There’s one individual, who’s extremely tactful (and won’t name), who boasts his earnings, mentors, people making money, millionaires, blah blah blah. I don’t really care about that….I care about how are you pushing humanity forward. Entrepreneurs, as egotistical as they are, are shoulder shrugs and just a shade of what they could really be. Some entrepreneurs are philosophers, others are just people trying to make money to cover up their insecurities by buying garbage that they don’t need.
Some podcasters are simply that….podcasters. They’re not really into the personal development realm, nor do they know much about it. They’re just based on 21 questions.
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur?
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success?
These are questions that they ask. I got it, they’ve been doing it since 2010-2012, but how is that going to help the listener?
What’s holding you back as an entrepreneur is often the same reply — “other people’s opinions.”
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Who cares? As a listener, how about “what’s the best piece of advice that you can give the listeners?”
What’s a personal habit that contributes to success? How about just having a conversation that loopholes into morning/nightly routines?
What is one thing you’re FIRED UP about today? See, these are 21 questions….get the drift? Something that could be formulating, kind of like synergy, could be completely lost when you ask a question that doesn’t relate to what was being said before. It’s like listening to Oprah, Ellen, or any host from T.V. They’re not really hearing you…they’re just asking a bunch of random questions, like TV show hosts do, and crack some jokes (like Ellen) in the process.
Over the last year or so, I stopped listening to most podcasts because I feel I get NOTHING out of them. An incredible host that I still listen to today is Pat Flynn. He’s extremely candid, laid back and almost has a personal/storytelling feel to it…all on top of getting some valuable tools out of a lot of his interviewees. Yes, he’s an entrepreneur. No, he doesn’t know much at all about personal development, but he helps his listeners.
Authenticity is being raw. Being real. David Mauro, who’s an author and speaker who scaled Everest (and the 6 other highest peaks on every individual continent), told a story. Such a riveting one — at that. This one acted as a disruptor and related to not only me, but so many of us out there. I took him on a journey…because I’m excellent at digging into the core of an individual. This is called being authentic.
Another Problem — Interruptions
This could be the biggest annoyance. Let me give you an example, having Tony Robbins and Gary Vee on AskGaryVee was super cringe. They constantly interrupted each other and talked over one another. Anytime you interrupt someone, you lack tact. Period. When you lack tact, you fit in with the billions of other men who also lack tact, and then your podcast becomes unbearable to listen to.
The Sum Up
Being real and talking about personal things that relate to your topic is the best way. I look at a lot of podcasters and they’re terrified to reveal the REAL them. Most podcasters try speaking about personal development, but in fact, they don’t know a goddamn thing about it. What they learn is what the hosts talk about. Some hosts are extremely boring and condescending, like the ones who have interviewed David Goggins.
You need to be unique. If you fit in with mediocrity, you’ll be just that. Please, don’t adopt what anyone else does and be like the rest because no one likes answering 21 questions. Some of my favorite podcasts I’ve taken off my phone because I really get nothing out of it. AUDIOBOOKS is where I learn a ton from, so listening to Rich Dad Poor Dad over and over is better than any podcast I’ve ever listened to, period.