I seem to have some knack of being in the right place at the right time, not all the time, but often enough for me to take notice.
Many years ago, after years of working for computer manufacturers and end users, I was ready to leave the computer industry, to try something new.
I had an interest in how the human brain worked, after all, I had been trying to replicate it for many years, getting computers to emulate what humans were doing in the offices, hospitals, hotels, etc. I also had an interest in hypnosis, how did it work, what was the process.
I happened one day to pick-up a newspaper on a train, one I never usually read, and I scanned through it, noticing an advert by Paul McKenna selling his course to learn hypnosis. That course was my first introduction to hypnosis.
Why did I pick that one newspaper on that one day and see that advert, for something that has led me on a very successful new career.
Why is it that I have worked with the greats of personal knowledge learning, Tony Buzan, Richard Bander, John Grindler, Win Wenger, Gianni Golfera, and the many more people?
Here in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia, I had set-up the new Sling products, SlingCatcher and SlingTurbo, allowing me to connect to my cable box in the flat in Norbiton Hall, Kingston upon Thames in the UK to watch live British TV and listen to live radio.
I happened to key-in a channel, I never listen to the radio via the cable box, and there was Tim Lichfield broadcasting on Absolute Radio (listen live) in the early UK hours.
Tim Lichfield DJ on Absolute Radio
I had taught Tim Stage Hypnosis a couple of years early, and found him to be a eager learner and a great guy.
I dropped him a line just to say hi, only for him to give us a mention on air. Strange to be able to listen be involved with something from the other side of the world.
Why did I happen upon that radio channel?
There will be a reason I know, either for Tim or myself.