“Sometimes I even think of the shows as, like, my children… like I’m co-parenting these shows and bringing them into the world when they’re new and trying to give them every opportunity possible to grow and to thrive and to reach their full potential.“~Andrea Klunder, Your Podcast Boss
At The Creative Impostor Studios and on Podcast Envy, we are all about the experience of podcasting. And that goes for the podcaster, the listener, the guests, the sponsors, the collaborative partners… Whoever is involved in the ecosystem of that podcast is a stakeholder and deserves to have an incredible experience!
And continuing our mini-series on self-care and podcasting, I want to clarify that part of self-care is community care!
It has a lot to do with the people who are around you and the relationships that you are in. And this directly applies to you as a podcaster.
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“Self-care is community care… if you are in good, strong, healthy, supportive, growth minded relationships, your “self” is going to be more well cared for.”~Andrea Klunder
This applies to you as a podcaster who is bringing other people into your ecosystem — service providers, maybe an editor, maybe a show notes writer, maybe a podcast manager, maybe an intern, maybe an associate producer.
Even if you are a one-person DIY operation, if you are bringing guests onto your show, or even in the relationship that you have with your listeners and with your audience or with your clients, if your clients are part of your listenership.
And on the flip side… if you are a service provider of some sort, whether that be in the podcasting industry or somewhere else, that relationship that you have with those clients, the people and companies and organizations who you choose to partner with as a service provider.
And, if you are self-employed… you know, people who are employed often complain about their bosses or have great relationships with their bosses. When you are self-employed, YOU are own boss, but your clients sort of become those defacto bosses and then you have a whole bunch of them. So the relationships that you have with those bosses matters a lot in terms of your overall health, happiness, and wellbeing.
So how do you qualify those relationships that you have and whether they are supporting you or weighing you down in your podcast ecosystem?Ready for a health check? Listen to the episode for some anecdotal ideas on how to assess and why it matters.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Email me, andrea @thecreativeimpostor.com, DM me or comment on this episode’s thread on Instagram @thecreativeimpostor, leave it in a review at ratethispodcast.com/envy,
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