David Ralph Joins Us On The Steve Jobs Inspired Join Up Dots Podcast
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Introducing David Ralph
David Ralph is today’s guest on the very first Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business coaching podcast, and its a delight to have him as it’s…..Me.
Yep, I am David Ralph the host and founder of the the show, and today I get to be both sides of the mic, to warmly welcome you to the latest show to hit the airwaves.
Well, actually I’m not sure if you can use the words airwaves, but still…..from today on wards we are broadcasting live to the eardrums of the world.
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So what are you waiting for…click on the RSS feed, subscribe like a possessed madman, and sit back as we, well……me actually bring you episode 0.5 (its a baby version of the real thing) of Join Up Dots.
Ps I could tell you my story here, but I what would be the point in recording the show!
PPs I’m very nice, but very lonely so could do with the company!!
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Audio Transcription of David Ralph
David Ralph [0:00]
Hello there and welcome to the first ever episode of join up dots. Well actually it’s not the first ever episode we’re going to call it episode naught point five because this is this is a started to the main course. This is episode ones illegitimate child is just you and me getting to know each other a little bit better and hopefully giving you enough interest to stay with us when episode one kicks off tomorrow. So before we proceed, let’s have the intro.
David Ralph [1:01]
Yes, hello there. Well, you’ve stayed with us through part of the show. And it’s only going to get better from this point on, I promise you. This is episode naught point five, as we’ve said, and we’ve already recorded about 20 to 25 episodes, but I will be coming live to you on a daily basis. And believe me, there has been some amazing conversations with some real movers and shakers, who are creating, creating a world and a life for themselves, which really is testament to their perseverance more than anything else. And that’s really what this show is all about. It’s the theme of it is based around Steve Jobs, iconic speech of 2005 when he spoke to a bunch of graduates leaving University about what they can achieve with their life, and a lot of what he was saying, when I first read the speech really had a strong impact on me, we saw resonated, and certainly the second part of the speech was I’m going to play in
David Ralph [2:00]
Now, which pretty much he says, look, you don’t know what’s going to happen in your life, you really don’t know how it’s going to proceed. But you’ve got to trust that things that you do in the future will actually lead to something better. And it’s not until you look back and you join up the dots or connect the dots, as he says, but you can really see the path that you was on all the time. Now, when I first heard this, as I say, had a huge impact to me. And I thought, if I ever do a show, if I ever do a podcast or or anything, this would be the theme of it. Because I believe that all of us know our path already. We’re just not spending enough time just looking back and looking at the things that we’ve done in the past that we either validly enjoyed, or we gain the most from or inspired us. And it’s those moments that if we connect both will give us a good indication of where we should be channelling our efforts. And most of the time is possibly
David Ralph [3:00]
Not in the channels, but you’re currently in. So let’s play the speech. And we discuss again afterwards. Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, 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 leaves you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference. And of course, it will make all the difference. If you are passionate about something and you’re inspired and you’re making creative risks or creative chances are perhaps created opportunities, then your life is going to go off the well worn path but it’s
David Ralph [4:00]
You carry on that path, you’ve ultimately got to get somewhere. And that’s the point of this show. And that’s the point of where I am at the moment. So giving you a little bit of background about myself. My name is David Ralph, it’s very nice to meet you all. And I’m going to be your host, over the next coming weeks, months and years. And the reason I’ve got to this point is, I have been a financial trainer and a coach in the City of London, and around the United Kingdom for 10 1520 years.
David Ralph [4:32]
And a lot of the times when I have been training people or trying to inspire them to greater efforts and achievements, it’s always been myself saying, Come on, guys, you can do this, you know, you don’t know what you can achieve until you try it. And I’ve always done that for years and years and years and years. And then I had the same conversation with a chap One morning, and his name is Glen Collins. If you’re listening, Glenn, big shout out to you, sir.
David Ralph [5:00]
I was saying the same thing to him. I was saying, Glenn, you’ve only got one life, you know, go out and make it the life you want. Don’t just do a job that is paying you money, don’t stay in contentment zone, really go out because whatever you want in your life you can achieve.
David Ralph [5:16]
Well, for some reason or other when I was saying these words, I actually thought to myself, David, you’re a charlatan and a fraud because you’re saying these words, but you’re in the same situation as he is. And you’re in the same situation as millions and millions and millions of other people are around the world. You’re going in and doing your job every day. You’re getting your paycheck each month. And when you’re coming home, just to do it again the next day. Are you inspired? are you creating the life that you want? And I realized I wasn’t.
David Ralph [5:49]
I sat at my desk. And I thought, what the hell am I going to do? I can’t do this anymore. I’ve just stepped through a door and I realized that my motivation has gone
David Ralph [6:00]
What can I do with my life? And so I look back and I connected the dots, I joined up the dots. And I realized the what I needed to do was take the strengths, the talent that I’d been utilizing for the last 2530 years. And that is talking directly to people, hopefully inspiring them. But can I do it on a global basis? Can I inspire the world?
David Ralph [6:26]
But when that idea came to me, I thought, My God, this is fantastic. This is something new, this is something exciting. No one has ever done this before. I am going to create a motivational podcast
David Ralph [6:38]
by thousands of people have done it, hundreds of people, millions I don’t know there’s there’s loads and loads and loads of podcasts out there. And it’s not a new thing in any shape or form. But hopefully, I will bring an element to it that hasn’t been seen before. And what I want to do is take the the mantra of join up dots, but really
David Ralph [7:00]
They use it not only to connect our past our backgrounds,
David Ralph [7:05]
to build our futures, but also to connect across the world and build a global community that can help each other, support each other and inspire each other to do amazing things. Now, am I going to be able to achieve this? To be honest, I haven’t got a clue. I really don’t know. Am I going to try to do it? You bet you I am. And I’m going to do my very best to provide the greatest, most inspiring content on a daily basis that I possibly can. And if that touches at least one person out there, who then contacts me or whatever, and says, David, because of the content you provided, I changed direction. I focused in on my strengths and my talents. And now I’m living the life that I wanted. Ben, I would say it’s been a success. So that’s the premise of the show. And we’re going to start off tomorrow on episode one, with an amazing man.
David Ralph [8:00]
called Tom Morkes. And I’ll tell you why he’s amazing. When I sat at my desk that day and thought, What the hell do I do? I actually emailed this check. I’ve never met him before. And I said to him, Tom, I’ve been reading your blog on a daily basis, I’ve just quit my job. And it’s because of you that have done that you have inspired me to take action that I possibly couldn’t have done otherwise. So I’m absolutely grateful that he said that he would be the first guest on the show to kick it all off. And from then on, we have got some amazing guests will not just some every single day we have got amazing guests, from professors, to musicians, to architects, to engineers, to people that are creating different lives for themselves. So come back on a daily basis. I will be here. Hopefully you’ll be here and together. We can do some joining up with the dots and Fingers crossed. Change the world. Let’s have the end music