Taking the First Step Forward with Karen Swyszcz [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

Taking the First Step Forward with Karen Swyszcz [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S3E37
  • 1:25:13
  • December 3rd 2020

Today we are talking with Karen Swyszcz the Founder of Makin the Bacon blog, Fitness Instructor, and host of the

Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast!


Site: makinthebacon.com



Lighting The North Book: https://goldenbrickroad.pub/collections/pre-order/products/lighting-the-north-an-anthology-of-feminism-and-cultural-diversity-from-across-the-nation-pre-order?afmc=KAREN20

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/5SaAJoYIYvUkdeWZ9q8mUE?si=fCC4sJgGRFeyr75n0EfCkg



















0:00 Intro

3:00 Work History and Making Money

5:00 CryptoCurrency & her history

10:00 Ways of learning and networking

15:00 Personality Types

20:00 Making time for your goals, and taking action

25:00 Creative cycles

30:00 Creating opportunities for yourself + Matchmaker.fm

35:00 Trying New Things #confidence

40:00 Being a Multipotentialite is Futureproofing your life

45:00 Trying a Lot of Things + Imposter Syndrome

50:00 Skill Tree Based Learning

55:00 Providing Value and Finding Your Tribe

01:00:00 Workshops virtual and in person

01:05:00 Learning a musical instrument

01:10:00 Karen's Future with Video

01:15:00 The Grind of Content Creator Growth

01:20:00 Outro

The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

This show is for the polymathic, the entrepreneurial, the multipotentialites, and the Innovators!

Now on Season 4!

PolyInnovator (The overarching personal brand that the PolyCast is under), means Innovation Polymath, or future global changemaker. Created a Modular Degree curated with online courses and micro-credentials. You will find topics wide ranging in interests!

PolyInnovator works in #OmniContent sprints, which are like multi/omni channel episodes. So each release gets a OmniBlog Post, TeleInnovator Video, and PolyCast upload! :D


Between the OmniContent, and the guest interviews I have on the show, there are multiple formats for the #PolyCast. It can get a little confusing, so here is the series that you will see:

Fireside Micro-PolyCast

Bits of idea bursts, rants, explanations, and simply short form 3-10min episodes.


These don't happen often, but they are the medium sized episodes that may have a didactic feel to them. They are solocasts, with a bit of flare.


Each episode of the Omnicontent series starts with a blog post, turns into a slideshow, then a video, and with the video I extract the audio and turn it into a PolyCast!

TeleInnovator Discussions

The interview and guest arm of the show, these episodes tend to be much longer, as they are interview discussions. They have been great, and the nuggets of knowledge anyone can get from them have been insanely awesome. Go take a listen!

If you would prefer the video version:


All in all they keep a similar polymathic feel, and stay true to the "Niche".... However the subniches can be essentially anything. Meaning the topics could be as well, so don't worry if one episode doesn't fit the bill. I'm sure another one will hit it out of the park!

Don't call it a podcast, as it is much more than that. It's a polymathic audio experience!

Or in other words... a PolyCast!