Movements are their own messages; thus those messages have to ring loud, clear, and true. Learning how to broadcast your movement, to live and breathe it, is a process. It’s one that you can prepare yourself for such that in the long run, your brand, your movement, develops the consistency it seeks. Tracy Hazzard is joined by Megan Fenyoe, the co-host of The Blonde Bombshell Podcast and Founder of the I Am Enough Movement. Tracy and Megan dive into what you need to do to broadcast your movement by living truthfully. There’s a lot of work ahead, but this empowering conversation between Tracy and Megan can get you started in the right direction.
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Live And Breathe Your Brand: Being Enough To Broadcast Your Movement With Megan Fenyoe
I’ve got an interesting mix of both podcasts and TV broadcaster on this episode, Megan Fenyoe. Megan and I met at the City Summit Event. She’s tiny like I am and she’s packed with energy, force, and some big passion for her show. Her show is I Am Enough TV which is distributed on Roku, Apple, Amazon Fire, and other streaming TV models. She’s done a few episodes of those. She’s done about half a dozen, maybe ten. She has a podcast called The Blonde Bombshell which she has a cohost for. Megan is driven to share, grow, and inspire people. She’s got a movement called the I Am Enough Movement and it’s important for you to pay attention to some of her advice because she’s talking about how you build that momentum for a movement and to grow. She has a nonprofit on top of it all.
Megan Fenyoe is an Air Force veteran, licensed clinical mental health therapist, a speaker and trainer, host of The Blonde Bombshell Podcast and I Am Enough TV and Founder of the International I Am Enough Movement, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. She’s an Amazon bestselling author and published a book, You Are Enough: 5 Steps to Move from Struggle to Strength. She’s been featured on SiriusXM, including the Jenny McCarthy show and over 300 TV, radio shows and podcasts as a guest. She’s got quite an experience there for you guys to read through.
Megan has gone through many struggles throughout her life, and she’s going to talk about them. They’re what drives her and they’re definitely what makes an impact into how she has her binge factor for the show. She is working as a mental health therapist for years. She takes clients and she’s an expert in her field. Her area of expertise is the mind and way it affects behavior and well-being and that comes across in her approach to the show too. I am so excited to bring you Megan. She has such passion and purpose. She helps people build confidence, find clarity, get inspired, and take action towards their dreams. I hope that she inspires you to take more action and grow your show and bring in some of those great success tips she’s going to share with you. I’m so excited to bring you podcaster and TV host Megan Fenyoe.Telling your story is all about finding the right moments. Click To Tweet
Megan, I’m glad to see you.
Tracy, thank you for having me.
I Am Enough TV and The Blonde Bombshell. You’re busy. You’ve got a lot going on. You’ve got TV, video streaming and you’ve got podcasting going on. What made you decide that those were the media types for you?
I jumped into The Blonde Bombshell Podcast that launched in 2018 and it was something that I ended up doing with a friend of mine. Because we’re both mental health therapists and we wanted to provide more info and empowerment to women so we jumped into that. We had no clue what we were doing, let me tell you and it was the funniest. The first couple of episodes were hilarious. I love to talk and I love being interviewed on shows. I’ve been on over 300 TV, podcasts in the few years. I also love to inspire people through other people’s stories. The podcast made sense and I Am Enough TV was a whole other thing that started in 2019 so that’s been a whole other interesting thing. I love being on camera and empowering people when I have my guests sharing their businesses and what they’re doing too. It’s a way to give back.
This is the thing, you’ve got a tremendous amount of energy to what you do and not have a media that allows you to be out there exposing how fun, interesting, and engaged you are. That would be a shame.
That’s true and it’s funny that you say that because I should probably be more on-camera per se like Facebook Lives and that stuff than I am because I do have a lot of energy but by the time I’m done with all my shows and everything and seeing patients, I don’t have the time and energy to do a Facebook Live. People can see my energy even on the podcast even though it’s not in the video that they can tell my energy and my love for life, for what I do and by the way that I treat other people hopefully.
It comes across. You’re right. That is one of your many binge factors, but it is that activation that you provide and it comes through audio not only in video. Good for you. You’ve got great stories about how you work with people and how you’ve helped yourself through things. How do you keep that storytelling module within the structure of a show? How do you keep that going so it doesn’t sound we’re sitting in on a therapy session? It sounds like stories.
