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    100. What I've learned from 2 years of podcasting

    enJune 20, 2023

    Podcast Summary

    • Growing a Successful Podcast from a Small HobbyStarting small with dedication, time and support can lead to significant achievements. Don't be afraid to evolve and improve your process to achieve your goals.

      Starting as a small hobby, the podcast, The Psychology of Your 20s, has grown into a major achievement for the host who is grateful for the listeners' support. The 100th episode and two-year anniversary of the show has been celebrated with a special episode where the host answers the audience's questions. The host shares her journey of starting the podcast as recording on a phone with terrible audio quality. She reflects on how the podcast has evolved into a new process over the years. The message to take away from this milestone is that starting small can lead to big achievements if one puts in time, dedication and has the support of others.

    • The Power of Authenticity and Vulnerability in Creating ConnectionBeing genuine and transparent in your content can create authentic connections with your audience. Investing in yourself and not giving up on your dreams can lead to rewarding experiences. Share your authentic story and connect with others on a human level.

      The biggest lesson learned from this podcast is to be authentic and vulnerable. When you put yourself out there in a way that is revealing and vulnerable, people respond to it and seek connection. Even the topics that seemed too private to share with others were the ones that people connected with the most. It's important to invest in yourself and not to give up on your dreams. Authenticity and vulnerability are the key to creating meaningful content and connecting with your audience. The human experience is universal, and people are always looking for someone to be real with them and share their stories. So, keep being authentic, keep investing in yourself, and keep surprising yourself with the rewarding experiences of sharing your story.

    • Tips for Starting a Successful PodcastDon't wait for perfection, invest in a good name and theme, be unique and authentic. Focus on your strengths and goals, be patient, willing to learn and grow. Consistency is key, start small and keep going.

      Don't wait for everything to be perfect before starting. Learn by doing and be consistent. Invest in a good name and cover art, have a strong theme, and make your content unique and authentic to you. Focus on what you do best and have a clear sense of what you want out of your podcast. Don't be preoccupied with social media. Starting a podcast is fun but it is also a lot of work and requires patience and dedication. Be willing to learn, grow and adapt with time. And remember, it's okay to start from your phone or a cheap microphone, the key is to stay consistent and never stop learning.

    • The Importance of Personal Connections and Reflection in Creating Inspiring ContentPersonal connections and self-reflection are essential for creating valuable and authentic content. Learning from past experiences and seeking advice from others can provide guidance on the journey towards self-improvement.

      Meaningful connections and personal conversations lead to the most well-rounded and inspiring content. Taking time for contemplation and reflection is just as important as taking action for self-improvement. Although the podcast offers advice, the host also seeks out advice from other sources, including her own podcast episodes. Listening back to past episodes on personal struggles can provide guidance and insight. Despite producing content on self-improvement, the host admits that she does not have her life together and still has areas to work on. Finally, personal relationships and past experiences can shape content and provide valuable insights for listeners.

    • Life lessons learned from communal livingEmbrace communal living and value your time. Work through insecurities before pursuing relationships. Gratitude towards past partners can inspire growth and creativity. Enjoy the present moment and don't settle for less.

      Living in a share house can teach valuable life lessons and create a sense of community and family-like relationships. Some experiences are universal and can be shared online for others to learn from. Relationships and breakups can inspire growth and creativity. It's important to work through your own insecurities before pursuing relationships with others. Value your time and don't settle for less than what you deserve. Gratitude towards past partners for the lessons learned is important. Enjoy the present moment and don't rush into anything. Living in the moment and embracing communal living can bring happiness and peace.

    • Leaving a Consulting Job to Follow a Podcasting PathQuitting a stable job to follow your passion is possible with hard work and determination. Always strive to create valuable content and nurture your community for success.

