The Olympic games are a standout event in the sporting calendar which always brings people together in a wonderful festival of sport. The games see inspirational athletes from a whole host of different sports become national heroes every four years.
Take Usain Bolt, for example, the fastest man on the planet was unknown before the 2008 Olympics in Beijing where years’ worth of training came to fruition in under ten seconds as he became the Olympic champion.
As well as being outstanding sportsmen and women, former and current athletes make fantastic Olympic speakers. The skills and personal qualities they possess to become global stars are also transferable to other areas of life especially when it comes to improving personal performance.
Why performing at your best is essential?
No matter what area of work your career is in, being able to consistently perform at a high level is incredibly important for both individual success as well as achieving big things for a business or company. One of the most important factors is having a good attitude to work.
Going above and beyond and ensuring that your work ethic is to a high standard is the first step to success. Every gold medal winning Olympian abides by this mantra and understands that it does not matter how talented someone is if a good attitude is not in place.
Motivational Olympic Speakers are becoming more popular to inspire audiences to perform at their best no matter their profession.
What an Olympian must do to optimise performance
A successful athlete needs to be disciplined in everything they do. Take six-time Olympic gold medallist and cycling star Sir Chris Hoy MBE for example. With a rigorous Olympic training schedule, to stick to this he needed high commitment levels to stick to a regime which he knew would succeed.
Exercise, training, and diet were all things to consider but the training schedule alone was not enough to help him win the medals. This came from being disciplined and giving 100% in every aspect of his life. Whilst, people in other areas of work will not need to be quite so extreme, making sure you have these same qualities will breed success in all aspects of life.
How an Olympian’s training schedule is relatable to daily life
Just like training to be an athlete, having a routine and structure to your work can help you perform at the top level. You may not be going for a 10mile run or hoping on a bike every morning but it is still important to have a sense of structure in your work to help keep yourself organised and task focused.
Olympian’s frequently set themselves small goals when training and by doing this in your work and life it can help you perform to the high levels necessary.
Here at the Champions Olympic Speakers agency, we have a whole host of former athletes who can help you in this area. If you would like to book one of our Olympic speakers for your function, call us on +44 1509 85 29 27 or fill out our online booking form.