Last Friday I started my new format on Instagram Live called The 4th Quarter. I produced the very first episode with my daughter Cherise as the guest which was a great experience. I was pretty nervous at the beginning because I had never done a live broadcast on Instagram before. I was hoping that the technical side of it would work. I had planned the whole interview and even did a few test runs by myself. I filmed and even timed the test runs to make sure I stayed within the time limit I had set for myself. You never know if the technical side will run as smoothly as you imagine until you begin.
Fortunately, the episode went well without any problems on the technical side. It was good that I did a test run though. I wasn’t exactly pleased with the format that I had decided on for The 4th Quarter. I also wasn’t satisfied with my performance as a moderator but I think I am my own worst critic. I can’t imagine ever watching one of my shows or interviews and thinking I did well haha. I will always find something to nit-pick at but I can live with that. I am pretty ambitious so I guess I need that self-critic to keep me on my toes.
I only have a few people with whom I feel comfortable asking their opinion on projects or ideas that I have. The few people whose opinion I trust, also know that I cannot stand “yes men or women”. Although I am a Leo and love to hear compliments, I do understand that I also need constructive criticism and that is what I get from my close-knit circle. I think it is important to have people around you that tell it like it is and I am grateful that I have that. I hope that as I gain more experience with The 4th Quarter, I will feel more comfortable in front of the camera and I will develop as a host. Hopefully, you all will be there supporting me and watching me grow. Till next time!
Thank you for taking the time to read my words!