Using Podcasting to Inspire Women by Mickie Zada – Yes, I like to talk, and communicating with other people has become more important over time. Many older adults value meaningful conversations since they are the source of wisdom and inspiration.
There are more than 108 million Americans 50 or older, and 53.5 percent are women. More than 19 percent of Florida’s population is 65 plus and that’s the highest ratio in the nation.
Women over 50 are my “tribe” and the reason is very personal. I was 53 when I realized I wasn’t living my authentic life. That led to a decision to make major positive changes. I often tell people I intend to live to be 106. My first 53 years of life were for everyone else (lots of people pleasing with too much control and abuse) and the second 53 are mine.
A big part of the second half of my life is dedicated to helping women experience a greater sense of authenticity. I do that through my personal relationships, but I also created a website featuring interviews of women who are taking their own positive steps toward a more authentic and fulfilling life.
For several years, I co-hosted a talk radio show on Voice America titled Creating the Energy of Success. I was also one of five daily hosts of the All About Women program at WENG Radio. When that series ended, a friend introduced me to the option of doing talk radio on the Internet. This was my introduction to podcasting. A podcast is a digital audio file that can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device.
After six weeks of intense study and practice, I produced my first podcast show titled The Second 53 Years. It was an important step on my path in becoming a positive resource for other women. This decision to embrace something new is the key to positive change. Mature women, by their very nature of being adaptive and resourceful, are uniquely qualified to be successful risk takers.
It all comes back to my love of talking. You see, the art of talking engages my ability to listen, to think and to share deeper feelings. A good word that comes to mind is engagement. Genuine engagement with a sense of trust leads to a refreshing depth of understanding.
Being open to podcasting has fulfilled my sense of learning, serving and teaching, but this isn’t just about me. I have completed over 95 podcasts including interviews of so many amazing women. Amazing women like you!
Mickie Zada is the creator of SurvivingAbusePodcast.com with more than 100 inspiring podcasts featuring powerful insights and everyday wisdom