Do you set goals for your podcast? You are probably getting ready to make resolutions and plans for the new year, but what about your podcast? It is just as important as making your other goals, to sit down and think through your podcast in the new year.
Now look, I’m not a goal setting expert by any means but I’m going to share some ways I have learned to set meaningful goals as well as the kind of goals I’ve set that have made a difference in my business, life, and podcast. So, let’s get started!
First, get a planner. I don’t care if you are an electronic person or a paper planner person. Get a calendar and sit down and look at it. What major dates are there? What vacations are you thinking about? How do you want your holidays to look? Go ahead and write them down.
Now, start to think about what you want to accomplish in your life and business. If you are having trouble envisioning what these goals are or could be, I highly recommend finding a tool to walk you through this process. Personally, I love the Powersheets from Cultivate What Matters but there are lots of other options out there.
Ok, so let’s say you’ve done the work, you have some goals, you have a calendar. Now put the two together. How does your podcast schedule fit into all of this? Are you batching when you need to be and planning interviews in a time that works for your schedule? Need help getting your podcast organized? Check out my Free Trello Board.
Also, think about some specific goals you want to achieve with your podcast. What does this look like for you? Is it number of downloads or will you start reaching out to potential sponsors this year? Maybe your goals is simply to get to 50 episodes. Whatever you want to achieve, think about how you are going to measure that. Put a date on the calendar as a goal date and work towards it.
With a little bit of planning and reflection, you can really take your podcast and life where you want to go. Do the work and see what happens! If you want more info on goals, be sure to check out Season 8 of the Productivity Paradox Podcast. It’s one of my faves!
Happy goal setting!