It started with a conversation.
Me: So; what is it then?
Them: What’s what?
Me: What’s the thing you feel you were born to do?
Them: What do you mean?
Me: You know. What’s your ‘thing’?
Them: (Eyes widen. Arms open. Back straightens. They smile): Aah! My thing. Well… then they tell me.
Me: Wow! So why aren’t you doing it then?
Them: I’m waiting.
Me: You’re waiting?
Them: Yes. I’m waiting. To do what I feel I was born to do. I’m waiting.
Me: What are you waiting for?
Them: I don’t know.
50odd. The Diary of a Man That Stopped Waiting.
50odd is 3,650 stories.
1 each day.
For 10 years.
It is ‘The Diary of a Man That Stopped Waiting’.
50odd is a reminder to live the life you were born to – inside your short, 1,000 month visit.
50odd is sometimes funny.
And often emotional.
A consistent, thought-exploding mix of life-enhancing and career-enhancing creative storytelling.
And proof that.
If we look more closely.
And live more fully.
We each have a story to tell.
Michael spits out insights and observations with regularity, honesty and humour. They always make me stop and think. The always reflect a part of him and maybe a part of us all. They sizzle like water on a hotplate, they sing with a kind of poetry, and there’s a new one every day. Every single day. For ten years. Brilliant.
50odd is a close and trusted friend to challenging me, entertaining me and - above all - reminding me why I love life.
Tony Robinson OBE
50odd can touch your heart, tickle your funny bone and tempt you to rethink the everyday pedestrian norms, and raise your bar.
Important guidance, wit, perceptive observation and grizzled hard earned wisdom. It’s all here, beautifully written...