Podcast host, Amanda Biccum, set out on her own personal development journey a decade ago. She spent her time immersing herself in topics ranging from mindfulness to tantra, and everything in between. During this time, Biccum realized her passion to serve with the knowledge she was gathering, and her coaching business was born. While Biccum joins the ranks of other Mindfulness and Holistic Wellness Coaches, there’s something very unique about the work she has committed to. The majority of Biccum’s clients are males who have been conditioned by society to believe a story about ‘what it means to be a man.’ “These beliefs have created patterns, habits, and limiting beliefs which often prevent men from loving themselves fully and tapping into their fullest potential.”
Purpose, Passion, and Power
When it comes to purpose, passion, and power, Biccum has established herself as an authority, and her Driven for Purpose Podcast is the place to soak it all in. “I’m dedicated to enhancing listeners lives through each episode. We cover topics like enhanced nutrition, daily mindfulness practices, optimized performance, sacred sexualization, and really whatever else might be on the listeners mind.” Each episode has the goal of helping the listeners discover their purpose, reignite their passion, or step into their power.
Bringing Mindfulness to Men
There are plenty of men out there who are searching for mindfulness, trying to quit drinking, or pushing themselves to workout more, and their family and friends might not be in the same transition as they are. So, who do they turn to? Like most podcast listeners in general, they are looking for a network, a group of like-minded individuals, and, most importantly, a safe space where they can explore topics free of judgement, on their own time, in their own way. This is one of the many, often overlooked, benefits of podcasting. Listeners can easily seek out a network, a place they feel they belong, and interact on their own terms.
As a coach, Biccum points out that when new members of her tribe find her, they might not always be ready at the start to pull the trigger on a coaching or detox program. Her podcast offers an in-between option, so her listeners can really get to know her, and even submit questions or interact with her around the episodes. And it isn’t just her listeners she’s connecting with, “Amazing people, I never would have met or had an excuse to even talk to otherwise, have emailed me or reached out once they realized I had a podcast, to begin a conversation, and I love that.”
Developing Instead of Sharing
Through Biccum’s podcast, she is able to take on the role of developing her listeners rather than just sharing the knowledge she has acquired over the past decade. She’s constantly in the state of walking listeners through the development process, inspiring real change for anyone willing to listen. This type of heart-centered podcasting is what separates the talkers from the walkers. Biccum credits her ability to really focus on her content to the freedom she has using the Podetize platform. “Podetize is really a ‘done for you’ type of service. I’m busy, I don’t want to take the time to learn these new things that will take away from my mindfulness focus. With this, I don’t have to. The process is super quick, super efficient, helping with SEO, and increasing my ability to be seen on Google, which is huge. And the blog aspect of this service is amazing.”
3 Steps to Authentic Success
For plenty of the podcasters on the Podetize network, their secrets to success mirror one another, and we found similarities with Biccum’s approach also. So with that, let’s take a look at the 3 steps you can take, with your podcast, to achieve authentic success.
Step One: Make it all about the listener. Give the people what they want! Pay close attention, as you begin, to what they are listening to the most, what questions they are asking, and grow your content around those things. “I’m letting my listeners guide me. They’re letting me know what’s on their conscious mind, and I’m letting that drive content.”
Step Two: Have fun! Staying true to your authentic self will allow you to enjoy this process, and really speak on the topics that energize your heart and soul. If you find you aren’t enjoying the process, it’s time to take a step back and realign. Everyone has a lot on their plates. When they get to you, they want to enjoy the time they spend with you, so have fun, and let your energy level be infectious.
Step Three: Do it from the heart. Biccum often finds herself focuses on opening conversational pathways, that she knows will impact the greater good. Put your heart into what you are building. Don’t shy away from topics you know you should speak on because that passion will come through and this will also help your unique tribe find you.
Amanda Biccum is a woman on a mission to bring mindfulness to her listeners, one episode at a time. Her ability to create a space that is, not only authentic and energized, but also safe (and sometimes edgy) is something you are just going to have to experience for yourself.