Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Unknown Talent

This world is filled with many talented and successful young people but not many people know about most of them. When a young pop star, film star or sports star just as much as breathes they are all over the papers but I want to dedicate this column to the people who are just as talented and some as successful but never get a mention.

This weekend I have been invited to attend a huge professional wrestling event in Liverpool called the King of Europe cup and one of the wrestlers who will be fighting for the cup is one of the most talented young wrestlers in the world. The man I’m talking about is Ben Satterly better known to wrestling fans as “Pac.”

This precocious twenty year old nicknamed “The Man That Gravity Forgot” has performed to live crowds all over the country and has even been flown over to the States to perform on a new wrestling show airing on MTV called “Wrestling Society X.” So this is a guy who has won many titles, performed to thousands of fans and already worked in America on international TV at the age of twenty.

Say what you will about professional wrestling but for someone of that age to have achieved the amount that he has in any industry or discipline is very impressive and I bet there are many more people out there like Ben who have achieved great things in their lives and careers but because they’re not a professional or signed up to a record label or agent you never here about them.

There is so much talent out there most of which is probably right under your nose so I urge all of you to take time to support local talent and to find out about talented people in your neighbourhood. The people that have made it in the terms of got a contract or a job still need our support but because of the PR and press they get they will have people following them regardless it’s the local talent that doesn’t get the press and PR besides a small clipping in a local gazette that need our support.

I will be trying to secure an interview with Pac this weekend for the website but for all of those interested in finding out more about Pac go to his MySpace page:

Or you can see him live this weekend April the 28th and 29th at the Liverpool Olympia for the “King of Europe Cup” for more details on how to buy tickets log on to

Or if you know of a talented young person that needs some support remember to go to

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

32 less people to help us change the world for the better

A university is a place where you will find thousands of people who will and can potentially change the world for the better but this week for 32 young people and their families their world was changed for the worse.

Universities should be a safe place where young people can experiment, test the boundaries and develop themselves in to incredible young people. No one could even imagine the horror that took place at Virginia Tech this week when one man and two guns had a devastating affect on the youth generation, America and the World.

Now the youth of today have to step up as now they are without thirty two brothers and sisters in arms in the fight to make this world a better place to be. We can’t let their deaths be for nothing we can’t let this incident stop the youth generation getting the best possible education they can as it is only with education that we will be able to help prevent incidents like this happening again and to help change the world. I’m not saying that a University of place of learning is the only way to get an education or that education is all about what you learn in books but universities are a truly unique place where you get a group of motivated and determined young people working and living together sharing off each others amazing energy.

We will never know what these 32 young people would have been capable of or achieved if the incidents at Virginia Tech didn’t happen but we all have to know what we are capable of doing to change this world for the better. 32 young people have missed out on the chance to achieve but you’re lucky you’re alive and don’t forget it don’t miss out on your chance to achieve use every day to make a positive difference to your life and the lives of those around you as you never know if it will be the last day that you will get the chance to.

These 32 young people will never be forgotten and will go down in history because of the magnitude of the recent events but these 32 young people didn’t get the chance to change the world or make history in a way that they wanted to and on their own terms.

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"

Thursday, 12 April 2007

“Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!”

The most common question I get asked is how did I come up with my phrase “Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!” well first thing is for me it’s not just a phrase it’s a way of life.

The phrase originated from 2003 when I got to go on a business trip with my Dad to Texas in America. At the time my dad was a successful network marketer and we were attending this big conference. So I went with my dad and listened in on some of the talks and presentations and now if you want to see and hear some motivated people those events are the place to be. Come on lets face it to knock on a 1000 doors a day or make a 1000 telephone calls a day trying to sell a product nobody wants you have to be to survive.

Well it was during my time at the conference I really started thinking what if we could take the motivation and positive energy that was in the conference centre and use it for the power of good and helping young people. So I took my pen and paper out and the first thing I wrote was “Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!” This is a three step plan which if followed will lead to some amazing results.

