Steve Jobs inspires Join Up Dots
David Ralph, host of the amazing podcast Join Up Dots, started because of this quote from Steve Jobs:
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something / your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and that will make all the difference.”
David “got it” and ran with it. Now he interviews people all over the world to offer words of encouragement. These aren’t just motivational speeches. These are interviews where people open up and really look back at their dots in order to connect their future.
I was honored when David asked me for an interview. I hadn’t thought of myself as the type of person that gave motivational speeches and definitely not in any way shape or form part of the same circle as Steve Jobs. But, when he told me to just tell my story . . . that my story might offer words of encouragement to others. I was all in.
I opened up. It’s a bit gritty. I got teary-eyed. It was tough! That hour was scary and heart-wrenching. But it was also . . . amazing!
Steve Jobs was right . . . believing your dots will connect does give you the confidence to follow your heart. Those are wonderful words of encouragement. And I’m so glad I got to be a little part of it.
I Put It All Out There
It’s hard to tell my whole story in an hour. I’m almost 46 years into my life and I’ve lived a lot of life. My journey has been winding, halting and had so really, really big bumps. But, it’s my journey and David allowed me to share it – not like motivational speeches – honoring the journey and offering words of encouragement.
Join Up Dots is a fabulous free podcast and I’m especially proud of this interview. Hopefully Steve Jobs would be too.
I hope you’ll take the time to listen here. Feel free to let me know what you think.