Well done. You smashed all my stereotypical perceptions of you and your success in the first 2 minutes. I now truly appreciate your hard work and journey to your success. I leave tonight and am inspired by your story. Well done! You are an Australian champion. You’re also bloody entertaining.
Michael H. McGrath
I attended your presentation at the Madison Financial Group conference yesterday in Newcastle and it was by far the best motivational event I have ever been to.
You were not only enormously entertaining, you delivered a powerful and relevant message that we can all learn from.
Geoff Taylor – MAJENDA
Aussie ?s love a bit of luck, whether it be at the horses, on the footy, at the casino or sometimes even when we sell our home. We ?ve even coined the phrase “doing a Bradbury” to describe a lucky, or flukey event.
I ?m pretty sure we all remember Steven Bradbury, but if not, here is a quick refresher. Bradbury was our first Winter Olympics Gold medal winner in 2002. Many people think his win was based purely on luck. You may recall all those in front of him in the Olympic final fell over. What many people don ?t know is that Bradbury was also our first GOLD medal winner in a winter sport at World Championship level, 11 years before his Olympic success. He also won an Olympic Bronze medal 8 years prior. He is a 4 time Olympian.
Now, is all of that just luck or is there more to the story? Think about the early morning starts driving to training in a banged out old car whilst everyone else was asleep. Bradbury followed his dreams where most others would have given up. He didn ?t cut corners, he made big lifestyle sacrifices, he went after his goal with pure determination, grit and tenacity. Whilst those in “that race” were so busy fighting with each other, Bradbury got on with the job of getting over the line first. So what on earth has this got to do with real estate?
I believe, we can learn a lot from Bradbury ?s achievements. That is why, I prefer to spell the four letter word LUCK a little differently to most. My preferred spelling is WORK. And I don ?t mean having just more properties for sale, I mean focused work. Steven Bradbury didn ?t compete in 100 events, he chose a couple only and focused 100% energy on those. His approach was single-minded for many years.
Learning from this is so important. Our business model is based on deliberately working with fewer sellers than our high-turnover competitors. This means we FOCUS so much harder on every facet of the sale process on property. This greatly improves chances of getting the best outcome when selling! Some people would say that we are the classic underdog just like Bradbury, but we ?ve learnt to fight harder and smarter because of this. In this business, you make your own luck and it really is funny, the harder we WORK at being lucky, the LUCKIER we seem to get!
I really hope that your weekend selling, is as LUCKY as ours
By Stephan Siegfried
I actually just wanted to email you and let you know that I am a primary school teacher and am teaching my students about you and your win at the Olympics at the moment.
We are looking at point of view and perspective and the students are going to look at how Australia reported your win and how America reported your win. We are also going to look at Fables such as the Hare and the Tortoise and link it to you.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your inspiration. I hope that discussing and teaching about you gives the chance for students to learn about finishing what they start and resilience.
You are a true inspiration and I thank you sincerely.
Steven Bradbury presented at our FAST Group Professional Development Events in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide in 2014. Steven was also a Professional Development speaker at our events back in 2007 and everyone loved his presentation. As a professional speaker Steven is like a good bottle of wine, improving with age. His presentation was new, entertaining, motivating and he didn’t speak a lot about his Olympic experience. He told some very funny stories about his family and left us with clear strategy on how business owners and employees develop a high performance mindset. Steven was already booked up on our Sydney and Melbourne dates, we will be getting him back for these events next year. BRENDAN WRIGHT – CEO – FAST GROUP
We received great feedback from our members regarding your speech. Your sense of humour and unique storytelling abilities about your journey toward success provided a fantastic start to our Conference.
Radley de Silva | Chief Executive Officer
Master Builders Association Of Victoria
Congratulations on your performance in Sochi.
I just wanted to thank you for all of the effort you put in to our broadcast. Your performance on camera was great and so too was your commentary. Myself and our viewers really enjoyed listening to you and Lachie Reid, you worked very well together.
Thanks for all the support you have given us over the journey that was these games.
A new standard on how Olympic Winter Games can be broadcast has been set.
David Barham – Head of Sport – Network TEN