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In Episode 031, we dealt with the things you’d need to start a podcast. Today I will speak to you about “How to start a podcast.” I feel that the items listed in episode 31 may not be clear enough for some people. I took it upon myself to prepare this short tutorial that will teach you how to start a podcast with zero or very minimum budget.

To start a podcast you will need two sets of tools.  These are offline and online tools.

For offline tools, you will need:

A Computer 

We established that you would need a computer. It is also possible to use your smart phone, but for simplicity’s sake, please use a computer.

A Microphone

Yes, you will need microphone. Ideally for a start, you can get a USB Microphone from Amazon. I use personally a Samson C01 Pro USB microphone.

Headphones

It is always good to get feedback of your recording while it happens, than to record a good 45 minutes only find that there is no recording because the mic volume was too low. Headphones will help give you an idea on how your recording will sound.

Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

This is a computer software which you will use to record and edit your audio files. I use a free software called Audacity.

A Good Quiet Space

It is best to record your podcast episodes in a quite space to avoid disturbances. You don’t what your listeners to hear your dog barking or your neighbors fighting.

Next week will shall deal with online tools for podcasting

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We announce that the Run Yourself Crazee Podcast which was scheduled to launch today (09 September 2019) will not be published on the Month of September.

We have a strong desire to produce high quality and rich content. For this reason we have postponed the official launch of the Run Yourself Crazee podcast to Monday November 4, 2019.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvinience caused as a result.

The beginning of The Spokesdude

I started blogging many years ago. My first post went out on the 6th of January 2010. It wasn’t the greatest post ever written since I had no idea what I was doing. I published a post whenever I felt like publishing one. Some posts are months apart and some are years apart. The reason for this, is that, I didn’t know how to do blogging.

In my first year of blogging (2010), I managed to collect 442 views and 4 likes.  Of course this was pathetic. Some of those views, were mine. Needless to say…and I am going to say it, even though it is needless to say. I continued to produce content which was interesting only to a very few people. I used to write very short posts and one of the friends I had met in 2011, advised to me to write longer posts. I noticed that he had a larger following and had many engagements on his own posts. I took his advice, thinking that people will be miraculously attracted to my posts and there was no much difference except that it took me much longer to write these posts and as lazy as I was then, I just couldn’t commit myself on any form of schedule to write and publish blog posts.

If you were to follow The Spokesdude blog then, you would have been confused as when to expect a new post. There was no particular order of publishing. If you were to ask me about the purpose for my blog posts, I wouldn’t be able to give you a clear answer. I was just passing time, or more like wasting it.

In 2014 I had an epiphany. What if I recorded messages and the put them on my blog and share them on Facebook.  I didn’t know that I was soon to be introduced to podcasting. I must admit that prior to 2014, the word podcast made no sense to me. I never even bothered myself to find out the meaning of podcast.

I figured out that my superpower was speech and my English which was somehow praised by many South Africans. They said my English was unlike the English that spoken by ordinary black South Africans. In that super English I began to record myself, using my phone and then I sent those recordings to my friends via WhatsApp and BBM. Later I found some computer headset which had a mouth piece for making skype calls. I used that to record my first episode of the Spokesdude in 2015. It was a work in progress.  That first episode, when I am listening to it today, it sounds absolutely terrible. It carried and important message but the sound was absolutely revolting. The problem with my earlier episodes is that, I had no specific day in which I published an episode. This was my undoing. In 2016, I enrolled at a Bible college and I had to put The Spokesdude on hold for 3 years. In 2018 I graduated from the Bible and I decided to relaunch the Spokesdude Podcast. On the 20th of December 2018, I published the first episode following the relaunch.

I followed the likes of John Lee Dumas, Cliff Ravenscraft and other top podcasters who were offering free advice and free courses which are related to podcasting. One of the things they taught and practiced and I noticed other podcasters do, is consistence in their posting activity. John Lee Dumas posts one episode seven days a week. I heard that he records, his episode back to back on a single day. I decided that I will post every Thursday, as long as my podcast exists. Hence today, is the 38th episode and the 38th week since the relaunch of The Spokesdude Podcast.

I realize that in the blogging and podcasting industry, no man or woman is an island. In order to make it you need to listen to other podcasters and read other people’s blogs. When you make well-thought out, meaningful and relevant comments on their posts, you attract visitors to your own site. Based on your comments some people will wonder about who you are and what you have to offer.

