Ain't no mountain

This weekend I’ve been away with two of my best friends.


It’s been 10 years since we first met at university and too long since we’ve all been together (but a pandemic will do that!)


We’ve spent the weekend eating cheese, drinking wine and climbing massive hills.


Really massive hills.


The kind where you stand at the bottom and think oh god. What have we got ourselves into?


But you push on and before you know it you’re at the top feeling out of breath but proud of yourself for getting it done and being one step closer to that delicious burger.



This week I recorded a podcast with my friend Clair and I thought of it as I was walking up those hills.


It was all about mindset and how the work is never done when it comes to your confidence, we always need to use the tools we learn.


Sometimes we’re stood at the bottom of a really steep ‘mountain’ in our business and the last thing we want to do is climb it.


You put barriers in the way like…


- I’ll never get to the top

- We could just go another route

- I was silly to think I could ever do this


But the only difference between the person who gets to the top and the one who stayed at the bottom is that they started climbing.


I know how cheesy that sounds.


But when someone asked me for advice about podcasts this morning, aside from the tech tips all I had was just to get started and get better.


Over the summer we often give ourselves time to move away from the mountain and know we can come back to it in September, and that’s okay too.


But those mountains feel a lot smaller when you take them one step at a time, and especially when you climb them with someone else.