The other week I was attended a conference. One of the key note speakers was the famous Australian sportsman Nick Farr-Jones. People living in Australia will know Nick as a sporting legend – he was the captain of the Australian Rugby Team when they won the Rugby World Cup in 1991. Since most of the readership of this blog comes from the USA here is an example to put it in some kind of context. Nick is our equivalent of say your Troy Aikman – the Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer.
Since leaving Rugby almost 20 years ago Nick has, alongside his professional work as a lawyer & dinvestment banker, contributes to many charities both in Australia & beyond. He is an all-round good guy.
Like you, I go along to many workshops, seminars & conference in the areas of business, accounting & technology. The above event I attended to hear Nick speak was different. Nick was speaking at a Men’s Conference at the church that I attend. Although I’ve never heard Nick speak before live, I was impressed by his humility, sincerity & openness. He relayed a story to the audience that day that was both insightful & instructive. In fact, it is one of those stories that you hear every now and then that help you think and see the world in a different way.
Don’t worry – I’m not about to preach at you 🙂 Although I’m a committed Christian and would love the opportunity to discuss such matters with you – this blog is not the right place to do that. The story that Nick shared that day, wasn’t about God but it was about the power & energy that comes from focus.
The story involves a mountain & a man named Edmund. Nick had the privilege to have a question answered by this great man first hand.
Tune into the next post to read the story.
Keep smiling & bye for now,