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Say “Yes” to Opportunities and Unlock Your Growth Potential with Brian Cowan
Episode Summary –
As an artist, saying yes to opportunities is essential for growing your talent and becoming successful. Taking chances and expanding your horizons will give you the exposure that can help you get ahead in your career. You might need to take risks by saying yes to jobs or tasks that you haven't done before, but it can lead to valuable growth and experience in the long run.
When it comes to being an artist, refusing to take on projects that you have the ability and potential to complete is saying no to growth. It is important to take advantage of opportunities that come your way, even if they are small. Saying no to a potential opportunity for growth can ultimately set you back in the long run. It takes time and practice to hone your craft, and by taking small steps along the way, you will eventually be able to get where you want to be and achieve financial success for your work.
In this episode, Brian Cowan, a radio presenter, and licensed real estate broker, takes us through his journey and drastic career change from the airline industry to work in radio. He shares how he established a successful career in radio and offers advice on how to make a lasting impact with your work that transcends the present moment.
Let’s jump in!
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[04:16] Brian's journey and how he changed gears in his career to get into radio.
[08:05] How Brian ended up in Kalamazoo from a show in Southern California.
[12:31] Brian’s most memorable project that he has been part of in radio.
[17:33] How to get connected to your lasting impact that goes beyond the moment.
[18:56] Brian’s superpowers and skill sets that have helped him be successful.
[19:53] Why is it important to allow enough time to get between things and schedules.
[22:13] Happy mail and what Brian does to keep it alive. How Brian builds up and engages with his fan base.
[27:41] How Brian navigates the business and the artistic sides of his career.
[30:42] Negotiation skills and how to get good at it.
[34:33] What does working from your happy place mean to Brian?
[40:51] Brian's advice to someone who wants to get started in radio.
[42:42] Brian’s a real estate brokerage and what inspired him into real estate.
About Brian Cowan –
Brian Cowan is a Southern California native that currently calls Southeast Michigan home. He has hosted the top-rated “Breakfast With Bubba” on Cumulus Media's WWWW-FM for over twenty years. It wasn't always radio that was Brian's target. Throughout his youth, his desire was to become an airline pilot. When the airline hiring requirements in the early 1990s clashed with his eyesight shortfalls, Brian decided to major in Management Human Resources with a minor in Business Law. In his final days at Cal Poly Pomona, a friend suggested his voice would be perfect for radio.
He obtained an internship at KIKF-FM in Los Angeles and, shortly before graduating, was offered the full-time evening slot. From there it was on to afternoon drive seeking more creative freedom and what is typically the most lucrative air shift. Brian set his sights on mornings. That brought him to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he brought the morning show from worst to first. Competition bought him out of the market and to Ann Arbor.
In addition to radio, Brian is a licensed real estate broker and owns a small brokerage in his hometown of Dexter, Michigan. In his free time, travel is Brian's passion. He has visited sixty-three countries.
About the Host –
Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster
She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.
Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.
How to Connect with Belinda:
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworth