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"Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it." --Judy Blume
Today’s episode “What’s Stopping You From Starting a Podcast?”
Is it FEAR or False Evidence Appearing Real? It’s okay to be afraid as most of us who started podcasting did it scared, but don’t allow FEAR or False Evidence Appearing Real or Imposter Syndrome stop you from starting.
Perhaps you feel that you are going too fast. If you don’t want to be overwhelmed, try doing a bi-monthly show, every other week as opposed to a weekly show.
Do you hate the sound of your voice? Most of us do and those tiny imperfections can seem bigger than they are. You are probably your own worse critic so practice, practice, progress because the more you record, the better you will become.
Are you afraid of Tech? Do you remember how intimidating it was to use a mobile device, a Blackberry or even your first Smartphone? If so, with practice and patience you got more comfortable. That is how it will be when you start podcasting, however, perhaps working with a Coach, such as myself will help you get over the fear of tech.
Lastly, working solo, does the thought of not having someone to work with or be accountable to seem lonely? Then why not join a community of podcasters or a group on Facebook or LinkedIn. Sharing with others in the same boat may provide the lifeline that you need to keep going and from feeling so lonely. Remember, once you start building an audience you will have a whole new circle to connect with.
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