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  1. Jess & Elsie QA and Podhive Coaching Call
    10-21-21- Traci's Coaching Call - SPL wins and re-purposing content!
  2. 10/07/21- Traci's Coaching Call- Guest rapport, growth strategies, & setting boundaries
  3. 09/30/21- Traci’s Coaching Call- social media wins, mistakes happen, and group referrals
  4. 09/28/21- Elsie's QA- It’s the headphone episode!
  5. 09-16-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Member launches, tracking stats, and many wins!
  6. 09-14-21- Elise's QA- Artwork, downloads, and sponsorship
  7. 09-09-21- Traci's Coaching Call- talking tools of inspiration, and ways we do our best thinking
  8. 09-02-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Launches, Show Descriptions and International Podcast Day!
  9. 08-31-21- Elsie's QA- Big Elsie Thoughts on all the shoulds of podcasting.
  10. 08-26-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Tips to avoid podfade, rebranding, and launch
  11. 08-24-21- Jess' QA- Closet clean out, partnership and networks, and more fun parties planned for SPL
  12. 08-19-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Connection and community, terms of service, and Apple Podcasts
  13. 08-17-21- Elsie's QA- Content warnings, "my story" suggestions and more
  14. 08-12-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Finding your visibility and working your network.
  15. 08-10-21- Jess QA- Jessica summarizes her experience at Podcast Movement and live events in 2021.
  16. 08-04-21- Elsie QA! Elsie’s hacks
  17. 07-29-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Trademarks, growing your audience, and podcast planning
  18. 07-27-21- Jess QA- Launch checklists, social media trends, and live events
  19. 07-22-21- Traci’s Coaching Call- Finding support in your community and summer break!
  20. 07-20-21- Elsie's QA- A lot of talk about lifestyle, including ADHD, crippling anxiety and hormones
  21. 07-15-21- Traci's Coaching Call- SEO and URLs, time management and starting where you are.
  22. 07-13-21- Jess- talks social media and the group shares their excitement for SPL
  23. 07-08-21- Traci's Coaching Call- PR tips and pitching yourself, collaborations, and great SEO tips
  24. 07-06-21- Elsie QA- Elsie talks audacity and alternatives. Link to News Your Can Use from the FB LIVE!
  25. 07-01-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Self-care tips, maximizing LinkedIn, and terms and agreements
  26. 06-29-21- Jess' QA- Naming your podcast, workflows and SPL
  27. 06-24-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Celebrating wins, branding online
  28. 06-22-21- Elsie- Elsie talks faux pas, burn out, remote interviews, and Zoom fatigue
  29. 06-17-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Branding, support, making your podcast searchable, release dates
  30. 06-15-21- Jess- Release schedules, branding dilemmas, and taglines.
  31. 06-10-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Support and wins, rebranding and branding strategy
  32. 06-08-21- Elsie's QA- Is a listen the same as a download?, the benefit of third party podcast services, and finding the right people
  33. 06-03-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Taking a break between episodes
  34. 06-01-21- Jess- Membership sites, content calendar, and super-secret birthday surprizes.
  35. 05-27-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Members share their wins, talks about setting your podcast up for success and how to preserve your energy while launching.
  36. 05-25-21- Elsie's QA- Talks; bugs with the new Apple update, keeping it authentic, and website integrations
  37. 05-20-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Talks about editing and interviews
  38. 05-13-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Traci answers questions about the Spotify + Apple Podcasts subscriptions among other things
  39. 05-11-21- Elsie's QA- A question about Apple Podcasts artwork not showing up and a super deep into Elsie's own productivity journey
