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Pay it Forward

2/23/2009   Comment on This

I have an intern who started on my overnight radio†show last week who seems to be a really nice young man. He is very young and is lacking self confidence. He's a bit awkward, but has great ambition and passion. We had a therapist on the show last week and he had the guts to go on the air and explain that his self confidence is lacking with the ladies.

My own opinion is that he is too nice. I am not saying that being nice isn't important, it's just that too nice too quick can kill anything early. Diane Geiser, who is the therapist, gave him some great pointers. The best part of the interview was the callers. They actually took the time to call in and give the kid great advice and some self confidence.†

I couldn't help but think how people really are awesome and unselfish and if you put them in the right situation, most people will help. Pay it forward. I have no idea how many people were listening, but the power of radio is truly a beautiful thing. It really helps us get the word out when you use it the way it's suppose to be used.

The show is about the audience. Period. That is my philosophy. I know many egos in the business would disagree with me. But if you put it out in slices, it comes back to you in loaves. The callers make or break the show. Yes, it's my show. Yes, I am the host. But who in the hell wants to listen to me talk for four hours?†I get to talk plenty as it is.

Today, don't make the day about you. Make it about a friend, a co-worker, the guy in the mail room, etc. Go out of your way to pay it forward a bit. We have such a self-consumed society†in this tough time, it's ridiculous. I found out last night that my intern met a girl at church and has a date this weekend. Nice. See what a little kindness does?

How do you pay it forward? Tell me about it.

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