Like most moms, Retha Nichole is on a journey to find balance. Her new podcast allows her to share her experiences and help others.
“Journey to Balance is a podcast where women chat about maintaining balance on this journey called life. We talk about maintaining balance in five areas (self-care, spiritual life, family life, friend life and career life). I hope everyone who listens will gain at least one nugget of truth that can be applied in their life. I also hope that they realize that they are not alone in the fight to maintain balance,” she said.
Launching a podcast has been its own journey.
“I am a podcast listener, so I began to reach out to other podcasters to see if they would offer any tips, help or encouragement,” she said when asked how she launched her podcast. “I also watched a ton of You Tube videos on how to and what not to do.”
For those interested in doing their own podcasts, Nichole urges, “Do it. Don’t get caught up in the technical stuff, don’t let your fear overcome you. Just do it. If God is calling you to do it, He will guide you along the path to accomplish it.”
“Organization is key for me—planning out my day and my time. When the boys were younger, I would plan out so much during their nap time and their alone play time. But now that they are in school, I have more time. But I think good time management is key.”
Aside from being organized and being aware of time, Nichole also believes one of her keys to accomplishing her dreams is letting go of fear.
“Fear is not of God. Whatever dream He places in you will come to pass. Ask God for wisdom and guidance on the path He desires for you to take to pursue the dreams you have, but remember your dreams must line up with God’s will,” she said. “Seek out help. Don’t be afraid to ask someone for help or advice, and if they aren’t willing, that’s okay. Ask someone else.”