Jennifer Grimson was brand new to the podcast space when she met E.B. Moss two years ago at the last in-person #PodcastMovement event. Fast forward and she was a guest for Epi 34 of Insider Interviews discussing her approach to marketing her now successful Micro-Empires Podcast about her path to rebuilding wealth. And, since podcasting adds such a personal touch, Grimson shares insights about her very personal story -- from twice filing for Chapter 13 (the second time at age 41 with two little kids) to having million-dollar+ in assets, to how she adopted podcasting.
In the episode, Grimson explains her three lessons of coming from nothing to financial resolution: assess, ask act -- and how her approach to be a podcaster or learning ANYTHING is to dive in: "You're going to jump in a pool with a bunch of people that are Olympic swimmers. And you're going to be in there with your floaties on, just trying to keep your head above water, but there's two things that are going to happen: Number one, you cannot be in that environment and not learn. And number two, the experts are not going to let you drown. That's true about wealthy. That's true about everybody here at Podcast Movement. People who are successful, 99.9% of the time want to help."
When it came to creating and marketing a podcast Grimson "didn't even know how to plug in the microphone. I still struggle with that portion of it. But I've never really worried about that because there're those Olympic swimmers that you can call. And I'm never going to be the best at that. What I have to offer is my experience. So that's what I wanted to focus on. What I learned was that despite the fact that there's a million podcasts very few of them are actually successful and that they are work. They're not easy. And you have to commit and be really thoughtful about who you're talking to."
That is about the best lesson one can learn when diving in to podcasting.
Does her story have a happy ending? You bet. Right down to her pro-hockey/sportscaster husband, Stu. But it's all because Grimson, who is fiercely independent, candid, and determined, keeps on swimming. Dive in. Take a listen. Be inspired.
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