Recently I have many likes, views and follows on my blog because of my headlines, tags and categories. Had I not read other bloggers, I would not have known that I have to write tags on my posts as one of the ways attract traffic to my blog posts. Last week alone the tag “blogging” drew a large number of visitors. I was amazed when I saw this.

What I used to be 9 years ago have disappeared through the years. I have grown to focus myself on the needs of others and meet them somewhere. The thing I learn from fellow podcasters and bloggers can be applied even in business. You cannot making on your own. You need fellow human beings of like mind to help you reach your goal and also help them reach theirs.   

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Now you have written your well-structured blog post. You feel very good about yourself right now. You have read and re-read your post, checking for any errors that might disturb your reader. You can see readers, reading and smiling and adoring the author of this magnificent post. They mean you, of course. You can see the comments pouring. If you were addressing a live audience, they would be rendering a standing ovation to your cause. You have great imagination… Now wake up! The work is not done yet. There is a number of things you need to do.

Actually, there are two things you have to do and this case I was right when I said there is number of things you need to do. Who doesn’t know that “two” is actually a number? Don’t answer that.

Of the two things that needs to be done, the first, is publishing your post and the second is promoting your post. Let’s talk about those two.

  • Publishing Your Post

No, you don’t need a publisher to publish your post. This is not a book. It is a blog post. Publishing your blog post means, you make it available for the internet to see it. As a result your readers will be able to find it and relish the juiciness of your textual prowess, which is showcased in each line and paragraph of your handiwork. It is the only way to make your post go live on the internet.

Publish Button

There usually is a button that you get to click when feel that your post is ready to go out. In the case of WordPress.com (which is my recommendation for those who are getting started), the button will be labeled “Publish” by default. This means when you smash the “Publish” button, your post will be published immediately.

Post Scheduling

You can publish your post at any time you wish.  You can choose to publish you post immediately or you can choose a future date and tell WordPress to publish the post on a specific date and time. Once you choose a future date, the “Publish” button will change to “Schedule.” This feature is very useful when you will be away from your computer at the date and time when you need to publish a post. A great example of this, is TSDN – 029 which was released on the 4th of July 2019. I was at the church conference on that date. I would not have been able to publish the blog post and I was in a place that had terrible internet connection. It helped me to write, record and schedule the post on the 2nd of July 2019 and had it published on the 4th without my involvement. As a result I have been able to publish TSDN episodes every Thursday for 37 weeks, without fail. It helps to know the tools which are available to you and to know how they work. When you schedule your post, WordPress will remember that instruction, and publish the post for you on that specific time which you will set up.

Draft

When you are typing your post and then have to stop typing because you have to attend to some other things. You have an option of saving your post as a draft. When you save your post as a draft, it is only visible to you and can only go live when you hit the “Publish” button.

Post Visibility

You can also set the visibility of your post. It can either be “Public”, “Private” or “Password Protected.” There are several reasons why you may want to use other visibility options instead of “Public.” Your posts will always be set on public by default. This mean when your post is published, it will be available for everyone in any part of the world to see it.

When you set your post to “Private,” it will only be seen by special people with whom you have decided to share its link. Also when you set it to “Password Protected” it will only be accessed by those with whom you have shared a password for that post.

Publicize Your Posts

To publicize your post means to link your WordPress account with your social media accounts, so that when your posts are published, WordPress would automatically send their links to the relevant social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr. Your contacts will be able to see your blog posts in their social feeds. I strongly recommend that you do this.

Tags

Before you publish your post, you must put some tags on it. This will help people who are searching for the topic you are addressing  to find your post. Tags are keywords.  One of the tags on this blog post is #blog. So whoever happens to type blog, could find this post which deals with the subject of blogging.

Categories

This feature is used to identify and classify your posts by putting them in specific groups, so it be easier to find them. This will help searchers to find your post.  

Once your post is published, you have one more task at hand. Promote it.

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  • Promote Your Blog Post

Smashing that publish button is not the end of the road. You have to promote your post so that it will reach more people. When you have written your post, you would want to drive traffic to it. Very few people will come to you if you do not promote your blog.  There are many ways through which you can promote your blog posts without paying. 

Facebook

Facebook is growing to be my least favorite platform for promoting blog posts, however it is better than doing nothing. You may share your link to your blog post on Facebook but you’ll have to write a bit of text in order to draw some of the readers to follow the link. The reason I don’t like Facebook is that Facebook has a very annoying algorithm. Very few of your acquaintances will actually see you post. The only way to get more Facebookers to see the post, is to pay up. Facebook wants you to pay for ads. May be you have seen Facebook trying to make you boost your post so that it can reach some 2999 people. When you follow that link you discover that Facebook wants you to pay them to promote yourself.

