For episode 350, I wanted to take some time and share some thoughts while testing out a new headset mic, the Audio-Technica BPHS1 Headset Mic. I’ve been searching for a long time for a high quality XLR headset mic for doing one-on-one interviews for a new podcast I’m starting in 2016, and I’ve finally found the answer.
I absolutely love everything about this mic. It’s comfortable to wear, it’s an XLR for hooking into my Zoom H4N and the sound quality from it is exceptional. I like it so much, I ordered a 2nd one today. So why am I switching to a headset mic?
Simple. I’ll be doing more in person one-on-one interviews in 2016 and I wanted a great sounding mic that I didn’t have to have a mic stand for. I’m trying to eliminate stuff I don’t need that takes up space and saves me time for setting up.
Ending a Six Year Run
On this week’s episode I’ll be discussing my decision to end the podcast version of the “Beginner Internet Business show” after 6 years. This doesn’t mean I’ve decided to stop podcasting. In fact, the main reason I’m ending this show, is to free time and resources for two other podcast shows I’ll be starting in 2016.
I made this decision weeks ago after giving some thought to what I wanted 2016 to look like for my business. And after reading, Seth Godin’s book The Dip, it became clear that continuing this show after 6 years was not in my best interest.
I hate quitting anything. In fact for years on this show, I’ve stressed consistency as a key ingredient to success in creating an online business, but sometimes there are legitimate reasons for “pulling the plug” on something that is doing well.
As Godin shares in his book, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE decided to sell off a billion dollar division that was making a profit and ranked #4 in market share. Why? Because it sucked resources, focus and energy from more profitable areas of the company.
I made a decision that in order to move my business ahead, and take on other projects I have an interest in, I would need to pull the plug on other activities that require energy and focus. I encourage everyone to make a practice of this at the end of the year. “Remember, If you want to grow, you have to let some things go”.
I will continue podcasting, but in a different direction; and I’ll share some updates about my new podcast show on 352, the final episode. As for this website, it will remain because it generates revenue and I’ll continue to update it with blog content on podcasting, and online marketing.
To all our listeners and subscribers, have a Happy New Year!