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"Impostor syndrome." How does it show up for you - self-doubt, hesitation, procrastination, perfectionism, comparison, competition? Or a little gremlin in your head that says, "Who do you think you are? You can't do THAT!" You have something to share with the world -- maybe it’s just the spark of a creative idea or an entire world of inspired vision! Andrea Klunder and guests show you how to be BOLD and take action, to put your creative work into the world, to have your voice be heard despit ...
 
Seems like everyone’s starting their own podcast these days. So how do YOU stand out in a sea of podcasts? Hint: It’s NOT about the microphone. There is NO one-size-fits-all tutorial that is sufficient. So let me help. I want to help you develop and communicate YOUR STORY — the passion behind the podcast, the thing that makes your show unique and valuable to your listeners, and the secret ingredients that will help you feel successful and make your show the envy of everyone else.
 
This is Power Your Story, a podcast produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology. Each season is produced by a new group of students under the mentorship of digital media producer, Andrea Klunder, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most: bullying, social change, aft, music, food and dreams for the future. ...
 
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Episode 122. "It's not enough to just sit there and come to an awareness about it; you literally have to do something about it.” ~Rebecca Lefebvre After a year that’s spanned 42-odd months, the first episode of 2021 is a conversation steeped in practical magic, the kind that can recenter individuals and rehabilitate entire social structures. That’s…
 
Episode 121. "He told me to stay, that love was more important than visiting temples.” ~Andrea Klunder It came to my attention recently that I did a whole series on travel stories and had not recorded my own travel story to share with you. And while I have been recording these conversations for you with amazing guests about travel AND now self-care…
 
Episode 080. “The whole reason I love the solo episodes is because they're an opportunity to speak directly to your listener.“ ~Andrea Klunder On this episode, I'm answering a question which comes to us from a conversation that I was having with Kim Wensel from Pattern of Purpose Podcast. What do you think about solo episodes? Do I really have to d…
 
Episode 079. “I think that it really takes a lot of courage to be able to say, you know what? It doesn’t have to look like this; I don’t have to do it this way.“ ~Kelly Covert For many, ‘tis the season to feel less than despite all you’ve accomplished. The twelfth month generally triggers an inevitable flurry of to-do list exercises, goal-setting a…
 
Episode 120. "Perfection is not required.” ~Kelly Covert If your inbox is anything like mine (I feel for you), there’s no end to the number of resolution-writing guides you’ve received; everything one needs to generate! improve! accomplish! To say nothing of the bad habits you’re sure to (finally) crush. As aggressive well-meaning as they are, thos…
 
Episode 078. “I wanted to have a platform where there could be messy conversations." ~Lisa Lackey, Insideout Conversations Question: What to do when your podcast is technically and thematically sound but… your engagement numbers could use some improvement? your show’s promotional voice doesn’t reflect your evolution as a podcaster? your strategy fo…
 
Episode 119. "It’s sort of like using frequency as a pharmacy.” ~Shannon Harris ***All music in this episode (other than our theme music) is used with permission from Shannon Harris, and is composed, produced, and copyrighted by Shannon.*** It’s not a stretch to say that travel is a form of self-care. As this series transitions from unusual travel …
 
Have you ever lost your cell phone, had to have surgery, or wanted to learn how to play a new game? On season 5 of Power Your Story, we are talking all about making podcasts. In this episode, Joel, Brandon, and Carlos share personal stories from their own lives. This is an example of one type of podcast you can make - "personal narrative." *** http…
 
Episode 077. “This is a pet peeve of mine, when hosts tell you in the intro all the things that you are about to hear in the interview, so that when you do hear it in the interview, it’s no longer fresh because you already told me about it in the intro." ~Andrea Klunder, Your Podcast Boss Last week, I was driving down the road on a sunny day in my …
 
Episode 076. “So, for people who are at podcast envy, stop envying and start doing." ~Debbie Arcangeles The odds of duplicating Debbie Arcangeles’ podcasting success appear to be on par with capturing a real, live rainbow unicorn. Her show, The Offbeat Life, started raking in dollars well before its first anniversary - to the tune of five figures a…
 
