#LeadandLift | Episode 77 | Chabidaye Jaglal Ramnath
Today is a special day because the Lead and Lift podcast is now officially two years old! Also, I want to excitedly announce to all of you that the podcast has reached the Top 5% in Global Rank. Give yourselves a round of applause, because it is through you high-performance readers and listeners that we made it to the top 5%.
I’d like to sincerely thank you for listening each week and sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Together, we are creating a positive ripple effect of goodness in the world.
Through community, we can do great things. We'd love to have you join us at the Lead and Lift Society.
Since it is the podcast anniversary today, I want to share with you five podcasting secrets that I’ve learned.
A podcast is a unique stage. It enables the speakers to share their message with a very unique and curated audience.
On a regular stage, there’s a risk that people will forget your message or your content when the event itself is done. However, with podcasts, the lessons you share will stay forever - or at least, as long as you are able to pay the hosting platform. Even when a lot of time passes, people will still have access to the content that you’ve shared.
Having a podcast is especially advantageous for business owners as it is a good way to level up your business marketing strategy. The content that you create for the podcast can be repurposed on your social media pages in order to attract more people to you.
As a podcaster, you can listen to the first episode and assess your growth as the host, as a speaker, or just as a person. Listening to your own thoughts at that time might be useful in measuring how far you’ve gone.
Just the thought that one day, my grandkids might even be listening to the show fills my heart with so much excitement and joy. They’re going to be listening to their grandma share her frameworks, ideas, and message and maybe even apply it in their own life.
I can just imagine in 10 years' time how many awesome new guests I would meet, and it gives me a lot of motivation to continue working on this legacy. Who knows, I might even get to meet you one day!
Podcasts give people an opportunity to grow their network and cultivate a relationship. This doesn’t only apply to the host or the guest, but also to you, the listener.
In the show notes of every episode, you’ll notice that the guest’s contact information is always added. This is so that listeners are able to connect with the guests if they are interested to take the conversation further or ask them any questions. If you want to contact a guest, just mention that you’ve heard of them from the Lead and Lift podcast and there you go, you will already be on common ground.
Another way you can connect with a guest is by replying to my emails if you are subscribed to my newsletter. Yes, I do read emails - and that’s one way for you to reach out and ask for an introduction to the guest. Better yet, you can even ask to be a guest on the show and share your wisdom with the audience.
Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to the guests. You’ll be amazed when they remember you for reaching out.
Since I launched this podcast two years ago, my coach Doug Sandler, extended an offer to me to join his team at Turnkey Productions as a podcast host. We launch new podcasts for clients every four to six weeks and all the clients I work with always have a higher mission. Their passion is all about helping people and working to create a big impact in the world.
Therefore, not only do I have an opportunity to spread a positive message in my own show, but I’m also helping others spread their own positivity as well.
That positivity ripples across the world and touches the lives of many individuals, and you can be a part of this by sharing the show or an episode that matters to you with someone in your community that you think may need to hear it.
It’s exciting for me each time to turn on my microphone to record an episode for you. I would wander around during the week, thinking, “What am I going to share this week?” I spend a lot of time thinking about what I’m going to share that will increase your awareness and increase your growth.
Doing this podcast is exhilarating, it brings me joy. It also is very enriching for me to hear nuggets of wisdom from the guests. Sometimes, I would be so focused on what the guest is speaking about that I end up unconsciously writing down notes and putting insights on paper. Then, I would remember that I am the host of the show and that I can get access to the show notes later on.
My hope is that each time you listen to an episode, you get new insights and a newfound awareness of an area of your life. As you hear each episode, think of one action - one thing that you can add to your life or one thing you can do differently. That one thing will give you momentum and create a compound effect of growth in your life.
One other thing that I personally practice is that whenever I need a little pick-me-up, I would listen to my personal podcast list. This is something that I recommend, listen to shows that bring you joy, give you motivation, or a new perspective. Fill your head with goodness so that you could keep going despite what goes on throughout the day.
My one wish for all of you is that when you listen, you will feel lifted and that you get a renewed commitment to keep moving forward in your journey.
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