In October of 2019, the first episode of Guild Stories went live. Frankly, it was a scramble to figure it all out.
What gear should we buy? Where do we host it? Who would say yes to being a guest?
Beyond those though, the deeper questions and thoughts emerged…
Will anyone give a s**t to listen?
Who do I think I am to try this?
There are so many other podcasts, this is stupid.
Fast forward to this week, 56 shows later (with a few in the can), and we hit 10,000 downloads.
That’s far from viral. It’s far from world-domination. It’s far from revenue-producing.
People I know have launched after us and have hundreds of thousands of downloads.
But that’s not the point.
The point is, start.
We’ve shared 56 stories with the world these last 20 months.
We’ve heard 56 versions of “what would you if you weren’t afraid?”
We’ve heard 56 answers to “when it’s all said and done, what do you want to be remembered for?”
The doubts, drama, and dysfunction that keep us from starting (a blog, an email, a handwritten note, a podcast, a company, a new job, a walk, a better way to eat, a million other things) are very, very real.
But just as real?
The confidence that comes when you have the courage to start.