Mike: Do you, after you record your podcast, I don’t think you do too much editing to it but do you sit there and listen to it all the way through again before you publish it?
Pat: Sometimes, I do and the primary reason I do that is because I didn’t — before I record, I didn’t take show notes. I don’t have the list of links or resources, so I need to go in and relisten to do that, but — when I needed just for the purpose of the show notes, I actually use VLC Player to speed up the recording like four times, so I can save like a ton of time and just get the resources really quick. But, sometimes, even if I do get the show notes beforehand or have all the links and resources, I will listen to myself just for, you know, to hear how things are going and my delivery. You know, I’ll listen to, I won’t listen to the whole thing usually coz I already said it. If it is an interview, I will because I’ll learn a lot of things, you know, when you’re conducting an interview you’re thinking about what the next question is and stuff and so you’re not fully processing everything at the person you’re interviewing and saying. So, I’ll go back and listen to the great interviews I’ve done and pick up stuff that I didn’t realize the person was saying although I was hearing it, I wasn’t actually listening, if that makes sense.
Mike: It’s kinda like when you wrote a post about interviewing people actually and you talked about how you can sometimes daze off a little bit well. People are talking and then, one time I remember I was doing an interview this guy was just going on and on and on, he was interesting but he was just talking for a long time, one of my longer interviews. And I just got to the point where I zoned down a little bit —
Pat: You felt, what am I gonna have for dinner tonight?
Mike: Yeah, exactly. I was like, that would be good. And then, he asked, he asked me a question. He’s like, “Yeah, you know, like this, right? He was like, so it should be —?” And he was looking at me, and I was like, “Uhh… I don’t know what the answer is.”
Pat: Wait, who’s interviewing who here?
Mike: Yeah, exactly. I was like, wait a minute, give me back my authority. But yeah, you’re right about that. A question that popped in my head here was, do you ever, when you’re in public, have people come up to you and, I’m not talking like in expo or like a business event, people come up to you and go, “Hey, Pat Flynn! Blah blah blah.”
Pat: Ah, two times. It has only happened two times and I’m okay with that. I don’t really want that to happen. I don’t wanna be, you know, paparazzi-status. I mean, yeah there’s cool things that go along with that but you know, I’m a family man, I enjoy being with my family and I want our family life to be as private as possible. Even though I do share a lot about my family to become personal and build a relationship with my audience. So, I mean, there’s a line there obviously. But it’s happened twice. One time, at Trader Joe’s, I was putting groceries into my car and a guy tapped me on my shoulder and say, “Hey, are you Pat Flynn?” And I was like, “Yes.” I listen to your podcast! He actually said, “I’m listening to your podcasts.” And that’s the first thing he said, he didn’t say, “I read your blog or I say your interviews.” But he said, “I listen to your podcasts”. Yeah, so I point that out because it is interesting. So, the other thing I’m thinking about is, okay, you’re listening to me on a podcast, how did you know what I look like? And so, obviously, he is also reading my blog too. So, that’s why I highly value the podcast because it’s a great way to get new people to discover you and then go to your blog and read your stuff. I mean, if you’re just sticking with your blog, you’re losing out all the potential traffic and subscribers and readers and customers if you’re not reaching out to places like iTunes. But anyway, so that was one time at Trader Joe’s, another time I was at Cold Stone Creamery here at San Diego.
Mike: Both delicious places that you are going to. That both places have amazing food.
Pat: Yeah, one is a little more healthy than the other. But I was at Cold Stone and I was getting ice cream and this guy is like, “Are you Pat Flynn?”. I was like, “Yeah”. Oh that was cool, I’m actually here on vacation from Arizona. I read your blog, I love your stuff. I have a website and you’ve helped me out. And I was like, that’s awesome to hear. And then, so my family was there with me, like, who is this guy, like how did you know this person because my in-laws were there with me. They don’t know exactly like how I am online or that I have this persona or this kind of celebrity status I guess from online. They were like, who is that guy? So I have to explain to them, you know why I have this brand you know, a lot of people follow what I do and every once in a while people will come up to me and it’s cool but yeah, at expos, it’s a little overwhelming. People will come up to me and – I’m still not use to it, they will come up to me and talk all about me and say, oh how’s April doing? How’s Connie doing, my son (15:10). And I’m, it’s a little weird. I will admit, it’s a little weird to know that these people like know the names of my family but then I have to remember, you know, my blog. And although I’ve never met them in person, I want to be their friend even before I actually meet them. And so, that’s why that happens and um, it is pretty cool, I mean, I’m not gonna lie and say, you know, that I do not enjoy it. But I am not gonna let it into my head either and you know, get bigheaded or anything, hopefully. And if I do, you are welcome to just call me out on it.