Something I've been contemplating for a few years now is starting my own podcast. I often find myself recording my thoughts on my "voice memo" app on my phone and then listening to these clips later thinking I should share these with my fans. So, I am taking the leap of faith that I have something to share that might educate, empower, entertain or inspire some people out there on the world wide web.
I have over 200 clips on my phone to sift through...and many more to record.
Here's the description I entered on my Podcast web page. It may give you an idea of what the show will be about...
"𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐢𝐟𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞...𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬.
𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐊𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬.𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮'𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞, 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮.
𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮'𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰:
𝐁𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐬 (𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐟 𝐊𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬' 𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞.)
𝐖𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐞 (𝐊𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬.)
𝐊'𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐩𝐬 (𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐊𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐞'𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬, 𝐭𝐢𝐩𝐬, 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬, 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬, 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬, 𝐞𝐭𝐜...)
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 (𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬.)
𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐞 (𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭.)
𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 (𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐞𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐊𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧.)"
I really want to connect with my fans and had started doing so through weekly videos on FB Live but then FB took down my Klaude Walters Instagram account (without reason or notice) and my capabilities of doing FB Lives through my FB Klaude Walters artist page. That really felt like a gut punch to me. I had put a lot of time and effort building my Instagram page and to have it deleted for no reason got me a little miffed, to say the least.
Video was never my thing. I hate being in front of the camera. Always have. Even while creating music videos for my songs in the past, I always preferred the director's chair than being in the shot, the spotlight intimidated me and made me focus on the wrong things. Being behind a microphone feels way more natural to me. Feels authentic and uninhibited. I can focus on my listener and speaking my truth and sharing who I really am without worrying about getting the visual bells and whistles right.
I should be up and running in a few weeks and hope to get, at least, one new episode up on the platform every week. Once I am well versed in the medium, I hope to ramp up the # of episodes to 2 or 3 a week. We'll see. It's a lot to learn but exciting.
What I am learning more and more these days is to never limit yourself in any way and to go out there and experience as much out of life as you can because you never know when it can all be taken away.
So, for now, I am going after every single thing I have on my bucket list and letting nothing stand in my way.
What are you going after right now? Is there something you've been wanting to do that you keep putting off because you're afraid to fail or you don't know where to start? Share your thoughts below in the comment section, let's get things done together!
Don't ever let fear be your life's pilot...if you do, you'll never move an inch!
Wish me luck!