“Sorry, Susan. We’ve tested the pilot, and the feedback we’re getting is that you’re not ‘dynamic’ enough, as a host. The networks just aren’t interested.”
When the producers delivered the bad news, it felt like getting kicked in the gut.
Kick number one. Not DYNAMIC enough? Yeowch. See also: WTF?
Kick number two. Damn. Guess my dream of having my own TV show isn’t going to come true, after all.
Sure, I wanted to host the world’s first reality show spotlighting true stories of human transformation — real people, transformed by real life coaching practices — but I’d been rejected by the Powers That Be in TV-Land. What more could I do?
Nada, I told myself. So for the next couple o’ years, I focused on growing my coaching practice, building my blog, doing my sassy shimmy across the internet, and helping as many people as I could. No TV show? No problem. I could let that dream go … for now.
Then, a few years down the road, I found myself sitting in yet another production room with yet another table of producers. This time, they had a different message for me:
“Great news, Susan. We’ve got a network that wants your show, and they’re drawing up the contract as we speak. They just want to make one tiny change — hiring actors to play your coaching clients, instead of using real people. Y’know, to create additional ‘drama’. You cool with that?”
Another kick in the gut. Um, no. I was NOT cool with that.
Creating “fake” drama felt completely inauthentic and wrong.
So this time, it was me doing the rejecting. I stood firm and said “hell no” to the glamorous contract with a powerful TV station. No TV show? No problem. I’d let that dream go once. I could do it again.
A few more years flicked by. I wrote a book. I raised my kids. My business grew. My life evolved. But that one dream — my very own TV show, inspiring thousands of women around the globe to create what they crave — just would not go away.
And one day, I realized:
I’m doing EXACTLY what I tell all of my coaching clients NOT to do.
I’m waiting for “somebody else” to make my dream come true.
And that … is NOT cool.
If I wanted my own TV show, I didn’t need to wait for the “perfect” producer or the “ideal” network or the “dreamiest” set of sponsors to swoop in and save me, like white knights riding in on a bunch of unicorns.
I could put together my own damn production team and DO this thing, myself.
What am I WAITING for?
And with that realization, I took the biggest dream of my entire career off the back-burner, and put it right in the center of the fire.
It wasn’t easy, but it was insanely rewarding — because I got to create the exact experience I wanted, without compromising my integrity, my personality, or taking unnecessary time away from my family. Booyah.
And today? I’m so fan-freaking-tastically excited to give you the pilot episode of my brand new TV series: Life Is Delicious TV.
WATCH IT NOW:
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Right now, in this moment, on the “birthday” of my show?
I feel MORE excited than I ever did, getting courted by hotshot producers or reading through contracts from networks who wanted to make me a “star.”
Because I made my OWN dream come true.
It doesn’t get more DELICIOUS than that.
PS. There’s a hot conversation rockin’ on Facebook today. Head on over and tell me:
My dream is ______________ and I am DONE waiting for “somebody else” to make it come true.
I’m gonna create what I crave, starting with ______________.