Question for you: Describe a time you were disappointed with the outcome of your work. How did you bounce back from it?
David and I took a leap together to create The Delicious Story. The experience has stretched us not only to learn about video and audio production but also our ability to work together.
We've endeavored as a team for almost 30 years, raised a family, built our lives and careers, traveled and are now onto new adventures as quasi-empty nesters. But actually working to create something as the result of our talents is new turf because we tend to prefer to be in charge. The show has meant adapting our ways of managing tasks and expectations. We accept each other as leader in some things and step up to follow for others. It's a constant negotiation.
I'm in charge of finding and booking guests for example while David has taken on the aspects of production running the cameras and managing sound during the show. It's work but a fun process and an effort to create something we believe is interesting and entertaining.
Each time we record an interview we learn something new, and sometimes that lesson comes as the result of a disappointment. Such was the case in our interview with Naomi Bishop who is The Gastro Gnome.
She was a wonderful guest who took us on a tour of some of the interesting foods she enjoyed during a recent trip to Vancouver. She read some one of her favorite pieces from her blog and talked about her experiences as a world travelor and eater. She described the culture and culinary characteristics of Seattle and shared funny anecdotes.
When the interview was complete David hit "stop record" button only to discover that our show had not been recorded after all. We HATE it when stuff like this happens even though it is pretty rare for there to be tech glitches due to the owners of at DMA. We appreciate how easy they have made being an internet broadcaster.
It doesn't change that we hate it when glitches happen especially when they were of our own making. We must deal with the egg on our face in front of a guest, and more importantly sometimes losing a great interview meant for you.
The great news is we learned how to avoid the error for the next time. I'm still disappointed you can't hear Naomi's interview though. She has been gracious enough to agree to come back on in the future.
Silver lining to disappointment is learning from it.