The calendar is almost done for 2018 – and I’ve been thinking about podcast goals for 2019. Great things have happened with the show in the past year and the future looks very bright. I’ve enjoyed the interaction I’ve been able to have with you – the loyal listeners of the show – and look forward to more in the new year.
On this episode, I share the specifics of what happened in 2018 and what I’m planning for 2019. There are exciting things in the works that I trust you’re going to enjoy. I also tell you a piece of personal news that has my entire household excited. I can’t wait to share it with you, so I hope you take the time to listen to this episode of Retirement Starts Today.#RetirementStartsToday #podcast goals for 2019 are what this episode is all about. I also include an exciting personal update! Listen now! #retirement #RetirementPodcast #RetirementPlanning Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode
- [0:38] It’s my favorite time of the year. All bets are off!
- [1:39] 50% increase in listenership in 2018
- [4:05] Changes for 2019: Moving to weekly episodes!
- [6:54] Why I want to produce more shows each month
- [8:20] More engagement opportunities in 2019
- [9:00] The annual client survey is coming… watch for it!
- [12:20] My personal life: Foster care and the path forward into adoption
Among last year’s podcast goals: Audience growth. Turns out we did that!
Naturally, publishing a podcast is not something I do just to hear the sound of my own voice. My hope is to offer listeners something of value each episode – and your feedback has encouraged me that it’s happening. Thank you for letting me know. Over the last year one of my goals for the podcast was to see listenership increase, and it did!
In 2018 Retirement Starts Today listenership increased by 50%! Wow, double the listeners at the end of the year than what we started with at the beginning of 2018. I’m touched, honored, and thankful. It is very satisfying to know that the topics and information I share is helping people plan for their retirement and improve the quality of their lives. Thank you for being one of my valued listeners.
Twice a month simply isn’t enough. At least that’s what you’ve said!
One of the changes I implemented at the beginning of 2018 was a bi-monthly publication schedule for the podcast. The 1st and the 15th – just like payday – you received an episode of the podcast in your podcast player or web browser. By the way, you DO get the show delivered directly to your smart device each time an episode comes out, don’t you? If not, you can discover a variety of ways to do that near the bottom of this page.
Publishing twice a month was a great improvement to what I was doing previously, but many who responded to my annual listener survey said they’d enjoy even more content. So for 2019, I’m working to make that happen. I’ve got my audio production guy – Steve – lined up to produce an episode every week, beginning in the new year.Twice a month simply isn’t enough. At least that’s what you’ve said! #RetirementStartsToday goes weekly in 2019. Get all the details on this episode. Listen now! #retirement #RetirementPodcast #RetirementPlanning Click To Tweet
The underlying goal for this podcast: Helping you start your retirement today
The reason I want to publish weekly episodes in the coming year is that there is a lot that goes into a successful and happy retirement. That means there’s a lot of content to cover. Weekly episodes should help me equip you faster, more effectively, and in ways that enable us to build a relationship with each other.
Yes, I DO want to know who you are and come to understand how I can be of help as you set your own retirement goals. Few things give me greater pleasure than knowing that I’m making a positive contribution to your future. When I hear from you – either through the newsletter or via a direct email interaction – I’m able to better know how I can do that. Please, feel free to reach out to me anytime with ideas, suggestions, questions, or anything else. I love to help!
Our Foster Care journey continues in a very encouraging direction
Toward the end of this episode, I share a personal update regarding our family’s Foster Care experience. As many of you know, 2017 brought a precious infant girl to our home and we loved being a significant part of her care while her mother was working to right the ship of her life. That situation did improve and we had to place her back with her mother. It’s a good thing, but we were very sad as a family to have to let her go.
But our first infant placement lead to our second placement, and that leads to some very exciting news…
Listen to hear all the details.Our #FosterCare journey continues in a very encouraging direction. And it involves #triplets. You can hear all the details on this episode of #RetirementStartsToday. #retirement #RetirementPodcast #RetirementPlanning #adoption Click To Tweet
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