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Episode Info: You may sometimes fall into a podcasting rut and you've lost your passion. Here are 9 tips to help you get out of the funk and back to your podcast! 1. Refocus on your "why" Why are you podcasting? What's the "profit" in your podcast? It can be easy for us to get so focused on the everyday of our podcasts that we forget why we wanted to do them. Your "why" could be to simply have fun. It could be to talk with amazing people. It could be to share the conversations you're already having. It could be to connect with others who share your passions. It could be to build something bigger. You've probably heard the story of the bricklayers: A man came upon a construction site where three people were working. He asked the first, “What are you doing?” and the man replied, “I'm laying bricks.” He asked the second, “What are you doing?” and the man replied, “I'm building a wall.” As he approached the third, he heard him humming a tune as he worked, and asked, “What are you doing?” The man stood, looked up at the sky, and smiled, “I'm building a cathedral!” Now, imagine if the man had asked why the bricklayers doing this. It might go something like this: A man came upon a construction site where three people were laying bricks for a cathedral. He asked the first, "Why are you doing that?" and the man replied, "Because I was told lay bricks for my job." He asked the second, "Why are you doing that?" and the man replied, "To provide for my family." And then he asked the third, who said, "I'm helping to change the world." So why are you podcasting? Refocus on that original reason. Or, it's possible your "why" has matured over time, but you've simply forgotten about it. 2. Read your testimonials It's easy for a negative review or piece of feedback to discourage us. But I suggest keeping a collection of your best feedback. Especially if the praise is a testimonial that supports your "why." This could be a folder in your email program, a list of favorite tweets, a tag or notebook in Evernote, or your 4- and 5-star reviews from My Podcast Reviews. Don't look for pure praise. Look for the transformations you have caused. For example, I have many emails and podcast reviews from people who said I helped them launchRead more »

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