Lab tester by day, podcaster by night
Goal : 800 #12minconvos with podcasters
I had every reason to NOT podcast again. Over one thousand episodes in 1 year should be enough. Plus, there were my responsibilities as a husband, father of two sons and the day job. Navigating between time scarcity and energy depletion would undoubtedly be my Mt. Everest, but I felt as though this was something I must do.
A voice that only you could hear. A calling that you knew you would regret in the future, if you didn't listen to it. As soft as that voice sounds it is the first step of everything.
I believe it is. The majority said that I should not go into podcasting on such a huge level again. Even my inner circle said you've done enough, Engel. They knew the behind-the-scenes story of what was done before and what it would take to accomplish this goal. To be quite frank, I also had similar considerations. However deep down inside I knew this was something I had to do. Thankfully, those that love me didn't have to agree with me in order to support me.
For this, Amanda gets the gold medal, my mother the silver and my inner circle , the bronze. On this occasion, unlike the year before, I surpassed my goal. Despite all of the challenges, with support and encouragement I did it. Recording at 4:30am-5:30am before going to work. Then resuming after work from 7:30pm - 11:00pm. Truthfully, it was hard work, however it was FUN!
THE 3 MONTH SCORECARD | SEP 4TH - DEC 4TH 2017
1st - 4th week - Sep 19th- 17th October 2017 - 159 guests
5th - 8th week - October 18th - November 7th 2016 - 204 guests
9th - 12th week - November 8th - December 12th 2016 - 448 guests
““If you don’t follow your heart, you might spend the rest of your life wishing you had.” ”
– Brigitte Nicole
This is truly where the refining of my inner voice occurred. The mastermind group of which I was a part, created a space for me to express myself and get valuable feedback. The return on that investment continues to build to this day. The highest value point for me, in hindsight, came when I actively listened to what was surfacing in my heart as others in the group expressed theirs.
By the end of 2017 I accomplished all of the following...
The truth is, you aren't able to know exactly where you'll reach once you begin to walk in the fullness of who you are. For some, this is the fun part, while for others it may be a bit scary. In both instances having accountability helps maintain the balance.
For those who are driven like me and know what they want to go after. Those who set a goal and encourage yourself through the process. There's no stopping you. Those who become laser focused on the target and are able to reach the finish line. If you identify with these qualities I assure you the benefits gained from having great conversations through the journey will only help develop your scope.
I have never seen anyone so relentless in their pursuit of a goal, once it has been decided. Being a witness to the process can leave you both in awe, and analytical. The awe comes when you see the individual face and overcome the seen and unforeseen challenges. The analysis occurs when you begin to question its probability. In many instances the 'finishing line awesomeness' can cause all other feelings to wane, however, it is essential to remember the challenges as it prepares you for other goals which you may further pursue. At different points along Engel's journey the probability was stacked against him, however, with the support given, his inner strengths and keeping the end in mind, he accomplished his goals.
Support can look like many things on any given day. It could be an affirmation, it could be silence. It could be a glass of water or it could be five minutes more to rest. Support is a choice and knowing just how much you can extend yourself to do so is important, especially if you want to avoid frustration. Because the goal was communicated, expectations were voiced and the bar of accountability raised. Most importantly has been the conversation that is ongoing which really prepares you for the journey. You converse with God, your family, your inner circle, your friends. Every input contributes in some way to your overall output, and I dare say it makes the impossible seem possible.
SHARING IS CARING
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