Welcome back to another episode of the podcast. In this episode, we’re diving into 7 ways to uplevel your mindset as a podcast manager.
As a podcast manager or service provider in general, mindset plays a huge part in growth and it’s usually something that people push aside when it really is one of the most important things to focus on.
So today I wanted to talk about several ways to uplevel your mindset so that you can start feeling more confident and getting your services booked out.
Set clear goals
It is crucial to establish both short-term and long-term goals for your podcast management business. These goals should be SMART goals which means they are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. You will want to break them down into smaller milestones to be able to track your progress effectively.
For example, a good SMART goal would be to sign 2 new podcast management clients in quarter 3 of 2023.
This hits on all five tiers of the SMART goal acronym.
I don’t know about you but I am a lifelong learner and I think that is essential to being an online business owner.
It is important to dedicate time to expanding your knowledge and skills related to podcast management. Stay updated on industry trends, marketing strategies, audio production techniques, and podcast monetization options. Explore online courses, podcasts, blogs, and industry conferences to stay informed. If you’re listening to this show, you are already doing that so you’ve got one of these down already.
Ask for feedback
Actively ask for feedback from your past and current clients. Constructive feedback can help you identify areas for improvement and refine your podcast management skills. I highly recommend asking your clients for feedback on a semi-annual basis so that you can always work to improve your business.
Get a good organizational system down
Efficiently managing multiple podcasts requires you to be very organized and have good communication with your clients. Implement systems to help streamline scheduling, communication, guest coordination, and content planning for your clients. Utilize project management tools like Asana or Trello to stay organized and ensure smooth operations.
Build a community
Entrepreneurship can be lonely at times so it is so important to connect with other podcast managers, industry professionals, and podcasters. Join relevant online communities, attend industry events, and engage in conversations on social media. Collaborating with others can provide fresh perspectives, shared knowledge, and potential partnership opportunities.
I have found that once people quit their corporate job, they dedicate nearly all of their free time to getting their business off the ground and tend to neglect things like exercise, eating healthy, and overall taking care of themselves. It is so crucial to prioritize your mental and physical well-being. Take breaks, practice stress management techniques, and maintain a healthy work-life balance (as hard as that can be at times). Engage in activities that recharge you and help you maintain focus and productivity.
I like to take walks (when it’s not summer time bc I would be melting outside in the summer here in Texas), read a good book, and listen to music in addition to prioritizing a good skincare routine, pedicures, and other ways to prioritize my own mental health and fill my own cup.
Celebrate your successes
So many people forget to celebrate their accomplishments so I am a huge proponent of celebrating all wins – big and small. Acknowledge business milestones, successful podcast launches, positive feedback from your clients, and personal growth. Celebrating successes reinforces a positive mindset and motivates you to continue growing.
Remember that upleveling your mindset is an ongoing process. Be patient, persistent, and open to new opportunities for growth and development.
If you need any encouragement, I am here for you. Let’s chat over on Instagram. My handle is @jenny.suneson