How the Sad Loss of a Sales Legend Can Turn to a Gain

Vale Sales Legend: The Great Bill Fitzpatrick and his Gift to You and Your Sales Results

I’ve come back early from my holiday to help arrange a funeral.Sales Legend Bill Fitzpatrick

My wife’s champion father died last Friday.

Sales Legend, the Great Bill ‘The Silver Fox’ Fitzpatrick passed away peacefully in his sleep – aged 76.


The week between the death of a loved one and the funeral is a twilight zone for the close family and friends left behind.

There is the shock, the sadness, the realisation of the hole in your life and the need to move forward and the importance of celebrating what was and the legacy they leave from their time on this planet.

As we go through photo albums preparing for the funeral we both laugh at all the fun memories and cry for the loss.

Tears amongst the smiles.

It is a time of family and close friends coming together.

All sharing this twilight zone together.

Some of you will know I have mentioned Bill in the past.


We did a fantastic ‘Sales Champion CD of the month interview with him a couple of years ago.Sales Legend Award

Bill was certainly no ordinary sales person.

He sold direct sales for Niagara Therapy for over 35 years.

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Sunday morning and I’m feeling good..
Why? (and why are the people in this photo with Leigh smiling…..?)

Because last night Cath and I had a fantastic night with one of our clients..(and the people in this photo are team members of that client…)
Let me get it right.

The night wasn’t just with one client…

It was with the whole company and their team..and partners..about 40 or 50 people..
Mining People International had their Christmas Party last night.
On March 27th..

(Because December is so busy with other Christmas parties they save their BIG Christmas party for later in the New Year..good idea)

They took the whole of their team, teams partners and suppliers to Gold Class for a private showing of “Alice in Wonderland”… in 3D..

We had drinks and nibbles on arrival… then with all the numbers we had 2 cinemas exclusive to ourselves.. (those big chairs in Gold Class are so comfy).. we put on the 3D glasses… the movie was brilliant…food and drinks were served during the movie.. then we had drinks and desserts in the private area at the end..
Top shelf night.. everyone had a wonderful time..

I can hear some of you saying ‘it must have cost them a fortune!!!’