Need to get better about interviewing; AC isn’t a topic

For the past few months I’ve been trying my hand at all sorts of things that make me wildly uncomfortable.

I realized that I let fear hold me back from doing a lot of things in life, and some of those tasks were very silly.

For instance, I wrote a blog but I was terrified to have a podcast. It seemed out of my realm to talk into a microphone and have people listen to my words, even though I was already putting them on paper. I decided that I would try my hand at this podcasting experiment and see what happened. Well, I do okay on my own but I apparently need to work on my interview skills. The last time I was trying to interview a guest, our conversation somehow kept getting distracted and returning to indoor air quality control equipment. To be fair, it was an extremely hot and muggy day outside and I know that my guest was having a hard time with their indoor air quality control management. They live in a small apartment on a top floor and it gets very hot and humid during the summer. Because they only have a few AC window units, I understand that air conditioning is a topic that’s on their mind. I didn’t have an issue with discussing their struggle to pay for high energy bills and establish livable air conditioning settings, but I also didn’t get very usable material for my podcast that day. When I listened back to the recording, it was hard to tell if I was creating a mental health podcast we’re trying to inform my listeners about modern HVAC equipment solutions.

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