Dara Oladapo

Just Do It – Yes! you can

In 2020, I started my podcast – which hopefully now would be one of a few. I didn’t know I could get some few bucks from advertisements and sponsors till I reached 1k listens. At the time of this writing, the podcast is now over 3k listens. To many, it’s not a lot – but to me, it is huge progress within a year. One of the techies I looked up to once said he didn’t get any listens on his podcast apart from himself for the first few months (now he’s at it for over 13 years), so I know I’m setup for success.

In 2020 also, I decide to start livestreaming and it turned out that I produced more content than in all the previous years combined. I reached 1k subscribers and luckily got into the YouTube Partner Program early 2021.

In 2020 also, I started unboxing some of the new gears I acquired, turned out it got noticed and Maono asked me to review some of their microphones. One of the best feelings I had in 2020 was this – aside becoming a father.

Many of the impactful things I have done in my life were things I “just started”, it wasn’t until after I saw the impact that I started planning it out.

Why am I saying all this, if you want to do anything, JUST START. JUST DO IT.

Your future self will thank you.

  1. February 3, 2021 - Reply

    Thank you so much for this piece. It really spoke to me . I have been wanting to leave my job and start a thing of my own and yesterday I resigned and decided to begin my thing securely. I’m so relieved

    • February 3, 2021 - Reply

      @Adelanke Olumide

      Whao. That’s courageous Olumide! I wish the best in your endeavours man!

  2. March 12, 2021 - Reply

    Thanks Dara. I’ve been following you closely since you spoke at the MCT conference. Thanks for all you do. I’m highly motivated to start out.

    • April 12, 2021 - Reply

      @Kayode Ajayi

      Thank you Kayode!
      I appreciate this a lot.