To be honest, I struggle with that. I struggled with it more. I’m learning more now, but I love sharing my story because it’s empowering and it makes me feel like a badass when I get to share. When I have guests, I do struggle with not making it about me. Even as a therapist, I’m a mental health therapist, I struggle with that subtypes as well, but I’m human and it is what it is. It’s providing these little tips and these little tricks and these come back moments. It’s like, “I’m intrigued by that.” I’m not going to tell you everything because if you listen to my podcast, I don’t share my entire story on one podcast. It’s definitely about creating the synergy, the right times, and the right moments to be able to drop different things about your story.
That’s a good point that you’re bringing out. Human nature is, “I need you to know all about me,” but that’s not the best way to do that overtime on a show. Give them little bits and pieces of you over time and they begin to love you even more so they come back for more.
A lot of people will google me or something like that and they might read my whole story but when I do podcast interviews, it’s about my guests, it’s not about me. If I can provide a little bit of snippet into how I was able to move through something that my guests were talking about, I want to put that in there. I never want to be the type of person that acts she has it all together because the majority of the time, I’m a hot mess. I want that authenticity and realism to be shown. Sometimes I find myself sharing stories because I want people to know that I’m a mess half the time.
Behind the scenes, we messaged back and forth going like, “Are we going on video? Do we have to put our makeup on?” We all get that, Megan.
We are stuck in our homes now so I was like, “Do I have to put some makeup on?” I put a little bit on. I at least took a shower for you.
I appreciate that. I did do. Everyone’s going, “What’s her story, Tracy? Ask her the question.” I’m going to dive a little bit into that, which I don’t normally do here but I do because it’s an impetus for understanding your binge factor. What happened to you that shifted your entire life and model of business?
I’ve been a mental health therapist for years. When I was 33 years old, I commissioned as an officer in the Air Force and moved from Michigan to California. I was not looking for a husband at that time. Lo and behold, I found one. It was a quick relationship and we got married. We were married for 2.5 years and out of the 2.5 years, he had an affair for fourteen months. I found myself in a narcissistic, abusive relationship. Even as a mental health therapist, I did not realize that.
You were in the midst of it.
I lost every sense of who I was. I did not feel I was good enough. He made me feel like I was crazy, insane that I was the one that was causing all of these things to happen. He kicked me out of our house twice. He filed for divorce four times and pulled the papers in two years and he finally went through with the divorce in 2016. I ignored all of the warning signs. I acted like I had it all together. I was still seeing patients, but I was dying inside. When the divorce happened, I was still traumatized that I stayed faithful committed to him for two years after the divorce was final. We dated and he said all of these things and believed that it was going to work out. The last big incident happened on February 13th, 2018.
Four months prior to that, I had lost my six-figure income at a hospital as a therapist and four months later is when the last incident happened with him. I had nothing left to do, but to say enough is enough. I had nothing. I had lost everything. I was 38 years old, lost my six-figure income and was like, “I have to be done.” That was February 15th, 2018. That was the last time I had any contact with him. I was like, “Now what? What am I going to do?” I jumped into my own therapy, got a therapist, and started doing the difficult trauma work, and I also started writing. I never thought I was going to be an author. I thought my life was going to be in the four walls of a hospital. I had a network marketing business, but I thought that I was going to be a 9:00 to 5:00 person and do therapy in a hospital.
This is poignant that we’re recording this and you’re talking about this because that’s what a lot of people are struggling with now as we’re going through quarantine issues here in California. Especially around the world. We had this idea of what our life was going to be like, what our jobs and our businesses would be like and it all gets upended. It’s not so much the fear of catching this or catching a cold and dying. These are not quite the things that we’re deeply afraid of. What we’re deeply afraid and grieving is our life is not exactly what we thought it was going to be.
I’m glad that you said that because that’s what people are dealing with. It’s not the fear that they’re going to get sick. It’s the fear of, “What is my life going to look like now?” That’s exactly how I felt years ago. I was like, “What am I going to do?” I could have gone back and gotten a full-time job at a hospital but I knew that God had put this story in my life for a reason and I had to do something with it. I opened a private mental health practice and I also had to file for bankruptcy. I didn’t have money.
You took all that beating and did it all in a short period of time.
Sometimes people are like, “You did this all in a few years?” I did and I don’t know how I did it, but it’s by the grace of God, the support I’ve had, and me doing this hard work. I dove into therapy. I dove into figuring out who I was and closing that person I was when I was with him. It was six years of my life so I wrote a bestselling book. I wrote it during the most dramatic five months of my life. That book is my saving grace. I talk about these five steps to move from your struggle into your strength and those are the five steps that I was working on while I was writing the book and started my private mental health practice. In 2019, I launched the international I Am Enough Movement, the podcast, the I Am Enough TV and now the movement is a nonprofit. Everything in a few years. Am I still making six figures? I’m not but what I love is every single day when I get up, I’m doing something that I love.
This is why I wanted you to know Megan’s story and I wanted to hear what’s going on because when you read this, you’re going to know the binge factor. You’re going to see what’s going on in her show. I’m going to say that you’re probably going to get this more on I Am Enough TV because that’s all her. Once you add the dynamic of a cohost, there’s a mix of things that are going on totally different. You Are Enough is her book and I happen to have the book. It’s a great book and it’s got steps and tools but she’s not teaching on her show. She’s letting stories flow through. She’s letting inspiration happen. She’s letting us identify.As a host, you have to come in having done your homework so you know what questions to ask. Click To Tweet
What Megan does well and this is her bingeability factor is she listens and she lets the stories flow. Whether they’re coming from her or they’re coming from her guests, and that is a skill. You may not have realized you’ve been developing them but you have. When you’re able to do that active listening and empathetic relationships with what’s going on with your guests, first off, you build a great rapport with your guests, which is important. I’m sure that you do that with your patients too. It’s obvious you have a great style of working with people. That comes across as to being a listener, I feel that you hear me even though we’re not talking.
That is so sweet. Thank you.
That’s my psychoanalysis about your show.
It’s great especially if you have your audience that are podcasters and things like that, one of my biggest pet peeves and again, nothing on anyone’s show I’ve been on or anything, it’s people that ask for questions or has this rundown of how the show is going to go. I have people for The Blonde Bombshell Podcast that will message me and will ask for the questions. I’m like, “I’m not trying to cause any anxiety.” On both of my shows, I want it to be completely authentic and real. I do ask two questions at the beginning and at the end, but I never want to come in with an agenda. It’s either as a host if for your audience. As a host, do your homework so you know what questions to ask if there’s some dead space. I hate going in with people that have an agenda because that doesn’t make real talk radio or podcast.
We go into sound bites instead of into stories and inspiration and that’s not your show style. That’s true and I’m glad you brought that up because it’s one of the things that is a resonating pattern between the successful podcasters. While many of them are prepared, they don’t do prescribed questions. That’s the strategy for success. I hear it again and again. It’s certainly something that I advise all my clients not to write down their questions and not to give them to anyone. Even if you do that because it creates this sense of preparedness and it comes through authentically. You’re right about that. You dove into this without a lot of understanding of what you’re getting into. That’s what a lot of people are scared to do. They’re like, “Let me listen to 100 different podcasts and watch a bunch of videos. How do I do this?” It keeps them in that fear factor that doesn’t move them forward but you said, “Forget about that. I’m going to dive in.”
I didn’t even know what podcasting was. All I knew was that was if I went, I could get interviewed to be on podcasts. I had never listened to a podcast before and this was years ago. I had never ever listened to a podcast in my entire life. I went and I was like, “This is fun,” and I started being interviewed on podcasts. When I talked to one of my friends, we were working at the same place as a therapist, she’s like, “We should do this. We should start talking. I’m sure we’ve got some good things to say.” Lo and behold, that’s what we created. We had to hire someone after the first couple of episodes because we’re like, “All we need is Zoom and we can share a microphone. We had shared earbuds together and no actual microphone. It’s was a disaster so the first couple of episodes are funny, but then we had to hire someone to do the intro, the music and all of that stuff. It was a learning process.
You dove in and learned on the get-go. What do you think was the hardest thing for you guys to develop or skill to bring into the show?
I have to give my cohost props because she does all the editing. We don’t do a lot of editing because we want it to be authentic. One of our taglines is, “Unapologetically owning who you are.” We don’t care if there are some things like that but there has to be some editing done. I don’t have any idea about editing whatsoever. Thank goodness for my cohost. We’ve been doing this since 2018 and the biggest lesson is remaining true to who you are and to not be afraid to ask for things that are needed even from your cohosts, but also from your guests and for your guests to ask that as well. One of the things that we did not do which I cannot believe it but with all of the other mail lists and everything else I have going on, we never captured anything about our audience. We are starting to get into the sponsorship piece. Before that, I wasn’t interested in doing sponsors. The only data that we have are our listeners and what countries and stuff they’re from.
Having no data is a mistake for those of you who don’t have a show yet out there who are reading this. You think there’s a lot of information about your subscribers and your listeners, but that belongs to iTunes, Spotify. Those places out there and they don’t share it with you so you don’t know that correlation between a subscriber and what they look from a demographic or psychographic situation. You don’t have that unless you bring them back to your website, capture them and start to find out more about them.
That’s what it is. It’s funny that we’re on this call now because we’ve had a call with my virtual assistant to start our website so that’s exactly what we’re doing. We have everything on Libsyn and we can see how many people downloaded a certain episode in whatever country or whatever but no demographics. We have a Facebook group. If you’re starting podcasting, get a website, because we haven’t had that so now we have a website that captures people’s emails and that’s what we are going to be using on the show for promotions for people to go back and listen to the episodes and everything.
For those of you out there who haven’t been tuning in to a bunch of my shows already, most people will find over time that 60% of their listenership comes off the platform. Meaning off of Google to your website so somewhere else besides iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or any of those other podcast players. You’ll see a boost in your listenership because you now have this new way for people to find you. There are a lot of people out there who want what you have, but they’re not podcast listeners. That brings me to my next question for you. Megan, what made you decide that streaming TV was the next step for you?
I had been asked many times over the years to do a TV show. Financially, it never worked and I was like, “I’ve got the podcast. That’s cool.” As time went on, I have heard and seen that people are getting away from not podcasts but from internet, TV. It’s like, “Let’s stream something on Facebook or this and that.” Facebook is doing a lot of crazy stuff with videos and stuff that you posted, TV shows, and all of that stuff. I had an amazing opportunity to join this awesome network. I have a show and I do it. I never thought it was possible. I always thought I had to do it in a studio, but I do it in my living room. I have a backdrop, I do it on Zoom and they’re 22-minute interviews. It airs every Monday morning on the website and then it also is available on an app, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and all of that stuff. It’s crazy, especially now because we’re all in this quarantine phase, a lot of people have reached out to me and be like, “I saw your show on Roku.”
They’re desperate for content so they’re out there searching. This is another interesting statistic. In the overall media industry, we have Edison Research does research every year. The interesting statistic that I heard that shocked me was that there is about 70%, which is high of people finding your show, not from using the search engines on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, but by searching other places to find your show like general Google searches or searching on streaming TV. It’s all these places so they’re looking for new content in alternative places than you think. Being there is critically important.
It is and because a lot of people are trying to stay off social media a little bit more because of all the craziness in the world now. More people are going to Netflix, Hulu, Roku, and all of that stuff. It was funny, I go to my roommate, I was like, “I need to check Roku. I want to make sure everything sounds good.” Because I am the girl that does not listen to my episodes. My brother puts my intro and my outro on with the TV show. I’ve never listened to one of my podcast episodes because it is what it is. I don’t want to be that mental.
Everybody read that. You’re not alone and that’s okay. Sometimes that perfectionist model of us wanting to do it loses the element of energy of what it was when I put it out there. Fix something when you know it’s bad but when it’s not don’t worry about it.
I went on Roku and I was like, “That looks good but my face looks big on my TV.” It’s the first time I’ve seen the interview on TV in my living room.
You definitely should go and check that out the first time.
There have been a few episodes already and it’s the first time I’ve checked it out. So far so good, but I was like, “I’m sitting here, I might as well check out Roku and make sure everything sounds good.” It was weeks later when I did.
No problem at all. It’s called I Am Enough TV for you guys out there and you’re searching on your Roku and other places that you’ll be able to find it like Amazon Fire and it’s on Apple, I believe.
