The REAL people of Everyday Greatness. A coffee table and Ebook due for release in 2024.  

“The most successful people I have met a genuinely good people.” 

Tom Harley – Sydney Swans, CEO – on Everyday Greatness


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The REAL people of Everyday Greatness is a book that will change your definition of SUCCESS. Filled with 1-page profiles of every guest who has been on the show that are based on the interview and not the public profile. 

It is currently being written by the incredible Will Paine and will be published by Tellwell publishing – the book author – Will – was given instruction to base the profile on things that was said in the interview, but if he wanted to research to make the profile more compelling, he was more than welcome. The first profile of the book is of Richard CollessSydney Swans Chairman from 1994–2014 – who humbled Barnaby by accepting his invitation to be his guest on episode 1.

The introduction of Richard Colless’s profile sets the perfect tone for the book. Here is a taste…

Bloods culture is synonymous with words like grit, unity, success and humility; and names like Kirk, Goodes, Kennedy, Parker and so on. But ask anyone in the know to whom or to what they’d attribute the Sydney Swans’ enduring success and you’ll hear names which well predate the likes of Brett Kirk and Paul Roos.  

In 1993, Bloods Culture invoked less rosy images—dotted crowds, measly membership numbers, financial crises…. So much so that the other 15 AFL clubs each signed a petition to abolish the Swans after they’d claimed a historic three-peat of wooden spoons (an imaginary award given to the team who finishes bottom of the ladder).  

It was the AFL itself who bought and sought to resurrect the privately-owned club, their first order of business being to poach Richard Colless from the reigning premiers, the West Coast Eagles. Any reluctance on Colless’ part was muffled by the magnitude of the opportunity—the task of building a club from the ashes in Australia’s marquee city.  

Other profiles completed so far are: Jude Bolton, Brett Rose, Sam Mostyn, Sharon and Caitlin Gooding, Rowie McEvoy, Gail O’brien, Kylene Anderson, Hayley Hornitzky, Sam Reid, Amanda Silva, Phil McKeough, Edward Federman, Mouche Phillips & Jaclyn Phimsipasom. 

Release date to be announced in the coming weeks, but make sure you grab a copy – it is going to be a belter.