Are You Really Committed To Your Craft? #BITESIZE

Are You Really Committed To Your Craft? #BITESIZE

Penny Mallory is a former Rally Champion and the first and only woman in the world to drive a World Rally Car for Ford. Although her interest began with automotive performance, her passion quickly shifted to human performance and Mental Toughness. 

Now, as a leading Authority on Mental Toughness, Penny delivers keynotes, webinars, workshops and coaching to help individuals, teams and organisations to develop their confidence, commitment, focus and determination. As a troubled, runaway homeless teenager, she hit rock bottom in London. Against all the odds, she turned her life around and made the impossible possible to become a Champion Rally Driver. Her own life experience means she is well equipped to work inside and alongside many world class teams (including F1) to develop the qualities a high performing team needs to succeed. 

Penny has presented many TV shows including Driven, Used Car Roadshow, World Rally Championship and has hosted hundreds of events. She continues to challenge what conventional thinking says she simply can’t – from competing in three marathons on three consecutive days to finding the courage to enter the boxing ring twice, and the physical and mental resolve to conquer two of the world’s highest mountains. She still runs the equivalent of a marathon every week!

Penny Mallory was the first woman to drive in the world rally championships.  On her way to do so she showed immense commitment to her craft and made lots of sacrifices in pursuit of success.  In this bite-sized episode she goes on to share her secrets and the mentality that took her to the top of her sport. 

Enjoy tuning in!

Key Takeaways:

  • Ambition requires personal sacrifices.
  • Taking risks are necessary to achieve your dreams.
  • There is often a price to pay for committing yourself to your craft.
  • If you set aside 10 minutes each day to work on a particular area in 5 years you would accumulate over 304 hours worth of practice.
  • Where do you waste time when you don’t need to?
  • How do you stay energised and refreshed?

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Penny’s Book – World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour: Adopt a winning mindset to get what you want

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Useful Podcast Episodes To Improve Your Commitment Levels

Ep037: Penny Mallory – World Class Thinking, World Class Behaviour

Ep042: Mark Bennett MBE – Characteristics of High Performance Athletes

Ep138: Nick Littlehales – Why do the Mentally Tough see Sleep and Recovery as Important

Ep214: Ellen McDermott – How To Create Helpful Eating Habits To Benefit Your Sport Performance

Ep215: Fenwick Ridley – How Ice Swimming And Cold Immersion Can Help You Take Control Of Your Destiny



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David Charlton

Online Motor Sports Psychologist who supports motor racers and motocross riders around the world from San Diego to Abu Dhabi, to Cape Town to Adelaide, using ONLINE Video Conferencing.    

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence, Host of Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over a decades’ experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, faster.   

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