Overcoming Your Fears in Politics CW 72- transcript

overcoming your fears in politicsJohn Tsarpalas: I was just thinking back to the first political event I ever went to. I was nervous. I didn’t know anybody there. I didn’t have any friends in politics. I just knew I was interested and had a burning desire to change the world and I wanted to find out more.

So I remember calling up and then they invited me to something. And I went. I was nervous. And just about everything that I have done in politics (in a campaign, in organizations), just before I did it, I was nervous. So let’s talk about that today because this is big. There is tremendous fear related to politics.

This is Commonwealthy #72, Overcoming Your Fears in Politics. Continue reading

Start a Political Organization CW 71- transcript

How to Start a Political OrganizationJohn Tsarpalas: In our last podcast, Commonweatlhy #70, What Do You Learn When You Lose an Election, I mentioned that one of the things I learned was we needed infrastructure. Not the campaign, but the GOP. Something local. Something that we could count on that was going to be there that could support candidates and voter ID and Get Out the Vote.

So after losing my first two campaigns, I went over to my local GOP organization. Luckily, they let me build that organization up. And when Tina and I started building that local organization and using that as a foundation for campaigns that we were involved in, that’s when we started winning elections.

So today I am going to talk about that very thought. Build a Political Organization, Commonwealthy #71. Continue reading

What Do You Learn When You Lose Your Election with Kristina Keats CW 70- transcript

what do you learn when you lose your electionJohn Tsarpalas: If you lost an election, you might be feeling bad, but don’t. Let’s stop to think about everything you learned and how you are going to do better next time and where this can lead. This is Commonwealthy #70, What Do You Learn When You Lose an Election. Continue reading