I was 22 years old and had just qualified for the Olympics when I was sitting in a cafe and received a phone call from Olympic champion Audley Harrison. I couldn’t believe it! He gave me some advice that changed my whole boxing career and helped me capture a medal in the 2008 Games in Beijing. He told me about visualization.
As a young buck from Sunderland who worked on a burger van on weekends outside the Stadium of Light football ground, I had no idea what this fella who I had looked up to for years was telling me.
Then he explained how it worked and it was pretty amazing.