Today’s episode marks a day that I could have only dreamed of when first starting this show. We’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary here at Greatness Media and I wanted to get the amazing individuals who make up the Greatness community, our loyal listeners, involved in the celebration.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent time thinking about how exciting of a journey it’s been growing Greatness Media. Of course there have been ups and downs and everything in between, which we’ll discuss later, but something kept coming up for me in those moments of reflection: the timeless, immeasurable power of persistence and simply showing up.
People come up to me a lot asking for the latest secrets and industry tips for creating a successful podcast or business, and don’t get me wrong, those do exist. It’s true that you can “hack” your way to a certain level of success. But what I’ve found beats that approach 99 times out of 100 is making showing up for yourself and your dreams a non-negotiable. It doesn’t matter how slow you go or how “little” you think you’re accomplishing – by simply showing up, day after day, month after month, I guarantee good things will happen for you.
When I launched The School of Greatness back in 2013, I wasn’t ever concerned with perfection. If that were the case I wouldn’t have recorded the first episode on my iPhone sitting in my 1-bedroom apartment. But I was obsessed with consistency. That’s because more often than not, perfectionism is distraction disguised as good intent. If you wait until something is perfect, you’ll procrastinate, lose faith or lose interest, and eventually give up.
Ten years later, and we haven’t missed a week. And I’ll be honest, some weeks have been tough, some have felt rushed, and others overwhelming. But at the end of the day, we delivered an episode every time we promised we would – and that’s 90% of the battle.
You can’t control the market, you can’t control if your business partner leaves you high and dry, you can’t control a lot of things. But I promise that by becoming the person your future self would be proud of, incredible doors will open for you. Abundance will show up all around you.. And soon, you’ll look up and notice you have more opportunities than you can possibly say “yes” to. I want every single one of you to experience that feeling, if you haven’t already.