No other resource has blessed my life more in the past year than podcasts, so much so that I plan to launch one. One of my favorites is one you may not know of: Starve the Doubts with Jared Easley. And no, Jared did not ask me to post this or solicit my recommendation. I recommend it because it’s great.
1. Engaging Format.
Jared interviews guests, which makes the listening experience more engaging. He starts most shows with a little game of questions, asking “What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?” He also plays a game of choices such as Like / Dislike, which often throws his guests for a loop. It’s fun, spontaneous, and very “human.”
2. Great Guests.
Jared’s guest list is undisputedly epic. He’s drawn the best in marketing and entrepreneurship. If you’re new to this world, Starve the Doubts is a great place to start. Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Guy Kawasaki, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Hyatt, and more have all been guests. And if you want to know how he landed such great guests, he put all that info in a free eBook when you sign up for his mailing list. Awesome.
3. Unique, Laser-Focused Topic.
If there’s anything I’ve learned as an aspiring entrepreneur, it’s that I need other people that are on the journey with me, not just the input of those that have arrived. I doubt myself almost everyday. I feel bi-polar; one minute I’ll be ecstatic about something that’s happened, and the next I’ll feel like giving up. The focus of Jared’s podcast is to starve the doubts I face, and his guests consequently give a different spin on his show than they do elsewhere because of this unique topic.
4. Plenty of Content.
I’m not sure I’ve quite figured out the rhyme and rhythm behind Jared’s posting schedule, but it definitely gives me a lot of content to go back to. I joined Jared’s tribe late, but I’m never at a loss for content. If you’re new to Starve the Doubts, these are a few of my favorite episodes:
- Leslie Samuel – Become A Blogger
- Jeffrey Gitomer – Do You Love Your Work?
- Seth Godin – Go Make A Ruckus!
- Dan Miller – Creative Ways To Surround Yourself with High Achievers
- Jay Baer – Being Really, Really Good at Time Management
5. A Reputation Worth Emulating.
I first heard of Jared at Platform Conference, when I heard other speakers mention how helpful he was. I heard things like, “Jared is going places” or “Jared is so helpful!” This is the kind of person I need to hear from on a regular basis. He is someone who is way, way further down the road than me. But he’s left a dust trail that I can still see miles in the distance, and I want to follow the path he has by building the kind of reputation that he’s built: a generous person, team player, and accessible person.
Do yourself a favor and check out Starve the Doubts…today. You’ll be encouraged and equipped, especially if you’re doing things you feel are outside your comfort zone…which you should be!