I hope this finds you happy, healthy, and thriving wherever you are! It’s been TWO YEARS now that this podcast has been alive in the world (first ep dropped Nov 5 2019). And it’s been almost four years since I first started thinking about the podcast idea after a New Year’s Day brainstorm around a friend’s kitchen table.
That blows my mind. It’s been a rewarding and challenging journey so far.
Looking back on the second year of the podcast, I want to talk about three things:
- Six lessons learned in year two
- Some of my favorite episodes in year two, and what most impacted me from them
- Show updates going forward
Listen to the episode
Lessons from year two of the podcast
Lesson 1: Start then learn
I wish I’d started the podcast sooner. This is one that pretty much every creator I know says. It’s an easy thing to “know” cognitively, and much harder to face down in experience.
I’ve said this to many other people who are interested in doing a podcast, but now I’m reminding myself: you can always change it later. Your show is your creation. And until you have a big audience anyway, it’s not like you are really risking anything. I have a friend who is worried about iterating on his show that he just started. It’s like, who cares?
I spent almost two years thinking about and toying with the idea of the podcast before I ever put it live. In retrospect, I wish I’d done what every advisor said, which is what I’m saying now; start, then learn.
Gratitude to Sahil and The Minimalist Entrepreneur community for making this so central to our conversations.
Which leads me to my second big lesson…continue reading