Tesla recently introduced the Cybertruck. On the first day, you could do so, I pre-ordered a Cybertruck.
For the past 10 years, I have driven a Montero I paid cash for. Car payments are not something I have any interest in.
So why would I pre-order a Cybertruck?
First, I can say I pre-ordered a Tesla. If nothing else, it is worth $100 just to be able to say that.
Even better, from now until the vehicles are available sometime in 2021, I get to imagine what it will be like to own and drive a Tesla Cybertruck.
The biggest reason I pre-ordered the Cybertruck, is I plan on getting one. But there is more to it than getting a new car. If I am driving a Cybertruck, it means there are many things I did right between now and then.
Those are the best goals you can set. A goal in which you will have to become someone you currently are not in order to make it happen. If a goal doesn't stretch you, it may not be worth considering a goal.
For Tesla, for the next year, there are 200,000 people who get to say they have pre-ordered a Tesla. The word of mouth about Tesla to come from the pre-orders is priceless.
What can you do in your business that is different enough from other people so they talk about you?
In this episode, three people join me who went through the Podcast Magic course.
Mike Sizemore, Cory Carlson, and Melissa Detweiller ask me questions about podcasting and we discuss the opportunities created through a podcast.
What got me interested in podcasting and what did I hope to accomplish?
My first podcast, The Park Leaders Show, was originally going to be a blog. But Jared Easley showed me the light and I launched a podcast instead. The show was launched with the intent to keep me connected to parks, but it turned out to be so much more.
What are some of the opportunities created by podcasting?
For me, a whole new world has been created. My first podcast led to a second, which led to a third, and so on until I had 8 active podcasts. Also, I have done coaching and consulting, narrated audiobooks, got speaking opportunities, traveled the world, been interviewed for a reality show and so much more because of podcasting.
What was my biggest fear about podcasting?
At first, I didn't know where to begin. Then, once I recorded, my biggest fear was that my voice was bad.
What has been your greatest challenge in doing podcasts?
The three toughest parts of podcasting are editing, creating new content every week, and still being willing to do episodes when it feels like no one is listenting.
Was there a tipping point where you decided you were all in?
For the Park Leaders Show, it was episode 10. By then, I was getting connected to people I had not previously known and this helped created momentum. Personally, overall, it was the launch of Creating Disney Magic. Once this podcast was launched I was all in on podcasting.
Were there any interviews over the years that you regret?
No. There are some interviews that could have gone better. But I am grateful for every interview I have gotten to do.
If you are interested in starting a podcast, check out my new course Podcast Magic.
Steve Anderson returns to the show to ask me three questions.