04-15-21- Traci’s Coaching Call- Clubhouse, self care, and new opportunities
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00:00:00] Hey lady. Hey Tracy.
How are, how is everybody? But I’m going to turn my video off cause I’m eating lunch and spare. So Jen, what are you eating? So this is broccoli, onions and mushrooms, and some steak. How did you cook the steak? [00:01:00] Um, I didn’t, um, I have been doing this food delivery thing because I’ve just been busy, but I think he probably grilled it based on what it looks like.
Yeah. Sounds very healthy, happier assistant, like in devil wears Prada, run out to Wolof something as a punishment to get the steak in 15 minutes. I’ll never forget that same. I just don’t live that life. That was my life. When I worked in hedge funds, it was insane. Oh, God, that is an insane business. Um, small but mighty group so far, this is exciting.
I kinda like it when we have this kind of just like small knit gets, it gets a lot of deep dive stuff going on. So, but we can’t start the call acknowledging how beautiful your hair looks due to. Okay. So everybody, I told Tracy, I made a life decision last week and my [00:02:00] life decision was to give up a portion of my pastry budget, which equals the national debt and apply that money to my hair budget because I can’t do my hair.
And if I have to do these videos, I have to look my best. So I had it done yesterday better for all parts of your life. Thank you. Thank you, Jen. I knew you would appreciate that
the announcement came too late for me to tell her about my new discovery of the Revlon blow dryer that has the brush and the heat all together in one thing and say, Oh, that’s right. He did it. On the floor next to my desk is any kind of a shade to make me look better. I’m at that edge. Okay, everybody.
Well, is that your, is, uh, is that, Oh gosh, please don’t let me have internet issues today. Um, is that [00:03:00] your win?
No, actually, there’s another win that I like a lot more. Cause I mean, this is a valid win without a doubt. Multiple wins. Multiple. Are we ready for the wins? Yes. I’m going to stop my video and go plug into my heart or ethernet. So you guys, I can hear you. I just won’t. You just won’t be able to see me. Okay.
So this has to do with. Trust your gut, trust your decision-making and allow your decisions to take off the way they organically need to. As you all may know, I want to get on this early morning show, striker and Klein. They booked me for an interview and then they never interviewed me. And I really think it’s, cause I kind of blew their cover that they were going to do a spoof interview and not a real interview because I promo the upcoming not yet recorded interview on Instagram.
Okay. Be that as it may I keep listening to the show cause I like the show. [00:04:00] And on the show, one of the four co-hosts Allie Johnson, uh, was doing what she, a little bit called add news. And the, um, subject that she was talking about was are you genetically predisposed predisposed to have lasting relationships?
Since I work in divorce, I parked up and, and th the little, the news piece went on to say that if you have certain chromosomes in a certain order, you, you are set up to have lasting relationships. Uh, and if you don’t, you have a tougher time. So I E I G her and I said, can you give me a link? I’m establishing an ongoing relationship.
We’re both on IgE together. And she sent me the link. Well, I looked up the woman. Who’s a social psychologist at the university of Arkansas. Pre-interviewed her. And at 1230 today, I’m doing the interview with her. It was so fascinating what this woman had to [00:05:00] say about our genetic makeup in these certain chromosomes, you can get tested for them to see if you are set up to have a long lasting relationship with certain aspects to it.
What I’m going to do when I intro this episode is thank Allie Johnson from striker and Klein and send the episode link to her. To continue the relationship and, and I will get interviewed on that show at some point. I know I will, but that’s about just keep going at it. Keep going. And we were talking about fear last week.
Just keep going at it’s think something is going. I didn’t know. This was going to turn out. This was a cool interview. So that’s my other one. I love it. By the way I put in the chat. I’d love to chat with her. Super curious about which genes and what things tell if the interview goes well and all things are good.
Ask her if she’s open to [00:06:00] other podcasts. Oh, I know she is. And I will connect both of you by email. She’s lovely. Lovely. I want to use her as a speaker for one of my networking against, with events with therapists and she’s open to that too, so. Okay. Cool. Love that. Um, so what a way to start out? I mean, tenacity, great content connections.
Super way to start the call. Judith. Who else has a win? Oh, Christine. Christine, I think you’re muted. Yeah. I don’t, it’s not like I don’t do this often with, um, zoom and other lessons and stuff. Um, so I haven’t published yet. Right. But I have my two episodes. And so I’m working on my title flat now, you know, the, the, the, sorry.
I have a friend and I don’t know why I was asking them actually for prayers because I started to [00:07:00] get, I don’t know if I told you guys I get like moving and then I get scared. I get moving and I never used to be like this. So a friend of mine tells me, Hey, you need to get with what’s her name. And because I think she’s a professional photographer.
So this was Monday. She took my still photos yesterday. They were amazing. I was feeling like crap, but she made me look great. And I was just like, it was just such a, it was just such a blessing to have like an idea, speak it to somebody say I’m really stressed out. Can you really, you know, talk to me and pray about pray for me and stuff.
And then. That’s what happened and I just couldn’t believe it, you know, that from not having, so anyway, I made a date and I’m setting things down on stone and, um, I wrote it down. And so now it has to happen that May 1st I’m going to publish. Okay. We’re putting it in that. We’re putting it in the chat, like to solidify it.
So May 1st, and what’s the name of your [00:08:00] podcast again?
M a M a school, M a M Hey school and that’s double and there’s a double on dirt. I don’t know how, what, where was my brain with that? I guess for some reason, I, I had, I heard something different. Okay. Mama school podcast. And then it’s like, it’s only because of mom it’s because, you know, we have mammary glands.
