Podcasting - The power of pursuing what you love
They say everybody has at least one good book in them. I believe that to be quite true. When you meet new people regardless of where they are from or what status they may hold in life, you can learn something from them.
Whenever I interact with fellow African Podcasters I always ask them what their inspiration for creating their podcast was. For me it is not only a way of connecting with them on the same level, as podcasters but a way to get to know them as a person. I often find that those people are deeply passionate about a subject matter and pursue to deepen those roots. That alone inspires me because it makes me realise that I too have things I am passionate about.
Pursuing something you strongly believe in requires great amounts of willpower. It’s easy to have ideas but to bring them to life is one of the hardest things to do in life. That being said, if you are afraid of some hard yakka, you might find yourself with regrets later on. I experience this in my career every day. Working in marketing, the industry is ever changing. I have to change with it because I need to keep up with what is happening in order to retain and increase my value for being in the position that I am. That is important to me. Because it is important to me, I work as hard as I can to make sure I don’t spend my weeks wishing I did something. I do it.
Sometimes I burn out but I always bounce back. Nowadays I manage my time much better than I did a year or two ago. I’m grateful for that. I understand that podcasting does not necessarily mean big bucks for most African podcasters. I guess this is my way of saying I share the struggle but enjoy the beauty. I salute you all for pursuing what you love.