One small step for man, one giant leap for the NHS

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Taking time to thank the unsung heroes of the NHS, so let’s thank ALL of the NHS, not just the astronauts!

If the NHS did moon landings…

“One small step for man, one giant leap for the NHS”

I think we all run the risk of forgetting all those involved, for big as well as small events. We should make sure that we appreciate everybody who has been involved in all successes and realise and accept that great achievements can’t be done alone.

One small step for man…” said Neil Armstrong as he leapt onto the moon, but there were around 400,000 unsung heroes that enabled him to complete that mission.

 As a professional speaker, people see me step onto the stage to perform but subsequently don’t consider the ‘Golden Gang’ (as I call them) that I have, who helped me to get there. My business coach, my supportive partner, my mastermind team, my PA, my website guy and even my stylist. The list goes on and on and is extensive. Everybody plays their part and I appreciate every single one of them. In my latest book ‘Good to GOLD’ I describe how they metaphorically hold up the stage for me to leap onto and perform.

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

I feel that this scenario is sometimes mirrored when we make blanket statements like ‘Thank you, to the NHS’. Concentration is often directed to the front of house, nurses, doctors, and surgeons. Now, I know from personal experience that these individuals who hold these roles are amazing as they literally saved my life back in 2002 when I had a near fatal car accident. These people, the staff and practitioners worked together enabling me to stand again, walk again and go fourth to become a two times world champion in Para-Triathlon. But these amazing NHS individuals needed their own ‘Golden Gang’ behind them. 

With something as big as the NHS, you can only imagine how many people that extends out to. Way more than putting man on the moon. A staggering 1.4 million strong force to be more exact.

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”– Phil Jackson

The other month I spoke at the HFMA conference which is, in simplistic terms, the professional body for finance staff working in healthcare within the NHS. (The kind of people that love spreadsheets, decimal points, and pound signs). For me it was a chance to share my unique story, from wheelchair to world champion and beyond. 

  • To empower the audience.
  • To motivate them towards the GOLD in their life.
  • To thank them for their ongoing hard work.

I was able to express my personal gratitude for the dedication and commitment within the NHS which goes towards saving lives, just like mine.

 My ongoing goal is to continue this mission and to give back to the NHS. So that every single one of the 1.4 employees feels that they are appreciated. To then inspire, motivate and help them, achieve the happiness and fullness in their life.

Contact me if you have an upcoming conference, department or team meeting. I will share with you how I will empower your staff to believe in themselves. To appreciate and accept the Golden Gang they have around them and to achieve the GOLD in their life.

Be that one small step, that creates the one giant leap for the NHS

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