Hall of Fame Podcaster?

Academy of Podcasters

Today it's 5 AM again, and I can't sleep. I'm slowly starting to work on my speech as on July 24th, 2018 I am being inducted into the Academy of Podcasters Hall of Fame.

It's really an honor and its humbling. Person and person have been leaving a message saying how it was, “Overdue,” and “Well Deserved.” They thank me for all the hard work. Hard work?

Somewhere I got a gene where I just love to help people. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy, so it really wasn't hard work

I got to be creative.

I got to play with technology

I got to help people.

This wasn't hard work at all.

Thanks for listening

The Gullible

So if you looked up the word Gullible it says, “easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.” So I looked up credulous and it said, “having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.”

I had an interesting conversation today and we were talking about these places that appear to prey on the Gullible. You know the drill.

You get dragged to a meeting where you hear a pitch.

Everyone can benefit from the product. It's super easy to join. It's even free.

You are encouraged to bring your friends.

If you want to become a member there are fees based on your level of dedication.

There are weekly meetings to attend and in some cases twice a week.

There are brainstorming session on how you can get the word out there and raise more money for the company.

If you are active enough and demonstrate dedication, you may get an advisory board.

Some people show up and swear the product works, while others don't attend weekly meetings and don't seem to be getting any results

Some people think the whole thing is a scam. The people pushing the product are just a bunch of snake oil salesmen trying to brainwash people

What company do you think I'm talking about? Amway? Advocare?

Surviving April

Today I talk about how I'm stuck.

I don't want to be a person who lives in the past.

On the flip side, if I don't remember life changing events is that disrespectful?

There is a great quote in the Sheryl Crow song “Every Day is a Winding Road” and she asks, “Why am I a stranger in my own life?”

I talk about the day I watched my Mom breakdown upon hearing her father's voice for the first time in a long time. So now I'm worried about playing an old tape that has my Mom's voice.

I don't want to be “THAT GUY” who is always talking about his Mom. At this point, I've spent more time without her than I did with her.

So I get really worried that I spend too much time looking back.