So I don’t know if anyone else is going to get that, but I liked it. Oh, okay. All right. Well, and you know, also too, um, you’re really close to mother’s day with this launch.
Well, that’s why we’re here. So what a great, what a great timing. Yeah. Oh my goodness. Okay. [00:09:00] That’s fantastic. Um, yeah, so I’m in front of, it’s so great to see you. I know you’ve been on otherwise couple of weeks, but you’ve had to be a meter or dropped in, so I’d love for you to catch us up and I’m gonna go back on, uh, I’m going to stop my video for just a second, but I’ll be back.
I can hear you. You just won’t be able to see me. Hi everyone. So, yeah, so I’m not sure, like what was the last thing that I’ve. Mentioned, but it’s definitely been super cool. I, you know, I’ve been working a lot on like looking at what other opportunities are there and, well, I think I did mention, so my goal is to teach meditation to 1 million children in five years.
And ever since I put that out in the universe, it’s like, Well, these doors are like opening up and people are like, yeah, let’s do this. So it’s been super cool. And, uh, one of my friends [00:10:00] sent me, um, a link for, uh, uh, uh, podcasters acceleration program. And it’s. In conjunction with PBS. So they’re looking for podcasts that are for kids.
And, um, when she sent me the email, it said deadline extended. So the deadline had already passed. So when she sent it, it was like, You know, the new notice saying, Hey, the deadline extended. And I immediately said, Oh my goodness, that is totally meant for me. Like it was, they were looking for me. So I submitted my stuff, my audio, everything.
And so April 30th, I will be receiving an email saying Yvonne, welcome to the program. So putting it out there, um, So I’m excited about that. Cause I think that’ll be super cool and, and it’s, um, you know, they include a stipend and you know, all this training and it’s like, wow, this is super cool. Um, you know, I, I probably [00:11:00] wouldn’t have found it on my own, but like just, you know, having so many people like looking out for me, you know, it’s like this support because I’m like, Okay.
I’m out there. Right. And before it was like this fear of like, I’m not sure if I’m ready to be visible, ripe, but then once I set that goal, I’m like, let’s just do this move full speed ahead. Right. And because of that visibility, and I said, all right, I’m, I’m owning it. I’m standing in my power. And it’s just like, like the support has been coming in.
So it’s been super cool. And, uh, working on another, there’s an old ma uh, those of you that are in the health and wellness space, there’s I fund women has, um, a grant, a $20,000 per $10,000 grant, something like that. So if you go to I fund women, um, there’s a grant for, um, for that. So I think that I’ll look for, and I’ll send a link and, um, some, a paying for that, that the deadline is April 24th, 20 something.
So there’s still time for [00:12:00] that. And so working on, you know, how am I going to collaborate, you know, with other people to help this school. And so. Have some new ideas who I’m going to partner up with and I’m, I created a mighty network, so that we’ll have a community for all the teachers that I’m teaching.
So the idea is to teach the teachers that are going to teach the children because I cannot teach a million children by myself. And so I figured, okay, I’m not gonna like my whole mindset right now is I don’t want to hustle. I want this to be effortless. Um, I’m over. The whole hustle, mentality, mentality. I think it’s done like.
It no longer fits into this new century. Right? It’s like, this is like old mentality where it’s like, you had to work, work, work, work, work, not sleep. And I’m only going to sleep until I’m dead and dah, dah, dah. I’m like, I’m over that. So now I’m making mandatory naps every day, power [00:13:00] naps every day. And it has been helping my creative flow.
Like it’s so crazy just to think, like taking that. I mean, I would meditate. Right. But. Like adding a nap has been like so beneficial. Like I highly recommend it’s like, I’m going to be posting about that. Did you take your nap today? Any minutes? Like that’s the, you know, the, the good block of time, right?
Like, don’t go over 20 minutes. Um, but 20 minutes is really good, so it’s definitely helping my creative flow. Um, Have new episodes that I’m going to be releasing. So I haven’t released anything. I think just like doing all these other things right. That I haven’t done much with my like releasing episodes from my podcast, but I have been sharing on my story.
So I’m still getting the visibility and then being on pod, on clubhouse as well. That’s definitely been helping to boost the listenership. Oh. And then also for those of you that are in clubhouse, they now [00:14:00] are going to be. Releasing the pay feature or like a donation feature. And so it’s slowly rolling out and I made the cut because they only had like a few at the beginning and then they rolled out like another 66,000 or something like that.
And I just checked my stuff and I asked my friend, Hey, can you tap on my profile? See if something shows up. Sure enough. You touch on my profile and you can send me a donation and I’m like, this is so cool. So I made the cut and it’s just like being consistent on there. Like I have three rooms that are consistent every week and, uh, and then I’m helping to moderate, you know, two other maybe once or twice on another room.
Um, so I think just that consistency. Awesome. Thank you, Tracy. That’s yeah, that’s the website and, um, but yeah, so it’s like another, you know, Stream of income, right. That I didn’t even realize that was possible. So like looking all of these other income [00:15:00] streams, right? Like what else can I do to help, you know, Bringing in income and connecting podcasts, everything that I’m doing.
Right. So, um, so yeah, so those of you that are in clubhouse start looking into that, like at least have like one room, you know, consistently like schedule a room once a week, you know, even for 30 minutes, just talk about whatever you want or maybe invite guests, you know, to have more of a live conversation.
Or like, if you have certain topics it’s been super cool. I need to get on clubhouse. Can somebody invite me? Yes, of course. I know I have invitations. Jen has invitation, so I need an invitation. I think I need to be there. I think I have your cell phone in here. So that means I should be able to send it to you.
