I have 'Happy Birthday' in multiple languages on my iPod - I like to play it at company birthday parties.
If there's one thing I really want for my birthday, that is for the mining company not to mine my daddy's reserve.
And currently, there are four to five new works in the pipeline for upcoming celebrations such as the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Australian Federation, my 50th Birthday, and Sydney Dance Company's 25th Anniversary.
If you catch me lying, it's probably because I'm about to surprise someone for their birthday, or hide away the specific details about a company getaway to a strange but amazing place.
Success happened little by little for me. I tasted the flavor of fame in small doses: I started at 10 years old when I won a music contest; I was performing at birthday parties, company meetings.
Birthdays are a reward for having shown up 365 days in a row. It's like getting a badge for attendance.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.