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A Love for Podcasting

Soul Grit podcast host Ann Taylor McNeese is interviewed on the Scaling Therapy Practice podcast, where she shares her insights into starting a podcast and growing a business. In the introduction, it is explained that the Soul Grit podcast is about integrating faith with mental health. Taylor has been a therapist for many years and runs her own practice, Soul Grit, in Southern California. She discusses her love for podcasting and how it became a natural extension of the conversations she has with her clients in her therapy practice.

A Podcaster with Grit

The interview then moves onto the main topic of starting a podcast. Taylor shares her wisdom on how she got started and kept going despite the challenges. She explains that having grit is essential in order to start a podcast when there are no sponsorships, audience, or extra funding. Taylor highlights the importance of passion and being true to oneself when starting a podcast, stating that people can tell when the podcast host is not being authentic. She also emphasizes the importance of consistency, making sure that the podcast is released on the same day and at the same time every week.

Podcasting has Helped Ann Scale Her Business

The interview then moves onto how podcasting has helped Taylor scale her business. She explains that podcasting has helped her to connect with more people and grow her network, leading to new clients and business opportunities. Taylor also discusses how podcasting has helped her to become an expert in her field and to be recognized as a thought leader.

Therapy Practice owners need to take care of themselves

The interview concludes with a tool tip or tech of the week, where Taylor reminds listeners to take care of foundational stuff first. She emphasizes the importance of getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising, stating that it is essential to take care of oneself in order to be successful in business and in life. Overall, the interview provides valuable insights into the world of podcasting and how it can help mental health professionals to grow their businesses and reach more people.

Quotes and Tips

  1. Mental health should be treated as seriously as physical health.

    • "We need to treat mental health as a physical health issue. It's just as important. It's just as urgent."
  2. Social media has both positive and negative effects on mental health, and it's important to use it in a healthy way.

    • "I think social media has the power to connect us in ways that we've never seen before. But the flip side of that is that it can also really contribute to feelings of isolation and loneliness."
    • "I think we all have to be really mindful about how we're using social media, and if it's actually contributing to our well-being or if it's actually detracting from it."
  3. Being vulnerable and opening up to others can be incredibly healing.

    • "I think vulnerability is one of the most powerful tools we have in terms of being able to connect with others and heal ourselves."
    • "When we share our stories and we share our struggles, we actually give other people permission to do the same."
  4. Self-care is crucial, but it's also important to recognize that it's not a one-size-fits-all solution.

    • "Self-care is incredibly important, and it looks different for everyone."
    • "It's about really tuning into what you need and figuring out what works for you."
  5. It's important to prioritize mental health and seek help when needed.

    • "I think we need to get to a place where we recognize that taking care of our mental health is not a luxury, it's a necessity."
    • "There's no shame in seeking help. It's actually a sign of strength."