Welcome to the very first episode of the GOAL MAGIC Podcast! The idea behind the show came when the two of us met for coffee at La Colombe in Fishtown, Philadelphia one day in the summer of 2017.
We had worked together over a decade ago at a marketing agency, and we were both really excited to reconnect after exchanging supportive messages in LinkedIn.
As we laughed and reminisced about old times, it was easy to see why we used to be such close friends back at the agency. And there was so much to catch up on!
Cynthia was working on escaping toxic corporate life (lots about this in the episode) and launching a new mission-driven company called SheWill, dedicated to empowering women in the workplace and beyond.
Meanwhile, my wife Zoë and I were running Whipped Bakeshop, an award-winning bakery in Philly. It's an unbelievable job with unlimited access to baked goods.
On the surface, everything was going great!
But it slowly dawned on both of us... almost at the same time. Despite all the forward progress, we felt a little stuck.
SheWill wasn't yet gaining the kind of traction that Cynthia wanted. For some reason, SheWill was reaching and resonating with more men than women, so Cynthia kept hearing from all these men who wanted to support her or who needed support (ironically). Cynthia wanted bigger things and had tons of ideas, but wasn't exactly sure how she would get there.
And Whipped Bakeshop wasn't growing as fast as I wanted. On top of that, the stress of running a small business was weighing on me mentally and physically. I was losing sleep and putting on weight. Not good.
We started to workshop each other's problems right then and there.
And that's when a thousand-watt lightbulb went off in our minds.
Maybe other people feel stuck just like we did. Maybe lots of people. Maybe you do too.
A few days later, Cynthia texted me and asked if I wanted to start a podcast with her to help people get unstuck (and get unstuck ourselves).
It took me a long while to respond.
I loved the idea, but I was scared. I'm introverted and not used to being in the spotlight. And neither of us had any idea how to launch a podcast! Ahhhhhh!
But eventually I said YES because the goal was so powerful: to help people around the world get unstuck and get going. To help people reach their unlimited potential.
It felt right.
Here's the bottom line: You're not stuck. You can do anything, and you can grow as a person.
Cynthia and I are so grateful that you're here right now at the start of this journey.
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