  40. 04-05-21- Jess' QA - Podcast sponsorships, audience engagement, podcast hosts and community input.
  41. 04-29-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Rapid fire information- prepare for 1.5hr call next week, marketing and challenges that podcasters face.
  42. 04-27-21- Elsie's QA- New Apple Podcasts and Spotify subscription announcements!
  43. 04-22-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Relationships with co-hosts, difficult conversations and member support
  44. 04-15-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Clubhouse, self care, and new opportunities
  45. 04-13-21 - Elsie - Content for premium podcasts and expectations around $$
  46. 04-08-21 - Traci's Coaching Call- Fears around perfectionism and podcasting to publishing
  47. 04-01-21 - Traci's Coaching Call- Email lists, social media marketing, and trying new things
  48. 3-31-21 - Elsie - Rebranding, posting to YouTube, and marketing to your subscribers
  49. 3-25-21 - Traci's Coaching Call- Workflows and marketing strategies
  50. 3-23-21- Jess – Design talk, rebranding, consulting and monetization
  51. 03-18-21- Traci’s Coaching Call- Workflow Tips
  52. 03-16-21- Elsie - A walkthrough of the upcoming iOS 14.5 Apple Podcasts changes & Why artwork is even more important now
  53. 03-11-21 - Traci's Coaching Call- All about sponsorships
  54. 03-09-21 - Jessica - How much data is too much?
  55. 03-04-21 - Traci's Coaching Call
  56. 03-02-21 - Elsie- Engagement, Early Release & Adult Content
  57. 02-23-21 - Jessica- Talking Engagement in your Niche
  58. 02-18-21 - Traci's Coaching call
  59. 02-16-21 - Elsie's QA testing out Run The World
  60. 02-11-21 - Traci's Coaching call
  61. 02-09-21- Jessica- Media Kits, Website Links
  62. 02-04-21 - Traci's Coaching call
  63. 02-02-21 - Elsie
  64. 1-26-21 - Jessica
  65. 01-21-21 - Traci's Coaching call
  66. 01-19-21 - Elsie
  67. 01-12-21- Jessica
  68. 01-07-21 - Traci's Coaching Call
  69. 12-22-20- Elsie QA- Planning for 2021
  70. 12-17-20 - Traci's Coaching Call
  71. 12-15-20 - Elsie
  72. 12-01-20 – Elsie
  73. 11-19-20- Traci Coaching Call
  74. 11-17-20 - Elsie
  75. 11-12-20- Traci Coaching Call
  76. 11-10-20 - Jessica
  77. 11-05-20- Traci's Coaching Call
  78. 11-03-20 - Elsie
  79. 10-27-20 - Jessica
  80. 10-17-20 - Elsie
  81. 10-12-20 - Jessica
  82. 10-06-20 - Elsie
  83. 09-29-20 - Jessica
  84. 09-22-20 - Elsie
  85. 09-14-20 - Jessica
  86. 09-08-20 - Elsie
  87. 09-01-20 - Jessica
  88. 08-01-20 - Elsie
  89. Special Jess & Elsie QA!
  90. 07-11-20 - Elsie
  91. 06-23-20 - Jessica
  92. 06-15-20 - Elsie
  93. 06-9-20 - Jessica
  94. 06-02-20 - Elsie
  95. 05-28-20 - Jessica
  96. 05-20-20 - Elsie
  97. 05-12-20 - Jessica
  98. 05-05-20 - Elsie
  99. 04-28-20 - Jessica
  100. 04-21-20 - Elsie
  101. 04-14-20 - Jessica
  102. 04-07-20 - Elsie
  103. 03-31-20 - Jessica
  104. 03-30-20 - Elsie
  105. 03-24-20 - Elsie
  106. 03-17-20 - Jessica
  107. 02-25-20 - Elsie
  108. 02-18-20 - Elsie
  109. 02-11-20 - (Take 1) - Jessica
  110. 02-11-20 - (Take 2) - Jessica
  111. 02-11-20 - Jessica
  112. 02-04-20 - Elsie
  113. 01-28-20 - Jessica
  114. 01-21-20 - Elsie
  115. 01-14-20 - Jessica
  116. 12-19-19 - Elsie
  117. 12-17-19 - Jessica
  118. 12-3-19 - Jessica
  119. 11-26-19 - Elsie
  120. 11-12-19 - Elsie
  121. 11-09-19 - Jessica
  122. 11-09-19 - Take 2 - Jessica
  123. 11-7-18 - Jessica
  124. 11-5-19 - Jessica
  125. 10-29-19 - Elsie
  126. 9-24-19 - Elsie
  127. 9-17-19 - Elsie
  128. 9-11-19 - Jessica
  129. 9-3-19 - Elsie
  130. 8-27-19 - Jessica
  131. 8-20-19 - Elsie
  132. 8-7-19 - Jessica
  133. 7-16-19 - Elsie
  134. 7-11-19 - Jessica
  135. 7-3-19 - Elsie
  136. 6-28-19 - Jessica
  137. 6-28-19 - Elsie
  138. 6-11-19 - Jessica
  139. 5-28-19 - Jessica
  140. 5-23-19 - Elsie
  141. 5-14-19 - Jessica
  142. 5-9-19 - Elsie - Podfund Discussion
  143. 5-7-19 - Elsie
  144. 4-30-19 - Jessica
  145. 4-16-19 - Jessica
  146. 3-19-19 - Jessica
  147. 2-19-19 - Jessica
  148. 2-5-19 - Jessica
  149. 9-27-18 - Jessica
  150. 9-20-18 - Jessica
Lesson 55 of 150

