Today, I’m writing to tell you about a major change to my podcast The What’s Your Excuse? Show.
Don’t worry, the show isn’t going away. I’m just really getting started. And I enjoy having these conversations with amazing people.
I get to learn from them one on one. I get to share their inspiring life stories and their helpful tools and techniques. And I get to ask them the questions I wished another host would have asked them.
What Did I Decide?
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Why I’m Doing This
My only problem with doing these shows is the technology. I love the conversations but hate uploading to youtube, submitting to Itunes, writing the blog post, and sharing on social media. Hey, I’m known for being honest and this is how I feel.
For a while now this has been slightly mitigated by the fact that I could send the audio to my good friend Frederic Bye, and he would upload the audio to his Creative Magic Network. I would then use my youtube links and his Podbeam links in the blog post.
Well, we all continue to grow and change. Fred has decided at least in the short term to focus more on affiliate sales and his online marketplace. I understand that and appreciate his decision. But this means I now have to handle distributing the audio as well as the video.
I firmly believe that it’s hard to continue doing anything if you don’t enjoy it. This is why painful exercise routines rarely result in long term good health. So, I had to ask myself how do I continue to do the show that I love while performing less jobs that I hate.
The answer was simple. Why not just eliminate the audio part of my podcast. I mean who says I have to post video and audio? The answer is no one.
It’s one of those things I was doing because I thought I had to. I felt that the best way to build up a following was to make my content available in all three formats video, audio, and text.
The truth is the best way to build up an audience is to be consistent. I was letting the difficulties of sharing the audio become an excuse for not recording more videos of me sharing, not writing more posts, and not sending out emails to my mailing list.
Will Try TO Be Brief
One other thing I’m going to work on is the length of my blog posts. As you can tell by this post, I’m still struggling with brevity. 🙂
But I’m really going to be working harder at writing shorter posts especially when it comes to sharing videos. It seems like a shame to put the effort and energy into recording a great video and then spoiling it by telling people everything they can find out by watching it.
Find WYE Show On Youtube
From now on you can find new episodes of The What’s Your Excuse? Show on my youtube channel.
I am committed to posting a new episode every week by Noon Thursday. I’ve been doing a much better job recruiting guests, scheduling interviews, and uploading the conversations.
I feel like I could finally be ready to make my podcast a professional yet fun part of my online presence and use it to build many new relationships that will lead to even more amazing opportunities.
Want To Be A Guest?
I’m always on the look out for more inspiring people with compelling stories. I love people who will come on and share openly. I want guests who are also open to asking questions in addition to answering my questions honestly.
If you have a story to share, then please use the contact form on my site and tell me about yourself.
If you aren’t sure if your story is good enough, then tell me all about it and let me be the judge. I find that many incredibly successful people don’t see themselves as anything special.
I can’t wait to meet you.
I shared this video and post about my decision because I felt like you could benefit from it. Way too many people are continuing practices that don’t serve them or their goals out of duty. Or they do them out of a belief that they have to keep them up. They don’t even take the time to consider whether a given practice is moving them forward or not.
Joyce Meyer likes to say that two of the most destructive ideas in the English language are should and should not.
I hope this post will give you permission to shrug off practices that aren’t benefitting you. Start by separating out the jobs you love from the ones you hate. Then see if there are any that you can eliminate, do less often, or get someone else to do for you. I look forward to hearing what you come up with.
Well, I know I couldn’t keep doing this without you. So, I never like to end without letting you know just how important you are to me. Knowing that I have people who are interested in my journey really helps keep me going.
I’ve been told often that I inspire others mainly by showing up each day and continuing to move forward. But the truth is people who inspire others always need to be inspired themselves. Knowing you are watching, reading, commenting, and sharing gives me the energy to get up every day and work my but off.
Until next time thanks, God bless you, and take care out there, Max