Episode 3 – Martin Offiah – Rugby League Hall of Famer.
Phil is joined by Rugby Hall-of-Famer and Legend Martin Offiah! They talk about Martin’s highlight-filled career and the many aspects of his mindset that helped him accomplish this. They speak about how adversity, when faced in the correct way, can fuel someone’s elite performance.
- Martin’s 10-try game, and how unbelievable it seems to him looking back.
- How creating a legendary moment in sport is what builds a legacy.
- How Martin was always striving to be the best he could be, and how the adversity he faced inspired him to prove people wrong.
- The importance of legacy for Martin, and how he wasn’t happy until he felt he had achieved that.
- How, after his famous game at Wembley in 1994, he knew he had finally created the legacy he was striving to.
- The luck involved in being given a moment like his try at Wembley, and how many great people are forgotten.
- The importance of keeping faith and keeping your head up, as something will come along if you keep working hard.
- All of the research and thought goes through Martin’s head when he was playing Rugby, and how there is more to him than a player than just being fast.
- The costs of success, and how Martin made a lot of sacrifices during his career.
- The importance of having balance in life, and not focusing too much on work or too much on play.
- Striving for your goals, and how you are often happiest when you are on the journey, and not when you are at the destination.
- The drop-off sportsmen experience after they retire, the benefits their discipline gives them but the negatives a somewhat sheltered life gives them when moving on to new careers.
- Martin’s experience with this, and his techniques for dealing with working in an office environment.
- Longevity, and how important it is in being a memorable person, whether you are a sportsman or something else.
- The importance of being prepared to risk everything in order to achieve what you want to get.
- Martin’s tips for achieving at life; being passionate and surrounding yourself with people who inspire you and are interested in what you are interested in
- How taking small steps everyday can make a huge change in your life.
- How people always try to discount Martin’s successes because he is black.
- Martin’s passion in making the world a better place, and making positivity out of the negativity he faced
- Examples of Martin’s experience with racism, and how he chose to fight back by performing well on the pitch
- Martin’s experience with anxiety, and how he has learnt to manifest it positively and let it fuel him to perform
- The adrenaline buzz Rugby gives a player, and how that contributes to the drop-off
- How Martin got just as much of a buzz from scoring a Try when we was at school as he did when he did it professionally
- The importance of taking feedback and dealing with it in a positive way, and how it can be a powerful learning experience
- How everyone is special but no one person is more special than someone else. We all have our skills and it’s up to us to tap into them
- Destiny, and how it seems that some things are simply meant to happen
- Martin’s current career at Connected Kerb, how he found himself in that job, and why he is passionate about it
- Martin’s Sporting and Non-Sporting Role Models
- Martin’s proudest moment
- Martin’s statue, and his love for it
- Martin’s main goal for the future
- Martin’s one wish
Martin Offiah’s Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/martin_chariots_offiah/
Martin Offiah’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-offiah-m-b-e-127a2540/
Martin Offiah’s Twitter – https://twitter.com/martinoffiah?
Connect Kerb – https://www.connectedkerb.com/