She had nearly reached 97 years, had survived 2 husbands and had stayed bright, lucid and loving until the end. Reading a short passage from the Gospel of Matthew, it was a privilege to play my part in this final farewell that stirred up many mixed emotions of sadness and gratitude; fondness and loss.
The last time I was speaking in front of any audience, I was addressing a few hundred coaches and trainers who had gathered for a 3 day conference in London. Near the end of my talk I found myself talking a little about *legacy* - and no surprise that my thoughts turned this way again after my Grandmother’s parting.
Have you ever asked yourself what you will have really achieved during your life on this planet? Of course we can’t take anything with us when we go, but what it is that we will each leave behind that will benefit the generation that follows us?
Whilst I know I’ve helped all kinds of people one on one over the past years (decades, in truth), what I’m now most pleased with is the fact that I finally had my ideas published; both as a paperback and an audio book edition. I’ve quite simply put my heart and soul into this material and I feel it has become a very real part of my personal legacy – it’s a bit of me that will live on.
I’ve had countless comments and notes of thanks from around the world about this material. It seems to have struck a chord with many people; from college students through to qualified psychologists, professional coaches and therapists.
This concise comment, one I received just yesterday, summed up the general sentiment towards the Team Me materials:
“It is simple, but deep.”
What I can now add is that the Audio edition is now, finally, available from Amazon (.com and .co.uk) as MP3 downloads. You can hear samples of each of the 46 tracks on Amazon, too – so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.
If you’re in the UK and prefer to get real CDs, my friends Excelleration have made a few copies of the 3 Disc CD Set available here on eBay.
And I thought it would be better for you if they would remove the usual £2.75 p&p so I persuaded them to do just that. Aren’t they nice! :-)
In fact, even if you’ve already bought the paperback or Kindle edition, make sure you listen to the sample of the Audio Book because I think you’ll agree it takes the material into a another dimension!
Heart & Soul
It took me months to record and produce these tracks, to find just the right music it needed, to blend the narratives with the exercises and produce a work that I’m very proud of. You’d be amazed if you saw just how much was ‘thrown away’ in the editing room, so that you got only the very best experience.
So, if you’ve read this far, I think it means that you’re hungry enough to get your copy now J. So here are your options:
Oh, and unlike the many who don’t actually read passed the first chapter of any book they buy, my Grandma read every single page of TEAM ME when I gave her a copy of the paperback from the first run back in January.
This was typical of her determination and endurance that kept her strong for all 96 years of her life - a model of tenacity that I will choose to follow.
For this was one very definite part of her legacy to me.
You can save a huge amount by buying the whole 'Album' on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk or just buy separate tracks if you prefer. Whichever may make sure you hear the samples!