This year I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time: I started a podcast! Creating Drama-Free Living With Jess Cording has been a labor of love and a source of so much fun and inspiration this year, as it’s brought me in touch with some truly incredible people. Since this time last year, I was deep into writing the first draft of my book, I made it my goal to release the first episode in the spring rather than trying to rush it for January, but I started recording interviews and solo episodes long before that April go-live date.
I knew going into it that podcasts were a lot of work, but holy crap. Recording feels like the easy part! Between prep, recording, editing, show notes, scheduling, and promotion, I totally see how it could be a full-time job for someone. I am so thankful for my virtual assistant who puts together the show notes and helps me write social media captions! One of the most valuable pieces I ever got was to delegate tasks you hate or are bad at or don’t have time for, and acting on that advice has been a game-changer for me in terms of work-life balance.
As we get to the end of the year, I love doing look-backs, so today I thought it would be fun to share a small sampling.
The very first episode was both exhilarating and terrifying to create and unveil. I felt like I had no idea what I had decided that my approach was going to be “done is better than perfect” and trust that I would learn more along the way.
One of the most fun parts about having a podcast is that it’s allowed me to have conversations with inspiring people. It’s also been a blast recording interviews with some of the experts who appear in my book so I can give you guys a taste of why I was so excited to talk to them as part of my writing process.
Raising Your Vibration With Spiritual Counselor Karen Noe
Ryan Smith on the Benefits of Acupuncture and Aromatherapy
Baalm CEO Mandi Nyambi Wants To Change the Culture of Skincare
Leanne Jacobs on the Magic of Unlearning “Busy”
High-Risk Pregnancy Expert Parijat Deshpande on the Mind-Body Connection
Chi Chi Life Founder Lauren Chiarelo on the Power of Community and Compassion
Talking Financial Health with Ashley Feinstein Gerstley of The Fiscal Femme
Johari Mayfield on the Transformative Magic of Movement
There was also that time I had on my sister, the therapist to talk about mental health, and the episode where my mother came on the pod to talk about hypnotherapy.
I’ve also had the pleasure of interviewing friends and colleagues on there as well as amazing people I’ve met along my travels.
I’d love to know what topics you most enjoy hearing about and what you’d like to see more of in the year ahead. You can reach out to me on Instagram or email hello(at)jessicscordingnutrition(dot)com
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