What Was I Thinking
That's the thought that came to mind as I was preparing the content to record this week's episode of Podcast Answer Man. The first half of this episode sounded more like an episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life as I shared a lot of thoughts off the top my head without giving any prior thought as to what I was going to say.

A few hours after I had recorded, I was actually thinking about whether or not I should even release this as an episode of Podcast Answer Man. I happened to have a few people who were watching me as I live streamed the recording and so I reached out to one of these friends and asked them what they thought.

In response, my dear friend, Lourdes Wellhaven from the Networker For Business Women Podcast, wrote the following.

I think there were several great gems, that were, as usual very timely for me.

1. Why are you doing what you are doing?

2. Better time planning, margin planning

3. If you are telling yourself you NEED to do something but not “feeling it” perhaps you need to change your show.

I think it was “real” and sometimes, I really like “real”

I expected a pep talk to do more and produce more and instead I came away with “permission” to do what is best for me in accordance to my current goals. That made me think.

All of this resonated with me and I found it interesting and compelling.

Yes it felt much like a PABL show…but for those of us that struggle every day with the same struggles that you are going through, it was timely…very timely. As I write this I am contemplating whether or not I'll do a little work tomorrow morning (no I'm not cooking, we're going to my mom's and most everyone that knows me well, bans me from the kitchen). If I work, I'll feel guilty, if I don't I'll feel guilty. I have a to-do list that covers multiple pages and a ton of projects that I need/liked to get over the weekend. Sound familiar?

For those of us that have a similar makeup and mindset to you and that are facing a long holiday weekend with all of the potential to enjoy family or “get things done.”…and who over commit constantly…well, it's real and timely and we get it.

I think you should air it.

We need to know we are not alone in the struggle to be who we are….which I suspect is most of the people who produce or enjoy podcasts.

Lourdes

And because of this amazing response, I am very confident that publishing this episode is the right thing to do.

Also in this episode
As you will be able to tell from this episode, I don't have a ton of time to publish thorough show notes this week. Here is a list of other topics that are covered in this episode:

– iTunes Artwork. Should we start with larger than 1400×1400?
– I'm not getting email notifications from LiveFyre!
– Options for covering a tv show fan podcast. (Starts 00:41:32)
– Should I get my domain with “THE” in front of it?
– Platform Conference: http://PlatformConference.tv

 
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