Like everyone in the Dallas Fort Worth area, when I heard the news of Kidd Kraddick's passing I was devastated. And the funny thing is, I've never met him, didn't know him. But I think that's the kind of effect he had on people. My wife and I moved to Dallas almost exactly 5 years ago. And Kidd Kraddick in the morning instantly became part of our day. He was hilarious, and to be honest just so much better than anyone else on the radio. Back in California, I had never heard anyone that could touch him either. Usually when music isn't playing, I flip stations, but you never did that when Kidd was on the air.
As most of you know, I had a radio show myself for a while on KLIF 570. It was a health radio show that was live once a week on saturday nights. I finally gave it up because i wanted my Saturday nights back. But I was live once a week for an hour. And let me tell you talking in to a microphone by yourself in a room for an hour is harder that it looks. I would spend my whole saturday prepping for just that one hour. Researching during the week, gathering articles, and then prepping on saturday. This guy did it 5 days a week for four hours a day! And brought his A game every single day.
What if we all attacked out day like that? With that same enthusiasm? And I know what you might be thinking... Well if i had his job, I would. And here's the thing, If you attacked your day like Kidd did you would have the job of your dreams. I've read Kidd's bio, he didn't start at the top, didn't have some lucky break. It was a long road, he could have given up at any moment. Sometimes we are so close to gold, but we drop the shovel just inches away. So I challenge you to attack everyday with enthusiasm, like it's your last. Because life is short, and as far as i know you only get one run. Here at least. You will be remembered for the effect you had on people, nothing else. Not what you accomplished, not how much money you had, but the effect you had on others. How are you affecting others around you?
"Keep looking up cause that's where it all is." - Kidd Kraddick
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