I always take these micro episodes with the thought of what can I share that is unique? Is there a topic I haven't touched on in my bigger pieces/episodes, is there a topic NO ONE has talked about, or is there something I am extremely passionate about in the moment?
Each episode truly takes into account one of those three motivations, and makes for an exciting short form podcast.
I aim for many micro episodes a season, but I haven't settled on a number per season yet, and honestly I have no end point for the PolyCast either. Meaning that as the seasons progress perhaps there will be more and more per season. We are already seeing that pattern now that we are in season five, and this post is of the micro episodes in season four.
This season I really stretched my wings, and talked about rare topics. Check them all out below!
Sometimes the best way to stop yourself from falling, is to move forward even faster. By using movement as your own advantage, it allows for complexity in an ordinarily simple situation. Giving you control over said situation, now it may come down to quick thinking, tight core, or even just straight up cardio. However when done right it can be a lifesaver in some cases, and when applied to other areas of life....
Think about if you feel yourself stumbling at work, maybe you are letting deadlines pile up, and you're feeling behind. Instead of tripping over them and making excuses, you instead use it as fuel to motivate yourself to get them done faster than usual.
Dealing with Burnout
It is strange how over the past few years I have experience close encounters with burnout, even a close call after I discovered the signs of it. I even quit teaching the water classes that I love because I felt the warning signs of it at the end of last year.
I hit burnout hard in tail-end of 2017, and it is not something I want to experience again. Moderation and balance are key, and I wonder if it is something happening across the board. Especially with the pandemic and quarantine, as people had to discover a lot of their own rhythms for the first time.
PolyInnovator Omnichannel Content Production
Not only is omnichannel viewed in an ecommerce point of origin, but it is also often confused with multichannel. Now I think getting into semantics is a lot like saying multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary. In essence in most conversations we are going to mean a similar outcome.
In the case of channels it simply means being across the board present. I have had some run ins with people being confused on that topic. I wanted to share my point of view of it all, and my endeavors to achieve that across the board presence as a solo creator.
The OmniChannel Production Ecosystem, as well as my OmniContent series. Both of which are slightly different approaches to that goal. I actually (with great difficulty) merged the databases into one at the end of the year.
Information Architecture of Content Creation
Man do people in the creator space love systems! I mean why shouldn't we? They help us do many great things, and without them I am sure many endeavors just wouldn't get done simply because of logistics. The marketing of one video alone is a really big hassle, but without tools even more so.
How you go about organizing that data and information to make into a system is what I talk about in this micro-episode.
What Gary Vee Sees That You Don't
There is a point where you transcend content platforms. I don't mean that in a way of "oh you're better than..." no no. Rather you grow detached from them, and you no longer put all your eggs in one basket. For example I truly do not think YouTube will last forever, it has been the king of video, however I fear it won't be able to innovate fast enough to keep up with web3.
When you think of platforms just as that, platforms, then you realize they rise and fall. I was on vine for example, I hated how it closed up shop, and now I am on Tiktok. An old viner made a joke video where he said "man I miss vine... man I miss tiktok....man I miss flip flap... man I miss woobadoo". Etc, and not verbatim haha. However it was a really interesting point Brandon made, as it showed that platforms do not stick around.
Knowing the ins and outs of one platform by observing, but also observing the tides of change of platforms.
Audio as a Medium
Simple talk about the idea of how audio as a medium has evolved, and where it might go. Especially considering Twitter Spaces/Clubhouse.
The Future of TeleInnovator
Again being not beholdened to a platform, as the TeleInnovator concept is cross platform by nature.
The OmniContent Model
Look I'm not saying you need to make 100 pieces of content a day. Perhaps it is closer to a 1000. Given how many platforms are out there at least in the first place.
However I wanted to provide a model that people could follow in order to master this task. It doesn't have to be crazy difficult, as with tools and automations it can be taken care of.
Future PolyPro Subscriptions
I think part of why I made this micro-episodes was so that when things start to really get rolling; Then I'll have proof for planning it all out so far ahead. This one was made about a year ago at the time of this writing. I am just now getting to form the LLC, and that is the precursor to the PolyPRO.
The Fireside Codex 2021
Similar in concept to these micro-polycasts, as it is a personal expression of sorts, or the sharing of an idea. It has changed since the inception, and I wanted to elaborate on it.
The Future of Polymathy
I'm glad you are checking out these episodes, as many of them are not subject to a certain time. Rather they can be enjoyed for the next coming decades I would argue. Meaning the evergreen nature of them is strong, but people need to be able to find them. That is why I made this collection post!