Yesterday, I finally edited and posted the podcast interview from Conduct A Podcast Interview.
It was uncomfortable because:
- I’m nervous for the first hour and look, and sound unconfident
- I don’t know if I did a good job interviewing, now everyone will get to judge me
- I physically look a mess, which I sort of did on purpose
- I had to learn some knew adobe skills
- I was feeling the affects of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Can’t Finish? Start Anyway
There were several steps I didn’t figure out in this process. I wanted to export the sound from the video to Adobe Audition. Then I’d have a sound-only version and post it where podcasts go. But I couldn’t figure out how.
I want to also isolate exceptional moments, and turn those into tiny videos to post on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. But didn’t have time.
I wasn’t able to get to those steps before bed. But I didn’t let stop me from posting what I could post.
Start, even if you don’t think you’ll finish today. All the best things take time. Commit to the long term.
Many Other Discomforts
As I progress through the Discomfort challenge, I find myself naturally making uncomfortable choices frequently. Yesterday, I did many uncomfortable tasks:
- Posted on instagram (after a hiatus)
- Contacted companies about using their space for free
- Publicly told someone on instagram that no, I couldn’t get lunch with them (They asked publicly)
- Posted different content on LinkedIn
- Posted different content on Twitter
- Did chores while feeling depressed from SAD
- Took Measures to combat SAD
- Contacted 3 programmers about mentoring me
- Contacted a CEO about an apprenticeship
- Contacted a recruiter
Wow, I really did a lot out of my comfort zone now that I’m listing this all out. Actually, I did even more that I’m not listing.
Clearly, I’ve stretched my comfort zone. I’m now regularly picking the uncomfortable path. It feels natural. Rejection feels routine. I no longer avoid it. Instead, I seek it out knowing that what I want is on the other side of rejection.