How Life Gave Me The Opportunity To Be A Radio Show Guest

A while ago, I wrote a post called Be Bold and Say Yes to Your Universe in which I talked all about grabbing an opportunity when it is given to you and making the most of it.

How Life Gave Me The Opportunity To Be A Radio Show Guest

Now the time seems appropriate for me to share with you about a little more about myself and how grabbing life’s opportunities is really making a difference to me.

You see last week, I appeared as a guest on a radio show.

And when I say appeared on a radio show, I don’t just mean a 2 minute phone in conversation, I mean being in the studio with the presenter for a whole hour.

If you had told me 4 months ago, that I would be appearing on a radio show as a guest on a Wednesday afternoon in early February, I would have said you were mad.

That was because I was in a full time job at the time that was making me unhappy.

So just how did I end up on this radio show?

Well, just over 3 months ago, realising that there was more to life, I left the job to take a career break.

I believe that we should be happy with what we are doing and life is short, so we really ought not to waste it.

I have been blogging for quite a long time and have been developing a passion for doing it. There is something about being able to put words on a screen that might one day just have the power to inspire someone else.

Why not see if I could do something with it?

That was my motivation to leave my job and set out to see what was possible for me.

Fortune favours the brave

I was lucky enough early on in my career break period to meet Mark Sephton ; a mentor to entrepreneurs and the host of Talk Business with Mark Sephton on Radio Plus.

Through working with Mark, I had the courage to tell him I wanted to be on his show.

When he told me I would be on in 2 weeks time and he wanted me to give his listeners 10 tips on blogging, I began to question the wisdom of my decision.

But I had had the courage to get this far and had asked for this opportunity so it would have been silly to have wasted it now, wouldn’t it?

So I took a deep breath, wrote the tips and appeared on the show.

I was nervous at first, but once, I settled down, my confidence grew and I really began enjoying doing it.

In fact, I like to think that I rocked it in the end.

I have no idea what opportunities might be around the next corner, but I like to think I will give them a go and I am sure you might hear about them here.

Over to you, what opportunities has life given you?

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4 Comments

  1. Congratulations Jo, I’m so very happy and proud of you. It takes courage to step outside your comfort zone but you’re taking life by the horns and running with it.

    I bet you did great once you got over your nervousness. Heck, I would be scared to death myself knowing all those people are listening.

    I’m sure though that it was a great experience for you and hopefully something else will come from it. I’ll wish you the very best with that too and thanks for sharing this with us.

    ~Adrienne
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  2. Hi Adrienne,

    Thank you for your lovely comment.

    It was a great experience and I know that if I had backed out at the invitation stage, I would be regretting it now.

    Life is definitely what we make it. Wouldn’t you agree?

    Jo

  3. Hi Jo,

    This is my first time here.

    First of all congratulations on doing the radio show and quitting the unhappy job. You are one courageous lady! Not everyone has the courage to follow her heart.

    This is the first time I stumbled into your blog and am already a fan. Your attitude toward life is really inspiring.

    Thanks a lot for sharing the story. Have a nice day!

  4. Hi Nisha,

    Hello and welcome to my blog. It is lovely to have you visit here.

    Thank you for the lovely comment.

    I hope that by sharing my story, I can inspire others to be courageous too.

    Life is too short to do keep doing things that make us unhappy.

    Have a great week.

    Jo

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