About Gerry Duffy
Hi, I’m Gerry Duffy and I want to briefly share my story.
At the age of 27, (1995) I found myself stuck in a rut. I was bored with life and my physical condition was a symptom of how I was living my life back then. I was 50lbs heavier and I was an addicted smoker. I wasn’t happy, but every day I did the same, so I got the same.
I decided to take responsibility for myself. I made some changes, took up running, created and embraced a healthier lifestyle and as a result, got much fitter both physically and mentally. At that time I was in a less than stimulating job, but I quickly realised it wasn’t the job that was the problem- it was me. It was my attitude to it and my lack of ambition for it. As soon as I changed, everything started to change.
When I did more, I started to get more. I got much fitter, healthier, and more educated. I also got ambitious in a career sense. I now realise that the universe wants us to have what we want. But it will only give it to us if we stretch for it. I continued to stretch myself in other areas and by applying some straightforward strategies I began to achieve things at much higher levels than before. In 2003 I opened my own business and two years later, I overcame my greatest fear- Public Speaking. That was a small key that years later, would open a big door.
Since then, I’ve run 32 marathons in 32 days and completed a number of other endurance adventures. I’ve been hired to speak to corporate audiences all over the world, created a speaking and training business (goal setting, leadership, motivation, mind-set techniques) and written two best-selling books.
I am delighted you are researching our academy. The principles of goal setting and achieving really big goals are actually quite straightforward. I am confident that the knowledge we will share, will help you achieve yours.