Back at it again - Monday morning, after a long holiday weekend, no less. This is the first time in my professional life that I've ever actually woken up excited to go back to work, and it feels amazing! In fact, I spent some time yesterday going through my work planners (yes, I have more than one) and to-do lists and planning out my week so I knew exactly what I had to do when and could make sure I got as much done as possible. There's nothing better than that sense of accomplishment at the end of a workday. And it's even better when it's all stuff I WANT to do!
A big chunk of this week's focus is writing and recording a couple more episodes for the second season of my podcast, "Anything But Routine," which premieres Tuesday, July 16. If you haven't listened to the first season, it's available on plenty of podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Pocket Casts, Breaker, Overcast, RadioPublic, and Castbox. And if you haven't swung by the website, be sure to check it out - it's www.anythingbutroutine.com. You can learn the story behind the podcast, read past episode summaries and my podcast blog, and stay up to date on what's in the works. And the biggest thing in the works right now is the "Anything But Routine" hashtag contest!
The contest is simple: "Anything But Routine" needs its own special social media hashtag. You can submit as many ideas as you like. If your hashtag is chosen, you win a spotlight episode of your own, so the world will know what inspires and motivates you, and what good things you do that can inspire and motivate the world. (Don't say you don't do anything inspirational or motivational - EVERYONE inspires someone somehow!)
Feel free to submit your hashtag suggestions in the comments down below, or through the contact form on this site or the "Anything But Routine" website. Or you can post to or message through either the CGP or the "Anything But Routine" Facebook pages. There are lots of ways to put your ideas in. The deadline is this coming Friday, July 12, and the winner will be announced next week - in plenty of time to get the winner's spotlight episode ready to air during the new season!
So get thinking and get submitting - I'm looking forward to see what people come up with, and excited to interview someone new for "Anything But Routine"!
Have a great week!