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Top 12 Episodes of this Podcast

Top 12 Episodes of this Podcast

Top 12 

How Does It Feel To Be Right?

 

Lessons For Colion Noir

 

John Wick on Gun Rights

 

Armed Christian Perspectives

5 Things You Need to Know Before Shooting Naked

 

Why We Love History (and you should too!)

3D Gun Printing is BS

 

Hurricane Florence

 

 

Five Things You Need To Know About EDC

 

5 Things you should know about shotguns

 

5 Mistakes In Gun Rights That Make You Look Dumb

 

Keeping your Back Hole Out of Jail

 

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Goal Setting with a Indian Motorcycle Podcast

Goal Setting with a Indian Motorcycle Podcast

What I Did On My Spring Vacation

The coronavirus pandemic is challenging enough.  I decided to make one of my goals to create a motorcycle podcast that in the process would help me get better at goal setting and give me a win. The show is about Indian Motorcycles and the community that loves them. The Indian Motorcycle has been an iconic American brand for more than a century, and it still resonates among older motorcyclists. That is my jam!

 

first episode

If you have never had good fortune at goal setting follow me on this and I’ll explain how I am working it. I am using what is called S.M.A.R.T.E.R. template for goal setting. There are hundreds of talking heads and motivational speakers that mention this. Look it up on YouTube after you read this and see if it makes more sense to you.

A  S.M.A.R.T. goal is one of those terms you have to know if your job requires you to write your achievements and accomplishments at the end of a reporting period. It’s good to know because without goals I don’t finish projects. I lose focus. This is my “why.” We all know about those pesky New Years Resolutions. If you have goals here is what I am using to succeed with the podcast.

S.M.A.R.T.E.R

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Actionable
  4. Relatable
  5. Time
  6. Evaluate
  7. Reward

 

The main thing about making a good goal for yourself is that it has to be something that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. It has to inspire you. It has to motivate you. Right now, I don’t own an Indian Motorcycle. I have test ridden a couple and talked to several salesman. I learned for myself that they are at the top of the food chain. Its a high quality American made motorcycle that rivals Harley Davidson with a cult like following. I like talking about it. I like the community that has them. If I do this well, I could end up being sponsored by the company or maybe get invited to the factory for a tour, a test ride or maybe even get a free bike. [fat chance there, but I keep hope alive]. Either way these goals inspire me.

Specifics

And now the specifics. This is about Indian Motorcycles and not every other bike. This is using the power of niche marketing. I found a Facebook community that let me in with over 9000 and growing members. A good goal has to be specific. I know why I failed. It “pod-faded” when I tried to include all motorcycles, trikes, quads and whatever four years ago. I have to overcome the “curse of familiarity.” I lost momentum the last time.

Measureable

To make this podcast successful it has to measurable. It has nothing to do with the microphone, the album art, the hosting service although I have twelve years experience producing podcast and know the best practices. Publishing a show online gives me metrics. Talking to the guys that ride, give me feedback, input and a sense of where I need to go. I am constantly measuring. When I entered the Facebook group, I decided if I could get could get 3 percent of the folks in it to download the show I would keep going. What is 3% of 8900?

Actionable

To make this podcast good I need action steps. I have to know my audience. I have to do this to get where I want to go. If I have to “Start Ugly,” I will and did. I wasn’t and still not sure the company isn’t going to hammer me from using their name. I am prepared to change it if I have to though. I had to overcome my fear of failure, the unknown and over analysis. I decided to invest in myself. To create a really good podcast it’s gonna cost me about 100 bucks a month and that’s to keep up with social media for graphics, for hosting, software upgrades and a host of new things that pop up to help me promote the show. It was going to be risky, yes.

Relateable

At this stage in my life, and my experience in motorcycling, podcasting and marketing, I believe I can make this work.  I identify with my audience.  I know motorcyclist.  I know podcasting.  Over the years, jobs and positions that motorcycle enthusiast (bikers) are in have been my largest friends base.  I have been a protector all of my life.  I am known internationally as the Black Man With a Gun.  I had a website with that URL since 2000 and published my first book with that title that year.  I know is how to push through.  I know how to keep my internal motivation and focus when the external elements beat you down.  What I have is a good grasp on is the mental preparation and mindset needed to fight one more round. 

