Less Perfection. More Authenticity.
I heard this little gem on a podcast that I’ve been listening to recently called “Don’t Keep Your Day Job” hosted by Cathy Heller. I have lots of long rides, hustling from one class to another throughout the week, some of which are 45 + minutes. The radio bores me and sometimes I need to break the silence. So I usually wait the entire week for the “From the Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl” podcast to air a new episode. This lasts me one of my six 45 minute drives. So yes, I had to venture out of my podcast bubble. On my rides to teach, I usually try to listen to something yoga or life related that teaches me something new or opens my mind to other trains of thought. On my rides home from teaching; however, it’s “Guys We’ve F#@$!D” with Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher. Sometimes you just need to laugh ;).
This newly found podcast, “Don’t Keep Your Day Job” has dug up all of that motivation and inspiration inside of me. It’s funny that I stumbled upon it, because I didn’t think that’s what I was looking for. So far the guest episodes that I’ve listened to have had quite awesome and relatable things to share.
Some things I’ve taken away:
Even though there are 15,000 other people doing the same thing you want to do, do it anyway. No one is going to do it exactly like you, because they’re not you.
What are you good at? What’s your passion? Can you bring these two things together? What you’re good at is going to make your idea succeed, and your passion is going to give you the drive to keep pursuing it.
Don’t think retirement, think passion. You want to spend the rest of your days doing something that you love.
Don’t divert from what you’re good at, just because you think people would like something different.
Find your audience. See if there’s a market out there for your idea before you fully dive in. If it’s a side hustle, before a full time gig, it’s more likely to succeed.
Never give up.
Give it a listen. Maybe something will speak to you. In the meantime, I’m super open to any and all other podcast suggestions!!