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  1. Jess & Elsie QA and Podhive Coaching Call
    10/07/21- Traci's Coaching Call- Guest rapport, growth strategies, & setting boundaries
  2. 09/30/21- Traci’s Coaching Call- social media wins, mistakes happen, and group referrals
  3. 09/28/21- Elsie's QA- It’s the headphone episode!
  4. 09-16-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Member launches, tracking stats, and many wins!
  5. 09-14-21- Elise's QA- Artwork, downloads, and sponsorship
  6. 09-09-21- Traci's Coaching Call- talking tools of inspiration, and ways we do our best thinking
  7. 09-02-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Launches, Show Descriptions and International Podcast Day!
  8. 08-31-21- Elsie's QA- Big Elsie Thoughts on all the shoulds of podcasting.
  9. 08-26-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Tips to avoid podfade, rebranding, and launch
  10. 08-24-21- Jess' QA- Closet clean out, partnership and networks, and more fun parties planned for SPL
  11. 08-19-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Connection and community, terms of service, and Apple Podcasts
  12. 08-17-21- Elsie's QA- Content warnings, "my story" suggestions and more
  13. 08-12-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Finding your visibility and working your network.
  14. 08-10-21- Jess QA- Jessica summarizes her experience at Podcast Movement and live events in 2021.
  15. 08-04-21- Elsie QA! Elsie’s hacks
  16. 07-29-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Trademarks, growing your audience, and podcast planning
  17. 07-27-21- Jess QA- Launch checklists, social media trends, and live events
  18. 07-22-21- Traci’s Coaching Call- Finding support in your community and summer break!
  19. 07-20-21- Elsie's QA- A lot of talk about lifestyle, including ADHD, crippling anxiety and hormones
  20. 07-15-21- Traci's Coaching Call- SEO and URLs, time management and starting where you are.
  21. 07-13-21- Jess- talks social media and the group shares their excitement for SPL
  22. 07-08-21- Traci's Coaching Call- PR tips and pitching yourself, collaborations, and great SEO tips
  23. 07-06-21- Elsie QA- Elsie talks audacity and alternatives. Link to News Your Can Use from the FB LIVE!
  24. 07-01-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Self-care tips, maximizing LinkedIn, and terms and agreements
  25. 06-29-21- Jess' QA- Naming your podcast, workflows and SPL
  26. 06-24-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Celebrating wins, branding online
  27. 06-22-21- Elsie- Elsie talks faux pas, burn out, remote interviews, and Zoom fatigue
  28. 06-17-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Branding, support, making your podcast searchable, release dates
  29. 06-15-21- Jess- Release schedules, branding dilemmas, and taglines.
  30. 06-10-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Support and wins, rebranding and branding strategy
  31. 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
  32. 06-03-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Taking a break between episodes
  33. 06-01-21- Jess- Membership sites, content calendar, and super-secret birthday surprizes.
  34. 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.
  35. 05-25-21- Elsie's QA- Talks; bugs with the new Apple update, keeping it authentic, and website integrations
  36. 05-20-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Talks about editing and interviews
  37. 05-13-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Traci answers questions about the Spotify + Apple Podcasts subscriptions among other things
  38. 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
  39. 04-05-21- Jess' QA - Podcast sponsorships, audience engagement, podcast hosts and community input.
  40. 04-29-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Rapid fire information- prepare for 1.5hr call next week, marketing and challenges that podcasters face.
  41. 04-27-21- Elsie's QA- New Apple Podcasts and Spotify subscription announcements!
  42. 04-22-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Relationships with co-hosts, difficult conversations and member support
  43. 04-15-21- Traci's Coaching Call- Clubhouse, self care, and new opportunities
  44. 04-13-21 - Elsie - Content for premium podcasts and expectations around $$
  45. 04-08-21 - Traci's Coaching Call- Fears around perfectionism and podcasting to publishing
  46. 04-01-21 - Traci's Coaching Call- Email lists, social media marketing, and trying new things
  47. 3-31-21 - Elsie - Rebranding, posting to YouTube, and marketing to your subscribers
  48. 3-25-21 - Traci's Coaching Call- Workflows and marketing strategies
  49. 3-23-21- Jess – Design talk, rebranding, consulting and monetization
  50. 03-18-21- Traci’s Coaching Call- Workflow Tips
  51. 03-16-21- Elsie - A walkthrough of the upcoming iOS 14.5 Apple Podcasts changes & Why artwork is even more important now
  52. 03-11-21 - Traci's Coaching Call- All about sponsorships
  53. 03-09-21 - Jessica - How much data is too much?
  54. 03-04-21 - Traci's Coaching Call
  55. 03-02-21 - Elsie- Engagement, Early Release & Adult Content
  56. 02-23-21 - Jessica- Talking Engagement in your Niche
  57. 02-18-21 - Traci's Coaching call
  58. 02-16-21 - Elsie's QA testing out Run The World
  59. 02-11-21 - Traci's Coaching call
  60. 02-09-21- Jessica- Media Kits, Website Links
  61. 02-04-21 - Traci's Coaching call
  62. 02-02-21 - Elsie
  63. 1-26-21 - Jessica
  64. 01-21-21 - Traci's Coaching call
  65. 01-19-21 - Elsie
  66. 01-12-21- Jessica
  67. 01-07-21 - Traci's Coaching Call
  68. 12-22-20- Elsie QA- Planning for 2021
  69. 12-17-20 - Traci's Coaching Call
  70. 12-15-20 - Elsie
  71. 12-01-20 – Elsie
  72. 11-19-20- Traci Coaching Call
  73. 11-17-20 - Elsie
  74. 11-12-20- Traci Coaching Call
  75. 11-10-20 - Jessica
  76. 11-05-20- Traci's Coaching Call
  77. 11-03-20 - Elsie
  78. 10-27-20 - Jessica
  79. 10-17-20 - Elsie
  80. 10-12-20 - Jessica
  81. 10-06-20 - Elsie
  82. 09-29-20 - Jessica
  83. 09-22-20 - Elsie
  84. 09-14-20 - Jessica
  85. 09-08-20 - Elsie
  86. 09-01-20 - Jessica
  87. 08-01-20 - Elsie
  88. Special Jess & Elsie QA!
  89. 07-11-20 - Elsie
  90. 06-23-20 - Jessica
  91. 06-15-20 - Elsie
  92. 06-9-20 - Jessica
  93. 06-02-20 - Elsie
  94. 05-28-20 - Jessica
  95. 05-20-20 - Elsie
  96. 05-12-20 - Jessica
  97. 05-05-20 - Elsie
  98. 04-28-20 - Jessica
  99. 04-21-20 - Elsie
  100. 04-14-20 - Jessica
  101. 04-07-20 - Elsie
  102. 03-31-20 - Jessica
  103. 03-30-20 - Elsie
  104. 03-24-20 - Elsie
  105. 03-17-20 - Jessica
  106. 02-25-20 - Elsie
  107. 02-18-20 - Elsie
  108. 02-11-20 - (Take 1) - Jessica
  109. 02-11-20 - (Take 2) - Jessica
  110. 02-11-20 - Jessica
  111. 02-04-20 - Elsie
  112. 01-28-20 - Jessica
  113. 01-21-20 - Elsie
  114. 01-14-20 - Jessica
  115. 12-19-19 - Elsie
  116. 12-17-19 - Jessica
  117. 12-3-19 - Jessica
  118. 11-26-19 - Elsie
  119. 11-12-19 - Elsie
  120. 11-09-19 - Jessica
  121. 11-09-19 - Take 2 - Jessica
  122. 11-7-18 - Jessica
  123. 11-5-19 - Jessica
  124. 10-29-19 - Elsie
  125. 9-24-19 - Elsie
  126. 9-17-19 - Elsie
  127. 9-11-19 - Jessica
  128. 9-3-19 - Elsie
  129. 8-27-19 - Jessica
  130. 8-20-19 - Elsie
  131. 8-7-19 - Jessica
  132. 7-16-19 - Elsie
  133. 7-11-19 - Jessica
  134. 7-3-19 - Elsie
  135. 6-28-19 - Jessica
  136. 6-28-19 - Elsie
  137. 6-11-19 - Jessica
  138. 5-28-19 - Jessica
  139. 5-23-19 - Elsie
  140. 5-14-19 - Jessica
  141. 5-9-19 - Elsie - Podfund Discussion
  142. 5-7-19 - Elsie
  143. 4-30-19 - Jessica
  144. 4-16-19 - Jessica
  145. 3-19-19 - Jessica
  146. 2-19-19 - Jessica
  147. 2-5-19 - Jessica
  148. 9-27-18 - Jessica
  149. 9-20-18 - Jessica
Lesson 2 of 149

