There's real sombre mood in Melbourne at the moment.
We all know the reasons why but there's a strange feeling. Not in a bad way, it's actually in a good sense.
I'm talking about the community's ability to rally when the chips are down.
Everybody wants to help in some way, shape or form.
It's interesting how a tragedy like this can reignite the goodness that is within people.
Even the traffic around the place seems to have a good nature about it. I think people down here and around the country are just grateful.
Actually, it's a good way of dealing any type of tragedy…
Using the powerful art of gratitude. What is gratitude?
It's simply being happy for what you've got. Considering what the folks in the bushfires have lost, I guess that you've got a lot to be grateful for.
It's unfortunate sometimes that for a lot of people, only in the time of disaster do they ever practice the art of gratitude.
So what are you grateful for? I bet you can come up with 100 things. My list is at least that long.
I'm not going to share it with you, too self-indulgent right now under the circumstances.
Make up your list tonight. You'll feel better instantly.
Before I sign off, to all my fellow colleagues (marketers, promoters and business owners), now is not the time to take advantage of this tragic event in your favour.
I've seen so many bushfire-related promotions that I feel disgusted at my fellow marketers.
The ones are really bad go something like this… “Spend $200, buy my product and I'll give $100 away.”
Hey guys, that's rubbish.
Give out of your pockets, give anonymously and give generously.
…those that know what I'm talking about KNOW what I'm talking about.
Signed with Success,
P.S. The human spirit is alive, amazing, giving and selfless. I'm grateful for that.
What are you grateful for? Make it real by putting your thoughts below.