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We're Back! Behind the scenes of my podcast break


Hey everyone, it's Erin Alexander here, and I'm beyond excited to be back with you on the Product Powerhouse Podcast! Okay, I'll be the first to admit it – I've been putting off recording this episode for months. It wasn't intentional, and I never meant to take such a long break. So, if this is your first time tuning in, I want to start by saying that I'm sorry. This may not be the most educational episode in terms of running your product-based business, but trust me, there are valuable lessons to be shared. And for all my loyal listeners, I sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

For those of you who may be new here, I'm Erin Alexander, the host of the Product Powerhouse Podcast and the founder of Product Powerhouse. My mission is to empower small business owners, especially women, to harness the full potential of Shopify and build thriving product-based businesses. I firmly believe in the power of women in entrepreneurship and aim to be your biggest cheerleader throughout your journey.

So, why the extended break? In a nutshell, I was working with a coach to revamp my digital product sales and decided to pause the podcast to concentrate on creating new content. As a result, I had to put scheduled interviews on hold and stop recording new episodes. Little did I know, this decision would lead to a major setback.

Truth be told, last year was challenging in more ways than one. After switching from a dedicated office space to working from home, I found myself juggling a bustling household, seasonal gloom, and an unfortunate lack of mojo in my business. The struggle to find a quiet environment for recording, coupled with personal energy depletion, took a toll on my passion for what I do. I even considered external factors such as seasonal depression and sought remedies like a full spectrum light bulb. However, the solution wasn't that simple.

Thankfully, a friend introduced me to the concept of human design and I discovered that I'm a generator, thriving on interaction and response from others. This revelation was a game-changer. It made me realize that my passion, energy, and spark weren't lost; they were simply neglected. Armed with this new understanding, I decided to take the leap and start scheduling podcast episodes again.

The initial interviews didn't go as smoothly as I'd hoped – some were rescheduled, others were canceled. But then, the breakthrough happened. I had a pivotal interview with a guest that reignited the fire within me. It was the engagement and energy exchange that I had been craving, and it fueled my inspiration and drive in ways I hadn't felt in months.

Fast forward to now, and I'm fully embracing the power of engagement and community. The support and messages from my listeners during the hiatus have been incredibly heartwarming and uplifting. Your presence and enthusiasm are the fuel that feeds my creative fire, and I'm tremendously grateful for each and every one of you.

Amidst the challenges, there have been striking victories. From launching websites to hosting VIP days, I'm committed to adapting and expanding my business model to cater to the diverse needs of my clients. I'm also thrilled to announce that the 3rd annual Product Powerhouse Summit is in the works, and it's shaping up to be an incredible event tailored to beginner entrepreneurs seeking foundational knowledge and experienced individuals seeking fresh perspectives. Get on the waitlist here! 

As I gear up for the structured episodes ahead, I'm eager to dive into topics such as the latest Shopify apps and engaging conversations with small business coaches and entrepreneurs. Your suggestions and input are always welcome, and I'm genuinely excited about the incredible content lined up for the rest of 2024.

My return to the Product Powerhouse Podcast is a reawakening, a reconnection with my passion, and a celebration of the empowering community that surrounds me. Together, we're forging new paths, breaking barriers, and creating moments of learning, growth, and inspiration. The future episodes promise an enriching journey for us all, and I couldn't be more thrilled to have you by my side.

As I bid farewell to this episode, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your unwavering support, optimism, and encouragement. It's your energy and enthusiasm that drive me forward, and I can't wait to embark on this exciting journey alongside you.

Thank you for being a part of this incredible community, and I'll see you in the next episode!


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