You Can't Out-Give the Universe


Today I have something to share with you that is a bit off topic but there is a good message for you in there as well.


Exactly 1 year ago today, my wife was diagnosed with 

terminal melanoma from which she passed away 9 short weeks 



And in as much as it's been a full on year there have been 

some amazing things that have happened and I want to share 

one of them with you today. 


Leading on from Shannon's passing, 6 of her best mates started 

fund raising for Melanoma research and education. 


At the time I wasn't really in a position to even think about 

that but what they've achieved this year is nothing short of 

phenomenal and warrants a special mention today. 


In the last 12 months these special ladies have not only helped 

me unquestionably with the care of my children but they have 

also pulled off 4 hugely successful fund raising events. 


This week in fact, there they ran a Melbourne cup lunch in 

Margaret River as well as a dinner on the Rockingham foreshore. 


And here's my point for you... 


Though these special girls have unselfishly given up their time 

to the memory of my wife in the hope that someone in the future 

may perhaps beat this shocking disease, I have seen something 

else happen. 


This special band of mum's, business professionals and business owners have 

had to take themselves waayyyy out of their comfort zones. 


They have spoken in front of hundreds of people, arranged thousands 

in sponsorship dollars, been highly organised and have absolutely 

smashed it. 


The personal growth that I have seen occur in all of them is 

just amazing. They have all become even better versions of 

themselves in the journey toward making a difference to a 

great cause in the memory of someone special to them. 


Which simply proves that you cannot out-give the universe. 


What you unselfishly give out comes back to you in spades. 


Take care of yourself and the ones you love. 



John Blake





John Blake has been in direct sales for the past 22 years. Over this time John has been a highly successful sales person, sales manager and business owner.

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