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"In Your Mirror" hopes to inspire you by exposing you to the stories of extraordinary people who've enjoyed success and achievement, in the face of adversity.

Each episode, I'll be chatting with someone who's enjoying success in their field, and saying to them, "let's take a look in your mirror".

Each of us has our own story of overcoming adversity.

Getting past those obstacles.

Leaving the past behind us.

In this show, you'll hear how some of the most successful household names of now and the future have overcome their demons to win big in life.

Everyone has a story of how they've looked in their mirror, and then looked back at their past life from the rear view mirror.

My hope is that you listen to these stories, and then feel inspired in some way to model yourself on these guests.

Eventually, maybe you, too, can feel inspired to look back at your past life in your rear view mirror.

"In Your Mirror" is a Podknows Podcasting Network show, produced and hosted by network founder and passionate podcaster, Neal Veglio.

 

May 3, 2021

The job of a radio presenter probably seems to the outside world to be one of the most glamorous jobs you could have.

The perception has always been that people working in radio are always hanging out with rock stars and celebrities, and getting free meals and champagne sent to their table.

However, the truth probably couldn't be more opposite.

Absolute Radio star Sarah Champion has been in the business for quite a while, having started in local radio in her early twenties, and working her way up to national radio through hard work, and consistent performance.

She's now the face and voice of Absolute Radio's annual summer festival coverage. If you're a listener during those months, you'll hear her chatting with the likes of Nik Kershaw and Noel Gallagher.

She also has a very popular social media following and can often be seen posting adorable content on Instagram involving her cherished border terriers.

She's also been known to cut the odd rug on Twitter.

She's one of the chosen few in a very competitive industry.

If you make it into a radio brand's inner sanctum, you can probably look forward to some of the longest hours, the lowest pay and the worst possible kind of treatment.

If you don't make it on the content boss's radar, you can look forward to being shoved on a desk to do admin work and perhaps maybe given the task of reading the news or travel bulletins once an hour, as an 'opportunity'.

At one time, it wasn't that ridiculous to learn that one of the regulars on your favourite morning show was actually on work experience, such was the exploitative nature of the radio business.

Despite knowing Absolute Radio's Sarah Champion for a long time, this is my first time ever recording audio content with her.

When I came up with the idea of "In Your Mirror" which is a podcast all about telling inspirational stories of people overcoming obstacles, I knew Sarah had to be one of my very first guests.

As you will hear from the conversation, Sarah has a lot to say about the way women in the media are treated.

Not just by their own bosses, but the wider general public.

With any luck, if you, or someone you know, is going through some similarly awful treatment, this episode may hopefully inspire you to feel empowered to call it out, just as Sarah has.

"In Your Mirror" is a Podknows Podcasting Network Show.

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