09/30/21- Traci’s Coaching Call- social media wins, mistakes happen, and group referrals

Transcription:

International podcast day. Woo. All right. You ready for me to let people in? I am.

All right.

There we go,

Erica, all these happy faces.

Ah.

We have several people still joining, but we’re going to go ahead and kick it off because I now have a new favorite holiday, never been a big supporter of what I call Harmer hallmark holidays that they create for the sake of creating. However, there’s an exception and that is international podcast day.

It’s now officially my favorite holiday. Didn’t take it quite so seriously, five years ago, but then, you know, it’s stuck, so Hey, we’ll go with it. Right. So we’re all together. Celebrating international podcast day. But probably even more importantly, we also have another celebration and today is also James’s,

which I think is probably a little bit more fun than international podcast day for most people, except for maybe me and we’re seeing some fun faces that we haven’t seen in a while. Glad to see you back, Jen, we missed it.

Let’s get this party started. So here would like to start with a win. Don’t be shy. Judah kick us off. I hired a social media director this week. Thank God. And she was lovely. I interviewed so many. I mean, I really interviewed people and everybody was good, but you know, there was just not that one perfect person.

And this like the second I looked at her, the perfect person, she, everything she said was great. So I’m extremely happy, um, that, that I will be moving forward as a little business. And that makes me happy that things will get done. More things can get done then are getting. Well, I know that that’s an area that has caused you.

I mean, it causes all of us stress. Let’s be honest. I mean, it’s not, anybody’s true. Real favorite thing to do. I mean, I happen to know that Sammy is personally really, really good at it, but I also think she doesn’t actually really love it either. That’s not true. I do love it when I have the time to do it.

I was stressed when I was doing it a few weeks ago, but this week I’m totally loving it. Well, I’m so happy to hear that more than, you know, well, I mean, I’m just like, you know, just doing the basics, getting the episodes done and the little promotion on it. I can’t put a press release out on myself to introduce myself to the world.

I am getting guesting spots on podcasts, but I mean, Jan and Charlotte, you know what I’m talking about? You know, when you have two. Present yourself, um, as an expert in your field to other media, that’s time. I can’t get to that. So I’m happy that, so I I’m so happy for you that I want to honor your path though, because I think that’s really important to people who aren’t maybe as far along.

So, I mean, when you. Launched you, you know, you were building your brand and then you took a big leap this year and refining your messaging and refining your brand and then creating and having your website done that reflects the brand. And so to me, in terms of timing, I think when the. Students are ready.

The teacher appears so to speak because had you had that person even six months ago? I don’t know that they would have been set up as much for success as they are now. And so I think it’s really important to trust the process of timing, which is probably me saying that more to myself right now than it is to anybody else.

But guys, we have so many new things that we’re creating for 2022. And it’s just, it is so the timing of things and when people get put in your path and when things get launched is so much sometimes out of our control. But what I want to honor again, is your path that you’ve taken. You’ve invested so much time, so many resources, and you’re really seeing everything gel and come to place in a wonderful way.

So for those of you who are. Listening or on the call right now, who are kind of in that beginning phase, like this is an example of tenacity, consistency, sticking with it and upleveling it when the time is right. And then adding a team member in when the time is right. Cause you can’t do everything yourself.

You absolutely just can’t do everything yourself. And if you do, you’ll end up with high blood pressure and be in the hospital. Right. Judith. Exactly.

Yeah. And, and Jim, by the way, I had to, I had to cut sugar out. I just thought I’d share that with you. My, uh, road to health, I can no longer do pay. No, that’s very hard for you. I was just going to say it, forget my, my take off five way. Let’s talk offline. We can help. Okay. I just want to say, I thought you were reducing or cutting back.

