My personal pivotal needs are liberty and recognition for creative expression.
Would I like fame? I suppose it depends on how you define that. Being appreciated for what I do and getting public praise are important to me.
One of the things the Master Key Experience has taught me is to not apologize or minimize what I want. Desires exist for a reason. In my case, it partly stems from a painful childhood where I never felt “good enough”.
It was no surprise I signed up for a course that taught you how to get on local TV news (for positive reasons, of course). Because I had made the transition from “employee” to “self-employed” during the pandemic, it was decided that “how to develop a side hustle” would be a great angle.
My coach put together a segment proposal and an audio version of how it should sound. I then spent 3 days at a Las Vegas hotel pitching TV news directors — the folks that book guests for their local shows. I wound up getting booked by four stations, all across the country.
The first was San Angelo Texas earlier this month. I had sent the producer three emails over the course of a week. She responded on a Friday, asking me when I could appear over Zoom. Much to her shock, I asked if I could appear in person. She said “Well, sure! I didn’t think you’d want to travel here.” I had learned that you ALWAYS book yourself “in studio” if you can. There’s just nothing like being “on set”.
Prepping for my chance at creative expression
I flew to San Angelo two days early (you don’t want to get caught up in flight delays/cancellations and cause unnecessary stress). The show did not air live until a Wednesday afternoon, so I had plenty of time to rehearse my segment.
The old saying, “You practice forty hours so you can nail four minutes” is absolutely true. I got to the station forty five minutes early (another tip) and sat in the lobby. The news director came out and introduced herself, handing me a sheet to fill out for her for use on the air.
About ten minutes before the show went live, I was ushered into the studio and put a lavalier microphone on. It was a small set and I was told they did everything from this one room. The “evening news” set was behind the cameras, and another set for mid-day guests was to my right.
I chatted a bit with the news director and then I heard “30 seconds before we’re live”. Did the adrenaline start pumping? You bet! It means you’re alive and doing something exciting!
The segment went without a flaw, and in the blink of an eye. The news director high-fived me and said “great job”. The major point, you ask? The idea to start doing TV interviews came to me during a “sit”.
The resources showed up at just the right time. I felt blissful. I was meeting one of my personal pivotal needs, and subconscious mind made it happen.