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Introducing The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast!

Erik Current Events, Entrepreneurship, Side Hustle, Thoughts of a Mastermind 2 Comments

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As I go through my twenties, more and more I’m realizing I’m a creator and builder.

A few weeks ago, I was reading an article about programmers: there are “builders” and “maintainers”. Builders get super excited to start a project and take from 0% to 80%. They are architects and enjoy challenge to create something big. Maintainers on the other hand thrive on routine and consistency. They are practical, and look to ensure things are done correctly and efficiently.

For me, I’m definitely a builder now that I’ve learned more about myself.

Ever since I was young, I loved playing with Legos, creating maps, and building things where they weren’t before. The final product didn’t really excite me, but the process to get to the final product was exhilarating.

It’s why I love web design and web development. It’s why I love writing. And It’s why I love podcasting.

Funnily enough, I love podcasting so much that I’m starting another one!

Introducing The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast!

Each Tuesday, I post a podcast episode on a podcast associated with this blog, The Mastermind Within Podcast. Most weeks, I feature a special guest on the show and have an interview of sorts.

A few weeks ago, during episode 27, my guest and I had a very fun conversation about the question, “does more school or a pivot make more sense?”

After hearing some feedback on this episode on our discussion, I was joking around with Steph (my guest from episode 27) on Twitter, saying that we should start a podcast together.

What started out as a joke become a little more serious when all of a sudden we both thought about it a little more.

While both of us are 26 years old and are looking to build wealth for the future, we are in completely different tax brackets, careers, and states.

I’m supposedly a side-hustler extraordinaire with a blog and business, has a Master’s in Financial Math, and has grown my income to over six-figures.

Steph barely survived getting her bachelor’s, struggles to work one job, and her salary has never exceeded $44,000. After college, she was left with a mountain of student loan debt, a low salary, and no idea how to manage her life or finances.

With different perspectives and experiences, we thought, this could work out!

We went into brainstorm mode and came out deciding we’d start a podcast together. What would it be called? The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast! This is the introduction – we are launching in mid-September.

What will Simple Minded Millennial Podcast be all about?

SIMPLE MINDED MILLENNIAL PODCASTThere are many podcasts out there which focus on millennial success, but many of them are interview based. for us, we are going to try to be more conversational and touch on a wide variety of topics relevant to Millennials.

Millennials have some serious stereotypes associated with their generation: lazy, arrogant, entitled, simple-minded.

The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast will provide Millennials with actionable and attainable advice to advance their careers, finances, and life. Whether you’re saving your first $100 dollars or amassing your first $100,000, whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, or an established professional, or whether you’re a go-getter or a go with the flow type, this podcast will be packed with valuable tips for self-improvement!

The “Simple Minded” piece of the title is a play on words for the supposed “simple-mindness” of Millennials, but also a preview of how we will be discussing how simplicity and mindfulness lead to success.

Your level of success is rarely exceeded by your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.

No matter your career, education, or income, you can unlock your full potential and become the best version of yourself. The Simple Minded Millennial Podcast will show you how!

Some of the topics we have in mind already are how to destroy your debt (from a financial standpoint but also talking about the emotions involved with debt paydown), how to invest for the future (in yourself and in markets), and also talk about many things career (networking, promotions, taking risk, and management).

I’m very excited to share this news with you as this is going to be a great resource for Millennials looking for success.

Let’s Get Hype! (Learning From My Mistake on My Podcast)

When I launched The Mastermind Within Podcast, I didn’t do any promotion.

There are a number of things I did which may or may not have been best practice for launching a podcast.

  1. I didn’t get hype through my mailing list, through contacting other influencers (bloggers or podcasters), or through announcing it on this blog
  2. I posted 1 25 minute episode which was literally just me rambling about wanting to scratch my entrepreneurial itch.
  3. For this podcast, there was no intro, outro, or any other sound effects at the start.

Instead of doing this… Steph and I are spending a month refining our idea, working on our website, and getting hype until the middle of September launch. When we launch, we will have 4 episodes ready for you to listen to.

Why should you care about all of this?

We are doing a pre-launch giveaway!!

You have the chance to win some books! We are going to announce the winners of our giveaway during episode 1 of this new podcast. Go to the pre-launch giveaway page on Simple Minded Millennial, enter your information and you’ll be entered into the contest.

I’m very excited to start this new endeavor. My purpose is to build things and help people and this will fulfill callings. I have no doubt you will love this new podcast if you are interested in simplicity, mindfulness, and success as a Millennial!

Thank you for reading and looking forward to bringing you a great show come middle of September!

Erik

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