Episode 7

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9th Mar 2021

Using podcasting to Build Your Brand with Goli Kalkhoran

Welcome to PodOn, the podcast where we share stories from other podcasters and talk with them about the challenges we all face when beginning the podcasting journey. If you are a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends. 

On this PodOn episode, Julian and TJ talk to Lessons From A Quitter’s Goli Kalkhoran, about her journey leaving her job, what it was like to start a podcast, and how she pushed through self doubt and limiting beliefs. They’ll touch on their serendipitous encounter at a podcasting fair and dive into Goli’s super encouraging tips on how to survive those first months of podcasting insecurities. Listen to learn more about the Lessons From A Quitter coaching program and why it is okay to still be figuring it out. 

Jump straight into:

(02:34) - Goli’s life before podcasting and jumpstarting Lessons From a Quitter - “In 2016 I knew I was going to eventually start a podcast about this, but I had all these limiting beliefs and all these other stories about why I couldn't.”

(7:46) - Using podcasts to build your brand’s trust factor- “If you have more of a brand that you want to create, a really special thing about podcasting is that it's such an intimate medium.”

(12:06) - Goals and self doubt at the beginning - “It takes a year of podcasting to really feel like you know what you're doing.”

(16:04) - How Goli’s podcast grew into something else- “Sometimes it's just pushing through, but a lot of it was me really working on my mindset and realizing why am I doing this.”

(19:40) - On being too precious about your podcast - “Every time I've pivoted or done something else, it's always worked out really well, so I'm learning that to be less afraid.”

(23:27) - There are no overnight successes - “You're always comparing your step one to someone else's step 20, or step 30, or year 10.”

(27:28) - Why being multifaceted actually works - “People want you to be a full human, they don't necessarily need you to just be a brand.

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PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, you can reach us at http://studiopodsf.com, send us an email at info@studiopodsf.com or contact us through our social media channels as @studiopodsf

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About the Podcast

PodOn Podcast
Created by the founders of StudioPod to share their best practices when podcasting.
Welcome to the PodOn Podcast! We launched to help you, the curious and scrappy podcaster, learn what it takes to launch, maintain, and grow your podcast. We provide best practices in 15-minute episodes, complemented with interviews of industry experts and podcasters across all genres. If you’re a podcaster, we would love to hear your story and your feedback. If you love this podcast, please subscribe and share it with your friends.

PodOn is hosted by TJ Bonaventura and Julian Lewis, founders of the full-service podcast media company based in San Francisco, StudioPod. If you want more details on how to fully record and produce your podcast with our services, check out our website (http://studiopodsf.com). You can also send us an email (info@studiopodsf.com) or contact us through our social media channels (@studiopodsf).

About your hosts

TJ Bonaventura

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I began my podcasting journey in 2016. A friend and I tried to launch a podcast and I couldn't believe how much went into creating a show...crazy right?!? For the last 4 years, I've jumped headfirst in podcasting and have made it my passion and livelihood. Since opening StudioPod in 2018 I've helped companies, writers, professional athletes, doctors, and many others produce their podcasts.

Julian Lewis

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Working ~15 years in digital media and teaching a media course, I thought launching my own podcast would be easy. Overwhelmed, I outsourced production and editing to StudioPod, allowing me to focus on what I'm best at, the content and promotion. I joined forces with TJ to help make podcasting easier for the masses, as he did for me.