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Another 20 Great Lessons 2013 Taught Me

1.Your environment (your home, your office, the magazines you read etc.) dramatically affects your levels of achievement.

2.Reviewing your Big 5 annual goals every morning and working on your plan every day is an exceptionally powerful way to breed unbeatable focus and drive.

3.Getting ultra-fit lifts every other area of your life.

4.Our biggest enemy is our own self-doubt. We really can achieve extraordinary things
in our lives. But we sabotage our greatness because of our fear.

5.Join a mastermind group. It’s just remarkable what being in a room full of people who are smarter than yourself does for your performance.

6.Writing learning down works so much better than typing things down on a computer.

7.Dopamine is the elite performers best friend. [I really dug deep into the neurobiology of high-achievement in this past year and discovered that this neurotransmitter is the key to motivation…and it is released when we push our envelopes and do things that are difficult].

8.If you try to do it all yourself you get very little done. The most productive people set the dream and then hand it over swiftly to a project manager to execute with precision.

9.Become one of the rare people who don’t know how to quit (unless it really is time to quit).

10.Smile. It truly makes a difference to the people around you.

11.Just because excellent manners are not so common doesn’t mean that excellent manners are not incredibly important.

12.Always remember that there’s food on your table thanks to the customers you are privileged to serve.

13.It’s so much better to fail trying than to not even get into the game.

14.The more you serve, the more joyful you’ll become.

15.Life’s short. Have fun.

16.Gratitude is the antidote to misery.

17.Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and beautiful at the end.

18.The real key to getting great things done is stop doing so many good things.

19.Small little details done excellently and consistently stack up into something the world sees as Mastery.

20.Spend time in nature to renew and refuel.

20 Greatest Lessons 2013 Taught Me

1. Success has less to do with hard work and more to do with massive focus on your few best opportunities.

2. Why resist change when it’s the main source of your growth?

3. The more you invest in growing and developing your mindset and way of seeing the world, the more everything you touch transforms in a breathtakingly positive way.

4. Pursuing perfection really does matter (in a world highly accepting of mediocrity).

5. Spending full days with zero technology to refuel or do important work is a game-changer.

6. Doing something super-nice for at least one stranger a day gives them a gift and an even larger one to yourself.

7. Adore your parents. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

8. The smartest thing you can do to grow a great company is to first sweat getting A-players only onto your team and then sweat training and developing them so they play their A-game.

9. Most tv is toxic.

10. Have the discipline to clean out all the energy-draining people in your life. You really do rise or fall to the level of your associations.

11. Doing huge dreams we have never done can be frightening. Yet when we push to the edges of our limits, our limits expand.

12. If you don’t make the time for yourself to get inspired, no one around you will ever be inspired.

13. Your diet affects your moods. Eat like a superstar.

14. Talk less. Do more.

15. Integrity is more valuable than income.

16. Model Mandela and you’ll find at the end of your life you lived an awesome one.

17. Learn to love yourself. It’s the great rule for being loving with other people.

18. When your dominant business focus is to deliver outrageous amounts of value to your customers every time they do business with you, they become fanatical followers who tell the world about what you do.

19. Money invested in personal development and professional growth generally has a 30X plus return on investment (I went to more high-level seminars and programs than ever before and the ROI made them all free).

20. Real leaders have the guts to have the hard conversations.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

20 Best Quotes for High Achievement

…The 20 carefully chosen quotes that I’ve developed over the years will help you immeasurably…if you live by them…

So with a ton of great wishes, here you go:

1.  Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

2.  Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.

3.  Clarity breeds mastery.

4.  Education is inoculation against disruption.

5.  A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.

6.  All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.

7.  If you’re not scared a lot you’re not doing very much.

8.  Where victims see adversity, extreme achievers see opportunity.

9.  The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth.

10. Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.

11. Criticism is the price of ambition.

12. Potential unexpressed turns to pain.

13. Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education.

14. Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.

15. The only failure is not trying.

16. Focus is more valuable than IQ.

17. To double your income, triple your investment in self-development.

18. Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.

19. An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.

20. Life is short. Be of use.

Reproduced with kind permission from Robin Sharma

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Gary Pike,

Right International Ltd, Executive Search


If you like the idea of the people you work with becoming leaders within their roles (and the CEO of their job responsibilities), then please study, debate and share the following “10 Victim Versus Leader Distinctions”:

  1. Victims talk about people. Leaders talk about ideas.
  2. Victims procrastinate around their goals. Leaders execute on them.
  3. Victims enjoy watching things (like TV and video games). Leaders like making things.
  4. Victims are distracted. Leaders are concentrated.
  5. Victims abhor change. Leaders Adore change.
  6. Victims read what everyone reads. Leaders read what few do.
  7. Victims associate with other victims. Leaders spend most of their time with superstars (and thereby dramatically elevate their productivity and success).
  8. Victims are stuck in the past. Leaders are inspired by the future.
  9. Victims resist hard projects. Leaders seek them out (knowing it refines their chops).
  10. Victims work at mediocrity. Leaders view work as an opportunity to pursue Mastery.

Reproduced with kind permission from Robin Sharma Author of the #1 International Bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title”

Gary Pike
Managing Director
Right International Headhunters
Tel:01932 837798


Dear All

Business and Sport are very similar in many respects. Both need top class leaders and a squad of champions to build a great team or company.

But teams and companies often go through a period of hurt, players get injured or move to another team so they have to be replaced quickly, possibly with even better players.

So in companies, good people leave, move to a competitor or maybe they just don’t come up to scratch, and so they have to be replaced as soon as possible otherwise the company and its performance hurts.

Show me where the hurt is in your company and I’ll do my utmost to heal the pain as soon as possible with the top performers in your field.


Call or email me now and I’ll put my team to work right away.


