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I really wanted people to feel like they were not alone because for some they may feel that, having some kind of breakdown… it is like a spiritual awakening. When you realize that, (for example) I’ve been working in the corporate world for however long. I no longer feel happy, I no longer enjoy it… what’s going on? I want to go and travel the world, I want to see more…what’s going on? Some people start panicking and thinking that they’re having some kind of breakdown (and they are really) but it’s all good. It’s all positive, and this is why I invented the whole unlock your soul concept because it’s really helping people to know that they’re okay. That this is part of the journey. When you feel called to do more with your life and to live your life on purpose.
Lorraine and I do a Micro Podcast Improv on this show.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Hey I am joined by Lauren white she is a U.K. based intuitive business consultant known as the sole purpose Liberator she is the host for Unlock Your soul of the podcast for soul satisfaction, hey Lorraine.
LORRAINE WHYTE: Hi there, Alexander. How are you.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: I am awesome, I'm excellent. Thanks for coming on and talking to me.
LORRAINE WHYTE: Thank you for inviting me.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Right on. So, tell me--unlock your soul the podcast for soul satisfaction, can you tell us a little bit about the podcast. I suspect it has something to do with the soul.
LORRAINE WHYTE: Yes, it does. So unlock your soul, the whole concept is really about helping people to do just that unlock the soul, unlock what is within the soul. So what I do, the work I do, is with a lot of people is based on helping them to find they soul purpose. So with this podcast it kind of helps them with a support mechanism…it's like a coping support thing. Where you are able to listen to other peoples and listen to other people's journey in terms of them fulfilling their soul purpose, living on purpose, I feel with certain themes around self-worth, around having the courage to step out on your own, around relationships, being able to identify which relationships are going to be more conducive to you, living on purpose and which ones are not. Things like establishing your values, really embracing who you are so that you can live on purpose.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Wonderful. Lorraine, when you were creating this podcast, when these ideas were floating through your mind was that in your intention to help others, people, give them some support and try to inspire them?
LORRAINE WHYTE: Yes, yes for sure. Because, I really wanted people to feel like they were not alone because for some they may feel that, having some kind of breakdown… it is like a spiritual awakening. When you realize that, (for example) I've been working in the corporate world for however long. I no longer feel happy, I no longer enjoy it… what’s going on? I want to go and travel the world, I want to see more…what's going on? Some people start panicking and thinking that they're having some kind of breakdown (and they are really) but it’s all good. It's all positive, and this is why I invented the whole unlock your soul concept because it's really helping people to know that they're okay. That this is part of the journey. When you feel called to do more with your life and to live your life on purpose.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Do you think Lorraine that being a part of a corporate culture or being a part of the corporate world, it tends to lock your soul?
LORRAINE WHYTE: Yes, for sure. I think that those of us who have more, I don't want to sounds kind of condescending but I feel like those of us who are called to do more, let's say. It is a bit of a limitation because I know from my experience being in the corporate, it's like you have so many ideas as to how you can make things better perhaps make the company better or make you work better. But, you are restricted by what the big boss said. So you can only do so much and so it kind of crushes your soul if you like. So it takes a lot of courage to step out of that and to say you know what I believe that there is something better out there for me to do and I'm going to answer that calling within, that's coming from my soul, coming from within me saying that there is something more for me to do.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Yes, it's almost like when you work at a company, at times it's hard for you to be authentic because your culture doesn't necessarily match the culture. We were talking in the green room and you and I both were from the recruiting world. We went through all that pain but I often found that a lot of times the company would display a culture, they would have this mission statement and it didn't often reflect on the reality of their business. Then candidates they would read that and then they would say; well that sounds great that they go there and then they would find out whoa, this wasn't what was advertised.
LORRAINE WHYTE: Yes, yes that happened so much. I think that a lot of companies and this is the world I suppose. They have a certain way that they think they should be and a lot of the time then not being perhaps very authentic especially with the largest corporations. So, they sell you a vision as to what they would like to be and you go and work there and you think oh my gosh, it's so different and it's also perhaps questioning my values or my standard or how I want to do things, my creativity and the experience.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Lorraine, I wonder this podcast and being a podcaster and doing podcasting on the topic of your soul. Do you find that your soul shines brighter or you become even more in touch with your own soul?
LORRAINE WHYTE: Form doing the podcast you mean?
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Yes.
LORRAINE WHYTE: I would say so because it's like you are putting your message out there to the world. It's like you have that light and you are making it brighter to the world. So I would say that it’s definitely a way of getting out there in the bigger way and being heard and being visible. To inspire others.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Yes, have you learned anything about yourself since you started podcasting?
LORRAINE WHYTE: Yes, it’s certainly gives me a lot more confidence because before I wouldn't really speak. I was very quiet, I am an introvert to be honest and it's given me the confidence to actually express myself. I found that I've become more confident and even doing public speaking. It's very funny how it's worked out because it's prepared me for public speaking. So you know, how you do have to because I do like to prepare when I do my podcast and you do that in the same way that you would do if you're speaking to an audience of people and so it’s been really good grounding for that. It has really helped me as a person to grow and develop for sure.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Isn't it amazing, I've found the exact same thing. Where I felt like I was an introvert, I guess I'm still an introvert. However, I'm in this isolating environment where it's just myself and the microphone. Yet, having me out of myself. I'm becoming more extroverted and yes podcasting is an easy transition into public speaking. Well, maybe not easy but it's a transition into public speaking. So, your right on.
