Close your eyes.
Take a deep breath.
Remove the noise in your mind.
Clear the clutter in your soul.
Take another breath.
Now imagine with me… the future.
What is it that you see?
Is it beautiful?
Open your eyes.
Are you ready?
Hello Everyone. Today is May 24, 2017. My name is Sam Song and Welcome to The Beautiful Future Podcast.
The past couple of weeks has been rough for me. It’s been hard trying to produce this first episode.
You see I got lost in the clutter of all the advice, all the best practices, and the blog post, and other podcasts telling me what not to do, what to do, what mic to buy, how often to post, “you need to find your voice”. There are just so much stuff out there telling you how to create a podcast.
And I was overwhelmed.
So last night I decided to take a long slow walk to clear my head. And I must’ve walked for about an hour. And at the end of it all, I came to this realization.
I was overthinking it.
You see, I created this podcast because I wanted others to join me on this personal, this intimate, this contemplative journey as I explored what the future could be because I really felt compelled to create it today.
And yet, I kept getting lost and distracted by the idea of how do you create a “successful” podcast. I started thinking about the wrong metrics. I started thinking about “how many downloads can I get?”, “how do I scale this?”, “how do I build a platform and an audience?”. I started focus on the destination rather than the journey.
So I decided to just pull the trigger and record this first episode of The Beautiful Future Podcast because I just needed to get started.
And my hope is that I will be able to share on a regular basis, the stories and conversations I have through out the week, and even the questions that rise out of my curiosity, and the insights I glean from wisdom of the people I encounter.
The framework and length of these episodes will not be determined by some best practice, but it will be determined by what the story requires.
And my goal with these podcasts, is not only to document, but to inspire you to move. To travel with me on this journey, to move from the status into a world where we will be transformed.
So it you are ready, Let’s begin.