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DRIVE Cambridge, Sink or Swim
Fri 7 April 2017, 08:30 – 11:00 BST
The April meeting of DRIVE in Cambridge sees Ed Williams from the Elite Swimming Academy share how he channels his personal drive to achieve big, bold and quite often, audacious goals in his personal and business life.
Ed has a huge passion for swimming, his ambition has taken him all over the world, swimming in all kinds of water. He’s built a successful business on the back of his passion and constantly sets himself challenges, in both his personal and business life.
His latest, and greatest (to date, I know as I write this he’ll have something else up his sleeve) achievement is swimming the Irish channel. A goal that has nearly killed him…literally dead in the water due to circumstances beyond his knowledge.
A goal that to many people would seem just too big, too overpowering and all consuming, Ed will share how he deals with these massive challenges and achieves his ambitions.
These are real life experiences, so it doesn’t always work out the first time. There have been unexpected challenges along the way, both personal and professional, Ed has learnt a lot about himself, his team and those who are closest to him, his family. He will share his personal insight into the best ways to address set backs, why it’s just not real to succeed at everything first time and the important learning that a perceived set back will bring to many other aspects of your life and your business.
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Mindfulness, fitness, clear thinking and focus have helped Ed achieve his extreme challenges. There are lots of similarities between Ed’s extreme swims and the business world. Doing these activities has taught Ed a great deal about business and is a fundamental part of the success of the Elite Swimming academy. After all, how many businesses do you know who launch with a swim across the English Channel? Brave? Bold and bloody ballsy, Ed embraced a huge challenge to launch his business on the back of what he hoped would be a successful channel swim…that’s a huge risk. Not only for your own personal safety and well being, but for the business.
If you're new to DRIVE, check out www.drivethenetwork.com to find out more about what we're doing, our approach, ethics and much more. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter but the best place to experience DRIVE is in person, at an event like this. Everyone is welcome, this is a friendly, open group sharing and inspiring one another. I hope that you can make it.