Thank you for your interest in this project. Below is an overview and details. The goal is win-win for everyone involved..

Quick Details

Be featured with other experts such as Jordan Harbinger, Charlie Hoehn, Gina Ryan of The Anxiety Coaches podcast, and more on a social aniety product (audio).

All you need to do is answer a few questions on social anxiety. I’ll take our audio recordings and put them into a social anxiety product. We can talk over Skype audio or similar.

Or, you can create the audios yourself, giving you time to create something just right, and send them over.

For details on recording, see the “Here’s What I Need From You” section below.


The S.A.F.E. Empowerment System is a collection of audio files segmented into “Learning Pods” and “Emergency Pods”. The recordings are designed to help reduce or dissolve social anxiety through training, conditioning, and in-the-moment talk-throughs. 

The system will contain a large selection of short audio files that can be selected and played for both ‘in the moment‘ of anxiety (Emergency Pods) and other times for homework to reduce anxiety overall (Learning Pods).

Your contribution will not only make the product more valuable and important to the listener, but also result in more exposure to your site, products and services. 

Monetarily, there is an option to sell the product as an affiliate for a 50% commission. That way you can also get paid for your contribution through each sale you make if you decide to become an affiliate.

I am trying to make this as win-win as possible. If you are interested in being a part of this, details on what’s needed from you are below.  

Reach out to me if you have any questions!

Here’s What I Need From You

A 3 to 5 minute “Emergency Pod” audio of you talking to the listener while they are experiencing social anxiety. The goal is to help them diminish or even dissolve their anxiety while it’s happening.


  • Record the audio as if the listener is standing in front of you and is experiencing anxiety right now.

    Speak directly to the listener. Use words like “you” and “your” instead of “you guys” or “whoever you are”. This makes it more effective and connecting:
    i.e. “Alright, whatever you’re feeling now, just close your eyes for a moment and breathe. I realize you’re not in the best space, but I’m here to help you through it…”


  • Do not add music or other sound effects

    Ambient music may be added by our team

  • Do not mention your name or website in this particular audio.

    You and your links will be featured the promotional and marketing material. Also, you will have the opportunity to talk about your site, products and services in the Learning Pod (see below), which is an optional recording for you, but will give you more exposure in the product if you choose to utilize it.

  • Record a mono file in 128Kbps in a room without reverb or echo, and eliminate background noise.

    The finished production will turn into a professional commercial product.

  • Use a decent or professional microphone for the best quality


The Learning Pod (optional):

Homework advice for the listener.
Give them something to work on when they’re not experiencing social anxiety.

  • The recording can be any duration under 20 minutes. We can record this together where I ask you the questions, or you can record on your own. 
  • Use the following as a guide to recording the Learning Pod:

    • Quick introduction of yourself and your website / podcast / etc
    • Share your story
    • Answer the question: When I’m starting to experience social anxiety, what are your three best pieces of advice to help me reduce or even eliminate it? 
    • Answer the question: When I’m not experiencing social anxiety, what are your three best pieces of advice to help me reduce or eliminate it from it happening in the first place? (homework and best practices)
    • Conclude with a reminder of your name, site, show, products / services etc. 
      • Example Learning Pod recording: 

        “Hey, my name is Paul Colaianni, host The Overwhelmed Brain podcast. I offer personal development coaching and have written several books on personal growth and relationships which you can find at my website: I’d like to share with you my personal story about social anxiety and how I have been able to work with it and even overcome it in most cases….


        i.e. …I hope this has helped you. My name is Paul Colaianni and I’d love to connect with you. You can find me at Be sure to check out my book The Overwhelmed Brain and my podcast of the same name. Also, sign up for my free 8-week challenge on building a great relationship at”

  • Feel free to record any other thoughts about social anxiety that you feel would be beneficial to the listener as well.


Your ROI 

  • You will be featured as an expert and / or authority in your field through marketing to a worldwide audience

    • The SAFE System will be promoted in multiple podcasts, blog articles, newsletters, and paid advertising
    • Minimum marketing audience expected to reach 50,000
    • Maximum marketing audience expected to be substantially higher as more affiliates join and share with their respective audiences. We already have several large podcasts and email lists confirmed.
  • Affiliate option: You will earn 50% commission on a $99 product if you choose to become an affiliate

    The process is easy and you will be given a link. You will need to create a free account on Gumroad.

  • You will have an opportunity to promote your own products and services in the Learning Pod if you opt in to record that
    • Recording the Emergency Pod is required – it is the real “gold” in this product.

      Recording the Learning Pod however is optional, but highly recommended. In the Learning Pod, you can introduce yourself and mention your site, products, and services.

      Regardless of whether you choose to record the Learning Pod or not, you will still be promoted in the marketing materials and accompanying workbook.

      The Learning Pod gives you a larger avenue of exposure offering the listener a more personal connection with you. It also increases the chance that people will be interested in what you have to offer (because of your additional teachings, your personal audio introduction, and personal recommendations of your products and services).


If all of this sounds good, fill out the form below.


  • Make sure all of your recordings are mono, 128Kbps, MP3 format

  • If you want to be an affiliate, provide the email you used to create your free Gumroad account

  • The Release wording is standard and allows me to use, modify, edit and sell these recordings for the purposes mentioned here. It also protects you so that you are guaranteed commissions on each product you sell using the unique Gumroad link provided. 

  • After you submit, I’ll reply to you as soon as possible! If you have any questions, fill out my contact form here.

Note: All submissions subject to approval. You will be notified if a portion or the entirety of your audio cannot be used.


Who am I?

I am a personal empowerment coach, author of The Overwhelmed Brain: Personal Growth for Critical Thinkers and The M.E.A.N. Workbook, and have been the host The Overwhelmed Brain podcast for the past 5 years. I also write at