Understanding what it takes to overcome fear and self-doubt has been at the root of Paul ‘Stalkie’ Stalker’s personal transformation from school flunk, wayward youth, failed businessman and dying man, to healthy, wealthy entrepreneur, motivational speaker, business coach to FTSE 100 companies and personal mentor to corporate leaders, high performance sportspeople, disengaged children and life-serving prisoners.
In the pages of ‘What’s Your Extra Mile?’ Stalkie has distilled and formalised his knowledge of the principles that underpin emotional and physical wellbeing, self-pleasure and peak performance.
“Stalkie makes people think about their lives in a direction that no-one probably has had them thinking before” – Sir Charles Dunstone, co-founder Carphone Warehouse, chairman of Dixons Carphone and TalkTalk Group.
Together with his collaborator and fellow ‘Extra Mile’ coach, Chris Humphreys, Stalkie explores the belief that we all have various degrees of self-imposed limitations and we are all bound to encounter challenges and change in life. At one end of the spectrum we can default to handling these limitations and challenges using a blame/proscrastination/victim mentality; at the other end of the spectrum, we can default to a welcome/action/hero mentality.
As stimulus-response beings, the choice is ours. Choosing our attitude and then reflecting that attitude in our behaviour will dictate where we are positioned on the spectrum.
Through understanding some of the universal principles and drivers that govern behaviour, and learning some simple, positive ‘What’s Your Extra Mile?’ mindset tools, we can all stack up our self-believe, become accountable for our actions and empower ourselves to become ‘intrapreneurial’ – transforming fear into power, barriers into benefits and to become role models for our families, friends, colleagues and communities.