Dive into this enlightening episode as we delve into the challenges of standing out in the bustling podcast landscape. You’ll learn from our host’s personal experiences about the evolution of a podcast, how to navigate critical transformation points often faced by podcasters, and the importance of resilience in this dynamic journey. Whether you’re a seasoned podcaster or a beginner host, this episode is packed with critical info!
• Podcasting is a journey of evolution, solving problems, and expanding your horizons.
• The reasons for starting a podcast may differ from the reasons for continuing it.
• An inflection point at 3-6 months may urge you to question your podcast’s worth.
• The concept of ‘seasonal podcasting’ can help manage content gaps.
• Moments of doubt or fatigue are temporary, just like recording a bad episode.
00:29 – 00:48
• “So the podcast you start with, and the podcast you have six months later, a year later, three years later, are not the same podcast. You will change as a host, you’ll evolve podcasting as a solution to some of your business problems will change and evolve and grow and expand.”
01:08 – 01:18
• “As you go through it, you’re gonna hit a couple major milestones, somewhere around a three to six month mark. You’re gonna be asking your questions, is it all worth it?”
01:51 – N/A
• “If I stop now, would the content I’ve already created still be valuable? If I continued, will I learn more about my clients, about my network partners, what have you?”
02:33 – 02:46
• “When you get there, the natural sort of questions that you would ask, should I continue? Should I change, should I pivot? I’ll tell you right now. Have that conversation again in a year.”
02:50 – 2:55
• “If you can’t, if it’s not doing it in a year, chances are you’re not gonna be able to profit from it afterwards if you’re not able to reconcile the effort versus the value it’s creating for your business.”
03:45 – 03:56
• “Because those moments of doubt or those moments of fatigue are just as momentary as any of the other episodes you’ve recorded.”
04:28 – 04:33
• “And the reality is these things take time. You want to give them time to mature.”