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477 – How To Avoid Overwhelm, Stress And Burnout

by Cliff Ravenscraft on November 23, 2016

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When you are trying to get something new off the ground, there seems to be an ever increasing list of high priority projects that need to be accomplished. I know, from personal experience, that trying to do too much can be overwhelming, stressful and potentially lead to burnout.

In this week’s podcast, I share five steps that I have learned to take to avoid overwhelm, stress and burnout when it comes to consistently taking my online business efforts to the next level.

1. Commit to having a mindset of gratitude and positivity.
2. Consistently reprioritize your ongoing project list.
3. Choose one thing to focus on and say not to all other projects.
4. Embrace Grace. You can’t do everything!
5. Never neglect the top five priorities outside of work. (sleep, physical fitness, family, friends and recreation)

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460 – That Time I Felt Like A Complete Fraud

by Cliff Ravenscraft on July 29, 2016

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I was recently invited to be a guest on Tammy Helfrich’s Right Where You Are podcast. Over the years, I’ve been a guest on hundreds of podcasts. This interview was, by far, one of the greatest times that I’ve spent as a guest on someone else’s show.

For those who are not familiar with how I got my start in the podcasting world, how I turned my love for podcasting into a full-time career and what has transpired since, this interview is a great overview of what has transpired over the past 11 years. After we were finished recording, I knew that I wanted to share the recording here in my own podcast and Tammy was gracious enough to agree to having me share it with you here.

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Asia Pacific Podcast Conference
I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to announce that I will be headed to New Zealand this February to deliver a Keynote for the Asia Pacific Podcast Conference. In this episode, I talk to Paul Spain who is the founder of the event to give you all the juicy details.

It has been a dream of mine, ever since I saw the very first Lord of The Rings movie, to visit New Zealand. It’s crazy how a dream to become a paid, keynote, speaker just a few years ago is going to make my dream of visiting The Shire a reality.

I am very much looking forward to meeting all of Kiwis who have been a part of the Podcast Answer Man community as well as anyone else who might be enticed to travel to New Zealand for this event.

The event is going to be February 12th & 13th, 2016 in Auckland New Zealand.

Here are the links mentioned in the episode:
– Main Conference Website: APacPodcasts.com
– My Affiliate Link For Tickets: PodcastAnswerMan.com/NewZealand
– Paul’s Twitter Profile: @PaulSpain
– Paul’s Facebook Profile: Facebook.com/PaulSpain

 
 
Fixed Mindset Vs. Growth Mindset
My great friend, Dan Miller, recently recommended that I check out the book MINDSET by Dr.Carol S. Dweck. This is a book that focuses on the power of people’s beliefs and discusses the two main types of mindset that one can have, a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. In this episode, I talk share my initial thoughts on the book and how it relates to my dream of becoming a paid, keynote, speaker.

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IsThereAMarketWhy Do I Not Recommend Using Your Media Host’s RSS Feed?
Several people have been emailing me, recently, telling me that they have been getting a lot of conflicting advice regarding which rss feed they should use. Specifically, there have been many folks that have been told that the best option for new podcasters, who are hosting with Libsyn, is to allow Libsyn to not only host their media files, but to also allow them to host the website and their rss feed for their podcast.

I have been a supporter of Libsyn since 2006 and I am personally responsible for sending hundreds, if not thousands, of clients to their service. However, I have always, and still do, suggest that podcasters only use Libsyn for media hosting and stats alone. In this episode, I share exactly why I feel so strongly about this.

 
 
How To Avoid Interrupting Your Co-Host
Gina wants to do a podcast with a co-host that is in a different location, via Skype. She wanted to know if I had any thoughts on how they can do this without constantly interrupting each other since they will not have the normal visual queues to go off of. I share my thoughts in this episode.

 
 
Can I Make Money If My Podcast Is Not A Business?
Jeff called in and asked… “How can a sports talk podcast and website, which isn’t a business, actually dive into the entrepreneurial aspects that you consistently talk about? IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE?” I certainly had a few thoughts to share, on this topic, in the episode.

 
 
How Long Can I Still Answer Every Email?
Finally, my good friend, Butch Gibson, called in on the voice mail feedback hotline and left a 3 minute and 18 second voice message. His main point was how much he appreciated the fact that, even with the success that I have achieved, I still manage time to read the emails he sends to me and to send back a cordial response to each.

Butch even made a point to say that I’m a “good guy” and that he’s noticed that some other folks out there seem to go out of their way to be rude in response to some of the correspondence that he sends their way.

The thoughts that I shared, in response to Butch’s feedback, may shock some of my listeners. Listen to this episode to hear the thoughts that I shared.

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350 Ten Common Mistakes That New Podcasters Make And What To Do If You’ve Made Them – & Much Much More

March 20, 2014

Ten Common Mistakes That New Podcasters Make In this episode, of Podcast Answer Man, I share ten of the most common mistakes that I have seen thousands of brand new podcasters make. I not only share my thoughts on why these are mistakes, I also give suggestions of what you can do if you have […]

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344 Why I’m Shutting Down The Podcast Mastermind, Even Though It Generated Over $57,000 In 2013

February 6, 2014

In this episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share one of the top five most difficult decisions that I’ve had to make in my business. February 2014 marks the second anniversary of The Podcast Mastermind. In spite of the fact that it was responsible for generating over $57,000 in profit for my business in 2013, […]

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316 Are You Completely Wasting Your Time? Can You Live The Life You Desire? What If Money Were No Object?

July 12, 2013

In this week’s episode, I open by sharing how not everyone was happy with my previous episode where I shared my thoughts on podcast interview etiquette. At seven and a half minutes into the episode, I give a very brief recap of my two week vacation, one week of which was spent with members from […]

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230 Podcast Answer Man – Why Do I Do What I Do?

October 17, 2011

Have You Asked Yourself Why? In has been six years since I was first introduced to the world of audio podcasting. You only need to go through the information on my about page to learn just how much of a profound impact podcasting has had on my life. Last week, I was interviewed by John […]

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