Be a Doer
For my 3rd podcast, I’ve stepped my game up! Allow me introduce myself. I am Jeanita Morris, a professional living in the Washington, DC area with over 17 years of experience in a variety of different verticals, but mostly in sales. In my spare time I freelance write and I read a lot! Last year for my 38th birthday, I challenged myself to read 112 books before my 39th birthday. I completed that challenge in just over 11 months. The blog, 112books.com was created to document my journey with book reviews. This year, I evolved 112books.com to view112.com because I wanted to write about more than just books. There are lessons in my life and books that I’ve been able to apply to my art and professional success.
Consuming vs Creating:
During my reading challenge, I consumed a lot. In fact, last year was all about consumption and excess. This year, I want to share what i’ve learned and contribute to the reading and business community. Here are a couple ways I’ve started to do this:
Create. I wrote a blog post, I Do What I Want. There is a notable difference in aspiring vs doing. For example, I wanted to become a writer. A writer becomes a write the moment he/she begins writing.
Start with what you have. God gives us all we need to get started. I have the ideas, the education, the ability. I just need to put them to use. My first 2 podcasts I recorded without much planning. The first recording software I thought to use was QuickTime player since it came installed on my Mac. Once I shared the podcast with people, I was told about GarageBand. I took a GarageBand workshop at the Apple Store. This is my first podcast using GarageBand. I am figuring it out as I go along. If you wait for things to be perfect (environment, conditions, skills set) before you get started, you will never get anything done. Start with what you have. I love the trial by error approach. Since the first 2 podcast episodes, the quality has vastly improved. Of all my writing projects: He Said She Said Football, Mr and Mrs Football, 112 Books, and now View 112 ,each one is better than the last.
Stay on this journey with me as I figure things out. As for you, be a doer. What is holding you back from starting something?