Many of our Podfly clients are entrepreneurs, motivators, and shakers of the world, which is why it's so important for them to be reminded that everybody needs a little bit of assistance sometime. When our minds are filled with too many tasks, it can be difficult to take a step back and look at upcoming problems objectively and see if we need an extra pair of hands. Remember, you can't advance if you're stuck putting out fires.
WHEN TO ASK FOR HELP
No one likes to fail. Many entrepreneurs realize they're on a sinking ship and all the life boats have left a little too late. It takes a bit of experience to know when to ask for help ahead of time, but even if you feel like all hope is lost, make the effort to reach out and say something. You will be surprised at how many people will help you if they only knew you needed help. So, when's a good time to ask?
YOU SHOULD ASK FOR A HELPING HAND WHEN:
- You are launching a new service/product
- You feel like you're lost
- You want to move in a new direction
- You want to expand
- You're feeling overwhelmed and not good enough
Our minds have a habit of playing tricks on us. We need that outside perspective, especially from somebody we respect, to let us know we're not going to die, we're not in direct danger, and, if we fail, it'll still be okay in the end. Breathe, relax, and just communicate.
HOW TO PREVENT EXTRA STRESS WHEN PODCASTING
Podcasting can be extra stressful for entrepreneurs because it takes up 'too much' of their time and the rewards of podcasting take sometime to see. In a world of instant gratification, people are often too quick to kill their podcast before they're able to see the full benefits and results of their hard work. It can be really, really easy to fall into a pattern of feeling overwhelmed every week when you're about to release a show, but it doesn't have to be that way.
The key to podcasting is to develop a routine. Easier said than done, right? Well, some of our professional hosts schedule 2-3 guests to interview in one day, so that they have some shows lined up for their podcast way ahead of time. It's also easier to plan a full day for interviewing people, producing show notes, and the like than to spread it out throughout the week. The brain is more productive when you have it focus on the same topic for the day instead of having it bounce around on different things.
Scheduling is probably the most stressful for our clients because they need to depend on someone else to make 'it happen' and guests can cancel out of the blue and for no reason too. Guests will always cancel on you, but you reduce a great deal of stress for yourself when you know in the back of your mind you have 2-3 shows already prepped and ready to go for your podcast.