Instagram

Instagram is now owned by Facebook and it is equally daunting to try and promote something because nothing is ever clickable on your Instagram posts unless you start a paid-ad-campaign. You can pay if you have some cash to spare. I prefer to reach my audience in an organic fashion for the lack of money.

Twitter

Twitter is another way you may want explore. Personally, Twitter hasn’t driven much traffic to my site. So I wouldn’t say much about it. I have tried it many times. I really don’t know how Twitter works.

Pinterest

I have only been with Pinterest for a few months now and I can attest to that so far Pinterest is one of the best ways to drive traffic to your site. Pinterest is a little bit confusing at first but I got the hang of it and I saw an improvement on my site traffic. I promise that in future I will show you how Pinterest works. There are some YouTube videos which are dedicated in showing how Pinterest works.

WhatsApp

I started a group for The Spokesdude Network on WhatsApp and I shared that group’s link on Facebook. Some friends joined my WhatsApp group through that link. I also personally asked some of the contacts on WhatsApp if they would like to join The Spokesdude Network Group. They said “yes” and I put them in the group. No one in The Spokesdude WhatsApp group is there against their will and each person is free to leave the group whenever they want to do so.

I use the group to post the links to The Spokesdude Podcast and also the links to the Run Yourself Crazy Podcast. I also give announcements and ask questions that may spark an interesting conversation amongst the group participants. I try my best not to spam the group. I keep my postings there to the very barest minimum possible. I don’t wish to be a nuisance to my supporters. You should avoid that too.

Tips

When you are promoting you posts, try not to sell stuff to your prospect readers. If you keep selling to them, you will lose them. Rather promote the post and be on your way. I personally find it annoying when people start selling stuff to me especially on our first engagement on any particular platform. Such individuals lose me completely.

Trust me, no one wants to be sold to. So don’t sell anything to your prospects, unless you are a skilled sales agent. I promise you though, you will one day find a guy like me who will see right through you and who would anticipate everything you may want to say.  Promote your post and let people discover what you are selling as they go through your well written post.

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Last week, on TSDN – 035, we defined what a blog is and we briefly discussed what you would need to start a blog and I gave you tips for publishing your blog.

Today, I will talk to you about publishing your first blog post.

When you have answered the basic questions about your blog, you should have a good idea what sort of things you should write about. For example if you are writing a sports blog, the question I would ask is, what sort of sport are you focusing on? Do you report on everything or you are reporting on a specific sporting activity? You could be writing about football (soccer) or rugby. It could be cycling or running. Maybe you’d prefer to follow and write about golf or tennis. Maybe you’d rather to swing towards baseball (pun intended).

Someone may not be so keen as to write about sports. You may perhaps be interested in gardening or fashion designing. Some people prefer to write about politics, religion, science, movies and the list goes on. Whatever one chooses to write about, it then opens doors to further choices.

Let’s say I choose to write about Gardening. This subject alone is rich and broad. There is always something to write with regards to gardening. You can write about vegetable gardening and a few months later, you switch to flower gardening. You can write about grass and its variants. You can write about the problems and solutions of gardening. What about pests and solutions to that problem? What sort of tools a gardener may need to own? Various type of soils and so on and so forth. There is so much to learn and write about with regards to gardening.

Some people would prefer to just write spontaneously, as ideas come to mind. These sort of bloggers are free spirited. They write about anything and provoke readers to take a second look at life. Some prefer to post in the form of an open diary. I mean to say, they write about stuff that is taking place in their personal lives. If this confuses you, think of it as a text version of the Kardashians. Only without the Kardashian drama.

Once you make your choice and have decided on the name of your blog, domain name and a hosting service. It is time to publish your first post.

CHOOSE A THEME FOR YOUR BLOG

Most hosting services will guide you through the process of setting up your blog. I personally recommend WordPress.com. All the processes which were described in the last episode, will be easier to setup because WordPress.com provides a setup wizard for you. Also during the setup process you will be given a chance to choose a theme for your blog and then customize it to your liking. There are hundreds of themes to choose from.

