As a kid I loved listening to music on the radio. It was KCBQ back in the early 70’s in San Diego. They were having a on air radio contest. You had to name as many albums from Columbia Music Label in 30 seconds and you would win them all. I would hear these adults winning. What they would do is name the band Chicago’s albums because they were all done by the Columbia Music label. Chicago Vol 1, Chicago Vol 2 and so on. They’d throw in a couple of other artist albums as well however I noticed most of them would name off all of the Chicago Albums. I listened, paid attention and decided to do it. I called when it was time to call in and I got through being the correct numbered caller. And off I went. Chicago Vol 1, Chicago Vol 2 and on and on. I ended up with about 8 or more Columbia Music albums, most of them by the band Chicago. I was about 10 years old and it was my first time ever winning anything on the radio. I loved it! What I didn’t know than was that it was my first time winning yet it wasn’t going to be my last. I would go on to win thousands of dollars worth of various prizes over decades of time. I could write a book on the plethora of wonderful things I’ve won. Back to this story though. I heard these people winning on the radio. I wanted albums. I paid attention to what they were saying in those 30 seconds and I noticed which ones were winning the Columbia albums and most importantly no one ever told me I couldn’t do it. Actually no one even knew I was thinking or going to do it. I listened for the time to call in and be the correct numbered caller and I got through. Then it was off to the races or in my case down to the radio station to pick up my winnings. LOL, I was a happy girl!
I’ve been thinking about this experience and how it may transfer to other areas of my life. What I see in this experience is that I had a strong desire to win, I paid attention to how other people were winning and losing. I did my homework and I believed I could do it because I heard other people doing it. So, strong desire and belief were the two powerful emotions that catapulted me to my first radio win. They say, everyone has there thing they’re good at I would say winning things on the radio is definitely mine. What’s your superpower?
It’s great because we can transfer our superpower into other area’s of our lives where we may not feel quite so confident and sure.