Life Lessons From A Death!

My thoughts on the first anniversary of Gill’s death, and what I have learnt.

We have succeeded in rising the awareness of the risks from asbestos exposure, despite the clear wish from politicians to ignore the issue, thanks to Asbestos Awareness Australia.

The estate administration continues thanks to so many poor processes across Australian institutions from banks through to the ATO.

And as I come to terms with the life changing event, I now consider the future and what I plan to achieve.

Oh, and my two canine friends are a big part of the picture too.

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  1. Man that fucking sucks, I lost my best friend a few years ago at the age of 25 and my last grandparent a few days ago. Luckily he made it to my wedding still in good condition a few months ago but I couldn't begin to imagine losing my wife like that.

    My mother is a palliative care nurse and the harm of Asbestos and even silica is still under appreciated, she remembers looking after a terminal 36 year old tradie dying from silicosis. As someone who's worked in high risk environments my go to saying is: safety regulations are written in blood.

    What the asbestos industry got away with is on the same level as war crimes in my view.

    I'm deeply sorry for your loss Martin. Thank you for holding your convictions.

  2. Thank you Martin, Sorry to hear about Jill.
    Please be aware that building regulations have changed dramatically. Asbestos contained fibro was banned 20 years ago in most states in Australia. We live in a house built in 2000 with lots of fibro but none made with asbestos. It's not the same product and very safe. It is a worry only with old age homes pre 2000.

  3. Martin I so truly find you deeply inspirational. I am so so sorry for your loss. Sending you all my thoughts for your well-being. May you be smothered with love and light. I can’t thank you enough for all your guidance throughout 2022. I may have made some unwise decisions had it not been for you. I am so grateful. Your two dogs are completely adorable. May 2023 bring continued love, warmth and support. My very best wishes. Colin

  4. The first thing to do is get 20 "Original Death Certificates" (Photo copies not valid) from the Doctor who signs such things. Send them to the Tax man, Utilities, the Bank, Insurers and any other "Periodic Deductions/Payment" providers. Explain why they are being notified.

  5. Kind thoughts to you from someone grateful for your valued opinions and analysis of tomorrow's unfolding mess. Sadly my life has paralleled yours too this past year with loss to covid. Sorting through decades of shared life, contemplating moving, and caring for an ageing canine…..I hear you.
    I've been flat out keeping up with your posts, let alone putting them together as you have. Your hard work is appreciated Martin. Thank you for informing all of we ordinary Australians. God bless 🤗

  6. I've really learnt alot from your video's Martin. Thanks for all the effort you put into helping others understand the complexities around us. It's difficult dealing with such a loss, stay strong.

  7. Lovely Martin thank you for the year so pleased you have the beautiful dogs to go for long walks with and stay healthy. Have a relaxing Christmas and I am sure Jill will be very proud of all the work and helpful advice you provide for us all. Thank you

  8. 6:38 I still think about my dog and my dad all the time. Yeah, things never will be the same, but just know that you don't fill the holes in your heart that are left behind – instead your heart only grows bigger as you carry on.

  9. Deep appreciation for you sharing this – for your strength and clarity.
    Thank you for continuing to encourage and inform us.
    Wishing you ease and peace.

  10. Had some negative things to say about your video's at times but the postives about the value of your content far out weigh those. One constant has been the fact that your are a good person with natural concern for others especially the less fortunate. Thankyou for all your hard work.

  11. Thanks for making the video in a way it helped me in so many ways…lost my business and my marriage in 2021. It's a long process! Thank you for sharing your ideas and thoughts on what is happening!

  12. Youve lost all integrity buddy….making money off your past wife and supporting the narrative of 'asbestos'….just like how vloggers supported the covid narrative to get clicks and more youtube money.

  13. I lost my dad 2 years ago today, it's not the same as a spouse and frankly I don't see either of us coping well. We have 3 members left of our family land that's hard enough at the moment. Keep moving and remember the good times you spent together.

  14. I'm surprised the lobbying political donors and Westminsterclowns aren't building housing riddled with exposed asbestos as part of their population churning agenda.

    That's the fxcking approach they take with everything else except their campaign bullshit and brochures lol

  15. Martin I understand loss and grief, my last immediate family member my mum died 1st jan 2017 – I always think of her over the xmas period – and your wife Jill was a great woman – take care Martin, we are all here for you – from Stripey Cat

  16. We were very sorry to hear of Gill's passing at the time and our thoughts are with you now Martin. A beautiful soul taken from us far too early. May she rest in peace and her legacy for action on this issue live on forever more.

    Merry Xmas Martin and all the best for 2023.

  17. Thank you Martin thinking of you on this first anniversary of Gills death its a hard road you have done an amazing job grief is not easy may the lasting legacy save others. We all really appreciate you Martin frank honest open with intergrity. Dogs really are mans best friend loyal and healing thinking of you wishing you the best over Christmas and may next year be a little easier.

  18. Hardest working bloke in australia (world?), thanks for teaching me more about finance and economics than any degree could! also may you rest in peace Jill! and merry christmas and happy new year to you and the puppies

  19. Martin do you have children? My partner and I don’t have children and we worry about how lonely we might be if one of us dies. But I suppose that’s the beauty of the dogs. Thanks for your ongoing commitment to our community.

  20. Unlike your loss of Jill my fiancee died suddenly in a motor accident but the tears off the heart are not unsimilar I found that core values in life are not only great for guidance when the course is often hard to follow through but give you the stability in which to heal. I thank you for your unselfish manner in which you give comments on what to beware of in these financial times. Stay strong Martin North as our world is much richer for having you as a community minded friend. Safe and Merry Xmas Jeff Moore

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