If you are working on a budget, there are free themes which are perfect for getting started. There are also paid themes which allow your blog to look a little bit more professional and attractive. There are also themes which are designed for businesses and online shops. Some themes are suitable for news blogs, photographers, podcasters and much more. Choose the one that works for you. Don’t worry if you end up not liking it in the future. You can totally switch to another theme at any time, without losing your content.

Having chosen and customized your theme, you are now ready to publish your first post.

CHOOSE AN ATTENTION GRABBING HEADLINE

The first thing your potential readers will see on your post is the headline. It is critical to choose a headline that will make your target audience to stop what they are doing, and pay attention to your post. If your headline is dull and unattractive, your post will be treated as something that never existed. You need to pull the readers to your post by provoking their curiosity.

This means you must have a good idea as to what would interest your potential readers. What are your readers searching for? What is it they want to know? What problems they wish to solve? Are you able to meet their expectation?

Let’s say, your potential audience wishes to get out of debt and begin a journey to financial freedom. If you have ideas on how to help them improve their financial standing, you could draw their attention with these headlines: “How to Get out of Debt and Reclaim Your Life?”, “How to Shame Your Creditors and Live a Debt Free Life.”, “How to Pay Cash for Everything and Never Borrow Money Again.” There are also other headlines which are related to money and can be used to draw the attention of your readers. You can put up a line that says: “3 Reasons Why You Are Still Poor?”, “4 Ways You Can Buy the Bank and Never Owe It Again.” Try something along those lines.

What about cooking. Some people may want to write about food and cooking. There are scores of people who are looking for easy recipes for easy and quick meals. Equally so, there are hundreds of blogs offering these recipes. One out of a number of things that could make a new culinary blog to stand out, is to use an outstanding headline. Pull the eyes of potential readers to your blog post. You can put up something like: “4 Quick Recipes for Instant weight loss.” Or “Common Colds Hate These Foods” You can even go as wild as saying, “If You Eat This You Will Keep the Doctor Away.” Make your posts believable even before they are actually read.

I know some of these are fictional headlines but I believe you get the idea. A great headline is the draw card for searchers to notice your blog post. You may have to do a research on what people are mostly searching for online. Knowing the questions most people ask in Google search, may be another way to figure out what sort of headlines to put up, in order to reach your target audience and perhaps draw their attention to your post.

STRUCTURE YOUR POST WELL

You may have a compelling headline but this is not a guarantee that your reader will stay, except when you have written a well-structured post. What may turn many readers on or off, is the readability of your blog post. For someone getting started with blogging, you don’t need to worry much about the rules of grammar and other things that pertain to writing a politically correct English text document. What you need to focus on is that your ideas are easily understood by your readers. Your ideas should be well connected and they must be flowing to a certain direction. They must take the reader from the position of doubt to the place of confidence that they have found the solution to their problem.

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Writing a post is like building a house. A well-structured post would have:

  • An Introduction

An introduction is like the front porch of a house. This is where the front door into the house is found. In the introduction you tell the reader what you are going to write about. If you flunk your introduction your reader will leave. You must have a way to hook the reader. Many bloggers use rhetorical questions to get the reader hooked and make them stay to read on some more.

A sales person who is selling a weight loss formula would open his post in this manner:

Have you been made fun of due to the size of your body? Have you been trying to lose weight to no avail? Do you want to wear what you want without being judged? If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, I have a solution for you.” These questions do not require an answer, instead they are used as a platform get the reader’s attention and also to invoke the reader’s emotional investment into the post. Once a person is emotionally invested to something, they linger a bit longer to find satisfaction.

So, write a compelling introduction, giving a reader a clear idea of what your post is about. So you tell the reader about what you are going to tell them.

  • The Body

The body of your post is like the inside of the house. The house has bedrooms, a dining room, a lounge, a kitchen, a bathroom and a study area.  Each of these rooms have detailed and relevant furniture. As the house have different rooms, for different purposes, your post should have paragraphs that would communicate different ideas. Each paragraph should carry a certain idea and then flows to another paragraph to explain another connecting idea.

You must use shorter paragraphs to drive your point home. Shorter paragraphs will encourage the reader to stay and will help them to comprehend your main idea.

It is good practice to use text breakers, like related images. Many readers get bored when reading a long body of text without any other form of visual arts in sight. You may use images or quoted text for emphasis and to give the reader a small break.

