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Publisher's Summary

It's not always easy to embrace life, to get up and go, to follow your dreams and make things happen, but after losing his leg to cancer as a teenager, that’s exactly what Marc Woods did - and went on to become a Paralympic Gold medallist. The determination and dedication that Marc showed to achieve that feat is shared with us in this powerful book.

His inspiring story is the motivation we all need to start being the best we can be.

Personal Best will help you to:

  • Set specific, measurable and achievable goals.
  • Learn to forge supportive teams and communicate with those around you.
  • Find role models and follow their example.
  • Learn to ignore other people's prejudices and not let them hold you back.
  • Deal with change - both change that you chose and change that you don't.
  • Manage stress both at home and at work.

Marc Woods is a five-time Paralympian, and has won 12 Paralympic medals and 21 championships medals. He was a member of the British Olympic Athletes Commission and a founding member of the British Athletes Council. He works extensively with individuals, teams and global businesses, encouraging them to develop best practice within their given areas of interest. Approximately 25,000 people each year watch him deliver his motivational presentations.

©2011 Marc Woods (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Critic Reviews

“Vibrant and instructional ... fresh, original and devoid of the usual sound bites and transatlantic psychobabble of many books of this genre..." (The Independent on Sunday)
"Personal Best is a truly inspirational book, written with great honesty, compassion and humility. Marc's ability to overcome adversity and triumph in so many diverse areas is an example to us all." (Sarah, The Duchess of York)
"Marc has a remarkable story and is an absolute inspiration." (Roger Daltrey)

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  • Three Resolutions Guy
  • 04-17-14

Not a personal development book

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

When I got it I couldn't wait to start. By chapter 3 I can't wait for it to end. I thought it was a PD book but it has turned out to be Marc Woods' biography. His is a story about overcoming severe challenges to become great but this book is, well, all about how great he is/was. So it's an okay bio, but not a PD book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Marc Woods again?

Probably not.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

He was reading it like a novel and perhaps that detracted from the content. There was almost a smug wink read into some of the content, like 'you'll never believe it but it was cold that February morning, (sardonic tutting and a roll of the eyes)'.

Could you see Personal Best being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No - not that kind of story.