03-04-21 – Traci’s Coaching Call


Traci 0:35
Looks like we’re gonna have a full house today.

Unknown Speaker 0:41
I love it.

Unknown Speaker 0:45
Look at all these happy smiling faces.

Unknown Speaker 0:49

Unknown Speaker 0:54
Well, hello.

Unknown Speaker 0:58
Good morning, or

Unknown Speaker 1:02
good Hello in every time zone you’re in.

Unknown Speaker 1:08
Okay, um, well, I’m so excited to see all of the people that are joining us for our small group coaching call today, I actually haven’t seen it, I think it’s seeing a couple of new faces. So if there’s someone who is joining for the first time, or maybe you haven’t joined in a while, and if you want to do a shout out and introduce yourself, and tell us a little bit about you and your podcast or your podcast idea, or just your interest in podcasting, if you haven’t even gotten to your idea phase yet, that’s okay to say, Would anybody like me to do a real quick if you want my idea of having everybody changed their name and put the podcast? Oh, right. So Amy discovered this fun thing about zoom. And that you might want to do and I’m going to let her explain it to you because it was her idea. And so if you in the top right corner of your photo, there should be three little dots. And if you click on that, you have the chance to rename your name just for the purpose. So you and yeah, like Jen has salad. I don’t know, you obviously don’t always do that. So you could put the name of your podcast, just your name and the name of your podcast. And everybody could see, since we don’t always remember everybody’s podcast. And if we have new folks coming in, and then before you close out, you can delete it. And then it’s not there. But just a thought if you want to just share an ego, James.

Unknown Speaker 2:33
Where’s the three dots? I don’t see the top right corner at least on mine.

Unknown Speaker 2:39
corner, you have to move your mouse to your photo. Yes, just do your three dots will show up in your corner. I see. Thank you for clarifying that. Yeah, it’s a fun idea. Because that way, when we do have new people, and even though our group has grown so much over the last six months, especially that it’s always fun just to if you pop in and out or if you’re if you’re here regularly.

Unknown Speaker 3:07
I love this. And Amy, what a great idea is totally working.

Unknown Speaker 3:12
Yeah, there we go. So now that now everybody has least Yeah, that’s great.

Unknown Speaker 3:17
Okay, well, and so kind of circling back if there is somebody on the call or new face or haven’t been here in a while that would love to say hello and introduce yourself. We’ll give you a second to do that.

Unknown Speaker 3:33
I’m new. I’m Jen. I’m starting my second podcast. I started one last year called feed your body with love that’s growing. And this month Actually, this week, I just launched perfectly imperfect entrepreneur.

Unknown Speaker 3:47
People to launch their podcast messy and then grow. So I figured I might as well do an entrepreneur and self love podcast because why not have more than one.

Unknown Speaker 3:58
They can become addictive. So I think that’s very exciting. Well, welcome. So for this call, we welcome members from Latina podcasters members from pod have members from She Podcasts. And it’s a great collaborative group with lots of fun energy. And we always start our call, which is probably one of my main most favorite parts about the call and my week is we always start the call asking for

Unknown Speaker 4:28
for everyone to shit not everyone if you don’t feel comfortable, but if you do feel comfortable to share a win that you may have experienced in the last week or so, since we were together. So yeah, that took about 50 words when it could have taken five.

Unknown Speaker 4:48
But that was because I was trying to let everybody in at the same time I was trying to get that thought out. So who wants to share when and so I can stop talking

Unknown Speaker 5:04
I’m excited to be back. Hello, everybody.

Unknown Speaker 5:08

Unknown Speaker 5:10
Yeah, we just had a childcare thing in February and it messed with Messrs. So I was trying to start out if I could listen in that with a toddler going to sleep, it wasn’t working. So I am happy to be back here and move on. Now I want cookies. Thank you very much.

Unknown Speaker 5:30
Oh, when I know that I shared before the new year that myself in a partner who are doing our podcasts, and it was really feeling just kind of sticky, where we weren’t the same, like I would really be ready to go and she wouldn’t be just life. And in this last month, despite being here, we have actually gotten on the same page. So energetically a lot of momentum picking up in terms of solidifying our ideas. And really, I think both of us coming through our own processes around just doing this. And yeah, so just feeling positive, and it goes along well with the sunshine and the spring weather and Darn it.

Unknown Speaker 6:13
Exactly gonna be like what this last year was like, that’s, that’s what I’m going to say.

Unknown Speaker 6:19
I think that’s a great That in itself, that statement is a win for sure.

Unknown Speaker 6:24
Okay, who else? Jessica, how are you doing today? Good. I knew you’re gonna.

Unknown Speaker 6:30
I’m doing well. I’m all nice and makeup and everything. Because I’m speaking at pod fest later today. I’m talking about monetizing in unusual ways. So that was a way. And who better to talk about monetizing in unique ways, then, Jessica, would we all agree with that? I think we would.

Unknown Speaker 6:56
So yeah, so I’m really excited about that. I have actually Yeah, I do actually have a couple of really big wins.

