Business of Podcasting and Mentoring

What problem does your company solve?

Assist students with their editing and structure of their papers; lecturer/conference speaker; radio/podcast host/producer

When did you first see this problem as one that needed to be solved?

Started in fall 2016 assisting students with their papers. Became a radio host July 2017 called Faith & Facts with Dr. Jo which led to my own podcast.

Did the problem ever seem like it was bigger than you?

Yes. While working with several clients it became overwhelming to manage people and their multiple problems with their writing skills. Some wrote better than others. Those that wrote poorly consumed a lot of time. I managed to donate more time than I actually got paid to work on their projects.

What makes YOU stand out from others who may solve similar problems?

With papers, I offer personal one-on-one with my clients. They don’t feel as if someone is stealing their money. I want them to succeed. I want them to receive a good grade.
With the podcasts, it allows nurses to get their voices heard regarding something that they are passionate about. I edit and produce all from my computer regardless of where I am in the country.

What, if any, concerns are there related to nurses NOT knowing about non traditional roles?

Nurses get stuck. They feel that the only thing they can do is nursing. I beg to differ. We as nurses have so many things we can offer people. We have many skills and abilities. We need to say to yourself “what can I offer to others that there is a need for.” In others, what skill do I have that can benefit someone else. We all may not have 10 things, but we all have at least 1 thing. We can expand and nurture that one thing and become the best that we can at that one thing. You never know how that 1 skill can morph into something else.

Some say, "It's not what you know, it's about who you know". In terms of developing business relationships, do you agree with that statement? Please explain your rationale.

Yes and no. It’s about opportunities. In other words, being at the right place at the right time. The crazy thing is, sometimes you won’t even know if it’s the right time or right place. But you have to position yourself to be ready to move into position at the drop of a hat. In some instances, you can’t afford to wait. Other times you need to take the time to determine whether or not this is right for you, your family and your business.

 

Tell us about your transition. What was the process of moving away from the clinical role into a business role? What mindset shifts, if any, did you need to make?

It was a huge mindset shift. As a nurse, for most of my career, I had 2 jobs until I became a DON at a nursing home. Then the floor fell out and they fired me. I had nothing. Because I had 3 degrees I thought that I would be easy to find another job. But that was not the case. I struggled for quite some time. When I met a group of nurses that looked like me and was successful in business. I said to myself I’m doing something wrong. I’m missing out on something. The lightbulb went off “multiple streams of income” was/is the answer. The next thing was to put into action.

 

What has been the hardest thing in starting in your specific type of business or job role?

Time. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get all the things I want to get done and still maintain my sanity. But I’m persistent and want to see the best product produced. So if that means not taking on a lot of clients, then so be it.

 

What has been the most rewarding thing about being in your business or job role?

I get satisfaction knowing that I helped someone else get to the next level of their life.

 

What would you say are the five important resources ( books, conferences associations) for a nurse who wants explore Business?

Boss nurse for sure is my number association.

 

Let's talk legal stuff. Many nurses are afraid of this part of business. How did you address this concern in your business ? What worked for you?

Regardless of what you do, be sure that you and your business is covered. Get insurance. Protect your license.

 

Who supported you during this transition? Did you have paid mentorship or coaching? If so, what made you make that investment in paid support?

Initially, I didn’t have anyone outside of my husband. But I joined Boss Nurse Club and they have been inspiring. I’m able to bounce ideas off and gain knowledge and many aspects of the business.

What would you like others know about what you do?

I’m a DNP prepared nurse who has a desire to see you be the best you there is to be. I also produce my radio show & podcast. You can catch me Sundays at 8 am EST on www.thenursesstation.net or on iTunes, Google play, SoundCloud and PodOmatic. Look for Faith & Facts with Dr. Jo.

Is there anything else you would like readers to know?

I’m available for speaking engagements and consultation. Check out my website www.drjbryantrn.com

 

Dr. Jonanna bryant, DNP MS RN
Nursing with Dr. J Bryant
www.drjbryantrn.com

Assist students with their editing and structure of their papers; lecturer/conference speaker; radio/podcast host/producer