The other day,
I had a good Tuesday. The circumstances weren't different from the day before or after, but it stood out. I implemented a lesson: stay mindful and when something knocks you, which it inevitably will, return as quickly as possible.
I've been practicing TM / vedic mediation since I recorded this episode. The gist of mediation is forgetting you are meditating, getting lost in thought, and eventually returning to thinking my mantra rather than my to-do list. Then forgetting and returning again for 20 minutes.
That day I applied this meditation lesson to life. The day started out productive and easy. Then something (probably Instagram) knocked me into sadness, comparison, or hurt but instead of spiraling, I pivoted quickly. I felt what I felt, then moved on to my next task, got momentum, and felt better.
The measure of a good day isn't staying mindful and productive the entire day (that's impossible) it's making your come back time quicker.
Remembering when you forget.
Pivoting when you need to change.
The Wednesday that followed, I didn't pivot quickly, I stayed in the muck making it harder when I eventually pull myself out. Plus, I felt more overwhelmed when I did because time had passed.
Thursday my pivot time was quicker...
My point: growth is messy. Change is constant. The harder you are on yourself the longer it will take you to pivot and the harder pivoting will be. Be nice to yourself.
You can pivot and I love you.
Speaking of pivoting....
In the last 5 years, there's been a collective pivot towards podcasting.
I haven't been able to walk anywhere in NYC without seeing this New York Magazine cover.
They say in the article, there are 660,000 shows with 62 million listeners!
“No matter what subject you’re interested in, however weird or niche, you can find a podcast about it, or probably a few,” says New York’s culture editor Lane Brown.
Guys...I've been telling you about how great podcasting is this for years. ie. Last year's Forbes article "Now's the Time to Let A Podcast Out" Like everything though, the landscape of podcasting is changing. Change is messy so is growth and trying new things but if there was ever a time to start podcast it really is now.
I encourage you if you have an idea for a podcast to make it. It can feel overwhelming to start a new project but you are NOT alone. I will help you.
Email me. also, my workshop about podcasting is an option. It's the last 4 days to sign up. I'm not sure when or if I'll be launching it again so if you're thinking you'll do it later just sign up now and do it whenever you want because you have lifetime access to it. [$25 off with the code: LET IT OUT]
There's a contest element & this was last semester's winning episode with Alex Hollander.
Reply back to this email with any questions you might have on podcasting or the course!
If someone you know has a podcast idea, please forward this to them.
You can do the first 2 modules for free + here is a workshop I did at The Wing about podcasting.
*Pivot meme via this Buzzfeed article that is a delight if you are a Friends fan.If not move on.