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I got picked

Updated: Jul 17, 2022

One of my absolute favorite shows that I listen to is Akimbo by Seth Godin. I love the format, and I love listening to his ideas, he is one of my favorite authors. This show is one of the models I followed in crafting my own podcast: The Sand Dollar.

At the end of each episode, Mr. Godin takes the time to respond to questions sent in by the audience. They can be about anything, a question from a previous episode, or just a question in general.

And on a whim a couple of weeks ago, I decided to send in a question. And a few weeks went by and I kind of forgot about it.

Many of you know that I work at Trader Joe's in addition to working at Bridgewater, it is my main summer gig. I'm part of the night crew, and one of the nice things about that is that you are allowed to listen to podcasts/music as you do some unloading tasks. It is one of my favorite things about the job.

And I was listening on Thursday night while unloading the pizzas, I was very surprised to hear him say: And Now a Question from Dave, and then to hear my own voice playing on my favorite show.

That was a very special moment for me. It made me feeling like anything is possible. I had sent in my answer on a whim a couple of weeks ago, and it is just crazy to me that he picked my question. And he really gave me a generous answer.

So, in the show notes for today, I’m including a link to Akimbo, specifically the episode that he answered my question. I hope that you will get something out of it.

It really made my day to think that one of my favorite authors, took the time to listen to something I had to say, took the time to give it thought, and then gave me a very meaningful and actionable answer. It was beautiful. It was a really Sand Dollar moment for me, I was transformed.

His answer was long, and very thoughtful, and he gave me some very actionable advice. I've got a lot to think about, and when the time comes, I can't wait to enact what he said, and see what happens.

But, for now, I think I've found some clarity. I'm going to keep showing up, and keep trusting the process.

Getting to do this kind of work for my podcast, gives me energy. It makes me feel different than anything else.

So, I wanted to share this story. I've linked the episode down below. The whole episode is great, I hope you will check it out.

Much love,


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