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Wesley Black

Updated: May 28, 2021

Black Thoughts Podcast Founder and Host

I fell in love with podcasting about three years ago. One weekend I was at home with my wife and daughter, I grabbed my phone and just started scrolling through Facebook. I saw an old friend of mine had done a video. It felt like he was speaking to me. He said, " We all have a voice and it is our job to let the world hear that voice". All of a sudden a lightbulb went off. After that day I continued to do videos and in the comments everyone was telling me to do a podcast. I looked up the information and here I am today with over four thousands plays [and counting] in my first year.

After I complete an episode, I feel spectacular. There is a since of accomplishment. I like to think that just like anyone who is working on a project you put your all in it in hopes that your vision or content is received the way it came to you.

I know as soon as I finish an episode I post it because in my field consistency is key.

There are a lot of things in my life that I've quit because I just felt like there was no way I could do what was asked of me, but with podcasting it's different, probably because for the first time I'm in control of what I'm doing and it feels wonderful.

The only time I ever felt scared to share my work was on the day I launched the podcast. I decided that I wasn't gonna tell anybody accept my wife. Over the course of a day I received forty plays and I was so happy. After that I felt confident enough to let people know that I had uploaded six episodes, and in an hour I went from forty plays to one-hundred and I knew I had something great on my hands.

If you are someone wondering about your work, whether it's good or bad to you, just do it. I say this because sometimes we are our own enemies and we tend to hold ourselves back because it keeps us from being hurt by others. No matter what you're doing, have confidence in yourself, don't be afraid

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