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You should start a podcast!
I’ve been hearing this for years. From others, from myself. It always seemed like a great idea. Except it didn’t quite feel right.
I’m an intuitive entrepreneur (Did I make that up or see it on a meme?). What I mean by that is that things have to FEEL right for me. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t light incense and ask the universe to come up with my marketing plan, but my core has to feel aligned if I’m going to do something.
I’ve done things when I wasn’t ‘feeling’ it, and for me, it just hasn’t worked; the results weren’t there, and I didn’t feel that inspired. It felt like WORK.
So, I’ve learned to really listen to my inner wisdom and to TRUST. A podcast has sounded like a good idea for a long time, but it just hasn't felt right.
I wanted to do a podcast but I just couldn’t put my finger on EXACTLY what I wanted to do. Or what exactly I wanted to talk about. Or really any of the details one might want to figure out before launching something like that. It seemed like something I would be doing because people told me it was a good idea.
But then my husband said this:
“Babe, you are overthinking this. In my experience, the best podcasts are the ones where the person just created what THEY would want to listen to.”
Ughhhh. Why didn’t I think of that? This advice is so much bigger than a podcast.
Here’s the PSA I needed: There are a billion people in the world. Just create the things that matter to you and the right people will find you.
So here we go - I'm officially starting a podcast. It's called the Inner Game Podcast, and it's exactly what I would want to listen to.
I’m a bit of a self-improvement snob. I read personal growth books or listen to self-help podcasts and I think, Good point. But have you ever really competed?.
It sounds so snooty when I say it out loud; but I can’t help it.
I just feel like so much of what is out there just ALMOST hits the mark for me. I truly believe there are plenty of successful people that we should still listen to that have never played sports. It's really not that I think athletes are better than everyone else, it's just that I know we think a little bit differently than the average person that is trying to lose weight or get off the couch or be brave in some area of their life.
After all, we’ve been in the arena, laid it all out on the line. We’ve won big for sure, but we’ve also publicly failed (and still showed up for practice the next day). We’ve faced regret and pushed ourselves physically past where we thought we could go mentally.
I’ve made game winning shots, I’ve missed game winning shots. I’ve won games that no one but us thought we could, and I’ve lost on a big stage and walked off the court with regret and embarrassment hanging over me like a black cloud.
And yet, I kept going.
So, I don’t need positive platitudes about ‘believing’ or the ‘universe aligning’ or ‘manifesting my dreams’.
I believe in two things (that I learned from sports):
The other stuff is junior varsity. Not a bad place to start but not at all where I want to end up.
Because, I already know how to succeed. I’ve done it, and I want to do it more. I want to dive deeper and look at my ugly and grow. I’m talking NEXT level.
I’m not just:
And I know it’s going to be messy and hard and I’m going to wonder pretty often if it’s worth it (anther thing I learned in sports).
The Inner Game Podcast is for people like me who LOVE growing, love personal development, love mindset, and need that sports and competition element. So, if you are a self-improvement snob who loves optimizing your life - AND mindset work and competing are a core part of who you are, this podcast was designed for someone like you.
The Inner Game Podcast is a daily mini-episode podcast that delivers bite sized mindset work in 5 minutes or less. The lessons touch on everything from goal setting, to self-talk, to parenthood, to mindset shifts, to creating change in the people around you.
It is personal development for jocks, mindset work for high performers.
By releasing one episode every day, my hope is that The Inner Game Podcast makes it easier than ever to make mindset work a part of your day.