Jacob Harmon
Jacob Harmon
I help businesses build trust and brand loyalty | ๐ŸŽ™ Podcast: Trust Cast | โญ๏ธ JMH Media
August 19, 2020

โŒ My first business was an absolute failure... ๐Ÿšซ

I grew up in a large family. My Dad, a small business owner and entrepreneur, taught me to work hard and dream big. I remember some of my favorite moments with him were talking about business or coming up with new business ideas.

โšก๏ธ When I was 16, I started a business with a goal to sell and install wind turbines and solar panels. I contacted a manufacturer, and even became an official reseller.

๐Ÿ˜ฉ I didnโ€™t sell one wind turbine or solar panel.

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป That said, I learned valuable skills. I built a website for my little business. Admittedly, it wasn't a great website, but that was the start to the path that I'm still on today.

๐Ÿค” Was it really a failure? I guess it depends on how you define success and failure. What metrics do you use to measure them?

Tell me about some of your "failures"! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

#failure #success #entrepreneurship #jacobsthoughts #jmhmedia #successquest

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November 13, 2020

Be a good person.

Be a good person.

Not because you want people to see you as a good person.
Not because itโ€™s good for your brand (although it is).
Not because you want praise.

Do it because itโ€™s the right thing to do.

Be kind
Be honest
Be positive
Be humble
Just be the best person you can be.

#jacobsthoughts #kindness #honesty #positivity #humility #beabetteryou

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November 21, 2019

Let's talk about Podcasts

๐ŸŽ™ Let's talk Podcasts for a bitโ€ฆ It seems like everyone is starting a podcast right now. ๐ŸŽ™

๐Ÿฆป๐Ÿป 70% of Americans have heard of Podcasts (up from 64% in 2018)
๐ŸŽง 22% listen to Podcasts Weekly
๐ŸŽ™ There are ~750,000 podcasts. Up from 550,000 last year (compare to 23M YouTube channels)
๐Ÿ˜ฑ These channels have more than 29 million episodes
๐Ÿ•– 76.8% of podcast listeners listen for more than 7 hours a week
๐Ÿ“บ 61.2% of listeners spend more time listening to podcasts than consuming TV shows
๐Ÿง 80% listen to more than half of every episode.

Is the market overcrowded? Or is there still opportunity?

๐Ÿ’ญ Iโ€™d love to hear your thoughts ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป :)

Here are my 2 cents. There is a huge market opportunity for podcasts. The listener base is growing rapidly and podcast listeners are incredibly loyal (see above). That said, the more saturated the market becomes, the harder it will be to get ahead. Also, Podcasts arenโ€™t easy. Most podcasts donโ€™t last long. In fact, only 20% of podcasts have released an episode in the past 90 days. If you want to get into the game, be consistent. Your hard work will pay off :).

We started the SuccessQuest podcast a mere 30 weeks ago. Iโ€™m proud to say that weโ€™ve been consistent. We havenโ€™t missed a Thursday :).

Links to the statistics:

Podcast Statistics โ€“ [Infographic]

Podcast Statistics & Figures

Podcast Statistics: Growth and Demographic Data for 2019

How Many YouTube Channels Are There?โ€

#Podcast

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August 16, 2020

Beautiful things can take a long time to build.

Spent the last few days at Glacier National Park in Montana. What did I Learn?

- God is majestic and all powerful. I was filled with awe seeing some of his large creations up close.
- Beauty takes a long time to build. The mountains of Glacier National Park began forming 170 million years... if God can be this patient with his creations, maybe I can be a little more patient with the businesses Iโ€™m building.
- Connecting with nature brings clarity. As we enjoyed the beautiful landscapes, I disconnected from a lot of lifeโ€™s stresses. It was really nice, and Iโ€™m coming back with more clarity and direction.

What did you do/learn this weekend?

#jacobsthoughts #weekend #nature faithandwork

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