More People Care About You Than You Know

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Sometimes something bad has to happen for you to realize how many people care about you.  I just found that out and I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and encouragement I have received from people who care about me.

I bet you have many more people who care about you than you know as well. (I just hope you don’t have to experience something bad to discover it.)

After my radio show last Wednesday I was told that corporate was looking at saving money and decided the best way to do that was to lay me off. For the past 5 years I have consistently had the highest ratings on the station, so I was told repeatedly it was not about my performance. My general manager was very kind in telling me how much she appreciated my show and my work.

This sometimes happens in radio. Does it stink and hurt? Yeah, but I get it. I’ve been in the business for 20 years now. It’s actually been great to me. I’ve had more fun and made more money at it than anything else I’ve done in my life. And it’s not over, yet. This is just a temporary setback. I’ve already had people express interest in my show and I’m excited about what might come next.

I hope this doesn’t come off as humble bragging but I really want to thank everyone publicly who reached out to me and share with you why I feel so good on the heels of losing my radio show. I sincerely thank you for reaching out and lifting me up. I can’t express in words how much each of your comments mean to me.

I’m really energized about how I can use this time to ramp up my Personal Development business. I love speaking to organizations, colleges, high schools and churches on the power of purpose and how it can change your life and work.

I love coaching people to help them find and pursue their Passionate Purpose.

I’m starting to write my second book and creating online courses.

Just this week I’ve had three new speaking engagements booked and two new coaching clients.

What I’m even more excited about and what blew me away was the response I received after I posted on my Facebook page that my show was taken off the air. Kind words and messages came flooding in from friends, family, and listeners of my show.

You told me how my book has changed your life. (That makes me feel incredible.)

You asked if I could coach you.

You told me how you felt like I was your friend because of how I related to you on the radio everyday. (That’s the best compliment I could ever get about my show. Every time I turn on the microphone I picture myself talking to a friend. When you feel that, I’ve done my job.)

You told me how you made a point to tune into my show everyday because I entertained you, informed you and made you feel something.

You praised me for being so prepared for every show. (That one really got me because I pride myself on reading and being over-prepared each day.)

You asked me to send you information on my speaking so you can help book me to present at your company’s convention.

You prayed for me. One of you even called me up and said a prayer for me right on the spot.

Awesome.
Overwhelming.
Humbling.

I had no idea how many people cared about me and wanted the best for me. It has lifted me up as I’ve pondered what’s next.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I am at peace with the idea that better things are coming. I know I’m here for a purpose and God has plans for me.

It’s time for me to keep practicing what I preach. I know my Passionate Purpose is to help as many other people and organizations find their Passionate Purpose as possible so they can live out the extraordinary lives of their dreams.

That’s exactly what I’m going to do.

What are you going to do?

Thanks so much for caring about me. Let me know what I can do to help you.

Let’s GO!

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9 thoughts on “More People Care About You Than You Know

  1. Greg,

    I hope you can land another show in the K. C. area. There is another radio station cluster just South of 710KCMO, so you’d not have to alter your driving and dining habits very much.

    As residents on both side of the state line, we need an alternative to, as a friend from Russia refers to it, ‘The Kansas City ‘Pravda”!

    With most of the ‘conservative’ talk show hosts (national and local) unwilling to address specific issues, by name, there is a dearth of truth over the airwaves. I realize we don’t see everything eye-to-eye, but you always conduct yourself professionally, and, unless a caller is abusive, or irrational, you allow callers to voice their opinions.

    I am praying for your success in returning to the local airwaves, not just for you and your family, but, also, for all who have enjoyed your show over the past five years.

    • Thanks, A.J. I’ve always appreciated you and your viewpoints. I will keep you posted on my opportunities. All the best! GK

  2. You have a beautiful family, Greg. I can feel the positive energy coming through the photo. You are indeed blessed by God. You once reassured me that God was definitely listening to my prayers and that sometimes he does things on a different timeline than what I might want or expect. That was valuable support that I wish to impart to you now. :o) You are definitely taking this temporary setback with a grain of salt and approaching it mentally from the right angle (no political pun intended). As I may have noted before, I am a graphic artist, illustrator and website designer and would be happy to help you in whatever way I am able to get your ship headed back along a prosperous path. Contact me via LinkedIn if I can be of service. I would be grateful to pay you back for the service you’ve provided me for the last 5 years on your radio show.

    – Jeff

    • Jeff, Thank you so much for the support and encouragement. So glad my words helped you in a difficult time. God is good! I will be in touch with you for sure. All the best.

  3. Greg, I have been a loyal listener from the beginning. First in the AM, then switching to evenings. Fully expect to hear you nationally some day. I’ll find you wherever you land! Thank you for bringing us so much insight, analysis and entertainment. You are one of the best, and I listen to them all. In fact, you outshine most of the “best.” I have met with a friend for breakfast every Tuesday for the last 12 years. We always talk about politics, and your show would often provide the topic for us. Thank you. We will miss you until we find you on satellite radio, podcasts or somewhere else on the dial. My best to you, my friend. Mark

    • Thanks so much for the kind works, Mark. I enjoyed every minute doing the show for you. Better things are coming and I will keep you posted. All the best. Greg Knapp

  4. Greg, You were the best talk show ever. What were they thinking when they let you go. You are so much better than anyone on radio today, especially those two goof balls who took over your morning spot. May God bless you and lead you into the future that he has already prepared for you.
    May I suggest the poem “A bend in the road” by Helen Steiner Rice.

    • Thanks so much for the kind words and the poem. I will check it out. Better things are coming for me and my family.

  5. Greg,
    Your show was the one I tuned into on KCMO and was out of town when this happened. Want to wish you the best and will miss your discussions on my drive back to Lawrence. May God Bless you and your family on your journey.
    Best Wishes,