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.

If you truly want to experience that, I would like you to click on the link below on my podcast or go to sidz.co/diamond and attend my next diamond showcase or onboarding process to get you on board. Cheers, God bless, catch you in the next episode, and I'm waiting to see your comments below. Bye-bye.

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Sidz is a college drop-out, "musician turned digital geek", a spiritually grounded minimalist, father of 2, and husband of a loving wife. He founded the Internet Lifestyle Hub in 2018 to fix the education and employment system for good. Currently, he is helping over 20,000+ coaches, teachers, and experts digitize their knowledge. He’s an international best-selling author of the book You Can Coach and is on a mission to help 1,000,000 people live a lifestyle of freedom!

    16 replies to "20 Lessons I Learned After Publishing 200 Podcasts"

    • Aftab

      Great I puts and learning

    • ARIMOHAN G

      Engaging, insightful, and a true beacon of wisdom, Thank you, Sidz, for sharing your expertise on, every normal person will become genius by creating daily podcast. Your podcast continues to be an invaluable source of inspiration and learning for me.

    • Maurya SN

      My lessons and key take away:
      1. Podcasting is least resistance to create and faster to publish.
      2. Gives more clarity in your niche more your create and express your ideas & thoughts .
      3. This is all about address your market queries /concerns
      4. learn, integrate and express in audio.
      5. This is way to be more consistent.
      6. Develop your unique style to broadcast the message
      7. Focus on students results rather market shiny required.
      8. Create your legacy.
      9. Build the community first , implement the knowledge & then go full on podcasting
      10. A content therapy acts mental therapy.
      11. Enjoy the process and create impacts.

    • Preeti Agarwal

      20 lessons from 200 podcasts:
      1.Its never too late to start podcasting.
      2.Audio penetrates deeper into hearts of audience.
      3.Podcasts are faster to publish.
      4.If we can have thoughts for 10 min & audience is hooked till 10 min, it simply means we are awesome.
      5.Keep creating is good for ourownself too, it ignites our creative power n energy.
      6. Content creation is to address the needs of the market.
      7. We can learn from everywhere & those can be shared in the form of podcast.
      8. Podcasting challenges us to serve our market better.
      9.It’s better not to chase identity, that people recognize you, but it should hv alignment.
      10.Your content is a reflection of your inner personality n this creates connection with market.
      11. You will gradually develop your own style.
      12. Your game will change when the object of your content is to get results for your students.
      13. Your editing skills will sharpen gradually.
      14. Content will live forever on internet & years later too ppl will be inspired.
      15. Podcasting is documenting our own success journey.
      16. The sooner you build community, the more ideas you will get.
      17. When we Create a content everyday we become master of our topic.
      18.Creating content affects our mental health too, it’s a content therapy, gradually we will start living what we are speaking.
      19. Trust cannot be bought, it’s to be earned & podcasting helps do that.
      20.When you dont enjoy the process, you can’t create an impact, so ENJOY all you do.

    • Manas Pal

      My take aways are be consistent, world is reflection of my own consciousness. So be real be raw. I can’t fake it to the world. Respect is earned through the own value system, culture and right education.

    • SHASHIDHAR B P

      never too late start
      audio and media
      pod cast are faster
      bench pods
      condence your thoughts
      creating
      contant creation
      you can learn lesson
      way to challange
      chasing te alinement
      develop your own style
      good editing
      contant live longer
      documenting your journey
      fuel from your community
      master your topic
      over comemental health
      enjoy all you do

    • Sakthi

      My takeaway from this podcast

      1. Speak from heart, You don’t need camera, light just speak from your heart and record your thoughts
      2. Each Podcast should be align to your topic
      3. Record your content, it will stay in internet for long time. Who knows, it will inspire people even after 300 years.
      4. Speak from your own body language style.
      5. Podcast will be like answer to questions asked you.

    • Ananth

      My 2o point learnings…

      1. It’s never too late to start a podcast
      2. Audio podcasts penetrates deeper into the hearts of the audience
      3. Podcasts are faster to publish
      4. Condense your thoughts
      5. Point-shooter style of podcasting
      6. Content creation is to address the needs of the market.
      7. Learn from everything to podcast more
      8. Challeneges will help to podcast better and better
      9. Chase alignment, not identity
      10. Your content is a reflection of your inner personality
      11. Develop your own unique style.
      12. Your game will change when the your content is to get results for your students
      13. Sharpen your editing skills
      14. Content will live forever on internet to inspire more people
      15. Podcasting is documenting our own success journey
      16. The sooner you build community, more ideas flow
      17. Content everyday will leads to mastery
      18. Creating content affects our mental health
      19. Podcasting helps to earn trust
      20. Enjoy the process and the podcasts will reach more

