Peter Thurin spent more than 20 years owning, building and selling successful businesses, but it was a simple phone call that led to an epiphany about life and what he wanted out of it. Ever since he was a boy, Peter had wanted to be a black belt in martial arts. It was a dream, but an unfulfilled one. At 36 years of age, Peter made the decision to finally pursue that dream by making a simple phone call to his local Taekwondo school to arrange his first lesson. It was easy to do, but for 36 years it had also been easy not to do.
That was the epiphany.
Now a 3rd Dan Black Belt, Peter sees everything in life as a choice between 'easy to do' and 'easy not to do'. As he did in pursuing his dream, Peter now helps people focus on what they CAN DO rather than what they can't. He helps people from all over the world with the inspiration, enthusiasm, and determination they need to rise to the challenge.
Peter's story is not one of extraordinary achievement, but it is a story of achievement. It's a story of what ordinary people can achieve when they focus on what matters to them and, starting with small steps, build the momentum they need to reach their goals.
As Peter says, "big-picture goals can be so daunting that often people don't have the courage to get into the game. I say, 'It's OK to feel awkward, it's OK to feel uncomfortable, but don't allow those feelings to prevent you from making a start. So, what's the one thing you need to do to make a start? Let's go and do that together. Let's get excited!"
Easy to do. Easy not to do. Your choice!®
Peter is a qualified pharmacist and, among his many quiet achievements, he counts his wife Sharon and three grown-up kids as his most meaningful. He lives in Melbourne, Australia and works globally.
Get in the game!
Good intentions will not get the job done. You actually have to ‘DO SOMETHING’ Big-picture goals can be so daunting that people often don’t have the courage to get into the game. It’s ok to feel awkward, and it’s ok to feel uncomfortable, but don’t allow those feelings to prevent you from having the courage to get in the game. Learn how taking action is easy to do. Choose to get in the game!
- Taking action breeds confidence, and confidence breeds action
- DO more. DO better. DO differently
- Figure out the one thing you can DO now to get started
Rise to the challenge!
The two things you ‘100% CONTROL’ are your effort and your attitude. Your attitude makes all the difference. A positive one can build you up; a negative one can take you down. Learn how taking control of your attitude and effort is easy to do. Choose to rise to the challenge!
- Change your attitude
- Change your performance
- Change your impact
Small steps taken consistently over time lead to massive achievement. Being remarkable is the gradual result of always wanting to do better. It’s about being brilliant at the basics, making good choices and being committed to continual improvement. Adopt a mantra of purposeful, forward movement and learn how achieving success is easy to do. Choose to be remarkable!
- Start with small, consistent steps
- Learn the disciplines that maintain momentum
- Discover why success is an ‘all the time’ thing
Based on the fantastic presentation from Peter, I can honestly say it was like he was in the room with me.
With the world rapidly embracing Virtual Presentations, the question is often "Will the energy of the speaker come through?" Peter's down to earth observations, energetic delivery and genuine concern for all on the virtual session were amazing. He doesn't shy away from the truth but shows us some of the choices we can have working within the circumstances we face. If you are considering a speaker for your next virtual event, stop looking. You have found the one. Reach out today and book him.
Warwick Merry CSP, CVP, Events Strategist - Master MC & Host - Get Events Online
Peter, thanks for your incredible energy, wisdom and generosity. Your work will continue to change the lives of people around the world.
Greg Layton, Executive Coach - Best Selling Author - Host of The Inner Chief Podcast - Co-Founder of Universal Man
In my view, Peter Thurin is one of the best - if not the best - speakers in the country!
Alex Lyus, Senior Event, Conference & Incentive Producer / Director - On Q Event Management
Love Peter to bits! He's an exceptionally talented speaker, storyteller & incredibly humble person whom I'm proud to call a friend. The world would be a much better place if we all had a little of Peter Thurin in us.
Colin Vickers, Mentor & Hospitality Operations Consultant
A true inspirational Spirit! Each session has had a profound effect on people. Peter has been able to connect to the audiences at one of the deepest levels I have seen. His messages, stories, success criteria all based around personal ownership and accountability has enabled many to take away great meaning to both their work and personal lives. He was also able to lift the energy in the room and move the group mindset into that very powerful space of “high creativity” and “a want to BE BETTER”.
Greg Tonner, VP Enterprise Sales, Optus Business, SingTel Group Enterprise, Australia
Peter, you didn’t just inspire my organization, you changed our way of thinking.
Chris Rajiah, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, ViaWest Inc. Denver USA
Without your direction and guidance, we would be still floundering.
Barry McGee, Chief Executive, Crowe Horwath
Peter added a huge amount of energy to our Global Management Team Meeting and gave us the spirit to take up any kind of challenge. It was a pleasure to work with him because of his highly professional working style, very positive attitude and great personality.
Hans W. Reiners, President, Performance Chemicals Division, BASF SE Ludwigshafen, GERMANY
Peter is a speaker of outstanding abilities, and his approach has resulted in a number of significant behavioral changes within our region. I would highly recommend him for any future engagement.
James Buonopane, Store Operations Director, ALDI
Thank you for a fantastic program.
Paul Bassat, Chief Executive Officer, SEEK