Episode 118. "I think we often overlook what's in our backyards. Like, it's ridiculous how many places that you can see if even if you just drive a few hours out and really appreciate what you have." ~Debbie Arcangeles Conversation with Debbie Arcangeles is a lot like spinning the giant prize wheel at a carnival: every topic is a winner. And since …
 
Episode 075. “You may be thinking… okay Andrea, that’s ridiculous! If you are deaf you obviously don’t listen to podcasts — just like if you are blind you obviously don’t watch videos… except that’s not true, or at least that’s a very limited way to consider the question. And you are missing a whole segment of the population!" ~Andrea Klunder I jus…
 
Episode 117. "I think it's always kind of a struggle of not feeling like I'm fully fulfilling my purpose. As much as I love my business and I love the freedom, especially, that it gives me - I mean, what entrepreneur doesn't love that? - but I still feel that lack of purpose." ~Rebekah Read Listen to The Creative Impostor’s current series, and you’…
 
Episode 116. "I really want other people to go out and live the most adventurous life that you can, and to fill your life with stories, because it's so easy to live the same exact year over and over and over again.” ~Adrien Behn It's The Creative Impostor's 5th birthday!!! Help us celebrate by... 1) Leaving a review for the show - tell us what you …
 
Episode 074. “I make this show because if you just boiled me down into a soup, I'm a storyteller." ~Adrien Behn Behind every podcast with a lush soundscape is a creator who’s spent hours extracting just the right notes from her recording of an ambient flute. Adrien Behn is that podcaster. As the voice and vision behind Strangers Abroad, she takes a…
 
Episode 115. "It can be done. You can bring the travel adventure home.” ~Lisette Austin Traveling is a state of mind - especially during a pandemic. And free access is awarded to those who think outside the box. Lisette Austin takes that axiom and spins it into COVID comfort for those suffering from acute wanderlust. Before she gifts us with her st…
 
Episode 073. “Don't give up, get creative. I'm staying sane. And if I can -- total shiny object syndrome -- then you can too. And yeah, don't be afraid to try new things, new podcasts." ~Lisette Austin So, what does a change of scenery look like to an award-winning travel-hacking podcaster? In a time of social upheaval? During a global pandemic? Fo…
 
Episode 114. "I think we should all strive to be a global citizen and to get past, you know, our immediate doorstep.” ~Sarah Mikutel Sarah Mikutel is back! This time, for her Creative Imposter close-up. If you haven’t yet tuned in to our conversation over on Podcast Envy...queue up that episode immediately. On it, you’ll hear Sarah share her evolut…
 
Episode 072. “You're podcasting to make a difference and to have meaning in people's lives." ~Sarah Mikutel When you have two podcasts, you get to orchestrate your own crossover of sorts. And I’m in good company! My guest for this show (and an upcoming episode of The Creative Impostor) is fellow multi-podcaster Sarah Mikutel, the creator of Postcar…
 
Episode 113. "I was incredibly romantic because all my ideas about working and becoming a professional and building my career, they were already a little bit torn apart by me quitting my first job.” ~Zselyke Kecskés This episode is a love story, an old-fashioned romance with a quirky meet-cute, all filtered through the lens of decidedly modern chal…
 
Episode 071. “I've been really trying to work with people to shift that perspective that downloads numbers in podcasting are really not everything." ~Andrea Klunder Want to eavesdrop on a conversation between a Podcast Boss and her client? Yeah, you do! Welcome to the inaugural episode of Podcast Envy Office Hours, the series that answers all of th…
 
Jayinex is Chicago's creative hub for artists, entrepreneurs, and community. CEO and graffiti artist Corey Jenkins met up with our producers at homiey. (homiey's founder Mariah was featured on a previous PYS episode.) Corey talks with Quintin and Emon about art, education, imagination and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Learn more about Jayinex inclu…
 
What's it really like to grow up and live in Chicago? Our producers weigh in on what we love most about the city, what we wish was different, and some personal stories about every day life. This episode was recorded outside in the garden of our school. *** http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/poweryourstorypodcast …
 
