A new skill to develop

The other day was rather interesting. I was interviewed by a couple of guys in California who recently started a new podcast called “Rad Dad Secrets”.

They do a really good job of getting their guests to open up about their experiences as fathers: what they do well, and not so well and just being an example to other fathers who face the some of the same struggles as they do.

In fact, I would say it was almost¬†too¬†good of a job. See, being separated from my son for an extended period of time is no small thing. It was a decision that came after not a little bit of contemplation, meditation, and focus on the “big picture” on what is truly best for the well-being of my son.

So speaking about my experience as a father, as well as bragging about my son – while I’m away from him – was an emotional experience. I was pretty much useless the rest of the day when it came to getting real work done.

But I suppose it’s a matter of getting accustomed to emotions like that, and training myself to be productive and do the work I’m called to do when I feel those emotions.

So, not as productive a day as I would have liked, but an important lesson learned.

Because of that, it’s not wasted.

Consider me grateful.

About the Host, James Newcomb

James Newcomb is a professional musician, podcaster and lifestyle coach who works with people to live an abundant life, doing what they were put on Earth to do.

He produces a twice weekly podcast that publishes views and opinions that are not subject to the approval of the gatekeepers of polite society.

James can be found on the web at jamesnewcomb.io.

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