Often it is not until years after an event that you get to look back and appreciate just how seminal or life-affirming it actually was. So, to be fully present in mind and body, among sixty-seven thousand people in Croke Park, Dublin listening to Michael Bublé weep the words of ‘Cry Me a River’, was an extra special moment. It was his first major concert since his son ‘Noah’ had been given the all clear on his cancer battle, we were lucky enough to have bought front-row tickets, and ‘boy’ was it emotional.
Surely nothing brings home the importance of family, future and treasuring what you have in life, more strongly than the prospect of losing a child. And to have those values reinforced through the velvet voice and unguarded honesty of Michael’s performance will stay with me forever.
My wife Lesley and I have been fans for years, and although this was the first time we’d had the chance to see him live, I would not swap being there that night for tickets to five more shows.
Another highlight of the evening was his powerful version of ‘Feeling Good’ which had the whole crowd enthralled and believing every word he sang. For me, capturing fundamental truths is so important in all of our lives and (while we can’t always engage legendary crooners to help us with those connections) we owe it to ourselves to take quiet moments of reflection every day.
I hope Michael Bublé’s story inspires you to look at what you have in your life today and appreciate its importance to you.
Life is precious, it is there to be lived and there is no better time to start doing that than today.
My whole business revolves around investing in the future. This concert reminded me how that should never be at the expense of living in the present.