It’s cold and blustery here in Perth this morning and the world is mourning the passing of Michael Jackson..
We went out to dinner last night with friends and came back home here for a coffee.
The tribute to Michael was playing on TV…
His song “Heal the World” still moves me powerfully even after all these years since I first heard it and sang it in the Money and You programme back in 1992…
But, like the weather, we have to adapt, we have to deal with it…
Or, like my good friend Geoff Fisher (who was featured on the front page of this weeks West Australian newspaper) reminded me this week, ‘you have to turn what happens to a positive.’
Geoff suffered a massive heart attack at the pool on the Long Weekend.
His heart stopped for 45 minutes and was revived by one of our other good mates who was swimming in the squad with him, Dr. Rob Larbalestier, who is Head of Cardiac Surgery at Royal Perth Hospital.
Geoff is now recovering and will need plenty of support to get back to 100%.. but as he said to me from his hospital bed when I visited him this week, “I will turn this to a positive… this is giving me a second chance..”
Which brings me to lessons and thoughts from the week..
We’ve all heard the saying ‘nothing is permanent except change’ and this weeks events highlight how true this is..
‘We cannot change the wind, but we can change the set of our sails..’ is an axiom that rings so true for me.
Whether it be me, you, Geoff Fisher, Michael Jacksons family, our businesses, it’s how resilient we are; how we bounce back, recover, take what has happened, then give it an empowering meaning, turn it to our advantage, to help us keep moving forward that’s an essential mental process we all have to keep exercising every day.
I have readers who are devout Christians, and I know right now they are using their spirituality, their belief in God or something bigger than themselves to help them deal with, and bounce back from whatever is setting them back.
Perspective… the bigger picture… your place in the Universe, helps with that resilience.
Here is Heal the World.. just to help you put things in perspective..
I was meeting with one of our past clients this week and she told me how the financial crisis and the impact on her industry meant her sales people had to increase their activity not 100%..not 200%.. but 500 and 600% to stay anywhere near their sales budgets..
That was a shock…
But they rallied, and they adjusted… and are now back on track..
The wind changed… and they adjusted to it..
As we move forward into the new financial year Blue Rocket will be launching 5 new products to help clients deal with these challenges..
These new Blue Rocket products are not for everyone. They are only for Sales Teams who are serious about maximising leads, maximising conversion and seriously want to make a difference.
One new product will be the Blue Rocket Lead Generation System… a unique online and offline strategy to help increase lead generation by 200 to 600%…
I was with another client last week showing her the 37 different strategies she could be using to increase Lead Generation. She had only been using 2… Their game is about to change dramatically…
If you want more info on our New Product Range and see if they will work for your sales team hit Reply and write ‘New Products’ in the subject line.
We are about to start a major project with an international company helping their leaders and teams improve sales and business decision making using a leading edge Training tool called Zodiak – The Game of Business Finance and Strategy..
Check the Zodiak introductory/background video at
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Anyway.. time to go..
Have a good week..