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Episode 292

How to Have Patience with a Podcast

When You Have to Journal About It

I write in my journal most mornings.

Around 5 AM, you can find me snuggled up on the couch in our front room with our Boston Terrier Wall-E and a hot cup of coffee. I love writing in my journal. It’s comforting. And it’s something I’ve done for 6+ years now.

But even on days when I’m not sure what to write about, I’ll dig a little deeper and ask, “What’s really going on with me today?” (Yes, it’s kinda like my own form of therapy.)

The theme that has come up — more than once — in the last few weeks is impatience.

I’m not someone who naturally has a ton of patience when accomplishing my goals. “I wanted to do that like yesterday. Why is it taking me so long to learn this new skill? I Should be a lot further along than I am right now.

I’m self-aware enough to know that I needed to learn more about how to have patience with a podcast.

Brene Brown to the Rescue

I’ve read most of Brene Brown’s books.

Brene Brown was one of the first Ted Talks I ever watched when I was sitting in my corporate cubicle back in the day – before I started listening to podcasts. Her viral talk about shame and what it’s like to experience it forever changed me.

(I used to watch TedTalks when I was at my corporate job. It’s literally what I did all day while I was doing my data entry job.)

You can go watch the whole thing here if you haven’t already seen it. It’s still ah-mazing!

This video was the catalyst for me to have a stronger sense of self-awareness. And a few short years after watching this video and understanding more about myself I started journaling and understanding more about myself.

So when I started writing in my journal, I wrote in big bubble letters,

“Patience is a virtue.” 

I’ve been struggling with my own journey lately, and I need to learn more about how to be patient with a podcast and a business. 

I’ve told myself many things over the last few weeks that I know I’m not alone in feeling. And if I’ve learned anything from Brene Brown and all of her books (check them out here on Amazon), I need to call them out.

  • “You have enough followers on social media.”
  • “You only have 3,000 subscribers on YouTube.”
  • “Your email list needs to be bigger.”

You’re NOT supposed to say all the imposter syndrome things to yourself. 

Today’s episode was meant to shed light on these and to show you – if you’re also struggling with these – you’re not alone.

Even Billionaires Make Mistakes

Sara Blakely is inspirational and motivational – and human.

If you know who Sara Blakely is, you know she’s great at showing the behind-the-scenes of her life. As the founder of Spanx and someone who inspires me regularly, I had to share with you this story of her recent Instagram Reel she posted that made me realize “we’re ALL human.”

Go watch it here.

Her video exemplifies everything that I needed to be reminded of:

  • It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • Stick to what you know.
  • The show must go on.
  • Things aren’t always what they appear to be.

So, if you needed a reminder to of how to have a patience with a podcast and on your journey, I hope you found today’s episode extra inspiring and encouraging.

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HI, I'M Krystal Proffitt

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