Episode: #50 John Lee Dumas on building a podcast that ignites your listeners passion

Who: John Lee Dumas (@johnleedumas) is one of my favourite podcast hosts. He is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs every Monday and drops value bombs every Thursday. With over 2000 episodes, 1.3 million listens every month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, JLD is just getting started. Visit EOFire.com to set YOUR Entrepreneurial journey ON FIRE!

In this interview, we discuss podcasting, whether it is right for you or not, what makes a great show and how you can set up a show that will burn up the charts and ignite your listener’s passion.

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What we cover

  • What podcasting is and how do you know if it is for you
  • How he keeps things going forward and avoiding burning out
  • Tips on how to manage tasks
  • How does JLD prep for each guest and how his approach to the guests which may sound counter-intuitive but is actually really smart?!
  • How JLD helped me fix a big problem I had on the site!
  • How JLD conducts such quality interviews
  • Are there any real reasons why you should wait before starting your own podcast?
  • The interviews he is most proud of
  • What he wants everyone listening to remember and take from this interview
  • And so much more

Some things to reflect on

  • People who succeed tend to have one big idea and go all in
  • It needs to be something that you are passionate about to succeed, to keep motivated and moving forward
  • Batching is a great method to get work done
  • Be creative and take rests; you need both to succeed
  • No style is perfect or the ‘right way’, but you need to enjoy it and go for it
  • Commit to it and see how you feel after 30 days and then review – great advice that can be applied to anything!
  • How can you make your podcast different to all the other podcasts out there
  • What an unusual fact about JLD is and how you can watch footage of it
  • How can you provide great value to your listeners?

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