TWENTY FIVE brave LJ Hooker team members joined Michael to walk up Mt
Ainslie in Canberra very early on what turned out to be the city's coldest
June day in 43 years.
Principal, Mario Sanfrancesco, invited Michael to speak to staff from the
Tuggeranong agency at a breakfast but not until they had all completed the
circuit up and down the landmark behind the Australian War Memorial.
"Mario wanted to challenge his team in a way they aren't normally
challenged in the real estate industry," explained Michael. "The early
morning walk was brilliant and the presentation at breakfast afterward
reinforced what we had all just experienced.
"There were some who wouldn't have made it without help from the rest of
the group. They realised they had to walk as a team, encourage each other
and keep everyone motivated. It really was fantastic."
"I would love to use physical activities more with the presentations but
often there just isn't the time in the conference program or the client
doesn't see the benefit. But it's a great way to get people motivated and
to help them understand how important it is to have a balanced life," said
"Seeing people overcome their fears and find the confidence and the
strength to achieve a new goal really inspires me. Plus I really enjoyed
the walk, even if it was BLOODY cold!"
Photo: Michael Milton and the LJ Hooker Tuggeranong had warmed up by
the time they reached the top of Canberra's Mt Ainslie.