Podcasting with Purpose for Life Coaches

212 Tame Your Podfade Brain

December 29, 2022 Kara Gott Warner
Podcasting with Purpose for Life Coaches
212 Tame Your Podfade Brain
Show Notes Transcript

I often see many new podcasters getting out of their lane looking at what the big podcasters are doing, wanting those same results, and wondering why they're not getting them. And they get caught up in the numbers instead of focusing on the most important metric -- humans and touching and transforming lives with their words.

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 What you'll learn in this episode: 

  • Why most podcasts end after only a few months
  • The problem with being attached to a timeline 
  • Deciding in advance to play the long game with your podcast
  • The Fool in Tarot that is in it for the process, not the outcome

Here's the paradox ... when you forget the outcome and focus only on the process, that's when the door to receiving actually opens because you've discovered that this special medium is here to help amplify your message and have that impact on the people who need it most.

This is what my clients experience when they work with me in my Ready, Set, Launch program, because all the steps are laid out in a very systematic way that gets you to launch your podcast in the shortest period of time possible. And if you need extra time, I'm here as your guide every step of the way.

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Alright. Let's get started with today's episode.

You're listening to Podcasting with Purpose for Life Coaches. My name is Kara Gott Warner, the podcasting coach for coaches.

I believe that a podcast is a powerful medium for creating connection and community, and inside every conversation is the potential for transformation. So, let's get started on yours. Enjoy the episode.

So, here's an issue that I see with new podcasters. I see many coaches who want to start a podcast, but they don't decide in advance that they will play the long game of commitment and having a real desire to create an impact on lives, instead of focusing on how it can help get them clients. 

So, I often see many new podcasters getting out of their lane looking at what the big podcasters are doing, wanting those same results, and wondering why they're not getting them. And they get caught up in the numbers instead of focusing on the most important metric, and that is humans and touching and transforming lives with their words. 

Many want the big downloads, but they fail to see that it starts with sufficiency in their coaching business, and the size of their existing platform. 

I see the mistake of coaches thinking they will start a podcast and listeners will automatically come. Discouragement sets in and sadly, most podcasts end after only a few months, and I don't want that to be you. 

So, with this planner that I mentioned at the beginning, I'm on a mission to help you look at podcasting differently and how to shift your mindset if you are only seeing it as the next magic marketing bullet. And I want you to get this planner, this 2023 Podcast Planner that's laying it all out.

And I want to help you with the mindset that it starts with what you are already doing as a coach. You already have a mechanism or a path for your clients, right? You already know how to attract clients and now you are thinking bigger with CEO energy that I'm going to be talking a whole lot about in 2023, it's about stepping into a leadership role and saying, “okay, I have these clients. I have these baby birds. Now I have this opportunity to teach and create more with my words, to attract more with my words and help my people, help my clients who are here waiting and wanting more from what I have to offer them.”

So, when you focus that way, instead of thinking, “okay, well I'm really struggling, I'm not attracting the clients that I want, and I've heard that podcasting is a great thing to try, so I'm going to do it because I think maybe this could be like the magic bullet.”

Like, you might not be saying it out loud, the magic bullet, but you might be thinking it, right? So, check those thoughts, because I'm telling you, our thoughts are sneaky. 

Like, if you were to verbalize the thoughts that you have, you might see how they might be holding you back.

So, really sometimes spend time with being honest with yourself and what those thoughts really are that you're having. So, by doing this, it helps you to walk away from these limiting thoughts, these things that are holding you back by only seeing that one dimension of what you think podcasting should be.

And then you step into a bigger vision, a more full-color, multicolor vision for seeing the potential gifts that a joyful commitment to creating a body of work through a podcast can provide, instead of seeing downloads as the only part of the equation. 

It's just hollow, unless you are driven by the primary desire to have an impact on people with zero attachment to any kind of outcome, because here's the paradox … when you forget the outcome and focus only on the process, that's when the door to receiving actually opens, and this can be hard to accept when you really want an outcome. 

You're really holding tightly to an outcome. And then when you are, it's painful. It's better to let go. It's painful because there's impatience involved, because you desperately want it on a timeline, right? You have this timeline in your brain, and that's something to look at.

