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On this PodOn episode, Julian and TJ get introspective and talk about a fragile topic: motivation. We’ve touched on the fadeout phenomenon before on this show and it is your level of motivation that can decide whether your show falls into fadeout or continues to grow. But don’t worry! Julian and TJ share the ultimate tips and tricks that will help you remember your initial excitement for podcasting and beat the non-recording avalanche. Join us on this episode and learn everything on batch recording, getting your times set, finding an accountability system, and getting your creative juices flowing again!
Jump straight into:
(00:27) - Why having a co-host is definitely helpful - “From a motivation standpoint, when you are working with team members, or it is a larger team, you want to make sure that everybody's holding themselves accountable, including yourself as a host.”
(02:52) - Beat the avalanche: On batch recording and setting specific times - “Once you get that avalanche of non-recording, it will only become bigger and stronger and eventually it's just going to crumble you.”
(03:33) - Record anyway!- “Even if you're not in a fancy studio or have a fancy mic at home, bust out your phone and just talk about a topic that you're passionate about.”
(07:15) - Give yourself time and get comfortable - “A lot of shows out of the gates that are like, ’We have to be a weekly show’. You don't, you really don't.”
(08:14) - TJ and Julian’s final advice: Build an accountability support system - “Find that friend who's going to call you out to make sure that you're staying on top of things.”
PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf.