It was such a privilege to be a guest on The Shadows with Tripp Bodheimer. I've been interviewed a lot over the years, and with few exceptions, everyone focuses on the high points and successes, which my ego likes, but always leaves me feeling a bit disingenuous. My conscience quietly reminds me that this can be a disservice to the audience. What's often missing is the struggle and the angst and the fear and trepidation that always precedes the big wins. Not enough people are asking questions along those lines, but Tripp does. And he does it with love and compassion. I am a pretty open book at this point in my life, because I feel like the good stuff comes from the tough stuff, but I shared things on this show that I have rarely told anyone, and certainly never told countless strangers all at the same time. It was cathartic and refreshing, and I hope inspiring to a few people. Tripp is doing important work. Give him a few hours of your time and you will find yourself with a new perspective. It's not supposed to be easy. That's the point. It's the struggle, and the overcoming that makes it all so worthwhile. And Tripp helps remind us of that very simple truth every time he turns that microphone on.
July 26, 2022 by Jason Earle on This Website