When John, the founder of Battle of Mind was going through many difficulties in his life and found doing just the basic things difficult, going into a working environment he no longer wanted to be in but didn’t want to let bullies who had made his difficult win he had to find motivation, self-encouragement and inspiration to become ‘stronger’ and more determined even though he knew he didn’t want to do what he was doing and felt out of control of his destiny (similar to Maximus in the arena), he did complete his objective with the mindset of the gladiator and the ethereal like theme tune. At this time music played quite a big part in shifting a very heavily negative mood and facing that which he didn’t want to and the power of Hans Zimmer’s song from the movie ‘Gladiator‘, was hugely influential in encouraging himself too.




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At a later date, he discovered the English interpretation and made the power of the song even greater and why he is sharing this with you today. You may find it also helpful when you have to face something you don’t want to or alternatively, find another song that relates to your challenges and use it when you need a little bit of encouragement or strength. What songs or stories from the movies have helped you?

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