I launched a podcast yesterday.
It was exciting.
A lot of work went on behind the scenes for the past month to make it possible (recorded 17 episodes in the past month). But it was still exciting.
The launch was magical in it’s own right. The validation of the idea and the feedback was priceless.
Here were some of the nice comments:
All of this felt really good. Fired me up.
But at the end of the day: the success of the podcast is not about the launch. The launch only represents a tiny part of the actual journey.
So let’s apply this with an example: you start a new workout plan. You devise your strategy. Then you announce to the world that you are actually starting. Day 1. You’re really excited. You do your first workout with joy and enthusiasm.
The plan only works if you follow the plan.
The launch is “easy.” The execution – doing it when you don’t want to do it, when times get tough – that’s the hard part.
That’s the part that matters.
Because whatever your plan is, there will be times when you want to go off course. When you don’t want to follow it. Discipline is all about doing what you need to do even when you’d rather be doing 100 other things.
My plan: publish Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for at least 100 episodes.