You have an iPhone, right? I do. Yeah. Okay. Thank you. What is clubhouse? I’m going to super newbie that’s okay. So it’s an audio, audio only platform, essentially similar to a social media platform, if you will, but it’s [00:16:00] audio only. So you can, um, join rims and, uh, listen, you can be on, I’ll be on a virtual stage.
You can create rooms. I would say, um, collectively in this group of who’s logged in and on this call right now, I would say. That, um, Yvonne’s probably been doing it the most consistently. I don’t know, Jen, would you, I don’t want to not say that you’ve been doing, I don’t want to speak for anybody saying they’re not doing it consistently, but I think Yvonne has spoken the most consistently about her participation in it and really made some great connections that way.
Um, I have seen a couple articles recently, and this is the, this is just, um, Really recently actually. And I was actually gonna ask you guys who have been using clubhouse a lot, cause um, had a lot on my plate the last month or two, and I haven’t really been able to allocate the time to it, but, um, I’ve been hearing that it’s dropping off and that it was like all fast and furious [00:17:00] initially.
And then now it’s on a decline. So I just didn’t know on your personal experience, if you were having that, Jenna, see you, I see you nodding your head. Do you want to throw some insight on that? I’ve heard that too. I’m seeing it in as far as, um, new faces and new voices and people, you know, the size of rooms.
Um, but I think personally, I think people are realizing audio only is not as easy as they thought it was. Well, we know that already. Right. But I think like, I think part of it’s the novelty factor. I think people maybe got annoyed with how many alerts they were getting. So they turned off the alerts and now it’s not even on their radar to be going back to it.
And I think as far as people producing. Content or, you know, creating rooms or going on stages. I think they’re like, You know, it’s not so easy to highlight other [00:18:00] people who are great at communicating in an audio only format or people who know how to moderate a room and keep it interesting. And how often, like there is an art and a science to it.
And I think, um, especially when it comes to moderating rooms, there are some people who are stellar and some people who kind of suck and that makes a tremendous difference. So I think people are realizing it’s not quite as easy as they wanted it to be. And also I think like, um, when all the new clubs started for me, when people had access to make their new clubs, everybody’s like, I want my own club.
And so then, like the bigger rooms started, definitely getting a lot smaller. I did notice that. Um, so maybe that’s part of it and then it’s iPhone only right now, too. So it’s like, you definitely have a smaller audience, so it’s still in beta. So I think maybe eventually when it gets to everyone, then it’ll definitely.
Change. I don’t know. So I’m just going with the flow and just see what happens. Right. And I’m certainly not discouraging anyone from doing [00:19:00] it. I was just more curious, based on the articles that were coming out, if that was a true life experience that people were, um, experiencing. But if, you know, if you connect it with podcasting in general, there are, there are like, uh, I think, um, Right now it’s probably at 1.5, last numbers I saw were 1.3 and then I, then the same day I saw 2 million podcasts.
So, um, I really think the 1.3, 1.5 is as actually more accurate, but of those, there are so many that are not active podcasts, so they are podcasts that launched and then released two or three episodes, and then they didn’t release any more because they figured out it wasn’t either for them or more difficult than they thought or things like that.
Um, and so I think you’re right. You kind of have that same experience with any platform. Whether when Facebook started out Instagram, Twitter, all of those everybody went and grabbed their handles or grabbed their names. And, but then maybe didn’t actively engage. And so that that’s probably just. A headline clicker [00:20:00] because that’s pretty normal human behavior.
There’s some, that’s, it’s going to stick really well. And you’re going to have your true, like really engaged people on the platform. And then you’re going to have your outside circle. People who just jump on the bandwagon because they heard about clubhouse, but they don’t even really know what it is and somewhere in the middle.
Um, but I would like to say no matter what platform you’re using, whether it’s clubhouse or Instagram or. You know, choosing that way to dedicate your time and energy. Even if it’s a small engaged group, you’re still going to get responses. You’re still going to get connections. They’re still gonna get leads.
So like to your point, you’ve, I mean, you’ve been doing everything very consistently on that specific platform, and you’ve seen a return on your investment of times. I think, um, you jumping on clubhouse mean you love the audio platform, and if it’s a way for you to build more following and get more recognition.
Know, go for it. Definitely. Um, and I also saw, now this, I could [00:21:00] be like dating myself if this isn’t a brand new series, it just was, came on to something that popped up. But you know how they say, like, we, we recommend the show for you or whatever. So I saw that there’s a show called the. Split. That’s all about people getting divorced, like a TV show.
I don’t, it might be brand new. It might be a hundred years old, but as I saw that yesterday, I was going to send it to you last night, but yeah. Well, thank you, Tracy. Where did you see it? I think I may have too, but where did you say? Well, it was odd. It popped up on my Hulu account. So. Do you do, maybe just do a quick Google search of it.
I am positive that the name of it is the split and it’s, but what, what really made me think about you is because it’s, it’s kind of like one of those TV shows it’s, it’s the divorce attorneys. So I guess it’s like an ongoing share, but it has, it’s like about divorce attorney. So I thought it might be an interesting thing for you to check out.
Thank you. Absolutely. Yeah. [00:22:00] Um, okay. We’ve had some new people join in. Um, and thanks for the update, Yvonne. It’s always so awesome to hear everything that you are optimizing, all the opportunities that are coming into your flow. And, and before I go on, I also really want to highlight something that you said I do not want it to get lost on the wayside.
And that is about flow. Versus hustle. And I think that is really, I personally believe that’s one of the hardest lessons to learn, especially if we grew up with this ingrained work ethic that you just have to be driving, driving, driving, and sometimes that level of driving can actually interrupt your flow.