Gary Pike
Managing Director
Right International Headhunters
Tel:01932 837798


A Message From Gary Pike at Right International

I hope you have enjoyed and perhaps shared with your colleagues or family my weekly motivational newsletters which I have been sending out for the past five years.

My passion is in a small way to inspire and bring ideas to as many people as possible that will help improve their lives in several ways. This applies to both clients and the candidates we work with. It is very rewarding to receive calls and emails telling me how these weekly tips have been of use, makes it all worth while!

At the moment life is pretty hectic, I am having meetings on a daily basis with some truly exceptional people who have asked me to seek out companies who would be interested in having an informal chat, perhaps over a cup of coffee to see if there could be a mutually beneficial match.

This has worked very well, even when there was no obvious vacancy. Once we have set up this form of meeting it has often developed into a position being found, bearing in mind that many of these people are not on the market but have asked me to look out for the right opportunity.

At the time of writing I have a few such candidates in the following niches Claims, Sales and Marketing.

If you would wish to know more, please contact me either on 01932 837798 or my mobile 07710 313663

P.S I attach a couple of recent testimonials

"Gary is highly professional and has an excellent understanding of the recruitment business. This really is a first class company providing an experience we would all be proud of. After 35 years in Financial Services this is the best I have come across" 

Sales and Business development Director International Insurance company PLC

"I have used Right International on two occasions and both times I have found Gary Pike to be very thorough in understanding our requirements and then translating it into sourcing some excellent candidates quickly. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others."

CEO Private Equity backed broker

5 Ways to Think Like a Champion

I meet and learn from Champions every day. Not just in locker rooms but in classrooms, hospitals, homeless shelters, homes and office buildings.    

I’ve learned that to be a champion you must Think Like a Champion. Champions think differently than everyone else. They approach their life and work with a different mindset and belief system that separates them from the pack.

1. Champions Expect to Win - When they walk on the court, on the field, into a meeting or in a classroom they expect to win. In fact they are surprised when they don’t win. They expect success and their positive beliefs often lead to positive actions and outcomes. They win in their mind first and then they win in the hearts and minds of their customers, students or fans.

2. Champions Celebrate the Small Wins - By celebrating the small wins champions gain the confidence to go after the big wins. Big wins and big success happen through the accumulation of many small victories. This doesn’t mean champions become complacent. Rather, with the right kind of celebration and reinforcement, champions work harder, practice more and believe they can do greater things.

3. Champions Don’t Make Excuses When They Don’t Win - They don’t focus on the faults of others. They focus on what they can do better. They see their mistakes and defeats as opportunities for growth. As a result they become stronger, wiser and better.

4. Champions Focus on What They Get To Do, Not What They Have To Do - They see their life and work as a gift not an obligation. They know that if they want to achieve a certain outcome they must commit to and appreciate the process. They may not love every minute of their journey but their attitude and will helps them develop their skill.

5. Champions Believe They Will Experience More Wins in the Future - Their faith is greater than their fear. Their positive energy is greater than the chorus of negativity. Their certainty is greater than all the doubt. Their passion and purpose are greater than their challenges. In spite of their situation champions believe their best days are ahead of them, not behind them.

If you don’t think you have what it takes to be a champion, think again. Champions aren’t born. They are shaped and molded. And as iron sharpens iron you can develop your mindset and the mindset of your team with the right thinking, beliefs and expectations that lead to powerful actions.

Reproduced with the kind permission of Jon Gordon, author of ‘The Energy Bus’

Facing the Enemies Within

We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. Maybe some of our fears are brought on by your own experiences,by what someone has told you, by what you’ve read in the papers. Some fears are valid, like walking alone in a bad part of town at two o’clock in the morning. But once you learn to avoid that situation, you won’t need to live in fear of it.

Fears, even the most basic ones, can totally destroy our ambitions. Fear can destroy fortunes. Fear can destroy relationships. Fear, if left unchecked, can destroy our lives. Fear is one of the many enemies lurking inside us.

Let me tell you about five of the other enemies we face from within. The first enemy that you’ve got to destroy before it destroys you is indifference. What a tragic disease this is. “Ho-hum, let it slide. I’ll just drift along.” Here’s one problem with drifting: you can’t drift your way to the top of the mountain.

The second enemy we face is indecision. Indecision is the thief of opportunity and enterprise. It will steal your chances for a better future. Take a sword to this enemy.

The third enemy inside is doubt. Sure, there’s room for healthy skepticism. You can’t believe everything. But you also can’t let doubt take over. Many people doubt the past, doubt the future, doubt each other, doubt the government, doubt the possibilities and doubt the opportunities. Worst of all, they doubt themselves. I’m telling you, doubt will destroy your life and your chances of success. It will empty both your bank account and your heart. Doubt is an enemy. Go after it. Get rid of it.

The fourth enemy within is worry. We’ve all got to worry some. Just don’t let it conquer you. Instead, let it alarm you. Worry can be useful. If you step off the curb in New York City and a taxi is coming, you’ve got to worry. But you can’t let worry loose like a mad dog that drives you into a small corner. Here’s what you’ve got to do with your worries: drive them into a small corner. Whatever is out to get you, you’ve got to get it. Whatever is pushing on you, you’ve got to push back.

The fifth interior enemy is over-caution. It is the timid approach to life. Timidity is not a virtue; it’s an illness. If you let it go, it’ll conquer you. Timid people don’t get promoted. They don’t advance and grow and become powerful in the marketplace. You’ve got to avoid over-caution.

Do battle with the enemy. Do battle with your fears. Build your courage to fight what’s holding you back, what’s keeping you from your goals and dreams. Be courageous in your life and in your pursuit of the things you want and the person you want to become.

reproduced with kind permission from Jim Rohn.