Unknown Speaker 7:04
Last, I think I had told you guys last week, I was going to have a meeting on Friday with a winery that wasn’t one of the Latino wineries. And I did. And she was just like gushing over what I wanted to do in regards to really bring her up, you know, like, the the spotlight to Latino wineries based in the US. And she was like, I just need to confirm I’m one of the partners, but I can pretty much say we’re gonna sponsor the podcast. So I’m super excited. I’m in what and she’s like, and you need to raise your rates and I was like done.

Unknown Speaker 7:41
So I’m super excited about that. We’re just buried, they’re just figuring out like, how many episodes they want to sponsor. And then, you know, I’ve created this list of Latino vintners based in the United States. It’s like legit the most comprehensive list you will actually ever find and figure it like I’m I created an email and sent to all of the vintners ask him for a couple of sentences and then also letting them know we do these virtual wine tastings. I am now asked I have virtual wine tastings scheduled every month through June and we’re working on a couple other ones to figure out what dates though we already have met March, April, May June already already have four different vintners already signed up for those months, which is nice for me because now I don’t have to like the end of one month beginning in the next scramble to figure out who Grambling that yeah who’s going to be that person so I’m which is actually really lends itself well to the wine club that I want to do because they don’t have to do anything really they’re they’re the vintners are sending the wine and then participating in wine tasting I basically everything comes through me. So the fact that it comes to me they’re like, yes, oh my gosh, that’s awesome. We don’t really have to take charge of that. So

Unknown Speaker 9:03
I’m super excited like just you know, it’s I’ve been setting up the dominoes, and now they’re starting to follow him by one is of how I needed to go so super excited. I am at 430 is what dynamic 430 is what time mine is on and it’s the it’s like a mini con for the Latina podcasters and I’m like super I’m like I said I’m just super excited. These wineries they are actually super happy because they know that there’s not a comprehensive list. And they have all been super excited and more than happy everyone is like when you cut say heaven yours is one of like the really larger well known wineries. That is Latino owned, and I talked to her yesterday. And she was like, I have so many places to stay in Napa. Now every place is like when you

Unknown Speaker 10:00
Come, we want you to stay with us, we want to take you all these places. And I’m like, I’m gonna have to go, like every quarter I’m gonna have to make, you know, make that happen. So that sounds so sad. That doesn’t sound like a win at all that that just sounds horrible. And there’s one in New York that I talked to you this morning. And I was saying how, you know, I have been in New York in a while, and she’s like, they’re off Long Island. And she was like, when you travel to New York, you need to tell me, you’re welcome to come here, I want to give you the roll out the red carpet for you. And, um, it’s just so amazing. It’s really, it’s just really cool. I’m not gonna lie, it’s really cool to have these winners, like, first of all, I want to support them. But second of all, it’s it’s awesome. But it’s also kind of sad that nobody has done this before. That they want to do all these things like I believe me, I love it. I think it’s amazing that I’m getting to create these relationships, because ultimately, that’s what it’s about is creating these relationships and, and putting a spotlight on that. But it’s also kind of like, really, nobody has done this before. Nobody’s ever taken the time to do this. So it’s just a I’ve found so much purpose.

Unknown Speaker 11:18
Like through the podcast through these wineries, I didn’t realize how that was going to happen. And it really has become a true passion and purpose. And yes, I will promote the wines outside of the podcast.

Unknown Speaker 11:33
What I decided to do as well is now interview these wineries. So because not everybody can participate in the virtual wine tastings where they share their stories. So I’ve decided, like I’m now the month that we have their wine tasting, and they’re going to be like the featured winery. So every month I will have a podcast that is wine focused. So talking about wine, wine and cheese made, it really starts bringing that together. Right. Well, congratulations. That’s amazing. And I just want to piggyback on that with the with the overall point, which when you were saying that you can’t believe no one has done that before. And that’s giving you so much purpose, I think for all of us who are podcasting, that putting our voice out there and making a difference. And having that ripple effect is probably not

Unknown Speaker 12:26
probably the best residual effect, if you will, that’s not really a very warm way to say it. I mean, I think it’s just like such a great

Unknown Speaker 12:36
outcome of just stepping up in being vulnerable and willing to say yes to your idea, and then willing to put your idea out there. And then never really knowing, especially with podcasting, if you’re doing audio, never really knowing who who’s out there, like who who’s hearing me who’s hearing what I have to say. And especially when you’re very first starting out, you may feel like that’s nobody, or only one or two people, but you’re making a difference. And that’s what matters. And seeing the momentum from where you started to where you are now and the amount of you know, really supporting these Latino owned wineries and connecting with building this community and creating this really fun lifestyle podcast that you have that just keeps growing and growing. That’s such a testament to if you’re even in that place where you’re considering, well, what do I have to say? or Why does my voice matter? Then it does and it can and it will and we always say with producer podcast that podcasts can change the conversation and that you everybody on this call is changing the conversation in some way about their topic, their business, their genre, their message, and you’re just a walk in the walk and talking to talk and we love it. So how about some more wins? Can I ask Do you mind if I ask Jessica question? Oh, no, not at all. Go ahead, Sikka. First Wyatt. Congratulations. And I sincerely apologize. I have not listened to the podcast. They also don’t drink alcohol at all that I’m interested in you. And the way you’re achieving success. So my question to you, which will be obvious. What is your content like week to week? You don’t you don’t have you don’t have the exact same thing happening every week. Right? You don’t have a wine tasting every week, right? No, no. So I have. So it’s kind of a multitude of things. As far as the podcast itself is concerned. The only thread because there’s a lot of people who don’t necessarily drink so I respect people’s boundaries. I always let them know ahead of time. They’re more than welcome to participate in the consumption of the wine or not for the festivity of the program. Right. And some people do and some people don’t. I always do.

