“Life is short, break the rules”
Coral and I invite you and your partner to be our guests at the St Vincent’s Hospital “Life Ball” tomorrow (Friday 10th October) night next to Sydney Harbour. No tricks. No charges. Let me explain ….
Yes Man Plan
Coral and I believe in the “Yes Man Plan”.
Our son Alexander invented the “Yes Man Plan”. It’s his philosophy of answering “Yes!” to offers to meet people, go places or just to experience something new.
Coral and I also believe in Alex’s “Yes Man Plan”.
Following the “Yes Man Plan” has resulted in us meeting new life friends and travelling to places that we would have never dreamed of visiting. Every day Coral and I have great pleasure in meeting people. Some are passengers that I meet when I walk around the A380 cabin during the flight. Others that I meet on the street are always kind, polite and keen to talk and ask questions about my book “QF32”.
Then there are others we are excited to meet who have a passion for aviation, a passion to help others or simply a love for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It’s STEM that motives us all to learn more, to improve our performance and to survive in this increasingly technological world. STEM is the key to Australia’s future, and so I am happy to talk to anyone who is keen to promote and support STEM at school, university, the workplace or internationally.
Adopting the “Yes Man Plan” has also enabled me to accept many exciting opportunities. I am now the:
- Patron of Disabled Wintersport Australia
- Patron of the Uiver DC2 Aircraft Restoration (25 Oct 2014),
- Opener of the new Clare Valley Airport in South Australia (1 Nov 2014); and
- STEM Ambassador (for Andy Green’s Bloodhound SSC)
What has the “Yes Man Plan” got to do with the St Vincent’s Hospital “Life Ball”?
St Vincent’s Hospital “Life Ball”
Coral and I are attending the St Vincent’s Hospital “Life Ball”, a charity event tomorrow night (Friday 10th October) at a fabulous location at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney at 6.30 pm. This is a lavish event with excellent food, bands and entertainment.
In an unusual twist, the organiser of the table is now unable to attend the event and so I am now offering up to eight places at our table to other like minded people who might wish to attend and enjoy the food, company, dancing and charity event.
You and your partner will be Coral’s and my guests at this great event. The tickets to this Ball are expensive, but these costs have already been paid. There are no charges for you however please be aware that the dress is strictly “Black Tie”.
I offer you and your partner the opportunity to join Coral and me and eight others at a table of ten at the Life Ball. These seats are available to eight selected QF32 web site readers and their partners who:
- are 21 years of age or older;
- are able to attend the Ball tomorrow night in Sydney;
- can meet the “Black Tie” dress requirements;
- have passion; and
- want to dance!
Update – 13 October 2014 – “Yes Man Plan” a success!
Thank you to Jan and John Wasiliev, Sanjay and Haima Prakash, Christian and Jan Langton, James Frost and Kym Treasure for your company at the ball on Friday night. It was a fantastic night only because of your great company.
Thanks also to Jane Ferguson for organising the inspired organiser of the St Vincent’s Hospital “Life Ball”.
The guests raised $1,200,000 to help the St Vincent’s Hospital continue it’s fantastic work. The doctors of St Vincent’s donated $250,000!
Coral and I were so pleased to meet you all. The night’s success is more proof that Alex’s “Yes Man Plan” is a great driver for action, excitement and success!
To those who think that I am silly to ask strangers to sit with Coral and me at a Black Tie event, I offer these considerations:
- Life is short, break the rules (Mark Twain)
- Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life …. (Steve Jobs)
- Invert the Logic
- Expect the Unexpected
- Yes Man Plan
- Seize the Day