I was working on scripting out Friday and Saturday's podcast/video blog this morning, when a wonderful event happened. It's all about how we look at things, right?

I wanted to check the stats for Friday's June 18th podcast. When I landed on the homepage of the Anchor website, I realized that I could not log in. For some reason I could not recall the password. That meant having to request a password change which I did.

Fine. Now I am in. Guess what? My entire account was wiped clean as if it never existed. No past episodes. No account information. Nada! Zilch! Caput!

That is where the wonderful part of this event came to light. Instead of getting upset, which I could have easily done, I paused, breathed, and looked at the situation for what it was--an opportunity to turn the corner and move in a completely new direction that may prove to bear fruit down the road in contrast to my previous work.

Something that has been important to me as of late, bearing fruit, I mean.

Suddenly, I had my "aha" moment. It occurred to me that while I believe I can be an awesome content creator, I am not a good fit for podcasting or video blogging. With the exception of two dear individuals whom I keep close to my heart, those folks who first began watching Coffee Break with Carlos Michael have all but flown the chicken coop.

Message recieved.

On average, on a good day, I might get up to 5 to 7 listeners. Even then there was no guarantee that they were listening to the show from beginning to end. Which reminds me of something my youngest son is always telling me, "Less is more dad. Keep the shows short, sweet, and to the point. Not more than maybe 7 to 15 minutes--and even that is pushing it a stretch."

We live in a world where everything is right now or instaneous. If it is longer than what the average listener cares to hang around for, including a blog like this, people skidaddle and move on.

So, in the interest of keeping things brief, I have decided to stop producing Coffee Break with Carlos Michael the podcast and video blog and instead will take everything back to the drawing board. In the meantime, I will create content that can be uploaded to my website, that can used on websites or social media free of charge, although donations will be welcomed.

Let's see where this goes.


  1. I think if I would have seen that everything was good I would of been a little frustrated but you did the right think and took this as a learning moment and are shifting gears to get your message out in another way and I think that is awesome. I will be a fan in whatever you decide to do.

    I do not understand why people want short content and I guess everyone is in such a hurry to get to where ever they are going they don't always stop to take notice of the benefit of slowing down. I know when I am searching for content on YouTube, I like the longer videos between 15 to 20 minutes long. I feel that has more substance to it but that is just me.

    I know whatever you decide to do you will put your great Carlos Michael awesome touch to it and it will be great. You are always in my prayers and I know that great things are coming your way.

    Big Hugs Brother!!!
    Brother G


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