There are certain subjects and questions you just can't talk about with your parents or even a teacher. That's where a school mentor comes in. Our school is fortunate enough to have a lot of resources for students, like Mr. Pierce, who can help us out of these awkward situations. *** http://www.PowerYourStoryPodcast.com Facebook: http://www.faceboo…
 
Sometimes life gets stressful. We heard about the idea of taking a sensory walk to help de-stress your day. So we decided to try it for ourselves. Basically, you walk around a specific place and notice anything you can see, hear, smell, feel or taste as you go. Senior producers Al and Aliyah ask our other student producers to share their observatio…
 
Episode 112. "Travel will humble you quickly.” ~Lisa James Mark this episode as your first dose of The Creative Impostor’s cure for cabin fever, a prescription for passport blues and Instagram envy in the time of COVID. Lisa James kicks off a series of conversations with travel storytellers. The woman behind Adventurous Midlifer is challenging the …
 
Juan and Emon interviewed small business owner Mariah Cobb from homiey, a community co-working, art and event space in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. Homiey has expanded to a second location in Noble Square, Chicago and a location in Oakland, CA. They have made a lot of adjustments due to the current health concerns and are now offering…
 
Episode 070. “We all have a part to play in these conversations that are going to be happening over the next however many years… I think the hardest part is just figuring out what is my role to play in this discussion." ~Dion McGill Let’s talk about Black voices thriving in podcast spaces. Let’s talk about the politics of personal opinion and profe…
 
Episode 111. "In this phase of growth, it feels weird. It feels nebulous. It feels like this molting bird... Sometimes it takes as long as it takes, you know, it's not the enlightenment Olympics.” ~Tina Dietz This episode is for the birds. Or, rather, about birds. Or, more accurately, how much creative humans have in common with molting parrots. Ha…
 
Episode 069. “You MUST use an online scheduling software — it is a PAIN to try to book with someone back and forth over email or DMs and with so many robust, reliable, user friendly options (even free ones) there’s really no excuse." ~Andrea Klunder I’ve got a super bossy solo episode for you all about booking podcast guests. This nuts & bolts deep…
 
"Whenever there's a big shift in the world, those who have the most embedded power stand to lose the most. And those who have had little power, like small businesses, artists... they have an opportunity to seize that moment, pivot quickly in a way that most of these large institutions can't and take advantage of the new landscape.” ~Lucas Spivey By…
 
Episode 068. “Don’t let that [technical] stuff frustrate you...Keep going...because that satisfaction of planning an episode, recording it and finishing it, even if no one else listens to it, if you are proud of it, that's just an immensely satisfying feeling.” ~Sarah Duncan Can a podcast that investigates history's secret sexy-times also be a reso…
 
Episode 067. “That’s why I love podcasting… it creates a whole new platform that I was a fan of before but now it’s just part of the way I do business.” ~Paul Reilly Do you love selling ?! Yeah, me neither. Lucky for us, guest Paul Reilly* does. Paul is the creator of The Q and A Sales Podcast a show that, unsurprisingly, answers questions about th…
 
Episode 110. "A lot of businesses aren't going to survive... even those that do are gonna look different on the other side of this. And that's okay.” ~Andrea Klunder I want to have a little heart to heart with you today about where we are right now, how we are right now. Moments ago, I completed a recording session with Pat Wetzel, founder of Cance…
 
Episode 066. “I think there's a ton more opportunities for people to raise their voice, to speak up, to really show up for whatever cause it is that moves them.” ~Pam Covarrubias Two things I learned from my conversation with Pam Covarrubias of the podcast Cafe con Pam. One: No one said your pivot had to be a tidy 180º. Two: Replace hustle and grin…
 
Episode 065. “We will lose something very, very fundamental to what it is to be human if we start interacting solely online.” ~Adela Mizrachi Want an inspiring story about the power of personal passion coupled with organic audience growth? Excellent because we’re talking six continent expansion! Looking to add just one more podcast to your queue? G…
 
Episode 064. “In order to change your life, you have to change. Your life is not going to change so that you can change. You have to change so that your life can change...It's simple, but it ain't easy.” ~Joan Sotkin When you talk about having “podcast envy,” your mind may wander to your podcasting mentors -- those whose shows have inspired you to …
 
