It's crazy what 200 podcasts can do to you as a person. In this episode, I share the 20 lessons I learned after publishing 200 podcasts.
What 200 Podcasts Did To Me?
Yes. Yes. Yes. This is my 200th episode of my podcast. And I'm also in a podcasting challenge right now where this podcast is day number five out of my 90-day challenge. But I want to just share with you in this journey of recording 200 episodes. What did I go through? What are all the lessons that I learned, and how have I grown as a person? I've put that into 20 points. I'd like you to take notes and go through all the 20 points because these 20 points can change your life. Let's get in.
The first point is, it's never too late to start a podcast. Some people may be thinking there are already too many podcasts out there in the marketplace and how will I cut through the noise? How will I be different? Don't even think about those things because you just need to start. It's never too late to start, and you don't have to do some mega stuff, which takes me to the second point.
Audio, as a media, penetrates deeper into the hearts of your audience compared to any other media. You can close your eyes and speak, express yourself completely, and you don't really have to worry about the editing, the light hitting your face, or which camera you're using. You can just record on your phone, make sure you're sitting in a quiet place without any distractions and not much echo in the room. You can record a really good podcast by keeping the tech and the setup costs as low as possible and also share your heart with the world, speaking whatever is on your mind. That really helps a lot as a podcaster, which leads me to the next point.
The next point is podcasts are faster to publish. You can take your phone, record, set up an account on platforms like Spotify or Buzz Proud. I'm using a platform called Binge Pods where all of our community podcasts are, and it's been a really good journey so far. So the third lesson is podcasts are faster to publish than any other media. The fourth lesson that I learned is that if you can condense your thoughts under 10 minutes, you have the power in your hands. You are awesome.
How many people are posting one-minute reels or 32-second videos and stuff? Like, that's fine. It's more for entertainment and grabbing people's attention. But if you can hold anybody's attention for 10 minutes through a podcast like this or through a video like this, if you can condense your thoughts under 10 minutes and make it crisp, to the point, and high value per minute, you are truly awesome.
What you would notice is that a lot of my students, who are from the internet lifestyle hub, even their teaching style is very similar to mine, like point-shooter style. No beating around the bush, you know, no BS—straight to the point.
The fifth lesson that I learned after publishing 200 podcasts is that it is good for you to keep creating because it fires the neurons in your brain. And one thing I want to share with all of you is that even in this 90-day challenge, I'm not creating multiple podcasts in one go, and I'm not literally scheduling like 56 days into the podcast. I want to sit, plan, record, and publish daily, every single day.
It's actually good for you to keep creating because as a human being, it is our creative power that really brings the change in the world. Everything you see around you is created by somebody, right? So the more you're able to tap into your creative energy, and in this case, podcast, you will be able to grow as a person faster than ever.
The sixth lesson that I learned is that content creation is all about answering questions and addressing the needs of your market. Many of you may be hearing this podcast thinking, "How can I record a podcast? Will I be able to also do 200 podcasts? What does it feel like when you complete 200 episodes?" That's why I'm sharing this. I'm sharing my journey with you because it can inspire you and address all the concerns that may be in your head when it comes to launching your podcast and stuff like that.
The seventh idea that I got after recording 200 podcasts is that you can actually learn lessons from everywhere and integrate those lessons in the form of a podcast. When you're traveling, you meet somebody, you walk into a supermarket, or some situation happens in your life. Whatever may be the case, you can pick up lessons and integrate those lessons and share that in the form of audio. The fact that you may be launching a podcast or running a podcast in real life, you will start to pick up ideas on how you can take those ideas and share them in your podcast. In other words, your antennas are always alert, looking for new ideas and new lessons to share with your audience.
The eighth lesson that I learned is that podcasting is a way to challenge yourself to serve your market at the next level. Many people know stuff online, but they are not consistent. But the more you challenge yourself—let me post one piece of content, let me add one piece of value to the market, let me answer this one question in the form of a podcast or a video—that's one way of challenging yourself to up your game.
The ninth lesson that I learned after publishing 200 podcasts is that, in my case, I'm not recording my podcast chasing an identity. I don't want to be known as some big influencer creator and blah, blah, blah. That's not even my goal.
I am always seeking alignment in whatever I'm doing today. Is it aligned with what I really want in life? Is this piece of content aligned with what I truly want to teach? Because in between, I went, I got misaligned, and I started to record a lot of videos and stuff based on what I was not so aligned with but what the market wanted. Uh, there's a fine line between what the market wants and what you want to share with the world. But, of course, in my mind, I'm always chasing alignment. I'm not chasing identity. Most creators are chasing identity, so they will do whatever it takes to create clickbait stuff so that they can be more seen, heard, and you know, they want to be more known. But for me, the goal is not about identity. My goal is alignment.
