Most people – settle for the Musak…
I want YOU to be the Disk Jockey – who never chokes – who has interesting guests – who picks and plays THE MUSIC.
I want you – to notice – the actor isn’t the role they play… and YOU are THE DIRECTOR in a whole new way.
It was WLSW. One of the bigger radio stations in the back woods of Pennsylvania.
They even had a sister station, I forget what it was called. But every Thursday I used to go up and talk about this kind of stuff. The morning DJ I went to school with, and she really liked what I was doing. So she said, “why don’t you come up and talk about this stuff?” And so we did. It was a lot of fun, and they kicked me off.
They also liked the reason that they kicked me off, which was the radio was going to a Muzak formula…
…literally being one of another 1,000 radios across the country that was putting up the same exact stuff, the same exact music. So WLSW was getting rid of the live DJs and going to just syndicated content music kind of stuff. And we were on the air, and I guess for some reason the subject came up, and I just said, look, that’s stupid.
I know it financially it makes sense, I mean stop paying the people $7 an hour for sitting there on the microphone and instead go syndicated.
And they kicked me off, (because I said – on the air – that was stupid) and that was it. So here’s the deal guys. Before, now here’s the thing, I remember the first time I went on the air, and Justine had me sit down, there was a microphone in front of my face, there was one in front of hers, and she basically did the …
…and so she holds up her hand and she basically just goes, “we’re live in three, two, one, and…” bang. And then she starts yakking and brings me on. Right? And that was good fun.
I’m really good with a microphone, and I’m used to broadcasting. I mean, I was a policeman where you broadcast to your other policemen and dispatch. I was an amateur radio operator where you talk to total strangers around the world. That was good fun.
…but we didn’t have anything, like podcasts didn’t exist back then.
I think I had an online radio thing with Blog Talk Radio. That was good fun, but it was different than broadcasting through that big antenna all over Westmorland, Allegheny, and Fayette County and more. So here’s the thing.
You cannot … Don’t wait. The short version of this is, do not wait, move.
If we could summarize how this is really different than what a lot of people behave as if it is …
And I only use that term on some of my stuff because that’s what the people are typing in. I want them to find the truth.
In other words, a great relationship, great business, financial freedom, and I hate using all these terms because they’re nothing more than concepts on bumper stickers in a way.
And here’s the thing, you will deny the miracle you are if you do any discounting.
Discounting defined as I imagined drinking a cup of coffee and then I went and made it. That showed up in the group, that’s fine. But we’ve got to nail this stuff because sometimes that’s how it happens.
Who makes or who brings the coffee. Don’t do that. Because to do that, you’ve got to discount yourself. So let’s do a flip side on this. Right up over the hill from us is a little village called Montmorency. And I used to go shopping there a lot.
…and I’m walking through the parking lot toward the post office, and off to my left is a police station.
I swear to God it wasn’t a police station when I was there yesterday. And it’s like, that’s weird. I never noticed this being a police station. You think I’d notice it because I was a police man.
They were filming an episode for a TV show and they needed a police station. (So they turned an ACCOUNTING FIRM, into a police station…)
And so, cut. And then I see, okay that’s why there’s a crowd there. okay. I mean, I thought maybe they were opening a police station, or somebody got mugged at the police station. No, the crowd was around blocking, I couldn’t see the director.
I couldn’t see the cameras, and the actors while they were dressed like policemen and bad guys.
But the director said cut. And as soon as the DIRECTOR said cut, everything changed. The scene was over.
When are you going to cut it?
You don’t have to cut it out of your life in a way that has you cutting AKA cords, and all sorts of ceremony, and struggle, and pain, and cut. It’s over. The actors forget that the actors no longer have to be who they are in acting. They can become themselves again for a few moments, or a few hours, or forever. That might be the last scene. You see here’s the thing.
Otherwise you have dead air. Number one rule of radio, no dead air. Number two rule of radio, no using the prohibited words. On the other side of the coin, cut. If you don’t want a scene repeating in your life, stop it.
If you actually stop it, you’re going to realize, wow, you don’t have to play that part anymore.
Nobody has to play those parts anymore. That’s a wrap. Move on. Move into that state of your wish fulfilled. That’s how you give a state life. Here’s the thing, gang.
Notice these tiny little “metaphors of life” are really real. We really are alive in three, two, one. Now. What will you do with this lesson? Imagine having nailed it. Alrighty.
Just for fun, go back and check out some of those earlier things where we talked about vertical and so on.
That’s going to show up again. But it’s really important that you don’t just fuzzy out. It’s really, really important that you make it a wrap. See ya.