Why I changed the name of my podcast

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Can you change the name of your podcast? Can you change the name of your podcast without losing subscribers? When can you change the name of your podcast?

If you’ve been having these questions about your own podcast, read this blog to find out why I changed the name of my podcast when launching Season 3 and hopefully it will help you come to a decision!

Launching Season 3

I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to launch Season 3!

As my mentor and Lighting Process practitioner, Helen Harding, has been reminding me for the last 8 years, none of us are perfect and sometimes work, training and life have to take precedent, which has unfortunately been the case with Season 3.

However, I’m now back with a shiny new upgraded brand thanks to the marvellous Phil Pallen and Lauren Moore, and with clear direction on where I want to go with mindset coaching!

What can you expect from Season 3 and Season 4

As some of you may know, I’m fascinated by human potential.

As a mindset coach and podcaster, I love seeing just how far people can push their limit and how the techniques and strategies they employ help them achieve their potential.

The conversations I’ve had with my guests have helped me develop my own methodology of guiding principles to overcome the seemingly impossible. 

Last year, my podcast won the Shextreme Adventure Podcast competition for my interviews with female adventurers including Megan Hine, Phoebe Smith and Squash Falconer. And I’m super excited to share that episode with you, but I’m afraid for now you’ll have to wait!

However, my podcast's true success can be measured by your successes: one listener will be adventuring in Svalbard in 2020, another has been reducing their race times by 7-8 minutes, and a scientist is now training for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

I just want to thank you guys for continuing to tune in, recommending my podcast and sharing how it has helped you, it provides the greatest motivation to produce each episode and develop the podcast.

Why it’s no longer called The Wild Show

If you’ve been with me from the very beginning, you’ll know that it used to be called The Lilly Wild Show.

When I was really sick with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lilly Wild was my adventurous alter ego, she had no limits. Whereas I was limited by the severe lack of energy and confined to either my house or bed most days. 

[You can listen to my story here: [S1E13] From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to cross-country skiing across Svalbard with Adelaide Goodeve]

The Lilly Wild Show was an obvious name for my podcast when I started, as it symbolised that I was living my life to the fullest, breaking the limits my body and mind once placed on me and turning the impossible to the possible.

I decided to change the name for Season 2 to just The Wild Show. This is because I felt I had now fully shed my alter ego. I was strong and living the life I wanted to live. I also kept being called Lilly Wild, which isn’t helpful when building a person brand! 

I kept Wild in my podcast’s name, not because of the connotations with adventure, nor because I was living a wild life. But because I wanted to recognise Frank Wild: The unforgotten polar explorer, who has spent more time in the polar regions than Scott and Shackleton. 

[You can listen to Frank Wild’s story from his autobiographer here: [S1E09] Uncovering the story of one of the Greatest Polar Explorers: Frank Wild with Angie Butler]

All those years ago, Wild inspired and motivated me to fully recover when I was sick, but more than that, his mindset was resilient, strong and enabled him to weather many a storm. 

Shackleton described Wild being icy calm as they stepped off the boat having survived the perilous journey to Elephant Island in the Antarctic. The majority of their comrades were mad and delirious, but Shackleton said Wild looked as if he could be walking through Green Park in London. 

I have now changed my podcast’s name from The Wild Show to The Adelaide Podcast, because many heard Wild and assumed it was an adventure podcast. I’ve interviewed many adventurers, from Kiko Matthews and Sophie Radcliffe to Ian Finch, but the adventure simply provided a vehicle to dive into their incredible mindset.

Now my focus is on the athlete’s mindset and helping athletes, whether they’re world champions, record holders, daredevils, first-timers and amateurs, to achieve extraordinary performance. 

However, my guests have a eclectic background because I believe the mindset techniques a entrepreneur, CEO or adventure practices to enhance their mental fitness can be just as valuable to an athlete and vice versa. 

If you have any questions about the podcast or would like more information on mindset coaching, then send me an email to adelaide@adelaidegoodeve.com, I’d really love to hear from you!

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