PATRICK MANIFOLD'S STORY SO FAR...
Patrick Manifold is an award winning professional athlete, inspiring author, motivational speaker, and personal success coach.
Patrick’s passion takes him all over the world, and in the last five years alone he has lived in seven different countries on three different continents; England, Canada, Scotland, the United States of America, Germany, Italy, and Australia.
Originally from the small seaside town of Great Yarmouth in England, Patrick started playing basketball at the late age of thirteen after being inspired by then man of the moment, Michael Jordan. It was then that Patrick’s childhood dream was born; he decided he wanted to follow in Jordan’s footsteps and play basketball at university in America, and then go on to play professionally.
These were big dreams for a young boy in a small town, especially in a country where basketball was not even a televised sport or even played in the majority of schools. But even at a young age, Patrick was determined to make his dreams come true, despite those around him saying he was crazy, and that it was impossible, and the odds were one in a million.
Fast forward a few years and Patrick had risen to the top of the amateur ranks of basketball in the United Kingdom. After a successful season in the top national league in the country, Patrick made the decision to turn his childhood dream into his adult reality and relentlessly pursued his American dream, until finally –after years of hard work, dedication, many knockbacks and heart breaking no’s- his dream finally came true.
In August of 2009, despite not knowing a single soul in the United States of America, Patrick flew over the Atlantic Ocean for the very first time, from London, England to Presque Isle, Maine to begin his new life. He began his career at the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the U.S.A. and despite the obvious challenges of moving to a new country all alone, it didn’t take Patrick long to find his feet. He juggled a full-time course load with a part-time job in the campus fitness center, daily team practices, grueling individual workouts, and all while traveling across the East Coast of America to play intercollegiate basketball. Despite these apparent obstacles to success, Patrick vowed to keep the promise he had made to himself and his family; that he would do everything he could to be the best he could be, on and off the basketball court.
Between 2009 and 2013 Patrick had an extremely successful college career, both academically and athletically. In the classroom Patrick quickly became a ‘straight A’ student with a long list of awards to his name, and many accolades for his academic achievements. Most notably perhaps, being named an ‘Academic All-American’ as well as a four time inductee into the ‘Who’s Who of Students in American Colleges & Universities’, and ‘Most Outstanding Achievement’ in the field of business.
Patrick shone on the basketball court too, and was the star and captain of the varsity basketball team. Despite being an Englishman playing in the home country of basketball, he lead his team in scoring, rebounds, and blocks and became an ‘All-American’ athlete, as well as being named ‘National Player of The Year’ by the NCAA III Independents. Patrick finished his U.S. college career with 1,351 points; enough to position him in the top 3 all time scorers in the institutions 100+ year history.
On May 18th 2013 Patrick graduated ‘summa cum laude’ (with highest honours) with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Patrick finished his four year academic career with an outstanding GPA of 3.95 on a 4.0 scale. It was then that he set his sights on achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a professional basketball player.
Despite the overwhelming odds, Patrick’s second childhood dream became a reality in August of 2013 when he signed his first professional basketball contract to play for the Glasgow Rocks in Scotland. Proving that no matter how far fetched a goal or dream may be, with hard work, dedication, commitment, sacrifice, discipline and self-belief, anything is possible.
It was at the same time that Patrick founded his first company ‘Manifold Motivation’, a now full service business dedicated to helping people to achieve their own ambitions and dreams in life. The business revolves around Patrick’s blossoming motivational speaking career, personal success coaching, and the online community he has built. (Check out www.ManifoldMotivation.com for more information)
As if turning professional in basketball and starting his first business wasn’t enough, Patrick also found time to write his first book entitled ‘CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Learn The Secrets of Self-Discipline’ in August of 2013, after realizing that all of his personal success up to that point in his life stemmed from his ability to discipline himself to do the things he had to do even when he didn’t feel like doing them. He wanted to help others to master this same life skill, so they too could achieve whatever it is they desired in their own lives, and this books is the fruits of that labour.
Over the next few years Patrick played professionally in Scotland with the Glasgow Rocks and in England with Surrey United, while learning the ropes of the professional game and mastering his skills and ability. When Patrick wasn’t at team practices, public appearances or working out in the gym, he found time to write his second book ‘NEW YEAR NEW YOU: How To Make This The Best Year of Your Life’ which is a blueprint for setting and achieving your goals in the upcoming year, the same blueprint Patrick uses himself to achieve his own goals.
In early 2015 Patrick took all that he had learned on his journey with him to the other side of the world when he moved to Melbourne, Australia to play the game he loves. The move was a great success as Patrick led the entire league in scoring and became an All-Star while averaging a double-double on the season with 25.3 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per game. As well as playing basketball, Patrick also had the opportunity to teach basketball to thousands of children in Australia, doing personal visits to schools and sharing his passion with the kids.
In the past five years alone, Patrick has not only taught the game of basketball, but has also promoted the benefits of exercise and the importance of a healthy diet in person to over 15,000 children all across the world, and was completely humbled by signing almost that many autographs along the way.
When Patrick isn’t traveling the world, or playing basketball or working out, or spending time with his big loving family, he is usually either writing or creating content for Manifold Motivation that will help to motivate, educate and inspire people all over the globe to chase their dreams; he is committed to giving his followers the tools they need to be successful in all areas of their lives. Patrick is extremely passionate about helping people, and one of his ultimate goals is to positively impact the lives of over one million people; a goal he is determined to achieve.
Patrick is truly a citizen of the world, and is always on the move. So if you would like to follow his journey and keep up to date with what he is up to, the best place to do so is on social media, so make sure to follow him on your favourite social media account here:
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