I didn’t know. It was eliminate. Really good causes me a panic attack. Just this morning, I went to the freezer. I have more food in the office than my house. Cause I spend more time in the office than my house. I literally took every piece of pastry out of the freezer. Put it in bags. It’s by the front door, I’m giving it away.

I cannot be trusted. I cannot be trusted. No peanut, no salt. Sugar-free peanut butter, brown rice cakes and raisins are my nutrient. Oh, oh my God. Tracing Jen, that I’m going to give you some better options, cause I’m not a fan of the rice cakes and some of the, I got you. Let’s talk offline. Can you CC me on whatever recommendations you make?

Because if that’s not path, I need to know alternatives now, so I can plan. I can’t get, I can’t. I just think, I can’t even say, okay. I don’t see that as a win, but I suppose it is when it’s just. A really tough wind. Okay. All right. Got to get my blood pressure down on that. Okay. Well, I thought we were pastry pals.

I don’t know what to do now.

All right. Yes. Tommy says, Jen, we’ll make it better. I love that. Okay. So moving on to more wins, who else, or even just an update progress. And I do also see some new faces or some faces that we haven’t seen for awhile. So we’d love for you to jump in if you’re comfortable and introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about you and your podcast, because this is such an awesome community, and we’re very excited for you to be a part of it today.

So yeah. So who else would like to share. Hello. I’d like to share. My name is Rhonda I’m in Maryland and I just joined super squad. So I’m just, this is my first time. Well, we’ll call that your win because you showed up today and that is the hardest part. And is there thanks to telework? So that’s, so if you see me going off and off of this, because I’m trying to work it too, I’m just happy to be here and.

Happy to hear, be able to get through what we’re going to talk about today. So I appreciate it. Yeah, absolutely. Now, D can you update us, like, do you have a podcast? Are you starting a podcast? And if you do have one chair, a little bit about your show, your idea, a podcast, I am alive, a leadership coach. I teach around resilience.

And, but I’m struggling now. I’m in the beginning phases. I don’t know what to call it, how long it should be. Uh, you know, that kind of thing. So I’m kind of scrubbing the wrong to get things. Right. So once it does start, I can, um, I can get off the, uh, ready for this. Well, I got to tell you that joining the super squad is a great first step for where you are in your process.

And these weekly coaching calls. There are people on these calls who are in all phases. Some have had 200 more episodes and some are in the exact. A place where you are. So you’re going to find a lot of camaraderie and a lot of support, and you can feel free to ask any questions. And we’re really just so happy that you’re here, Rhonda.

Thank you. Thank you. Yeah. So who else would like to share? I am not afraid of calling on people, but I really like it better when you volunteer.

My name’s Alicia and I’ve been a squat cast member since this spring. So I am very excited about the conference coming up. I, um, have been podcasting for almost two years now. I have a background in television production, and so I did original programming for about 12 and a half years behind the scenes creating content.

And it was just natural. So go over to podcasting was a better work-life balance for me. I got two young kids right now. Um, I now do three weekly podcasts. I have a neighborhood podcast. I have my Scottsdale wives podcast, which is all things Scottsdale. And then my sister and I did a parenting podcast called parenting unfiltered, where we take the Instagram filter off of parenting and talk what real life is like.

Um, so we don’t sugar coat anything. Cause we feel like that’s what you see. And that’s what you hear in that. Yes, like three podcast. I do. Um, I love it. It’s fun. It’s new. It’s exciting. And I love right now I’m in the stages of growth. So I’m looking to grow my sponsorships. I do have some already, um, for two of my podcasts and I’m in that stage of working out the sales, figuring out how to pitch myself and really just finding the confidence to go out there.

And be okay with a no in order to go to the next person, but I haven’t even gotten that first. No yet, because I’m too scared to get back. So that’s the stage of podcasting. Oh girl, you’re in the right place. We here. And there’s like, I think we even stole it from, um, a book, which is that, you know, don’t be afraid of the no, cause if you don’t ask, you won’t get the ass.

So I preach all of this. I just am not practicing right now. So that’s problems. So, um, I do. One of my sponsors tried to leave. I did secure her. And so that gave her the confidence, like, okay, I know what I’m doing. I know the stats, I can speak podcasting language kind of thing. Um, but yeah, it’s I just have to go do it and just have to go do that.

It’s just like starting the podcast to begin with. Just have to put out a first episode to get through it. Well, one of the things I’d like to share on that also is that, um, if you think about it, not as I might get a no, but I might get more learning. I think that that’s such a great way to approach something that you feel intimidated by.

Because even if someone does say no, They will provide you with feedback and maybe even ask questions that you hadn’t even thought of. So you can kind of think about it as part of the journey to the yes. And that any know that you get is going to make you more confident, more educated in and give you more feedback on what you need to get to the next.

So I would say try it, like it’s such a mindset thing to be like, okay, it’s not about getting a yes or a no, it’s about learning more about what people want and need. So I can provide that for them. I like that. That’s, it’s very true. You do learn every time you go and talk to someone else. I like that. And so in terms of science, yeah, no, I was just gonna, um, just really quickly say in terms of Scottsdale, so excited that you’re on the call and there’s definitely going to be people that will be at the conference in Scottsdale.

So we’ll have a little meetup and it’ll be fun. So. Okay. Get a Jen. Oh, I was just going to say in one of my businesses, we used to do the goal for the week was the number of nos, not the number of yeses. Ooh. Oh, I love that. Yeah, it’s just true. It’s just thinking a different way. Yeah. I liked that. Someone told me it takes nine nos to get to work and that you just really need to concentrate on that because the nine nos will come quickly in that one.

Yes. We’ll come even quicker. That’s a good point too. And also too, there’s, there’s a lot of studying data that supports the fact that really people need some sort of touch point anywhere between it used to be between three and five. Now it’s more like five to seven because we get so many we’re bombarded by so many messages.

