Volume 23: Peri Bostock: The One With a Fire Inside

This is the story of Peri Bostock who is The One with a Fire Inside. Drive is the biggest contributor to high performance. Driven people are continuously seeking new heights, and understand what is truly possible. That's what fuels them to reach higher and go for gold. But, does being driven mean that you naturally have more success? 

This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship,

a highly produced audio documentary style, revealing series that follows Ronsley Vaz and his guests, as they strive to go inside & unravel the inner workings of the mind of an entrepreneur, artist, athlete, academic; to decipher what is the psychology of our decisions.

This is a weekly series for an entrepreneur. And we consider that mothers are the original entrepreneurs.  If you would like to understand why we do certain things in certain situations, as well as whether small changes in thinking can deliver massive amounts of returns in success and happiness, then this podcast is for you.

Peri Bostock is “The Fanatic.”

Peri is what you would call a ‘go-getter,’ because she is the kind of person you come across that has just pure fire in their belly to succeed.  She is, of course, an athletic champion, the ex-Australian table tennis Athlete to be precise. 

In her nearly 20 year long career, Peri competed in 3 Commonwealth Games. She won 2 Commonwealth Games silver medals from the Women’s Teams Event, and spent 13 years out of her 19-year career in the Australian Women’s Team. 

By her own admission, she takes great pride in her athletic achievements. She has won countless trophies and medals, which now line the drawers and glass cabinets throughout her house. 

Peri has worked alongside the Queensland Olympic Committee & Queensland Commonwealth Games Association, where she presented motivational speeches at schools and events. 

During her athletic career, Peri completed a Business degree majoring in Professional Accountancy. She also worked for the accounting firm Ham Brothers Pty Ltd for 10 years from 2004 to 2014.

Since giving birth to her daughter in 2014, Peri took a step back from table tennis and embraced the role of Manager at the Bostock Institute.

In this volume of Psychology of Entrepreneurship, we’re going into the mind of a supercharged, highly driven internationally recognised athlete. Peri talks about the importance of proactive visualisation to help reach your goals, and how a ‘rest and refresh day’ is just the ticket to achieving higher performance.

Also within this volume, ‘The One with The Fire Inside’:

  • How anger got the better of Peri
  • Where Peri’s unlikely athletic career began
  • How and Why resting restores the mind
  • Why sustaining your art, craft and joy is everything
  • How an injury put Peri’s career on the line
  • Why you must have the drive within you
  • How to deal with performance anxiety
  • How to combat overthinking
  • Why you should shut out your negative internal voice

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Author: Kaili Bonnyman

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