Saturday, 8 September 2018

what's in a name?


When we lived in Brunswick we had a huge family room with polished floor boards and sliding glass doors that opened up into the backyard. One day nearly twenty years ago I sat in a rocking chair near the open back door pondering what I would call my new business.

I now have a much better understanding of my vocational contribution (see my LinkedIn profile) but even then I knew that my work, while unobtrusive, if deployed effectively could result in significant shifts for people. So on that afternoon nearly two decades ago, as the afternoon air ruffled the curtains I had a "katching" moment ... my business would be called Breeze. Often unseen, typically refreshing and yet if harnessed could result in profound changes. So Breeze People Development was born.

A couple of years later when I started making a few dollars I had to create a proper business structure and so the trustee company we set up, that remains my key business entity today, was christened Temuka Breeze, after that little Brunswick cul de sac. I love the notion of a breeze ...

As the years went by we spent more and more time near the ocean, eventually moving to the Sunshine Coast and now have settled near the sea in the wonderful village of in Barwon Heads. To help us prepare for the next phase of our lives we started looking for our post-kids caravan. You can imagine my delight when we realised that the van we liked most of all, the one we just knew was ours to buy, was called a SeaBreeze.

So we picked it up from the factory yesterday. Today we pottered and fiddled, and started filling the cupboards with the bits and pieces that we saved from our last caravan, and have accumulated in the couple of years we played in a camper trailer. Today was always going to be a sweet day ...

It was made more enjoyable by the reality of the breaking of spring and that our mob is all here for my birthday. It's not boisterous, just quiet and consistently potent. It's not so visible, but you know its effect. It refreshes and moves me. It's like a sea breeze.


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