Connecting the dots

I just re-watched Steve Jobs wonderful speech at Stanford University in 2005 (below).

What is particularly interesting is Steve’s reference to ‘connecting the dots’ in life. We can’t connect the dots forward, they can only be connected looking backward on events. It was ten years AFTER dropping out of College that he discovered why dropping out turned out to be the catalyst for the radical change in home computing. And, it was only ten years after being sacked from Apple, that he was able to look back and see that it was the best thing that could have happened to him.

The secret he reveals is having faith, confidence in the future…Destiny, God, Karma, call it what you will, that the dots will, at some point, connect. This is one of the secrets to finding the Flipside in life.

Watch and enjoy, the great Mr Steve Jobs…


Motor Neurone Disease Good?

A report today in the Daily Mail reveals why Stephen Hawkings believes that he is happier with Motor Neurone Disease than he was before the illness struck nearly 50 years ago.

Stephen Hawking - a true inspiration

Hawkings said:

it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I could still do.

I’m happier now than before I developed the condition.

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Starbucks & a Flipside story

Just finished reading ‘How Starbucks Saved My Life’ by Michael Gill. Very enjoyable and easy read. It is a poignant, true story of how a man lost everything – his job, his marriage, his home – and this led him to a new, in many ways, more meaningful and personally satisfying life…working as a Barista for Starbucks! Highly recommended.

The gentle love and peace and happiness I felt now I had never experienced before. Maybe the mistakes I had made – causing so much damage – had also helped me to break out of my comfortable cocoon…to get out to a world so much more full of life and light.


The Flipside on SunTALK – thanks to Gaunty

Adam and Gaunty on SUNtalk and Bay radio
Adam and Gaunty on SUNtalk and Bay radio

Big thank you to Andy & Dan and all the staff at Bay Radio and Gaunty and his team at SunTALK radio.

On hearing that Gaunty was presenting his show today live in Javea, I popped down to say hello and give Gaunty a copy of The Flipside. Whilst there, I was delighted to be invited to be interviewed on the show. Love him or hate him, Gaunty is a great, outspoken personality and an incredible radio presenter. I have to say that, aside from likening me to Right Said Fred, he was absolutely charming.