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Episode Info: If your podcast isn't improving, it might be stagnating. This can hurt your growth and your potential. Here's what you need to improve! If you want to make your podcast better, the best way I know (because I designed it for this) is to join Podcasters' Society. It reopens this week! Change Getting better means something has to change. That could mean adding, removing, or improving any aspect of your podcast. Consider a marriage. The relationship won't get any better unless the husband or wife change in some way. That could be accepting something that's unchangeable, or it could be changing something that's unacceptable. Doing the same things the same ways won't give you different results. Intention "Practice," alone, doesn't "make perfect." Consider a starting pianist learning their scales. They could keep messing up at the same place for a mystical 10,000 hours and still never get better at their scales. To improve, you must be intentional. Yes, it's possible to accidentally do something better, but repeating that requires intention. Humility Contentment is important, and I think humility is a type of dissatisfaction about your present place while acknowledging that there is something better. The person who thinks they can't be any better than they are has simply reached the edge of their own knowledge and can't see there's more beyond their limits. Patience There's no magical "10,000-hour" rule. Improving, changing, and growing all take time. You might try something new with your podcast and not see results for several weeks or even months. I remember getting both excited and discouraged when I earned my first few dollars in Amazon affiliate income. It was so minuscule that it didn't seem worth it. Now, many years later, my Amazon affiliate earnings are very important to my business's income. If I had given up then, my business couldn't be where it is today. (That actually applies to many aspects of my life.) Curiosity I think the core quality of self-improvers is curiosity: a drive to try new things, discover alternatives, and test the limits. Perhaps that's innate, or maybe it's fostered. Investment Making anything better requires investing resoRead more »

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