You can ask my wife, I’m not very organized. After trying to start my own podcast in 2009 and ending up sounding more like a computer than a human I got really, really lucky and Cliff Ravenscraft asked me to do a podcast with him on his network GPSN. The next week I called Cliff on Skype and we started Business Tech Weekly. It felt so amazing to be on iTunes and to sound good. The shows were full of helpful content and we had a growing audience that would show up on Thursdays to chat with us during live shows.
In early 2010 I read Seth Godin’s book Linchpin. Half way through the book I felt this incredible urge to share what I was reading with other people. A podcast was the perfect medium to share my thoughts and most of all to connect Linchpins together. I used my $30 headset, used one of Cliff’s digital products to learn how to create my podcast the right way this time, and I was off and running. Oh yeah, I also emailed Seth Godin to ask his permission to use the book cover and he said yes with very little hesitation.
Be A Better Husband Podcast was born in 2010 because I wanted to encourage other husbands who like me, struggled to be the husbands they knew they should be. As 2010 progressed I started another podcast with my business coach Justin Lukasavige based on Dan Miller’s book No More Mondays. In the summer of 2011 I got tired of updating separate sites and I wanted to start even more shows.
Take Permission Media Network was supposed to be like Cliff Ravenscraft’s network GSPN, full of my own content. I had built http://www.takepermission.com/ and was preparing to move my old Linchpin and Be A Better Husband episodes. I had mapped out new shows around Steven Pressfield’s book Do The Work and a show about homeschooling your kids. Then my friend Aaron Curtis bought me Anything You Want by Derek Sivers. That book ruined my whole idea and I’m so grateful it did.
More to come…