I was having some Spicy Basil Chicken and vegetables before someone walked into my room and brought something up about my podcast. I was aghast; like being bludgeoned to near death – just because I knew what was possibly going to happen.
He told me that I inferred/implicated people on my podcast who I was working with. Implicating and inferring is completely different from name-dropping, but it was pretty comical going back to those podcasts (a year later) and cringing to everything I said. Arsenio, you so bad. (LOL)
I was so thrown off by the entire ordeal, so I cancelled class and went HAM…..I MEAN HAM on a podcast (I should post the podcast here, but it’s not necessary); expressing extreme discontent about the ‘snake’ who was nipping at the heels of my feet, trying to find any detail that can give him more work and get me fired. Again, envy and jealous – two of the deadly horsemen that rides in the mind of humanity.
However, over the next two weeks, one shot himself in his own foot and relieved himself, shutting the door on a door that should’ve been shut a year before. *forehead wiping*
Did this fix any of the relationships I had with the other teachers? Nope. One-by-one, every relationship began failing. The first one was because of a senseless berate of me being in a classroom that he should’ve been in….actually, make that two (teachers) of them. So long!
Others ranged from “Arsenio is too loud and has too much fun in class,” to “Arsenio is inexperienced and gets too much work.” You name it, you say it, I’ve heard it.
What I didn’t do was quit the podcast. Going forward in my unfolding journey, I’ve learned how to persevere and not quit. Sure, a bunch of foolish fools have seemingly stopped talking to me; hell, I haven’t talked with some people I walk by everyday for 2 years (LOL).
What culminated from a near firing was me inspiring thousands of people in more than 60 countries. Can you imagine if I gave up then? Lives wouldn’t have been changed today. Just because some people don’t accept what you say….doesn’t mean other will be standing around waiting and needing a dose of inspiration.