Nine Steps Back to Podcasting

The Fellowship of the Podfader

The Nine Steps Back to Podcasting was devised by listening and understanding what causes a podcaster to podfade. By taking each step one at a time, a podcaster can begin to make positive decisions about their podfading (steps 1-3), take direct action to change, improve, and return to podcasting (steps 4-6), and then continue to grow their podcasting skills over time (steps 7-9). Take back to your podcast journey by taking your podcasting skills back to the gym with these nine steps back to podcasting:

Overview of the Nine Steps

When you come to this realization — owning the fact that YOU let this happen — that YOU let your podcasting muscle go weak, you need to take your podcasting skills back to the gym with these nine steps!


Decision Steps (1-3)

You begin your transformation back to podcasting by making some real decisions about your podfader journey:

Step 1 — Acceptance

Acceptance is Step One of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and requires you to ask yourself to admit that your podcast is worth working on or let it podfade.

Step 2 — Humility

Humility is Step Two of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and requires you to believe that you don’t know everything about podcasting.

Step 3 — Clarity

Clarity is Step Three of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and requires you to get real and honest feedback about your podcast if you are ever going to improve it.


Action Steps (4-6)

When you have decided to GET REAL about your podcast, it’s time to take direct action to change, improve, and return to podcasting:

Step 4 — Insight

Insight is Step Four of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and requires you take an honest look at your podcast and prioritize what you need to fix or improve.

Step 5 — Commit

Committing to your podcast requires you get disciplined about your goals if you have any chance of guarding against distractions.

Step 6 — Focus

Focus is Step Six of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and requires you to rebuild your motivation and find your hunger for podcasting before you can truly get back to podcasting.


Growth Steps (7-9)

Once you’ve taken direct action, you will need to nurture, strengthen, and continue to grow your podcasting skills over time:

Step 7 — Reflection

Reflection is Step Seven of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting and requires you to earn your right to be podcasting by first doing the work, celebrating your wins and then getting to stay podcasting by never forgetting what you have endured to get here.

Step 8 — Fellowship

Fellowship is Step Eight of the Nine Steps Back to Podcasting asks you to go find other podcasters, learn about their journey, and discover that you are not alone.

Step 9 — Mentorship

It’s time to actively give back what you have learned to the podcasting community and become the mentor that keeps other podcasters from podfading.