Today marks the 100th episode of my radio show, , and the final episode of our 2014 season. The past two years of hosting this show have provided me some of the greatest learning lessons, inspiration and advice for both my life and work in a way that I could have never expected.
My first love will always be the Internet, but these afternoons spent in this tiny, shipping-container radio station have been some of the most important and enlightening of my life so far. So for the last show of the season, I decided to look back at all 100 shows and share the 10 BIGGEST LESSONS I’VE LEARNED. These lessons have nothing to do with hosting a show, but instead have everything to do with learning to be a better business owner, a more compassionate person and a better listener, and endless ways to learn how to connect better with the people around me — and all of us. Thank you to everyone who has joined me on-air over these past 100 episodes, to my favorite band, , for letting me use as the show’s theme song and thank you to all of you who have listened. Hosting this show has been one of the greatest joys of my life so far. xo, grace
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Lesson 1: There is no perfect balance, life and work are always a series of back-and-forth adjustments. (Inspired by )
Lesson 2: Live in every moment and enjoy where you are right now, because every stage of growth and achievement has its own new set of challenges and stress. (Inspired by )
Lesson 3: Always keep learning. (Inspired by and )
Lesson 4: Your personal story is meaningful, important and valid. (Inspired by )
Lesson 5: No job is perfect. So be sure that you’re passionate about what you do, because EVERY job has days when it feels like a slog. (Inspired by )
Lesson 6: Human interaction is at the core of everything we do as artists, writers and makers. We may feel disconnected at points, but by sharing our voices with other people, we are able to truly connect with other people. (Inspired by )
Lesson 7: Art & design can change the world. (Inspired by )
Lesson 8: Understanding what goes into the things that surround you at home is important. (Inspired by )
Lesson 9: It’s our responsibility to show and celebrate the diversity of our community and be more inclusive in our coverage. (Inspired by )
Lesson 10: Don’t be afraid to have an opinion and stand behind it — we define ourselves in those moments and those moments are what make people believe in you and your brand. (Inspired by )