I create and program the things, and then I work on automation.
The trajectory of most people in technology, especially those who are especially adept at moving up in the world includes automation. It should come as no surprise to those of you who listen to my podcast, that I love my podcast, but that I HATE wasting time. Automation and streamlining things are what comes first to my brain when I started working on my podcast.
When I first started to prep my podcast, I was a bit naive:
Yeah… About that… No – I was wrong.
I thought I would give you a peek behind the scenes of what I’m finding out is a straight up friggin’ pipeline for a podcast.
So, Imma CI/CD this thing and here is where I’m going to display my findings.
One thing you’ll hear me say throughout my blog and podcast is “I can make more money, but I can’t make more time“. Because I travel a lot for work, I absolutely disdain wasting my time on the weekends doing what I feel like is busywork. And, can I share something with you: I have about 2% passion for post-prep on audio and social media. But I don’t want the podcast to suck, and I want to have my guests reach and inspire a greater audience. Fortunately, I’ve done so many audio things off and on, as well as a ton of Adobe products. So I have the ingrained skills to figure out how to do stuff, and then the iterative skills to do them faster.
So, without further adieu, let me share my work-in-progress of a flow map of how I’m starting to get everything arranged. The automation flows are as follows:
- Guest Inquiry (only semi-automated at this point)
- Guest booking automation.
- Recording automation.
- Post Prep Audio Automation.
- Post Prep Graphic Automation.
- Episode Posting (can’t really be automated on the blog … yet)
- Promote via laptop.
- Promote via mobile (Instagram, Vero, other methods that require mobile only uploads).