Monday through Thursday at 11:30 AM, I do a daily Facebook Live Show on my Loveland Advice Givers Facebook page.
Each show is based on my daily writing. My daily writing is based on four subjects: Mind, Body, Business, and Relationships.
Why Mind, Body, Business, Relationships?
We all struggle from time to time in all four of these areas. My intent with the writing is to share my experiences so others might realize that they are not alone. Maybe they will read one of my stories and be encouraged to move forward despite their circumstance.
The daily Facebook shows get recorded and published on my podcast, also called Loveland Advice Givers. (You can find it on Stitcher.com or iTunes)
Podcasts are getting more and more popular because not everyone has time to sit down and watch a show. We’re busy. The beauty of a podcast is that it’s a passive activity. You can listen while you drive, fold laundry, exercise, wash the dishes, take a bath. You know, stuff you have to do daily.
Because I recognize the power of podcasts I want my shows to be of the highest quality.
Yesterday, after listening to a few recent episodes, I went on a rant. I took to my daily Live show and criticized myself. My show wasn’t up to my standards. The intro wasn’t smooth. The transitions were awkward. I spent the first 30 seconds of a show just clearing my throat!
Why would I publicly criticize myself? On air? For all the world to see?
For the same reason I write.
I want to share the struggle with the audience and help them understand the value of practice. And persistence. And continuous improvement. For deploying a performance based mindset to my craft.
You see, podcasting is a craft. It’s a skill that requires continual improvement. As does writing. As does husbanding. Or fathering. Or lifing. (just made that word up).
Life is a craft. Nobody’s perfect. We’re all working on something.
Podcast music by Akira the Don with permission.