Just Another Beginning
Well, the interview is over! And yes, as I knew logically pre-interview and have confirmed now, I over-did my nervous stress.
Mark was a wonderful host (alongside Jeff). I'm honored to have been on the show. If you missed it, you can still listen by looking up Creative Mojo on Itunes (podcasts) and subscribing for free OR by going to the website (http://toginet.com/shows/creativemojo) and clicking on the May 16th episode in the right sidebar.
I left the show with so much I wanted to share with you, my dear fellow travellers.
While I remain grateful to have been invited to and participated in the show, you know what I am most thankful for? The responses from you. I am still brought to tears by the support and kindness that was offered to me before and after the show. I was reminded that...
II. TRUTH OVER NUMBERS.
...it will ALWAYS be more important to me to connect with even one person on an honest, open level than to connect with hundreds on a superficial level.
To think that my interview is out there reaching hundreds or thousands, that my website attracts dozens or hundreds in a week....yes, truly I am honored. But it means little if those people are faceless followers. After this interview, I have confirmed beyond any doubt that I would rather honestly and lovingly journey with 20 people than "followed by" 20,000. I have also confirmed that...
III. FEAR IS AN OPPORTUNITY.
...I can do this. I compare it to running the half marathon: Now that I've done 13.1 miles, running 3 seems easy. Likewise, if I am ever invited to do a live interview again or to speak in person in front of hundreds, I know I can do it.
Fear is an opportunity for us to step into a new experience, to expand our comfort zones.
IV. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.
Needing to be ready to address almost anything, I admit to jotting down several notes before the interview. When I don't know what to expect, I want to be ready for it all. (That's a whole other trap we can discuss later...)
In contemplating almost every part of who I am, what I do, and why I do it, I clarified many things about my business and myself that I didn't even know before! The best part? During the interview I hardly used my notes. I was able to answer each question because I just knew who I was and what I was doing. It is another confirmation:
That label of "Awareness Artist" I gave to myself many months ago? I no longer have any doubts. It isn't just a label. I AM ONE. I am living it.
Thank you for journeying with me thus far.