And if you are willing to take a step back from the pace. If, if you are that kind of type a turbo driver and kind of step back from that and really observe the flow experience, the flow connect the dots. I mean, sometimes we get so busy that connecting the dots of what the flow is, [00:23:00] giving us. We, we get lost on it, cause we’re just focused on maybe this like myopic singular thing.
And then we’re not even realizing all these gifts that are being put in our path to guide us because we’re. Driving towards this one thing. And like, um, to Christina, to your point, what a beautiful story is that you reached out and asked for help and, and just sat back and paid attention. And then you were able to, this photographer got put in your path and these awesome photographs and really helping you overcome a struggle that you had as a barrier to your launch.
So I just wanted to highlight what you said about you’re kind of done with the hustle and. I just think that, that I’ve never heard it kind of phrase that way. So I really liked that. And I’ve been, I talked last week about being kind of into this book that Arianna Huffington wrote and naps are a big thing for her.
She, she fell asleep on her desk and broke her cheekbone. And so she’s a huge advocate for the power nap. So thanks. And I [00:24:00] was going to say that I’m like, and actually I’m, I have an accountability group. It’s three of us, you know, and, um, And I was telling him, I’m like, yeah, I’m at, you know, I’m taking a nap every day.
And that’s part of my goal everyday. I’m taking a nap and I always put it in my goal is taking that. And then, um, and so my friend was joking. She’s like, actually, yeah, that’s a good idea. And it’s just like Ariana Huffington, you know, she’s a big advocate for it. I’m like, that’s right. I totally forgot. You know, she like all that stuff that she went through.
So it’s like, yeah, that’s right. I’m totally like following her lead. I’m not going to get to that point. Uh, and then change my lifestyle adjusting. There’s a new thing in wellness. That’s all about like the sign of wealth is sleep interesting. Explain the ability, quality of sleep and length of sleep. That exactly what you Vaughn is talking about.
It’s not about the hustle. It’s not about how much money you make. It’s about being able to relax and [00:25:00] enjoy and take time. Charlotte. I’m curious if you’re hearing some of this stuff too or talking about it. You’ve got to be, um, but like the idea of wealth is the ability to take care of yourself and prioritize, sleep, like kind of like.
You know, like, you know, orange is the new black, are you saying like sleep is the new wealth. Yeah. And like sleep is the new muscle. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Well, that’s a great philosophy. Um, and even if it’s not sleep, if it’s just rest, like I know, um, again, you know, this has been a constant struggle for me, my entire career of just getting so immersed in projects that they consume me.
And then I look around and I’m like, I haven’t even been outside in two days. I haven’t, you know, it’s just like, it’s, it’s really, um, Can wear me down and, um, I keep, you know, get presented with the same life lessons. And so, you know, I’m in the middle of another one, which is, I’ve just had this one [00:26:00] project than the last six months that has just been consuming me to the point that in the last month or so, I really started to notice where other areas of my life are slipping and it’s not even about.
Pretty sure podcasts are about pod habits, just this other client that I took on and the scope just kept doing this. And so I kept saying yes. And, um, and now I’m kind of just looking it’s about to launch on Monday and I’m like, okay, I need to, once this thing launches on Monday, which will be, which will be amazing, then I need to know what my wife looks like on Tuesday.
It’s just like, I will allow myself to do this for five more days or four more days. Technically. But then I have to put, I have to put a pen in this level of engagement and really kind of reprioritize my own focus because it’s very out of balance for me right now. So, um, I’m loving hearing these suggestions and these reminders, um, and [00:27:00] Charlotte that t-shirt, I’m loving.
Thank you. You know, it’s funny. I was, um, I have a client. Well, She’s also an epidemiologist. And, um, she always like during the pandemic last year, she, uh, part of her self care was she got obsessed with shopping and she kept looking for all the, these unique epidemiology t-shirts. So every time I meet with her, she’s got on a different epidemiology t-shirt and we had a meeting together.
We were live together earlier, so I was like, I’m going to wear one of my t-shirts. So I go and fix the, I bought this one as a. I think it was a fundraiser. Oh no, I have a handful. I don’t have as nearly the selection she has, but I’m usually kind of dressed up for our meetings. And I was like, I put on my epi t-shirt and it was that we were both in our t-shirts kind of, I don’t know why they’re usually black t-shirts too.
So we kind of looked like twins sitting there. That’s great. Do you have a, when you’d like to share some insight since you’ve got the mic right now, girl? Yeah. This was kind of an interesting week. [00:28:00] Um, I actually, I dipped out of my other leadership meeting because I wanted to jump in here so I could share,
um, I messaged Tracy. I was, it’s been on my to-do list for a long time to check into this and I just never got around to it. So when I first set up my podcasts, I use Libsyn and I don’t remember. Exactly. I just was, I did what I was told to do. And nobody thinks about your 100th plus episode when you’re starting, you’re just starting.
So there was something about how you create, I don’t know. Anyway, I got, I met a hundred in 91 episodes now. So for a long time, I’ve realized that after a hundred, they start dropping off in Apple podcasts. So a few times people have mentioned, well, how do I access your older episodes? Um, and I just send them to like my show notes page and I was like, go there or use one of the other apps.
Cause they all show, but it never an Apple podcast. I thought I just. Wanted to go figure out if I could change that so that [00:29:00] all of the old episodes will show because usually if someone finds a podcast, they really like you, they like to go back to the beginning. Right. And then they get stuck because they can’t see that.
And if they’re already at Apple podcasts, I don’t want to send them somewhere else, but I just never took the time to try to figure out how to change that setting. So finally did. And when I started fishing around, it was hard to find. So I emailed Tracy. I was like, do you have any idea how to change this?