    • praful C Varma

      #ilhfamily
      My key takeaway from 20 points of this awesome podcast :
      1. Record on the phone keeping the tech cost.
      2. Audio is media that reaches to heart.
      3. Podcasts are faster to publish.
      4. If you can condense your podcast in 10 minutes.
      5. Keep creating. to tap into your creative brain.
      6. Launch your podcast.
      7. Pick up a lesson from your real life and share it on the podcast.
      8. Podcasting is to challenge yourself.
      9. Your content should aligned with what you teach.
      10. Your content is a reflection of your inner persona.
      11. do it in your style.
      12. Work on getting results for your students.
      13. You will be good in auditing content.
      14. Create the legacy
      15. podcasting is documenting your journey.
      16. The sooner start building community. you will get more ideas.
      17. One piece of content creation every day.
      18. Creating a podcast will help you to live with content therapy.
      19. Podcasts are the best medium for building trust.
      20. Enjoy the process.

    • SUBIR KUMAR SAHA

      Thank you Sidz for showing your commitment for publishing 90 consecutive podcast and you are nailing it. I got truly inspired listening you in full action mode and I am also going to start my own Podcast on ” Nurturing Creativity in Children” soon.

      My Key take aways from this podcast are listed below:
      a) Start podcasting ASAP.
      b) Focus to add value to the audience thru the content of your podcast.
      c) Don’t focus only on establishing your own identity.
      d) Keep your senses open to receive new ideas from your own life experience and make a podcast out of that and share the learnings with the world.
      e) Main advantage of Podcasting is that the speaker can speak his heart out by keeping his eye closed. Not necessary to become conscious on how he looks on video.
      f) The podcasts will remain forever in the Infinite Internet universe and it can still deliver the value even after the podcaster leave this world.
      g) Continuous value addition thru podcast will help the podcaster to build trust in the market. Trust can’t be bought by advertisements, it need to be earned by adding real values.
      h) Build a community and get the ideas for your upcoming podcasts from their questions.
      i) Be consistent in publishing your podcast. Invest 30 minutes daily to record your podcast and publish.

    • Lakshmi Nanduri

      Learning and Integration:

      Integrating daily life lessons into podcast content.
      Podcasting as a means to challenge oneself and serve the audience better.
      Authenticity and Alignment:

      Seeking alignment over chasing identity.
      Reflecting inner personality through content.
      Developing Unique Style:

      Evolving personal style with practice.
      Focusing on audience results over personal fame.
      Skill Improvement:

      Mastery in content editing.
      Longevity of content on the internet.
      Documenting Success:

      Podcasts as a record of personal and professional growth.
      Building a community for more content ideas and engagement.
      Mastering Topics:

      Daily content creation leads to topic mastery.
      Content creation’s positive impact on mental health.
      Trust and Impact:

      Building trust with the audience.
      Enjoying the process is key to creating impactful content.

    • Abanibhusan Bera

      It’s a great Podcast! As always it’s typical of Sid having “invaluable Values” for all of us. As it is coming from the lips & heart of a person who has made double century in Podcasts, all are great lessons. But still I have to select the ones which resonated with me, following are the lists:
      1. It’s never too late to start; having superannuated a year ago doing not a single podcast this is truly resonating.
      2. Faster to Publish. I have not much time to launch my course & generate leads to be successful and hence creating brand As Quickly As Possible is to publish your thought & expertise which can serve the market
      3. Skill & Power of engaging audience through audio for 10 minutes is truly awesome. This is easier said than done & need consistent practice and effort.
      4. Opportunity to learn from everywhere & integrating in audio. Yes! To be keeping eyes & ears open, pick-up from what is being seen & observed could give me lot of contents.
      5. Challenging Myself to serve the market better by gaining mastery & deep knowledge of my topics. Just Awesome!!!
      6. Results for students alone. Not creating identity for self. It’s resonates with my philosophy of “living more for others than living for myself & in doing so, actually I am serving myself”
      7. Becoming Damn good @editing; it’s a must have skills to be successful.
      8. “Contents Live Longer Than you”…. Just awesome!!! Living one’s mark for the future generations. WOW!!
      9. Content Therapy – What a coining of words. Yes I want to do all what will be good for my mental health.. I have those list which I follow but podcasting is a NEW PERSPECTIVE to me. Great!!
      10. Earn Trust as it can’t be bought. It’s congruent to my own belief & values.

      It has ben very tough for me to select fewer than 20 from the “Tijouri of priceless jewels” created a “problem of many” to me; however, I could finally comet with Top 10 resonating more than the other 10 points wrt me.

      Thanks Sid for you taking the 90 day challenge which is finally benefiting to us – your STUDENTS.