Offers and opportunities and things like that. So you want to be creative about the way that you can have touch points with potential people that you want to engage. And that includes guesting too, because now we can get nos on guesting or be intimidated about asking a certain caliber of guests that you may not feel as quote unquote worthy, but that’s not, that’s again, that’s a mindset because even if you have a small, but mighty audience, you can make an impact and that guests can make an impact.

So think of things that you can do in terms of. You can send emails and then you can send links to an episode through a direct message. You can send a handwritten thank you note for simply them taking your call to have the conversation with you. Um, you know, and that, and it’s funny to think about it, but actual us mail these days is a disruptor versus, you know, how many emails we get in our inbox.

So there’s also, e-cards, there’s a company that we use called smile box and, um, you can customize, uh, so we have. Customized, thank you card that goes out digitally. And, um, and it thinks people, as soon as they sign up with us, they get a digital e-card and then later they get a handwritten thank you. Note and things like that.

So, you know, it’s just about, it’s not about the one and done it’s about the number of different ways you can touch someone before they really go, oh, you know what? Like I really think that they have something going on. So I like that. That’s very true. And I do do that for other aspects of my life.

Yeah. Great. Okay. Set such great energy so far. Who else would like to share.

Okay. All right.

I always make a face and you always call on me. So I think I might as well, and I was like, don’t do it. Don’t do it. Don’t do it. Well, yes, Rhonda, there are those of us at all different stages here. Some of us have, should have. Launched many podcasts,

no shit, no shit on myself. This is a good, you know, it’s a place of learning and support. And when you are ready, just like you said, when the, when you’re ready, the teacher shows up or whatever it was. Um, I think, you know, Sometimes it feels like we’re standing still or even moving backwards. But I do think we’re always moving forward in one way or another.

Just like when you said getting a no or being rejected or doing what feels like a failure feels like a step backwards, but it’s all learning experience. And so I feel like as I’m evolving, even though I can’t say to you, I’ve put this out or I’ve done this, like there isn’t a concrete when. But I feel huge changes and evolutions within me in my process.

And I also find that I, I work in bursts, so like I might have a week where. Kind of making some headway and kind of really refining what it is that I want to do and maybe exploring certain podcast industry type stuff. And then there’ll be two weeks where other things just overwhelm me and I can’t do anything.

And then it takes me a while to figure out where I left off and what, so it’s just, that’s just what it is and really coming to terms with that and accepting it and then getting to step back and say, if that’s the pattern I’m sustaining. I may not be able to launch this way. What do I need to do to actually shift it?

You know, maybe I need to find a weekend away. Maybe I, you know, whatever it is I need to do to actually get to that next hurdle, you know, over the next hurdle. So I feel like all of that is just me learning and refining my process. And for, for me personally, because I’m not doing this as a business or to promote a business, it’s a lot of it is also about using my brain in a different way, personal growth and development.

And then hopefully. Contributing something to the world in the end. But, um, so we all have different reasons that we’re doing this, you know, and it’s easy to get caught up in like, oh my God, I should reach out to this. And the social media, you know, and whatever, and then stopping and just saying, no, where are you?

What is your process? What are you doing? So I’m just saying this out loud in case that, you know, it helps me to say it out loud and it, maybe someone else will resonate for them as well. But the wind for me, I mean, I’m, I’m just. The, um, all of the moving pieces are very overwhelming to me and I, I understand sort of the flow, the flow and the process very well at this point, I know all the little pieces very well at this point, but every time I step into the actual doing of like recording something or whatever.

All of these questions come up for me. And it makes me incredibly anxious, unfortunately. And I don’t have someone sitting there with me to say, don’t worry that button’s out. It’ll be fine. Or where did the file go? What happened to it? You know, I’m terrified. You know, when the time comes to actually do it, that I’m going to find out after it’s out in the world, that I didn’t put this thing in there, and this is all wrong.

And, you know, I can never change it or take it that I learned about it. Three tags the other day. I don’t know what those are. Nobody really talks about them, but supposedly they’re very important, you know? So anyway, I just, I kind of have to laugh at myself and Elsie says, you got to just do the thing to know what you don’t know and what you need to learn.

So I’m trying to get myself to just do the thing. So I did, um, I did start, I really want to use the script. And so, you know, my brain’s like, well, maybe it’s not that good. And maybe, and I’m like, you know what, as Tracy, let’s just have just use it, just do it and see. Um, so I just started pulling out some of the things that I’ve written.

Not making it, this is the episode or anything like that. Just things that I’ve written or things that I’ve thought about and just pulling up the script and just recording, seeing what it sounds like, seeing how it looks, maybe trying to play with navigating the file, maybe editing it a little and seeing how that feels.

Really moving forward. As far as like, now I’m closer to this, but I’m learning and I’m getting more comfortable and it’s getting me closer there to there. So, well, I don’t know for me, that was against me. I don’t know about y’all, but I hear a lot of floor movement and mat, everything that you just said.

Thanks. Um, and I love what Jen has posted Tammy. This is an all caps. What forward looks like. Yeah, and I’ll, and I don’t want to bust your bubble, but I just want to go ahead and tell you that, um, that you are going to forget the things and you’re are going to leave something out. And you’re going to look back on your first 10 episodes and be like, what the hell was I thinking?

And like, I, I hate it when people go back and delete their first episodes, because to me it’s like part of the history of the evolution of your show and I mean, minor cringe-worthy right. Um, but they’re part of like, What we were doing at the time and where we were in our lives at the time. And we were getting them out and we were, I just remember thinking, and one of my titles of, one of my episodes is the beauty is in the beginning.

And if you can think of it, like the beauty is in the beginning, in that you never get. First time again. Right. And so when it becomes old hat and you’re telling other people what ID three tags are and how to do descript and everything, like it’s never going to be the same as it is when you have the beginning.

Like, think about the beginning of any relationship of any new experience is always like exciting and fun. And so the beauty is really, truly in the beginning. And if you can hold hold sight of the fact that that’s a positive part of the journey, and please don’t go back and. Delete your old, your first chapters of episodes, because they’re a part of the journey story of your podcasts.

So, um, yeah, so, um, I, uh, I need a bumper sticker for that because I do think that the beauty is in the beginning. I always say right, Charlotte, I see you popping up with your video. How are you today? I’m tired. I was scarfing down my lunch and listening to everybody at first. Um, I’m I just, I’m trying to figure out what’s my win.

