A Podcast in a Weekend Success Story with Irena Miller
Over the past several episodes, we’ve been diving deep into creating lots of content that you can use for your business. Or starting with the idea that creating even just one great piece of content each week, like, starting with a video, and then using tools to automate that and multiply it, you can end up with dozens of pieces of content from that one.
Our guest today on the podcast is the amazing Irena Miller, and she is doing just that. I can’t wait for you to hear her story of how she’s using video to fuel the content for her business.
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Have you ever thought about starting your own podcast, but something just kept you from doing that?
You’re not going to want to miss today’s guest interview. Today we have Irena Miller who is an intuitive yoga teacher and energy healer. And I’m thrilled to bring her on the podcast today to share about the progress, and the success of her new podcast, Everyday Inklings With Irena. I’m so glad to have you on the show today.
How long had you dreamed of a podcast before taking Podcast in a Weekend?
I get goosebumps as you say that because really it was probably about two and a half, almost three years that I had had it in my heart to create a podcast. So much so that you know when I came into the online space, I passed word, definitely. It seemed to be like a must-have. And as I was creating all of my paperwork, my journaling about what am I bringing? What is it that I have to share? Who can I help? Who is my ideal client? How can I get the message to them? I actually wrote the name of my podcast up and I taped it to my wall and it’s so funny because it’s still right over there.
And it took almost two and a half, almost three years to manifest. But what I discovered was before I met you, that the idea of a podcast was very overwhelming. It was an industry that seemed very advanced, and hard to break into. Everybody that I followed at that time like the Pat Flynn’s and the Mario Forleo’s and even a yoga teacher that I knew way back in the day, who became very big in the podcasting world. It just seemed like, I’ll never be able to catch up. And, where could I even begin? And so it kept getting pushed off and shelved, and pushed up and shelved until I met you.
What’s the best part about having a podcast?
It’s fun for me to share it. It really allows me to be creative and, and finally have a platform and a way to share that content that was in my heart for so long. I just didn’t have an idea of where to start the journey and process and we had known each other for a while in the online space and when you started to shared about your program, Podcast in a Weekend, and your course and how it stripped away the mysticism and the mystery and intrigue behind these podcasts – that I’d have to have this big graphics team and a whole set of assistants ready for a launch party and an all of this fanfare and build up.
What you did was you stripped away the layers, and you brought us to the group that I was with – every group I know that’s gone through – but even while I was there I noticed – just a feeling of you stripped away, kind of like what they say, “the dog and pony show” with all the lights and glitter and you said, “Listen. This is what you need. And you held our hands and you brought us through step-by-step in such a beautiful, finally digestible way. It was a way that really drew out our hearts’ desire to make an impact on the world and you showed me that it doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t have to have a million followers. You don’t have to have all this fanfare, but just the steps to be consistent. The graphics were in place, thanks to you. The description, the keywords – you had thought of everything, and it was so wonderfully done. Like really and truly you can complete it In A Weekend, and your podcast is up and running. I mean I was blown away! Something that I’ve been thinking about for years and years and years you’re like, oh yeah! You can do it in a Weekend and make magic happen.
I love your story it just for me so much joy that people other people are now able to share their amazing and unique gifts and talents in a bigger way without making it seem like it’s a daunting uphill battle the whole time.
What was the biggest takeaway from Podcast In A Weekend?
Well, you know, there are so many takeaways to focus on one. You know what I really, really loved was this theme that you brought throughout to make it possible. So again, what you say, so many of us, it seems like an uphill battle when it comes to recording a podcast – we have to have a studio, or I’ve got to have a closet big enough to sneak in so there won’t be echoes. Or I need a sound editor and I need an intro and I need an outro. You know everything just makes her head want to explode. And the way that you presented the material in this very seamless fashion that took us through all of the areas that usually trip people up, somehow through. I know it’s time your expertise you know I’m still such a newbie with this I’m like, how did she know?
