One of my favourite quotes is “the only time you are actually growing is when you are uncomfortable” (by t harv eker). it’s so true that things are only scary before you’ve done them. the majority of the fear is made up in our minds. so whenever an opportunity that makes my stomach turn presents itself, i (almost all the time) say yes.
one of those things took place in december, and was something i never thought i’d feel comfortable doing. i recorded a podcast interview.
if you know me at all, you’ll know that i am quite introverted and socialising with strangers is not something that comes naturally to me (also small talk is my least favourite thing in the world!). i also don’t like the sound of my own voice, nor the face of me in a photo, so facing this fear was really quite a big hurdle for me.
today, in what is turning out to be an amazing week for me, the episode was released. i'm actually pleasantly surprised at how i sound once i settled into it (you can definitely hear the nerves in my voice at the start), and i really enjoyed talking about my photography journey. odell @senseiodell
was an amazing interviewer and really brought out the best in me and made me feel at ease very quickly, especially considering we’d only just met.
i’m really proud of myself for taking the plunge and saying yes to an opportunity that would have been just as easy to turn down and i can’t wait to work more with odell in the future.
if you haven’t checked out the @chasingclaritypodcast
yet, now’s a great time to start. make sure to check out ted grambeau’s and lauren bath’s interviews as well - these are definitely my favourites - and if you like it, leave the podcast a review on itunes. it really helps drive this passion project and keep more amazing content coming your way.
i’ll put the link in my bio and my story, and let me know what you think.
i hope this inspires you to step outside of your comfort zone and just go for it 🤙