I was just interviewed live for a podcast show based in South Africa, for a content hub that’s Africa’s biggest podcast provider, to share my experiences reconnecting with one’s creative side and pursuing your creative calling while working full-time. I'm at 11:55-21:55 on http://iono.fm/e/223116.
This opportunity was a surprise. It was the first time I had done anything like this.
My first instinct was to listen to my inner critic and to say no. My next instinct was to over-prepare, to isolate the variables I could control. I eventually accepted that I can’t predict all of the interviewer’s questions and I might mess up, but it was worth it to put myself out there and share my story anyway.
So here’s to overcoming perfectionism, experiencing vulnerability, having a bias to yes, edging outside of one's comfort zone and putting oneself out there.