Welcome to a special bonus episode where I’m talking about my podcast bloopers -- and not just the bloopers, but the mindset that it’s taken me to move past those bloopers and keep on showing up for my audience – even when I’m afraid to fail.
The truth is that we all make mistakes. And that’s OK. In fact, it’s totally normal. And today I hope this episode helps normalize the idea that we’re flawed human beings who are just doing their best every single day. And that definitely means we’re ALL going to end up with our fair share of bloopers.
In fact, there’s a new word that one of my friends shared with me recently. And that word is FLAWSOME.
The word flawsome is actually made up of two words: the word flaws and the word awesome. And it describes a person who accepts themselves in spite of their flaws and knows that they are awesome even though they’re not perfect.
So – there you go. I hope you’ll claim “flawsome” as your own word as your own today.
As I look back on more than 45 episodes that I’ve shared on this podcast to date, a few glaring errors come to mind.
1. Microphone bumps.
2. My dog’s toenails clicking on the wooden floor of my office.
3. Scratchy blips when I first started out.
4. Referring to the wrong podcast numbers from time to time.
5. Mispronouncing the Japanese phrase “Ichigo Ichie” in Episode 7.
6. Attributing the quote “You had the power all along” to Dorothy and not Glinda the Good Witch of the North in Episode 43.
And so many others!
If you think you might be a perfectionist, here are 5 signs to watch for:
Sound familiar? Sheryl Sandberg once said, “Done is better than perfect.” And it’s a motto I’ve come to adopt as my own.
So let yourself off the hook, sister. If you get nothing else out of this podcast today, I hope it’s the knowledge that you don’t need to get it right every time. In fact, sometimes it’s in the mistakes we make that we discover our true genius.