LORRAINE WHYTE: Its, helpful. Yes for sure.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Sorry, go ahead
LORRAINE WHYTE: I'm sorry. I was saying that was the surprising thing. I didn’t actually plan to go into public speaking but that's how it's kind of-- that's been my journey.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Do you have a particular favorite podcasting moment?
LORRAINE WHYTE: Do you mean with a guest?
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Anything
LORRAINE WHYTE: Okay, because there was the one guest who I really enjoyed interviewing and she is a psychotherapist relationship coach and this one is actually on my website. I was preparing for the podcast and I wasn't sure how I was going to introduce her. I think watching Grease, the film that day.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: The one with John Travolta
LORRAINE WHYTE: Yes, it wasn't actually the film. It was like the play, there was a play on. It was a couple years ago and they were screening there on the T.V. and so I'd watch that and thought I oh wow. I just somehow made the connection and I just found myself talking about it and as a way of introducing her. Then she came on and with Blog Talk Radio, you're not on at the same time. They have to phone in and so she had been listening and she started to go into the whole film again and we just ended up having a good chat about it. It just felt so natural and I think for me that was a kind of a moment for me, where I realized this whole podcasting thing if you can be as natural as it's possible. It makes it a lot easier than having to feel that you have to really overly prepare, which is what I was doing before that. It's a natural thing, it's like a conversation isn't it? and that was kind of lightbulb moment for me although it's kind of, might seem quite small.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Well, what was it like when you started your podcast? So you're on Blog Talk Radio, how did you find them and how was the whole situation with the microphone and all the hardware and all that other stuff?
LORRAINE WHYTE: It wasn't very easy, I had a couple of issues with Blog Talk in terms of people not being able to hear the other person, then not being able to even connect with them. There was all of those kinds of issues. I had over a few guests and because I was doing the live, it wasn’t very easy to kind of get over it because I spent half the time trying to rectify the problem. Oh, it wasn't easy but it's a good kind of opportunity Blog Talk Radio and for me to get out there and to do it kind of very quickly because with Blog Talk again, you just literally sign up and you can start recording and going live there and then. I like that aspect of it but it wasn't easy kind of technically no especially as on the kind of person I liked things easy. I'm not a technical. That's what I would say about Blog Talk.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: So you jumped into podcasting and you started live?
LORRAINE WHYTE: Yes, I did. I just did it live.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Wow, very good.
LORRAINE WHYTE: I didn't think there was an option really, because I think it's more--even having to go through more technical things in order to do a recorded version. So I thought okay, let’s just do it live.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Awesome, I think people would get a little nervous about the but…
LORRAINE WHYTE: I was
ALEXANDER LAURIN: After you do it once or-- after you do it a couple times, it's like oh whatever no big deal.
LORRAINE WHYTE: Yes, it did get like that. Although now, I do like this idea of doing it, as we’re doing it and then editing and then putting it out there. I think that unless people are listening to it live, it doesn't necessarily have the same impact if you’ve done it live and they're listening to the play back. Because you still have sound issues or things that you want to edit, that you think should have been edited out. People are listening to that, so it's not going to have necessarily the same impact as if they are listening to it live if that makes sense.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Yes. Absolutely. So, Lorraine with everything that you've learnt and everything that you've done for your podcast; what's the best advice you would give someone who wants to start?
LORRAINE WHYTE: I think if the idea is in your head, to just go ahead and do it. Because it's often as the way that I see it It’s like your soul is wanting to express itself and so if you've got the idea, just believe and listen and just go ahead and do it. It will change your life and change the way that you were especially if you’re in the coaching world. It really does change the way that you were because you start to become very confident and understand people a lot better through your guests that you're interviewing. It let you see that you have a lot more to say than just coaching. Because when you are a coach, if you're not promoting yourself, nobody knows about you. All you've got is your website but with the podcast, people can really get to know you. I think that's really important for people to get to know you and trust you.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Wonderful. Alright Lorraine, how can people hear your show and how can they connect with you? The floor is yours.
LORRAINE WHYTE: Okay, so you can go to Lorraine Whyte at Lorraine Whyte.com and you want to click on the Unlock Your Soul Podcast and it’s all there. I'm actually starting again this year, doing a series for life coach which is going to be aim at life coaches and then helping them to become more authentic through understanding their purpose and I'm going to be talking about numerology because that's my number one tool that I use when I'm working with people on a one to one basis. I'm going to be going into more detail about this new knowledge and how that can help you if you are a coach to understand your purpose and understand yourself on a deep soul level.
ALEXANDER LAURIN: Really cool, I love it. Thanks for spending time with me.
LORRAINE WHYTE: Thank you for inviting me, I've really enjoyed it.
Alexander Laurin is the Podcaster’s Coach, and the Author of "The Book of Podcasting”. He is the world’s first authentic Podcaster’s Coach, a Certified Podcaster’s & Professional Life Coach with a membership to the International Coaches Federation. Alexander is a proponent of the effectiveness of podcasting as a tool for business & career growth, happiness, meaning, and fulfillment.
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