Starting is more productive than thinking about starting.

Starting is more productive than thinking about starting.

I’m proud of the first 5 podcasts.

I wasted several years giving myself reasons why I couldn’t s

When I first started to commit to doing an interview show, I filled with energy- the kind that motivates you to get something started.

I did all of the easy things first. Scheduled a guest, got out my old Yeti microphone, cleared some space on my hard drive, and even went out to buy a camera.

Finance guy Tim Hosler tells the story of when he created a financial product Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway didn't like. Buffett responded by creating the first ever B shares and commented about Hosler's actions in his annual shareholder letter.

But then things got complicated. I didn’t have enough storage space, the room I was going to use had too much echo, my camera had an unknown 30 minute time limit for recording video…

Slowly my motivation waned, and then frustration started to grow. I hit a point where the harder I worked the more things I had to

Once you have something created, now you can start editing and improving… but you are already living your dream. Now, you need to create the habits that keep that dream going. You can’t rely on motivation, because motivation is an emotion and it will wane when things it tough or confusing, or you have to take 5 steps backwards.

If you can get comfortable being a novice, than you can learn to master a skill.

Thanks for checking these out as I got started.  With the lessons from the first five interviews, I made some serious studio upgrades- and things are about to get really good.

Below are the tiny steps I took to get better. You can hear the audio get cleaner, see the lighting get softer, and hopefully the editing better.

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Week 2: Doug Sammons Ph.D.; Biochemist

Former Monsanto biochemist Dr. Doug Sammons on how to find something new in science, and uses a fascinating description of why roots grow down, even when they run into a rock.

Week 3: Randall Comfort; Architect

Architect Randall Comfort discusses Amager Bakke, the trash facility turned into a ski resort by Bjarke Ingles. How to change a problem into something interesting. Comfort shows the kinds of problems that architecture can solve. @ARComfort @VanceCrowe

Week 4: Shirley Sahrmann Ph.D.; Physical Therapist

Shirley Sahrmann is one of the world's leading physical therapists. She discusses if a child can play any sport. Why runners get injured, if a child should do an activity like ballet or cheerleading.

Week 5: Allen Soffer MD; Cardiologist

Saint Louis Cardiologist Allen Soffer MD tells what the medical community has discovered about the real cause of heart attacks- and the answer is surprising. Allen Soffer is a medical doctor that has extensive experience and knowledge of the heart. In this interview he discusses the way we used to view heart attacks, and what we have discovered more recently.