Posted by Dr. Judy at 1:40 pm
Does 5 years ago seem like yesterday to you? It sure as heck does for me.
Some of you know I had a nationally syndicated radio show, “The Dr. Judy Show”, out of Chicago EBN studios in 2006. It was a weekly 2-day hike by car, train, and taxi to get to Ohio Street for taping. Go the night before, tape early a.m., and immediately head back to WI. Dr. Laura Berman, Oprah and Showtime TV noted sex therapist, taped right after I did.
It was a rugged haul, not to mention anticipatory anxiety. The first day, I had the flu and nerves. I almost puked in a trash can ready for the occasion. It takes a village is a truism. I was blessed with best producer in the world and #1 in his market, Jon Quick, out of Indianapolis. The creative sound guy, Sam Youmans, lived in Texas.Texas. My stellar mentor and business promoter, the sweetest business man in the world, Russ Withers, Illinois, flew in on his private plane to lend support.
This was one big fat learning experience that gave new meaning to “the agony and the ecstasy.”
It was probably my Peter Principle life experience, but oh, did I learn answers. What did I want? What served me? What values begged be heard? Like money vs sanity. Work vs Play.
It was one of my toughest decisions when I pulled the plug, but life is learning. For months I worked 24/7. No exaggeration. I was down to 94 pounds and everyone thought I was sick. Balance? I was so far off balance it was pathetic. But I met my goal. I did big time radio!
What was good? The local Chicago producers, all so young, were enthusiastically supportive. Before I pulled the plug, it was fun to have a recording studio in my home. But working full time as a psychologist, still doing local radio in WI, and not having time to live my life, well, it was too blamed much!
Incredible how life moves forward. Now all I do is pick up the phone, and I am instantly appearing on a radio show!
Want to take a walk back in time with me interviewing famous folks like Tom Rath, author of so many positive psychology business books? Want to hear my personal stories that celebrate, educate, and give you a good belly laugh, too?
What rock have you pitched into your life that broke your clarity windows? Don’t you love positive psychology coaching super glue?
My wonderful webmaster, Warren Samu, has resurrected some of the shows from itunes. Cheers to your happy ears!