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🧭 The Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey Podcast Mission is:
Values-led conversations for global leaders at the intersection of conscious of the engagement of life and leadership.
🎊 Today the Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey Podcast turns 1 🎊.
What a 🎊 year!
When I am talking with new people, often I am asked, “what do you do?” I cannot resist answering “Guess💭?”
Having had the privileged of experienced 4 diverse careers ranging from ‘C’ suite lawyer, social enterprise founder, and Inner 👁️🗨️ Leadership 💭Whisper mentor so far no surprises that lawyer or banker are usually the top two guesses.
Now, imagine when I announce: “I am a social audio influencer and 🎥 Video 🎧 Podcaster 🎙️hosting the Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey.”
This piece of information generates smiles by the miles. Podcasting intrigues, entertains and beckons people. I ❤️:
🧑🏽🤝🧑🏿meeting new 👭🏿people 👩🏼🤝👩🏽
🎙️ public speaking on topics I am passionate about
🎥 creating Video 🎧 Podcasts
I’m often asked:
"Podcasts are all the rage. Why are you doing it? How do you start a podcast?"
Candidly I share that each morning I dance in delight as I face the day. Really, it has certainly been an imperfect experience and an exciting adventure. Then I contribute a little experience and hope as investment to their journey into the audio landscape.
To answer the question of how I started it really came about because the pandemic snuck up on me. Quite suddenly and out of the blue, March 2020, my old normal did not work. Much to my surprise: I was truly ready for a new normal.
In essence the first half of 2020 was on ‘pause’ for me. Then the word ‘podcast’ popped into my head when I was meditating. Seriously, there I was sitting off at the highest point of the property overlooking the ocean in contemplation. My mind, as it does, was busy moodling with thoughts like ‘To Do’s’ when the word ‘Podcast’ chad my full attention. I thought: ‘What on earth is a podcast?” I am sure I know this word. Then wondered, or do I. Being unsure I asked Google.
Voila! My mind was a buzz with possibility. #1 a podcast gave me a virtual speaking platform. I had loads of topical information and a passion for public speaking. I am a speaker who loves to write ❤️.
Now how to go about doing this? Ai does it thing and a course popped up in my Facebook feed. A challenge: launch a podcast in 8 weeks. What else could I do but say ‘YES!’ to Farnosh Torabi, the host of So Money, and Jaclyn Mellone, the host of Go To Gal, challenge: Launch a Podcast in 8 weeks!
There was a lot of technical knowledge and skills to gain. That was my make it or break point. I made it! Learned a lot and failed fast in some places.
What the first year analytics show:
Global Reach: 35 countries & 323 Cities
Global Genre Business #936
Apple Podcasts Genre Business #133
I choose to assemble a great operations team headed by Podcast and Content Manager @Anne Ulgado Garcia. Her team has helped me reach the highest audio quality for each episode. Check out her profile on LinkedIn or DM me for an introduction.
My Top Three Tools are:
Daily support comes from the brilliant platform Descript. I am a big fan and affiliate of future facing of the intuitive features @Descript. A great help to reduce the number of technology options needed and I was up and running in no time.
My top reasons for using @Descript:
🥕 The quality of the screen recording.
🥕 The ease of editing video and audio.
🥕 Love the voice overdubbing and great transcriptions.
🥕 The Descript interactive community is also a big draw.
To learn more check out https://www.descript.com/?lmref=vcbxtQ
Fancy signing up, here’s my affiliate link: descript.com?lmref=vcbxtQ
Figuring out how to support the podcast with website had me stump most of the first year. Then I saw PodPage launch. I was sold:
🥕 The ease of creating a website.
🥕 The supports got podcasts, show notes, transcripts, guest profiles, blogs, YouTube videos, and much more.
Check out my PodPage Website for episodes and blog posts Website https://www.podpage.com/life-leadership-a-conscious-journey/
Fancy signing up, here’s my affiliate link: https://www.podpage.com/?via=michelle
You need a host. BuzzSprout has been awesome. Thanks to their generosity I build on my knowledge attending two conferences, PodFest, this year.
Here’s my affiliate link
Looking back to Look Forward
I discovered that allowing the episode topics to come into being via synchronicity and intuition led to a bit of a variety show focused on Life & Leadership from the conscious journey perspective. Closer inspection led to the formation of four series driven by DMs, feed-back and requests.
Monetization is a long game. I have started by signing up to be affiliate for those providers who have supplied great services, support and community. More recently I have been exploring ways possible options for support for the podcast:
Share Your Wisdom, Strength and Hope
Why Do You have a podcast? I would love to hear your story and fav tools.
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Life & Leadership: A Conscious Journey Podcast
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