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IT WAS SINK OR SWIM FOR JEFF WHO NOW INSPIRES OTHERS TO FEAR LESS
Written on the 12 October 2016
For Jeff Robinson, the phrase ‘sink or swim’ is a mantra he once imbibed as a high-flyer in the business world, but it soon became a stark reality when, floating out to sea, he fought the will to live.
The former Gold Coast General Manager of AE Smith, the largest privately-owned air-conditioning and engineering firm in Australia, now wants to give back and has launched the mentoring program www.jeffrobinsonpathway.com.au underpinned by the phrase ‘fear less, go hard’.
Jeff believes his story is not unique but he wants to use it to help others. After hitting rock bottom when his wife Sue died from cancer in 2013, Jeff fell into a dark abyss of depression, spending hours in the ocean in an attempt to wash away the pain and his loss.
“I was spending a lot of time in the water and just wanted to stay out there and drift away. I was close to just staying under, but I thought of my family, my two sons and how they would have felt losing both parents. I had a big wake-up call, an epiphany if you like, and I decided to change my life and to start living,” says Jeff.
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