We met to learn & we met to meet…

“In five years you will be the same person you are today, except for the books you read and the people you meet” Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones …Three Feet From Gold

I had a moment…at one point I simply stopped and watched. I was ‘people-watching’ a group of people that had come together to learn – indirectly from the books I’ve read – and what I saw was that dynamic magic that occurs when extraordinary people put themselves in the path of other extraordinary people…it was simply beautiful…

Over the last 27 years – the period of my life I call the “I never had a ‘proper’ job era” – I have put myself in the path of extraordinary people countless times. In particular, every room I have chosen to walk into to learn – from someone’s front room to airport hangar size conference rooms – I have expected to meet extraordinary people. When you expect you generally get – if you never stop expecting and add a little action. What I saw last Sunday was extraordinary people meeting other extraordinary people…the outcomes, the positive processional effects, the serendipitous occurrences I may never hear the echoes of. What I know for sure is that because of each of those connections the lives of those involved will not be the same in five years time as they were going to be. It is impossible for them to be…blessed are those extraordinary random connections that each of them chose to put themselves in the path of…now that is also beautiful.