I didn’t have a “set-in-stone” plan for my podcast as far as length of episodes, but I tried my best to keep it at every two weeks on Monday. Some episodes were 35-45 minutes in length and a the others were under 20 minutes. If you have never spoken publicly or done a podcast, it’s hard to talk for 45 minutes (my wife would say that’s not true for me 🤣).
But, it was hard for me, in fact, and I struggled to give the content the depth and breadth it deserved. For those of you that have listened to each episode, THANK YOU! Seriously, it means the world and I hope that something I’ve talked about has helped you in some way.
When all was said and done, I barely survived this past Spring semester and a second major change (another story for another time), and God was solidifying some of the things He had been revealing to me over the past few months. I feel like I’ve made the most significant progress spiritually and in the shortest time, while also gaining a better understanding of how habits work best in my own life.
I’ve been working through the book, “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg. I had been told recently to stop trying to read books all the way through, and because of the 100+ books that I’ve owned for close to ten years that I’ve been dying to read and haven’t because a new book comes out and gets put on the top of the stack,… you know how that goes if you’re an avid reader!
I was advised by a new mentor of mine that I should skim through the whole book in an hour, making a few notes or highlights as I go. Once finished, I should summarize what I learned in my own words and then come back to that summary in a week. So, in essence, everyday I should be reading a book in one hour and reviewing the book I read a week prior.
Cue my OCD systematic nature! Now I get the pleasure of going calendar alert crazy and making sure that I stick to this and read all the books I’ve ever wanted without the burden of feeling like I have to read them word-for-word! I digress.
I want to spent the next few posts talking about habits, as a follow-up to the episodes focused on attitude.
For now, I encourage you to pick up “The Power of Habit” or Google the summary (there are tons out there!) As far as the podcast goes, it’s not going anywhere. I don’t like being cliche and dubbing the block of episodes as “Seasons” but, let’s call the first five episodes you’ve heard “Season 1.” The next season of Trials & Triumph will be coming to you in the next couple of months, as I prepare to record interviews with some truly brilliant people on topics that we could all use help with!
Click the image above 👆 to catch up on episodes you’ve missed and please let me know in the comments what you’d love to hear more or less of! If you’d like to be considered as a guest on the coming episodes, let me know in the comments as well!
Next week, I’ll share with you about joining a gym for the first time and what that’s been like this first week! Until then, have a great weekend!