In the body of your post, it is where you explain your ideas in details. This where you tell the reader what you have promised to tell them. You define problems. You explain why they have not been solved before and how are you planning to solve them. You explain how your solution is different from others and why it will work. You allow the reader to see the value of what you have to offer. This where you tell stories to which your audience can relate. You use graphs, bullet points and whatever means available to help you get your main idea across.

You have hooked the reader in the introduction and in the body you are reeling them in.

  • Conclusion

The conclusion is the final structure of your post. This is where you summarize everything you have said. Basically, you tell the reader what you have told them. This is where you compress all the ideas you have unpacked in the body, so that the reader can have something to take home.

Also in the conclusion you tell the reader what to do with the information you have just given them. Some people would have no idea what to do with what you have said and so they need a call to action.

GIVE A CALL-TO-ACTION

A call-to-action is not a mysterious thing, really. This is where you tell your readers what to do. I know, some people will not feel comfortable with telling people what to do, but in the case where you need readers to share your posts if they find it helpful, you need to tell them to do so. If you have links that may help your readers, you need to tell them so that they will click on them.

Sometimes you may want to give freebies like free eBooks to your readers. You will need to tell them what to do in order to get the freebie. Some people use call-to-action in order to build a mailing list and to gain more subscribers.

Always give a call-to-action so that your reader can engage and do something with your content.

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What is a blog?

You may have heard people talking about a blog before and perhaps you have been wondering as to what on earth is a blog. If not, then you already know what a blog is and you will agree if I say, the word blog is short form of the word weblog. Basically a blog is website which is regularly updated with new posts on daily, weekly, biweekly or in some rare awkward cases, on yearly basis.

Why should you want to start a blog?

There are many reasons why people would want to start a new blog. Some of those reasons would be boredom. One would pass some extra time by putting a line or two out there for others to read and hopefully to comment on it. In short blog writing can be done as a hobby. A lot of people have started blogs as a hobby with no particular purpose in mind.

On the other parts of the world there are people who would start a blog for business purposes. One will start a blog to promote a particular service or product, hoping that, some lonely people who have extra money would be interested in reading and perhaps end up buying what he has to sell.

Some people write blogs just to inform the public about the events that have taken place in their local communities. Basically, these people are the pain in the butt to the news agencies. Instead of waiting for tomorrow’s newspaper, people will now go to Mindy’s blog and read about a tornado which stole Mr Smith’s car and planted it on Mrs Huckleberry’s roof top, just minutes after the events. Mindy will even have a picture or video which was taken as it happened.

Some will start a blog to entertain their readers. They would post fictional stories, poems, lyrics to famous songs and more.

The reasons for starting a blog are endless.

When you have resolved to start a blog and you don’t know how and where to start, this is your day to know. I am going show what you need to start a blog and how to start a blog.

What do you need to start a blog?

  • Idea

You need to have a good idea what your blog will be about and what do you want to achieve in the end. You need to determine what kind of a blog it will be. This will help you to know what to write about on regular basis. You may want to start a business blog, where you showcase your work. It could also be a place where your customers can actually book your services or make orders for the product you have on offer. My blog is where my podcast episodes are found. It serves as a go to place for my podcast listeners.

Before you publish your blog, you need to ask yourself these questions:

Who is your reader? Where is your reader located? Is your blog intended for men or women? What is the current situation of your reader? Are they in business? Are they employed? What value do you bring to them? Why should they read your blog? What is the cultural back ground of your reader? In which language are you going to write?

Most of the time we get a temptation of wanting to speak to the whole world, but in reality, not everyone will appreciate what we have to say. It is better to focus on a specific audience to which you can bring value. So, these questions will help you to narrow down to a specific audience. They will also help you to focus on a specific niche. Once you determine the reason for your blog and the people it is intended for and the value you wish to bring your audience, you will know what to write about. You will have a good idea on what to research and then present to your readers.

  • Name Your Blog

Every blog has a name. A blog name sets it apart from other blogs in the same genre. People cannot find your blog if you refer to it as a news blog. There are thousands of news blogs in the internet. You need to give it a good name. A name could be anything. It could be “Lungisa’s Blog” or “The Weed Man” or something that is befitting and available.

You need to have a good idea what your blog will be about and what do you want to achieve in the end.

  • Give It Domain Name

Your blog must have a domain name. A domain name will in most cases match the name of your blog, if it is available. For example, my domain name is: thespokesdude.com. It is easier for me tell people where to find my blog. When you start a blog with hosting companies like WordPress.com, the default domain name will be thenameyouhavechosen.wordpress.com and this is on their free hosting plan. In the case of my site it is thespokesdude.wordpress.com. This may work for you while you are starting but in the long run depending on what you wish to do with your site, it is better to buy a custom domain name. WordPress.com at this moment charges $18 for a custom domain name if you choose to stick with their free hosting plan.

