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June 10, 2021

642. Don't drop the mic πŸŽ™

642. Don't drop the mic πŸŽ™

Bishop TD Jakes released a new book titled, "Don't drop the mic." The people who brought about change were the ones who-despite the pressures, didn't drop the mic.

What is your mic? Is it a wrench; classroom, blog, listing, storefront, salesperson, or is it a literal mic...maybe you're a podcaster like me ❀️.

What ever your mic, don't you dare drop it.Β 

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Transcript

You know how many podcasters I started with back in 2017, started the same time as me and we had that instant bond while I'm starting a podcast, too. And most of them dropped the mic. Pod fade is what they call it. And you know what? They had a message. They could have been good. They could have helped a lot of people, but they dropped the mic because the download numbers weren't there. Bishop TD Jakes released a new book titled "Don't drop the mic.". And the mic is symbolic of an instrument of change, an instrument of movement. And it only came about because despite the pressure, a few were unwilling. To not drop the mic, see where most people throw their hands up and say, Oh, well, a few people kept speaking, kept bringing the message and brought about change. You know, I've been in sales for over 23 years and I've seen countless individuals wilt under rejection and they dropped their mic. And sadly many to this day are still looking. They're looking for their one shot. When they had the mic the whole time and they dropped it and walked away, same thing in sports, man, I played football with men who held on to the dream of playing in the NFL. They held on way too long. And when the pros never called. They dropped the mic and they grab the first job that at least paid the bills. And sometimes man dropping the mic, we dropped the mic to the circumstances. So let's take the professional realm for instance. And just because they couldn't become. A pro athlete or were cut as a pro athlete or got injured as a pro athlete, just because the circumstances did not pave the way they didn't have to drop the mic. They could have held onto the mic and chosen a slightly different direction. You know how many podcasters I started with back in 2017, started the same time as me and we had that instant bond while I'm starting a podcast, too. And most of them dropped the mic. Pod fade is what they call it. And you know what? They had a message. They could have been good. They could have helped a lot of people, but they dropped the mic because the download numbers weren't there. In my 47 years, I've seen so many people drop the mic simply because life boo'd them off stage. Don't drop the mic, man, because there's meaning in your message. But sometimes before anyone ever understands your meaning, There's meaning in your action and more people are noticing you and watching you than you think. So, just because your message isn't resonating because you can't see the numbers. See the change happen. It doesn't mean that change isn't happening. It's just not ready for your eyes yet. So the meaning is not going to be always in your message. Initially many times, it's just going to be in your action. And people will see what you do and that you keep doing. And every day, whether on social media, across the room or hear about it, they see that you keep coming back, that you keep doing. And because you keep doing. Because you're consistent because you're unwilling to drop your mic. They begin to take notice. They unmute you, they turn you up and eventually they can't wait to tune in. Many people want to be in the area. Few people are willing to pay the price to be in the arena because in the arena is where you keep failing. Yeah. You keep refining. And you bring another message with your mic. What's your mic? Is it a wrench ? Is it a listing? Is it being a delivery driver? Is it being in front of the class, on camera, or at a daycare? Is it as a salesperson is the mic you're holding, being a student, an athlete, or maybe, maybe it's a literal mic and you're a podcaster like me. That's your mic life has given you a stage. Don't you dare drop the mic because you're the one that brings about change. Remember, the greatest sale that you will ever make is to sell you on you because you're more than enough. Stay amazing. Don't drop the mic, stay in the sales life.