Last month I decided I was going to start a podcast. Never having done it before, I knew that the best approach was to KEEP. IT. SIMPLE. So to that end, I decided to allow my content to be flexible–kind of like this blog–but decided I would focus on topics around being an artist (or being creative, for those who don’t think of themselves as “artists”). I also decided to include, when possible, some kind of creativity (so far, that has meant me either sharing my music, or, in two cases so far, jamming with my guests!). And I liked the idea of having guests.
So far I have put up 5 episodes, and have mostly had a great time doing it. As with this blogging project, I’m mostly doing it as a vehicle of expression. And by and large, I’m not worrying too much about the outcome, although I do care that the episodes have content which I feel is valuable.
So far, some of the topics I have discussed, by myself, or with guests, include:
- You may be an artist if…
- Growing your resiliency in the face of criticism
- Having the mindset to overcome life challenges
- The world doesn’t need more copycats! Being your authentic self
- Saying YES to yourself.
- Taking the organic path the unfolds for you
In Episode 5, I discussed the importance of being resilient with handling criticism:
The previous Episode, I interviewed my friend Dave Clark and we had an excellent discussion about mindset, and also did a couple of blues jams (he plays blues harp, aka harmonica):
I’m glad to have a reason to reach out to artistic people with this podcast. It combines so many aspects of who I am: teacher, thinker, coach… and artist!