We at Aviard know how hard it is sometimes to overcome the initial self-doubt stages when embarking on a new creative career or starting a new job role e.g. ‘How comes I can never seem to get my work looking/sounding as I want it to?’.
Ira Glass, the host and executive producer of the popular National Public Radio show ‘This American Life’, shares (in the clip below) how like most things worth having in life can takes some time. Glass reminding us NOT TO GIVE UP and to keep on going until one day without even noticing you’ll realise that you’ve mastered your craft.
Glass started out at NPR as a 19-year-old intern, the next decade was filled with a lot of hard work and very little payoff as he worked as a reporter.
Fifteen years into his career, Glass finally began co-hosting his first show, which was called The Wild Room. The show was his idea, but Glass would later describe it by saying, “One show would be horrible and two shows would be decent.” The Wild Roomaired during a particularly unpopular Friday evening slot. Interestingly, in Glass’ own words he says, “It deserved its time slot.”
After struggling through two years of The Wild Room, Glass finally pitched the idea for This American Lifeand received meager funding to get it started. Over 15 years and millions of listeners later, the rest is history.
Perseverance is key #AviardTip