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The Secrets of a Successful Mindset - The Best of 2022 Part 2: Barry Hearn

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In this special end of year mini-series, I continue to look back at the highlights of 2022, and the conversations that have set the world of discussion alight on the On A Mission Podcast.

In Part 2 we revisit the highlights of my conversation with Barry Hearn, one of the most legendary sports promoters and business minds of modern times, having revolutionised and popularised such sporting staples as snooker, football, darts and boxing, managing such greats as Chris Eubank, and founding the Matchroom Sports empire that continues to dominate the landscape of British sports entertainment.

This episode was packed with inspirational insights, and showed the astounding business acumen of a man whose intellect and savvy charisma has lit up the world of sports and business for an entire generation.

It’s not hard to see why this has been one of our most popular episodes to date.


  • Even when you fail, the ability to compartmentalise that failure, take the learnings, and put it behind you, is a skill that helps to drive the greatest to the top of their respective fields in business and life.
  • You don't ever have to be the smartest one in the room in order to make a success of yourself. Sometimes all it takes is the will to succeed, and the ability to move between the worlds of business and life. Adaptability is key.
  • Business and sport are far more similar than we realise. The same rules apply, If you want to be a success, don't talk about it - do something about it. You have to put the work in.
  • Finding your place in the world isn't always about looking to the world of business and focussing upon wealth. Some merely wish to be happy and make a difference in their own small way. What's important is that no one criticises anyone for the choices they make.


'I knew early doors that I was no academic, I was never going to be a genius'

'Barry Hearn is equally at home in the boardroom as he is on the cobbles'

'I can adapt like a chameleon'

'Just be the best you can be'


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Matchroom Sport - https://matchroom.com

Matchroom Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/matchroom

Matchroom Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/matchroom/

Barry Hearn Book - https://amzn.to/3euBeIc


Not so long ago, life was barely recognisable for Ellie McKay, raising three children under five, battling post-natal depression, facing redundancy and walking into the job centre to claim benefits with a double pram, no confidence, and wracked with insecurities.

Fast forward to today, and life looks very different. Ellie committed to turning her life around for herself and her family. Following this commitment, she got to work and has now built multiple successful companies, as well as having created a multimillion-pound property portfolio from a standing start.

Ellie is now on a mission to make a positive impact and add value to others through her podcast which has attracted phenomenal guests worldwide. The show is specifically to help those trying to reach their full potential through its inspirational and motivational content, as well as challenging conventional wisdom to discuss all the “hot topics” in a relentless pursuit of the truth.


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