Come Rain or Shine Episode 287 The final episode

“When you’re appealing to everybody, you’re appealing to nobody. You really have to know who you are and differentiate yourself. Home in on that thing that people are going to remember.”

After 5.5 years and 285 episodes, it’s time to say goodbye to the Come Rain or Shine podcast. It’s been an incredible ride, filled with valuable lessons and heartfelt connections. I want to express my deep gratitude for everyone who tuned in, engaged with the content, and contributed to the show’s success. Thank you for being a part of this journey.

Hosting this podcast has been an adventure that brought on many unanticipated lessons and new friendships. It would take too long to capture them all, so here are three big lessons can be applied to your own journey:

  • Momentum and Differentiation: Starting something new, whether it’s a business venture or a creative project, can be daunting. Building momentum and finding ways to differentiate yourself from others in your industry are essential steps for success.
  • The Power of Enthusiasm and Providing Value: Enthusiasm is a powerful differentiator, and providing value before expecting something in return can help you build lasting relationships and drive business growth.
  • Interviewing and Curiosity: Hosting the podcast taught me the importance of asking thoughtful questions, actively listening, and showing genuine curiosity in others’ stories. These skills have translated into valuable personal and professional relationships.

As I bid farewell to the podcast, I’m excited to announce that I will continue sharing insights and valuable content through a monthly article. You can sign up for this on my website. I’d love to stay connected with all of you.

Thank you to Jamie and JJ Eubanks and the entire Magical Vacation Planner team for their incredible support. It’s been an honor to work with them and showcase their exceptional service.

It’s been a privilege to share this leadership journey with all of you. The lessons and stories will stay with me as I transition to my new role at Torrens University in Australia. This chapter of life may have me heading in a new direction, but the impact and memories created with the Come Rain or Shine podcast will remain cherished and appreciated.

Episode Highlights

00:00 Returned to business world after offering advice.

05:06 Importance of mentoring and paying it forward.

09:57 Focus on client needs, not credentials.

10:32 Enthusiasm attracts people. Focus on them and provide value.

15:46 Value in encouragement and diverse experiences.

17:44 Grateful for learning to ask questions, listen, and engage with others.

23:33 Appreciation for sponsorship and ongoing friendship.

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