So, when you let go of a timeline, when you let go of this concept of linear time, this changes everything. You almost become like The Fool in the Tarot deck. I'm really into tarot … you're going to hear me talk about that a lot too. But this idea of The Fool, right? The Fool is the zero card in a Tarot deck.

It's the very first card because The Fool is ready to jump off the cliff and they don't have any attachment to any kind of outcome. They're here for the journey. They're here to look at the greenery. They're here to look at the blue sky. They're just on this beautiful journey because they know that that's what it's about.

Because what is the outcome? What's going to happen when you get to this supposed outcome? You'll see that it's a facade. You'll see that it's hollow. So, if it's about the journey, then it becomes so beautiful and then you are in integrity with that alignment of why you're doing a podcast in the first place.

And then you can be open to and curious about all the little nuances and the gifts that come your way because you've discovered that this special medium is here to help you amplify your message and truly have that impact on the people who need it. 

Even if it's one person, like it's still that one thing that you're putting out into the world that has so much more impact than you realize.

The life coaches I work with see a podcast as a way to up-level what they're already doing. And they have adopted a mindset that is, “this is how I amplify my voice so I can reach even more humans and have an impact on them.” And they truly have this CEO mindset, this leadership energy that really recognizes that.

And I'm going to be talking about that in a future episode, and this is what my launch clients experience. When they work with me, they get into that CEO leadership mode. They get into that mode of, “I'm here with zero attachment. I'm all-in on the intention, zero attachment to the outcome because I'm all about this process and creating a body of work.”

So, this is what my clients experience when they work with me in my Ready, Set, Launch program, because all the steps are laid out in a very systematic way that gets you to launch your podcast in the shortest period of time possible. And if you need that extra time, well then, I'm here as your guide every step of the way, and I do all the pieces.

Okay? So, I do all that backend stuff for you. I do your show art, your show description, your, your social sharing template. Your show notes template, your show notes pages for every episode, and all of that goes on your website. 

So, let's just put it this way … everything that you see on the finished end of a podcast, when you're listening to your favorite show, or you go to your favorite podcast website, I do all of that for you, and all you have to do is get behind your microphone and share your words. I do the rest. I take care of everything so that you don't have to go down those rabbit holes anymore trying to do all of it yourself, because your primary focus is service to your clients.

So let me be the one who is serving you when it comes to creating a beautiful podcast for the world. So, this is what I was mentioning just a few moments ago about this topic that I'm going to share with you in an upcoming episode. It's called The 3 Things Successful Podcasters Do, which explains the trajectory of the early phases of a podcast.

The danger of podfading comes in. So, if you don't understand what podfading is, it really is what it sounds like. I've talked about that, you know, a lot on this podcast. And so, podfading just basically means that you stop, and you stop pretty early. Most podcasts end in the first three months, and I don't want that to be you.

I want you to be the cream that rises to the top, right. So, in this upcoming episode, I'm going to share what successful podcasters do in each of these phases and how successful podcasters are equipped to handle the podfade when it makes an appearance because it does, right? So how to use your own life coaching skills to dismiss the podfade brain when it makes an appearance, right, to use your own self-coaching. And so, I'll be teaching you that and all those tools in a future episode. So, stay tuned. 

This is the final episode of 2022, can you believe it? So, if you're really serious about starting your podcast in 2023, go to www.karagottwarner.com/podcastplanner or you can head over to my website, www.karagottwarner.com and you're going to find the link on the very top of the navigation for this Planner. You can't miss it. And also, while you're there, you're going to see a link for my services page so you can really take a look at what I offer, which is both launching services for brand new podcasters and also if you are an established podcaster, I offer you help every week with your production, so you can focus on just getting behind that microphone, having that impact, and let me do all the rest. Let me do all the backend stuff. Let me get under the hood. You just record? Yes. Send that episode to the cloud. And I amplify your words to the world. It's that easy. 

So, you can check that out by going to www.karagottwarner.com Click the link for services or www.karagottwarner.com/services. Super easy, check that out.

Okay, so again, everything that you could possibly need to launch your podcast, created by someone who has over nine years of experience in the podcasting space, both as a podcaster, as a teacher, and as a coach.

I created this guide, this Planner for you. Let's make it easy. It can be that easy. So, grab your copy because you have everything to make this happen when you have an expert in your corner like me. www.karagottwarner.com/podcastplanner and I will see you in 2023.