Introduction to the Climb Every Day Podcast – Episode 1

Mark Steel Podcast

Mark Steel - CED Ep 1

Welcome to the first episode of the Climb Every Day Podcast.  This podcast is dedicated to helping you Amplify your Career, Your Communications, and your Confidence.

In this episode, learn why I came to start the Climb Every Day podcast and how you will learn from each episode.  I share my journey from feeling like an Impostor in my life to now becoming an Impactor.

For some time, I wanted to create a podcast that was all about helping people Climb Every Day.  Climb?  Is this a podcast for rock climbers, mountain climbers, or those of you that still enjoy shimmying up a tree from time to time?  The answer is No, though rock climbers and tree shimmyers are welcome to stick around.

Instead, This podcast is for anyone that feels stuck in place.  But you wish you weren’t.  Stuck in place could be ANY place.  Your career, your relationships, or your health, or other aspects of your life.  Your life may not be horrible, but it probably isn’t awesome either.  It just is.

You likely mostly fine with what you have accomplished, but are probably asking “Is this it?”  “Is this all I get from my life?”  Does that sound familiar?  Am I talking to you?  Actually, I was talking to me.  Well, I was talking to myself of a few years ago.

A few years ago, I was stuck.  Not just in one aspect of my life, but nearly all of them.  On the outside, I looked like I was doing things right.  Checking all the boxes.  Good job, married, a couple of kids, roof over our heads.  We even had the picket fence, though it wasn’t white.

But that is what you saw when you looked at me.  What you didn’t see is the guy inside.  The guy that felt he had very little control in his life.  I had a job that paid the bills and let us save a little, but it wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life.  It didn’t fulfill me.  In fact, it made me pretty miserable most of the time (Inside, that is).  I loved the stability of a job with a prestigious company.  I really liked the people I worked with, but I was afraid every single day that this day was the day I would get fired.  The company would realize I was a fraud, that I knew nothing.

That same feeling started infected my home life.  I came to think I wasn’t a good husband, father, son, brother, or friend.  I didn’t know it at the time, but I was struggling with Imposter Syndrome.  On the outside, I smiled, I laughed, I made other people laugh.  On the inside, I started to struggle with depression.  My health was suffering.  I ate like I was still a teenager, I avoided exercise, and I stopped pursuing hobbies.  I gained weight and at one point it nearly killed me.  Because I almost bled to death on an emergency room table.

But that wasn’t even my rock bottom.  I did hit rock bottom.  It almost cost me my marriage.

However, the news is not all doom and gloom.  Since those difficult times, I have transformed nearly every aspect of my life, by learning to climb every day.  I transformed my health into being in the best shape of my life.  I have new hobbies, I have deeper relationships with my kids and friends.  I live with gratitude.  I change from that job that paid into now building a career that matters.  And I am happy to share that next year my wife and I will be celebrating 20 years together.

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