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.
High tuition fees mean that a lot of people want to make the most of their time at university.
For some, that means knuckling down and focusing solely on the academic work.
Episode 029 of TUB-Thump has a different suggestion.
Your academic work is just one strand of your learning and development. You can get a totally different set of qualities and skills from the activities and experiences outside of class.
To broaden your horizons to the fullest extent, it’s time to face more than one learning path. When it’s time to plot your next destination in life, more than one path will give you a bigger choice toward the quickest route to success.
No need to feel guilty about spending some time away from the books. It’s expected of you.
Here are the show notes for the 7-min episode:
01:05 – You have two approaches to your learning at university. One is academic. The other is what you do outside of your degree work.
02:30 – The focus on broadening your horizons beyond your academic work is just as important for developing yourself, both for now and the future.
04:00 Many students still don’t realise how important the non-academic experiences are in shaping the story of you.
05:10 – If you’re focusing mostly on the academic, you could be missing out on social activities, as well as improving your future career chances.
06:10 – Don’t feel guilty about spending time away from the lectures and coursework for some of your time.