One Question That Can Change You

Written by Scott Herrold. Posted in Uncategorized

CC_jesus_card There’s a question you can ask everyday that will catapult your heart and your radio show forward. It’s a question that goes back to the very core of who you are and the very core of your radio station’s vision. I believe the place where the two connect can be your sweet spot.

God, what do you want to do through me today, to accomplish your vision for this radio station?

We all have passions, we all have gifts and we all have a calling. The disconnect is where our personal passions & calling don’t fall under the authority of our company’s big picture mission.  When our personal passion turns into an agenda, it can easily circumvent the big picture vision behind our radio station. We move forward when we’re all pulling on the same side of the rope.

Written by Scott Herrold. Posted in Uncategorized

CCToolsBelieve it or not, out of the first 18 years of our child’s life, almost 6 and a half years of that time will be spend in school! That’s over 1/3 of their journey will be outside of our personal care! That challenges me as a parent to brainstorm new ways to supplement my child’s education and do a better job living out my values. It challenges me to make time each day to read with my kids and carve out time for their homework this year. It challenges me to step up and be a better teacher when I do have quality time with my kids.

Like Proverbs says, if “we train up a child in the way he should go, when he’s old he won’t depart from it.” We might not have specific control over each hour of our child’s education, but we do have influence & power when we pray for them each day! As parents we have authority over our family. Let’s make a point this year to exercise that authority in our prayers and our quality time with our kids! We can carve out the time! Let’s make it our back to school challenge! (Just an idea starter as we shift gears into a new season of family schedules and priorities. –Scott

 

August Idea Starters

Written by Scott Herrold. Posted in Uncategorized

Here’s a sample of what’s inside our CreativeCardio.com community! It’s $35 per month and it will save you a TON of time in prep! Join by clicking here! There are no contracts, so pay for a few months and see you it challenges your creativity for your show and gives you fresh ideas!

  • New article talks about college students getting credit for life experience! Name a college class that’s missing from today’s curriculum.
  • Apparently, after waiting in line in front of a careless mother and her screaming small child, a man who was having a bad say decided to ruin a family’s day. The child was screaming “I want that pie!” So the man bought up every last pie — all 23 of them — and walked out of the Burger King location, turning only to see the enraged mother and child, helpless as the cashier told them that the restaurant had just sold out of pie.
  • Have you ever done something out of anger in your past that you really regret now? Something that reminds you how much you’ve grown as a human being? (How you’ve changed over time?)
  • New routines. You have 4 kids & every practice/school activity seems to be on a different night of the week. There’s NO family time together. How do you schedule it? How do you strategize? How do you be fair as a parent without saying NO all the time?
  • What’s fair in a big family? How do you get comfortable with saying “NO.”
  • If I was responsible for creating today’s school curriculum I’d make sure kids knew how to_________. Click here for MORE FREE ideas!

Group Brainstorm Archives!

Written by Scott Herrold. Posted in Uncategorized

We do a lot of group brainstorms for our Creative Cardio paid members!

If you are a member, here is audio & video of some of our recent group brainstorms about showprep strategy, pledge drive ideas,  recycling content, the art of the phoner,  addressing faith topics on the air, benchmark ideas, better artist interviews, Thanksgiving ideas, Christmas ideas & more! Our brainstorm archive page is here!

If you are not a member yet, it’s only $35 per month! You can sign up here! There is no contract, so you can cancel anytime! This site is full of idea starters that will give you your creative sanity back!

Finding Your Voice

Written by Scott Herrold. Posted in Uncategorized

graphic awkward weatherHere’s a very interesting article that might spark something with you. It’s about how a few rock artists originally found their voice. (Feist, Snowbling & AroarA)

This article made me think about what we do as personalities. We share from our heart. We have a point of view on our world and the music we play. We have a platform in our listener’s minds, where they allow us to speak into their lives.

What are we really saying that matters to them & actually moves them?

Think about the worldview you hold. Think about your values. Think about the lense you use to look through the music you play. Look at the way you love your listeners. Look at the way you communicate with callers & friends on social media. Look at the way you share your heart on tough subjects when you talk to a friend.

I don’t want to add to the noise in our culture. I want to use my voice to say something meaningful.  I want to speak life and be part of the community that my listeners love.

-Scott@CreativeCardio.com

 

 

 

Make It Personal

Written by Scott Herrold. Posted in Uncategorized

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When you’re not finding anything fresh in your prep, ask yourself, “what are the top 3 most important news stories to my target listener?”

What are three things that are actually on her mind today? Think about how you can make these things personal. Think about how you can incorporate your world view to frame the story, to re-tell the story in your own words, or to make this story about the people it affects.

 

Put yourself in the shoes of the person that the story is about. Think about that person’s struggles & fears and how you can be an encourage for that person. It’s always a great angle for a slow news day. It makes your point of view personal!

Less Prep Is More Family Time!

Written by Scott Herrold. Posted in Uncategorized

CCToolsTime is money. Time spent in prep at home is time away from our family! The members of the CreativeCardio.com community will give you time back every week. It’s simple. Thousands of idea starters are already posted in our community, and our members post new ideas every day.

There’s always fresh content coming in, but the real growth comes when we each post comments/ideas on the topics of others. Together we focus and connect raw ideas into compelling stories, call in discussions, social media posts and on air content angles.

When you’re a member of CrativeCardio.com you elevate your creativity and connect with your listeners in new ways. Join the revolution! Click here. $35 gives you more family time every week.

Faith, Body AND a Radio Show

Written by Jayar. Posted in Uncategorized

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I am young on paper, but I am learning one very clear fact about some things in life.

Some of the core parts of our lives and the pursuit of success in those core areas all have one common thread.
HARD WORK.
I know it sounds like a cliche spoken by a generation of men that are few and far between in today’s world… but there’s massive truth in those two words. (Click here for the full article)