At PodFest19 I ran into a friend of mine named Steve. If you don’t know Steve, first off you should. Second, he’s basically responsible for most of the amazing podcasts coming out of the FinCon community.
I was going to go to the opening keynotes for the conference, but Steve asked if I wanted to go to breakfast instead. Now, I’m never one to say no to food so I went and I couldn’t be happier that I did.
We spoke about so many things. How many podcasts he’s editing now, how he manages all that. We talked about my Facebook marketing company and how I’m focused on growing that right now. Then we came upon the subject of my podcast and my blog.
He asked how things were going, and I told him they’re not. I have stopped posting on both, for a number of reasons.
I don’t have the time with the new business I’m growing.
They aren’t making enough money.
I feel guilty because the guests I have are amazing, and I’m not getting them the exposure they deserve.
Steve’s response was simple and yet profound and really hit home.
He said, “not yet”.
Now Steve if you’re reading this, I abbreviated for clarity. See Steve explained a lot of things, but the bottom line was I may not be seeing a benefit, and my guests may not be seeing what I consider a good enough benefit, but the truth is it’s just “not yet”.
If I put in the same work for my own brand and business as I am growing other brands and businesses, then what an amazing brand I’ll have.
Not that the goal is for me to be some huge person that has millions of followers, but if I can grow my brand to where I can help people, I can get them out of the mindset they’re currently in, and into one of abundance.
A mindset that they are good enough, they can do what it is they set out to do, that their prize is just a little further.
And when I started to think of all the things that I want to help people do, it hit me, that’s what Steve was doing for me.
It was an amazing day, with some amazing friends. So many people inspire me, but on this day Steve was the one that stood out the most.