EP161 Cut Yourself Some Slack; You Aren’t Supposed to Be Good at First

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In this episode, I discuss the importance of having realistic expectations why starting something new.

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BOL 161


Episode 161



OK. Welcome to the Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. And this morning, well, I’m recording this morning, you might not be listening in the morning though. Today, I want to talk to you about, really about that when you first start something, you are not supposed to be good at it.

So, a lot of people think that, “Oh man! I want to get this right. I really want to get it right” out of the gates. And I personally believe that that’s the wrong philosophy. It’s the wrong philosophy because until you start doing something, you’re not going to know what you need to do to make it right.

So for example, I just recently started a new venture. Each month, I am – so I’m working with this company called Podcast Connections. And what they are doing is they are scheduling me each month on four different podcast episodes. So I’m really excited about it, excited to be connecting with new people. Yeah, I’m just – I’m pumped up about it.

And I had my first interview yesterday. I had an interview on the show, Stick Like Glue. So Stick Like Glue with Jim Palmer. And I kind of thought it’s stunk. Like I thought that when I did it, my message wasn’t clear. I didn’t have a clear direction on where I was telling people to go, what I was telling people to do. I felt that my stories were kind of all over the place. They weren’t like really to the point.

And yeah, honestly, I felt like and I know that I can do a lot better. And I get off the recording and I was like, “Man, that wasn’t good.” Like it really wasn’t good and I was kind of bummed out about it.

All these things ran through my head. What if – maybe the host is going to call the company that I’m booking with and he’s going to tell the company like, “I don’t know if you should continue booking this guy. He’s not that good.” And maybe like other people are going to start – this whole entire thing.

And I was like, “You know what? Anything I’ve started, I’m bad at.” Like if there’s anything that I’m good at, it’s just persistence and really working through. Like I don’t have that natural ability.

I remember when I was in the seventh grade, our seventh grade basketball coach announced the – we went through, we did all of our practices and our seventh grade basketball coach announced the starters for the first game. And he announced me as a starter. And literally, other people on the team started snickering because they thought that was a joke because I was that bad like I stunk. But the coach had said that the reason he was announcing me as a starter is because I had a deeper work ethic than anyone else on the team and I was willing to go above and beyond and a 110%.

So it’s something – like I’m proud of that. Like I’m proud of the ability to work through things and I’m also proud that I’m very comfortable not being good in the beginning. And if you’re looking to go places in your life, if you’re looking to make changes, if you’re looking to get out of where you’re at, like sometimes we just get so stuck of where at, if you’re looking to do that, you have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. You have to be comfortable with not being the best right away, like you’re not going to be good right away.

And here’s the important piece. Like you can prepare for the beginning but what you’re really going to learn and the changes you’re going to make and how you’re going to get better is just through doing.

So whatever it is that you’re thinking about doing, that you’re wanting to take the next step and if you’re worried that you’re not going to be good, it’s OK. It’s OK to not be good. It’s OK to make mistakes. It’s OK to fall on your face.

And when we do that, when we make those mistakes, we fall on our face and we get up and we keep going and we realized that, “Oh, that wasn’t so bad. I didn’t die.” So yeah, allow yourself to stink in the beginning.

Have a beautiful day. We’ll catch you on the next episode.


KC:  Hey, Keith here, and today I have a free gift for you. Listen this free gift is a list of the 12 most influential books that I’ve ever read. These are the books that have helped me to create the mindset, learn the philosophies, learn the skills to really create this big, beautiful, life that we’re living now.

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KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.

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Alright, much love guys. Again, that is the All About Beachbody Coaching Podcast, our sister podcast.

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