Welcome back from Podcast Movement! In this week’s episode of Profitcast, Brian shares some stories and experiences from his time at Podcast Movement 2016, the biggest takeaways and what’s next for The Real Brian Show. We’d love to hear about your experience and takeaways from PM16. Leave a comment or shoot Brian an email!
Why Podcast Movement is Essential
Why is anything essential? No, I’m not being facetious. I’m posing a pragmatic thought-exercise. What makes something essential? What makes something essential to YOU? There is a difference between the two, and Brian nails it in this week’s episode when talking about what we are doing versus what we should be doing. If you are serious about podcasting, then Podcast Movement should be essential for you; networking, exposure to technology, software and techniques, thought-provoking seminars, and tons and tons of enlightenment that you cannot get anywhere else. When surrounded by individuals who are just as passionate as you about your craft, it’s hard not to feel that surge of renewed vigor toward that craft you love.
Brian, your introverted wife and I are both very relieved you got your extroverted time!
Work itself has fundamental properties that describe its nature, properties that are central to what work is. But the beauty of work is that it is implemented in millions of different ways every day across a multitude of industries and disciplines. What is fundamental to my work is not necessarily fundamental to yours, and yet we can both agree that whatever properties we’ve identified is essential to the work that we do. Podcast Movement is such a unique experience because of the spectrum of specificity it offers to podcasters spanning dozens of industries! There are very few professions which can attest to the breadth of opportunity that podcasting provides.
Every industry has its own brand of convention or gathering where individuals from across the country or globe are invited to join together in bridging ideas and modus operandi to drive innovation, encourage collaboration and incite competition. I’ve been to the Minnesota Developer’s Convention, in which I attended a couple seminars that introduced me to various platforms that I haven’t had time to explore on my own. Somtimes these gatherings, if nothing else, reignite inside of us the passion that made us think it was a good idea to go in the first place. Maybe it seemed like a good idea when we bought the ticket, but it ended up being a really good idea after it was all said and done.
The idea of something being essential, however, is a great way to assess and gauge where you are on The Continuum of Passion. If Podcast Movement isn’t essential to you, right here right now, perhaps you’ve lost a fire that was spurred you to begin your podcast. If it’s not essential, maybe you’ve lost sight of what you’re trying to do with your podcast. This week, Brian challenges that perspective and calls you to take a good hard look at where you are, where you want to be, and what is standing in your way of achieving it.
Oh, and he drops a big bombshell… You might want to listen. Like now.
We welcome all reactions to Brian’s experiences and his Bombshell. Leave a comment or send an email, we’d love to hear from you!