It’s on Amazon, Fire TV, Apple TV, Voice America, iHeart Radio, Google Play, and all of those big things. We also have an app as well so you can download it on an app.
There are lots of places to find. Let’s dive into some of the tips that you can give out because you’ve been doing this and please feel free to answer either the TV version or the podcast version because both would help. One of the five things that people need help with is how to book a great guest. What do you do?
I have a lot of people that send me guests. Between us, me and our million followers, I’m the only one that gets book guests for our podcast. My cohost is getting out there and all of that. She doesn’t have a lot of connections. A lot of my guests come from other people that have been on my show and networks that I have made. Definitely that’s the number one. A lot of people reach out to me because I’ll post my episode on social media and they’ll be like, “You’re a podcast host.” I’ll have to have a conversation with them. Can I do a disclaimer? If you reach out to a podcast host to be on a show, make sure you know what their show is about. People on LinkedIn are reaching out about The Blonde Bombshell Podcast and most of them are guys. I’m like, “If you listen to the show, you’ll know that we only interview women on the podcast.”
They don’t have to be all blondes.
It’s funny because I’m not going to entertain that if you couldn’t take two seconds to read a couple of our episodes. On I Am Enough TV, I do take guys. It’s funny when people reach out to me because the guys are like, “Can I be on your podcast?” No.
You also have to be careful because a lot of bots are all reaching out, so they have no clue. They’re reaching out because it says podcast hosting or title. That is great advice for everyone out there to take heed. I know I’m tired of it myself, everybody is. You have great guests truly tapping into your network and growing that on a consistent basis, and be willing to take solicitations and be open to that. What about increasing followers? We think this is the hardest thing for us. Almost the most successful podcasters still say, “I’m struggling with this. What have you got?”
I’m going to be completely honest. I don’t pay attention to the numbers. I don’t want to follow this host ever because I don’t.
I’m glad you don’t. That’s good for some people.
When you were asking that question, the word that was coming into my mind was consistency. You have to show up. My cohost is a stickler on making sure that our episode is released on the same day every week because that’s what our followers want, which I agree with. That’s consistency. Being present on social media, having your episodes come out on the same day, not necessarily the same time, and being active. We have a Blonde Bombshell Facebook group and being active in that group. Not just posting the interviews, but engaging in that group or on your business page. Those are the main things.
It is a struggle for everyone to try to get new followers, but I like the model that you say that it’s not important. It’s important that I’m putting it out there and I’m being consistent about it because, in the end, that will serve you the best. I do see that again and again. The next part of it is after you’ve increased your followers and gotten great guests, so you’re working through that, you’ve still got to keep producing in a professional way. I know you’re not doing the production side of it, but what do you think is that key element to good level production on your site from what you do as the host?
We had a strategy meeting. We were late. We should have had it a long time ago, but with everything going around in the world, it stopped us in our tracks. We’re like, “Let’s revamp it.” We’re revamping the podcast, our mics and all of that stuff. We don’t do video, but we’re revamping that. We are revamping our social media, starting a website, and also wanting to be more out in the community. We live in San Diego and we have a ton of San Diego followers. Once this is all done, we want to get out more and engage people. One of the questions we asked was like, “What does it mean for you to be a bombshell?” For the TV show, if you watch the TV show, I’ve gone around San Diego and asked random strangers what it means for them to be enough. We want to do that with the podcast. Randomly walking around and asking people so we’re engaging people more that way. The production side is all of those things in one.
Having a strategy and not being afraid to pivot it and revamp it.People are trying to stay off of social media because of all the craziness in the world. Click To Tweet
Sometimes, we’re even revamping the ending because sometimes, it gets a little old, and you want to spice it up or whatever. Production-wise, it’s keeping it fresh. Don’t fall into the mediocre. If you find yourself with the complacency part where it’s like, “It’s another podcast now,” or “I’ve got to do this or that,” that means you have to revamp something in your production to make it more exciting for you and for your followers.
I’m curious because this is a hot topic around our office. We have a lot of clients who are rebranding. I rebranded to The Binge Factor from the Center of Influence. Every year, I’d revamp and rebrand myself, so we’re always doing stuff like that. Are you going to go back and redo the intros and the graphics or anything like that on your old episodes or are you going to start from where you are and move forward?
