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This week I’m excited (and a bit nervous) because our weekly ‘Business Life’ radio show goes live and takes to the air on Thursday 24th at 2.00pm, on Future Radio. You can listen live in the Norwich area on 107.8FM or via the web and there will be a podcast afterwards if you miss it.
It’s been great fun practising with my co-host Julie Bishop and we have lined up our first guest, written some blurb for the press release and are talking to potential sponsors. All exciting stuff.
And I was reminded that nearly 18 months ago I was talking to my PR colleague about the press work for my third book, Job Hunting 3.0 (the numbering was concidental), and he asked what I wanted?
I replied that: ‘I really want a million pairs of eyes to know this book exists and I want my own radio show too.’
He nodded and said ‘fair enough.’
I was surprised. ‘Er, so you’re not going to laugh at me then?’
‘For wanting my own radio show…you don’t think it sounds a bit, erm, arrogant?’
‘No Richard, I don’t. And anyway why would I laugh at ambition?’
Why indeed and it was a pleasant surprise to be reminded that ambition is okay. Many people have a voice in their head that says ‘don’t do that, it’s silly’ or ‘don’t do that, as people will think you’re an idiot’ and they listen to that voice, rather than to their heart.
I love radio and I love being in the studio and having fun with the buttons and faders and laughing with Julie.
And I love writing books and I love my coaching and training work.
All of them are way-points on the journey that is my life and all reflect my ambitions. If you have a voice in your head, that’s holding you back, then turn the volume down on it and pay attention to people who will say positive things and support you. When I said I wanted a radio show I had no idea how/who/when and so on. Ambition comes first and the detail unravels as you talk to people and share your dreams.
So, as you look forward to the next 18 months of your life, what do you want to achieve? And who will you share this with?
You can be ambitious and you can find your voice and can start to make it happen for yourself.
Oh and the million pairs of eyes? We did nearly two million, but that’s another story.
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