We love helping our members grow and monetize their podcasts with our Podcast Accelerator program. While they have learned a ton, we were reminded of some really powerful lessons ourselves. We believe these lessons are applicable for anyone dreaming big (whether or not you’re a podcaster yourself)!
In this post you’ll learn:
- What is the Podcast Accelerator program
- Why the power of community is so important
- The value of having a positive growth mindset
- The beauty in being patient
We started our podcast, Almost 30 when we were approaching our 30s. We were questioning everything — our relationships, careers, health, purpose. So, we turned on a mic and started recording our raw, honest conversations.
Since the beginning, we have grown a lot. For proof, listen to our early episodes! The Podcast Accelerator program allows us to share all the learnings, strategies, wins (and mistakes) that led us to where we are today.
These are our 3 biggest takeaways from teaching the Podcast Accelerator Program:
1. The Power of Community
We can’t say it enough: Powerful growth happens in community! It’s beautiful to witness our Podcast Accelerator program members come together. They support and motivate one another, and in turn, we feel inspired. The Podcast Accelerator program provides a safe container for members to learn from and lean on each other.
We know Almost 30’s success would never have happened without strong support and fellowship, so to see our members embrace community is really special.
3. The Importance of Mindset
The Podcast Accelerator program also allows our members to realize they’re not alone in their feelings, whether they’re experiencing self-doubt, stress, or joy. We believe that having a growth mindset is necessary to succeed in anything, which is why we purposely emphasize its importance in the Podcast Accelerator program.
It’s remarkable to see members overcome fears, imposter syndrome, and lack mentality, and shift their beliefs toward abundance and possibility.
It reminds us of our own mindset journey — when we truly embraced that we were worthy of a loyal community and that money could flow to our business with ease, that’s when the magic happened! It’s a reminder to always check in with our mindset. This work never ends!
3. The Beauty of Patience
Our society tends to value instant gratification, but success doesn’t happen overnight. It happens with days, weeks, and years of intentional work. Long-term success is truly a journey — one that should be honored daily.
It’s really easy to get caught up in the number of downloads, subscribers, likes, etc., but we were reminded to celebrate the seemingly small wins (which are actually extraordinarily powerful), stay consistent with goals, and continue to believe in ourselves and our mission above all else.
Community, mindset, and patience are so important as you launch, grow, and monetize a podcast—and even as you continue to evolve your brand. But they are also beautiful lessons to remember for anyone who is dreaming big. We are cheering for you!
We’re so grateful to our members who served as catalysts for us to remember these important lessons.