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556- Podcasting strategies for escape-hatches

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we deliver a repurposed podcast episode from an earlier episode (number 120) that deals with recovery from past situations that did not succeed or recovering with what was called “an escape hatch” (and the beginning introduction of the episode delivers the quote that inspired this theme from the older podcast show from Todd Henry called “The Daily Creative” — the latter of which is still on hiatus). By the way, Todd also has a 16-year old podcast show still going called The Accidental Creative.

We feel that this repurposed episode still provides evergreen value to the podcaster who may be experiencing the beginning or in the middle of a negative situation with a podcast show. And with the pivoting or the “escape-hatch” that has been pre-planned, there could be some hope for recovery and even repurposing the deliverables and strategy to a new alternative. And, as you will hear in this repurposed audio episode, the case study of Cecil B. DeMille and his success later on with his film called The Crusades provides hope for the struggling podcaster with good content.

The lesson learned here is to plan for a good exit strategy or prepare your “escape hatch” early in your business, so that your podcast can have an alternative if and when you may encounter difficulties.

So we hope that you can achieve success in the event that you may have to rely on your “escape hatch” to steer your podcast and business in an alternative direction or find success in a re-launch of your content to a willing audience that will help your show to its success.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2021, Matrix Solutions Corporation and michaelandmike.com and Todd Henry of theaccidentalcreative.com and The Daily Creative. All rights reserved.

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498- For Podcasting — shedding bad mental habits for 2021

In this episode of The Podcast Reporter, we discuss a recent episode from the podcast show called The Accidental Creative called “A Mental Habit to Shed in 2021.” The podcast is from Todd Henry.

For small business owners and podcasters, the topic of creativity is paramount when entrepreneurs do their planning and the execution of tasks for the upcoming post-pandemic year — as we feel that the virus crisis and fear-mongering will die down, now that vaccines will be available for those threatened by fear.

For myself, I can relate to this theme and prognostications both as an entrepreneur and podcaster.

I would strongly recommend that you consume this episode from Todd Henry’s podcast show, so that you can get an idea of what he considers as negative mental habits that will only drain you of your creativity, your strength and your positive traits needed for survival and success in the business world — especially post-pandemic (or, as we say, “post-scam-demic”).

As you will hear in Todd’s episode, there are three main habits that you need to steer away from, especially if your mental traffic becomes obsessed by methods of “keeping score”:

  • Avoid unhealthy ways of “keeping score” of results due to serendipity of others or the benefits of others — this is one area where you can accept your place today and move forward in your environment toward your success as you will create value for your customers and stakeholders and listeners and audience;
  • Avoid tracking too much or paying too much attention to things which you cannot control — and we should then focus on our larger sphere of influence, and not our specific sphere of concern ;
  • Avoid killing your drive and creativity by having an excess viewpoint of your own expectations — as we are too critical for the perfection of results that we expect of ourselves.

The question from Todd Henry to his listeners is:  “how will you define greatness of yourself and success for yourself in 2021?” — especially in a post-pandemic (i.e., “scam-demic”) world.

For the entrepreneur and podcaster, these 3 tips can deliver great results in improving your mentality and avoid using your “mental cycles” needlessly — instead, you can use them for your creativity and have the ability to nurture positive cycles that will have you focus more on the road to success.

For podcasters, this means planning your show and its themes, ideas, futures, etc. It can also mean being more focused and upbeat during the recording and post-production stages of creating your episodes. And most importantly, it means having the strong will to CONTINUE with your show and not podfading just as the negativity of the world situation tries to engulf us.

For the entrepreneur, it can mean sharpening up your business plan — or revising it for a post-pandemic world — and adjust to the situations now at hand, instead of worrying about negative situations which you cannot control. It may mean considering a move to adjust your business and its plans by pivoting within your overall strategy in a thoughtful manner.

As both a podcaster and a creative entrepreneur, I have found these three tips of great value when adjusting my focus and moving past the frustration brought about by the lame-stream media and the hype of the scam-demic. I hope that you can also find more positivity and peace-of-mind by not “keeping score” via someone else’s agenda or fear-mongering, and by focusing on the future success of your business.

Thank you for your attention.

Copyright (c) 2021, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Todd Henry of theaccidentalcreative.com. All rights reserved.