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KEY 043: How to Start a Podcast that Doesn’t Fail (1 of 2)

Wondering how to Start a Podcast?

If you're researching how to start a podcast or you've already launched your show, we're going to give you the Dirty Little Secret why most podcasts fail.

TIP: It's not because you used the wrong microphone.

The fact is your podcast's success has very little to do with the equipment you're using.

Most Fail Before They Start

The truth is, until you get to your 100th episode, you haven't even started to find your groove.

If you put out one episode per week, you won't hit episode 100 until you've been podcasing over two years. As you research how to start a podcast, listen to episode 1 of any popular podcast and compare it to episode 100 and you'll hear a dramatic difference in the content and quality.

"Most podcasters quit before they've even had a chance to fail."

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Manage Your Expectations

You're not Joe Rogan or Lewis Howes so don't compare yourself to them. You're not going to have millions or even thousands of listeners at this point in your show.

One of the most important concepts we cover in this show is how to set expectations that are "challenging but attainable." There's a scientific reason why you mentally need to do this and we'll share it with you.

Envision Your Audience Gathered Live

Most podcasters with "only" 100 downloads per episode will consider themselves a failure. But, stop and imagine 100 people all gathered in a room to listen to YOU. 

If you were doing your show in front of a live audience of 100 people, you'd be excited to see all of those people gathered to hear your show.

How to start a podcast

What would your audience look like if they were all gathered in one room to listen to your show live?

What You'll Hear in This Episode

Here are the big topics we cover on how to start a podcast that doesn't fail along with the timestamp where we cover it in the episode.

Simply click to listen in the player at the TOP of this page. 

Enjoy and be sure to reach out to us if you have any questions on how to start a podcast that doesn't fail or post your comments at the bottom of this page.


What's Your Why? Is it Clean or Dirty?

You can't look at how to start a podcast without also asking why you want to start a podcast? What is going to drive you to push through when obstacles show up? Also, are you driven by a Clean Why or a Dirty Why? It's very important to know the difference between the two.


Being Your Authentic Self

The number one attribute people look for and connect with is authenticity. But it's also one of the toughest things for us as podcasters to do. When you share your authentic self you will connect with your audience at a much deeper and lasting level then you could imagine. But, why is it so difficult for most of us to share our authentic self? That's what we cover in this section.


How to Collaborate with Confidence

Just knowing who to collaborate with or how to approach collaboration is only a small portion of the battle. Most of us struggle with having the confidence to collaborate. We have an internal block that makes us feel like the people we really want to work with won't find us worthy of their time. That's a huge issue and we cover how to overcome it so you can grow your network.


Overcoming The REAL Cause of Procrastination

If you've struggled with procrastination you likely realize you don't procrastinate because you don't know what to do, you procrastinate because you don't do what you already know. This is another internal block we try to overcome with tools and tactics and even succeed for a short time until our internal emotions take over and we're once again putting off the most important work. You're about to discover the real reason so many of us (myself included) struggle with procrastination.


Stop Playing the Comparison Game

We're all compelled to compare because our primitive brain is programmed to do this for survival reasons. "Am I keeping up with the tribe?" If we're not keeping up we're going to fail and to your primitive mind, failure means death. Sounds dramatic but that's what's at the core of our drive to compare, but comparison itself can cause us to give up before we've even had a chance to succeed. Here's where you'll find the solution to this challenge. 

Ready to Make Your Podcast Fail Proof?

Take the 10-Day Challenge to overcome the real reasons over 75% of all podcasts fail within their first year.

How to Start a Podcast That Doesn't Fail - Part Two

In part two of our "How to Start a Podcast that Doesn't Fail" series we cover the secret to focusing ruthlessly so you don't get distracted by shiny new opportunities, shattering your false belief, putting an end to indecision, discovering the key to consistency, and how to set those challenging and attainable expectations.

You'll learn more about how to start a podcast in these two episode than you will any other place.

Yes, the equipment is important, communicating clearly is vital, and promoting your show will be a major source of growth, but there are a lot of podcasts that have done all of that right but still didn't make it through their first year.

Make sure you're subscribed below so you don't miss the critical part two of our How to Start a Podcast that Doesn't Fail series. 

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What is The Key?

The KEY to better relationships, improved finances, and achieving peak performance isn't somewhere "out there" in another book, seminar, or training program, it already exists within you. You don't have to go find it, you just have to unlock it... and that's what show you how to do on The Key Podcast.

Paul desmond adams

Personal development coach

purpose | goals | career | relationships | Wellness

Paul is a super high achiever trapped in a misfits body. He's dreamed of and worked towards the highest levels of success, but held back by disorganization, distraction, and procrastination. He's always known what to do but hasn't been able to do what he knows... and it wasn't his fault. 

John hawkins jr, M.S., L.M.H.C.


peak performance strategist

John is a licensed psychotherapist who has helped thousands of people deal with past trauma, addiction, and broken relationships. After years of helping people breakthrough their internal blocks to success, he now realizes most us KNOW what to do, we just don't DO what we know... and it's typically not our fault. 

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