Bettina is a Physical Therapist who started In the Rising Podcast after working with women going through breast cancer. When faced with such a diagnosis- women shared how they felt their lives should be lived, so Bettina created the podcast to focus on living a life that you can be proud of right now, rather than after receiving such a diagnosis. So beautiful.
Keep reading to get to know Bettina better!
Bettina M Brown
Tell us about your podcast in 3 sentences or less!
The number one regret that people have in life: not living a life that they really wanted to live. This can be in several areas – career, relationships, financial and relationships. The goal is to RISE up right now.
What’s a quote or piece of advice that you try to live by?
“Live your best life now, and turn away from the shame/blame game that doesn’t move your life forward.”
One thing on your bucket list:
Writing my story of being a military dependent- there is so much about military life that helps someone grow… there is pride and honor in being a “military brat.”
What was your first job?
Any unusual hobbies?
Biggest Pet Peeve
Giving up too quickly
What inspired you to start your podcast?
Working with women going through cancer. I realized that right NOW is when we need to do things that we love or that we are scared to do. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Tell us more about your work/life outside of your podcast.
I created a website for women going through breast cancer. I created a course to provide information. This is not to replace any physical therapist or medical provider. With 1 in 8 women having this type of cancer- how can there be so few resources for them?
What is your show’s USP?
I sell motivation and persistence. This is actually my very first podcast topic. But- discipline is also part of my theme.
What is one of the greatest challenges you have personally faced with your podcast?
Trying to learn so many aspects of podcasting, while trying to do everything well. I now have my website up, and have better systems in place in which I focus on different aspects on different days. I am also learning how to outsource help.
What was one of your favorite episodes you’ve ever done? Why does it stand out?
It’s my first podcast episode. I put so much effort into this and I had so much fear about going “live.” But, I did it and because it represented a great move forward- it’s my favorite.
What is one thing you have accomplished with your podcast thus far that you are most proud of?
My greatest accomplishment is learning how to have greater in depth conversations with people. I have had some guests say that they appreciate how I ask questions and that they aren’t completely “common.” I study how to ask questions, interview people and how to get people to feel comfortable. I am proud of how this has evolved in the past years.
What is one major milestone that you would like to accomplish through your podcast in the next year?
I would like to have blogs for 1/3 of my podcast interviews. I would like to create a mini course that includes all aspects of life- based on what my guests have said.
What is a trend or development in the podcast industry that you foresee happening in the next few years?
I see that podcasters are creating more well-rounded businesses. Many podcasters are very giving and want to share their business stories as well as what they have learned. I see this continuing to grow!
What is one of the best pieces of podcast-related advice you’ve ever received & why?
Focus on quality conversations and audio. Why? People can forgive less than perfect audio if the conversation is interesting. Focus on WIIFM- what’s in it for me? People are wanting to be entertained, and if you can share something valuable- even better.
What is some of the worst podcasting advice you’ve received?
How quickly you can get more listens. The focus in this advice is that you are to push to get a large audience quickly. That’s the wrong reason to do podcasting.
What are some of your favorite women-hosted podcasts (besides your own)?
Pay day with Ray Ray- Rachel Bell; Be Wealthy and Smart
Can you tell us about a time when you took a huge risk/did something you were scared to do, and it totally paid off?
This podcast! I was petrified and it took me longer to hit publish than to create my first three podcasts. But, I have been able to speak with amazing authors (Philippa Gregory), physicians (Dr Anne Lembke, Dr Aviva Romm) and so many people that are outside my l “circle.” I had the opportunity to speak with women making incredible moves and I was able to have their ear. It’s been incredible.
Are there any great podcast-related resources you love that you would like to share?
Pat Flynn- and Alex Sanfilippo. I have learned so much from them.
How do you feel you’re making a positive impact and generating change through your podcast?
I feel every story I share talks about a pain point that is felt by many people. We may not have the same background, but we tend to have the same insecurities and fears. The goal of each episode is to talk about how we have overcome such a fear or How we are going after something that’s important. I believe that’s my greatest impact.
For more from Marge, visit her website: www.intherising.com.