Written by Desmore Samios, Host of The Desmore Chats With Podast, New Media Trainer and Content Creator. www.desmoremedia.com
In 2016 I decided to create my podcast called The Desmore Chats With Podcast. Truth be told I had many challenges along the way, learning and growing and trying to figure out my content. I had always known instinctively that I wanted to create a positive shift and change in my audience lives. I knew that the best way to do so was to create audio content and have my website as a driver to express my content, engage and connect with my audience on a deeper soul to soul level. From the first podcast interview my “why” and “intention” became clearer. I got to know who I was in the interviewing seat and what I instinctively knew would serve my audience and help them to feel good about themselves.
One of my greatest challenges was trying to figure out who I was in this space. I listened to podcasts and watched presenters and I thought maybe I should be more of someone else, maybe if I copied how presenters conducted their content I would be amazing at it. Truth be told I struggled so much. I felt uncomfortable, out of balance and uneasy. I remember speaking with a voice coach and I read my podcast script and she said “why are you straining your voice”. I explained to her that I wanted to sound pitch perfect. She comforted me and said “just deliver your script being you” and I looked at her in amazement. I read my script and I found “me”.
I found my flow and connected with my true expression. I felt so free, comfortable and confident as I connected with my own skills, my own talents and my own authentic power. At the beginning of my podcast in 2016 I was trying so hard to find my flow, trying to figure out my purpose and my why. Fast track to 2019 I have never felt so powerful and so inflow with my podcast and platform. I know my “why”, my “intention” and I understand my contribution.
When you know who are and you turn down the external noise, chatter, information overload, superficial narratives and you honour your time, you become pure potential. Your state of bliss is one of feeling fearless, creative and knowing that “you” in your own right, are enough. I have learnt so much from my amazing guests over the years. My heart is overflowing with gratitude for every guest who has entered the studio space and blessed us with their knowledge and wisdom. I am so grateful for every single listener for their time and inviting me into their lives. I truly value my listeners and I value them heart and soul.
My takeaway words of wisdom for you today. Be you, step into your power and express your natural gifted talents. Let go of following what others are doing and follow your heart, your life and your natural rhythm. You are one special unique human being and you deserve to feel good about yourself in your own natural state of wonder and bliss.