075 – 3 Yrs & 10k Downloads/Week: Lessons from Natalie Eckdahl host of Biz Chix podcast

I was absolutely dancing-around-the-living-room chuffed and honoured to sit in the hosting chair of one of my FAVOURITE podcasts, the Biz Chix podcast, to interview host Natalie Eckdahl on her 3 year podcast anniversary. We dig into her biz and podcast journey – and it’s an epic journey to six figures and being recognised as Inc.com’s top 5 women podcasters for female entrepreneurs. Settle in!

074 – Why you? Why now? (Solo)

Warning Empire Builders, shiz gonna get REAL today. I don’t know what happened but over the long weekend in January I took a walk on the beach and I don’t know about you, but the beach makes me so much more grounded and connected to the woo woo, vulnerable side of me.

 

So… what i wanted to do was share a bit of the story of why I started podcasting. I share this story a lot, but I share the edited version, and I wanted to give you the real behind the scenes look at my failings, flaws and fears.

 

I mean I’ve talked on the podcast before – particularly episode 37 – about what I’ve learned from podcasting but that’s the business stuff. And you know I love the business stuff.

 

If you love the business stuff, you should also check out my interview with Ronsley Vaz, founder of We Are Podcast in episode 57 about podcasting, and episode 61 where i share a whole lot of awesome content creation tips from We Are Podcast 2016.

 

But this episode is NOT one of those.

 

Because I’m on the beach it’s also a little bit windy at times, but I’ve listened back and the audio is not atrocious, so bear with me.

 

For now, let’s answer the questions WHY YOU? WHY NOW?

Podcasting in 2017: The why, what and how

As I write this post, the “podcast” has been around for over 10 years. I personally have been podcasting for more than 2 years. In the time that I’ve been podcasting, I’ve helped dozens of entrepreneurs launch podcasts and seen hundreds of new podcasts enter the mothership of podcast directories, iTunes.
So it’s a fair question to ask as to whether 2017 is too late to start a podcast. Has the podcasting train left the station?

017 – Start-up with Style: Balance, Distraction & Business with Ricki Vinci

Second in our Startup with Style mini series is Ricki Vinci, a health and learning coach who has found her unique model of combining a background in medical science with

Ricki has combined her background in medical research with her skills as a health coach and her personal experience with health and wellness.

016 – Startup with Style – You are your brand with Health Coach Sharon Selby

I have been so excited to share with you this mini-podcast series of episodes I lovingly call ‘Start-up with Style’. Candid interviews with wellness entrepreneurs who are in their start-up phase and are telling their start-up story as it happens. We rarely get to hear these stories – it’s usually successful entrepreneurs looking back through biased glasses at their early days of business. So, enjoy the generosity and honesty with which my guests open up!

July Transitions : Reset Your Goals for 2015

In my Sunday yoga class, my teacher Sam talked about this time of year – end of financial year, mid winter in the southern hemisphere – as being a time of stress and anxiety and contraction, and began to talk about it in the context of being a transitional period of time, helping us to move and relax and breathe into it. It was beautiful and although it gave me a moment of stress about looming tax time, it also made me think about this time of transition in all of our wellness businesses. For all of us, it’s a transition from the first half of the year into the second. There may be many other significant transitions going on for you in your business. What i love about periods of transition is that it implies a change going on – whether internal or external. And it holds the promise and potential of the new phase, as well as the reflection and learning of the old.

Guest Post: The Value of Having a Mentor

By Belinda Jacobson, Editor, Parties, Pearls and Being Precious

 

I’m an ambitious person. Anyone who knows me will confirm that, and I make no apologies for it. I’m determined and driven, and I don’t let obstacles get in the way of getting where I want to be.

 

Having said that – I don’t always figure our the best way around those obstacles on my own.

 

In the very early stages of my career, I tried to solve the world’s problems on my own. Which worked up to a point. There came a time when I found myself asking someone more experienced than I how they would handle the situation I was in. I may not have always acted on their advice, but in some shape or form, the advice they gave me shaped my eventual course of action.

 

Fast forward 10 years and numerous promotions later and I now understand that what I was doing without realising it, was using a mentor.