March 4, 2021

59. Raw Chronicles: Can I be Better? On Focused Improvement

59. Raw Chronicles: Can I be Better? On Focused Improvement

Day 24/100 Podcast Daily Challenge


[00:00:00] Hi everyone. This is Helen from "who you needed" and before I begin my episode on "Raw Outtakes, ways that we can improve at who you needed. I wanted to take the time to start out kind of fun, kind of light with an Amazon purchase update. So with the $50 Amazon gift card I got from podcasts, it's going on right now...

[00:00:20] I got a book called "One Thing" by Gary Keller.  I can't stop talking about this book because it's  given me a lot of perspective about focus.  This is going to lead straight into today's episode about not thinking too much about focusing on everything that you focus on nothing. This  book talks about how, when we set one intentional goal for our lives, we can set ourselves free with time.

[00:00:48] Lately I feel like I've just been so lagging behind when it comes to this because I've made everything. a priority that nothing has become important  that's what this episode is about.  I don't know how this is happening, but  the books that I'm reading are really helping me shape ways that I can improve in my podcast practice.  That's one of piece of advice I've always gotten is that the more that you read, the more that you stay informed, the better that you get as a content creator. And I'm finally realizing why.

[00:01:17] Now, back to the episode, here's the who you needed. Soundtrack.

[00:01:45] Something crossed my mind this morning: what was I thinking, when I dedicated a hundred days of podcasting to these next few months?

[00:01:54] There are three things that I've learned from doing this challenge. One, it's very important to stay organized, to plan content ahead of time. Two: I really should think about the consequences of my actions when I promise something *laughs*.

[00:02:11] And three: I really  like to challenge myself (laughter).

 I have never felt more gratification, more of a challenge, more of a push and an improvement in my performance in doing the same thing every single day. I know that every day I have to put something out. And this is a raw recording of me doing this real time of the mental struggle and the push that you go through when you're creating daily content.

[00:02:36] And it's really made me think about my mental health and how I organize my time. I realized that time is a precious commodity for a lot of people. Sometimes we don't realize how much of a privilege it is. And in doing a hundred days of podcasts, it's really made me think about my priorities. Where I spend my time and how I get better manage my time.

[00:02:57] And one of the things I realized in the best way, and then the most loving way towards myself is that I need to improve in my time management, knowing that I have to publish content every single day means that I have to be very structured with how I manage my time. And late nights, aren't going to cut it anymore because you're, my audience is because we've built such a relationship.

[00:03:19] I feel like I trust you enough to say that I want to be better in the way that I produce my episodes. I really want to bring value to every space that I walk into. And that means bringing the energy, bringing the joy. And that means I need to show up recharged, prepared, and organized for every episode that I have.

[00:03:39] And this is not be being hard on myself. It's me setting a higher and healthier expectation for me to live up to this challenge. Because at the end of the day, I don't want to resent me taking on a hundred days. I want to feel better for it. And that means confronting my weakness, because if I'm not acknowledging my weakness, I won't be able to acknowledge what I do.

[00:04:00] I want to thank you for watching my gradual improvement in podcast production. I started out my podcast with an iPhone and then a cheap recorder. Then I moved up to a USB microphone. Now, I feel like I'm still getting comfortable in this craft. We’ve gotten to build this together. You and I, if you've been listening for a while, thank you.

[00:04:26] Thank you so much for your support. Thank you for sticking with me. I show up more and more wanting to be better wanting to improve at higher rates because I have people like you who constantly see the best in me. And it makes me want to be better. It's being able to acknowledge what you do and don't do well.

[00:04:47] And because I've seen. The who you needed. Podcasts increase in listenership a lot. In the last few days, I wanted to provide a raw uncut solo episode about how I can better show up for you, always seeking to improve, always seeking to do better. I'll see you tomorrow.