Envisage It: Your vision is what you want to achieve in your life so you need to start thinking about what it is you truly want. When I first did this I got a huge sheet of paper from the local shop and some markers and started drawing my vision, my vision was to make Talented Young People a worldwide force which makes a huge impact in the lives of young people. I’m a very visual person so I like to draw and write things down. So once you have searched in your soul and found what it is you want to achieve start thinking about why you want to achieve that. This is when I started adding pictures to my huge piece of paper with my motivators for why I wanted to do this so for me that was pictures of my family and pictures of people I knew I could help. Then down the side I started to write down all the little details of what it was going to be like when I achieved my vision. When speaking to a lot of successful people I found that one of the reasons behind their success was the clear visions they had it wasn’t I want to win this or I want to do this it was in this year I’m going to win the title at this event, they all had very specific and clear dreams which came true. A half hearted approach will only bring you half hearted results. If you feel half hearted or stop half way through this process it means that whatever you picked as your vision is not the dream that means the most to you.

Believe It: Belief is the most powerful tool a person has without it no matter how talented we are we aren’t going to get anywhere. If you don’t believe in yourself or what you are doing then you are never going to know what you are truly capable of. Belief is putting in the hours of dedication knowing that it is going to pay off. Belief is strength which will get yourself and your talent to the next level. Belief is getting back up after all knock backs and dusting yourself off and going again. Having a clear vision can really help your belief these two things go hand in hand. I am a big fan of my motivational quotes which help give me belief so I have them all scrolled on my walls of my bedroom alongside my huge piece of paper with my vision on. Every morning it’s the first thing I see and it is the last thing I see before I go to bed.

Achieve it: If you have committed yourself 100% to steps one and two then achieving it is just a formality if you feel yourself incapable of achieving then go back to step one and two and see how you can make them stronger or if you truly have chosen the vision which is closest to your heart as it may be the case that what you thought was your dream is not your greatest passion and there may be something else you missed.

I believe if everyone applied this three step plan to their lives then we would have am much happier, much stronger and a much more inspirational world. So many people haven’t taken the time to work out what it is they really want to do with their lives some people just aren’t sure what their dream is and this is who this plan is for. I have seen first hand the difference this simple three step plan can make to peoples lives. So why not now, stop what you’re doing disconnect the phone, move away from the computer and get a pen and paper out. This could change your life forever. Find me someone who doesn’t want to have a dream, find me someone that doesn’t want to live their dreams because I don’t think you can.

Just remember this three step plan isn’t instead of putting in the hard work because believe you me to achieve your dreams you have to be prepared to work harder than you have ever worked before. This three step plan is a way of channelling that hard work and giving you the vision and belief to turn your hard work in to your dream.

“Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!” + Hard work = Results

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

MTV Think!

Welcome one and all to the latest Talented Young People Blog from yours truly.

It’s been a good but busy week down at the website. The first ever Talented Young People Podcast is going down a storm with lots of people listening to our first offering which can be listened to by going to:

But this week I wanted to use the blog to talk about the new MTV Think project.

MTV in conjunction with the Think! Road safety campaign have started a competition which encourages young people to get involved in coming up with an idea for and create a Road safety TV advert. There are different themes for different age groups to work on. You can find out more information by going to:

The reason I bring this up is that in the summer of last year I created my own road safety TV advert and passed all the details on to the Think! Road Safety campaign. I am very much behind the Think! Campaign as I have had many experiences of friends and close ones being involved I major accidents on the road which could have been avoided which is the same situation for many young people around the country.

Now at the time I had an idea that I thought was a brainwave. I thought to myself as many of my friends like many other young people were creating videos and posting them on youtube which involved them creating some very comical pieces why can’t we get young people making videos that help young people. With the young audience youtube attracts I also thought as a good will gesture the company behind the website could feature daily videos on it’s main page about good causes, charities and safety campaign so it could become a public service broadcaster as well as all the other things that it is.

So I borrowed a camera and made the video. I then posted it on Youtube and emailed the Think campaign about my idea and a link to my video. Whilst it was on youtube it got 63 views but no response from Think! But now many months on an idea along similar lines is out and with the backing of MTV which is so important to get the youth culture on board I’m sure this project is going to be a big hit and make a huge difference.

I’m not saying my idea or my emails to Think! Had anything to do with this project being set up but the strange thing about life is that if you go in to life wanting to make a difference and try every day to do so you never know when your actions or ideas may see results. I’m just so glad this is happening and that this project will hopefully go some way to educating and saving young lives.

Adam Sibley
Founder of the Talented Young People organisation
"Envisage it, Believe it, Achieve it!"