I’m pretty excited!
My new TV show ‘The Rebound’ goes to air nationally tomorrow, Saturday the 14th at 12.30pm on Channel Nine. In short, the show is all about helping Australian businesses bounce back. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, corporate climber or run a business, it’s jam-packed with useful hacks to get you on the fast track. You can watch the trailer here and follow the show on Insta here.
The thing that really matters with the show is this: I practise what I preach. At the start of the pandemic, my work literally went to zero. Overnight, all my gigs were shut down. I usually spend most of my working hours on stage doing keynote speeches around the world. Suddenly – no travel, no large rooms filled with people, and no possibility of doing consulting with even a few people in a board room. I had to pivot and do it quickly. That’s what spawned The Rebound. Sometimes, hard constraints force creative solutions. We decided to take the ideas – many of which I’ve been writing about here on my COVID-19 series – to the screen. While it’s also true I’ve been planning to do content like this for a while, I never really had the time to focus on it. 2020 changed that in a hurry!
So the show was conceived, pitched, sold, written and delivered all during the middle of one of the strictest lockdowns in the world here in Melbourne. We sold a new TV show that didn’t yet exist – to a bunch of people we had never met – with a production schedule we couldn’t confirm with any certainty! If there’s anything you take from this post, let it be that persistence is powerful and people are more understanding than you would anticipate. Once the show was commissioned, our shoot schedule was cancelled no fewer than four times due to lockdown extensions. We had to beg sponsors to stay with us and we are very thankful they did.
The series is six episodes long and we cover these timeless topics in business:
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It’s all done with a dose of fun and an unashamedly motivational spirit.
It has been a really tough year for everyone and we hope the show can contribute to a better 2021 for all.
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