  • Hosting Service

So you have a name and a domain name for your blog, now you need a hosting service. I currently use WordPress.com. WordPress.com has five different plans for blog hosting. There is a free plan which is very basic and restricted. This one is best for just getting started. There’s also a Personal Plan for just bloggers and for personal use. Then there is a Premium Plan which best for freelancers, they also have a Business Plan which is best for small business and an E-Commerce Plan which is best for online stores. Depending on your budget and the purpose for your site, you can choose from any of these plans and begin working on your blog.

  • Internet Connect

Without an internet connection you will not be able to do what I have told you. Your blog can be started using a smartphone, a tablet or a computer. These devices must be connected to the internet.

Tips For Publishing Your Blog

  • The Frequency of your posts

It is very important to commit yourself to your blog. Decide on the frequency of your posts. This mean you need to choose whether you will be posting daily or weekly?  If weekly, how many posts per week? If you decide to post on Monday, it is important that on each Monday you publish a post. Never skip an appointment with your readers. If you post on random days, your readers will not know when to expect your posts as a result they will be turned off and move on. Be consistent.

  • Stick to your Niche

It is important for the sake of your audience to be consistent with both the timing of your blog posts and with the content of your blog. If your blog is about gardening tips, then stick to gardening. Your readers will not appreciate it if one day instead of receiving a post on gardening, they find themselves reading about politics and the elections. Stick to your niche! Make sure that your posts are well researched and useful to your audience. This will build your credibility. You will be able to retain your current readership while receiving new readers.

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Every successful person will tell you that the way to success was not easy. A self-made multi-billionaire will tell you that he had to sleep on the floor for the lack of bed and had to sleep with water in the stomach for the lack of food. The day they decided to get up and effect change in their situation, was the day they began their journey to success. They had to understand that no one will hand success to them, they will have to fight for it. They will have to endure the rain and the frost. They will have to continue pursuing their dream despite many “No’s” they had to hear. They will knock on doors despite countless door that had been slammed on their face before. They were looking for that one yes.


It only takes one “Yes.” The well-known Thomas Edison, who is famous for inventing a light bulb had to face countless times of ridicule and shame having failed thousands of times. What kept him going? He looked for that one time of success. Each time he failed, he was discovering many ways for him not to do it, until he found that one correct way to get the light bulb to work and gave it the value it has had for so many generations.


If the way to success and financial freedom was easy, everyone would be successful and financially independent. This kind of a gift comes only to those who work for it. It looks for those who knock at the doors of life and who never pay attention to a door slammed shut on their face or to a thousand no’s.

1. It Takes A Vision


One who can beat the odds and win the race, is the one who ignores all the negative events which contribute nothing towards achieving his goal. He doesn’t waste energy and other resource to fight things which are beyond his control. He keeps his eyes on the road and keeps the finish line in his mind. He focuses on what he can do. All that it takes is a clear vision. Without a clear vision, he will do much harm to himself and to those around him. In fact the bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.

2. It Takes Persistence


If one is not committed to his cause, he will never be able to reach his desired change. It take persistence. One foot in front of the other, over and over again without fail will get the runner moving closer towards his goal. Somethings requires the “rinse and repeat” method. Just do the same thing over and over again until you see the change. If you are a blogger, keep writing. If you are a podcaster like myself, keep recording those episodes and publish them. If you are a singer, keep singing. The only way to practice for a soccer game, is to play soccer. The only way to get people to read your blog, is to keep writing your blog. The only way to get people watch your videos, is to keep producing those videos. Do it and do it again. That is how we have been able to produce 34 episodes in 34 weeks. We keep publishing one episode, one week at a time. We are aiming at producing 52 episodes. That means, it’s an episode for each week from the 20th December 2018 until the 19th of December 2019.

3. It Takes Endurance


Going at a constant pace is never easy. One gets bored or tired and more often get a strong urge to quite. This is where patience and endurance, come to the forefront. One needs to endure hardship. He needs to do what must be done in order to achieve a desired end. Quitting is never an option. Whoever seeks to win the race, they run despite the pain. They run until the pain stops. They ignore that strong voice in the head that says, it is too difficult just quit.

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