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As you may know, if you follow me on Twitter, I had a bit of a panic this past week and had to take a breather for a couple of days to figure out a new game-plan for creating/publishing podcasts and blog posts.
(Interesting to note that my panic came the night before something HUGE happened in the U.S. & I wonder if I was actually picking up someone else’s panic? That sort of thing has happened to me before – picking up on the energy of world events before finding out about them.)
As you also may know, I am in dire financial straits since my husband passed away in December 2016. Therefore, it is critical I spend my time on projects which have a better chance of bringing in an income.
The brain fog that comes with grieving, especially in the early months/year has lifted, for the most part, but I still can’t multi-task as easily as I, once, could (yet), so I get easily overwhelmed. I know those of you who are grieving understand this challenge.
If all goes well with the basics I’m offering via Patreon, it will free up my worry to be able to do even more to help you (and me!) heal, and improve your intuition in order to create a more positive life moving forward.
Now, when I re-started my BlogTalkRadio show, Messages From The Other Side in October 2018, I mentioned I would produce/write/host the show for a month or two to see how it works out then decide whether or not to continue.
The major change is this:
*I have come to the decision to stop doing my weekly public podcasts, for now.I will, however, create monthly, special-invite, Patron-Only podcasts!
As I mentioned above, I must focus my energy on projects and content which have a better chance to bring in an income, and my public, live radio shows have never brought me paying clients.
Examples: I had my job coaching radio show for three years, helped 1000s of people (callers as well as live & archived listeners), create professional resumes, finetune their job search, network, interview, follow-up, get hired, negotiate their salary, (seriously, I wrote more than 30,000+ words–a book for all my episodes!) and all my time, efforts, research, writing, producing, coaching, didn’t bring me onepaying client.
Same thing happened with my mediumship radio show: I wrote/produced/hosted it for three years, teaching how to best connect with your loved ones on the Other Side, what blocks you may have and how to let go of them, etc, and gave away hundreds of mini-readings, and only got 1 paying client ($50, at the time). She was the host of a “supernatural” radio show where she wanted me to guest, so she felt the need to vet me…which is fine, I don’t mind that. She paid me for my services and I appreciated that.
So, I guested on her show. She thought it would be good exposure for me because she had a larger and longer-established audience, and it would, probably, bring in some much-needed paying clients for me. I agreed because I also had read that this was a good way to promote yourself. Well, I ended up providing TWO HOURS worth of free mini-readings for her callers. Result? Appreciative callers but not ONE paying client in the days, weeks or months afterwards.
And, please, don’t get me wrong. I am always happy to help those grieving by connecting them to their loved ones but I need to pay my mortgage and eat! So, it seems that, for whatever reason, after a decade’s worth of providing my services for free (both my job coaching as well as my mediumship services), these sorts of promotions simply don’t work for me. They do not result in paying clients.
So, that must go.
*What I will do, though, is have a private, monthly podcast for Patrons only ($5/month Tier) where you will be able to call in (I’ll have a chat room open as well), and I’ll pick 1 or 2 callers to chat with: you can ask questions, share a story, and/or have a free mini-reading!
I need to focus my limited energy (due to grief) on my Patrons.
*I will continue to upload ad-free archived podcasts from my Messages FromThe Other Side radio show from 2013-2016 weekly! In the meantime, I will find a place to store these 100+ episodes for easier reference and access for my Patrons.
*I will also put out a weekly blog post (newsletter) for Patrons-only with helpful insights and guidance for you to connect with your loved ones on the Other Side, improve your own intuition, and help support you in your grieving process.
*Bonus (if I’m not overwhelmed because I really want to do this): I want to pull a motivational, inspirational, insightful card (either tarot or positive affirmations) a few times a week, and if it’s not too overwhelming for me, maybe have it daily. I think we can all use a beautiful piece of artwork + some positive energy these days on a daily basis. 🙂
I haven’t decided whether or not it’ll be a photo or a quick video. I think my batteries are out on my camera, so it may have to be a short video. I use these cards for myself and they are always insightful and bring beauty into my life, so I hope they will do the same for you. I’m being encouraged to do this, so we’ll see what messages come through for all of us!
I believe I’ll be able to do all of the above on a consistent basis. We’ll see how it goes for December (which is a very rough month for me as Hank passed away this month 2 years ago, so I ask for your patience, and thank you in advance. ❤
At the beginning of the year, we’ll see what worked and what didn’t, if I could keep up with everything, and we’ll go from there. I’d love for this to work out for all of us, supporting you through your grief, and supporting you on your own unique spiritual journey in creating a positive, joy-filled life.
I wish you peace, love and light during this holiday season.