And then she said, by the way, I just want to say I made every best effort, but I’ve, but that’s why I’m glad that Charlotte’s sharing this because she chumped my expertise. Well, I was like, I was, it was driving me nuts. Cause like, I know I’ve seen other shows that have like. Way more episodes that I have, and you can actually go back to the beginning.
So anyway, I think I am at a couple of plays. I went to Lipson and they came back with this detailed step by step answer of how to do it. It was really a simple fix. So then I like share that with Tracy, just in case any other weird geeky person. Right. It just helped with that strange question. But as soon as I did it, this was Friday.
[00:30:00] Um, I was traveling over the weekend, so I didn’t really pay any attention. I came back Sunday, uh, logged into, I mean, uh, Monday I logged into Lipson and I noticed that I tracked my own numbers. Like, you know, I don’t really compare to others. So I had my largest download date ever on Saturday. Nothing ever happens on Saturday on my podcast, but the largest number of.
And that was like the first day they had full access to and people were going back to those first episodes. I cringe at the thought of people actually doing that. But every day, since then I’ve been checking and people are going back to, there’s like a handful of people that go back and listen to all of those, like first through 50 or so episodes have got downloads since then.
So. I guess the whole thing I’ve gotten beyond that is, um, majority of the people who listen, use Apple podcasts of course, but, um, it’s worth having it available. Even if you cringe at the idea of people hearing your first episodes at this point. Um, I’m gonna say how this works [00:31:00] to pass these directions in the chat.
But I, you know what, I I’ve had this issue before. Let me maybe just save it and upload it as a file because sometimes you can cut and paste and put in the chat and sometimes you can, so, okay. Let me. This is one I, Charlotte, are you thinking about doing something to like celebrate episode 200? Yeah, I try to.
I’m not, well, sometimes I’m creative and sometimes I’m not so creative. So the, um, we keep doing like, try to do the milestones, but I have, um, my assistant that helps with all the production. I just gave her the task a little while ago. So we’re going to be coming up to 200 before you know it. So I have her thinking about something.
Too, you know, creative idea. The last time I kind of pushed it off to someone else, I came up with a fun, ask me anything episode that everybody seemed to like, and I don’t ever think that people care about personal stuff, but people want to know, like, you know, what’s your pet and what’s your daughter doing?
Cause every once in a blue moon, I mentioned something personal. So [00:32:00] I don’t know. I guess I’ll see what they come up with, but we should definitely do something like a reason to have a party. That’s a big number to hit. It is definitely. Congratulations on that. So let me see if I can get this ablated to the chat for you guys.
Um, let’s see.
Well, I don’t want to shoot. I wish Tori was on the call today, but she’s on another task. Um, it’s w I have to put it in Google drive. So hold on one sec. It’s impossible to just email it. Like next week or posted in the pod high Facebook group or something. Yeah. Yeah. But some of the UC podcasters don’t are, I mean, you’re all, you’re all welcome to the face, but I was just kind of trying to help you guys on this right now, but you know what, we’ll keep going along and I’ll be multitasking while we do it.
Um, So, yeah. So, uh, we haven’t heard from Cheryl or [00:33:00] Diana, would you, either of you guys like to share an update or a win or anything that is on your mind? Yeah. So I’ll, I’ll go. Um, can you hear me, um, first of all, you Yvonne, thank you for affirming naps. Um, because I always thought it was like an old, older lady thing that like.
I can’t imagine say no to like a hot bath and a nap. Like when you’re a kid and you say you got to take a bath and go to sleep. And as you get older, you’re like, wow, I get to do that. So, so, um, and Tracy just affirming, please take care of yourself. You know, really, you gotta put your oxygen mask on first because otherwise you have to give anybody else just, you know, not that you need my permission, but.
Just do it and you’re always so sweet for you. You’re always so sweet to reach out to me and send me those like caring reminders and I’d take them very seriously. Even though I have, it’s such a personal struggle for me, [00:34:00] which is why I launched a podcast called a journey to there exploring the ex, explain the intersection between personal and business growth, because it is for me, always a journey to there that it is never a complete journey.
Yeah, well, we’re all learning, right? So, um, my win is, and I thought of you, Tracy, because I just have to laugh. You know, you have too many domains and I don’t have that many, however, however, I’m finally launching with two other very dynamic women. And I have a question to follow up on that, but the voices in podcasting on clubhouse and I have an idea.
I have an idea to start a website with a landing point, and it’s not just for voice actors in podcasting anymore, so anyone will be welcomed and it’d be great if we all follow each other on, on clubhouse. So, um, we can get those annoying reminders when we’re, when we’re actually doing a, a room. Or club, but, um, I said, okay, voices in podcast.
And I got to secure [00:35:00] the domain and I went to secure it and I’m like, ah, someone has it. Dang. And then I went, logged into my GoDaddy account. And guess who bought the, the name already? And she didn’t realize she bought the name already. Wow. So, okay. So
that’s the best gift then when you get frustrated and you think someone else already got it, but then you realize you have it. That’s beautiful. Well, that’s not my wig. I mean, that’s my. Hello, that’s my, uh, just my moment. Um, but so the win is that we’re finally launching voices in podcasting, but I do have a question because I’m not on there enough to have garnered the permission to start my own club.
So I’m starting it under somebody else’s club that has, she has. Several thousand followers. I’m really trying to build this up as a possible website. Maybe even another podcast. I would really like that to be something [00:36:00] because it was my idea and it’s not an ego thing. It really is more future thinking of wanting to create a following.
