You can't box me into a corner, or try to fit me into a predetermined category. When I thought about the concept for BTW, what I wanted to do and who I would be serving, I knew I didn't just want to talk about spilts and sprockets. I have varied interest like many people, I know I'm not unique in that regard. I like sports and was athletic as a kid, but I'm not the Madden football playstation dude. I'm not the car dude, who obsesses of his vehicle, I don't see it as a chick magnet-I drive a Mini. But I do like a Bentley or a Ghost. I'm an independent opinionated man who is allergic to BS.
I love audio, podcast, books on tapes, audibles, NPR and an occasional TED Talk. I'm a huge Hip Hop fan who's addicted to sneakers. I love people, I'm not trying to out black anyone nor am I trying to make myself appealing to white folks. I don't think all white people are evil. I know systemic racism exist, I'm not naive. I ask too many questions, when things don't make sense to me I ask questions for clarity, sometimes I feel like an outsider even within my own group because I'm a little weird. I never got into the whole bar hopping scene, I tried running around worse mistake of my life. I love to learn, I get a rush being around people who are actively engaged in chasing their dreams. I'm funny, I know I'm funny, but I used to find myself downplaying my personality so others could shine. I know, anything I put my mind to, I can accomplish.
One day I decided I wanted to make a rap song about running and ended up making 104 songs-(here's a sample: Mystery To Me), which will become a book of spoken word poems and the soundtrack for a podcast about a 50 year old rapper trying to break into the music industry. I am a human potential developer. I enjoy helping people iMac their lives.
Oh yeah I haven't mentioned my Ko-fi page. The launching of my Ko-fi page is me embracing my talents, this is me walking in my purpose, this is me taking the leap, acknowledging that what I'm doing is providing a valuable service for the audience, the guest and the sponsors. BTW Podcast is a business.
I took the leap 4years ago to drive for Uber/Lyft Full-time, so I could have the flexibility to devote to building BTW Podcast. Ko-fi is platform that will allow entrepreneurs/business owners to sponsor an episode PRE, MID or POST roll, it also allows you to buy me a cup of coffee.
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