Are You Doing Stuff or Doing Shit?
Just this week I discovered the Do Sh!t Podcast hosted by Amanda Mock* and Natalie Jean Miller and I’ve been consuming episodes at a rate of two per day.
I first became aware of Natalie Jean during a month long experiment last August to create a video every singe day during the month of August in an initiative called VEDA (Video Every Day in August) through Amy Schmittauer’s site SavvySexySocial.com. We traded a few comments about each other’s videos and she made a really positive impression on me in regard to creativity and friendly attitude. Several months ago I recall seeing an announcement from her about the launch of the Do Sh!t podcast, but I never really got around to listening to it — until this week.
And now I can’t stop.
I’m very much a “get to the point quickly” kind of guy, so I appreciate the fact Amanda and Natalie Jean both tell you upfront what the episode is going to cover. Unfortunately (as friends are want to do) they can drift off a bit and get a little distracted during their conversation. It’s not “terrible”, but it happens frequently (at least in the half-dozen early episodes I’ve listened to). BUT, the value and actionable advice they deliver is worth a detour or two.
If anything, listen to the first three episodes so that you can get an education on the difference between doing “stuff” and doing “shit”. Doing Shit is accomplishing the things what you want to get done in order to make a dent in the universe, make a profit for your company, and deliver value to the world. Doing Stuff is the necessary (but sometimes menial or detritus) tasks that are inevitably linked to getting Shit done.
The general advice is well-connected to the personal insight and transparency each host offers up into their own setbacks, struggles, and victories in getting their own shit done.
Do yourself a favor and tune in for a few episodes.
I think you’ll find value in the program, and allies in the hosts.
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