If you pay attention and are not too hung up licking your wounds and staring at the closed door.

That’s what I have learned and been reminded of this year. A couple of weeks ago I was waiting with bated breath to find out if I’d won this contest to be a radio show host.

While I had hesitated to enter the fray, I decided it would be fun. And it was. I had to garner as many votes as possible, which I did. I have a decent size following and everyone came through. So I got into the semi-finals, and had to do a live radio show.

But I didn’t win. I came in second with another woman. I was disappointed at first but then realized that this broadcasting opportunity didn’t have to stop there. I could do my own thing – not a radio show, but a podcast show.

In actual fact, I thought that was better. They would be shorter, versus the one-hour long radio show. I could pre-record in advance. And bottom line, it would still be fun. In the 15 years of running Company of Women, I have had the pleasure of meeting many inspiring, amazing women and I want to share their stories with you.

We all need role models – women blazing the trails for us, showing what can be done, what can be overcome and giving us the boost and confidence that we can do it too.

The only negative is that I have to grapple with the technology, which for those who know me, can intimidate and set me back. But I won’t let it.   I shall overcome my fear of all things technical, you watch…

So a few questions for you:

  1. How long should the podcast be? I listened to one today that was 45 minutes and while interesting, it seemed too long and didn’t hold my attention.
  2. Should there be a break part way through with music? Again, I found myself tempted not to return.
  3. What do you want to learn, who do you want to hear from and who would you recommend be interviewed?

I will stop there but do let me know. I am doing my homework and due diligence, but as Oprah would say, one thing I know for sure – it will be called In the company of women.

So next time something doesn’t work out the way you hoped, look for what you can learn from the situation and how you can turn it around.

Meanwhile, stay tuned. Literally.

Anne Day

Anne Day

Company of Women

I have had an eclectic career from running non-profit organizations and being editor of a national magazine, to working for government on women’s issues. In 2003 I launched Company of Women, an organization that supports women in business. A prolific blogger, I also write for the Huffington Post, and several other online publications. I am the author of five books on women and entrepreneurship, and co-author of Good Enough. Embrace who you are. Unleash your brilliance. which is available on amazon.ca In June, 2016 I launched Full Circle Publishing offering one-stop services to get your words out into the world.