If I do the podcast, if I do the website, blah, blah, blah, blah. Any suggestions of how to maybe, I mean, because we already, and the other thing is we have a launch date of the fifth or sixth at 10:00 AM on a Thursday. And I wasn’t even thinking I was like, 10:00 AM. What do I do on Thursdays? 10:00 AM. Oh, 10:00 AM is great.
And then I was like, what? So I’m going to see if I can get that time changed, but does anybody have any suggestions of what I need to do to be able to create my own club besides living on clubhouse? Thank you, Yvonne. You confirm if this is correct, but I believe you have to host a room by the same name at the same time, three weeks in a row.
Yeah. You have to be consistent. Um, not in the same as long as you have three consistent, [00:37:00] like once a week for three weeks. Um, and just schedule it out. Um, But you have, like, you can like, it’ll show up at the very bottom of your, uh, screen, like in your profile. If you scroll all the way down, it’ll show like a little plus sign.
So once that, once you’re active, it’ll let you actually create the clubs. So you don’t have to like go fill out a form anymore. But as long as I think if you just schedule out like three, four weeks so that we, you know, maybe that’ll help speed up your approval. You can try that,
but don’t do it at 10 o’clock on Thursday, Pacific time on Thursdays. We’ll miss you. Thank you. Yeah, I’m going to see I’m. I got to write them and see if we can change it. I mean, these, yeah. I just, I couldn’t believe I was on five hours of zoom yesterday, so I think it didn’t Dawn on me until this morning.
And I went. Pretty [00:38:00] many. So, um, but yeah, you’ll all be invited if you, and the other thing is there is a way to record on clubhouse. So if you want it to record your conversations or as a way to do it, I have a friend and VO that I’m trying to get that information from. And the other idea I had is, and I would love to get organic feedback on this is actually doing a podcast in clubhouse.
So having a guest doing the interview and having people in the audience that maybe can ask questions when the interview is over. So I’m just wanting to get some initial response on that. Be careful on that because I’ve heard a lot of feedback on like, Oh yeah, you can record. No, you can do that. There’s a lot of back and forth.
And even from like the high profile people on clubhouse, um, because clubhouse has their own rules about you cannot record. Um, I think they’re being lenient [00:39:00] with like, if it’s just the two people that give us just the speakers and you get permission, but when you start inviting all the audience, like how do you get.
Permission, you know, from all those people. So I would be really, really, really careful on good point audience in there because you don’t want it. You don’t want to get shutdown.
Okay. But not recording the, just your initial take on having a podcast live well, it’s really a conversation on clubhouse, but conducting it as you would your podcast. Yeah. Like I’ve heard a lot of people have been doing, like, just that conversation. Like you, like, if you were having, you know, your regular interview recording with your person.
Right. And it’s just the two of you or whatever, like just on the stage, everybody else’s on the audience. So no one else is speaking. Um, so that way you’ve already made your, your, your contract, right. With the person giving you permission that it’s okay to release all that stuff. Right. So then at least you’d be covered that way [00:40:00] because, um, Like when you start inviting other people from the audience to be part of your podcast, that’s where people are saying that can be really tricky.
And I mean, it’s all new. So you don’t want to be one of the ones that’s flagged. If you’re having audience participate in the recording. Do you know what I mean? Yeah, that’s, that’s the kind of thing that it’s still, because it’s such a new platform and there’s so many different variables happening and people are figuring it out as they go it’s best to not try to pioneer that and then, you know, get, um, I’ve been kicked out sort of a dramatic word, but you know, you could get your account flagged or something like that.
So it’s not really worth it when you could set that interview up. And, um, and then you could even one of you, you can record if you’re not using us, there’s a program. I, I don’t know if we’ve talked about this on here before, but I’ll put it in the chat. It’s [00:41:00] called speak pipe. Dot com there’s a free account and a paid account, and it works like an answering machine on your website.
So you could, in your social, you could say that, um, you’re reaching out for questions and that you’ll be answering them on your podcast. And the difference between doing that and just getting someone to DM you a question is that if you, if they’ll go to your website and actually. Lead the question, then you can export the audio as an MP3 and you can, um, if you edit your own podcast, you can, you know, add in that audio and then answer the question with audio.
So it really kind of simulates that dialogue. Um, And, uh, and it’s really effective in terms of being able to easily. So like, if you were to promote a guest in advance that they were coming then said that if you guys, you know, if you want to submit questions, go to the website and click on the speak, pop my speak pipe, microphone, [00:42:00] leave the question, and then you can answer it.
You know, or you can send the question to the guest in advance, they could answer it, and then you could impose production, put all that together. And then it sounds like, like they called in it’s a little bit more of a complicated process, but if you think about it, it lives evergreen in your podcast feed.
As opposed to just in that moment in clubhouse or getting, you know, and some of the other new platform, audio only platforms that are coming out, because with everything, you know, with, with clubhouse, you know, is going to have two or three competitors on the scene pretty soon. And they’re saying things like.
Th that they’re like the, um, I think the fireside with Mark Cuban’s platform is going to allow you to podcast live with the, in it there they’re going to, there’s all kinds of new things in the audio space that are evolving literally every minute, which is something. If you guys didn’t know. Um, we’ve talked.
In fact, we [00:43:00] even did a couple of calls that, uh, comparing Patrion to glow and Lipson, uh, just recently acquired glow, which is the, um, it is the paid membership behind the scenes platform where you can generate, uh, subscribers and, and I’ve had paid memberships. Do you use glow Jenn or did you, do you use Patrion?
