I want to be a footballer! I’m destined to be on the stage! Did your childhood dreams come true or did your mum tell you to get a proper career?
The original stig of the dump and legendary Formula One racer, Perry McCarthy, didn’t let anyone dull his desire to succeed. At just 18, with no previous race experience, he used his hard-earned money from working on the North Sea Oil Rigs to fund his entry into the sport… not only did he get in, but he also had immediate success and won the British FF1600 Championship.
It wasn’t all plain sailing, with injury and a year-long break, he was forced to focus on his fitness but he also made communicating with potential sponsors and partners his mission – a difficult task that finishes most drivers’ dreams! Perry made it to Formula One against top international competition and from there wrote a best-selling autobiography, became ‘The Stig’ on BBC Top Gear!
Following his motto to do ‘Whatever it takes’, he’ll be sharing:
– Personal performance and the power of the individual – preparation, focus, resilience and pressure
– Pursuing a dream against the odds and goal setting
– Turning failure into opportunities
– Risk management and fear