I believe most of us have all the “pieces” we need to succeed in life. The problem is two-fold. One is that we don’t know or believe that or take the time to put the pieces together.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.- Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
This year I am going to put together a new internet radio show on the new WBGR. The WBGR Network is an online radio station that caters to the Christian community and those in the high school and college sports community with their Sports station. They have a combined audience of over 100k listeners and 300k followers via social media. It’s located in New Carrollton , MD, where my friends at Radio One used to operate. This is a state of the art facility that will allow me try my hand at live broadcasting that will be streamed live on the internet and supported by a active network of professionals to promote it. The network doesn’t have an outdoor show in their sports line up and “invited” me to consider joining their team. While I do have to pay for my slot, it is a good opportunity and affordable if I can find the right “angel” investor.
After seven years of successful podcasting and learning how to communicate online I am going to give this my best effort this year.
This show is going to be a compendium of three of the fun things I love for the people I love to talk to. It will be on the American traditions of hunting, fishing, and sport shooting. I am going to make it a must see live event every week. The show is going to be called Blanchard Outdoors. I got that title after I polled my members of my “tribe” that includes a marketing and PR CEO I know.
In the planning stages now which is super exciting. I feel as though I am already in the first month of operation and thousands of people are listening, watching and commenting. I feel like I am putting the pieces of my puzzle together. All weekend I have been working on the programming. I am also trying to design a logo. I’ve shared some of my intention with my friends and looking to them to help me with content every week I can read on air.
There are many pieces to the puzzles in our lives. There is our families, jobs, and past we have to connect. There is the known and the unknown. There is the fear of failure. On this table of pieces is also hope, knowledge, friends, opportunity and a chance for both of us to succeed in making our dreams a reality.
I love broadcasting/podcasting and how new media has allowed regular Joes like me to share dreams like this. This makes me happy. Things aren’t perfect but life is good.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Joseph Addison
Happy New Year. Watch Me.