I got this e-mail from a reader of my blog.
As a radio personality, what are some of the things I can do to develop myself daily (off air)?
Your thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Here was my response:
Here's my top simple things you can do:
-Have a life outside of radio. Get away from the station. Escape the day to day. Live life and have fun. Surround yourself with friends outside of radio. People who don't care that you are on the radio.
-Take in all things Pop Culture. Be up on everything your audience is up on (TV shows, movies, video games, magazines, etc).
-Stay up on technology. It changes every day. Know what's out there and what's coming. Embrace it, learn it and be open to changing technology.
-Have a hobby. Do it often. Radio is not a hobby.
-Take ALL of your vacation time. It's always amazing to me the people that don't (or won't) use their earned time off. It's part of your salary. Use it. Get away.
-Exercise. Be active. This will lower your stress levels.
Hope that helps.
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