I thought you used glow, right? Yeah. I use glow and she sent an email about it. So global also has another thing that they launched. That’s still staying sort of separate with them. And with Libsyn purchasing them, you don’t have to be on Libsyn to use glow, but it just adds some, um, integrations and things like that.
So I don’t have to change anything or change anything. It’s still, you know, exactly what it always was. But yeah. So that’s just another example of really like these big mergers that are happening in the space. We’ve, we’ve really been experiencing this a lot in the last three years. Um, but [00:44:00] these, they can, they’re continuing to, to really consolidate these platforms to become stronger.
And so the connection with Libsyn will lift up glow and they get stronger. And I, you know, this is only my personal opinion, but I’ve always been energetically more. I’m a fan of glow versus Patrion simply because glow was developed by podcasters for podcasters. And I’ve always just felt like that they really had a, you know, whereas Patrion added in podcasts into their already existing platforms.
So I just think that’s a great combination of Lipson and, and integrating those two pieces together. Cause you know, as you know. Produce your podcast. We’re an advocate for lips and weight. I choose not to be a paid affiliate because that’s just not my style. I really like to be able to recommend things without it being attached to an affiliate program.
So we’ve always been big advocates of Libsyn for the last five years. Um, but it’s really nice to kind of see these, everybody in the space lifting each [00:45:00] other up instead of gobbling each other up. But that makes sense because that’s a, that’s a really nice synergistic collaboration that. But now Lipson and glow has together.
And then they did headliner also, which is the alternative to wave if you’re creating audio grams. But on that side of things, um, as a company, we still use wave because we liked the benefits that wave offers for audio grams versus headliner. But it is nice if you’re a lips and, um, on the lips and platform that you can do the audio grams within headliner as part of your platform.
So, um, So we have about 10 minutes left. We’ve kind of we’ve, we’ve had a great call with lots of wellness tips and podcasting tips, but, um, I have something that I want to share with you guys. It’s really exciting. But before I do that, let me just make sure we don’t have any other outstanding questions, comments, or feedback before we.
One last one last comment I just thought of right now for Cheryl. Um, there’s some people that are [00:46:00] recording, you know, like the, the guests, you know, like their podcasts during the clubhouse thing and they don’t have, you know, they have like, you know, the people that they’re speaking with, then they say, okay, we’re going to stop recording.
And then they invite all the people to continue the conversation. Um, so maybe that’s another option if you didn’t want to have other people join in on the conversation and say, Hey, we’re going to be recording, listening. And then we’re, once we’re done, we’re going to invite people in. So, you know, join us or whatever.
Awesome. Well, so have the very specific details on this yet. So this is a call for you. Call out for you if you’re interested in participating and then we’re going to add you to the list. And then if you are interested in participating, we’re going to. Send you out the terms and the, um, and the more specific details.
But, um, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had several of one, primarily that produce your podcast client [00:47:00] who is producing a pretty large scale event for women entrepreneurs in June. And she would like to purchase some ads space. Um, that would be, uh, the be probably about a 15 second. You wouldn’t be alive read.
It would be her. It would be a prerecorded 15 seconds. Um, inviting people to attend her event. Um, she’s looking for women targeted podcasts, which I think we were pretty much cover. Um, she is, I have completely vetted her. She is a wonderful person. She owns a company called hatch beauty brands. Her name is Tracy Holland.
She is a very, very successful women entrepreneur in her own. Right. And she, we produced her podcast, which is called potential to powerhouse where she interviewed several really high profile women entrepreneurs in the space. So [00:48:00] I’m bringing this opportunity to, but I also want you to know I’ve completely vetted her where actually the, um, the per the, uh, executive producer of the lab event as well.
So she is interested in purchasing some ad space in some women targeted podcasts. So if you are interested in participating in Matt, um, I’m an email. Tori at, uh, produced, produce your podcast.com. And what I need is the name of your show. Let’s see, I’m going to put this in the chat too, but you can also write down.
So I need the name of the show. How many turtle episodes that you’ve released. What your total downloads are, and it doesn’t matter what they are. She’s not, I mean, she’s looking for quality, not quantity, so that’s always a nice bang. So, um, total number of downloads [00:49:00] and then your average downloads per episode.
So, uh, your name of your show, how many total episodes that you’ve released your total, total downloads for your entire podcast. And then if you take all of your episodes and take your abs your episodes, um, predominant, and just average that out just right. And so if you want to, um, send me that or email that tutorial, we’re going to add you to the spread sheet of the already existing producer podcast, client portfolio.
And then if you want to, uh, participate, that’s sort of my way of knowing you want to participate and then I’ll reach out. And, um, I, like, I thought I put it in the chat, but I actually sent it as the direct message instead. Sorry, hold on. Um, Sorry about that, Jim? No, it’s fine. I was like, it’s there? What?
Right. It was there for you, which means you sent me a message, but I did not [00:50:00] realize that was sent to me. And then, okay, wait, Tori’s emailed it and get it went to you as well. So hold on. Um, So there’ll be a revenue share and not exactly, like I said, I don’t have the details flushed out right now. I’m just doing a call out to see if you’re interested.
And then in addition to that, um, it’s kind of been hovering rep my goal, my personal goal for produce your podcast for 2021 was to expand out into some, uh, opportunities for monetization. And even though you guys aren’t. Full service clients with produce your podcast. If there’s ever an opportunity that comes my way, I always want to put it out to you as well.
Um, but, uh, so we are really, we’re getting a lot of interest from people who are wanting to place ads in, uh, in our podcast portfolios. So, um, if, if there’s a fit, we’ll definitely pass that on to you as an opportunity. And I will assume if you send me this information that you want to be considered for other opportunities, So, [00:51:00] yay.