Unknown Speaker 15:00
Because it is you know, the wine and cheese, my podcast. But the thread that really is is what connects everybody is they all come from the VIP OC community. So black indigenous people of color is very specific in regards to who I interview and the wine tastings itself. No, they’re not every week that I hold them the last Wednesday of every month. And I did with the people that had participated. I asked them what would be the best. And actually even the winemakers that I’ve been talking to, they all really like that midweek because weekends are very busy at the winery, like now they’ve gotten busier at the wineries. People like to spend time with their families or their friends on the weekends and putting something kind of in the middle of that where they’re a backward, it brings them to home in front of a computer on the weekend. I think people like that have that midweek break. So that’s how I create that. But the content itself on the podcast, it changes the podcast that dropped yesterday, Yvonne, it’s cookie time is her thing right on the vine, you know that you see, she’s my guest, and we had so much laughter and so much fun. Because

Unknown Speaker 16:15
there can be a lot of really heavy issues that we talked about the previous week, I talked to a guy who has struggled, you know, with his parents being addicts, and his mom being homeless, and him finding purpose through becoming a barber and going out to homeless communities to to cut their hair and groom them. And so they have a place and he’s so it, the content itself can completely vary. But to me is also important because there was so many like Latino focused, podcasts, black focused podcasts, Asian focused podcasts, that there was very few that brought all of our communities together, which I think is super important because collectively, our voices are stronger together than they are apart. And it’s so important that we all have our own stories. And it to me, it was really important that we were able to listen and learn from one another. So that’s why I created it to not only be Latin that like Latino focus, but bipoc focused. So I am seriously happy. I asked you that question. I had no clue that because all we talked about was drinking wine. Yeah, whenever you were talking. And that’s just so much not what this whole thing is about. Yeah, the wine is the conduit. Right? It helps. Sometimes, yeah, we’ll loosen up and feel a little bit more comfortable. Sometimes it’s but that’s really where it started was that purpose. And now I found like that still mean that still become the thing in regards to the Chiefs may part of it, if people Cheeseman on themselves, which is gossip in Spanish, we don’t know. Also, this additional purpose with with the winery. Thank you. Thank you. It sounds phenomenal. I will now look forward to listening. Thank you. Thank you for asking that question. I appreciate that. Definitely, who would like to share next?

Unknown Speaker 18:21
Alright, you know, I’m not above calling on somebody.

Unknown Speaker 18:26
Jen, I’m like, What should I say? I should come up with something.

Unknown Speaker 18:32
No pressure, right? Um, no. So let’s see. Um,

Unknown Speaker 18:39
I so we passed 45,000 downloads, which was an exciting little milestone,

Unknown Speaker 18:46
graduation. So and it’s, you know, it’s continuing to grow, I’m getting some visibility opportunities elsewhere, that sort of feeding back into the podcast, which is nice. Um, you know that yesterday’s episode was not a guest. But I had a jump of like, over 100 unique listeners this week.

Unknown Speaker 19:10
You know, since yesterday’s episode came out, so that’s exciting.

Unknown Speaker 19:14
And interesting, too, like, I know, we spoke a couple weeks ago about creating like a one sheet for potential sponsors.

Unknown Speaker 19:21
So I put that together. Meanwhile, I just realized I haven’t sent it to the guy who asked for it. But

Unknown Speaker 19:28
so you’re saying your win will be that you’ll send it after a call. So I’ll send that out. But he had already connected me to someone else who owns a nut free bakery in the city. So I get on a call with this guy last week. And it was one of those of like, the victory is like trusting my gut, knowing who the right partners are, because it was like this conversation. I was like, This is not the right sponsor or partner or you know, like that was sort of my gut. So then I just sorted

Unknown Speaker 20:00
Want to feel it out? So I was like, have you thought about, you know, alternative marketing efforts? You know, have you, you know, with podcasting or things like that, I think that’s why Matt connected us. And he’s like, Oh, yeah, I’ve done a ton of podcasts. You know, like, I’ve been interviewed on a bunch of shows, I was like, Oh, awesome. Which ones? Oh, I don’t know. So many I can’t remember.

