Do you know what these numbers signify?
880 Days…5,300 hours…100 People
The numbers above equal 880 days since I started the Podcast, over 300 hours of editing, over 5,000 hours of content, and over 100 Guests….and the Just Get Started Podcast is just heating up.
I didn’t realize the amount of time I’d take to get this far when I decided to begin. And as the great Jesse Itzler says, “I didn’t come this far to only come this far”. So I sure as hell am not stopping now.
The time investment never comes across the mind of someone determined to get outside their “fear neighborhood” and start something. Until I wrote those numbers above (and used a calculator to help) I never cared about the amount of time because all along the journey to achieving my mission was the most important.
I balked on starting the Podcast for two years out of fear of what others would say and a poor self-confidence that I could even do it.
I battled myself.
…But then I acted.
I built up this confidence, not in a single day, or a week, or even year but over a long period of time of consistent reflection and glances in the “accountability mirror”. I realized that maybe I could be the voice for others that have fear in their life. Those that have a fear to take the leap.
As Brene Brown once said, “I don’t leap for the perfect landing, I leap for the feeling in the air”. I thought that maybe I can be the invisible nudge they’ve need all along to take the leap.
And that’s why I began on this quest.
And that’s why I continue to battle the doubt that creeps in and the imposter syndrome that looms too closely in the night.
I know I can be their rock when life is holding the scissors in the hopes that the spark inside them fuels a bigger fire that can light the path for others in the future.
The numbers are irrelevant. The only ones I care about are the people positively affected by the message.
As long as that number is >1 then we’ve succeeded.
If you’ve read this far down then you get it. You feel the burn. You realize you have something deeper inside that yearns to get out into the world. You owe it to others to let it out.
Life is too short to keep pondering.
Let’s get started, shall we?
I can’t thank everyone but a few quick shoutouts….
Thanks to Matt Heinz for being my first guest on the Podcast
Thanks to Gary Vaynerchuk for 9 years of being my “virtual mentor”
Thanks to Ryan McGuire for the great design work
Thanks to Rich Keller for coining my ONE Word, “The Navigator”
Thanks to Rob Munz for being the best Mentor and Friend anyone could ever ask for
…And Thanks to the Late, great Coach Larry Hynes for telling a young 18-year old that “You have incredible Pitch and Tone, You should be on the radio someday”
Truly blessed. Truly Grateful.