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Welcome to I Can, I Am, I Will. The podcast designed to help you build your confidence and feel empowered.
Today we’re going to talk about the podcast in general, how I came up with the idea for the podcast, what kind of tone I want to put out there, what kind of vibe and energy that I wanted to put out there, and also why we are talking about specific concepts that we talk about.
Really, how this podcast came to be.
I feel that with this understanding and some background information it can help us to create a rapport together. Because building your confidence and feeling empowered, this shit is tough. And these are complex topics that can be a little scary. When you’re building your confidence or working on any kind of self-improvement or self-development it really is an individual affair.
So people can help us and give us examples or they can encourage us but at the end of the day you’re really working on you, with you, by yourself. And I wanted to discuss my story of how I was doing that, and how I made this podcast to be for you the person that I needed for myself.
My name is Lyndsey, I’m a confidence and self-empowerment coach and here together we are going to help you build your confidence and feel empowered.
Make sure to like and subscribe so you will get notification of future episodes. You can check out transcripts of episodes at my website at canamwill.com. If you want to reach out to me with any questions, comments, concerns, constructive criticism, or if you want to just tell me how awesome I am, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will not be added to any mailing list I promise you that. I hate when people do that stuff.
OK so this podcast interestingly enough started in a phone call with a new friend. And I met this friend in a writing group. We’re talking about are writing and he told me that I should do a podcast. He said that he liked the articles that he saw on my website, but he thinks that I would reach a wider audience if I did a podcast because a lot of things are audio and video now.
And when he said that I completely agreed with him. I mean, I was currently, or I’m currently now getting a certification in NLP and I’m listening to the audio for the certification. I love it.
Because I’ll listen to it when I’m driving in my car, when I’m going for a walk, when I’m doing the dishes, I’m taking a shower. So I thought, “yeah I completely agree with him.”
A lot of things should be audio. And I previously thought about doing a podcast but I just didn’t feel so confident in doing it, and I wouldn’t know what the podcast would be about, and I just wasn’t even sure because my writing on my website was in regards to mentality but I didn’t have like a specific like niche quite yet.
So I put that idea in the back of my mind, and I started to do a podcast on emotional intelligence and mindset technique. And then I went to a writing group where we write for an hour—everything’s on zoom.
And we write for an hour and then we give feedback at the end. So you write for an hour and then anyone who wants to read they have 5 minutes to read. And then everyone else gives them feedback.
For mine, I wrote an article, or I wrote a work book called “How to Not Give a Fuck,” teaching people how to care less about the things that don’t matter. I am an ex people pleaser and I used to care a lot about what people would think. I also used to worry, and get anxiety about a lot of things that didn’t matter.
And there were a lot of articles and suggestions for how not to care, but I didn’t think they really helped. So I created something myself and I wrote a workbook for it. So I’m reading it in this writing group, and after I read I got such an overwhelming response I cried. Not in the group—after the call.
Because while it was happening it was like just so much, it was so overwhelming, I felt like I couldn’t even think. And then after the call, when I had a chance to sit with my thoughts and realize all of the wonderful things that I heard, I literally cried. I felt so happy.
And a lot of what I heard was people telling me that it’s like a best friend was helping them work through a difficult concept. That it sounded like I genuinely wanted to help people and that I genuinely cared. People said that they loved that I shared my personal experience because it was relatable, and they acknowledged that I was someone who had been there, and just wanted to help them. Someone also said—which I totally loved—he said, “I felt like you gave me permission.” And I said, “hell yeah I gave you permission”.
Someone else said that I empowered them, that they felt empowered, and that I gave them permission to care. That they realize it’s OK to care but they just weren’t caring in the right way. And I said, “yes”!
Because a lot of times for things I tell you like how to not, “give a fuck.” They’re telling you how to not care, but like it’s OK to care you just have to care in the right way.
So that feedback was really just—it felt so inspiring. It felt so good and I realized, wow that’s what I want to do! I want to empower other people, and I want to help other people, and I want them to feel confident. I want to hear that feedback from people, I want people to tell me like, “hey, I wasn’t feeling so great and after listening to you, or after reading something that you wrote, or after hearing your story, I just felt so empowered that I just went and did the thing that I wanted to do but I wasn’t doing.”
That’s truly what I want for people. That’s what I want to hear from you, and that is how I want to help people. Because when I was working on building my confidence, I didn’t realize I was even trying to build my confidence. I literally I just felt like crap—I felt like shit—it was hard for me to get out of bed in the morning. And I felt so stuck.
So it was hard for me to get out of bed in the morning. I would go to work, and then I will come home and I would watch TV, and it would be hard for me to get off the couch to do something else. It was just so difficult for me to really get movement, and get motion. I realized it was because I didn’t have that confidence, I didn’t feel empowered.
Other people were identifying me and I had a very harsh inner critic that was keeping me stuck. So I wanted to help other people. I want to be for you the person that I needed. The person that’s going to encourage you and show you the topics that you need to focus on in order to undo negative mind frames and negative beliefs that are keeping you stuck so you can move forward in your life.
Because people say that cliché, “YOLO.” You only live once. And they say that before they do some crazy thing. But really, think of it. You only live once, so you should live to your true identity your true being and your most authentic self.
And your most authentic self is confident and empowered. I say it constantly, that we’re digging it up. You are not finding confidence externally, you are finding it internally within yourself. And that’s something that I did. That is what I want for you.
I loved when someone gave me the feedback saying that it sounded like they were hearing from a best friend. That’s why when I do these podcasts they’re not edited, they’re not perfect. I am being real. I want you to have something that is real. And to see that there is a person out there who genuinely cares, and genuinely wants to see you succeed in what you are doing.
I’m doing these 100 podcasts in 100 days because a lot of us, I feel, did not have people. We weren’t encouraged and we did not have people who showed up for us. So I want to show up for you. Not only am I showing up for you, I’m showing up for myself.
We’re doing 100 podcasts in 100 days! We’re kicking it off. We’re kicking off you building your confidence and feeling empowered. And I do 10 minutes for each podcast because when I was boxing—first learning how to box with the speed bag—I would go to the gym and practice for hours and I wasn’t getting anywhere. Then I saw a video with someone who said do 2 minutes a day and then you’ll build that up.
And when I started doing that, 2 minutes a day, I got so much better. Drastically better, quickly. That’s why I want to do these 10 minutes. So you have every single day for 10 minutes, you listen to something, you listen to me talk about confidence, and then when you’re out there building your confidence you have all of this stuff working in your mind. You’re slowly building it up.
And when you build it up this way—instead of going ham and going in right away—when you build it up this way and slowly and overtime then you are creating this life long lasting change.
Tomorrow I’m going to discuss this a little bit more, and then I’m going to talk to you about who I am and really my experience at how I built my confidence. From going to be someone who had trouble speaking up in meetings with more than one person to someone who is now doing a podcast for hopefully hundreds of thousands of millions of people to hear.
With that we’re going to end with our “I” affirming statements. You can save them with me, you cannot, you can do whatever you want—you are empowered you decide!
Are you ready?
Have a great day!
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