The determined journey to the top of her game! International netballer, solicitor, wife and mother and so much more. A fantastic insight into Eboni’s journey so far. The positive impact sport has had on her and the ‘teachings’ she has taken are clear to see. I just loved it when she said…
“I did not know sport would be such a tool in shaping my career on and off the court, and the lessons I would have learnt from it. It was the vehicle to the successes I have had in my life.”
Listen in and hold on as there are so many gems in this high energy, determined and focussed discussion.
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Success quotes or sayings:
Put your best foot forward. Give yourself the best opportunity
Dis-heartened and disappointed after ‘commiserations’ from early trials
I asked the coaches what I needed to do to improve my performance,
My grandfather was always in search of a better life
Mother and grandfather say – education is key!
Mother instilled values and mindset – a Beckford never fails (presented in a fun way not a pressured way!)
You have to find a way….and quickly as the momentum mat otherwise shift
My early teachings have aided me in the career I am now in – I am a strategist.
I didn’t know sport would be such a tool in shaping my career on and off the court, and the lessons I would have learnt from it. It was definitely the vehicle to the successes I have had in my life
Take learning from every setting – early lessons helped me with goal setting.
I write it down and keep it clear – no excuses. I tell myself everyday I can achieve it. Positive affirmations.
Self-belief to balance and juggle things – going to be hard but can do it! Self-belief build and developed through sport
My self-belief has grown over time. Bumps in the roads.
I have 2 different personas – on and off court.
Every situation is a positive situation if I take the learning from it!
Bumps in the roads – ACL and shoulder dislocation
I set goals to get through the lows/bumps. Having small measurable targets. Mini rewards
The disappointing moments have fuelled my self-belief and passion
Don’t get to far ahead of yourself and be process driven
You don’t have to lose to learn
Things drive me everyday…as a performance sportswoman and solicitor
- Goal setting
- Draw on my support network.
Being comfortable being uncomfortable
Commercial litigation – strategy, competition
Energy is fun! I see the fun coming from the competition which provides energy
Going again after pregnancy! I don’t do things by half.
The pandemic and family allowed me to slow down – gave me a mental break. I always knew I wanted to comeback as some more to give.
The female body is amazing – but it is now hard and I’ve gone back to basics.
Having a purpose each and every day.
Having had a baby my priorities have definitely changed. I have so many identities and roles.
My goals and ambitions have not changed – I may need to execute them in a different way.
I want to be the greatest role model to her!
Quick fire questions:
In one sentence – What advice would you give to your teenage version of yourself?
To see everyday as an opportunity. Enjoy challenge and believe in that!!
‘I can do it!’ – set out what and why.
See everything as a process – towards success!
Who has made a big impact on you?
1. Mother/Husband and wider family
2. Coaches and National Gov. Body (Ann Stembridge/Jess Thelby/ Tracey Neville)
3. Athletes that have gone before me
Whos’ Sport Story would you be really interested in hearing?
Coaching questions I would like to pose:
How do you currently goal set and what could you do to have more success in achieving your goals?
If every situation provides and opportunity to learn – what have you learnt about yourself and your surroundings in the last week to help you progress positively?
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