Once you get there, once you make it, once you’ve been noticed it’s easier to get stuff done, make a success and look good. Well, maybe.
One of my favourite people on the planet, OK maybe a little exaggerated, is Seth Godin, who has launched a new podcast called Akimbo, and of course, I listened to the first episode as I love his stuff. I just read his daily blog, which I do most days, and he mentions at the end that the 3rd episode of his podcast is now available. He then adds it’s already in the top 100 podcasts in the world.
And shit, I’ve been podcasting weekly for nearly 2 years and only my mum and a few die-hard freelancers listen. OK, so actually a lot more, but last time I checked we weren’t in the top 100. Umm perhaps my contents shit or I’m missing something, or who knows…maybe I need to carry on getting even better.
The fact is, it is easier for Seth now, but he’s put in a lifetime of creating businesses, podcasts, blogs, books, courses and so on. He’s been blogging every day for a decade, he’s written many best selling books and most of all he’s kept showing and getting even better.
That’s what we all forget, the persistence that is needed to get to that point where it is on the surface easier when you get there, the hard work behind the scenes that no one knows about when a person isn’t well known. Seth will no doubt tell you that he still has to work hard and I am sure he does, but the decades of showing up and persistence brings its rewards and the compound effect means, the rewards get better as time goes on.
So I think the message is, it gets easier over time, but not in a blink, we all have to keep going and showing up. We all need patience and dedication to our causes, whatever they are. But there are no easy fixes.