Life is all about self-discovery. It's also about failing forward, and failing fast (my good friend's saying). I've been on a wild ride since late last year when I endeavored to pursue my own podcast platform. It's been an incredible experience, and it's far from over...but it is going to look different from here onward.
Please take a moment to listen to this brief episode as I'll be sharing with you all my next steps of growth in my Russ Rantz journey. It's not a guarantee, it's a bit risky, and it may come across the wrong way to some people.
Stick it out with me until the end of this rant, and hopefully you'll understand why I'm doing what I'm doing.
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I don't know about you...but I hated the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" It wasn't because it was offensive, or because I thought, "DUDE GET OFF MY BACK; LEMME LIVE MY LIFE AND FIGURE IT OUT!" No...I just honestly had no idea, and it freaked me out.
As you'll hear in this episode, I changed my mind a few times...and that's ok. I still haven't even figured out what my "dream job" is. Buuuuut, I was asked what my dream business would be if I had unlimited resources. THAT is a question worth exploring. If I wasn't hesitating on the lack of money...what would I actually want to do?
Well, let's rant about that shall we? Oh...and there's maybe a small mention of someone trolling me with a baby octopus. Not my fave.
ALSO! This episode was made possible by people contributing to me reaching out and asking you about what you'd want me to talk about...YOU HOLD THE POWER. Take note in the future that you can help shape the Russ Rantz episodes!
Oh man! Not only did my beloved computer die on me moments BEFORE my last episode, but I also got deathly sick LAST week and missed you all. It's crazy, but these last 2 weeks have made me realize how comfortable I've tried to make myself while producing this podcast.
Comfort isn't a bad thing if you use it to rest and experiment, but when it becomes your GOAL to try to obtain comfort and ease at all costs...there's something wrong. It may not feel like it while it's happening...but maybe it's stunting your life (that kind of sounds gross actually). I have had to be on my toes, and I have had to stretch myself while doing this podcast, but I'm nowhere close to being done yet, and that's why I'm so excited to announce...
I'M COMING TO YOUTUBE! That's right, in the next few weeks you'll be able to watch the Russ Rantz Podcast on Youtube as well. It'll be a whole new media platform, and I'm hoping to be able to also branch out into other things as well. Instead of laying my stake in the ground, and fortifying my bunker, I'm choosing to go back out there on the battlefield and get shot at...all in the name of change and growth.
So maybe take a look at your own bunkers you've made. Are they protecting you, or sheltering you?
You know what I think would be tough? Starting a business. Do you know what I think would be tougher? Starting a business while living in a foreign country? Do you know what would be EVEN TOUGHER?! Starting said business, in said foreign country, and have that business be in an industry where you don't have a lot of experience. Try that challenge!
Thankfully, you and I don't have to (unless you want to, of course) because today's guest has done just that! It is my pleasure to introduce to you all John Overstreet, the founder and owner of Assortment Gallery. He runs an awesome online store and has worked really hard to pursue his dreams; all while raising a family over in JAPAN! His story is excellent, his demeanor genuine, and his tips are priceless. I hope you enjoy hearing his story as much as I did.
For me, nothing is worse then the end of a vacation. Nothing is more exciting then an opportunity to escape reality for a bit; that's what makes getaways so amazing. But what happens if we never stop chasing the get away? So for this episode I decided to touch on the "vacation hangover" syndrome I was feeling.
Seriously, this is just a straight up observance of how holidays/weekends affect me, and how maybe they affect you too.
Silly thought, or provoking thought?