Unknown Speaker 20:25
So, first of all, like, I already knew it wasn’t a fit. And then his answer to that question. I was like, Okay, yeah, my gut was right, like, thanks. You know, and so it was like, we ended the conversation, maybe 15 minutes after it started. But it was one of those of like,

Unknown Speaker 20:41
knowing who the right partners are knowing when it’s not it, I think is a victory also. Oh, it is a huge victory to be able to have so one of the one of the phrases that I like to use a lot in my own evaluation of things and conversations with other people is that if when your head and your heart and your gut all line up, then then move forward. Like, that’s your Yes, right? Or a more simplified version of that is if it feels like a hell yes, then it’s a yes. And if it doesn’t, then it’s a no. But we don’t always our head can talk us out of anything. Our heart can’t talk us out of anything. But often they’re in big conflict. So that’s where that gut part comes in. And whether it’s with a sponsor, that’s right for your message, whether it’s a guest that’s a fit for your show, whether it’s a boyfriend or girlfriend,

Unknown Speaker 21:46
you know, or fit for a job or not. I mean, there’s so many things that that we have to evaluate and make choices on a daily basis. But being able to confidently trust your gut on what’s a fit for you, is probably one of the biggest wins I think you can get as a human being. So I’m really glad that you shared that. It was funny, because it was one of those were like in my head. I was thinking sponsorship. And then he made the comment about being a guest. And I was like, oh, maybe he wants to be a guest. So I’m like, cool. What shows have you been on like, and then, you know, so many he can’t remember right? And meanwhile, like PS that does not make you an appealing guest. Someone wants to be promoted. Like somebody wants you to drive traffic to their show. Like,

Unknown Speaker 22:33
a that doesn’t make you an appealing guest and be I’m now 99% sure, you’re just saying yes. Because you’re embarrassed to say no.

Unknown Speaker 22:41
Like, whatever, anyway, but I do think sometimes we can box ourselves into corners, when we’re putting time and energy and resources into a podcast. And maybe our numbers aren’t ramping up as quickly as we would like them to be. And someone pops in with an opportunity or something that doesn’t feel quite right. But you think maybe it’s worth putting this square peg in this round hole, if I if there’s something in it. But at what I found at the end of the day is that those square pegs and round holes will never fit no matter what. And that you you have to just hold the faith that if this isn’t the right opportunity that the real right opportunity will come. And if you sometimes take the wrong opportunity, it can keep you tied up or with resources and energy and time. that keep you from the right opportunity. So good job on that. So great.

Unknown Speaker 23:37

Unknown Speaker 23:40
Any more wins?

Unknown Speaker 23:43
Hi, Yvonne. Welcome. Hi, everyone. Um, yeah, the The interview was Jessica that was I was laughing pretty much the whole time. So if you need a good laugh, definitely listen to it.

Unknown Speaker 23:58
Um, it was just so fun. And then that’s just like the conversations that we usually have. So it’s like that awesome, like chemistry, right? where you’re like, Oh my god, you know, but anyway, um, so yesterday, my friend brought me on as a guest. She’s leading a youth group where they’re learning about podcasting and storytelling and so she wanted to bring me on and share you know, how I use storytelling as a podcaster. So that was super cool. I’m like, What am I gonna say? Like, I wasn’t even sure like how but words just flowed and they just wanted tips and

Unknown Speaker 24:34
you know, just kind of like what I’ve done and you know, my experience and and so yeah, I just shared I one of my friends. I don’t know if it was here, maybe another friend that said, you know, have the person that you’re collaborating with or interviewing have them record their audio on there and as well just as a backup audio, and then everybody at the same time clap so that way you can align the audios and they were like, wow, that’s such a great idea because

Unknown Speaker 25:00
I mean, they’re all in, you know, they were all on zoom, and they’re trying to do everything in partners. And so I figured, well, just in case maybe this tip, you know, might help you. So they were so cute. I mean, they were maybe like 10 teams. So all really quiet. Most of them were just like showing their keyboard. They weren’t showing their face.

Unknown Speaker 25:19
Um, they were really shy.

