Last week was incredibly stressful to say the least – the cancellation of “Sarah, Ty & Mel” started a stretch of long and confusing days. To reference my favorite quote, ‘It was bananas with a B!’ However, thanks to an amazing attorney, an awesome agent, and a boyfriend with more insight and faith than I may ever have, I was able to make a clear decision that stayed true to me and my vision.
I have nothing but love towards 107.3 and Cumulus. They both were wonderful to me – from the creation of STM to the freedom they provided us to create and experiment, developing signature breaks like “Show Us Your Cocktail” and “Deep Thoughts from the Men on Tinder.” We were able to do some things many broadcasting companies would avoid airing. The experience I received since the show first launched 15+ months ago and the lessons I learned have made me a better person, and will help make my next projects successful.
As for those next projects…I want to continue to entertain and inspire. The outpouring of support shown by you has reaffirmed this direction, and I’m pleased to announce the soon-to-launch podcast, “Hey Frase,” a show you’ll be able to find here, which will carry on and expand the entertaining, inspirational and cutting-edge content from STM. The details are still being finalized, and I plan to share more with you very soon.
You will also still be able to see me weekly on Tuesday’s on Fox 5 at 7:50am and 9:50am.
I’m officially a free agent, who wants to hire me! LOL – I plan to use this time to create my own content, and hope to work with other talented, innovated individuals and companies along the way.
Doubting big decisions is natural and I had my doubts this past week, but the signs the world shows us reaffirms our choices. As my friend Sammy Simpson told me, “Your gut already knows the answer – you know the answer.” Watching CBS Sunday Morning’s segment on Sylvester Stallone was one of those signs. The story recounted his perseverance – having numerous scripts rejected, only to write a success with Rocky and receive offers of hundreds of thousands of dollars, but then holding out until he found a studio willing to take a risk on him to also star in the film. Stallone believed in himself, and didn’t take the path that was easier but would have compromised his vision. We all know how it worked out for him.
As I reflect on this past week, and consider Stallone’s story, I can think of several lessons learned: surround yourself with good people who can help you with tough decisions by examining all of the angles (a Life Committee); have faith and belief in yourself and your abilities; and realize that risks are worth taking when you are fortunate to possess both.
I am excited about the future!! YEAH…the best is yet to come.