But you knew the exact pitfalls that would trip us up and you helped create the seamless integration and process, and yet you didn’t stop there. But the tools that you shared with us and taught us about to help to pull the content from other areas, when we were working. So for example at my weekly show every week on Facebook, and I was able, through your guidance to pull that into an audio file, into a visual file, and then be able to bring that across platforms so that it wasn’t just a podcast, you know, but it became a video podcast. It became a blog post. It became so much more. And it was this seamless movement, it was so breathable, it was that integration. You have an incredible way about you – such a fantastic way of teaching and breaking things down so that you can go from zero to, like, 100 within the blink of an eye, and many times and other programs, there’s just been too many steps too make pitfalls. We get tripped up one little thing holds us up from moving forward, and then you’re like, I like I just bought that course but I got nowhere. But for you, you really, really – You see us through from start to finish, because you have that eagle eye and just know where those pitfalls could be and you walk us through and help us avoid them so that really is the biggest takeaway.
Who is the ideal listener for your podcast, Everyday Inklings with Irena?
This podcast is really designed for the busy, busy entrepreneur. The busy, busy woman who has this feeling deep inside themselves that there is something more going on, beyond what they see. They know at times, they feel overstretched, overwhelmed. But even when life throws you curveballs, like your account, gets hacked and funds stolen, your basement floods, or you you know miss that airline that flight – they know somewhere beneath it all, there’s this wonderful source of love and hope, and their faith builds, because they realize that it’s not the event itself that shapes them, that creates the world that they become bitter and frustrated and feel like, Uh-Oh, you know, anytime you try to put yourself out there you get knocked down. And they realize there are there’s something that they can reach out to – this loving source. And it shows up the times as angels and guides, but to ultimately know you’re not alone. And that when it comes to making decisions you have friends in high places. Your unseen resources. And really, my role is to help you speak that intuitive language, open up the lines of communication. So that’s really who this is designed for
What do you share on your podcast?
The practices that I share I really try to design them, and even tune into the ones that are very easily woven into your day because, as you said earlier, with the Podcast ln A Weekend, we just don’t have a lot of time to sit down and do a half an hour meditation or take the time and do a 90-minute yoga class. So how can you find that clarity and that calm within a few breaths, a few minutes so that we do feel good about the choices we make. We feel ecstatic, no second guessing, no worrying. We know that we’re on the right path.
Is your podcast appropriate for kids?
Yes, most definitely and actually a lot of my clients, their kids come on, and listen to the podcast and I get lots of feedback. They’re wonderful. Yes, thank you for asking that. It’s a very, very friendly podcast and the nice thing about letting your kids engage and join in with you in these practices, is that children are so open to this world of beyond. They haven’t been fenced in by, this is the only way that can be, or that’s the way it can be. Some of these beliefs that we develop as adults that really harness our imaginations. The kids are very open and they really have that opportunity to connect with their angels and the guides with great ease so it’s a lot of fun to bring them on.
What would you recommend for anyone that wants to podcast?
I would say talk to Yong. You need to talk to Yong seriously because there is so much out there on podcast, starting podcasts, and it tends to overwhelm, and when we’re in that overwhelm spot, we get into paralysis, we don’t move forward. And young, you are somebody who’s taken all of this information and distilled it into such a beautiful way of all the important pieces that we would need. You don’t have to get overwhelmed with the details like you said all the audio equipment checklist that you’ve had to go out and buy and, you know, all these details you clearly distill it down so we save tons of time and tons of money and we get to see our podcast out there. As I was saying just a little bit earlier, it’s such a thrill to open up iTunes or Spotify and be like, Oh, here’s my podcast. Oh my gosh. No, and I never ever would have gotten there, Yong, if it wasn’t for your guidance. There were just too many stumbling blocks.
Where can people connect with you?
IrenaMiller.com and they’ll find the link to my podcast there and also find wonderful, wonderful sources of inspiration, yoga videos and meditations and visualizations. But the website is a great place to begin.
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