What would W C Fields say about podcasting? First of all, I know darn well some of you don’t even know who W C Fields is. If you are one of them here is where you should go to check him out:
I never really paid much attention to him either – he was WAY before my time and his antics probably tickled my grandparent’s funny bones. However, he did have a way with words and he is still quoted (or misquoted) to this very day.
What I learned and really put some thought into is this quote:
“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
I answer to creativity and I am very expressive therefore my anthem is that I am an Expressive Creator. (Thank you Sally Hogshead for your Fascinate program and teaching me my anthem.
I enjoy my creativity to the max. I enjoy doing my podcast. I like where I am and it’s all okay. People ask me all the time if I make money podcasting. The answer is yes, but my podcast itself is not monetized. I make money helping other people podcast and I am fine with that.
Would I like sponsors some day – who wouldn’t? However, I am happy where I am and I actually cringe when people ask me if my show is monetized. There is absolutely nothing wrong with just enjoying what you do.
I answer to Expressive Creator. There are podcasters who would call me fluff. They would say I podcast as a hobby. They might cringe because I am more interested in adding value to someone else’s world than I am in making money.
Is there anything wrong with just enjoying what you do? Hell to the no is my answer.
I am writing this in hopes that I might turn on the light bulbs in people’s heads and that they will realize that they, too are right where they should be and they will embrace that.
What would W C Fields say about podcasting? My guess is that he would say something like this:
“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.”
Oh, wait W C Fields did say that. Thank you so much W C Fields.