Well, technical difficulties got the best of me this week.
First, my podcast recording software, Riverside.fm, didn’t like me using my Canon EOS RP as a webcam and I got a short term ban due to putting too much strain on my recording studio–at least that’s what I was able to interpret. So instead of recording, Dasarte Yarnway and I were able to catch up for a full hour. It was a great discussion, which would have made for a great episode even though it wasn’t the original topic that I had planned. Don’t worry, we’ve got the recording rescheduled for the upcoming week. We’re still going to discuss his “manifest everything” tweet.
Second, I took my MacBook Pro to the Apple Store to get my keyboard fixed Monday. Three to five days was the quoted turnaround–the optimist in me was planning for the three day turnaround; Apple had a different plan in mind. It didn’t even hit me until I headed downstairs this morning to record that my MacBook has the template for The Pursuit in GarageBand, not our family computer. 🤦♂️
So no episode this week.
But this allows me to write a little about what I was going to talk about.
This week’s episode was going to be a tough one. I have decided after my episode with Dasarte and a full length episode with Khe Hy, which will be out next week, I’m going to give the podcast a rest for a bit. It’s not that I’m not enjoying it. In fact, I love recording The Pursuit and the feedback has been amazing. I love talking to founders about their journeys and how they have been able to create a business and life that aligns their career with their passions–I want everyone to have the opportunity to do this and sharing stories of people who have been able to do this is one way I can make an impact.
The truth is I’m exhausted.
Before you think this is a pity post, I know I’m fortunate to be “exhausted”. I’m not complaining. I’m just being honest. The last couple of weeks my calendar has looked like the Callan Periodic Table of Investment returns…every hour a different color (different meeting type or company) with no pattern. 5:30AM to 9:00PM every hour has been accounted for and unfortunately some important activities have gotten passed over–daily meditation and quality workouts being the two I need to fix ASAP. A change is needed…I need to reduce the number of colors on my calendar.
In the upcoming episode with Khe Hy, we discuss his challenge to me to “plant one seed”. Readers of All About Your Benjamins know I have and continue to plant many seeds–meaning pursuing different ventures at the same time. Well, planting and nurturing too many seeds has caught up with me the last couple of weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving every second of my non-stop days but as I rank the importance of my ventures, Family —> RLS Wealth —> Onramp Invest —> The AGC™ (shoutout to Mallory, our Community Manager for being amazing and freeing us up)….I’ve finally got to the point where I can admit to myself that I can’t do it all 😀. It’s time to focus on nurturing the seeds that have already planted and make sure they grow to be strong Baobab trees.
As I’ve shared in past episodes, my personal pursuit has led me exactly where I’m supposed to be right now. I’ve managed to create an opportunity to do everything I love–financial advisor, community builder, and help build up a start-up. It’s time to dial it in on these, which means some of the other things I’ve been doing have to be moved to the back burner.
Don’t worry. The podcast will be back—there’s three more episodes left and I’m going to have plenty to share and talk about once I get on the other side of the launch of Onramp and the restructuring of RLS Wealth to make the balance work.
Plus, selfishly, I cannot forget how a client of mine (shoutout A.L.) pointed out that the content I create will be a way for future generations to know a little more about their great-great-great grandfather. I love the thought of documenting my thoughts, growth, and personal journey for my grandkids and beyond to hear and read–I will continue to document.
Alright, it’s time for our Friday routine…Geist Coffee for donuts (the boys and I get leftovers) and coffee for me.
The next three episodes of the podcast are going to be great—I’m going into this break with a bang.
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