Learning To Trust The Podcaster You Are Right Now [S3E45]

Podcast Pontifications

Oct 8 2020 • 12 mins


There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to podcasting. Without getting too metaphorical, we swim in a sea of uncertainty as we navigate these podcasting waters. I battle the uncertainty that surrounds every decision by having a bias towards action. Having a bias toward action means I trust myself as a podcaster, as a business person, as a human being, to make the best decisions I can at the moment. There's a phrase I think sums this up nicely: Trust in the you of now. Let me break those italicized words down for you and show you how they build on one another as you navigate uncertainty in your daily life as a podcaster. Trust is a small word that’s has lots of connotations. But let’s strip all that away and get to what’s important: having a firm belief that something (or someone, in this case) has the ability to do a thing. For the purpose of this exercise, who can you trust? Well.. you.  As a podcaster, you already put a lot of trust in other people. You trust the people that write the newsletters about podcasting you subscribe to. You trust your podcast hosting provider to give you the education you need when changes impact your podcast.  Why then do so many podcasters have a hard time trusting themselves? Uncertainty. The imposter syndrome. Years of being micromanaged and untrusted. Getting past all of that isn’t easy, but you have to do it. And the good news? You can do it. Heck, you do it every day, even though you might forget that from time to time.  You, right now, are a different person than you were in the past. You, right now, are a different person than you will be in the future. But you can’t talk to the podcaster you were five days ago, let alone five years ago. It’s even worse with you plus five days (or years) in the future.  That’s what I mean by trust in the you of now. Learning how to do that allows you to trust that you, the person you are right, are the best person to make decisions about your podcast. When you learn to trust in the you of now, you’re less likely to suffer from analysis paralysis. Yes, uncertainties are still there. But that’s always going to be the case.  But what if the you of right now is not as well equipped to make that decision as the person you will become tomorrow might be? Trust that you’ll take the necessary steps so that your future self can make the decision.  Trusting yourself today doesn't mean you're not going to fail. You’re not immune to bad decisions. They will happen. Even if you have all the trust in the world.  It takes effort to put trust in yourself to make decisions. But once you've learned to trust the podcast or who you are today, a lot of the uncertainty that made it hard to trust yourself in the first place falls away, letting you get back to making amazing content for your podcast. ----- Read the full article and share with a friend: https://podcastpontifications.com/episode/learning-to-trust-the-podcaster-you-are-right-now (https://podcastpontifications.com/episode/learning-to-trust-the-podcaster-you-are-right-now) https://twitter.com/evoterra (Follow Evo on Twitter) for more podcasting insights as they come. https://buymeacoffee.com/evoterra (Buy him a virtual coffee) to show your support. And if you need a professional in your podcasting corner, please visithttps://podcastlaunch.pro/ ( Simpler.Media) to see how Simpler Media Productions can help you reach your business objectives with podcasting. https://podcastpontifications.com/ (Podcast Pontifications) is published by Evo Terra four times a week and is designed to make podcasting better, not just easier. Mentioned in this episode: Support For Abortion Rights While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade on June 24th. Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of