Productivity Tips for Podcasters, with Stever Robbins (@GetItDoneGuy) – TAP048

Stever Robbins, host of the Get It Done Guy’s Quick & Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More, and author of Get-It-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, shares his tips to help us podcast more and better by being more productive.

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Productivity tips for podcasters

  1. Separate your tasks (writing, recording, editing)
  2. Make it a habit (schedule nonnegotiable time to work on your episodes)
  3. Decide how much of a priority this is
    • block it off and make a commitment
    • Decide the outcome you want
  4. Examine the purpose, and if it’s not meeting that purpose, then stop

How to avoid procrastination

  1. Use a calendar
  2. Call your enemy and offer to pay them $1,000 if you don’t accomplish your task
  3. Ask someone else to keep you accountable by asking whether you have completed your tasks
  4. Don’t rely on just willpower

Answers to your questions

What is the first step for an organization or time management newbie? [Erik J. Fisher]

Why do you want to get organized? Figure out a system that works for you.

Look at what appears in your task backlog and schedule it or find someone else to do it for you

My boss is remote, as in other side of the world, and so there are cultural differences and no face-to-face contact. How do you recommend that I manage the demands of the job, when I am feeling overwhelmed by tasks and deadlines assigned remotely? [Fred from Long Island]

Don’t let someone assign tasks without your formally accepting the task. Still get a face-to-face through Skype, at least voice communication. Look at current task list and determine what needs to be dropped to handle the new task or change quality requirements. Put this in writing. This applies to podcasting, too. If you host too many podcasts at the same time, you could be sacrificing the quality of each and splitting your audience (if both shows are in the same niche).

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About the Author
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his wife, Jenny, live near Cincinnati with their son, "Noodle Boy."

3 comments on Productivity Tips for Podcasters, with Stever Robbins (@GetItDoneGuy) – TAP048

  1. Rabbi Steve says:

    Great show notes post & looking forward to listening to this.
    BTW, do we really need “covert” (SIC) art for that podcast cover art? I’d think we would want to be less covert and more overt.  Just being a wise guy. But you might want to fix that typo, just in case!

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