It’s hard to believe that Getting Work To Work surpassed 100 episodes this month! On one hand, it feels like the podcast just started. I still have a lot of ideas, I love interviewing guests each week, and the show still has that “new project” feeling (and smell). But on the other hand, the podcast has been produced weekly for almost a year and a half, so it makes sense to see the numbers add up over the weeks and months.
I wanted to take a moment and share what you may have missed this month, give an update on listens, and where things are headed in the months to come.
I was excited to have two of my heroes on the podcast this month. Episode 100 featured designer James Victore and Episode 101 featured artist and creative entrepreneur Noah Elias. I am grateful to both of them for sharing their wisdom and insights into the creative life. If you haven’t listened to them, take a moment to download them and be prepared to learn.
Speaking of learning, I also released four other interviews this month including Jack Kent (GWTW102), Ilise Benun (GWTW103), Megan Eckman (GWTW105), and Kronda Adair (GWTW107). Themes discussed in these four episodes include doing your work for the love of it, the challenge of choosing a niche, balancing artistic pursuits with entrepreneurship, and the importance of systemization.
It’s hard to not get addicted looking at the numbers. August 2017 was the highest number of downloads yet (1,745 total downloads; 1,456 unique downloads), September 2017 saw a drop in downloads (1,279 total downloads; 1,077 downloads), and October 2017 is close to September’s downloads (1,166 total downloads; 977 downloads). If I’m to be honest, the analytical part of me says that listens are trending downward and I need to do something to get that trend moving the other way. But then I take a moment and tell myself, “Chris, you created something that is being listened to by people. These numbers equate to real people.”
I’m grateful for these numbers. Whether they go up or down, the important thing is that I am hopefully helping people overcome the barriers of creativity and be inspired to do the work they were born to do.
I have some awesome interviews lined up for November including my first filmmaking mentor, two book authors, and an owner of a design agency. I can’t wait to share these conversations with you.
I’m also starting the transcription process of each episode of Getting Work To Work. I’m hoping in early 2018 to provide full transcripts and searchable tags based upon themes in each episode.
Thank you for taking the time to listen and share Getting Work To Work.