I'd pinch myself, but that would hurt, plus, I need to maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. Also, I'm pretty sure I'm not dreaming...because I never actually went to sleep last night. WHAT?! I dunno what I'm saying!! All I know is...
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!
THE BREAD HAS RISEN! (little Jewish humor)
THE BABY'S IN THE BATH!
ELVIS HAS ENTERED THE BUILDING!
SMOKEY'S IN THE CHICKEN HOUSE!
THE CHEESE IS IN THE TRUNK!
Just kidding. None of these things have happened, but...
MY PODCAST HAS LAUNCHED!
It's safe to say, now, that I didn't think this thing would happen. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to figure out how to Podcast. That I would YouTube "How to start a podcast" and the tutorials would be in a foreign language (and most of them are). I was nervous I'd never have the right equipment, that I'd end up spending so much money on tools, software, gadgets, and devices only to find out I still didn't have the right stuff, or worse, I still didn't have anything to say, anything to share. I was afraid that I don't have what it takes, that I don't have what people want, that I don't have what you need.
This is the problem so many creatives have. More specifically, this is the problem that I, an ESFP, have. I am under the persistent and hilarious delusion that I know, with such certainty, what other people expect of me and what they need. It's
so cute a nightmare. And further, I fear that if I don't deliver, if I don't solve the world's problems, if I'm not interesting enough, compelling enough, enlightened, original, inspiring or magical I will be exiled, become a viral UpWorthy video on How NOT to Podcast. I was concerned I'd be thrown to the wolves, or into the $2.99 bin at your local Car Wash, with not a friend, an essential oil or a pair of Lululemons in sight.
No matter how much therapists, friends, Evolutionary Astrologists, Whole Foods cashiers and my Mother say otherwise, I can't help but feel like it's not enough just to be me, when it comes to putting myself out there in new ways. It seems like
everyone is I am in a giant race to say the ultimate things, have the most incredible ideas, create the most compelling ways of helping people and live a most "UpWorthy" kinda life.
I could go on and on about my insecurities, and trust me, there's PLENTY of time for that. But truthfully, I can only drive myself nuts and give a sh*t to a certain point, before I have to tell my brain where to shove it and just GO and do the thing. All the things. Like launch a PODCAST!
So...here you go! This is EPISODE ONE of What's Eating Erica Jacobs: Conversations, Stories and Strategies Around being Seen, Heard and Fed in a Loud, Hungry World.
I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE your feedback! Comments, suggestions for episodes and content, gossip, secret, concerns...all of it! For all of this stuff and more, email me: EJacobsCoach@gmail.com. Enjoy the show!
*cRaZy THANK YOU to the following people:
Drew Hand: Creative Development & Cover Art Design
Alexia Bernal: Hair and Still Photography
William Carrol: Tech Setup
Hailey Fynaardt: Fact Checking
and to each and every one of YOU, for saying, "Sure! We'll listen!"