I know what you are thinking, and no little Ezra has not become a big brother. But I do have another sort of announcement, and a confession really – I have been working on my passion project “baby” for far too long. To the point where I have been in incubation mode for over 9 months, and like any gestation period, I am uncomfortable keeping it inside any longer and really finally ready to have this baby out and into the world.
So why the delay and lengthy timeframe of something I care so deeply about? Well in some ways I was scared. Yep, I admit it. Time has passed and it’s almost been a year since inception yet I am so over the moon excited about this project that I am also fearful of what it might become. The fear that it might take off and be such a hit, that I won’t be able to keep up with its success (what a problem to have, right?!). In all honesty, the fear of failure (and success) crept in and resistance set in. And let me tell you RESISTANCE has sure taken me through the ringer.
But here is what I know about resistance – It has a purpose IF you can recognize it. In the book, The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield, he explains “the closer you get to achieving your true soul’s purpose, the more resistance you will experience.” It is a sign you are on the right track.
Now to push through that resistance takes practice and sometimes enlisting help. Knowing you are meant to do this work but struggling to get it accomplished is frustrating as hell. I know I am meant for this work. I know I am here to spread a message and inspire others. Yet resistance (and a little procrastination) was keeping me from actually getting it done. I realized I needed to enlist someone, a team even, to support me and see this baby through birth. Because sometimes you need to recognize you need help. Just like you would hire a doula – person who assists a woman before, during, and after childbirth, by providing physical assistance and emotional support – I hired my own version of a business doula(s): my amazing VA and podcast editor to help me work through the “goo”, get through the tough parts, and bust out of resistance mode to finally birth my podcast. You see I know I could have edited and produced a podcast all on my own BUT it would have taken me at least 3 more months to do it (plus add way more stress and anxiety). And since I care so deeply about this message, I needed the support, accountability and motivation to get it done. I truly could not have done it without them.
So, without further ado, it is with great anticipation that I would like to announce the birth of my podcast:
The Women’s Side Hustle Society :: A show to inspire the working woman to start, create, or build a side hustle alongside working a 9-5 in a way that feels good, achieving the success and freedom she desires. You will hear from thought leaders and entrepreneurs as they tell their story of successfully building a business on the side, while sharing advice, tips and learnings from their journey.
I would so appreciate if you would pop by and listen to my podcast baby and if you feel so inclined I would SO LOVE a review on iTunes. Think of it as a baby shower gift 😉
I look forward to sharing more interviews and episodes with you each week and for now, the fear and resistance has taken the back seat and I am ready to keep going.