadership and communication potentials. He develops strategies which translate into future skills, having worked with big blue chip companies. We discuss how the younger generation has to be managed differently and how people need to be empowered.
Given he is an athlete (22 time IRONMAN finisher!) Folkert gives us amazing examples of success, achievements and we discuss the choices we have and should make. He draws on his vast experience on how to train your mind, understand what you want to achieve, where your focus is, and how you need to go ‘into the tunnel’. There are so many take aways for focus in anyone’s life and we discuss cultures and attitudes and how they differ across the world.
You might have to listen to this episode several times as every time you listen you will find a new nuance around how to improve your peak performance. From taking breaks, to recover regularly, reset – platform – develop! Focus on the big points is key, and the here and now. Folkert gives us leadership advice and quotes something I loved: “perfection creates ambition, yet ambition kills perfection”