Koalas Are Just Cute...

By Ron Rosenberg
We normally use this newsletter to share cutting edge strategies on marketing, customer service, and mindset development. But this week, we're going to talk about something much more fun: koalas.

You see, we're in Australia on business for a few weeks, and, after a week spent in Sydney and Melbourne, we headed into the countryside to do some exploring.

Lorie was driving, and I was looking up in the trees since we were in an area populated with Eucalyptus trees - the favorite food and the natural habitat of the koala.

I spotted one high up in a tree, and then noticed a second one on a nearby branch. And then I saw another one, and another, and by the time we parked on the side of the road, we saw that they were all over the place - dozens of them!

And, best of all, they were awake! You might not think of this as a big deal, but koalas sleep as many as 20 hours in a day because they have an extremely low metabolism rate - we just happened to stumble across them during one of their infrequent periods of activity.

I suppose I could make a point about "timing being everything" or "being in the right place at the right time" but perhaps the more important lesson is that in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes you just need to take a break and do something fun.

So, in that spirit, I invite you to take 25 seconds and enjoy this video we shot of a baby koala (a "joey") taking a break from being carried on his mother's back and try his luck at climbing a tree. It may not bring you any new business insights, but hopefully it will bring a smile to your face in the middle of an otherwise mundane day...