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What I Learned From 52 Podcast Episodes (That Almost Didn’t Happen)

When I started the Powerhouse Lawyers podcast, I had MAJOR imposter syndrome. 

All this podcast equipment sat on my desk (still in the Amazon box) for 3 months. 

I just kept looking at it. 

Part of me knew that once I started, I was going to be all in. 


The other part of me had all these thoughts going on in my head like…

What am I going to say? 

Is anyone going to listen?

Does anyone care? 

Am I even qualified to do this?


The same feelings I had as a young lawyer were coming up again. 

“You’re not good enough. You’re not smart enough. You’re never going to cut it.” 

I thought it was normal to have these thoughts. I didn’t even know there was another conversation I could’ve been having in my head. 

The catalyst that changed things was community. 

I went to a mastermind with a couple who gave me a totally different perspective. 


They already had their own successful podcast (with basically a gazillion downloads), and here’s what they told me: 

Don’t focus on the numbers, focus on the message

Focus on the people who are listening. 

Even if only 50 people listen, that’s probably way more people than you’re talking to on a regular basis about your business. So there you go, it’s worth it.

I came back from that mastermind and decided I was going to start - even if it was messy. 

I hired a producer, recorded an intro, and picked up the mic and started talking. 


This week, I just released the 52nd episode. (I mean, what?!?)

We’ve had over 2,000 downloads, and reached people in 28 countries. 

And I’ve loved every single minute of it. 

I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned over the last year of podcasting. Whether you’re wanting to start your own podcast or side hustle or just break out of your comfort zone…


Here are some practical tips for starting something new: 


Community will help you get where you need to be. 


If you have bigger dreams for yourself, put yourself intentionally in rooms with other powerhouses who are doing the things that you want to do. 

It's very easy to let this slide, but there's so much power in being seen and knowing that you’re not alone. It also gives you evidence that another way is possible. When you see people do things differently, you know you can go a different way too. 


Consistency is the key to success. 


You’re not going to grow a garden overnight. You have to water it and take care of it. It's the same thing with a podcast, job change, or side hustle. It deserves your consistency and your attention. If you come to something inconsistently, it's going to have inconsistent results. 


Somebody needs to hear from you. 


Someone needs to hear your message. If you’ve been holding on to something that you’re ready to step forward and talk about, people are waiting on you. God didn't just accidentally put a dream on your heart. He specifically chose you for this particular purpose. Even when it's hard, people are waiting on you to show up. 


The answer is always no if you do not ask. 


I have learned this more in podcasting and business-building than anywhere else. There have been guests I thought for sure would be too busy to be on my show. I got over being scared and decided to ask anyway. And you know what? 9 out of 10 times the answer was yes. 


Your network is your net worth.


There is true power behind intentional networking. When you need a referral, solution to a problem, different perspective, or a shoulder to just cry on, you find that in your network. You also find people who are going to remind you who you are when you’re feeling defeated. 


Those are 5 lessons I've learned this past year of podcasting, and I’m so excited to see what the next year holds. 


But first, I want to hear from you: 

What do you wish people would talk about more in the law? 

What’s the hardest thing about being a female lawyer? 

What’s your biggest struggle at work right now?

What are you most excited about?  

What kind of experts do you want to hear from? 


Send me a DM on Instagram at @eringerner or let me know on the Powerhouse Lawyers Facebook Page

Thanks again for tuning in this year, Powerhouse. I'm so freaking proud of us.

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