It is a new year and it is time for a good old fashioned Podcast Boss Rant. Are you ready?
This year I am creating SOPs, or Standard Operating Procedures for The Creative Impostor Studios. Boring. But I guess a necessary thing if you want to create a scalable business that grows, that doesn’t make your brain hurt every time you try to bring on a new team member, or remember how you did the thing or try to build some consistency or whatever, but this is not an episode, nor a rant about SOPs.
This is a rant about CONTENT.
Little known fact: I learn most of what I know about business from listening to podcasts.
So much so that I bought the domain PodcastGradSchool.com because I thought that maybe one day I could create a curriculum. As my client, Sarah Buino likes to say “™ ™ ™” – That’s my idea.
In any case, I learn everything that I know about business, mostly from listening to podcasts. And this is one of the ways that I use podcast apps – particularly the Apple Podcasts app. And if I was an Android user, probably the Google Podcasts app – as a search engine in order to find the information that I currently need to know in order to move forward in my business (or life.)
So, as I mentioned, I decided this year that I was going to create SOPs and I even hired a brand new team member named Jessi (hi Jessi!) who is going to be helping me create those SOPs.
I knew I needed to create them. I knew what they were. But I wasn’t really sure how I was supposed to go about doing that. And so I went to the trusty Apple Podcasts app, typed in “Standard operating procedures” looking to my podcast grad school for the answers.
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“People are busy. People have tons of things to do with their time. People have tons of shows to listen to. Don’t waste your listener’s time.”
And to my delight, a whole list of options popped up for me. Let’s look right now… Firefighter Training Podcast, nah! Small Farm Sustainability Podcast, no.
Walking with God, probably not. Aviation Podcast: the finer points, nope. Weddings For Real… There are a whole lot of super niche podcasts in this search.
However, with a few tweaks to my keyword search, I did find some very promising episodes and added them to my queue.
I am not going to list all of them here. And I am not going to call anyone out by name necessarily.
But I will tell you that I was particularly excited about one, because it was a show specifically created by podcasters for podcasters about creating standard operating procedures. Perfect. This episode was going to be about 44 minutes long. And I knew that I was going to get a ton of value from that.
There was another one from a coach that I had never heard of that sounded promising, but then when I added it, I realized it was only 10 minutes long and I was thinking: What am I going to learn about creating SOPs in 10 minutes?
Well, it’s only 10 minutes, so it can’t hurt!
So I was driving in my car and I started with the 44-minute podcast specific episode on creating SOPs.
Which episode (if any) do you think gave me the content I was looking for?
You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out!
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