I think my win is just that I’m here because it’s been an incredible. Um, I’m on my like third string backup to the backup of internet because, um, we have some major outage and then like my secondary, it doesn’t work. So I’m on something that, you know, I have to walk around with my, my Mac book because. It doesn’t require as strong of a strength and AirPods.

So fortunate. I’m not recording anything right now, but like my regular computer doesn’t work. I had a live stream yesterday. I just, I was just rolling with it. And my husband had surgery yesterday. I mean, he’s kind, it was like an outpatient thing, but they scheduled it like really quickly. So I’m just like all over the place, not sleeping.

You know, I was, I was like zoom present yesterday, you know, dress from. Well, you, Sam was like yoga pants and Crocs. It was just, I’m just all over the place. And you’re my awareness that I’m here, but all I can say, I thought that was dressing for work that you do.

I mean, I don’t know about anybody else, but when we put

Well, I’m glad everything went well with your hubby and so excited that you’re here and thanks for sharing all that because I swear sometimes just vomiting it all out, just help our, and you feel so much better afterwards. Like, Um, I had to do that this morning with my journal. I had, like, I had two things happen this morning that were both beyond my control.

Hadn’t I had done everything I was supposed to do. And still, it didn’t turn out the way I thought it should for a couple of clients. And so I was so frustrated then my dog decided that he wanted more attention than I was willing to give him. And so finally I was just like, okay, I have to start my day over.

Got my journal. And I wrote like three pages of basically everything that you just said, but the story was the same. The details were different. And then I went, whew. Okay. That’s good. That’s done. That’s out. Start over. And here we are. So I’m glad you were able to do that. It’s definitely a safe space. I do have something funny though.

When Tommy was talking about, you know, I’m worried. You know, she’ll something will get released in an episode. And in, in like the, she doesn’t want it to be said, or why did I say that? And also how many times did that happen? I literally remember having an episode where, um, I w my editor completely missed the part that they were going to edit out.

And I literally am talking, saying, well, my editor will remove this. And there’s like 10 minutes a conversation that never should have gone beyond our ears. And it took me three days before I caught it myself. I was like, oh crap. Well, we got it cleaned up. But three days worth of whoever listened to that got way more than they wanted to hear what happened.

At least in episodes that they thought was fully edited, but it wasn’t like have the raw. Versus the edited version. Yeah, I’ve done that. And I have an entire full service podcast production agency to help me with my podcast. And it’s still got released the raw file and thank goodness that I wasn’t using any four-letter words.

And the unedited version. And also thank goodness that it was my podcast and not a client. So, um, but yeah, it’s, that’s the thing. And we took it down. We, we rereleased it, but people who subscribed to the podcast, they got the unedited one, it happened. And so then they got two versions of it. So I share that because you know, you can have all the support in the world and I have an amazing team, but we’re all humans, right?

I mean, mistakes happen. So, and I don’t think I’ve ever shared that publicly before either, by the way. So that’s like a true vulnerability for me to say that because I mean, it was not a fun. When I got the text message and I was on a call similar to this, when I got the text message from a very best friend of like 20 years, best friend who gratefully does always listen to my show.

I don’t know how grateful she does. And she texted me and she was like, um, I think you might want to check your blood test said that just really. No music bed

to that. That’s what I was, that’s where I was going with it. You know, like with just sharing that with Tommy. Cause I mean, I had an editing team that was working with me at that time too. And, um, and I guess it, it just happens and it’s not that it’s ever okay. And you’re embarrassed for moment and it’s it’s, you know, but it, it, it just happens.

Hopefully not again, but yeah, but I mean, something else will happen, but that, yeah, hopefully not that situation again, but yeah, it, it does happen. Okay. So we got some good stuff going on in the chat right now. Let’s just catch up on that. Um, I really want to, uh, read L I love that. Um, Tommy doing Jen, do we ever become adults?

I have not. I really hope not. Um, Jacqueline, I love this because I think it’s something we should definitely spend some time talking on. I think it is hard for a mission driven podcast versus a business one. I listened to a podcast yesterday where she described her support team and it made me realize, no wonder, this is so hard doing it alone is hard.

And I have some help with my website. So first of all, I’m so glad you have help with your website because that’s the first step, just like we were talking about with Judas. You incrementally add as you can afford and that you need. And when the time is right. And I personally think it’s just hard to do a business podcast as it is a passion focused podcast, because really the only difference is the content you’re putting out.

But the experience itself in terms of all the, all the things is the same. So. Lot of things. I was speaking to a group yesterday about launching and growing a podcast. And one of the things that I said to that group, but I’ll say it again here is that you just got to start where you are and you know, if you can’t, if you’re not in a place to have support, then look at how frequently you’re releasing your podcasts, maybe instead of.

Yeah, every single week, maybe try to go every other week or in some cases that works for you. You can do one really solid, awesome podcast a month. And as long as you set that expectation of your listeners, then they know that it’s going to be one rockstar episode a month instead of four rushed and harried, and maybe not quite as good a quality.

The other thing that you can do, if you’re really, really. I’m strapped for time and budget is that you can create one really great episode and then extract, um, two or three different segments out of that episode and release them throughout the month as many episodes or bonus episodes so that you still have a consistency and a frequency of release.

But at the same time, you’re not overwhelming yourself and taxing yourself to the point that you’re feeling exhausted by the podcast, because honestly, Podcasting is really, truly in my heart and my opinion supposed to be fun. And if you’re not having fun and I’m pretty sure Alicia is having fun, cause she’s doing three.

And um, but if you’re not having fun, Then do you got to step back and look at like, what is it about this that is, that is becoming more of a stressor in my life and my business in my world. Then the fun aspect and then evaluate, Hey, okay, well maybe I can delegate just this one piece of it and then start to really kind of break it down, what you can delegate.

And, and Jen has been, um, um, Oppressed every time I ever have a conversation with Jen about how efficiently and effectively that she utilizes unpaid interns, um, to help her, she has like a little mighty team of interns that help her get her podcast out. So there are alternatives to, to investing in financial ways.

