Did you hear? I was interviewed on a podcast that aired yesterday?
Not just any podcast, my most favorite podcast, that I have been a fan of since it launching in the fall of 2016. It is called She Creates Business, A Podcast For Wedding Pros. I was the honored guest of her 50th episode, click here to find it. There are so many things I love about this podcast. The host Kinsey Roberts, is so relate-able. She seems like she could be a real-life girlfriend, and she has the best radio voice. She doesn’t sound like she’s reading from a script and she isn’t too proud to laugh at herself. Laugh – that brings me to my second reason. I love that her and her guests are always laughing, sounding like they are having such a good time chatting about their businesses – what did and didn’t work. I also love that it is focused on helping creatives that services the wedding industry, and hey, that’s me! 🙂
How This Came About
2016 I had a goal to be very intentional with other creatives and to be open and honest, in a good way. If someone wrote a blog, shared a post, or hosted a podcast that I really enjoyed or helped me, I made it my business to reach out and say thank you. Not for any benefit of mine, but to let that person know that there was at least 1 person in the world that appreciated what they were putting out there. Well Kinsey was one of those people. And I found myself reaching out to her more than once because her content was so good. It was helping me expand my goals and thoughts as I was in the process of expanding my business, brand and client experience.
We became Instagram friends and one day she said “you should totally be a guest on my show – no pressure.” I was thinking “umm….that’s a ton of pressure. I barely know what I’m doing. I need all of this help to grow, how could I help anyone?” I told my husband, this woman I have befriended on social media just suggested the craziest thing – that I should be on her podcast. Hmph, of course I said no. He basically told me I was crazy. If I want to grow part of growing is getting uncomfortable, and this is a good way to do it. He also reminded me that many friends and clients look to me as a makeup expert, so surely I have something valuable to share. I went back to Kinsey, now feeling really silly, like “yeah, if it’s still an option, I’ll do it, but after the new year.” She agreed to that.
How I Prepared
Well in the next few months my confidence grew leaps and bounds. I successfully launched a beta tester makeup workshop, started a biweekly beauty newsletter, started blogging almost weekly and started Facebook Live makeup tips program biweekly. I even changed my marketing strategy and put myself out there, 100% on the web and also this website. So when it was time to do the interview I was cool.
What the Interview Was Like
Kinsey and I had chatted once before, back when I was more nervous. I wanted to make sure she could hear me ok, and test my nerves out a little bit. So when the day came it was more exciting than anything. Kinsey really creates a relaxed environment and promotes the conversation to be more like 2 girlfriends chatting, instead of a straight-up interview (no wonder why I loved the show so much as a listener). I did receive a list of questions that we might talk about, but honestly, the conversation was something all it’s own and most of those points didn’t even get talked about. I can’t remember exactly what we talked about, but just like with your friends, I have that “when I talk to Kinsey again, I’ll have to tell her this” list in my head.
I am so thankful that Kinsey saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. It was a great opportunity to be in a different platform and I hope to be able to do something like it in the future.
Did you get a chance to listen to it yesterday? If not, than check it out now. If so I’d love to know what you thought of it. Leave your comments below.