    • Manjunath Nadagoud

      #ILH Family

      Here are my key takeaways:

      1. Its never too late to start the podcast
      2. Audio as media as it penetrates into heart
      3. Speak your mind
      4. Podcasts are faster to publish any other media
      5. Condense the thought under 10 minutes
      6. Its good to keep creating. It fires new neurons
      7. Content creation is all about answering questions and addressing the needs of the market.
      8. Learn lessons from everywhere
      9. Challenge yourself to sell your market
      10. Always seek alignment with what you teach
      11. Content is reflection of your inner personality
      12. Develop your own style and delivery
      13. Results for your students and audience
      14. Good at editing the content
      15. Content will live longer for ever then you live
      16. Podcasting is also document your own success
      17. The sooner you build the community, the more you have for podcast
      18. Create a one piece of content, you will master your own topic
      19. Creating content will have deep impact on your mental health
      20. You can buy attention and earn trust
      21. When you stop enjoying then content will stop. So enjoy what you do.

    • Shalu

      My learning is keep creating. Keep generating value. Stay motivated and keep motivating others.

    • GOLOK BEHARI GHOSHAL

      I am enjoying the process that you giving us precious being..
      1.Its never too late to start podcasting.
      2.Audio penetrates deeper into hearts of audience.
      3.Podcasts are faster to publish.
      4.If we can have thoughts for 10 min & audience is hooked till 10 min, it simply means we are awesome.
      5.Keep creating is good for ourownself too, it ignites our creative power n energy.
      6. Content creation is to address the needs of the market.
      7. We can learn from everywhere & those can be shared in the form of podcast.
      8. Podcasting challenges us to serve our market better.
      9.It’s better not to chase identity, that people recognize you, but it should hv alignment.
      10.Your content is a reflection of your inner personality n this creates connection with market.
      11. You will gradually develop your own style.
      12. Your game will change when the object of your content is to get results for your students.
      13. Your editing skills will sharpen gradually.
      14. Content will live forever on internet & years later too ppl will be inspired.
      15. Podcasting is documenting our own success journey.
      16. The sooner you build community, the more ideas you will get.
      17. When we Create a content everyday we become master of our topic.
      18.Creating content affects our mental health too, it’s a content therapy, gradually we will start living what we are speaking.
      19. Trust cannot be bought, it’s to be earned & podcasting helps do that.
      20.When you dont enjoy the process, you can’t create an impact, so ENJOY all you do.

    • Rakesh Mahalley

      I just loved 😍 this podcast as while listening 🎶 to it I was feeling it what actually Sidz wants to
      tell us . It was just from his heart ❤️ but need to think 🤔 on it and start applying it.

      So the amazing 20 valuable lessons for me as follows:

      1. It is never too late to start with podcast 😀

      2. Audio is media . As you just have to record your own voice. No video editing nothing . Just speak from the heart ❤️

      3. Podcast are faster to publish than any other media. As just you have to take your mobile 📱 and record your voice and upload it by creating an account on any audio platforms eg : Spotify.

      4. You can put out your thoughts in just 10 minutes. As you have the power 🔋 in your own hand. And if you are able to condensed the thoughts or ideas 💡 for 10 minutes and if people are listening 🎶 to it then the job is done.

      5. It is good to keep creating. It fires 🔥 the neurons into your brain 🧠. The more you will try to be creative the more you will move faster .
      6. The content creation is all about answering and addressing the needs of your market.

      7. You can learn lessons from everywhere. And you can integrate those lessons into podcast. Whenever you’re traveling or meet some body, just try to learn something out of it.

      8. Podcasting is challenge yourself to serve market at next level.

      9. Never do a podcast just for chasing an identity. Like to become a big influencer etc. Always seek an alignment I.e. whatever doing today is whatever aligned with our life. See to it that is this peace of content is truly aligned what we exactly want to teach.
      Rather chasing identity chase alignment.

      10. Your content is actually reflection of your personality✨️.

      11. You develop your own unique style of delivering the podcast 🎙 by the time ⏲️ you create at least 50 episodes of your podcast. 🎙

      12. When your purpose of content creation is results for your students/audience it will change your entire game 🎮.

      13. You will get dam at editing content both audio and video 📹 the more you do it.

      14. Your content will live longer on the internet than you I.e. forever.😀

      15. Podcasting means also a documenting your journey of success 🙌.

      16. You sooner start building 👷‍♂️ a community the more content ideas you will have for your podcast 🎙. Build your community ask them to fill the Google form with full of questions and just by answering them you can create a single episodes.

      17. When you create one peace of content every single day you will master in your topic.

      18. Creating content can have deep impact on your mental health called as content therapy ✨️. Rather consuming content start creating it.

      19. You can’t buy trust by advertising you have to earn it through such podcasts 🎙 and videos📹.

      20. When you stop enjoying the process you can’t create an impact on it. So keep enjoying this process.

      These 20 points 👈 will just blow your mind . One can learn a lot from it. Thank you for sharing it 👏.

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