In this episode of Beyond The Microphone, host Adam Baruh speaks with Paul Honeycutt, a multi-passionate queer creator, master facilitator, and self-discovery enthusiast.

Key Points:

1. [00:01:00] Guest Spotting: Adam discusses the importance of guest spotting as a way to grow your podcast audience. He recommends using tools like PodTask to pitch yourself to other podcasts and expand your reach.

2. [00:02:00] Introduction to Paul Honeycutt: Paul describes himself as a self-discovery enthusiast and shares his journey of realizing his queer identity while growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness.

3. [00:03:00] Paul’s Self-Discovery Journey: Paul talks about his journey of self-discovery, from realizing his queer identity to understanding the impact of his religious upbringing on his life. He emphasizes the importance of honoring oneself and exploring one’s belief systems.

4. [00:06:00] Dealing with Imposter Syndrome: Paul discusses how imposter syndrome can stem from comparing oneself to others and questioning one’s worthiness. He encourages listeners to focus on their unique experiences and perspectives and to approach life from a standpoint of play and curiosity.

5. [00:10:00] The Impact of Cult Recovery Therapy: Paul shares how working with a cult recovery therapist helped him understand and overcome the programming from his Jehovah’s Witness upbringing, leading to significant personal growth and self-discovery.

6. [00:14:00] The Concept Behind Queered Up: Paul talks about his podcast, Queered Up, which explores the unique experiences and perspectives of queer professionals and business owners. He discusses how the podcast has evolved and his plans for the future.

7. [00:18:00] The Importance of Telling Your Story: Adam and Paul discuss the importance of telling your unique story and focusing on what fills your cup, rather than external factors.

8. [00:22:00] The Shift in Queered Up: Paul shares how his podcast is shifting to include a co-host for more banter and diverse perspectives. He also discusses the importance of being flexible with the podcast format to keep it engaging and fun.

9. [00:28:00] The Future of Queered Up: Paul shares his plans for the future of his podcast, including honing down the format, incorporating more monologues, and exploring new topics of interest.