I’m really, really pumped up to see where this goes. It’s, uh, it’s a, it’s a nice new kind of fun challenge. Not that I needed any new challenges right now, but I will on Tuesday. So that’s incredibly generous of you, Tracy. Really thank you so much for making this opportunity. Um, Available at allowing us to put our hat in the ring, so to speak.
So thank you very much. Oh, you’re very welcome. And, um, and I, and I really, really. I want this to be something that we can all do together and grow together with because you put so much passion and energy time and resources into your podcasts. And so I am more than happy to do it because I really want everyone to be successful and just enjoy our relationship that we’ve built in this community so much.
So, so yeah, that’s what I have for today. Did you have a question, Christina? Yeah, it’s such a basic question. I feel embarrassed. [00:52:00] No, no questions are silly. Are you kidding me? This is the, um, she podcast for the super squad group. I just joined like a week and a half ago, but I haven’t gotten any hits and I’m kind of on a time crunch because I really want my next pod.
I have my third guest already set up and I want to have a professional microphone because I don’t have one. So I’ve been using my laptop. And zoom and recording those and then putting it in audacity and cleaning it up, which I been learning a lot of stuff, which is great. But now I want to buy a microphone and I’m buying a microphone on a budget because this mama, you know, I’m an independent contractor, three ways.
I have three different jobs, but none of them are full time. Yeah. Um, well help me with my students because I teach Spanish and French online. So I, a good microphone will be good. Anyway. $79. Does that meet your budget?
[00:53:00] I’ll get it at the beginning in the chat, but I’m going to send you the actual link and you can buy it straight from Amazon. It’s what we source and ship to our clients would produce your podcasts. And it’s 70, $75. I think if that price still remains the same, which I think it does. You guys hold on. Do you guys wind up sending microphones to your, um, people you’re interviewing or you just let them use what they have now?
I have a separate company that is a full service podcast production company. So when we bring a new client on who hasn’t launched their podcast, yet we actually provide them with a list of equipment that we recommend, and then we source and ship it to them as a courtesy. So that’s, um, that’s what, that’s what.
This is, this is just, this is our, what, what we source and ship to our full service clients. So we’d probably send some of [00:54:00] our guests and microphone. Yeah, no kidding. Right. Um, let’s see.
Oh, sorry. I was to say one of my guests doesn’t have a microphone. Make sure they’re sitting in a room with carpet. Even if they don’t have like hard, you know, soft walls or whatever, but at least if they’re sitting on carpet, like I had one guest, even she had a microphone, um, and there are some microphones that I hate, but she bought a microphone that I just like, and I made her move to her living room and sit on the floor at her coffee table in order to not have like a crazy bad echo.
Good for you, Jen. Um, how do people react to that? Well, I do a test recording because I’m able to do that in my, you know, zoom. You can’t get the recording until after you close the meeting. Um, but I’m able to do a test recording and I’m like, you sound really [00:55:00] echo-y where are you sitting? Can you get on carpet?
How, you know, that’s a good idea and that, and that squad. Um, yeah, I use squad cast and I have a link for them if you want to try it. So send me a message. Let me know. I can send you my thing. Okay. That’s your affiliate? Cause I was going to just broadcasting the chat, but yeah, so here I’ll pull it. I’ll put it in Christina in my, um, in my pre-interview question, uh, email that I send out, I, I say how, in addition to confirming the time I say.
Uh, what I use and caster to record, and I give them directions. If, you know, obviously if they’re in a business where they understand sound, I don’t, well, I actually do reiterate that, but I just kind of put in being a quiet place, you know, same thing that Jen, it’s a nice way to put it in your, in your confirmation email.
That way when they’re confirming, they’ve read it and they understand, you know, [00:56:00] what they need to do in order to record. So. Hopefully that helps. Thank you guys. I appreciate it so much. I left the meeting bumped last week, Christina.
Um, Christine, I have a suggestion. So like when I started recording mine, I was just using my earbuds from my iPhone, but I went to my closet. Um, And it sounded fine. So, I mean, that’s another option. So like, if you’re not doing the video, just tell your guys, Hey, put on your earbuds and go to your closet and that’ll help with the sound as well.
That’s a great idea. Yeah. The AirPods definitely are like the wireless or they’re better than just using your computer. If your guest is trying to use their computers, um, speaker, if they even can just put some blades of headsets that cause the mic from the headset is closer to their mouth. I’ve heard that.
Thank you. And then I, I put in, because you Yvonne was saying that she loved the. [00:57:00] Audio technical mic that she also ordered the phone cover, which helps with the popping of the peas. And so I’ll say it’s like $3 and 50 cents. When you go to Amazon and clicking that link and you scroll down, it says people who bought this, I’ll say about this.
There’s the little foam cover that you can put over me. Thank you guys. Yeah, guys. Thank you. So don’t forget. Um, can someone remind us how to download the chat in case you want to save all these? There’s some really good links in here. So there’s a way for you guys to get them down, click the three dots and say, save chat.
Okay. Um, great. Three dots here. Chat like we’re above where you typed there’s three little dots. It’s should say save chat. So everybody, if you want to save the chat, go ahead and do it right now. So you have all these great links and all these great resources. I just don’t want them to, uh, To go by the wayside for you, but if [00:58:00] you need them and you don’t remember anything else, but Tory’s email address, which is T O R email@example.com, then email her and we’ll get you what you need, but I’m excited for you guys to participate in.
I have no idea what it’ll equal to a monetization, but we’re breaking the seal. And that think energetically that’s the most important thing is like, let’s break that seal and then we’ll just get more and more people. So a nap.
you guys have a great rest of your week. We’ll see you next week. Bye.