To be honest, this is a really exciting and terrifying day for me!
If you’ve been around the Sparta Chicks community for a little while, you’ve probably heard me mention a podcast (at least once, if not a thousand times).
Every time I tried to move forward with the project, my “Imposter Complex” kicked in and I was paralysed by my fears (that I wasn’t ready, it wasn’t going to be good enough, who am I to interview people, you’ve never done anything like this before so what makes you think it will be any good, yada yada yada) into procrastination (which is my personal favourite flavour of self-sabotage).
As I said in my post a few weeks ago, my mission for Sparta Chicks this year is to help, support and encourage you to challenge, question and confront your fears, insecurities, self-doubt, patterns of self-sabotage, to help you tap into your bravery, courage and inner strength so that you can keep moving towards your goals when all you want to do is hide.
But if I’m going to “walk the talk”, I need to do the same; to challenge, question and confront my fears and self-doubt and keep moving forward towards my goal despite feeling scared shitless.
So…..(taking a deep breath) ta-da; here is it!
It's a new weekly podcast that will share inspiring stories coupled with practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from professional athletes, everyday women doing cool stuff and successful women from all walks of life (business and the arts).
I want to dive deep into real, honest and open conversations about the realities of fear and self-doubt, courage and bravery, the stories we tell ourselves and the perceptions we have about what we can and can't do -- and how you still get shit done and chase your dreams when all you want to do is hide.
Because we’ve all been there; no-one is immune to feeling this way.
However it’s something we rarely discuss in detail, nor do we discuss about how to dig yourself out of it (in a practical way - a pep talk on Facebook often doesn't cut it!).
You can expect a new episode, which will be around 45min, to be released every week, on Mondays at 6am AEST so it will be ready for you to enjoy on your Monday morning commute to work.
(And in case you prefer to read, never fear! The weekly blog posts will continue and be published on Thursday mornings!).
This week’s episode is a short introduction and welcome to the podcast, some background information about me (in case we haven’t met) and what you can expect in the weeks ahead.
There are a few ways you can stay up-to-date with the podcast:
Or, if you want to be notified by email, head over to the Sparta Chicks Radio home page. Scroll towards the bottom of the page and leave your details and I’ll drop you an email each week once the latest episode is release (there'll also be exclusive content from time to to time for subscribers).
I don't know where this journey will lead. But, for once, I'm not going to overthink it, overanalyse it or procrastinate any further.
I'm going for it. And I hope you’ll join me.
Click here to head over to iTunes to listen to this week's episode (or download for later).