I was asked recently what the difference was between someone who is really good at something and someone who is a master. To step above the pack in anything is no easy feat. You must have some natural talent, but talent only gets you so far. I have known many people who are very gifted in certain areas, but have not reached the levels they aspire to. Why do some make it and others don't? And what makes someone a true master in their field? I think the answer lies in a few important areas:
- Masters DO THE WORK (Gladwell, in his book Outliers, talks about 10,000 practice hours being needed to reach mastery in any field)
- Masters HAVE VERY HIGH STANDARDS
- Masters ARE ALWAYS LOOKING TO IMPROVE
- Masters BELIEVE IN THEIR OWN ABILITY
- Masters CREATE A MIND FORTRESS whereby other people are unable to shake their self belief.
So whether it is getting ahead in business, music, relationships or sport - one thing is very clear: we all have the capacity to greatly improve on our current performance. To become a master though, requires a great deal more dedication and commitment.
"Master's don't practise until they get it right. Master practise until they never get it wrong."
So what skill or ability will you master this year? And what steps will you take to get there. Enjoy the journey.
BULLSEYE! The Ultimate Guide to Achieving your Goals (Published by Wiley)
World iron man champion Guy Leech calls it the ‘yellow brick road to success.’ Joe Vitale (from the Secret) dubbed it a ‘brilliant achievement system’ and Alan Featherby (CEO Rendezvous Hotels International) named it one of the ‘must reads of the year.’ It has also been recently been chosen as one of two books from Australia to be included in the Times Lifestyle Series in India. Bullseye is the next generation goal achievement book that helps readers balance values, goals and priorities; maintain momentum and achieve authentic success. It is filled with unique, practical strategies that enable readers achieve personal and business goals faster.
“Practical and inspiring, Bullseye helps you gain clarity on what you want and provides you with effective systems to get you there.”
Allan and Barbara Pease - Authors of Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps
" ...this is more than a good read, it's a must read for anyone serious about goal setting. Blake's tips are gold and his simple yet brilliant system reignited my enthusiasm for goal setting. I found it of enormous value in working with leaders because it is so applicable." Kevin Larkins, CEO – Leading Australia
“Bullseye is extremely relevant to anyone wanting to get ahead in life. Why is is that so many people seem to go around in circles not getting to the finish line? Blake has laid out the yellow brick road to success. A book for anyone wanting to go to the next level.” Guy Leech, World Iron Man Champion & 7 time winner of the Uncle Tobies Iron Man Series
"I have always believed in the power of setting goals. Blake’s book Bullseye is a brilliant system to help people achieve authentic success."
Joe Vitale, as seen in the smash hit movie, "The Secret."
“I gobbled up Blake Beattie's book "Bullseye" which is significant in itself; I'm a book worm and love non-fiction and buy many non-fiction books. 7 out of 10 times I don't finish these books. With my executive coach, speaker and film producer hats on I simply couldn't put Blake's book down. It is full of extremely applicable and memorable models and tools that my brain was instantly imagining using to better serve my coaching clients and to better strategise my various businesses activities. An easy read that is both thought provoking AND highly practical; it's not a simple accomplishment to write a book that functions well on all these levels.” Claire Stretch, Director of Stretch Films
“From the first page you know that this book is different – just like Blake. He pulls no punches, he is authentic and he is real. Changing your life by mastering the art of goal setting has never been so relevant and most importantly so achievable. Only buy this book if you are serious about getting what you want out of life.”
Andrew Griffiths, International Bestselling Author, Presenter and Advisor
“A major contribution to the science of getting ahead and creating advantage; highly recommended!” Julie Garland McLellan, non-executive director, board/ governance consultant and author.
“Finally a real book that delivers a practical and relevant framework to achieving your goals. No longer will failure be a word in your vocabulary. Applying these simple techniques is a recipe for achieving personal and business success.”
Dr David Cox, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Maastricht University and General Manager CiLoyalty
“Blake Beattie brings to us a systematic way to cut through the clutter, get clear on what we want to achieve and a system for getting ourselves to take the actions we need to make it a reality. Bullseye is a timely piece of work which will help get its’ readers motivated and keep them that way”
Peter Sheahan, Author, Generation Y, Flip and Making it Happen
‘Bullseye’ is practical and inspiring; it’s written in a distinctive, common sense Australian voice that distinguishes Blake Beattie from the thousands of authors and leaders of the topics of goals and goal achievement. I highly recommend it.’ Yvonne Howie, CEO, NSW, The CEO Institute
"Wow what an opportunity this book brings to anyone reading it. The complete roadmap to achieving success. I would place this book as one of the must reads of the year for anyone serious about their future."
Alan Featherby, Director & CEO, Rendezvous Hotels and Resorts International
“An excellent book. Full of great advice and inspiring real life stories to help you create massive success.”
Siimon Reynolds, Founder and Director of Photon Group & Award Winning Entrepreneur
"This magic little text really has hit the target. The other books in your library will welcome it with open arms! Blake Beattie's material is entertaining, it's informative, and it's ready to be applied in your life today." Tony Ryan, National President, Author & International Speaker, National Speakers Association of Australia
“Blake Beattie is a dynamic presenter and also a dynamic human being! His strategies help people achieve their goals and give them tremendous clarity moving forward. Blake helps individuals identify what they want and then create the momentum and the habits to make them happen!” Chris Helder, International Speaker, Author and CEO Chris Helder Companies
“A terrific awakening to realism! This is a truly captivating book that combines inspirational journeys with easy to follow models – you’ll be hitting your targets in no time.” Craig Longstaff, General Manager, Alliance Constructions
“At Last! Blake Beattie has created a practical and proven resource to enhance the lives of all who bother to read it and act on the wisdom contained in this great work.” Bruce Sullivan - Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur
“An easy read with great examples and models on how to set goals. I loved the inspiring stories of people who have achieved their dreams. If your wanting to set goals and actually achieve them, then this is the book for you!” Kirsty Spraggon - International Speaker & Author
“Easy to read with great examples & case studies, this book will be a valuable addition to anyone's library.” Catherine DeVrye best-selling author & former Australian Executive woman of the year
“Bullseye inspires you to dare to dream and grab what you want in life with both hands. This is a brilliant tool for anyone who has ever experienced setbacks or delved in self-limiting beliefs.” Jessica Brown, Pride of Australia Award Winner and CEO Life Changing Experiences Foundation