Craig Constantine: Experience, pruning, and benefit is the one-hundredth episode of the Movers Mindset podcast.
Depending on where you listen, and what software you’re using, you may not be seeing the season numbers. Instead of making this episode be the end of season 4, I decided—at the literal last-second as I was hovering on the “publish” button—to make it be the beginning of season 5. I feel that conveys what’s really going on with Movers Mindset. The next conversations to be recorded are in the works, etc.
Episode numbers in our titles
Our titles will no longer start with the episode number. Seems like a trivial change, right? It is only a few characters, sure, but like “this episode begins season 5, rather than ends season 4,” it’s the right thing to do.
If you’re talking to me, in real life, and we get onto the topic of some person or episode… the important thing is not that “it’s episode 63.” The important thing is the person in the conversation. (The guest I mean. I’m continuously trying to squirm into the back seat.) Here’s a list of the last ten episodes to show you what I mean:
Based on what you see above, what’s the LEAST important thing from each of those lines? It’s the rightmost bits. Let’s trim off the 3 themes—“Mountaineering, values, and growth” is less important than “John Beede”, and so on . . .
You see where I’m going with this? Hierarchy implies that, “John Beede” is less important than . . .
So you’re saying, “Craig, obviously the least important bit is the episode number.”
People, themes, 3-words
As soon as I write this . . .
You start to think…
- make is scrollable
- make it searchable
- let me navigate through titles, people, themes (the list just above)…
- but also navigate through 3-words (you can do this already),
- …and the chapter titles
- …and maybe some other things too.
All of which is doable. But it takes time and money. (Reminder: please support us on https://patreon.com/moversmindset )
So, as trivial as it seems, removing the episode numbers is just the next step in making my focus be on the people and themes of the podcast.
Episode numbers—everywhere I see them—look gaudy to me.