      The speaker quit a management consulting job in mental health policy to pursue a podcast full-time and is launching a Patreon, a community space, and a new line of merch soon. She plans to go back to university for a further qualification in journalism or cognitive neuroscience and is traveling a lot. She has a master list of over 100 topics that she wants to cover on her podcast, including the impact of trauma on our bodies, pretty privilege and the psychology of internalized misogyny. The speaker is excited for this next chapter, grateful for the listeners' support and aims to make good content and bring on really good guests.

    • The Importance of Responsible Representation and Storytelling in MediaPsychology and mental health topics can be made accessible through new creative ways like live episodes and expert guests. The healing power of nature can be used to tackle anxiety and stress. However, we must also acknowledge and address problematic elements in literature that harm marginalized communities.

      Psychology and mental health topics are fascinating and should be made accessible through new and creative ways like live episodes and expert guests. Exploring the healing power of nature could be a great way to tackle anxiety and stress. However, we must also recognize the problematic elements in literature like Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House on the Prairie,' which has been called out for racism and propagandist lens. While it's important to appreciate and learn from the complexity of American literature and its authors, we must also acknowledge the harm it can cause to marginalized communities. This all boils down to the importance of responsible representation and storytelling in media.

    • Learning from Regret and Embracing Past ChoicesRegret is an inevitable part of life, but it allows us to learn and shape our stories. Focus on what can be done differently in the future and embrace past choices to make peace with decisions.

      Regret is inevitable, but it helps us learn from our mistakes and shape the stories we tell ourselves. However, what we perceive as mistakes is subjective, and hindsight is 20/20. Sometimes the timing of events is crucial, and missing out on certain experiences could lead to even more regret. Interestingly, research suggests that we're more likely to regret things we didn't do than things we did. Therefore, we should try to embrace our past choices, even if we regret them, and focus on what we can do differently in the future to make peace with our decisions.

    • Practical Tips to Overcome Negative Emotions and Improve Self-WorthPractice self-forgiveness and compassion, identify your attachment style, set boundaries in relationships, approach dating apps with caution, prioritize joy over productivity, and plan non-productive activities for mental rest and rejuvenation.

      To deal with negative emotions and regrets, practice self-forgiveness and self-compassion, recognize that everyone has experienced regret, and that experiences are universal. When getting attached to someone, be aware of your attachment style and avoid fantasy bonding, unrealistic expectations, and unresolved emotional trauma. Set clear boundaries and guidelines for what you're looking for in a relationship. Dating apps can be useful, but approach them with caution and open-mindedness. Don't associate your self-worth with productivity at work or school. Find joy in slow activities and plan non-productive activities for yourself once a week.

    • Build Self-Confidence by Focusing on Your Values, Beliefs, and PassionsTo build self-confidence, focus on what you value and enjoy doing. Don't let productivity or social media dictate your self-worth. Surround yourself with positive influences and channel negative energy into creative projects.

      Don't let productivity dictate your worth. Instead, rest your identity on your values, beliefs, passions, and hobbies. Don't be afraid to do things just because you enjoy them, even if you're not good at them. When it comes to building self-confidence, social media can be your enemy, so remove triggers and focus on doing things that make you feel comfortable. Surround yourself with people who don't have conversations around body image and find ways to move your body that aren't tied to exercise. Lastly, channel negative energy into something creative and productive to heal after heartbreak.

    • Healing from HeartbreakHeartbreak can be a chance to grow and connect with yourself. Spend time doing things you love and appreciate nature. Don't use new relationships to heal old wounds. Time will heal all wounds, so take what you can from the experience and be grateful for support from others.

      Heartbreak reveals the deepest parts of your emotions and insecurities. Take it as an opportunity for self-growth and healing. Spend time reconnecting with yourself and doing things you love. Nature, especially bodies of water, can be healing. The most valuable relationship you will ever have is with yourself. Take time to establish that connection and build a strong foundation. Don't use new relationships to heal old wounds. Time heals all wounds, and every day it will get easier. Remember that there is beauty and reverence in heartbreak. Take what you can from the experience and leave the rest behind. Finally, be grateful for the support and feedback from others as you navigate life's ups and downs.

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