Sunday, January 25, 2009

Free sunscreen for every home in Australia

Why isn't an allocation of free sunscreen provided to every home in Australia every summer?

( We receive the Yellow Pages every year and never request them. )

I know that people may choose not to apply the sunscreen, but surely it would reduce the chances of people going unprotected in the sun.

Whilst I'm at it, shouldn't local councils employ people to walk up and down the beaches and offer sunscreen to any one who wants it?

Health care costs would surely be reduced in the long term with a proactive approach to skin cancer as opposed to knee jerk reactions.

If you have an answer to the above let me know.

What else do you think should be provided free to every family every year?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Are you successful?

Why are some blogs more successful than others?

I read Seth Goddins blog most days and like it for 4 reasons.

  1. He challenges me to think about how I interact with my customers
  2. He uses normal language not business jargon
  3. He is a marketer with a proven track record
  4. He is a business owner and so am I

One of my goals this year is to expand my blog readership.

This is no easy task. What do you, as the reader want to read?

Most of my work involves helping people to have a decent crack at something. I speak and coach people about sales , leadership and presenting. These are very broad subjects.

What I'm most interested in is why do some people have more of a go than others?

There are rarely short cuts to success in life.

I just read Malcolm Gladwells latest offering, Outliers. He looks for patterns in successful people.

You wont be suprised to find out that he discovered:

The environment you grew up in; A degree of luck; and persistence are all key ingredients.

What motivates you to surf the net, read blogs, go to work etc?

Why are you so successful or for that matter unsuccessful?