Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Day I Learnt There's No Such Thing As 'Dead Air'

This week I conquered my fear of LIVE radio. People do this every day, but conquering this fear was a huge deal for me. It was an hour long show and what a rush! This was much different from live TV which was ironically easier. I look terrified, but I remained calm. YAY! I'm happy that I tried and grateful for the support from my team of well wishers and advisers. You mean so much to me. 

Thanks to Natacha and JD for making this easy and allowing me to share with your listeners on your Every Woman programme on Ebony 104.1 FM. Here I spoke about my books and upcoming workshop (Charting Your Destiny) and also "How to Live Your Best Life." Now I know there's no such thing as 'dead air' I can relax a bit!

It was such an empowering experience and even I didn't know I had the courage to say so much on air. lol. I replayed it over and over in my head while on the treadmill that afternoon and still couldn't believe it. I was proud of myself, but wondered what others thought. I got mixed reviews...some overwhelming, some neutral but I took all the feedback in stride on my journey to growth and discovery. 

I couldn't help but share what a (male) client said to me yesterday to make my day and cast away my doubts:

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"I was offsite working with a company in a noisy factory with lots of distractions....however I managed to sneak in my headphones for my phone and got to listen to your show from the start.

You were REALLY good, you sounded professional and you made really good points...A couple of things to be aware of would be a repeated 'crutch phrase' ...but overall you did a great job. 

I was smiling during the talk, you have a good radio voice as well. You really had me thinking, with the 'know thy self' thing and some challenges that I'm going through now. 

Anyway good job Carolyn, keep it up! I am heading to the gym, to be all I can be!"

Aww...this is what it's all about. I'm glad I am able to make a difference.

Thanks to Judy and others for suggesting the idea of my own show long before I even considered this. It actually sounds do-able at this point now that I have conquered my fears.

Gracias. Merci. Grazie!

Peace & Love x

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