Unknown Speaker 25:22
But it was okay, so what really cute, and they did ask questions, because I let them just do like a little bit of breath work and like how to use meditation to like really quick. And yeah, I mean, they totally participated. It was really cool. And they were asking questions about it, like, you know, how can they use it and why? And I’m like, okay, that’s awesome. So it was cool to be able to connect on the podcasting side. And then on the mindfulness, mindfulness side. So that was, my most favorite thing about that, when is that children using podcasting to get their voices out there like that is, I’m a huge advocate for podcasting in for youth and by youth. And so that makes me so happy to hear that they’re actually groups being formulated and happening where kids are getting educated about podcasting, because that’s, you know, learning to share your voice to your immediate circle is hard enough at that age, but then having that confidence to then share your voice to an unknown circle is pretty powerful, so that you’re proud of them. You know, like, your voice is gonna be heard all over the world. People want to hear your story. So speak from your heart. And they were just, they were just so cute. It’s she has a nonprofit, and that’s how she’s doing it. Well, if you I would love to be connected to that nonprofit. So if you if there’s anything that I could do to help support them in any way, like I would love to be involved, so you want to connect that. Definitely, I will go with her. I would love that even if they want if we want to do something fun, like produce something for them through produce your podcast or something like anything. Like I would love to be a part of that. So just let me know how I can help.

Unknown Speaker 27:15
Thank you. Yeah. Okay, so any more wins? Oh, hello. I’m gonna share really quickly, I actually have to hop off early. Thanks for sharing before you hop off. Yeah, so I started writing in the thing. And I was like, let me just raise my hand really quick. First off, I wanted to thank Jen, she. And I had a call not too long ago, and she just gave me some really good information. I just joined the super squad. And I’m going to go to the I don’t know if I’m going to do in person or online. But at the event in October.

Unknown Speaker 27:47
Y’all know I’m talking about? Yes.

Unknown Speaker 27:50
And so and then Jen is going to come on next month, and she’s been flexible. Since in Texas, we had a winter storm that nobody knew how to deal with.

Unknown Speaker 27:58
But we’re good. So those are winds. And then we I was making our like, like our schedule because we’re getting to the point. Well, we just decided today we’re like, okay, we turned professional next week, because every time we like get something lined up something changes, like

Unknown Speaker 28:15
turn professional next week.

Unknown Speaker 28:18
We’re professional. For now it’s getting out late. But we’ve gotten to a point where we’re setting our

Unknown Speaker 28:25
our release schedule every Tuesday or Wednesday, and we have something ready, not ready to go. But we were booked out until like mid May. And so that’s exciting to have, like that many people that are interested in that much to be doing and, you know, so? Yeah, plugging along, I just got an email yesterday, we have 2000 downloads so far. And so hoping to obviously we want more, but that is a good place to start. I think it’s a great place to start. I mean, we’ve been doing it for

Unknown Speaker 28:54
eight, six months.

Unknown Speaker 28:57
Okay, now, but still No, I mean, that’s amazing. And we and I always use this barometer, it’s like when was the last time you had an opportunity to step out and in front of 2000 people and and share your story or, or your expertise or anything that you know, that’s picture that that’s practically a small group that small theater really well and just before i go i Jen when we were talking

Unknown Speaker 29:23
she said it’s a slow burn and I was like, Oh, I like I liked the way it was like because I have to remember like the things come in time and with diligence and work and I know that but sometimes you just want something like right now. So I feel like having a place to kind of help feel like I’m floating but also help keep me grounded in the process is really helpful. Great. Well, thank you so much for making a point to share before you had to jump jump off. And and thanks for showing up because that’s always when you guys take care. We’ll see you soon. Okay.

Unknown Speaker 29:58
All right.

Unknown Speaker 30:00
I don’t have as necessarily a win. But I wanted to share with this group because I’ve been spending the past six months listening to all of you. And you have inspired me because I have a podcast idea. Because I’m thinking,

Unknown Speaker 30:12

Unknown Speaker 30:16
put it out there because I’ve only told a handful of friends and they all think I’m like crazy, but, but now they’ve been listening to all of you for so long. I’m like, Okay, I got it. I gotta do this. I know, the only way that I was really inspired last week, who was it that was saying that they? She took it like she finally got to go and I can’t remember Oh, the T. You’re not dead or dead did share that. Right? It’s not dead yet. Two years.

Unknown Speaker 30:44
So anyway, my I wanted to share my idea and to see if anybody had any first blush thoughts or quick piece of advice or suggestion. So is anybody in the group left handed?

Unknown Speaker 30:55
Nobody? Oh, there’s one Sandy. So I’m a lefty. And I, I just my idea for my podcast is life from lefties.

Unknown Speaker 31:04
And it’s advice stories

Unknown Speaker 31:08
about being a left handed person, because it’s this really defining thing a lefty a lot of ways. And I’ve been researching. I’ve got a bunch of questions. I mean, literally five out of the last eight presidents were lefties. I just pulled out my list like Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, were all lefties, which I thought things kind of interesting, right? I mean, Lady Gaga, even Queen Elizabeth, Prince, Charles, Prince, William and Prince George, are all of these. So

Unknown Speaker 31:38
fun. So you know, obviously, I’m not going to be able to interview Lady Gaga, probably. But yeah. Yeah.

