In both the literal and figurative senses, I have a microphone. In addition to this blog and my broader presence on social media acting as my metaphorical microphone, I have a beautiful Blue Yeti. It was gifted to me a little over a year ago and I’m embarrassed to say that, although it is out of the box, it isn’t really being used. It sits on my desk. Waiting.
As Julian Meltoff (1998) wrote, “Worthwhile thoughts have not gotten any easier to come by, but it is certainly simpler to record them and to communicate them to others” (p. 7). From time to time, I get ideas about doing some kind of a podcast. Right as I was going on leave, a colleague urged me to start a YouTube channel. It’s only in the last few days that I’ve had the energy or concentration to really contemplate either.
I’m terms of content, my interest is in ending the stigma associated with talking about mental health challenges in the workplace. What I haven’t seen are pods or vlogs by an executive-level business leader talking about their own mental health and leadership.
I want to do something in this space, but I’m not sure what that looks like yet. Something to ponder.
Although the title of this post is a reference to Beck’s 1995 hit, the most recited line from that song and the one that inspired this entry (“I’ve got two turntables and a microphone”) was actually sampled from a 1985 Matronix track, “Needle to the Groove”. Credit where credit is due.
Meltzoff, J. (1998). Critical thinking about research: Psychology and related fields. American Psychological Association.