So, I didn’t get to post Part II of my last blog over the weekend as I said I would, because I was hoping to share the date of my television debut.
While I still don’t have the exact date, I was told it would air this week. Not that I expect my readers to get up before dawn to catch my 4:45 a.m. interview with Lee Nelson, but perhaps some of you might want to view the clip of it on the WCSH6 Morning Report website where it will be posted a few days after it airs.
Just know that it’s been a stretch, as in “growing edge”, for me to put this out to my readers, especially since I’ve not seen any of the three clips that will be aired over the next few weeks.
In looking back on this growing edge of mine to date, here’s what I’ve learned that might be useful to you:
1. When an invitation knocks, notice how you feel about it, not just what you think about it. If there’s excitement or exhilaration coupled with a sense of fear and trepidation, not dread, then perhaps you might consider it. Take a step toward the open door and see what’s across the threshold.
2. Recognize that you don’t have to go it alone. When you are presented with a “growing edge”, be kind to yourself and consider getting some help to tackle the challenge.
3. Let go of the outcome. Stay tuned in to the process and what you are learning along the way and try to detach from the end result. That way, you won’t set yourself up for disappointments in situations you cannot control.
4. Give yourself credit, no matter what, for being brave enough to try something new and leaving your comfort zone.
Since I’m still in process around my current growing edge of saying yes to a series of television interviews on WCSH6, I’m doing my best to practice #3, as I remind myself of #4!
Oh, did I mention that the producer asked me back to tape another series next month? That invitation jumpstarted the learning process all over again…then I realized that growing edges don’t always get easier the second time around.
But, at least you can benefit from what worked to help you through them the first time!