Ignite The Desire

#39 Starting my Podcast Journey 1 Year Later with Cynthia Jones

April 13, 2022 Cynthia Jones Episode 39
Ignite The Desire
#39 Starting my Podcast Journey 1 Year Later with Cynthia Jones
Show Notes Transcript

Believing in What you Desire

Last year went by really quickly.  Can you believe it's been a whole year since I started Ignite the Desire!  

I am so excited for this next chapter in our journey together!

I am a firm believer that you have what it takes to create the life you desire.

And that is exactly how Ignite the Desire has been born and crossed the 1-year mark. 

In today's show

From the beginning of this podcast.  I've wanted to share my story with you.   The thing is that most people start out in the same place - they have an idea and then just need time for themselves before putting their plans into action!  

In this episode,  I will share some insight into how things started and how things are going.

Here's a glance at this episode...

  • [02:00]  How to ignite your desires
  • [07:01]  Switching midstream
  • [09:18]  Lessons learned

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"I believe we all have an innate desire inside of us that is waiting to be ignited. And I hope that through the guests that I'm bringing and the topics that we're talking about that it is helping you to do just that: build this awesome life that you will be happy to wake up every day and live."

 Making the start is always daunting. Be it a new habit or a new project, there’s always going to be something that holds you back. In this episode, I am sharing some things that helped me on my podcast journey in the past year.  If you hear a voice within you say, "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.  ~Vincent Van Gogh

This is actually how I got through the first year as I had so any reasons to give up but I would take the next step and continue to believe that my goal of becoming the best podcast in personal development kept me going.

The Support System to Overcome Fear and Hesitation

Just like any new experience, I also had my doubts before I started my podcast. There were so many questions about doing the podcast. In all honesty, it scared me. 

The fear and hesitation held me back from acting. Luckily, I had a very good girl friend who just started her podcast. She was able to share with me who was helping her and then as things line up, they started working with me as well.  It was exactly what I needed to take the next step someone there to help me go through the necessary steps to move to the point I had been desiring.  It’s always important to surround yourself with a support system who understands, inspires, and motivates you to be an even better person.

The Challenge of Finding the Right Platform 

Everything was in disarray after I decided to switch platforms. The new platform didn't send my podcast to all the places that it needs to go. How did I fix this mess? I started to look for a different platform and did more research. 

After a month, I found that my podcast was growing on the new platform, which is Buzzsprout. Taking the start is important, but make sure to have your safety net and don’t give up on the first failure. Failure is not a negative experience or situation in your life.  Failure is a learning opportunity.  I have learned so much about podcasting that I would have never learned without the move.  Everything is a lesson necessary for you to grow!

The Joy of Learning New Things by Running My Podcast Channel

Even after my podcast was growing, challenges are still coming. How do I properly market my podcast? How do I bring the best guests? How can I find resources so my listeners can step and build the life they desire? I call these ‘learning challenges’, which help both me and my podcast to grow even more.  I am so excited for the future and what it holds.

Throughout time, I’ve taken all of these challenges by myself except for editing my recorded podcast. Sometimes, you can never know how much capacity you have until you’re pushed to grow and that’s what I got from running my podcast in the past year.