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298 Mike McAllen - Spirituality, Coping with Loss, & Putting Out Fires
15th July 2022 • Podcast Junkies • Harry Duran
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Episode Summary

Author, speaker, podcast strategist and Founder of Podcasting4Association, Mike McAllen joins the show to discuss life growing up in California, his eclectic background outside of podcasting and how he got involved in working with Associations. Mike is on a mission to create the future of membership-based successful podcasts that get attention and build revenue. Today, Harry and Mike open up about their shared experiences with trauma and loss, Mike’s time spent as a firefighter and the power of being of service to others.

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Key Takeaways

06:38 – Mike McAllen joins the show to discuss the trials and triumphs of podcasting and the work he did at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley

23:57 – Life growing up in California and Mike’s fondest memory of being a firefighter

32:35 – What makes Mike so unique

36:28 – Advice for those looking to start an Association

40:06 – How Mike got involved in Podcasting4Associations

44:03 – Spirituality and coping with the trauma of loss

48:15 – Mike recalls the story of someone breaking into his garage

51:46 – The power of being of service to others

52:51 – Something Mike has changed his mind about recently and where listeners can go to connect with Mike

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“And I think it helped me in general about working with teams because everybody has their job and everybody knows what they’re supposed to do. Everything is teamwork and it’s really fun. It’s such a great job if there’s any young people out there. Get a job as a firefighter. (29:57) (Mike)

“When I started the podcast meetups here, I just wanted to meet the other people and have that tribe.” (33:10) (Mike)

“I found that I really liked working with Associations more than Corporate stuff. People in Associations are really nice and they usually have small teams. So it worked out nicely. That’s how I got into it.” (40:28) (Mike)

“Podcasting is so fantastic because it’s people. You’re a fly on the wall and you are listening to a conversation. Someone right now is walking down the road listening to this. It’s just important, the real human element. And it’s nice to get away from all the craziness in the world that we’re living in right now.” (47:57) (Mike)

“Happiness is when you’re serving other people. I wish I had learned that much earlier.” (52:17) (Mike)

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