Today I want to share some exciting news:
My friend J. Money and I officially launched our podcast, M.O.N.E.Y.!!
Here’s where you can join us for an (imaginary) beer:
For almost two years, I’ve been thinking: “I’d like to start a podcast, but I want a co-host.”
I wanted to create a lighthearted, funny conversation about money, investing and entrepreneurship. There’s waaayyy too much stuffy, buttoned-up content in this field, and I wanted to create a show that feels like, “Hey, let’s grab a beer and chat about financial freedom.”
Unbeknownst to me (ooh, that’s an SAT word), J. Money had been having the same thought.
One day — nearly a year ago — we started chatting about podcasting, and the rest is history! We goof around, act silly, and dive into conversations about financial independence.
I’ve known J. Money since 2011, and one of my earliest blog posts included this photo of the ridiculous T-shirt he wore when we first met:
The best description of the M.O.N.E.Y. show is that we’re the type of podcast that’s co-hosted by a guy who wears T-shirts like that. It’s a casual, relaxed look at money, entrepreneurship and investing.
Don’t Be Afraid to Become a Beginner … Again and Again
In the first episode, I mention that I “just” moved to Las Vegas. We recorded that episode more than 6 months ago.
It took us forever to launch, thanks to a simple truth:
Being a beginner at anything — ANYTHING — means you’ll be slower and less efficient. You’ll have a learning curve. You’ll make mistakes.
And that’s okay.
I’ve discovered this with every project in my life:
- My first rental property was 10,000 percent* sloppier, less efficient, and more nerve-wracking than my later investments.
- My first blog posts were terrible.
- And this podcast … well, it took us a year to move from “idea” to “execution.” And we screwed up the sound quality on the first 5 episodes. #Oops
*Not an actual percent.
But there’s a lesson in this: Don’t be afraid to start.
Begin that project, even if you know it’ll take you 5x longer than a more experienced person.
Launch, even if you’re nervous.
Take the leap.
Because inefficiency and sloppiness and confusion and fear is NORMAL. You can’t avoid it. You can only power through it.
Check out the show! I hope you laugh and learn.
Whoooaaaa — we’re #4 on iTunes Business!
Imagine my best Borat voice: “Number four podcast in all of Kazakst– I mean, in all of iTunes Business! Very nice!”
Thank you thank you thank you thank you! I owe you 8 million beers!