Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Most Awarding Experience!


A very busy week in Melbourne for the FY2009 Sales Meeting is over!! Late, late nights were required to ensure I was adequately briefed by my gorgeous interstate colleagues on various 'business' matters. These important Meetings were held in various lounge bars in the vicinity of our Hotel. If the Company Accountant is reading this post, I suggest you take an additional one of your 'De-Stress' pills prior to opening my next Expenses Report, you'll need it!!!

I was really looking forward to the glitzy glamoury Awards dinner on Monday evening. It's always a delight to see one of my lovely hard-working colleagues receive recognition on the night. I was having a great time sitting up the back at the noisy Rabble table when the Award presentations commenced & I must admit I wasn't really giving the C.E.O. my full attention. So I was somewhat surprised to find myself stumbling down the front to accept the gong for Top Sales Interventional Cardiology Aust./N.Z. Sitting back down again, & about to dash out for a loo break, I was back up the front again being handed the Top Sales Interventional Radiology Aust./N.Z. Award (I do a dual portfolio). By this stage my table were screeching like a troop of excited monkeys as I plonked the second Award back down. I knew I'd had a good year, but this was beyond anything my by now befuddled brain could take in.

Thinking I'd better move onto the mineral water pretty quickly in an effort to clear my head, the room went very quiet as the C.E.O. announced the Sales Specialist of The Year Award. This is the big one & I had my eyes firmly fixed on my favourite Sydney team-mate who I just knew would receive it. She is such a star, & my heart was racing for her. This Award encompasses all 6 divisions of our Aust./N.Z. business & is highly competitive. Then the Winner's name was announced, & it wasn't the name I thought it would be, it was mine. I honestly couldn't get out of my seat, it needed the strong & supportive arms of everyone at my table to propel me up to the podium.

To receive the Trifecta is so mind-blowingly awesome, back home this morning I'm still in shock. I'm so lucky I do what I love & love what I do & I've received Awards before but these are extra special, as now at 54, I'm the oldest Sales Specialist in the Company.....so I guess there's still life in the old girl yet! The Award comes with a very substantial travel voucher that will allow MOTH & I to have a fantastic overseas holiday sometime this year. It couldn't have come at a better time, as we are both in need of some time away from the renovations to refresh & recharge our batteries before commencing the kitchen. Planning our itinerary will commence over a celebration dinner with the boys on Saturday night. We could be heading your way dear overseas blog chums, so be very afraid!!!!

42 comments:

  1. Gold alright! Well done and huge congratulations. It's such a lovely thing to enjoy what you do and have others enjoy it as well...which they clearly do. Let the trip planning begin!

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  2. Millie - all that and blogging tooç YOu really are my idol and an example for all of us. Congratulations to you. I bet you're the ONLY One that's surprised at how good you are though. Seems quite apparent to many of us others I think! Enjoy the travel - but wait till it's less dusty up this way - unless you're hot footing it to some Island your side of the dividing line ;-)

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS Millie! Of course you must surely deserve it! How terribly exciting, especially when you aren't expecting it!

    Enjoy your trip and relish the fact that you are a SUPERSTAR! AND inspiring for the rest of us in our (gasp!) 'over 40's'.

    Smiles

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  4. Congratulations Millie.....I am so happy for you and excited. What a brilliant result you - you are a genius and total superstar, xv.

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  5. Oh Millie, such wonderful, wonderful news. You are a star in everything you do. We are sooooo proud of you.... and I know I chorus this with all your bloggies. Well done.... enjoy your holiday planning. MOTH, isn't she just fantastic!!!! A-M xx

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  6. Congratulations Miss Millie. How awesome for you... Everyone must pass thru Texas someday... Just a thought.

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  7. Oh my GOSH!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!

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  8. If it had been me, I would have peeed my pants. I am so happy for you. It is no surprise that you are a spectacular sales woman because it is impossible to not like you. HELLO??? You're the greatest. Love, Heidi

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  9. Millie Millie how exciting - congratulations to you - you truly are amazing at everything you do - can't wait to hear about your plans for a trip. Leanne

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  10. All of us here know what a superstar you are, and it's nice to see your workmates recognise your talents too. And the awards are even sweeter when you don't expect them, aren't they? It's great to hear you speak of how much you love your job, that's a rare thing and it obviously shows in your achievements. Can't wait to hear all about your holiday plans! K xx

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  11. Hi Millie!!
    How wonderful for you...I agree with all the others you are a superstar!!! blogging and working your little behind off... you must be some multi tasker!! and three awards is just proof of your excellence.. what a fantastic award to include a travel bonus!! now their is incentive for you!!.... enjoy your moment Millie!! xx Julie

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  12. Good on you! And how fantastic that you can even go overseas with the travel voucher. Congratulations, clearly a lot of hard work went into winning such accolades.

