So my mission with Tools is to remove the mystery surrounding podcasting so that anyone with a desire to start a podcast can get the information they need and just start. Our messages are too important to be held up by fear and misconception. I want to remove the ugliness of Imposter Syndrome as it relates to starting a podcast.
Recently I interviewed former drug addict turned top podcast host and coach, TJ Bell. These are the people that inspire me. Because there a lots of TJ Bells out there. Maybe it's not alcohol or drugs. But fear. Or who knows?
My 2nd husband walked out when our sons were 2 & 4 years old. After the initial mourning, I set out to create a life that worked for me and my sons. It was messy and overwhelming . But that determination lead me to start multiple businesses and self employment roles that gave me the opportunity to keep my kids out of day care.
One of my biggest strength I believe is the courage to believe that God is watching over me. That he gives us answers we least expect. It was this belief that gave me the courage to give away all my possession (except for what could fit in my Toyota Camry), pack my two young sons in the back, and moved 900 miles to New York City to accept a job that was only guaranteed for 2 weeks. And only after working for the company for 2 days. Plus tt was the top of the financial crisis and the job was with an international investment firm.
So faith is a big thing for me. I've lived it. As a divorced mom of 3 adult sons my track record would be a lot worst without this foundation.
The intent of Tools is to provide that (2mm) gap between what they already know and launching their show. So these are people looking for answers to questions they may still have. Even after learning something about podcasting.
I aim to use conversations with experts in the industry to help listeners connect the topic with their particular situation. Whether they are frozen over what microphone to use or the pros and cons of interviewing guests.
Tools is unique because it's not a general podcasting show. It focuses on the how and removes the confusion surrounding the what. But staying focused on the original intent takes effort as podcasting is still such a widely popular method for lay people to share their message.
So we discuss basic tools like what microphone to start with. Or strategies such as being an effective host. But we cover mindset and marketing strategies as well. The show is still fairly new. But I can see it becoming a valuable resource for new podcasters who are looking for on demand, curated content.
Real estate flipper, Joe Rockey is the co-host of Father and Joe Podcast who at the time of this recording was launching Local Football Flavor Podcast.
He shared how a presidential transition inspired Father and Joe, as well as the role of God in his business. Joe also shares tips about podcasting that you might find helpful as an aspiring podcaster.
Key points worth noting:
07:21 – What prudence, courage, justice, and temperance have to do with real estate
12:00 – Defrientiating between starting a podcast to make a statement or to make money
Bio: I have created a series of real estate businesses beginning in 2011. In this specific industry, 97% of my competition fails in the first year. Over a decade later we still are going strong with no end in sight. (cont’d).
Connect with Joe: [email protected] | Father and Joe Podcast
Get answers to your podcast questions at the New West Podcasters Club: https://bit.ly/3k2jeIs
Schedule a complementary one-on-one for podcast mentoring session with me: https://bit.ly/3Ec9QZD
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