I had stuff going on in the house. I was looking after the baby. I wanted a cup of tea.
“The kitchen has a lot of echo,” I thought. “What a perfect time to record an episode of TUB-Thump.”
The idea was to hit record on the device in my pocket and start talking about how easily we can do whatever we want.
It doesn’t always feel easy.
Sending a photo or video to a mate on Snapchat seems easier than publishing a video to the whole world. Having a conversation about your interests is okay in private, but it’s another thing to broadcast it globally.
Or is it?
Episode 31 of TUB-Thump is simply a nudge in the right direction for you to start your quest for awesomeness today.
Don’t let a lack of professional resources and equipment stop you.
Reid Hoffman, who founded LinkedIn, said:
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
Let the embarrassment in, otherwise you may not let anything out.
And the world needs you. We need you, darn it! Even if you’re busy being responsible for a little human being and you’re standing in a kitchen with an echo.
Here are the show notes for the 4-min episode:
00:50 – Reaching out, publishing content, creating a portfolio…It’s all possible today. The entry requirements are very little.
01:30 – If I can record in a kitchen with an echo, on a phone or entertainment device, when holding a baby, what production value issues are stopping you?
02:00 – Production values don’t matter at first. The better they are, that’s great. But the bigger deal is creating value and being present.
02:30 – What can you do today? Perhaps you’ve been putting it off or you think you need a better setup before you start. Bottom line…You can probably do it now.
I wasn’t motivated to record today’s episode of TUB-Thump.
Actually, that’s not quite true.
We all have moments when we don’t feel that spark of motivation to do the work in front of us. But it’s often possible to snap out of that with a change in outlook or a closer look at what’s in front of you.
And that’s why, even though I’m feeling ill (and having to look after other ill folks at the same time), I had more than enough motivation to record Episode 026 of the show.
It’s not the show I had planned, but there’s no harm in that. Sometimes you just feel motivated to do something slightly different…
Here are the show notes for the 11-min episode:
01:20 – Remember the why behind your why. You may want to be doing something else, but what are the background incentives and bigger reasons why you genuinely do want to get on with the work.
04:30 – Break down tasks. When the project feels overwhelming, you’ll feel less motivated. Set out the smaller jobs within the bigger project so you can see what’s really on the table. You can celebrate some quick wins and motivate yourself that way. You may even want to carry on and do more right away.
06:30 – Look beyond yourself and find excitement in the bigger picture. What things around you get you motivated? Tap into other things that make you tick. Find sparks so you don’t just wallow in the negativity, but instead find the positivity in everything around you.
Working through that motivation and putting the work in can be satisfying. I may be ill, but after I’d finished recording I was smiling, even though my voice was ready for a break!