Um, okay. Thank you for the love around my truth and transparency. Unfortunately, you’re never going to get anything different than that because that’s just who I am. So what I appreciate that you appreciate it. Um, let’s see, Joe Rogan in bill Maher, don’t edit and curse constantly, and they are hugely successful.

Being real and raw is the most authentic and authenticity. I so agree with that, but I’m going to use this as a teachable moment for marketing your podcast explicit versus non explicit, because it, I am, I mean, trust me to tell you, I am not offended by any four-letter word. Well, maybe one or two, but for the most part, not very many.

And, um, The reality of the situation though, is, is that they, they explicit marker on a podcast show setting is extremely important because if you are going to go that route, then you are required, literally not just ethically, but literally required to mark your podcasts as explicit. And it. But not, not by a big margin, but there is a margin of discovery challenges that come with marking your podcasts explicit.

And where that comes into play is that someone has parental control on their podcast app. Then. Podcasts will not be found in any search that they do because of the parental controls. So one option, if you have a situation where you just got to let it fly, or your guests just gotta let it fly, then just ask your editor to bleep it out.

And so you’re still getting the effectiveness, if you will, of the punch of the, um, Of the word, but the bleep will literally, you know, kind of smooth it out and you won’t have to mark your podcast as explicit and you don’t have to compromise on the effectiveness of. You said the language. Now, if your brand is not affected by that, and it’s a totally comfortable thing for you and your guests, then market explicit and move on your way.

And then you’ll never, ever, ever have to worry about if someone says it accidentally and you’ll never have to worry about whether your editor caught it or not, but that is a real deal in terms of marking a podcast explicit. Okay. Let’s see. Um, Fiber is a company who can provide. Pers personnel, personnel and services at a very reduced cost.

That’s how I started my podcast with they podcast manager with Fiverr. Then I hired someone to manage my website at a very low cost. Lastly, I just hired a social media director again at a reduced cost due to interviewing many people. Call me if you need leads. I love that. And also love Judith is all about the phone.

Like don’t email or don’t text call Judith, and she will answer, which is a beautiful thing. But we will not put your phone number out to the world. We’ll just leave it within this little community here. Um, okay. Who else would like to share? We’ve covered some great stuff so far.

Thank you. I’m celebrating my birthday and podcasts. So I love that I get to celebrate this every year, apparently. So next year I will have a podcast it’s already been started. I’m looking forward to hear that you have 1, 2, 3, but sooner than that, but I’m looking forward to celebrating that with this group.

Uh, 13 witnesses, no problem. And I appreciate the support. Sometimes it’s called this feels like an altered state because of the group energy. I really do appreciate that. I think we get different sorts of information when that happens. Um, I have a quote I just wanted to share because I feel like sometimes I’m flying about a hundred.

And Jean everyone forward a little bit, but there’s a quote on a podcast the other day I heard. They said, you know what, if you’re reasonably intelligent, but fully committed, you will break through. I don’t know if I shared that before, but I love that for me. So I’m carrying that forward and. Those are, those are my wins.

So thanks again for all the, all the birthday wishes and Judith, I will send you an email or I could call you, but I have a lead for you as well, in terms of TEDx coaches, a good one. So. Love that. Um, I was just, um, looking to answer, cause we have a question specifically, Tommy, since you brought up the I D three tags, we have a specific question around that.

So I wanted to, um, just quickly address that. So one of the things that. If you take a look at, does my podcast need ID three tags? Uh, it’s it, because that was definitely something like that was information that was really, really important. 20 15, 20 16, 20 17. Um, but the. W just a super quick glance at this as, as podcasts technology evolves.

So too, has the use of ID three tags, unless the listener is downloading the MP3 file directly to their computer, rather than using a podcast app. It’s likely that the ID three tags will be irrelevant to most of your audience. So that is a technology evolution that has happened. Um, however, Like, for example, with Lipson as a hosting platform, there’s a chat box you can check to, um, integrate the ID three tags.

And then also for the sake of more information, I’m going to put this link in the chat. Gives you a step-by-step on how to set up ID three tags. However, just keep in mind. Don’t let it be one of those things that stresses you out because it’s not as necessary or as important as it used to be. So I think Denise, you were saying that you had, let me just pull this back up, it looks like the, you had said that.

I think you said you had released an episode and didn’t realize that it did that you needed them. And so now you can feel really good about the fact that you didn’t really need to, but if you want to do more detailed, um, dig deeper and 93 tags, there’s a link for you.

Good to see you too. Hi, you’re on mute. As it awesome. I said, please, excuse the very bright shirt in the crazy air, but oh, thank you. Um, okay, cool. So that is very good to know. Cause I was kind of freaked out. I was like, oh no, there’s my T3. Okay. Got it. Cause I’ve heard that, those, that term several times.

So when I heard it early, I was like, yes, somebody said something. I know it’s not a tech call, but um, Thank you. I will sleep easy and feel comfortable to know that I’m not going to worry about it at all right now. No need, but at the same time, Thank you for bringing or Tommy. Thank you for bringing it up.

Denise, thank you for asking for more clarification and we don’t go deep into the tech on these calls, but we do try to answer questions as much as possible within my area of expertise. And then we have so much support from everybody else and how they’re using technology for their own podcasts. So never be afraid to ask a tech question, and if we don’t have the answer within the community, we’ll find it and post it later.

So Cole and so happy birthday, James. My birthday was yesterday and of course this is the release of my podcast on international podcast day. So

Tell us about your show. Um, it is basically, um, inspiration, motivation, encouragement for mom entrepreneurs. And so I’m interviewing well, just entrepreneurs, mostly female, and asking them the three tips that they have for mom entrepreneurs who are starting and stuck. So basically what did they wish they knew when they were starting out and struggling?

Yeah, mompreneurs success. Great. Well, you have some other fellow comrades on this call that would be great guests for you. And also that would probably love to interview you. So you’re definitely in the right place. Cause there’s a good focus here with people who are doing podcasts targeted towards moms, burnout and all kinds of other business, lifestyle, health, wellness, focus, things that would really speak well to.

