A Shaky start but you can end up winning friends…

I picked up the phone, I shook. Not just in my voice, but my hands & in my legs too.

Had something terrible happened? 

NO! QUITE THE OPPOSITE! I had just landed a great job –  which, I Knew, would provide the springboard I needed for my career.

The desire, at 22, to impress was so strong it emotionally challenged me – But no one else placed that pressure upon me. It was my perception of the world in front of me. 

My mistake was not the preparation that led to the quiet weed sound of my voice at the end of the line, the script, nor the support, which was there – It was my focus on the fear of getting things wrong as opposed to a focus on getting things right.

I got better with experience and practice as with everything in life, but that fear was quite apparent in the first few hours. 

But something amazing happened. I was given a recommendation to buy of a copy “How to Win Friends & Influence People” and suddenly, it all made sense and I began an incredible journey – which I’m still on today – (we’ll continue that train of thought in a later post) but IF you want to learn, develop and delight in making connections in any walk of life – invest £6.99 & the time to digest the 292 pages and ENJOY!


Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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