After 100 Episodes, Here’s What I Know
Four and a half years ago, I would never have believed a spark of an idea about normalizing failure would turn into 100 podcast episodes with people I love, respect and admire. I was newly sober, still mourning the loss of my mom and had recently closed a business. The future seemed hazy, but here we are.
Recently, a friend asked me what thread runs through each person’s interview. I paused and thought, they all have a belief in something greater than themselves. For some people, it’s God. Others it’s community, and still others, it’s a principle, idea or value.
I’m not a religious person, but I am spiritual, and I do believe in something greater than myself. In fact, almost every episode has a little miracle associated with it. I never know what the universe will give me, but let me tell you, it is amazing when I discover it.
There is always something unexpected and more than coincidental. And it happens because I’m doing something that is my gift to the world. It’s not always perfect. I’m not always on point with interviewing, but I’m present. I’m listening, and I want to see the people I talk to—even if that happens on Zoom. And isn’t being seen what it’s all about? Isn’t that what we all desire and crave?
So if you see me around Cincinnati, or you want to hear about some of the miracles, reach out. But even more than that, I challenge you to think about this: How are you being your authentic self and seeing not only yourself, but also the people around you?
Here’s to being seen,