I’ve had an on and off relationship with podcasting. I did one for a short period of time with Johnny B. Truant. I’ve done short stints for my own Impossible FM series, but nothing felt “right.”
So I took some time off and tried to figure out what was up.
I realized that I like doing podcasts – I really do – but I have to have a focus with them.
I didn’t want to just talk to hear myself talk and I didn’t just want to do another canned interview series that you see popping up everywhere.
If I was going to do a podcast, it was going to be done how I wanted to do it. And it was going to be talking about stuff I cared about – not just stock questions regurgitated over and over.
So around the beginning of the year, I tried to put out of my mind what podcasts were “supposed” to be and tried to focus on what “I wanted” to do with a podcast.
Around the same time, I started hearing about “Serial” and “Startup” and some “serial” seeds started to get planted in my head.
6 months later (it took me way too long to put this together), I finally pieced together what I wanted to do.
In short: I’m experimenting with a “series” of podcasts.
In other words – instead of having an open-ended podcast about one main topic, I’m going to be doing short 8-week series on specific topics and diving DEEP into them.
I went with this approach for a few reasons:
- It allows a mix of solo & interview podcasts.
- It allows me to focus for a relatively short period of time on a specific topic area.
- I still have time to dive deep into topics with multiple people and make it valuable.
- It satisfies my constant need to try (and talk about) new things.
- It’s an experiment and I thought it would be fun.
This is an experiment, but it’s one I had a ton of fun doing. I also got to talk to some badass individuals and pull out some incredible stories from them.
So why pick resilience?
I’m convinced that most people don’t know what they’re capable of and (sadly) most people never will.
The reason is that most people will never, ever confront their limits. They’re stuck playing small ball – getting distracted by the news, outraged over some overblown social media lynch mob that has a 24-hour memory, or just doing easy things that don’t really make an impact.
The big things – the hard things – those are the things that matter.
So why don’t more people do this?
I’m not 100% sure, but I’m willing to guess they tried at one point.
They went for it and they got shot down. It might have been someone’s off-handed comment, it might have a problem they didn’t know how to figure out or it could have been insurmountable odds that they couldn’t figure out.
So they quit.
They gave up, went home & called it in.
End of story.
And I think that’s what too many people do.
But the funny thing is – when you write your own story, the story is only ever finished when you put down the pen.
If you want to keep writing, you might have to get creative, but you can still keep going.
But most people don’t know this or haven’t trained themselves to be able to do this.
I want to help people get better at “keep going”
So I want to help make people more resilient. I want to show people that they can keep going. That it’s possible.
If you do something hard, something impossible – you will (and should) get punched in the face a couple times – but you should keep going anyways.
That’s what this series is about. It’s about creating a mindset of resilience, one so strong that you can set out to do anything and accomplish it.
In the series, I’ll share with you stories of real life impossible do-ers and some of the strategies that they use to accomplish some pretty incredible feats. I’ll also share my own stories & experiences about how I get through some of the tough challenges that come up for me.
I’ll even talk about quitting, when to do it, and how to quit BETTER – so it actually propels you forward rather than keeping you stagnant.
I’ll share stories of Olympians, navy seals and mountain climbers who have overcome RIDICULOUS odds to do what they set out to do.
You’ll see that if THEY can do it, you can do it too.
It starts today. You can get started with episode 1.
The podcast will run for 8 weeks with a new episode every Tuesday. It’s an experiment. I hope you like it 🙂
- Rate it on iTunes here.
- Rate it on Stitcher here (coming soon).
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