Originally published in early September 2016 on Side Gig Life.
I’ve had a few people ask me when the podcast is starting. And while I am doing bits behind the scenes, I’m not looking to release until maybe late October. (NOTE: late 2016 or early 2017!)
Being True To Yourself
Why is this? Why don’t I want to jump on this podcast and be doing ALL THE THINGS? (And recording ALL THE INTERVIEWS?) Well, I do want to. And as someone with extreme SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome), it is really, really hard to calmly wait to do something. Like really hard. It is not how I am wired.
The truth is that if I start it right now, it won’t be that good. And you’ll probably hear my current overwhelm in my voice. As people with a Side Gig Life, there are times we are overwhelmed. And we all learn to manage it in different ways. But right now, I am also sick with an end of winter lurgy on top of my full time job and part time postgrad studies. Blood test results came in and I also have low iron. That means it will take me another few weeks to start feeling better. And then my dog needed a cone of shame:
She’s also smart and can get the cone off, so has to be watched like a freaking hawk.
So why am I telling you this? Well, one, I’m actually kind of impressed with myself for being able to resist starting half-assed. It’s hard for me to control myself that much! However, the main point is that when you have a limited amount of time, you have to make choices. Right now I need to take care of my health. When uni has finished for the semester, I will have time freed up to focus on this podcast. And there is nothing wrong with this. I want to cover this in the podcast more, but I’m very anti-hustle. If I hustled now, I would do a bad job on everything and it wouldn’t help me get better. This is why I’m telling you. I think you need to be true to yourself. I am not a hustler.
How do you cope with waiting to start new projects?