Just about a year ago I was having a conversation with someone I met on a social media app (fill in the blank). When I wasn’t getting enough plays on my podcast, I got very discouraged about doing my podcast in general.
To the rescue came this ‘catfish’ girl (or what I at least believed it to be) saying, “you’re not making any podcasts because no one isn’t listening? But what about the very few that are listening, like me? Don’t worry about that. The ones you do cater to you depend on you. Don’t give up, please.”
That has stuck with me to this day. The last few days, my Thai listeners took a massive hit (which I’m a little happy about because that means the snakes have gone away…FINALLY!), but it has taken away the fire of me doing podcasts until my South African listeners came on and then I realized, “if I quit now, what will happen to the people who are in dire need of my voice, inspiration and insight? My Singaporeans, Italians, Spaniards, Americans and other countries? If I go away now, what will happen to them?”
This is the beauty. This is why Dwayne Johnson always gives his heartfelt thanks back to the fans because if it wasn’t for them, he wouldn’t have the drive today. This is why in whatever work you’re engaged in, don’t give up. I’m pleading to you. You bring smiles, revelation, passion and enthusiasm to a world that desperately needs it. Don’t ever give up on your dream!