4. Content on demand, homeless to success, & creating a foundation with Sean Ackerman

4. Hurricanes, Content on demand, Homeless to success story, and creating a foundation with Sean Ackerman

Sean Ackerman, a husband, father, business professional and most recently a podcaster, writer and entrepreneur.  In 2011 Sean and his family, were on a vacation in Disney World, when they received the news that our home had been through a flood after Hurricane Irene. After they got back they found themselves homeless. Sean put his best game face on until in the spring of 2013 when he landed in the hospital with what Sean thought was a heart attack. While lying in the hospital room overnight, Sean decided that he needed to lead himself to a better life.

These catalysts opened his eyes to see that as a father and husband he owed it to his  family, and to himself something more. He then set about creating the podcast which launched in May 2014, and was greeted with a place in iTunes Top 10 in Management and Marketing and over 500K downloads in only 6 months! Sean has had amazing guests on the show such as David Allen, author of Getting Things Done,  Amber Benson from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, John Joseph of the Cro-Mags, American Ninja Warrior Lorin Ball, Kimanzi Constable, best selling author and editor for the Huffington Post, just to name just a few.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why to get into podcasting
  • Create a foundation
  • Self-control
  • Creators
  • Education benefits
  • Relationship style
  • Share your story with others
  • Hurricanes
  • Homeless to successful
  • Heart attack from stress
  • 5 million times a month
  • Cementing ideas
  • Coaching clients
  • Content on demand
  • Flaws in monotone
  • Have a voice
  • Amazing accomplishment
  • Podcast next big thing
  • Publishing similar content
  • YouTube
  • Tons of tutorials
  • Developing content
  • Developing concept
  • Fantastic community of podcasting
  • Podcasting technology
  • Finding a coach
  • Format and frequency

What would’ve made it easier/What would you have changed?

I would spend more time finding a specific audience and message.

 

How often should I podcast?

Twice a week to give your audience consistency.

 

What are the first mistakes that podcasters often make?

  •  Amateur editing
  • Poor oral communication skills
  • Poor sound quality

What are the most important things to consider?

Be specific on your message and be specific on which audience you’re working towards.

Which podcast should I follow, why and how often?

John Lee Dumas Podcast

Alton Brown Podcast

Where to find Sean Ackerman

You Leading You Pdcast

Resources

Podcast Revolution 2 day Podcast Summit

The Life of Now


Listen and Watch the full speech used in the intro – Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe



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