I am in this target market.  This niche is my community.  It is what Seth Godin wrote about in Tribes.  I’m looking for the tribe to support my show.  My tribe will become super fans that consume all of my content as soon as I put it out and will “quickly” tell me if there is a type-o, glitch or shortcoming in my content so I can fix it.  Unlike those that just like to find fault, these fans are easy on my ego, and seek to make me better.  It is like having your brother and sister review your blog or podcast.  That is the kind of “love” you get when you identify your niche.  One of the benefits of identifying your niche is that you can grow this garden of super fans that help you succeed. 

“You don’t win with X’s and O’s. What you win with is people.”
– Joe Gibbs 

Here are three things a niche podcast can do.  (I am adding this for me to remember later.)

  1. Niche Podcasting allows you to solve certain problems for specific people. 
  2. Niche Podcasting makes it easier to define your target audience so that you can know where to find them. 
  3. Niche Podcast allows for you to tap into a more loyal and highly engaged audience.  

 

Timely

A good goal has a timeline. I was going to create a weekly show. I would know after 1 month, if “the juice was worth the squeeze.” I can read the numbers of downloaded episodes and track my weekly statistics.

Evaluate

These elements help me Evaluate how I am doing. Feedback is crucial in goal setting. I have learned you have to ask a lot of questions to get just a few answers. Most people don’t respond unless it is a hot button for them. Hot button issues and thoughts also are key things to think about when making content for the show. I look for both evergreen and hot button topics. When I remember that is.

Reward

The reward portion of this goal setting endeavor is both in the process and the product. I am asking businesses to consider sponsoring the show that doesn’t even have 1000 subscribers yet because of the potential. The “big ask” is also a big goal. It prepares me to ask the subscriber to fund the podcast. When I get enough subscribers to cover the $100 a month I am putting into making the show, its a milestone. I like the dopamine feeling of seeing someone that just donated $5 through https://www.buymeacoffee.com/motorcycles .

All success in life is basically task completion. When I finish and episode, I feel better. When I get feedback, I feel better. When I get positive feedback, a share and someone donates, it motivates me to go on a little further.

The lockdown has kept many of us home but my spirit is free to create, engage, and make things happen. I’m learning about this incredible product and I don’t even own one yet. I am become a brand ambassador without the pay. There’s a 2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Standard in the garage that I was saving for my son. It may be a trade in. My goals are to have a successful podcast with 1000 raving fans, in a community I like to be in, among people that get my jokes, like my voice and the content I am putting down. I have a chance to work with a company that is doing great things. I’m one of those guys that would own a biker bar and blues club if I had the money. This is the next best thing for me.

“Losers focus on what they are going through while champions focus on what they are going to.”

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
I love it when a plan comes together

I love it when a plan comes together


 
The leader of the old TV sitcom, The A Team,  the character Hannibal used to say that he 
 

“loves when a plan comes together.”  

 
I learned early that podcasting helps the podcaster speak better.  I needed it.  I have written seven books but have to be conscious of my diction, delivery and vocabulary when speaking publicly.
 
I wasn’t alone.  I passed on my quietness to my son.  A lifestyle martial artist who is as kind as he is fit.  I wanted him to be better than I so I inspired him to create a podcast about his passions.  
 
Of course he scoffed.  Of course he wasn’t sure.  He trusted me.  And I have been podcasting since 2007 and he has seen and heard me learn the craft, struggle with a smile and overcome even when he thought I had it all together.  I know I didn’t.  
 
The original Hannibal was a great leader that went against the Romans.  He was bold and hyperbolic. He is one of my heroes.  Hannibal was a Tunisian who commanded Carthage’s main army against Rome during the Second Punic War.  I channel that energy when I need to.  I created WarriorCast for my son.  I thought it was a great name.  I snagged the URL and held on to it even when he quit on me.  I am glad I did.  He is jamming now.
 
He just hit his 51st  episode this week, alone.  Did you know we tried it before? 
 

Third time is a charm.

 
The first time it was the two of us.  The second time it was with his best friends.  For a brief moment it was just me as I pushed through.  Refusing to let it go.
 
 
Now I just produce it.  I am editing it less.  Now I let him hear some of his “ummms,” and sounds so that he will correct it himself.  I mentor him on the stuff I’ve learned from attending podcasting conferences and roundtables.  Slowly though.  Nobody likes a no it all.  And it is always harder to influence someone that lived with you.  Strangers adopt wisdom faster.  
 
On episode 51, he got a college mate of his to produce a theme song for him that I chopped up to make it podcast ready.  He got a chance to interview one of his heroes of YouTube fame, Sean Fagan from The May Thai Guy, live from Thailand.
 

