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Lessons from building this podcast in 6 weeks

Channeling your thoughts and creativity into a finished “thing” can be stressful at times.

Where do I start?

I don’t feel ready!

I don’t have enough information to start.

I think I bit off more than I can chew…

Uh oh, it’s not going according to plan, what now?

These are just some of the thoughts that may be going through your head when the word “deadline” flashing in front of your face.

Can you train focus?

In the past couple of years, I’ve tried a lot of different things to get my online business off the ground:

Are all introverts shy?

Did you know that shy is a synonym for introvert?

This was first pointed out to me by someone in a group I was a member of and I thought: This cannot be true!

Well, it's true.

I looked in every dictionary I could get my hands on, both hard-copies and online. And yes, 8 out of the 10 dictionaries that I looked in had that definition included.

In this week's podcast episode, we'll talk about what it really means to be an introvert and the many misconceptions that are out there (including that introverts are shy!

Welcome fellow innie! You're in the right place :-)

I’m sitting in front of my laptop, staring at a waveform, unsure what to do… (and yes, I did google that word before writing this blog 😆)

You see, 6 weeks ago, I decided that I was going to build a podcast. And although I've been thinking about it for a long time it still feels like I rushed into it a little bit.

(Is that my inner critic talking? Hmm, maybe)

The waveform I’m staring at is the music and audio that I'm going to be using for the podcast intro.

Final episode: Can you build a podcast in 6 weeks?

Week 6 is here!!

At the end of each project, I always ask myself 2 questions:
  1. Did we reach our goal? (Or in this case: Can you really build a podcast in 6 weeks?)
  2. How was the ride? 😆

These past 6 weeks have flown by.

Not everything went according to plan and I’ve learned SO many lessons from this experiment.

I’ll dedicate an entire episode later on to talk about the lessons I’ve learned in these 6 weeks…

Getting down to the details: The music, intro text, and editing

I have been completely absorbed by building this podcast the past weeks 😆 and happy to sat that we're making some progress, yay!

From the bigger picture that I shared in the first couple of episodes we’re funneling down to the details now: The music, intro text, and editing the audio for the podcast!

In this episode, I'm sharing some of the tools I'm using that are helping to make this process as smooth and quick as possible (and giving you a sneak peak at the music and some of the graphics 😉)

How to quickly refocus when you've got a lot of balls in the air

There’s a lot going on at the moment for me, both personal and professionally, so I need a moment to regroup 😅

This time, I’m taking you through my process I do at the start of my work day to refocus.

I work about 24 hours a week on my business, so I pay attention to how I start and finish my day so I can get focused quickly.

If you have a lot of different things going on, taking a moment to refocus like this before you start your work can be very helpful. Watch this 10-minute episode to see how I do this.

What you'll learn in the next 10-minutes:

Overthinking and at the same time don’t know enough to get started?

Sidenote: Who has ever recorded something without hitting record? 😆

Sometimes, things don’t go exactly according to plan, like when I was recording this episode and forgot to press record… But you dust yourself off, have a good laugh at yourself, and just try again 😊

In this episode, I talk about those little disclaimers we sometimes make, like:

[I can tell you 1000s of details] *but I’m really not an expert*

or

*I don’t really know that much about it* [but here’s exactly how this process goes from A-Z]

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