I cannot believe our last episode was in February! In so many ways that feels like both an eternity ago and also like it was just yesterday!
Episode 19 of the Creative Business Breakdown podcast is a quick mini-episode to share with you that we are coming back for a whole new season of the podcast starting in October.
We wanted to take a few minutes to share with you a few of the reasons why we had to step away in February and let you in on our “why” behind come back and really “why” we are doing the podcast in the first place.
When we finished recording episode 18 of the CBB, we had big plans to continue recording episodes but we kept putting it off. I was so sick the week were originally going to record what was going to be episode 19 so we put it off until the following week. That following week Rachel was sick. After that, one of us was out of town.
Week after week, things kept coming up and getting in the way of recording a new episode. It felt like there was never a “good time” to record new content. And honestly, the longer we waited, the better it felt. When we finally had a conversation several weeks after putting off a new episode, we made the decision to officially take a season break. It felt easy to take a break. It felt right.
Our break was not due to lack of content. We have several full outlines of episodes we still want to record and have a massive list of topics we want to cover at some point! We definitely still have PLENTY to talk about.
Closing out a season of CBB felt right because Rachel and I were both moving on to new seasons in both our personal lives and business. We both have been dealing with a lot of big changes all happening at the same time. We needed time away and some space to really process so we could come back to you fresh and excited share about everything we’ve experienced recently.
We are thrilled to be back!!! We started our initial conversation about coming back during a meeting in June but the timing still wasn’t quite right. Not only were we still in the midst of some big changes and processing some large decisions (including Rachel no longer teaching lessons ), Rachel and I simply weren’t in the same place. We were both on the go, with our families, performing, traveling, and working in our other business throughout the entire summer. Outside our weekly meeting, we didn’t really see each other over the past few months.
When we started talking about reviving the podcast for Season 2, we had a serious sit down conversation regarding “why”. Our theme for the year has been “live your why”. We’ve wanted to have a concrete why behind what we are doing in our business. The podcast is so different from our regular business and it’s not a source of additional income at this point so why do it?
We eventually came to the game-changing revelation that the podcast doesn’t have to have the same “why” as our business. We had built up a lot of unnecessary pressure around something that simply brought us both joy and relief!! That’s our why: because we like doing it. The general nature of our business can be so heavy. We are therapists working with people all day! We make huge decisions and work through seemingly never-ending task list daily.
This podcast is an escape. It’s a chance to debrief, catch up, share the lessons we’ve learned, and just chat. It’s a shift away from everything else we do. The podcast is our time to chill and take a break away from our daily checklists that keep our business running and talk about what we want! There are no rules for this podcast! We talk about the hard stuff, but in a way that makes it seem fun and real and I absolutely love it!!!!!
I’m so incredibly excited to share that the podcast is officially re-launching in October. We have so many stories we are looking forward to sharing with you soon! We’re going to be talking about some really juicy material in upcoming episodes that you won’t want to miss! Be sure to catch up on old episodes now and subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss anything.
Also, a huge thank you to all of you who have reached out over the past several month! We so appreciate all of the positive feedback we’ve heard from every one of you! Please keep sharing your thoughts, feedback, questions and comments. We love hearing from you and looking forward to sharing more soon!
Thank you for joining along on our journey!