Episode 109. "Ultimately, it’s up to you to craft your own life.” ~Pat Wetzel, author, traveler, founder & creator of CancerRoadTrip When I asked Pat Wetzel to imagine her life in the wildly uncertain future, the creator of CancerRoadTrip and the new podcast Bump In The Road, responded with complete certainty. But first… To understand Pat’s optimis…
 
Episode 063. “I’ve been thinking of responsibility as response-ability, that I have the ability to respond and what do I want to do with that?" ~Candice Wu I've fallen asleep on Candice Wu more times than I can remember. That's a compliment, by the way, a testament to The Embody Podcast's content and, yes, Candice's voice. There's no napping here, …
 
Episode 108. "We will get through this. It does require being innovative. It does require, you know, really, really being clear about what you want. But that's a beautiful thing because it allows you to focus on only that and not what you were told you should want." ~India Jackson, brand, marketing & visibility specialist India Jackson is in the bu…
 
Episode 062. "Some people use a microphone so they can speak into the mic and hear themselves talk, but I do the podcast because I genuinely love it. Emails that I receive or social media messages I receive of how it can help people during this time and seeing people feel low or get sick or lose family members -- how could I not be there?" ~Monica …
 
Episode 107. I didn’t have the words so I’m borrowing these shared by community members in She Podcasts. We stand with our sisters from the WOC Podcasters led by Danielle Desir and crafted by Tangia Renee. Their words below: PODCASTERS FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN Collectively, we have built engaged audiences that listen to our voices regularly, and with c…
 
Episode 061. I didn’t have the words so I’m borrowing these shared by community members in She Podcasts. We stand with our sisters from the WOC Podcasters led by Danielle Desir and crafted by Tangia Renee. Their words below: PODCASTERS FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN Collectively, we have built engaged audiences that listen to our voices regularly, and with c…
 
Episode 106. "Community is even more so important when people do feel disconnected physically. So it's still important to be able to figure out -- we are now virtual and even any of the in-person components are now kind of shifted -- So how can we make sure that nobody feels as though they're not included?" ~Erica Courdae, Diversity, Equity, Inclus…
 
Episode 060. "As a host of a show if you really want to have longevity, you start handing the things over that you don't particularly enjoy about the process to others who can do it much better than you can... and really focus in on what do [you] love and what do [you] do best." ~Jason Bader Ready. Set. Go, now and future podcasters! This one’s par…
 
Episode 105. "Getting dressed is a conversation with ourselves before it's a conversation with anybody else." ~Nicole Otchy, personal stylist, branding consultant, podcaster What’s your wardrobe style? That question can short circuit the finely-tuned minds of otherwise competent people. Throw in a pandemic with its whiplash-inducing pivot to online…
 
Episode 104. "I will just reiterate to be kind to yourself and let's not continue to do grind culture right now. We don't have to be productive. And if you're not productive right now, you're doing it right." ~Sarah Buino, therapist, podcaster, speaker, founder Head/Heart Therapy Ready for some virtual therapy? Truthfully, I’m casting a side-eyed g…
 
Episode 059. "Part of what I love about clothes is it can be an escape because there’s definitely an element of fantasy and aspiration to clothing and getting dressed and expressing ourselves in our style. And then there’s also the practicality of how do you look good on a zoom meeting call, and how do you show your personality and dress and be pro…
 
Episode 103. "People are very reticent to pitch themselves... Don't let the fear of rejection hold you back from putting yourself out there when you know you can be helpful -- when you really feel that inside of you." ~Cher Hale, director and founder at Ginkgo Public Relations Raise your hand if you’ve experienced a new wave of creator impostor sym…
 
Episode 102. "I realized that when you do something with your hands or you are creative, you create something, you feel more satisfied, you feel more fulfilled." ~Ana Paz, visual artist, teacher & retreat facilitator Want to stave off shelter-in-place boredom and re-energize your spirit? Ana Paz, a Romanian artist living in Bodensee, Switzerland, s…
 
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