276 Joe Casabona - Curiosity Beats Criticism

Podcast Junkies

Oct 1 2021 • 1 hr 7 mins

Harry welcomes to the show, educator, author and podcast consultant, Joe Casabona. Joe is the host of How I Built It, a podcast that provides insight from tech savvy small business owners and developers on how they built their products, from idea to execution. In this episode, Harry and Joe talk about Joe’s circuitous route to entrepreneurship, from a stint teaching at the collegiate level to eventually reaching self-employment and launching his own podcasting company. Joe opens up about his prior role at an agency and the decision to leave to pursue his passion. He shares lessons he’s learned throughout the years, including why curiosity is a major key success factor in life. Finally, Joe shares something he’s changed his mind about recently and speaks to why his inquisitive nature has made him a naturally gifted podcast host.   THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!  http://pcjk.es/focusrite (Focusrite) | https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast)   KEY TAKEAWAYS  06:35 – Harry welcomes back to the show Joe Casabona, who speaks to the inspiration to start his podcast, How I Built It 11:45 – Joe’s Tech journey 14:11 – Structuring a podcast 22:50 – Joe’s experience teaching at the collegiate level 32:28 – Joe’s entrepreneurial journey and what he learned working for an agency 45:33 – Joe and Harry talk about their shared love of the New York Yankees 50:31 – Lessons Joe learned throughout his journey of self-employment and running his own business 57:30 – Joe’s growth as a podcast host 59:09 – Something Joe has changed his mind about recently 1:05:46 – Harry thanks Joe for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him   TWEETABLE QUOTES  “Free customers are the meanest because they have the highest expectations and the most entitlement.” (16:51) (Joe) “I joke that if computers didn’t exist I would be completely unemployable.” (23:33) (Joe) “People think, ‘Oh, I’m not gonna say anything because things aren’t going to change.’ Well things definitely won’t change if you don’t say anything.” (42:38) (Joe) “When my daughter asks me a question I try so hard, no matter how I’m feeling, to tell myself to not crush her curiosity.” (45:56) (Joe) “I’ve always been inquisitive. I think that’s what made me a good host in the beginning is that I asked a lot of questions. I’m a lot more confident to deviate from the format, so I’m experimenting a lot more now.” (57:41) (Joe)   RESOURCES MENTIONED  https://fullcast.co/ (FullCast Website) https://www.facebook.com/groups/podcastjunkiesjunkies/ (Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group) https://podfestexpo.com/ (Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit) https://www.linkedin.com/in/jcasabona/ (Joe’s LinkedIn) https://howibuilt.it/ (Joe’s Podcast Website) https://casabona.org/ (Joe’s Website) https://twitter.com/jcasabona (Joe’s Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/jcasabona/ (Joe’s Instagram) https://github.com/jcasabona (Joe’s GitHub) https://www.youtube.com/creatorcourses (Joe’s YouTube Channel) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-i-built-it/id1139480348 (Joe’s Podcast )   Books Mentioned:   https://www.amazon.com/Soundtracks-Surprising-Overthinking-Jon-Acuff/dp/1540900800 (Soundtracks )   Podcasts Mentioned:   https://www.relay.fm/penaddict (The Pen Addict) https://www.relay.fm/upgrade (Upgrade) https://www.relay.fm/connected (Connected) https://serialpodcast.org/ (Serial) 🎙️🎙️🎙️ Podcast Production and Marketing provided by https://fullcast.co/pj (FullCast) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy