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1. Set Clear Goals
This one is deeply related to when you first start out or at the stage of figuring out how podcasting really works for you.
If you set clear goals about your podcast, you won’t feel tired or unmotivated when you’re working on achieving those.
Use the SMART technique in order to set clear goals. This one is an acronym that stands for:
2. Focus on Your Goals
After setting your goals you have to keep them in mind during the development of your podcast.
Sometimes a lot of people can lose their podcast motivation and focus on everything else but their aims. This won’t help you achieve your goals and instead will make you shift your focus on other unimportant stuff.
Remind yourself of your goals that you have yet to achieve and change your strategies if things are not working out for you.
Think about the way that will lead you to success and apply that to your podcast.
3. Engage with Your Audience
You need to understand what your audience needs and base the decision-making process of your podcast on that.
DO NOT post content that your listeners won’t engage with, just for the sake of publishing. Always listen to what they want to hear and create your content accordingly.
Being in touch and deeply connected with your audience is going to make you feel like you are a part of something much bigger. You’re going to feel more responsible and motivated to give your audience the best of you through your show.
4. Try to Change Things Up
The lack of motivation may come as a result of being in your comfort zone for so long that can make your podcast sound dull.
Make sure that you challenge yourself and always look for new elements that you can add to the process of creating content for your listeners.
Some elements that you can add to your show may be: inviting a guest, hosting a podcast event, creating your own merch, etc.
5. Listen To Other Podcasts
Many podcasters are inspired by certain elements of their favorite podcast when they’re first starting out. This makes them feel motivated to achieve great stuff just like their favorite podcaster.
After creating their own, most people tend to focus only on that and don’t listen to other podcasts anymore. However, you should and especially if you’re feeling down and not motivated.
Besides listening to your favorite podcasts again, you can try listening to some motivational podcasts that will surely become the best friend that encourages and supports your journey.
Some of them are:
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- The One You Feed
- TED Radio Hour
- The GaryVee Audio Experience
- Goal Digger
6. Avoid Procrastinating
Procrastinating is a bad thing by itself and when you combine it with 0 motivation it becomes the worst thing for everyone. That’s why you need to avoid procrastinating.
Main things to be aware of are checking your social media, youtube or Netflix, etc. These activities may not seem time-consuming at all but can be very damaging.
When you find yourself unmotivated, instead of procrastinating try to push yourself and get more done. This way you will eventually feel more motivated.
Another thing that helps avoid procrastination is “staying active” and it means leaving your workspace to increase your will and creativity.
7. Practice Self-Care and Gratitude
Self-care is the number one thing when it comes to improving our mental health and as a result, being more focused on the things we want.
Motivation is deeply connected with mental health because it is one of the things that is gone once our mental health is not okay.
That’s why you need to take care of yourself not only physically, but mentally as well.
Also practice gratitude all the time. This will make you remember all the good things and feeling grateful about those will definitely motivate you for more.
Make sure that you show validation to your audience as well because they are the reason that you’re here today and will be the reason that you move even further in your journey.
8. Take a Break
Sometimes you may need a little pause to regenerate your thoughts, energy, and most importantly motivation.
Spending a bit of time away from the mic will do you more good than bad because it will help you relax and at the same time get new ideas for your show.
Taking a break will ensure that you get your passion and motivation back and also your shows overall success.
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