Season 1, Episode 21

20 things I learned from my first 20 Episodes


The Twenty First Episode

Todays episode is a check in to show you what I have learned from the last 20 episodes.
With every episode I learned something new.

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Welcome to Gladiatrix. I am woman and hear me roar I'm your host Malini Sarma. Every week, I will be speaking with women from all over the world who will be sharing their journeys, their stories about overcoming their fears, and achieving great things that they thought they never could. So if you don't want to miss a story, make sure you subscribe. Before we talk about today's show, I would like to say thank you to all my guests who have been featured on the glad effects podcast to date. I have a dream. There are 193 countries in the United Nations. And I have a dream that I can host at least one woman from every country in the world on this podcast, that is 193 countries 193 stories on 193 shows. So if you know of somebody who should be featured on the show, please drop me a note. I would really appreciate it.

In today's episode, your host is also your guest. Today is the 21st episode of the gladiator tricks podcast. When I first started doing the podcast, I was told that if you can manage to get to three months, you're doing pretty well. Well, it has been four months. So I think I'm ahead of the game. But in the last 20 episodes, I learned something new every single time. It has not been easy. But it has been fun and quite invigorating, exciting and adventurous.

So let me tell you some of the things that I learned through my journey in the last 20 episodes.

Number one, you have a story to tell somebody needs to hear it. If you don't say it, no one's going to hear it. So just go out there and tell your story

number 2 to reach out to your friends. When I first started, I didn't know who to include as part of my guest. But when you have a great friends network, somebody will always be willing to share their story on your podcast. So reach out to them. Don't be afraid.

Number three, share the love. If you have a guest on your podcast, you could be a guest on their podcast, if they have one, you'd be surprised the number of people who would want to listen to you, just because you happen to be on somebody else's podcast.

Number four, be thorough use of a title or a lack of one, or use of a word, or lack of one could completely change the meaning of the sentence, which may not be what your guests intended. So make sure that you review and you're thorough,

number five, not everything that goes on has to be on the show. Every person has a certain story that they want to tell and make sure you stick to that.

Number six, sometimes things don't go as planned. And that's okay. Just pick up where you left off and keep moving. You can always edit and adjust later, you might actually be surprised at the final product.

Number seven, just let it flow. Normally, I give my guests a set of questions so that they know what is going to be asked. But not everything always goes that way. The story sometimes changes direction, and you end up talking about a completely different topic, which is just as fascinating. So just let it flow.

Number eight, you are making a difference in at least one person's life. You may not think that, but you would be surprised at how many people think that view.

Number nine, crap happens. Sometimes the technology doesn't work. And the interview may not be as clear. But that doesn't mean that the story is any less impactful. Thank God for technology, you will always find a way to fix your issue.

Number 10 be surrounded by a great community. It's good to have a community in time of need. Yours, or theirs?

Number 11. keep experimenting. Sometimes interviews work out well when it's planned. Sometimes it's better when it's extempore. But whatever works, you will never know until you find out.

Number 12 be comfortable being uncomfortable. I made some fascinating new friends by reaching out and talking to people, I never know. And it worked out wonderfully.

Number 13 technology can be fascinating. And just as frustrating. You just have to be patient and figure it out. And before you know it, you will be the master of disaster.

Number 14. unpredictability is the best part. So do what you have to do to manage in that time, and all work out eventually.

Number 15. The universe has a way of making things work out, there was a time when I didn't know when my next best was coming coming from. And I got a call and next thing you know, I had an interview. So just embrace it.

Number 16. Sometimes things work out. And sometimes you have to push to make it work. Either way, the results are amazing. So enjoy it.

Number 17. Sometimes the rules change midway, I decided that I wanted to speak to at least one woman in every country in the world. So that's 193 countries. If you know somebody who should be on the show, let me know. I'd really appreciate it.

Number 18. What you see in a guest, they might not see themselves, you may have to bring out the wow factor from their story. That's what makes it interesting.

Number 19. Every generation has their own point of view, you may not agree. And that's perfectly okay.

Number 20. reaching out and allowing somebody to let their story be told and their voice be heard is all it takes to make a difference. These are the top 20 things that I have learned in producing, editing and publishing the last 20 episodes of the gladiatrix podcast.

So what's next you ask? Well, there are still 12 more weeks until the end of 2020. So there are 12 more interviews coming up. If you want to send me a note, I'm available at Malini at Malini Sarma calm or on Instagram at gladiate bricks podcast. If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple podcasts or reading on any of the other podcast platforms. I will be back next week with another story.

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