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  1. I once did some coaching with a snooker player who played at a pretty high level. Snooker in those days was not particularly professional and even the top competitions around the country were fairly casual affairs. Most players would turn up in jeans and shirts as there was no dress code at the levels just below the guys that you would see on TV.
    I remember him telling me about one player in particular who would turn up at a tournament dressed as if he was playing in the world championships. Unlike other players who would play a match and then hang out in the snooker hall until their next one, he would turn up to play his match dressed in waistcoat and bow tie, play and then leave the hall only returning when his next match was due. He was playing the part at every opportunity.
    The guy in question was called Peter Ebdon. He won the UK and World Championship in a career that has seen 330 breaks of 100 and he was only the second player to ever reach 2 maximum (147) breaks in competitive play. He has won around £3.5 million in prize money and it all began with his version of a tu-tu.

  2. Amazing. Thanks! I used to dislike this idea as ‘faking it’ didn’t sit quite right with me. But I realise now it’s just about being what you want and believing in that. And doing it. Now!

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