An interview with Gerry Duffy
About Gerry Duffy
A professional speaker and writer on ‘motivation’ and ‘goal setting’, Gerry Duffy has a sporting CV which has seen him complete some of the hardest endurance challenges on the planet.
At the age of 27, (1995) Gerry found myself stuck in a rut. Gerry was bored with life and his physical condition was a symptom of how he was living his life back then. Gerry was 50lbs heavier and was an addicted smoker. Gerry wasn’t happy, but every day did the same, so Gerry got the same.
Gerry decided to take responsibility for himself. Gerry made some changes, took up running, created and embraced a healthier lifestyle and as a result, got much fitter both physically and mentally.
When Gerry did more, Gerry started to get more. Gerry got much fitter, healthier, and more educated. Gerry also got ambitious in a career sense. Gerry now realises that the universe wants us to have what we want. But it will only give it to us if we stretch for it. Gerry continued to stretch himself in other areas and by applying some straightforward strategies Gerry began to achieve things at much higher levels than before. In 2003 Gerry opened his own business and two years later, Gerry overcame his greatest fear- Public Speaking. “That was a small key that years later, would open a big door.”Gerry Duffy
Since then, Gerry has run 32 marathons in 32 days and completed a number of other endurance adventures. Gerry has been hired to speak to corporate audiences all over the world, created a speaking and training business (goal setting, leadership, motivation, mindset techniques) and written two best-selling books.
In the podcast we discuss:
- Gerry’s Journey to now
- Why a photo with Gerry’s childhood hero in 1995 made Gerry take action
- Small changes you can make in your life that will make huge differences to your health and well-being
- How running woke Gerry up and learning the value of setting goals to enable you to live a fulfilled life
- Why respecting your goals and serving apprenticeships will allow you to achieve your goals
- What failing a recent exam thought Gerry
- You never “have to do” anything “you get to” – never forget it
- The power of writing things down and how that turns a wish into a goal
- The importance of exercise as a core pillar to your life
- Setting standards and achieving the best possible version of yourself
- The Importance of celebrating milestones
- The steps involved in Gerry becoming a best selling Author
- The Importance of surrounding yourself with people that elevate you
- The importance of education and Gerry’s favourite Quote by Jim Rohn: “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”
I trust you will find this podcast as interesting and beneficial as I did.Let me know what you think of the podcast in the comments box. Let me know what you think of the podcast in the comments box