What is even better than good intentions?

jigsaw pieces in hand

I sometimes find myself partway through working on my podcast before remembering I had planned to do it differently this time around.

There was some insight or new knowledge that could have been helpful to me, but it has remained theoretical. Which got me wondering how we can best incorporate change and keep growing – I guess we could call it learning.

Suppose you think about a recently heard snippet of wisdom, something that caught your attention and sounded smart. What have you done with it?

I hoard it as a browser bookmark or web-clipping more often than I would like to admit. This feels wasteful, and I want to change. Let’s have fewer missed opportunities to learn.

If we were to consider a podcasting growth path, where would you start? For example, I’ve discussed reducing our editing time by making better recordings. What does that look like for you?

Think about the chain of:

  • where you record
  • how you speak
  • into which microphone
  • what you monitor as you go
  • the level you record at.

If we regularly remove something in editing, how could we avoid recording it?

We can internalise our checklists and still neglect something useful to us.

Regular reviews may help, but the most significant benefit comes from being intentional. This time I will apply the wisdom, and this is what I will do differently, even if it takes a little longer.

What about you?

Something to see

​In an episode of his podcast, The Diary of a CEO, Steven Bartlett talks to Dr Julie Smith about how to stop overthinking.

Sometimes it is not about agreeing with everything we hear but being encouraged to think for ourselves. There is plenty to think about here, though I think you will also agree with most of it. Please note it is a long one at 1:36, so make time for a good sit down, or chunk it up.

And finally

  • Wisdom is knowledge put to work
  • What I think is important but what I do is essential
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