On May 9th, 2009 I made a major announcement about the launch of a newly re-branded podcast called Pursuing A Balanced Life (PABL).
For anyone that may have missed that announcement, you can read the full post here.
Since re-branding, we've seen an amazing amount of growth in the number of subscriptions on the free feed as well as from existing Plus Members who have shown increased interest in the new direction for this podcast by subscribing to the PABL Plus Feed.
Gaining new listeners to the podcast is great. However, what is much more exciting to me is the number of people who are actually joining in on the journey of Pursuing A Balanced Life. Folks had immediately started to call in their audio feedback for the podcast sharing their PABL goals and regular updates with how things are going.
The idea of the gspn.tv community encouraging one another in the area of health and fitness is not new. There has been a “Health Fitness & Accountability” section of the gspn.tv Community Forum that we have been using for the past year to encourage one another on a regular basis. If you have not seen that section show up in the forum, it could be due to the fact that this section is invisible unless you are a registered member of the forum who is signed in. Forum membership is free and you can click here to register for the forum.
While we continue to use the above mentioned section of the forum for regular encouragement and accountability, a new method of keeping connected with others on the PABL journey has emerged. Those of you who follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook may have noticed a great number of status updates that include “#PABL” in them. The full description of where this came from and how you can participate in the use of this communication method is explained on the PABL website in a post titled “What Is #PABL?”
Just recently, Erik Fisher suggested the idea of recording an in studio episode of the Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast where those of us who are on this journey together could call in and have a panel like discussion around the topics related to PABL.
Thinking that this was an awesome idea, I immediately scheduled our first such podcast recording. I'd like to invite anyone to join us for the first PABL Round Table Discussion. The community call is schedule for Monday, June 15th at 8pm Eastern Time. The only thing we request that if you are interested in participating, please register ahead of time by clicking here.
I'm looking forward to hearing other folks share their stories of their pursuit of a more balanced life. I believe this will be a very inspiring conversation. I hope that, if you are able to do so, that you'll join us for this very special call.
Since I'm on the topic of PABL. If you get a chance, check out the new PABL Stickers!