Your subject matter as well as you could speak on your expertise for their subject matter. So that’s one great thing I love about this community, for sure. Yes. I would love to connect and I will also be in Scott. So, yes, can’t wait. Well, my, my meetup in Nashville for podcast movement got canceled because I had an allergic reaction, but I know now not to in just the, uh, emergency vitamin C supplement this year.

So that for all of y’all who TMI, but that’s what caused it. So I had that, we didn’t get to have our meetup in Nashville in person. So we will definitely have that in. Stale. And so we’ll get that coordinated between now and then, and, and I’ll be out together in person. That’ll be so fun. Awesome. Cool. And yeah, Nashville is not that far from me.

I would love to take the trip up when you do have. Uh, well, I was just there for podcast movement, but I will be going back there. Um, right. James, I’ll be gone back there in 2022 for sure. And that’s more news to come on. Some fun stuff that’ll be happening in, uh, with us in 2022. So just stay tuned for that.

Um, I’m also just really excited to share, which is not necessarily super relevant to everybody, but at the same time, I’m just personally really excited to share that our entire. Core team, um, for produce your podcast will be in Scottsdale altogether. And this, this is like coming from San Diego, from North Carolina, from, um, from Canada, from like, we are gonna all be together.

Real life, um, for the first time ever. And some of, uh, some of the people I’ve never actually met in person before. So that’s going to be just a super fun, exciting experience. And if you are going to she podcasts, uh, we, we will have a booth there. So our team will be there so you can meet them to. And you’ll love them cause they’re great.

So Samuel will be there so excited. Um, okay. And they do have a virtual ticket too, by the way, they were kind of on the fence of whether or not they were going to do virtual, but they are doing virtual. And the session that I’ll be doing when I’m the live session that I’ll be doing this. It’s going to be fun.

We’re replicating the format of this call in an in-person breakout session. And it’s called burn your buns, hot seat coaching. Jessica came up with that name and I said, we’ll be essentially recreating this zoom experience in person. So I think that’s going to be super fun. So lots of opportunities for connection virtually and otherwise.

Okay. We still have a few more minutes. Definitely. And we have, there’s a couple of people we haven’t heard from as see Sandy came off her video and she has her mask on out. Now she can talk.

There we go. I can, let me, uh, let me just shut the door though. I met, I mean, I made my place of business, so let me just shut the door. Super. Which, by the way, it’s so fun because she works, actually, she really works inside radio station. So I always love it when I see her at work. Cause it reminds me when I was there.

Thank you. Um, I was just, I’m going to get emotional. I would just side barring with Tommy because, uh, I related when she was talking about having just kind of anxiety about getting the podcast coming together, I overcame a very big. The past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to make my home studio work with equipment that my dad had.

Cause he was in audio narration. He passed away in 2015. But I wanted to use his equipment and he was so much fun and always shopped for it. And I had to come to the very sobering reality within the past few months, but it’s just not, it’s just not for me. And you know, how technology is? It was from 20 14, 20 15.

It’s just not state-of-the-art, it’s just not practical now. So I have invested in a road Castro pro, which is pretty and fun and user-friendly and getting to know it. Um, and I got suggested some other equipment, some from some reliable sources and, uh, dear friends who will help me set it up. And it’s not really intimidating.

It’s just sort of moving forward. And I know it’s what he would want me to do, but I, it’s a, it’s a breakthrough of sorts and an investment. Um, but, um, it’s a good investment. So it was just kind of funny setting up the road, caster pro like my heart started racing and. It was anxiety, but it wasn’t bad anxiety if that makes some sort of sense.

So, um, I feel like it was a good milestone to push through and I am going to shoot podcast live and I feel like I can’t go if I don’t have a podcast actually published an in progress. So that is also forcing me, um, in a good way to make sure that I. Re-enact and re resurrect my podcast and I love the mini episode concept, um, and the encores.

Um, so, so I’m feeling motivated in a good way, but, um, just when Tommy said that I appreciate you sharing and it just resonated with me and, um, I guess I’m willing to share. So there’s my, when. Uh, but it’s the sweetest story. Oh my gosh. My heart goes out to you. I’m a total daddy’s girl, Sam and my dad just had his 86th birthday on Monday.

So all these birthdays around the same time, but I am incredibly connected to what you were saying. And, um, I know he’s there with you in that studio in spirit. And he, if he was an audio narrative, I say something he’s like, girl, why were you even trying to use that old equipment? You need to sound as good as you can possibly sound.

So treat my legacy, right. And get yourself a new mic. That’s what he was probably really I, yeah, I think you’re, yeah, I think you’re right. And it’s just, it’s, it’s kind of hard to get there, but, but thank you very, very much for saying that and thanks to everyone for the nods and for the nice, nice comments.

I agree. I put it in the chat, but Sandy would go online and buy like the sports memorabilia boxes and put his microphone in like a box to sit where you record instead. I just get chills. Beautiful. Amazing. Thank you. What a lovely suggestion. Yes. And so he’ll be there with his mic and you’ll be there with your new one that he would totally endorse.

I’m certain of it. But I do in James I’d love what you said is that I think it’s so amazing that you tried. I mean, that’s all we can do, right. Is we do the best that we can do. And then we have to have acceptance at the, when we get to that crossroads, where we have to go in a different direction and it wasn’t serving, it was serving you emotionally to put that effort in.

But when you realized it, wasn’t serving you in terms of being able to move forward, that’s a tough. Thing to reconcile, but you did it. And so, yay. I think you could get the win award, even though there’s not technically a win award. I think today there’s a win award and you get it. Love that. Thanks for making me cry.

Um, so, all right, well, I, you know, uh, Diana, I cannot not just let you sit there quietly. Hello? Oh my goodness. This, this whole, uh, session of ours. Oh, tears. Yes. Um, uh, I just love hearing from everybody. I just love being here. Uh, hearing everybody’s wins and my wins. Yes. I’m still recording. Um, you know, it’s been up and down with my, um, podcast hosts.

I’m still having those issues, but I’m just moving along as well as I can. I had a, uh, had a guest, a friend of mine, guested with me, uh, a couple of weeks ago, but my, uh, co-host came back again, but you know, I’m still struggling through that. I am just still trying to figure it out and, um, just moving forward.

