Why (& How) You Should Start A Podcast

Everyone has something to say. And we are in a time when people are taking in more audio content then ever before.

Millions of people are checking out Podcast every day. Places like Spotify have made podcasts a huge focal point.

So, why should YOU start a Podcast???

If you have a hobby.

A thing you love to watch.

Listen to.

Talk about.

Collect.

Do.

Build.

Create.

You can listen to the 1LIFE1YOU podcast here

If you have a small business or dreams of a business…

No matter how small or large the niche is, there is an audience for you.

Whether that’s cooking or 80s hip hop or independent wrestling or current events, you can talk about these things, promote it, and gain listeners and a fan base.

A different reason to start a Podcast is to share your story. 

It can be about parenting. Or being in the workforce or an entrepreneur or having a side hustle. 

It can be about your ups and downs in life.

There are people out there that can always relate to what you are going through, and that in turn can help you and them out. 

I think you should start a Podcast. Whether that’s to talk about a hobby or passion or to talk about business or to tell your story.

Audio is how we, as extremely busy people, are taking in our information and entertainment. And whether you have 1 listener or 1 million, it’s worth giving it a shot!

I personally use ANCHOR.FM to record, set up, and distribute my podcasts.

My process is extremely simple:

  1. Record my audio using the Voice Memos app in my phone.
  2. Upload those memos as a New Episode in the Anchor app
  3. Create a title and description
  4. Hit Save & Publish

That’s it! Anchor basically does the rest in terms of getting it to other platforms, like Spotify, ITunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, etc…

I talk about more about my podcast set up in the 1st couple minutes of this vlog

I listen to ALOT of podcasts (probably more than I listen to music).

Some of the ones I check out regularly are:

Thr33sCo Podcast (Friends of mine. They talk a lot of current events)

GaryVee Audio Experience (Business/Mindset)

Joe Budden Podcast (Current events, mostly in the hip hop culture space)

Chasing Excellence (Fitness / Mindset)

Crime Junkie (Murder / True Crime stories)

New Day Pod (Wrestling Group telling stories)

Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones are in your rotation? 

GoWoD Mobility App 1 Month Review

I’ve been wanting to get into a stretching/mobility/yoga routine for a while. I’ve started a few different things, but nothing stuck.

YouTube videos. Nope.

Pinterest posts. Nope.

Doing it myself. Definitely nope lol.

I follow a lot of different athletes, and a lot of high end CrossFit athletes use, and are sponsored by, GOWOD. So, I figured, if it was good enough for some of the fittest people in the world, it has to be at least worth checking out.


It’s an app. Which is great for me, because my phone is an extension of my hand.

Download. 14 Day Free Trial? Yes!

I put in all the basic info about myself, then take the initial mobility test.

It only takes a couple minutes, going through a bunch of different movements and motions. Trying to find out where my strong and weak points are. Once it’s done, it gives an overall percentage of mobility, and my strong and weak points.

My Day 1 Results

As you see, my strong point was my shoulders, and my weak points were my posterior chain.

From there, it built an option for a daily mobility routine (8/15/22 minutes), with a focus on my posterior chain.

It basically tells you to do your homework, and retest in a month.

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Some of the features:

There’s an option for pre & post workout stretching. Where you log in what exercises you’re doing today (squats, deadlifts, bench press, running, etc…) and put you desired time in, and it gives you a routine to do before and after your workout.

You can pick and choose your own routine based on:

TYPE: Massage, Banded Stretching, Stretching

ZONE: Pick a body part to work on, and a list of stretches pop up

TOOL: Choose stretches based on your accessible equipment (Barbell, Foam Roller, Bands, Lacrosse Ball, or nothing)

Overall Thoughts:

I think this is a well put together app and program.

It has a large library of mobility/stretching exercises to do for your full body.

The interface is super easy to use.

It’s not targeted for the commercial gym goer. This app is marketed for CrossFit style training. So, if you’re about machines and cable resistance in the gym, this may not be for you. 

Rating: 8.75/10

I really enjoy the app. I’ve used it almost every day. And will continue to. I say, at least try out the free 14 day trial. 

If you enjoyed this blog review, let me know if I should do more of these. 

WHY YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR A RACE

On your marks. Get set. GO!


And you’re off.


If you’ve never done some type of fitness event/race, this is basically how it goes. Maybe with a bell or a guy just yelling on the side, but that’s about it. Then you’re on your way to the finish line.



For a lot of people, these type of events “aren’t for them” or they “aren’t in shape enough” or “ready”… But, I’m here to tell you that YOU ARE!


Races / Fitness events are great for a bunch of reasons, and I want you to sign up for one (or 10 lol) today. And I’ll tell you why you can and you should.

NEED HELP PREPARING FOR YOUR RACE? SIGN UP FOR 1LIFE1YOU FITNESS “1ON1 COACHING”


It Gives You Focus

Once you sign up, you have to start training, eating, and recovering right. Whether it’s a 5K or a marathon or a Spartan Race, your health and fitness program has to match your end goal (finishing the race).


Every time I’ve signed up for any race, I become more dialed in with my training.


Face Your Fears

A lot of people say, “I’m not ready” “I CANT” “I’m not in shape”… but, trust me, with a lot of these events, there isn’t “a shape”.


I’ve seen people who would be considered “overweight” run marathons, and I’ve seen Seniors run obstacle course races.


It’s not about be better than person next to you, it’s about just pushing yourself to be better. And we can all do that!


Accomplishment

There’s nothing better than seeing all your hard work pay off. And that feeling comes at the finish line.


The sense of accomplishment. The sitting on top of the world feeling is almost unmatched.


Run YOUR race. Your pace. And make it to the end, and tell me that doesn’t feel amazing

Are you going to sign up for a race? have you already? Let me know!

Also, philly area people, check out the local list I’ve put together of races happening this year — 2020 Races