I came to a realization the other day that I thought I would share with all of you.
You all know that I struggle with the lack of support I feel sometimes when it comes to the podcast. So the other day I was talking to someone online and they were asking what keeps me going? And what makes the show fun to do? As we were conversing we got on the topic of support and I shared with her how I feel and the revelation I had had the day before when I was talking to my husband. The reason I struggle with the lack of support so much is that I am used to an instant energy transfer when I am on stage and when I am teaching.
I know this may seem woo-woo, but it's true! When I am teaching or performing I have a live audience present to give me instant reactions that help propel me forward into the next moment. Whereas in the world of podcasting, we release an episode and crickets. It's like there is a large abyss I am constantly screaming into where I know there are people there, and I see our stats, but it's that missing piece of the puzzle that keeps me up at night. I love podcasting and getting to speak to so many incredible women, but when the person on the other side is silent (you), it often has me question if there is a point in continuing. Why is it that when people have something negative to say they run at the chance to tear down whatever business or person they are referencing? But when you have a good experience you don’t feel that same pull to write something positive or share the information with friends and family?
There is a reason I do what I do in my life, it's the person-to-person connection. When I taught on Zoom during the beginning months of the pandemic I would walk away from class feeling like a drained battery. I tried everything I could to fix the problem, but nothing helped. There was no energy transfer happening because the screen was in our way.
So how do we turn podcasting into an experience where energy is being transferred? I think that is where you all come in. As I say to my students you are the other actor on stage if you don't say your line how am I to continue? And if you don’t come prepared to class I will stand in silence until someone speaks. We need you all to be active participants in this community because we are doing this for YOU. We actually care about your opinion, we want you to reach out and start a conversation, and we want you to help us create a strong community of more cycle cats and kittens. We can only do so much, but we need our listeners to help us get to the next step. And if we aren't for you then find something that is and be an active participant for them. We all need to realize the effect we have on one another and that we can literally change someone's fate with one post or review online now. I know we are all busy, believe me, I am teaching over 200 students this semester, but I am still showing up as best I can.
So, we need you, I need you. Feeling like a drained battery is not fun, so write a review, reach out, and comment, it helps us to know what you are feeling on the other side of the screen and provides us with a roadmap of where to go next in our journey.
Love always your Cycle Half,