2016 is here and with it comes episode 3 of The Plunge Podcast. I hope you had a great holiday and end to 2015. I’m excited the episode order ended up with this one starting out the new year. We discuss ambiguity in-depth and all the little details that go along with that big topic. All wrapped into the lovely title of “What To Do When You Have No Idea What You Are Doing.” It just has a ring to it doesn’t it?

This year is going to be really exciting for this podcast. I will be sticking to a publishing schedule. My goal is at least 2 episodes a month, I’d like to hit 30 episodes by the end of the year. I got my own mic for Christmas, so I’m excited to try it out and have my own full-time. I recorded the first 5 episodes of the show with my brother’s borrowed mic, but starting in episode 6 you’ll hear my own. Just another reason to keep listening!

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Notes and quotes from episode three:

  • One of the biggest stresses in a new job is having no clue what you are doing
    • Ambiguity – Getting used to it
    • A theme for your career and life
  • Creating confidence
    • Realize you will make mistakes
    • Don’t let yourself fall in a confidence rut if you fail, because you will
    • If you are young, now is the best time to take risk
    • Working hard can give you a buffer. If you are a boss, are you okay with failure from the hard worker or the slacker?
  • Why support is so important
    • Confidence can look different depending on your role
    • Having people to talk it out with whether its empathy or tough love
  • Gratitude is one of the best ways to keep yourself out of a rut
  • Willingness to Learn
    • We discussed learning new skills in episode two
    • A willingness to pick up new skills and be a sponge is basically a prerequisite for any career
    • It isn’t all big skills, the “hard” skills. It’s the little things like small email interactions, chatting with co-workers, prioritizing tasks, the small stuff you’ll deal with
    • You’ll get better with time
  • “Um… with Adam Clark” – College Info Geek podcast
    • We live in a world of gurus and experts, so we feel the pressure to be one, to not be wrong when we are creating
    • I struggled with this when I considered starting this podcast
  • Journaling and it’s benefits

This podcast isn’t about gurus and experts. It’s about perspective and opinions. For you, maybe this podcast can be about having someone to bounce thoughts and ideas off of, or to explore topics you may not chat about with your friends currently. Maybe it’s something completely different.