Not all sad I promise
This is no sad boy show I can promise you that. That's what I always say is no sad boys on my website. Now let's not discount the value and importance of hard work, especially when in reference to whatever you are passionate about. Hard work is accomplishing, and after you get so used to crossing out job after job accomplishments become addicting. Night after night obsessing over clearing the jobs in my Google Calender. There have been moments where as I am hanging out with friends, family, girlfriends, that they get up to use the rest room and by the time they get back I am already back to work. The line between dedicated and obsessive is incredibly gray.
In my experience, all of my success has been on the heels of support from friends and family. Now when I say support I do not mean it traditionally, where I want to achieve something and they directly help me get it. I'm talking about indirect support, where somebody close to you helps you remember why you are who you are via love or companionship. When you are putting your all into something it's easy to become a machine, a product of routine that loses it's sense of self when focused in it's goals. I have been this machine, but I am fortunate enough to have some really amazing people who can remind me who I am and why I want what I want. It's important to not lose yourself and my best friends Ian, Rylee, and Fritz, alongside my amazing girlfriend Kristen have all spent many hours reminding me how important it is to really be alive. They make me a better friend, a better leader, and a better person and I am eternally grateful for each part.
How to ride the line
Now that I've conceptualized whats important it should be easy to find a healthy balance, it's simple math right? Unfortunately this internal fire isn't as easily stamped out. Honestly I still spend a great deal of time struggling with caring about the right things. The conclusion that I have personally came to is that we don't need to balance things perfectly, we just have to care about balancing things evenly. My suggestion to anybody reading this who struggles with prioritizing their time is to never stop caring about getting it right. Put in time, put in effort, and do so with discipline. Follow this guideline for long enough and what's most important to you will be clearer than ever.
Sponsor Talk/ Video Podcast?
To cut off the serious talk in this weeks blog I wanted to talk about some of our current sponsors, who they are, what that means for you, and ultimately what that means for us. To start we are so freaking thankful for the amount that our audience has grown in the last few months. Like unbelievably stoked. However we have found out the hard way that trying to make better content and more of it is costly in terms of both materials and time. Fortunately we have been lucky enough to work with a few really wonderful companies that we already use personally!
Amazing companies like these allow us to spend more time creating content for you. Ultimately this means you guys as audience members get a better sound for our podcasts, a higher quantity of episodes, and bonus content we previously didn't have time to create. If you like what we do then support that by shopping below.
Finally we can close this weeks podcast with some exciting news. 5 Minute Geek has will be available as a highly produced video podcast starting in March! On March 6th the first video episode will be released both on our website and our Youtube channel. This will not affect the production of the audio podcast as it will proceed as normal.
Thanks as always for reading, love you guys.