Fearless 5 Podcast Show Notes for #20:
I always wanted a podcast but I never wanted a daily podcast like this.
I was afraid of the work and the upkeep. I have another podcast coming soon that won’t be a daily thing. It will be more in-depth and full of great interviews you will LOVE!
But for now, I have a daily podcast. This podcast, Fearless 5. It’s just 5 minutes a day of mini-coaching sessions to get your mind right. It’s the kind of thing I wanted and couldn’t find so I made it. And this is the 20th episode! Yay!
But you know I have procrastinated on this for two years at least, right? The first ones I made are on my website on the podcasts page. That was 2017. I was afraid I’d not get 20 episodes into it. But I’ve structured my life in such a way that the podcast gets written during the week or on Saturday, then I record and post all 5 of them on Sunday. It’s a daily podcast, but only for the 5-day-workweek. And I post them all at once. I’m not going to make you wait for the thing on weekdays as my schedule is quite varied. I’m just making the thing for you — you choose how you listen to it. You can listen to them ALL on Sundays or parcel them out through the week. Whatever YOU choose. Because it’s all about you. I’m in service to you. YOU are the architect of your own destiny — hence the name of this site — Destiny Architecture!
But I was afraid I’d get off track, get busy, not get into a groove, and then the podcast would be late. Then I’d feel bad, then I’d beat myself up, then I wouldn’t just be late with it, but a WEEK late…then two weeks, then two months…then TWO YEARS LATER HERE WE ARE! Ha. Sometimes fear is a self-fulfilling prophecy like that. Thing is, if it’s important to you, you will make time for it.
I hate speaking in memes and cliches like that but it’s true. “You find a way of you find an excuse!” Ha.
I was afraid I’d run out of topics but I’m only getting started. I was afraid no one would listen, but someone is listening. Whoever you are, a sincere thank you! I was afraid the radio station where I work would have a problem with it, but seriously, everyone at work has a damn podcast. Or had one. Who doesn’t have a podcast anymore? They are more ubiquitous than business cards. I was afraid of so many dumb things in starting this podcast.
The truth is, everything I was afraid of was within my control. I am in control of the work schedule, creating it, recording it, posting it, and posting show notes. I am in control of finding the content — like that interview with an “American Idol” hopeful in episode 12. I’ve edited audio for 21 years and made graphics since…whatever decade. So nothing to fear there.
What if it failed? What if it succeeded? What if people make fun of me?
Tell me all this stuff doesn’t go through your head when you’re going to try something new. And does any of it matter? Nope. Do what you want to do. Fear is a liar and a fat mouth. Fear is an irrational voice that wants you to stay stuck where you are comfortable.
I don’t know what the Fearless 5 Podcast will bring me. Maybe nothing. But I’m doing it anyway. I want to see where it goes. I want to spread more fearlessness into the world. I want a world where people stand up for themselves and take more risks. Good risks. Don’t go doing something crazy and saying, “The podcast chick made me do it.” Disclaimer: No, I did NOT tell you to do something stupid, unsafe, or crazy.
The question we should be asking ourselves daily is, “What am I afraid of?” And then figuring out if that’s even a valid fear or not. Let’s move forward. Flush the fear.