About the book
Be You. Be Great. is written to help you realize that you have your own skill set, your own strong suit, and that you are more intelligent than you give yourself credit for. Every expert started off as a rookie and had to learn the ropes. Every talent and skill – whether it is in finance, education, sports, music or enterprise –can be learnt. Having a plan, definitive goals and a burning desire to achieve those goals is just the first step. This book will be your comprehensive guide to thinking differently, to having a successful and positive mindset, and to setting and fulfilling goals in each and every aspect of your life. It will make you think about why you’re here and motivate you to be the best you possibly can be.
I will share my life’s experiences and what I believe are the key ingredients for you to become great regardless of your race, religion, gender, creed or current education level. This book was written from the heart and will inject you with a dose of what I call GOYA, an acronym that stands for "Get Off Your Arse".
Every single thing we do is controlled by our minds and our thought processes. This book is your long overdue mindset shift for the better.
About Ritchie Gibson
Ritchie Gibson works with and develops high calibre athletes and leaders from professional sporting backgrounds and corporate organisations around the world. He prides himself on having never left an audience disappointed and every single business or sporting team have invited him back to speak again the following year.
Ritchie is an inspirational leader, motivator and educator. The consistent message back from hundreds of global speaking events is that Ritchie will inspire your audience to feel more confident as a high-quality leader. He will focus on improving individuals in every aspect of their life which will have flow on effects with improved productivity in the workplace.
This makes him one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country.
Ritchie spent 12 years in the Australian Army winning awards and accreditations for outstanding service. He also received three military medals for active duty.
He draws on his background and experiences to touch and empower his audience and is the reason why attendees are still talking about his talks several years down the track.
The author of the top-selling motivational/self-help book entitled, Be You. Be Great. has propelled him into the international spotlight and become a valued contributor and confidant to numerous senior executives and industry leaders alike.
Ritchie believes that true leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.
Testimonials for Be You. Be Great.
This book, Be You. Be Great. is a must read if your a person that is trying too better themselves or just need some motivation. The more you read of this book the more confidence and belief you have that anything is possible. Congrats Ritchie and thanks for the inspiration.
Tonie Carroll4 Time NRL Premiership Winner with the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland, Australian and New Zealand Rugby League Representative
Ritchie Gibson first entered my life in 2000, at the time I was Head Coach of the Townsville Crocodiles in the National Basketball League… We embarked on a team building, bonding and challenging adventure with Ritchie and it changed our season and fortune for the year, we went on a ten game winning streak and made the NBL Grand Final for the first time in our franchise history. My coaching career has had a fair share of significant results with NBL and World Championship successes and I hold the memories of my time with Ritchie in the same fondness as I do those results – the wins were great at the time but Ritchie embedded strategies for dealing with adversity, creating resilience and the value of teamwork and the importance of roles that will stay with me forever.
I’m glad to hear he has written a book, we need to learn from people like Ritchie who can change people’s lives for the better.
Ian StackerHead Coach Townsville Crocodiles 1998-2005, NBL Coach of the Year 2000 & 2003, World Championship Gold Medal 1997, Head Coach Australian Institute of Sport Men 2010-2013
If you want a better quality of life and to be a success, read this book, and then, read it again.
This book will get you thinking differently and give you every chance of achieving your goals, both long and short term. “Go you Good thing”.
Chris ‘Buddha’ HandyFormer Australian Wallaby Rugby Union player and Australian broadcasting legend
Powerful messages and experiences delivered quickly, I love it.
More than likely to make you more successful if that’s what you want, but certain to make you happier. That’s what we all need!
I have lead a charmed life, yet I still derive extreme value from these pages.
The best part though, is this can be my children’s guide, because surely they won’t all get my luck.
Ian HealyFormer Australian Cricket Captain, Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductee and Channel Nine presenter
This is a blueprint for success and is a must read for all high achievers. Ritchie’s book accentuates that being great doesn’t happen by chance. Being great is a result of having passion, desire, determination and dedication. Every part of this book encourages you to be stronger than your excuses and say no to the security of mediocrity. I love this book.
Natalie Cook (OAM)5 Time Olympian and Olympic Gold & bronze medallist
“Every part of Be You. Be Great. encourages you to be stronger than your fears. It will show you how to perform at your peak through setting goals, building self-confidence and believing in yourself from the plan you have developed. It is a must-read for anyone who aims to make the most of life and achieve things that most deem impossible.”
Brendon LevensonFounder Jetts 24 Hr Fitness & Australian Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Be You. Be Great. is a testament to the drive and unyielding mindset of its author, Ritchie Gibson. Rather than adopting the traditional cure-all ‘meaning-of-life’ template, Ritchie has drawn deeply on his personal life experiences with an honest and searing analyses of the positive strategies he has successfully adopted in achieving life success. The central and powerful messages in the book are about facing and resisting negativity head on; overcoming and harnessing the fears that disable us; and finally about never ever giving up. Ritchie is truly a successful self-made man who never stops living the dream. I salute him for writing Be You. Be Great.and commend it to anyone who is serious about making positive changes in their life.