It was late September when I decided to start the Truth & Dare Cancer podcast.
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I spent a week sending emails and calling various oncologists, cancer pre- and post-care organizations, hospitals, treatment centers, just trying to get in touch with folks who could enable me to reach more women with cancer with my message. I emailed and called, and called and emailed. And what I got was… crickets. Nothing: NOT.A.SINGLE.REPLY.OR.CALLBACK.
So I’m sitting there at midnight thinking...how in the world am I going to reach people with cancer directly?
How do I circumvent the red-tape and reach the people who actually need and deserve help? That’s when I decided that I was going to launch my podcast. In six days! Did I have a name? No. Did I know what I was going to talk about? Nope. Was I also finalizing my 12-month membership program and working on a webinar? Most definitely.
All I had was a strong memory of a vision while I was really sick of me spreading a message about cancer being my greatest teacher.
But as you know, my motto is to do the right thing, even if it’s difficult, inconvenient and hard. Was it perfect? No. But I’m improving it and doing it anyway, because I want to serve.
And I’m not one of those life coaches who tell their clients one thing and then do the opposite. I eat my own cooking. I coach my cancer clients to learn how to ask for help, so I did the same: I stretched myself and ask for friends and colleagues’ help and support! I reached out to all my connections, it was uncomfortable yet powerful.
And you know what...I’m so proud of my podcast. It would have been great to have a little more time. But the fact that I figured it out and put it out there, gives it so much more meaning.
Looking back to just a few weeks ago, I’m so grateful there was no single reply or callback to my outreach to healthcare organizations. Because out of that experience my podcast was born!
PS: I’m trying to get to 10,000 downloads this month and I would LOVE your help (see, I’m asking for help again). All you have to do is subscribe to the podcast and leave the review of the podcast right here.
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