I was terrified to start my podcast: Resistance, Ego, Failure and Podfading

Aug 17, 2019

 

In this episode, I detail how terrified I was to start the Business Fabulous podcast. It was the hardest thing I've ever done and I experienced a lot of anxiety, including resistance, ego, failure, and podfading. 

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Resistance: The refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.

Ego: The part inside of you that "keeps you safe" and keeps you away from harm, fear, and failure.

Podfading: When someone's podcast disappears because they've quit. When a person stops producing episodes for their podcast, they have "podfaded."

  • When someone is about to grow personally and/or professionally, they will often experience resistance.
  • I experienced many symptoms of resistance in the months before I was able to start my podcast including anxiety, chest pains, sweating, increased periods of being distracted, less ability to focus, and procrastination.
  • To combat my resistance, I was very intentional and I did many things including yoga, journaling, meditation and worked on bettering my sleep hygiene.
  • I also consulted friends (bad choice) and several experienced and expert podcasters (great choice)
  • I define the term "sleep hygiene" and describe how I amped up mine.
  • The vast majority of entrepreneurs quit within their first five years of business.

Mentioned in this episode:

Breathe app

Headspace app

This week's CHALLENGE: Choose one or two strategies you'll use to combat your future resistance. I go over a dozen different strategies in the episode!

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