Episode 5 of the Kenn Blanchard Show
This week on the KBS I got a chance (two chances actually) to speak to comedian Ambrose Jones III. I first met him at a Comedy Club in Virginia Beach a few years ago and have been following him ever since. He is like that cousin that makes you laugh at the Family Reunion that should be on TV. Ambrose can be found on Youtube, Facebook, IG and at a Comedy Club near you.
Laughter still is good medicine for the soul.
Ambrose Jones III – YouTube Channel
Make sure you watch his debut on Last Comic Standing Premieres Wednesday July 22 9/8c on NBC!
I asked a guy for some advice and he thought about it for a minute and then said,
Don’t Let Your Meat Loaf.
It made me chuckle and thought it was also an encouraging word for a struggling entrepreneur. Don’t rest on your laurels. Don’t wait for opportunity create it. Don’t waste time sulking, being angry, or afraid. Move your meat.
I really like encouraging you. I really enjoy sharing with you people, places and things I have come across that were good to me. That is really what this new show is about.
I woke of this morning thinking of all that I had to do. It was a lot actually. I thought of what I enjoyed doing and what I didn’t. That didn’t change the fact that all of what I was thinking about needed to be done. You ever considered that?
What about you? Do you have a clear cut, bone dry, elevator pitch plan for your life? Why not?
I never have had a plan and it shows. I have been all over the world. I have stories. Some I can tell, and some I can’t. I have tried just about everything. I would have gone farther if I had focus. Think about the kid that grows up knowing they want to be a doctor, a entertainer, or a mixed martial artist. Sometimes we as parents try are hardest to persuade them not to do what they say unless we approve of it. How many of us wake up and find ourselves living someone else’s dreams? Too damn many of us actually.
The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong and true.
We go on searching for a “good job.” Searching for a good mate. Searching. Reminds me of that song by the Coasters I heard as a child.
We go on like that because we need more focus.
In the past twelve months I have learned a lot about myself and what it takes to succeed. I’ve learned that nobody wants to fail. We just fail to do the things that will succeed. Its not even rocket science. It’s methodical. It’s religious. It’s a niche.
It’s tougher today because we have more options than ever. There is always something shiny capturing our attention. Most of the time it is not better just new to us. We have an aversion to old. We have been trained by marketers to go after the glinting, bright thing that appears like a trout chases a metal spoon that if he catches it will kill him.
Today we are presented with a multitude of options. It is a blessing and a curse. I say it is a curse because without focus you can get overwhelmed. What happens when you are overwhelmed? Either you go crazy or you do nothing. You go crazy when you try to do everything you are big enough and old enough to do. I do a lot in a day and have to remember my own advice not to self-destruct. Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
I realized that of all the things I do, I really love broadcasting. I like talking to you, and reaching out to you this way. I like helping people. I protect people. I have been doing it all my life. What I haven’t done well is focus my attention so that I could be doing this for a living. Now I am 53 years old. I probably have less years ahead than I have had behind me and while that is kinda sad if you dwell on it, I can make this last part of my life the best. It’s all a matter of choice.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – Woooo wee thank you Jesus– What a Ride!”
Are you with me on that?
I tried my hand at several things and watered down my time. This week I consolidated and brought several websites into this one. You’ll find Motorcycle Radio and Blanchard Outdoors post now here.
I also have a new video for Patreon where you can support this new show. I am working on getting some studio furniture too so I can use my video camera and do a show that way too.
Speaking of motorcycles I rode my for the first time in a long time today after church. It felt like a new motorcycle. I have a 2005 Harley Davidson ElectraGlide Standard that only has 7,000 miles on it. Its like a new bike. Today was beautiful.
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At the end of the show I leave you with a classic from my younger days by Steve Miller. He created an awesome song that I don’t do justice for but its a great song either way. Hope you like it.Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a professional speaker, writer, podcaster, and digital influencer. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook He is the founder of Blanchard.Media and the GunPodcastNetwork.com