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YES – Please

Hey- it’s my blog and I’ll lobby if I want to. And today I do want to encourage all Possumites to take action and do this one very, very important thing. Are you up to it? YES!

I was at a fabulous Ashton Media conference in the Hunter Valley last week, all about the latest in advertising and modern marketing. One example of great, purposeful work showcased video interviews supporting the YES vote in Australia’s impending postal vote by 24th October. A typical ‘Aussie bloke’ father reflected on how he reacted to his son telling him that he – the son – was gay. The Dad came to realise this:

The Passing of Steven Arif Abdullah Lyons and Why Love Endures

Eleven years ago this week a great friend died by my side in a hospital bed in Kuala Lumpur. I want to remember him today. Importantly, to remember the one thing about Steve that was insanely unforgettable. Read this post of his death, life and future, and you will never forget it. Promise.

A great leader is someone who knows how to inspire. Genuinely inspire. With time we forget what they said, we forget what they did, but we NEVER forget how the made us FEEL. Eleven years after his death, I remember crisply, clearly, vividly… how Steve Lyons made me feel. Invincible. Unbeatable. A king. A star. Wanted. Supported. And he made me feel loved. As he did many people across the region.

This is a story about Steve’s death. About the life he lead. The impact he made and left. And how Steve and his inspiring aura lives on- 11 years later. Quite simply, I publish below the email I sent to Steve’s massive circle of friends around the world just after he died. I know most of you don’t know Steve- it does not matter, give it a read. Some of you do. Enjoy the reminder!