Off the Air Withdrawals

September 16, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Blog, What's New

CB062571It’s Thursday at 3:30pm. Usually at this time I’d be right in the middle of  interviewing a guest on my radio show Bloom Talk or tossing a topic around about sprouting ideas, cultivating a healthy lifestyle or growing goals, ambitions, dreams! But, alas, the show is “on hold” due to changes with the web radio hosting network. And I miss it!

I miss doing all the prep work it takes to get up to speed on the subject matter and sift through all the wonderful people who I can talk to. From booking guests to introducing them to my audience, I miss the silence right before I go on the air and my adrenaline rush once I start the show.

I think I’m actually having withdrawals from the “high” I feel when I’m inspired by people’s stories and learning something new. But most of all, I miss connecting with my Bloom community and sending updates on who’s blooming, a new healthy & yum recipe and what’s coming up.

In the last week, I have talked with so many women about blooming and received your kind emails on how you’ve enjoyed the show and want it to continue. You loved listening to how-to’s like:

  • Organize Your Life
  • Women Talking Money
  • From Idea to Author

…and you enjoyed my conversations with famous guests:

  • Deborah Santana
  • Supermodel Emme
  • Lee Woodruff

Other shows you enjoyed are:

  • Work with Passion
  • Are Your Ready to be Cherished?
  • Lessons from Pretty Smart Women

So, thanks for all your support as I’m working on my next steps. In the meantime, I want to hear from you and post stories in the Who’s Blooming section on www.bloomwithbarb.com.  Send your ideas, your thoughts and stories about people who are blooming to me at barb@bloomwithbarb.com.

And remember to keep sprinkling your Seeds for Success: Be positive, Love what you do, Organize and Own your life and Make it happen!

When Things Change, Go With the Flow or “What do I do with the radio show?”

September 8, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Blog, What's New

solstice_4_bg_061903Changes to my radio show this week have prompted me to change too. Since December 2009, Bloom Talk has aired online on the Her Insight network but a few days ago, Her Insight postponed all live production for several weeks. Its changing its online presence and announced a “transition phase” to improve programming.

This stinks for me. What do I do now? My content this year has largely been the radio show and now I have to change gears fast… and think. Links of past shows on my website are temporarily out of service and I’ll have to juggle things around. Questions pop up all around me. Should I wait it out and continue on with the show? Change to a different format? Do something new? And what about you listeners? How can I keep providing the content that you want?

Funny how what you’re thinking may actually happen. I have another project on the table - too soon to mention - and was just wondering how I can take a hiatus from the show. Take a break, a breather. Don’t we all wish that from time to time? And here is my wish come true.

But, I want to keep moving forward and Make It Happen. After all, this is one of my Seeds for Success. However, I know some things can’t be forced. Sometimes you just have to accept the things you can’t change. According to Lao Tzu, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

I think about this and intuitively know that I can’t make things happen all the time. No one can. Sometimes, I just have to go with the flow. By accepting and allowing, I can continue to move forward - less forced, less stressed. A way to Make it Happen without having to do anything other than navigating the path I’m on.

Now, I’m toying with the idea of changing the name of the last success “seed. ” To continue to spell the Bloom acronym B-L-O-O-M, the last seed has to start with the letter “M.” Hmmm. Why not call it Move Forward instead of Make it Happen? It sounds more like life. When things happen - and they always do - learning to go with the flow while continuing to move forward will help anyone to keep blooming. Even me.

Stay tuned as I go with the flow, update my website and move forward with Bloom Talk.