Adam Gilchrist with Dennis Hoiberg and Suncorp Bank’s Central Queensland general manager Greg Leahy.
Adam Gilchrist with Dennis Hoiberg and Suncorp Bank’s Central Queensland general manager Greg Leahy.

Gilchrist says 'think positive'

USING experience from his success at the crease and with the gloves, cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist visited Emerald to encourage flood-affected farmers.

Gilchrist, along with expert on developing emotional resilience Dennis Hoiberg and Suncorp Bank’s regional general manager for Central Queensland Greg Leahy, were in Emerald for an agribusiness event organised by Suncorp Bank.

“I’m thrilled to be able to come out here and have a look around and learn more and more about what occurred here and who was affected and so on,” Gilchrist said.

“We are here to support not just in a financial way but also in a mindset way and how to pick up and go on.

“In the life of a professional sportsman there’s any number of little hurdles or speed bumps that you come to that can set you back and you have to get over them to progress.

“There’s any number of hurdles that I’ve had to get over and I guess I’m trying to relay and relate those stories to people here about being positive.

“Reality is the sun comes up the next day whether we like it or not. Might be behind some clouds, it might be a bright sunny day but it’s coming up.

“I understand loss of business, house, property and life in some circumstances is so much more relevant than a cricketing setback but the principals are the same.

“I think you’ve got to have a plan, you’ve got to have a belief in what you’re doing.”


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