Reality vs Preconcieved Notions

A great discussion yesterday, spun up this conversation… I adore the episode I published yesterday (and it was done from the comfort of my living room!)

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Up until a recent episode everything I did was done

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from the studio that I'm in right now.

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and was recorded with my slightly fancy microphone.

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I believed that the reality of what I do and how I do it means

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that a good podcast recording needed to be done on this computer.

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Now that changed when I suddenly had an idea for an episode and my partner was in

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her studio, meaning I couldn't be in mine as loud noise recording doesn't match.

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I had a choice.

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I either could capture the idea down in my obsidian and record it the very next

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day or decide to record it then and there.

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The episode I recorded was called I see you and it's one of the rare

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unscripted episodes of the season.

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Because I had something to say that was perhaps less, I need a structure

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for this but matched frankly, how I was feeling at the time.

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So I decided to record it quickly in my living room with my Mac book

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with the idea of coming in next day and rerecording it in my studio.

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However, once I came into this space in this room, I realized that actually there

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was nothing wrong with the recording.

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Now I could tell it wasn't quite as crisp as my usual recordings, but

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honestly it wasn't bad quality at all.

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I had an assumption or preconceived notion that meant my reality was I

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could only record in my studio space.

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In a previous episode, I spoke about the disconnect between wants and haves

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and I briefly mentioned, that the environment or reality could be changed.

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This here is a fantastic example of the nonlinear process I spoke about

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in that previous episode, what you want, what you have and what you do.

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What I wanted was to record an episode about keeping going even when you feel

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like nothing is working, because at that time, I had been feeling like

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that for the last couple of months.

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What I had was no access to my studio.

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due to my partner streaming at the time.

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Okay, so with that, what did I actually want?

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Well, I still wanted to record the episode.

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I was in that moment where Hey actually I'm going to

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record this episode right now.

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That's exactly what I'm going to do.

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Okay.

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So what did I have access to I had access to my Macbook without

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a fancy mic but a mic nonetheless!

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In a coaching call I had recently a client of mine was trying to force themselves

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to do something, to make things happen.

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They put themselves in a position which actually caused a lot of pain and

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issues for them, but they did it because they felt they needed to do something.

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I've been there many, a times where I forced myself to stay up late to finish

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something, knowing full well that my capacity is completely drained, but

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quote, unquote, I have to do it now.

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But the question that I'm starting to ask myself is.

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Is it.

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Is this truly the reality of my situation?

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Or am I assuming something that isn't completely true?

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Although my situation with the recording wasn't ideal.

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I still figured out a way of working with the reality of what was available at the

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time and still going after what I wanted.

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There isn't really one way of doing things.

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It just depends on what the environment allows.

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And this is actually really hard to portray in a task list or project outline.

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It is something that is flexible, fluid and dynamic and is dependent

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on what's actually going on.

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And so when you look at your task lists, often you may realize that

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actually it's far more than just a single task or a single action.

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It has more depth and by trying to over simplify it into one step it may actually

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be causing more frustration for you stopping you from taking that action

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We are told that we've got to do hundreds of things every day, and sometimes

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it might require us to do it anyway.

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But sometimes we're telling ourselves things that we perceive as true,

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but sometimes just aren't instead of starting from a perception based on

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a preconceived notion or assumption.

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Start from you.

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Don't want to go it alone reach out to me at simplicity-specialist.com

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