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March 8, 2022

DON'T Overthink Your Podcast

DON'T Overthink Your Podcast

Can't start your podcast? Not sure what to talk about? Eric talks about this


Are you struggling to begin your podcast? Trust me, I get it. Putting yourself out there can be TERRIFYING (I have many stories on this). I've fallen into the trap of overthinking it. But, sometimes the best thing to do is to just get started. Keep listening!


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Transcript

Eric Beels 0:01
Are you struggling to come up with your idea for your podcast? Stop? Let's talk about that. You're listening to practical podcast Tips. My name is Eric Beels. And today, I'm going to cover Tip number four. Don't overthink your podcast. So one of the things I see a lot is a lot of people aren't really sure what to talk about, they want to start a podcast, but they're not really sure how it will be received, what they'll talk about, and sometimes they spend a little bit too long just even getting started with it. Some of the questions that people get Are you know, will people like my podcast? What if people hate it, you know, fear of rejection, that's a that's a big one. Honestly, I've fallen into this trap myself constantly. And I am fully aware of it too. I think the fear of rejection is a is a natural thing that people tend to get tend to have in any, anytime you put yourself out there in anything, it took me a while to even come up with my idea on on what podcast I wanted to start. This actually isn't even the first the first one. The first one I thought about doing was more of a long format podcast. This one is more short form. But the long form one was taking me too long to you know, still overthinking it and whatnot, then this one came to mind because this would be a much easier one for me to just get started on and talk about. I think it's an important thing to learn how to just get started with something not overthink it, just get started on whatever it is and improve as you go. It's called failing forward, especially myself. So I'm I am kind of a techie. For a while I still even saw myself as like a perfectionist in a way. That's kind of the engineer inside me the engineer aspects sure a lot of engineers out there will can relate to this on being a perfectionist. I am by no means perfect. But I will tend to strive towards perfection. But sometimes it's at the cost of not getting something done. The truth is if you don't get your content out there well one you might spend all you might spend all year just planning something out then you finally get started with it only for it to fail and and not work right part of that failure process is learning from it and improving upon it and getting better at it. At the time of this recording. I don't know if this podcast will be successful, I have no idea it might be successful, or it might not be and if it's not, that's totally fine. All redo another one and improve upon that and just keep building and improving on everything that you do. This isn't just applied towards podcasting, it can be applied towards anything, it could be applied towards speaking speaking on stage, and if that's your fear, making phone calls, whatever it might be, just get started with is my main tip for you today is just to stop overthinking it. Just get started with it. And especially with podcasting and have fun with it. Podcasting is a medium where you can really just speak your mind and talk about what you're thinking of don't worry about what other people are gonna think of you or anything like that. If you're interested in what you're talking about, there's other people that it's also interested in what you're talking about. Just get started with it, learn to fail forward. Alright, that's my tip for the day. I'll see you in the next episode. Hey, thanks for listening. If you liked this episode, feel free to leave us a review. I'd love to hear how it helped. Also, if you know somebody else that could benefit from it. Go ahead and share it with them. Thanks again and see you in the next episode.