Eight years ago, I started walking our new dog – our first – religiously.
I thought that’s what a dog-owner has to do, so I did it without questioning.
I’d walk her three times a day, creating a new routine for both of us.
One day, I saw a friend walking – just walking. She stopped, and pulled out her headphones to greet me (those where the days before bluetooth ear buds).
What are you listening to, I asked her.
Oh a really good podcast, she replied.
What’s a podcast, I asked.
That’s when my life changed. She told me what a podcast was, how to find it on my phone, and introduced me to a whole new world.
From that day onward, I would walk and listen to podcasts. The walks became more than the chore of walking the pup. I started looking forward to learning, thinking, while moving my body.
I got to really enjoy several podcasts and got to feel a connection with the hosts.
Sometimes it would feel like walking with a friend.
Sometimes it would feel like being in a classroom.
Sometimes it would feel like reading the newspaper.
Sometimes it would feel like meditation because I lose a sense of time and space.
I have cried, and laughed outloud listening to a podcast.
I’ve felt inspired, empowered, encouraged and excited, listening to a podcast.
I’ve made friends, created my business, learned new tools to help people, by listening to podcasts.
I love that I could listen to it anywhere, with or without internet connection.
I’m not kidding when I tell you that podcasts have changed my life.
A few years in, I thought to myself that perhaps I could create one. That maybe I have a few things I can share with people. That I could offer my community a little moment of connection, information, and maybe even meditation. Maybe I could be a friend on their walk, their plane ride, their laundry-folding buddy.
The day has come.
88% Percent Perfect is born today, October 28, under a new moon!
I’d love to hear what you think.
I’d love for you to subscribe to it (it will come out every Monday morning), rate & review it, and share it with your friends just like how mind shared it with me.
Your life may not change drastically the way mine did… but maybe I can help you enjoy it a little bit more.
Maybe I can help you find joy 88% of the time.