Top 5 Lessons Learned, 3 Years of Podcasting
Exciting to be approaching the official 3 year anniversary of the podcast, coming up next week. On this episode, I’d like to share my top 5 lessons learned over the last 3 years of podcasting. There’s been a ton, but I narrowed it down to my top 5 to share with you. Thank you all for being a part of this community! I appreciate each and every one of you, and I look forward to all of us continuing on the public health journey together.
Top 5 Lessons Learned
Working full time while growing my business was a huge blessing.
Helped me to be very resourceful right from the start
I knew I needed help in the very early stages
Organized systems early on – productivity, project management, software and tools
Forced me to set clear boundaries early on
Created programs that served clients and allowed me to engage in creative ways, without feeling drained.
This has helped me stay focused, scale and grow, and prevented me from multiple ventures down the many entrepreneurial rabbit trails that are always battling for my attention.
I learned to – Take action before I feel like I’m “ready”
This keeps me a little uncomfortable at all times - (that’s the goal)
It also helps me fight that feeling that everything has to be perfect before I can start
Helps me fight procrastination, which shows up in perfectionism and your comfort zone
Listening & Serving
We all know that we should listen more than we speak. It’s an important part of good communication
But it’s not always easy to do, especially in business when you’re trying to grow and find your ideal clients
I started my business as a way of responding to the people in my community, noticing that I was getting the same questions over and over from different people.
I listened, and then began serving
I’ve grown my business on that same principle.
My programs and services are a result of what my community has asked for
When I coach other business owners, I really spend a lot of time on this because it has been one of the most valuable lessons that I’ve learned.
Do not view colleagues as competition, but embrace and support each other through collaboration.
There is only room for healthy competition in public health.
My friends and I challenge each other to grow in healthy ways
We love to see each other win
We are all on the very same team, with a goal to improve the health of the populations we serve
Even with other career coaches and consultants who offer the same type of services as I offer, I view them as additional resources for the communities we serve.
I get excited when I see new podcasts targeting different aspects of public health, and different communities.
I’ve had people reach out to me and say that they were inspired by my podcast and decided to start their own.
Not everyone in business will agree with my philosophy, but I celebrate my colleagues and absolutely thrive on the power of collaboration.
It is ok to be different.
What makes you so different should absolutely be embraced.
This goes against what I had experienced in the early years of my public health career.
I got this 'ah ha' revelation later in my career, later in life. So if I can help someone else learn this sooner than that would be awesome!
Sometimes you will never know how you being your unique self really helps someone else
Occasionally you are blessed to actually find out
Just trust that what makes you different is meant to be expressed.
If I had not stepped out and decided that I was going to embrace what makes me so different from everybody else, then you would not be listening to this podcast episode right now.
I enjoy meeting my guests and bringing unique perspectives to public health careers on every episode of this podcast.
I have the absolute best job in the world!
Thank you all for being a part of this community! I appreciate each and every one of you, and I look forward to all of us continuing on the public health journey together.
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