breaking down My podcast process through the human design lens
The 2022 Anchor/Spotify wrap has got me to reflect on the awareness around my podcast process through the time of its conception in February 2020. Wow, it’s been here for a while!
So in this post, let’s talk about my personal podcast process through my Manifesting Generator lens.
When I started the Conscious Revolution Podcast, it was a whole dream come true for someone who’s grown on a solid appetite for celebrity and self-help author interviews. The pre-podcast era had us thinking that we need to be a journalist or a rich celebrity in order to have our interview show. Fast forward, 2020, all we needed was an app on our phone! The podcast experience was super new so doing Season1 was all the more adventurous for this Manifesting generator to do something which was absolutely fresh and untouched by anyone around me until then. Right from the recording to promotion on social media, I was all in to experiment. The most interesting part was how effortless the conversations felt with people I had never met but had been loving their work online. However, as with all good things, the fire started to slowly fizzle out as the year ended and as I started being influenced by the shoulds of the podcast world. I started thinking about my guests, promotion tactics, and content from my mind. I started holding myself from going all in and speaking my truth because I started noticing that people were actually listening to it – and especially the people I knew in real life, it was pretty intimidating. And perhaps that’s when the last few episodes started to feel a little tasteless. At this point, the podcast also started featuring me doing solo casts because that’s how most of the soul/solopreneurs started entering the podcast realms. as a way to benefit their coaching business As an open identity center, I am very prone to picking up identities that sometimes may not align with my highest purpose. So as you can already tell, the real purpose of connection and conversation started to fade away . . .
I wrapped up that season and took a break even when I didn’t even know that I could do my podcast in seasons! For a while, there was nothing to inspire the momentum again and it was just silence for a while – until I worked with a mentor and I felt damn, I need her voice to reach my community.
That’s when I started a series of interviews again and it became Season 2 – of course because I finally had something to respond to (hello, generators!). This time around, I just reached out to people who were currently in my energetic field and were creating an impact in influencing and inspiring me personally. As I was going through my own Human design experience, my solocasts reflected that unraveling. And while it was total fun, spontaneity and high of recording, I lagged way behind in editing and uploading them. It’s just something I couldn’t create space for and I kept on procrastinating it. I also want to point out that procrastinating was not fun. As a defined heart, I am driven to keep promises and it was very embarrassing and heavy for me to not being able to do that with my podcast guests. It was like living with a very silent shadow, and the shame kept on piling at the back of my head . I also felt very incapable and unworthy for not having the space, desire, or energy to complete them. If you are a defined root center, you have the drive to finish things so I’d experience that pressure but as I said – no sacral energy or desire so it’d just not happen. I had to experience the classic generator wait and shame cycle because there was actually nothing to respond to.
Finally around mid 2022, there was something which ignited the sacral fire. I saw my lovely mentor dropping an entire season of her podcast at once and it was so eye-opening to break the rules. I remember DMing her like “f**kkk it’s possible?” That ignited a fire in my sacral & I literally dropped all 9-10 episodes in one week (when a MG’s sacral is lit, it’s game over!).
Breaking rules. Breaking out of shoulds. There’s not just one way of doing things. If I don’t resonate with one, I can opt for another, especially as a Hummingbird archetype aka the Manifesting Generator. I am meant to take different paths and create the most efficient, fun, and simplest way to reach where I want to be.
Did dropping everything in one week feel good? Umm yes because I hadn’t been doing it for a long while and I needed that manifestor surge to fulfill my defined heart promises. I could not not do it – even if it was embarrassingly late. As I have been healing my relationship with intimacy and connections for more than half this year, I have realized how much I love the process of interviewing and digging the rabbit holes with my guests as a 1/4th profile. It keeps me energized, informed and engaged. It keeps me curious. Learning and Connection are a very important part of my being and if I can trace back to 2020, I believe what really shifted things in my business was when I kickstarted my podcast and I could open up in conversations and share them. Now what I mean here is not necessarily what they did for my business in terms of marketing, but what they did with my energy which was reflected in my business.
When I reflect I also realize that everytime I thought I am done with the podcast, it was actually not the podcasting in itself but the things I believed I needed/I should to do with the podcast.
So what I didn’t actually like was editing and clipping them for social media consumption but I thought I needed to have that going even if I am a one person business at the moment. It’s a little too much repetatitve slow moving work on my end – which is just something the fast moving energy of the manifesting generator cannot keep up with when it has wilder visions and ideas to map out. Deeper reflection brought up that what I also don’t actually like are solocasts where I have to talk all by myself and there’s sometimes not much to respond to and somewhere in the middle, I feel lost – unlike a two-way interview which is so much fun to play with that ping-pong energy. And then, what I also don’t like is having guests for the heck of it – like the guests which I feel I should have on board as a mark of recognition or achievement or people pleasing – instead of the ones I feel a connection with on some level and I am madly in awe with. Yes, if it’s not a heck yes, it’s a no.
And so in the next season of my podcast, I am walking with a few more decisions.
- Leaning less on thinking and analyzing from mind, but more on that intuitive emotional connect or sacral fire
- Recording only two-way podcasts because I love the ping-pong game when I am conversing
- Making it a part of my life routine, even if spaced out, instead of working in surge seasons (a conscious shift from working like a Manifestor to working more like a generator) along with an ode to my 1/4 profile which loves a good enlightening chat and instead finds them energizing and fueling.
- Skipping big social media creatives/promotions, not placing too much emphasis on the social media consistency, perhaps finding the easiest, shortest way to work it out (automations!) or omit it completely. until I have some support or outsourcing.
- Eliminating as many shoulds as possible and making it just what it is – a podcast experience. In short simple words, making it simple.
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