So, um, and just, I really like hearing what everybody says about there. Not that I want anyone to struggle, but I liked knowing that I’m not the only one in the boat. And so, you know, I just been having some struggles with the podcast because I, I do do everything myself and, um, It is, you know, it gets daunting and I wonder, should I cut this out?

Should I cut that out? But then I think I should be doing this. I should be doing that. So I’m just trying to figure out a balance for me to do, because mine is not a part of a business. You know, mine is about my love of TV and film and. And it is what fills me. I love talking about it. I, I thought, should I keep this going?

What should I do? And now I’m going to get emotional too. But, but I can’t, uh, I don’t know. I, I don’t want to quit, but I also need to figure out this, you know, with my, uh, co-host, how do I move forward? And, um, and we’ve talked about this before and we said, And I remember Jen saying, you know, what are the things that this person brings to you and what, uh, you can find that somewhere else, but sometimes, you know, it’s an energy you have with somebody and you know, what they bring.

And so we podcasted yesterday. And, um, we had such a good time during our body casts, but I also know, you know, for my sanity and. Uh, my mental health that I need to figure out a way to move forward. And, uh, another friend of mine had told me, which I thought was so true and so interesting. She said, With somebody you’re having really good sex with and you’re having, but that’s all that it is.

You’re only having good sex and everything else is not there. Right? They’re not there for you. They don’t, you know, get back to, they’re not filling you in any of your other needs. And so you just need to figure out how to navigate that and move forward. So that is what I am thinking and dealing with.

That is such a tough spot. And we have, we really have. Walk with you on this path and insane you struggle and how much pain that it’s causing you. And you know, my only thing that I can say to you in this moment right now is that I just really wish you peace and determining what is best for you, because there’s not any judgment about what is best for you.

It’s just that I really want you to peacefully figure out what that is for you. And then. Ideally, you know, that will open up whatever the direction is, the that you go, it will open up new possibilities based on what you decide. But I mean, no one can make that decision, but you, and, um, but you know, sometimes you just have to be in enough pain to be willing to make a change.

And that’s so hard to. To acknowledge and even like really accept, but maybe that you have to get to a certain place that you really realize that it’s hurting you more than it’s helping you. And if that’s what ends up happening, there’s a whole plethora of people who will be supporting you. And I bet you you’d even have more guests co-heads show up till you figure it out because we may not be TV and film experts, but we can talk about our favorite TV shows and, you know, You know, for the people that don’t know Jen and Judith, both were guests of mine.

And we had such an awesome time and it was just, it was great. I loved those episodes and it was so fun collaborating with them any day you need. Well, we back, I look at this as co-parenting your podcast. So in co-parenting you have your parenting schedule, it’s not even. One parent has more time than the other parent.

Um, and then you have your go-to third and fourth people. If the other parent isn’t available on a co-parenting day, you go to somebody else. So there’s no reason why you can’t create the balance of keeping your co-host whenever she’s available, but filling in the other times, um, as you need to, to keep this going, cause you’re really good at it.

And it’s a lot of fun. You can have the, you can have both. Yeah, thank you. I threw this in the chat, but like when Regis Philbin, right when Kathy and we left Regis, how long it took them to find Kelly. And then when we just, you know, left and Kelly had like, it takes them forever. They are doing guests forever till they find somebody with that energy.

Exactly what you’re talking about. Like, yeah, this is so natural. Alicia. Do you need a host? Have you tried doing it by yourself?

Yeah, that’s what I love about it is having I don’t. Yeah. I just part of the fund for you. Yes, it is. Yeah. Um, so I just want to share, so we’re having so many heart moments that, um, Jacqueline is, um, not able to be on video because, uh, she is, she wants to say, thank you for the vulnerability today. She’s off camera because.

Is having a difficulty managing her emotions. You guys are killing me. Um, her husband broke his leg and needs surgery. So she had to cancel her trip to Scottsdale L I’m so sad. Um, but it is only a leg true. And so she said not to be able to meet in person, but that’s okay because we are going to be there with you in spirit and you’ll be there with.

And there is that virtual option. So it’s not the same. I know, but I’m just so sorry about the timing on that Jacqueline and we’re sending you big hugs. So, you know, it’s pretty tough. I know I was just saying this yesterday. I can’t really describe what I mean by this when I say it, but it’s just been a really tough month.

The month of September has just been a bit brutal. It’s just been, come with a lot of challenges, a lot of good challenges, a lot of. Forward movement, but just a lot of rough patches to get to the other side. So I don’t know if it has to do with mercury in retrograde course, that just started. So I don’t know, but the whole month for, for me and our team, we’ve just really had to navigate a lot of rough patches.

So if you’re going through that, you are definitely not alone. I don’t know what it is about this month, but, um, yeah, bring it on October. Best part of this month was all these fun birthdays. Um, okay. Well, we are just about at the top of the hour and if there’s anybody that hasn’t shared that would like to share go right ahead.

Um, and I’ll just pause for a moment to make sure that no one has anything that they want to say that they haven’t said.

I just want to mention that I did check out the conference app. I’m just looking at it. You can have it on your phone or on the computer, and it’s a pretty interactive experience. So I’m hoping that, uh, even though I won’t be able to see. You in person, those of you. And I love Jen. Jen’s like, I won’t be there either.

Don’t worry.

I get a lot of FOMO right now, so, right. Well maybe you can tune into the burn, your buns coaching session and feel like you’re writing. There you go. We’ll do that. And you can comment. And I know there’s a lot of cool features, so I think there’ll be an opportunity to kind of at least feel some presence of being there.

So I was appreciative that they, they made it. Yes, definitely. No, they’re so great. And, um, I know it’s going to be a great in-person and a and virtually, um, okay. So we have one minute left and guess how I want to spend it. I would like it to everyone joined together and sing happy birthday to. And I’m the worst thing or ever, but I will start happy.

Oh, I’m singing is clearly where you’re better. Podcasters record labels are not calling, but Jane, thanks for your birthday

to see everyone. Okay. Big hugs. But this this call, it needs a big hug. Okay, bye

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