(0.0s) Hey guys, my name is Stella Fox, I’m coming to you today from High Caliber Solutions. And I am doing the first podcast that I’ve done it about a year, to be entirely vulnerable with you about the process and kind of what we’re all about. We are a startup business that has to build a cold market every two years due to being a military family, I guess attempting to kind of go through my story about that, I find that I have 9000 questions to everyone underneath the sun. Getting start this with kind of telling you a little bit more about me. And then kind of tell you if what I’m looking for in regards to people who want to be on the show, and kind of how I got here into doing this podcast.
(0.37s) I’ll kind of start with that first. I started this podcast right after I moved here, it was part of my massive plan that I had for myself for my business, I dropped the ball on it and kind of let it go by the wayside. And then from there, I reached a point where I needed to get some advertising or PR for my organization for people to know that I was here in the local area, which led me to Mark Iorio, who is the TV show host for RVN-TV’s Rainmaker Round Up who is the reason why this story even exists is because I met him and the power of networking. I would have never known a TV show host in my life if I hadn’t met him at a networking group for business. So you just never know where you’re going to find the coolest folks. And I came across him and we were having this conversation, you know, about getting the word out and he invited me to come on his show. And so from there, I ended up doing two additional interviews. Afterwards, when I got done, the host of the show that I was on was all like, “Man, you just you’d be really great with your own show.” I don’t even know how they do that. And that’s not even on my radar and who can compete with Oprah.
(1.35s) I ended up talking to the station owner and he kind of brought up the idea of me having my own show and I had to spend a couple of days… literally a bucket list item, thinking about whether or not I was going to be a TV show host and I have a lot of feelings about that part. Because I would rather be behind the camera than on the camera, a whole lot of headspace that’s negative, right. So I’m like, well, let me think about it. And then over the weekend, everybody’s telling me what a fantastic opportunity this is and everybody’s basically they’re selling me on the idea of becoming a TV show host. And up until yesterday morning, I believe that I was going to do it, I was going to start it and it’s going to be awesome. And through that process, my very good friend Natalie mentioned that you shouldn’t work for free. And so I was like, well, okay, like, I appreciate that. I’m just trying to do my part and try to get the word out there… Monday morning, that phrase from Natalie, it was on repeat, it was don’t work for free, you can’t do it, because that’s not what you’re here to do. And if you’re going to work for free, it might as well be on the stuff you love. I love my business, High Caliber Solutions. And so I was like, I want to get the word out about that, why would I produce content for somebody for free…If I won’t produce content for something that I love for me.
(2.42s) While it was an easy decision based on values. In the end, it was a bittersweet decision to make. So I’m hoping that the timing will be right. In the future. I’m hoping that I’ll be on a TV show talking about my podcast, and it being real and vulnerable and awesome. And about all the ups and downs that come along with being a business. I think we should talk about everything, including failure. And so I’m writing a book, and maybe this will help me write the book. And the book is called the F Word. And it’s about failure and all the ways in which we’re messing up and we just don’t know that we’re doing it because we haven’t been taught a better way to do it. Ideas into why it would should be a better solution one way or the other. It’s kind of like a “Dear Abby” for business owners. So there’s that maybe that’s how that comes along. I hope you like the show. I’m really excited. I’m really nervous about it.
(3.28)This is me being really vulnerable about being a startup business building in a new market. And while I do feel like I’m failing every day, I’m so proud of what I’m doing. I’m so excited to do it every opportunity that I get to do it. That’s how I know I need to make this podcast because I love what I do a lot. It’s just such a way to watch people brighten up and have lightbulb moment and be awesome and I would like to deliver as much as that as humanly possible. Here’s to that… Welcome to the F Word.