Friday, November 23, 2012

The Moments…

As a child I remember my parents telling me where they each were when man walked on the moon for the first time. Such an epic moment that I think most people alive July 20, 1969 would remember where they were at that moment.

There are four moments in my life thus far, where most people I know remember where they were and sadly, none offer the hope that the moon walk did.

I was lying in bed awoken by frantic knocking at my door by a friend who simply said “turn on the television” and that’s where I sat glued for the rest of the day watching the September 11 bombings. September 11, 2001.

I heard the news about Princess Dianna’s passing with friends one afternoon while I was in my first year of University. August 31, 1997.

I sat as a passenger being driven the length of my gorgeous home state of Tasmania unbelieving as the Port Arthur massacre was being retold via radio. April 28, 1996.

And most recently I was in a Singapore hotel, unwell, and spent half a day watching news coverage telling me that Michael Jackson had passed away.  June 25, 2009.

I know I won’t be alone in remembering where I was when I heard about each of these four moments and in lieu of something wonderful like a moon walk I thought I might think about my own life changing moments – days I’ll never forget, but where I might just be one of only a handful who feel the same.

January 12, 2009 – the day we launched Elephant Property –

September 1, 2010 – the day we launched sister company Elephant Property Hobart.

February 12, 2001 – the day I first became principal of my own real estate agency, opened with my first two business partners.

November 26, 2005 – my wedding day.

January 5, 2011 – the birth of my first child.

What are your special dates? Most of us remember birthdays, wedding anniversaries and the like (especially thanks to facebook these days!) – but the day a business started up is an easy one to overlook. The day your employees started with you – again, easy to not remember, but so special if you can make a fuss out of them. The day a friend or client opens their business – again – amazing if you can remember and celebrate that with them.

What special dates do you need to track?

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