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Podcasts and procrastination

My name is Hannah and I’m a procrastinator.

It took me 4 years to start this newsletter.

A year to write my eBook.

And now 6 months after starting, I’ve FINALLY released my podcast.

The Social Sunday Podcast is now live on Spotify! The first episode is about content creation and I’d really love for you to check it out.

I’ve set myself a little challenge to reach my first 100 listens so every single one counts (and I think there will be some value in it too!)

So why did it take so long?

I’ve loved podcasts for ages and last year while painting my bedroom and listening to Vix Meldrew I thought, I’m going to do it.

I got the mic, planned the episode, sat down and recorded it and then... nothing.

I was too scared to listen to them back incase they were rubbish. But when I finally did, the hard thing to take in is that one of them was.

I was nervous and not excited by the topic and it really came across in the way I spoke. I actually turned it off pretty quickly because I was bored!

I’ve heard a saying before that procrastination is just a form of perfectionism, but I don’t think that’s the problem.

What really happens is that I hate the feeling of putting something out that doesn’t feel like ‘me’.

Nothing I do is perfect. Sometimes I rush, sometimes it takes ages, but it always feels like me at the time.

Which is why I’m glad I didn’t put those first podcasts out, it’s been a blessing really!

So if you’re thinking about trying something new, whether it’s a podcast, blog, newsletter or starting on Pinterest, just remember it’s probably not going to be perfect.

But if it makes you proud and it feels like you, then post it anyway and celebrate being brave!

What would you like to see me do a podcast about? I'd love to know.

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