Yes, the picture of me is pretty bad, but bear with me until I get a new one (LOL).
Many of my podcast listeners have been listening to me on two different platforms. When I wasn’t creating podcasts on my personal development podcast, they went to my ESL podcast. So, I think it’s really exciting to tell you guys that there is a 3rd and joint podcast I’m doing with another mentor called Motivational Mentors.
This particular podcast was thought of by one of my ex-interviewees that I had on back in March. We flirted with some ideas in April, but nothing was concrete. On July 3rd, we officially launched the first podcast. We didn’t have much direction in the beginning, but we kicked it off by doing a Q & A. So, the first couple of podcasts were by people who wanted to have questions answered by us. Mild success, but then I thought about bringing on other entrepreneurs and whatnot and that’s when it exploded.
Luke Burrows, who has a great contact list, began asking people all over the world about coming on for episodes. We set up an official date and on every Sunday, we brought someone on the show to chat it up with us. So many interviewees later, our podcast plays have spiked significantly (especially compared to my personal development podcast) and we have booked out time slots for the next several months into the new year.
The best part about this is that NO ONE IS DOING THIS. There aren’t mentors flexing their personal development muscles because it’s a bit risky to do so. With the amount of experience and me putting in serious work with the things I’ve read, and with Luke teaching his clients and the amount of knowledge he has; this not only creates brand awareness, but it shows that we do know what we’re talking about.
I remember talking about some people recently on my podcast about being afraid of getting exposed — like dog trainers. If you’re a dog trainer and you don’t have a podcast, videos, 1-minute videos on Instagram or no online presence, you don’t exist. Moreover, people can call you out rather quickly because they don’t know if you’re real.
This is the important part of business, people. You need to show the world that you’re competent in the area you’re talking about, because if you don’t, you have no leverage. It’s about creating those relationships and collaborating with as many people as possible. So with Motivational Mentors and my ESL podcast excelling quickly, you can’t only imagine what’s about to happen in 2019!