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  13. You go girl! Well done Millie, how absolutely fabulous and at "your" age!!! Just joking I'm catching you quickly. Good to see that all that experience and effort is not wasted on the young. I think trip planning is just as good as trip taking so have fun and can't wait to be regaled on all your travels.
    Jennifer XX

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  14. Wow I am impressed. That is super exciting I know how nice it is to be recognised. Sounds like you would win an award for Interplanetary Sales (Cardiology \ Radiology) too, that is how good you are. xoxo

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  15. Well done Millie, we're all only half surprised because we sense what an amazing person you are through your blog.
    Recognition like this is fantastic. Now you just have to start planning the world tour!
    Sharon

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  16. A huge congratulations, that is such exciting news. I am sure that you put in massive amounts of work and It is lovely that it has been recognised and awarded. You are one of the most encouraging and inspiring bloggers around and if you carry even a tiny bit of that into your work life, you must be a dream for all your clients. And getting to plan a 'free' trip, what fun!
    Clare x

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  17. Yay, well done Millie. What an enormous achievement, you must feel so proud! Can't wait to hear all about your well deserved holiday in due course..Rxx Bet MOTH is pleased..time away from the BFH..

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  18. Congratulations dear Millie! Now how come Mystic Millie didn't see this coming? Ange is right - you are the only one surprised at how great you are. Far too modest. xx

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  19. What lovely news.. You "GO old girl..
    All your blog girlfriends in the USA would LOVE to entertain you ..
    Including ME.. I have 2 homes each with water views come see us

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  20. Congratulations Millie! Your love and pride in your work shines through when you talk about it. The cream rises to the top! Are you still walking on air? When planning your well-deserved holiday, why not plan a visit to New England and perhaps we can gather some friends to celebrate- that would be fabulous! Have fun at your special family dinner Millie.

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  21. Oh Millie
    I'm glad you're back. Awards well deserved I'm sure.The blog world been poorer without you. Plan a great trip I'm already missing you
    Karen

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  22. Well done! If you have a small corner left on your award shelf, please accept this little Overseas Tribute award from me for being a Top Millie.

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  23. Well done Millie! I am so impressed that you can have such a successful and rewarding career and still delight us all with such fabulous daily posts! How do you fit it all in?! Muchos respect most highest dear lady… We are not worthy :) x

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  24. Congratulations!! So happy for you!

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  25. Oh Mill's,
    That's fantastic. Did you not have any idea at all ? You must have been so proud. MOTH can show you off as his triple award winning wife !
    Many congratulations but, you thoroughly deserve them all. You work SO hard.
    I hope that copious amounts of alcohol was consumed on the back of said awards I can't wait to see where you and MOTH will be jetting off to.. XXXX

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  26. Oooh Millie, CONGRATULATIONS....what a night!!!! How exciting....did you hold your awards aloft as you came through your home airport a la Dame Helen Mirren?! I think I might have done :)

    Well done, I am sure MOTH is very very proud of you, and those boys of yours - you are a star!!

    And the travel voucher sounds wonderful....how fantastic!!!! So pleased for you.

    (Hope you've told MOTH he's only accompanying you on the "Winner's Trip" if the BFH is 100% finished.) ;)

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  27. Dear Millie - Well done you!! That's fantastic! How do you do it all - win awards, renovations and blogging too!? You're a star...have a great night planning your trip - very best wishes x

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  28. Millie , I havent posted much lately, but felt I needed to say with your many other friends here in blog land
    Congrats! ........ Enjoy enjoy enjoy
    Julie in HOlland :) .......

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  29. Well, congratulations to you! How very, very exciting and well deserved, I am sure! ;)

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  30. It's always lovely when good things happen to good people. Congratulations!!!!

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  31. Yay! Congratulations Millie.
    How about coming to Los Angeles? We'll take you to all of our favorite places.

    xo
    Brooke

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  32. Huge congratulations dear Millie!!!

    I am so happy for you and you so deserve these Awards, and glad that the hard work and dedication, paid off.
    Can't wait to see where the holiday destination is going to be!
    Have fun planning your trip.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  33. Oh Millie,
    I am so proud to be a friend of yours.
    Congratulations !!!!
    You are amazing,
    and I am not a bit surprised that you won all three awards, especially the top award, if you're anything like you are on your blog at work, well your just adored and loved and you spread such wonderfullness everywhere you go. Not to mention that we all know how hard you work.
    Go girl!!!
    xxxxxxxxxxx Coty

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  34. Congratulations dear Millie! What a wonderful feeling it must be. Enjoy your dinner celebration with your boys - cheers to you! X Trina

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  35. Congrats Millie!! Well done you and very well deserved I am sure. Isn't it a wonderful feeling when something totally unexpected like that comes your way! xxoo

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  36. Millie this is so fab....gosh award Queen. You obviously work super hard and hats off to you.

    How exciting to be planning an overseas trip...I can see lots of funny posts about that.

    big hugs DJ

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  37. Wow, that is absolutely fantastic. I don't know anything about your field of work but know you must have worked hard to get such recognition. Congratulations and let the celebrations begin!

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  38. Yay for you Millie!! Well Done!

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  39. OMG!!!!!
    this is so wonderful.
    i KNOW with all my heart you deserve it.
    congratulations my favorite millie!!!

    love xx

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  40. Millie..I am just catching up here and read your fantastic news!!! Many congratulations from this side of the world. Why am I not suprised?? You just have that special way about you and I only see it thru blogging. I can just imagine how excited and proud your family must be for you. Celebrate for a very long time in any way you can...you deserve it!!

    Jeanne :)

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  41. How absolutely wonderful!!!! Many, many congratulations - you've obviously worked very hard and what's even better, is someone noticed! Congratulations!!!!!! :D

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  42. Congratulations on both your professional and your personal milestones Millie. This must be turning into such a thrilling year for you and we have only made it to April. I hope the months to come yield as many pleasant surprises.
    David.

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And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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