Heck no. We’re going to start from where we’re at. I don’t have time for that. It shows your growth, audience, and commitment to your show when you want to rebrand and you keep it in the past how it was, and go forward. It’s showing your audience that you’re still excited about this and that this is how far you’ve come. I would never change it.
The only change that I did is I go back and change the episode art because we have two podcasts on one site. I wanted people to be clear which ones were Binge Factor shows and which ones weren’t. That was about the only change that I was like, “I’m going to go back and do that because otherwise, people are confused,” but I didn’t change the intro and outro, so I agree with you. Showing growth, I love that model of thinking about it. It’s wonderful. We talked about that you wanted to go out in the field and do things but what other things do you do that encourage engagement in your community?
I need to do more, but I’m going to be honest, I hate social media. I wish that social media did not live only because I feel like it takes way too much time. I would rather be out and about and meeting people. For me, I’m present. I’m present on social media.
Talk to everybody about your cards. That does drive engagement, Megan.
I’ve been blessed to be honest because one of my weaknesses is social media. I’m not on it as much as I should be, but for some reason, I’ve been able to grow this movement. We’ve reached 17 countries and 47 states. I didn’t even know that I was branding myself when this came out because I didn’t know what it meant to be an entrepreneur or a business person. I created these cards and then it came. That’s how branding happened. These cards are free. They’re visual coping cards and it’s for the I Am Enough Movement, which is my 501(c)(3). On the back, it has the word because, there are three lines and you write why you believe that you’re enough and you carry these around.
Anytime you have those negative thoughts creeping in your head, you pull it out and you repeat what you wrote on it. You can get five of them for free from the website. With The Blonde Bombshell, I’ve got four websites and I’ve got ten media pages. It’s about delegating what you can do, but it’s always me on my personal page. It’s always me on much anything on Facebook and Instagram. I’m not a huge fan of Instagram, but I have it. It’s making sure your message is always the same, but also showing the fun side of you. My Facebook page is not all just business. It’s like, “I’m out here doing this or doing that.” These cards keep me engage because I give them out to anyone and everyone.
Do they send them back to you? Do they send you videos back or take selfies?
Yes. If you go to our Instagram page, it’s @Enough_Movement, you can see selfies of people from all over the world. I have taken a lot of them. We never bought your selfie, did we?
We never ended up having time but I will make it happen. I’ll do it.
People will send me selfies or I will take selfies of people. You can see those on the Instagram page from all over the world. It’s awesome. Once you have your brand, you’ve got to live your brand. I didn’t know what that meant and I didn’t believe in that because I never thought I’d have a brand, but I breathed this. It’s a reminder to me that I am enough because I still struggle with it sometimes, but that’s what my brand is. That’s what my TV show is like. That’s what people know me is on the podcast. The more you can be seen and be authentic and real, honestly, that’s what people want. They want the vulnerability and authenticity. That’s what’s going to drive your numbers.
Your engagement is going to happen because they know a real person is there. You mentioned that you’re starting to think of sponsors. The last of the five things that we look for the best ways is thinking about monetizing your show. It’s a little bit early because you’re just thinking about that, but what do you believe? You said that you thought sponsors weren’t an option for you or weren’t in your thinking, but you are switching that.
I am, especially for I Am Enough TV because of the scope of reach that we have. It’s not that I never thought it was for me, it was that I always have a hard time asking for money, which is funny because I have a nonprofit. It’s what I’ve been working on, which is why now sponsorship is something more than I’m looking at. We waited for a while because we wanted to get numbers up and things like that as well. Sponsorship is a way to go. It helps offset the different costs of having your show. Plus, my biggest thing is giving back. I want to be able to give back to companies that believe in the message of our podcasts and of the TV show. I’m not going to have someone as a sponsor that has nothing to do with my show. I know a lot of people do and there’s something wrong with that. I’m not going to do a cat food and have a sponsor for cat food. I don’t like cats. I’m definitely allergic to cats.
It’s not authentic to you. You won’t be posting pictures of you and cute cats on Instagram anytime soon.
Even if they send me a lot of money, I’m not going to do it. That’s me staying in integrity, so relevancy. Also, it opens up the door to even more networking because if you partner with a sponsor and then they’re also sharing your podcasts and things like that, and it could be a huge corporate sponsor. You’re talking about not just the money but the audience reach. We’re slowly jumping into it, but I’m looking for sponsors for the TV show, nonprofit, and podcast, so it’s a little bit overwhelming.
