For what seems like my entire employment history, I’ve been the one people come to in a crisis.
Every one of my friends knows I have a critical mindset, but, seek positive outcomes. I’m the go-to guy, the one who comes up with solutions.
I think outside of the box, I understand, have written, have contributed to amendments of laws, rules and legislation, when those that know me well, know I’d rather tear them up.
I’ve not always been able to help others, sometimes, I can only ease the suffering that people have created for themselves. I don’t believe any of us are passengers, we all drive our own lives, and that belief is rather confronting to many.
I’m not a “good guy”, I am painfully aware of my own flaws and my inabilities, but I rather more resourceful than most, and know-how to generate value out of anything.
I am able to negotiate the trade-offs in life, to calculate and assess risk in real-time and accurately predict the actions of people through their language, past actions and environment. This has meant that I have learnt to be effective.
I may not be the one your looking for, I’m not pretty and have a great head for radio, but when there is a crisis, and in my experience, everyone goes through them at least a few times in their life, I’m the one you go to when you need a hand.
I may be thoroughly pissed at your behaviour, I may suggest and describe options that seem unpalatable, but I’m a survivor and I get results, so when life gets real, I’m the guy you’ll call.
So if you seek results, you need perspective and you understand the pain of failure is far worse than the pain of dealing with an change, I’m your man.
We've come so far as human beings.
Because our greatest strength is our ability to solve our problems.
That's what's important to me. This is the mindset I bring to my roles.
My attitude to problems is that they are a normal part of making better lives for our families and our people.
Whenever there's a problem. We made it. We can solve it.
I hear what you're saying and the reason I ask, if your OK, is because I genuinely care. If you have met me, you know that to be true.
I can't help who I am, I am a product of this city, my experiences, my beliefs and my faith. I owe everything to my Northern Territory, and Australia, and the opportunities and people that it provided.
I'm Sam Wilks and I'm here to help.