Phew, then there’s this. The most controversial topic of my podcasting life. Just last year I was approached by someone in particular to the point someone was trying to blackmail me. Put it this way, someone google’d my name, started listening to all of my podcasts, then BOOM! Apparently I made inferences and implications regarding other people in my podcasts – and that wasn’t my intent.
So, I got a verbal warning and was even told to “delete all my previous episodes” and I said ‘NO.’ I said I was going to “clean it up,” but no names were dropped and quite frankly I think I’m being targeted because of jealousy.
Later, the majority of everyone in my workplace gave me dirty looks because they THOUGHT I was talking about them in my podcast. This is when my practicing of perseverance came into play, because if it had been the past in Australia, I would’ve given up.
After everything blew over, I continued doing my podcasts but switched up my stories to the point where if there are snakes (and they still do linger around) who just hate me to the point they want to try to replace me to obtain more work, there’s no way they can implicate that I am/was talking about them.
This came because I stopped conversing with the “ain’t it awful” club. There was constant complaining about everything “Thailand,” and I knew in order for me to become successful, I needed to avoid these toxic, and what’s now – venomous beings.
Until you reach the point in your self-development where you no longer allow people to affect you with their negativity, you need to avoid these types of people at all costs. Stop spending time with them. You’re better off being alone because these ticks will hold you back with their victim mentality and their mediocre standards.
Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people – people who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories. Surround yourself with possibility thinkers, idealists, and visionaries.
Start learning by going online and seeing what other people’s success strategies are, then try them on and see if they fit for you. Experiment with doing what they do, reading what the read, thinking the way they think, and so on. If these new ways of thinking and behaving work for you, adopt them. If not, drop them, and keep looking and experimenting.