That’s hard for a lot of nonprofits because we were having this debate and discussion one time in one of our groups if this is a good time for someone to figure out how to plan a virtual gala because they needed to fundraise for it was a temple or a church or something. I was like, “I don’t know that it’s the best time to be asking for money from anyone. However, there are a lot of brands and sponsors out there who can no longer use their ad budget in the way that they were using it before. They need to rethink about how they can reach those same people. As long as you start to understand enough about your followers like, “You’ve got women from this age to that age and this is what they’re like. This is what we now know about them.” It’s a lot easier for you then to have those conversations with the sponsors and your obvious commitment to them by producing week after week and consistent content and service. Who doesn’t want to be associated with that as long as it’s relevant and in line with your integrity?
We’re about ready to launch a new big project to the nonprofit and I cannot wait. It’s a huge undertaking, but I can’t say anything because we don’t want to start fundraising and the donation piece until all of this is done. I’m sitting here like, “I want to tell everyone about it,” but I can’t.
There are people out there who are saying their companies are fine and they’re doing well. It’s not like they’re going to disappear tomorrow, but they don’t have the advertising options they had when events were happening, people were out in the field, out in stores, and were out and about. That’s where you can find some alignment of need on both sides and great collaboration. I look forward to seeing what you do next with all of that. A couple of little tips for people, and I’d love for you to if you gave it both from TV and podcast perspective because this is the case. Someone’s out there sitting on the fence about this and they haven’t started their show yet, what’s your advice to them?
Do it. Honestly, this is what happens in life. We have that nudging feeling to do something and the fear keeps us stuck. If you do it and it bombs, you didn’t lose anything. There’s a lesson learned. It’s probably not going to bomb as long as you’re honest, authentic, real, vulnerable, and all of this stuff. Have fun with it. The thing is just to do it. We had no idea. If you guys go back to our first couple of episodes on The Blonde Bombshell Podcast, it was hilarious. We had no idea what we were doing, but we loved it. We loved interviewing people and there’s no right or wrong of how long your podcast has to be. It could be 5 or 10 minutes. If it’s something you want to do, do it.
Thank you. I love what you’re doing out there. I Am Enough TV and The Blonde Bombshell Podcast is all available on every player and every machine out there. Go ahead and take a read, listen or watch at it. This is a woman. Megan Fenyoe is living and breathing her brand, I Am Enough. I am glad we got to meet each other and I’m glad you came on to give everybody some tips, so I appreciated that, Megan.
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About Megan Fenyoe
Megan Fenyoe is an Air Force Veteran, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist (LCSW), Speaker and Trainer, Host of The Blonde Bombshell Podcast and I Am Enough TV and Founder of the international I Am Enough Movement a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.
She is an Amazon Best Selling Author and recently published her book You Are Enough: 5 Steps To Move From Struggle To Strength. She has been featured on SiriusXM Radio including the Jenny McCarthy show and over 300 TV/Radio Shows and podcasts.
Megan has gone through many struggles throughout her life most recently being involved in a narcissistic abusive marriage. She was left traumatized and this is when she began questioning if she was enough. For many years she was living a life without meaning and purpose.
Megan’s life began to change when she finally said yes to herself and walked away from the abuse. She has successfully transformed every area of her life using her proven 5 Step System and is now living a vibrant, beautiful life. A life where she truly believes she is enough.
Working as a Mental Health Therapist for the past 15 years, Megan is considered an expert in her field. Her area of expertise is the mind and the way it affects behavior and well-being.
Through coaching, leadership, consulting and speaking engagements, Megan has helped hundreds of people accurately assess their challenges and identify ways they can change – capitalizing on the strengths they already have while building new ones.
Megan focuses on cognitive restructuring and reality testing thoughts as well as a host of other Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques (CBT). She has a sustained commitment to facilitating positive transformation and human-to-human connection with each person she works with.
Megan’s passion and purpose is to help you (1) build confidence, (2) find clarity in getting what you truly want in life (3) get inspired to take action towards building the life of your dreams, and (4) empower you to believe you are enough!
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