Before I was online, I was on-air.
But then I let the dream job go.
Working on-air as a radio DJ for 7 years was an amazing experience.
So many people to thank for the wonderful opportunity.
I met famous musicians and artists.
Went backstage untold times.
Enjoyed the best parties.
Radio even played a large part in me and my wife’s relationship.
One of the radio station’s concerts was our first date
We’ve now been married for twelve years this month.
I took some time off in 2006 to plan my wedding.
Then starting SEO National in 2007, I never looked back.
While radio is the dream job of many, at some point I decided it wasn’t for me.
Largely because I didn’t like the instability that I saw others go through.
If your ratings aren’t cutting it you can be gone at a moment’s notice.
And if you’re let go you’re nearly 99% required to move.
There are only so many radio positions available within a market (city).
If you could stay, there are even fewer genres of radio stations that you may care to work for within that city.
With all the odds leaning towards a life of constantly relocating, a long-term career in radio just wasn’t for me.
And that’s ok.
The point is that other people’s dreams don’t have to be your dreams.
I have an eternal appreciation for the radio industry and for all the memories that it afforded me.
I worked side-by-side with amazing people that I still consider life-long friends today.
And despite how good it was to enjoy experiences that others would dream about…
It’s ok to let go of good to pursue great.