The 10th lesson that I learned after publishing 200 podcasts is that your content is a reflection of your inner personality, just like what I shared in the previous point. I don't seek identity; I seek alignment. And that's my personality. When you are able to share your podcasts and your knowledge every single day, you'll reflect your inner personality, and that's what creates a connection with your market. The 11th lesson that I learned is that you'll develop your own style. By the time you create at least 50 pieces of content or the 50th podcast episode, you will develop your own unique way of delivering your style, which will be very different from others.
The 12th lesson that I learned is that when the purpose of your content creation is results for your students and results for your audience, your entire game will change because most people are also creating for their own identity and their own number of likes and views. They take controversies, and we've seen this happening even online on YouTube and others. People just take off something. They say this is a scam, that is a scam, and boom, you know, they get instant visibility, instant all of that. The purpose of content creation is to stir controversy and get more eyeballs. Whereas if you look at every piece of content that I've been publishing on this podcast here or even on my YouTube channel, it's all about how can you win? How can my students win? So the game is different. It may not be a mass-market game, but it really creates an impact. And that's why we generate hundreds of Karpati in this community, multiple hundreds of six-figure owners in the community that I've been able to document so far.
Number 13 is you'll get damn good at editing content. I'm talking about both audio and video. The more you do it, the first 10-15 episodes will be very rusty, editor just learning the game. But then once you cross this threshold of 100 podcasts or 100 videos or 100 webinars or even say 200, I mean, you're gonna get damn good at your game, and that's gonna give you an edge compared to anybody else.
The 14th lesson that I learned is your content will live longer on the internet than you. In other words, your content will live on the internet forever. Who knows, 300 years from now, somebody could go and listen to your podcast and get inspired, and they may change their life. Who knows? So don't stop or procrastinate.
Number 15, podcasting is also documenting your own journey of success. If you go and listen to my episode one or episode two, I was just starting off on this journey. This is back in 2021. And now, as I'm recording this, you can actually go, you can see what I was talking about then, what I'm talking right now. What was my tonality of voice back then? What is my tonality of voice right now? So I pretty much documented my entire success journey through the podcasting process, and you can do the same.
Number 16 is the sooner you start building a community, the more content ideas you will have for your podcast. If you're just listening to my podcast and just learning from me and not taking action on building a community, your progress is gonna be slow because your fuel for thought or the fuel of all the ideas is going to come from your community. So start selling your memberships, build your community. And every week, throw a Google form and ask the community members to ask you questions and convert those questions into podcasts. That's what I do.
The 17th lesson that I learned is that when you create one piece of content every single day, you will master your own topic. Before recording this podcast, I was pondering what I should record, then it hit me – we are at episode 200. So, I thought, what can I share? In fact, when I completed the 100th episode, I recorded a podcast on 10 lessons I learned from recording 100 podcasts. I thought, let me do 20 lessons I learned after publishing 200 podcasts, maybe 30 lessons I learned after publishing 300 podcasts. So, when you create one piece of content every single day, you will master your own topic, and the insights I'm sharing in the latter episodes are much more refined and mature.
You know, much more evolved compared to when I started the podcasting journey. Number 18, creating content, creating podcasts, and videos can have a deep impact on your mental health. Many people are undergoing different kinds of mental health issues—depression, anxiety, fears, and more. But once you get into what I call content therapy, rather than consuming content, you start creating it. Slowly but surely, you will start to live whatever you speak. Let's say you're facing some mental issues, just create. Start creating content about how to overcome stress, how to improve the strength of your mind, or learn from somewhere and share that in your own words. When you do that and listen to your own voice, it will have a deep impact on your mental health.
Number 19 is you cannot buy trust; using advertisements and stuff, you can only buy attention. You have to earn trust. Doing podcasts like this, I know for sure that people have bought my products, my high-ticket products, they have trusted and made that investment into my higher levels because of these podcasts. Yes, I run a lot of ads. I'm able to buy attention. But for me to retain my customers, for me to have a deeper connection with them, it's these podcasts and videos that actually help. And last but not least, the 20th lesson that I learned after publishing 200 episodes is that when you stop enjoying the process, you cannot create an impact with it.
In other words, I'm enjoying this process. I'm relishing every single day coming up with one new idea to share with you. And if I'm not enjoying this, you won't be impacted by it. Similarly, for you, when you stop loving the process, whatever you do will not have an impact on your audience. So, these are my 20 lessons. I would like you to share in the comments on my blog which lessons impacted you the most. Whether you are in my community or not, if you'd like to know more about a three-year digital code certification process, once you come in, I will help you with different ways to find your topic, accelerate your growth, turn your knowledge into a business with a point system, gamification teams, like going back to a three-year degree program.
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