Unknown Speaker 31:48
idea started out as a book. But now I think I’m going to convert it to a podcast. Or maybe there’s a way to do both but one of my biggest queries, so what I’d really like to do is to somehow reach out to, you know, celebrity so that I can as many as I can. I think with my media background, I’ve got some friends that maybe can help at least get me in touch and get me started.

Unknown Speaker 32:12
Just little snippets about being a lefty growing up lefty, when it’s meant to them, did they get you know, a lot of parents force left handed people to be righties? And maybe some of the dynamics of the psychology the mental mental state of mind if you’re lefty, I don’t know. So that’s, that’s the first thought I literally have GoDaddy pulled up and I have life from lefties. And I have an Li, Li, f t y and then applies the left. He does like, you know, I’m not going to do it until I talked to this group. So anybody have any thoughts or suggestions, then I can tell? Like, first of all, I have your whole like, intro episode written in my head.

Unknown Speaker 32:53
Because, first of all, I’m not even a lefty. But I’m like, I my brain just starts going. But it’s like, remember being in kindergarten and there were never scissors to use? Yeah, all the scissors in the classroom? Were for the right handed kids. Right? Right. And then you sit down at a restaurant and you have like, you’re the difficult person who has to sit in the one spot why other people get annoyed that you’re always like, elbowing them. Yeah. Um, and then

Unknown Speaker 33:21
whatever you do with the website, you know, whether lefty and maybe think about

Unknown Speaker 33:30
reframing the title so that you don’t have the question mark of how to spell lefty. Because if you have the question, every listener is going to have the question, right? Maybe it’s lefty life. And it’s, then it’s lefty, why life so that you don’t have to figure out is it like, lefties, y s or IE s or you know, in the plural out that makes Yeah, or whatever? So that because if you have the question, every listener is going to have the question. Okay. And by all the URLs, yeah.

Unknown Speaker 34:06
Well, I probably write and spell it wrong. And by all the URLs and then it doesn’t matter. But in a podcast app, they have to spell it right. Okay, well, you can actually spell lefty lefty AI and it’s your own unique spelling.

Unknown Speaker 34:22
Yeah, an idea. That is an idea, but then I’d still have to

Unknown Speaker 34:27
fight it. Yeah. And then they also you have to take into consideration that you want to distinguish yourself from left, like left wing left politics left anything left in the political arena because it has nothing to do with that.

Unknown Speaker 34:45
But life as a lefty

Unknown Speaker 34:49
that says exactly like what it is like as a lefty. And,

Unknown Speaker 34:55
but do I mean like your point about political should be life.

Unknown Speaker 35:00
left hander,

Unknown Speaker 35:02
left handed life should I use the word left hand? Sort of to your political point? Because I wouldn’t want that to be something to think about.

Unknown Speaker 35:13
Well, you could be you could be life as a lefty, a podcast for left handers. Oh, okay.

Unknown Speaker 35:20
Okay. Yeah, for whatever reason left the life makes me think politics but life as a lefty makes me think left handed. No idea why. Wait, what was the one that made you think political lefty life?

Unknown Speaker 35:33
Okay. Yeah, but because the phrase is I’m a lefty. Yeah, so a lefty is what people, the phrase people use when they’re referring to being left. So life as a lefty, and then it takes out the plural to okay. Yeah, that’s a good, those are good. That’s a good thought. Because the whole political piece did come up in my mind to have been worried about that.

Unknown Speaker 35:57
Have fun.

Unknown Speaker 36:00
If you need a good production company, I can help you with that.

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Unknown Speaker 36:07
For those of you who don’t know, Amy, she actually works with produce your podcasts. So that’s why I would never, ever say that in solicitation way because that’s not what this call is for. But as I said, is in a embracing loving way because Amy actually does work with us. So she is aware

Unknown Speaker 36:27
that I started to put my new idea in there, but then I thought I’m gonna wait. So now I’m going to do it for now I’m going to say life, you’re going to claim it. You’re going to claim it that’s when fighting in front of us. That’s what I sort of decided this morning I texted Tracy said, Okay, I’m gonna put this out there because I knew I had to do that in order to get it going. It made

Unknown Speaker 36:48
a lot of results, but we’ll see. So okay, thank you. I just want to get your thoughts or your blessing or you’re awesome, do it. Everybody give me a round of applause.

Unknown Speaker 37:00
Amy Do not talk yourself out of asking presidents Lady Gaga, who don’t talk yourself out of that. Don’t do it. The worst they could say is no, I did. I won’t and I and as I said I worked in radio like Tracy did for a long time. So I have some local DJ friends still that I keep in touch with and I think they’re gonna be my next first step two, how do I get in touch with the lady goddess and Paul McCartney. I mean, you would not believe how many people are lucky that you just sort of been cool. That was a really fun exercise. So I will not that is one thing I won’t be afraid of. But thank you, Sandy for that piece of advice. I appreciate it.

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