Also on this episode:

 

  1. Floyd Mayweather to be full time trainer
  2. Marcos Maidana wears Mayweather tooth in his chain Instagram live training
  3. UFC returns in May

 

 
 
Podcasting and coaching my son has paid off.  I love it when a plan comes together.
 
 
 
If you are interested in original music, contacts below: 

Music by J-Real

 
Learn Every & All Possibilities
 
Website: thefm.co
The Future Millionaires, Company
 

Subscribe and check out WarriorCast.com

 
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Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Focus on the Win

Focus on the Win

There is a lot of things you could be thinking about now.  Most won’t help you.  My barber reminded me to focus on the win.  I have a conversation with him and my son this week on the podcast.

With everyone home, the old heads like me are considering buying a gaming system.  I asked my son for a run down on what the most popular ones are, the benefits to each, the cost, and what games cost.  And introducing Steve da Barber on:
Barbershop culture
Tips on Manhood now 
Chasing Money
Focus on the win
“Danger is real, fear is a choice.” – After Earth 

He is someone (Steve)  I have known for 15 years.  He’s a humble guy, a man of faith, but street hardened. He has been on the “inside,” but turned his life around.  By his own admission he is not a perfect guy but a man of his word.
He values integrity and thinks we should teach that to our young men.
He came to my attention from a Facebook post admonishing his peers to think better, do better, charge what they were worth and not settling for crumbs.  To not fight each other.  To not be afraid.  
Book Steve:  https://square.site/book/92NGEGYPE575N/please-book-exact-age-group-type-cut-you-need 
Tips for maintaining yourself during your quarantine. 
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Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Guns and the Pandemic With Colion Noir

Guns and the Pandemic With Colion Noir

The Pandemic has people back in the gun stores buying ammo, and more guns. For me, it has allowed me to reconnect with good people, and family. I hope to get you on the show soon. My guest this week is a good friend, known in the world as Mr. Colion Noir, gun rights activist and Youtuber. It’s a light conversation but Colion is going to dive into the new interest in gun ownership during this age of COVID-19. We videotaped it below as well.

The podcast is a little different as I share some thoughts on the dangers of comparing yourself to others. And I give some tips on Operational Security.

PODCAST      

I’ll be sharing some wisdom on comparison, jealousy and envy. Keep it in check.

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Operational Security. Nobody needs to know what you have, where it is and all of that. Dial it back. We were right. We are prepared.

This isn’t the end of it though.

And subscribe to show, the YouTube channel and the blog.

Check out this episode!

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Good fathers using #girldad

Good fathers using #girldad

In remembrance of Kobe Bryant, arguably, one of the greatest NBA players of all-time and a superstar who transcended sports, was killed in a fiery helicopter crash in California on January 26, 2020. Because of the outpouring of support many celebrity fathers who are also proud of their daughters blew up social media recently with the hashtag #girldad. CNN reported A-Rod (A. Rodriguez), Casey Sadler, Chicago Cubs pitcher, beat master, Timbaland (Timothy Zachary Mosley), and Bow Wow (Shad Moss) also showing their fatherly nod to the “Black Mamba” who died recently with his daughter “GiGi” and seven other people in a helicopter crash. He was 41.

According to multiple reports, Bryant was on a helicopter flying over Calabasas – a city of 23,000 people located about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Fathers all over social media are taking the opportunity to defy the grief and negativity of the day to show their love for their kids.  I think its absolutely fabulous.  I could brag on my daughter all day.  She is no longer a baby; but she’s mine.  A graduate from culinary school at Johnson& Wales University, still provides monumental meals for her old man who has been eating like a king since she was a teen.

When I heard the horrible news of the helicopter crash, I was dining on a new meal she was experimenting with, fried spare ribs.  It was paired with candied yams and string beans.  Was it good? Man, it was so good I felt guilty I didn’t want to share my good fortune.  My relationship with my daughter has been magical since I married her mother twenty eight years ago.  The only thing we don’t share is DNA but its hard to tell.

There is no question that fathers play an important part in their children’s lives.  Unfortunately, up until this tragedy it was rare that people thought about how great it was. I can attest that being a positive male role model helps a child become a great citizen.

I should have taken pictures of the food but I ate it.

 

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
The Struggle of a Single Dad

The Struggle of a Single Dad


Check out this episode!

Integrity, lies, trust, us.
You are going to hear a candid personal account of Michael J. Woodland of IG@munitionsweaponstactical
It is a conversation with a single father of what he is going through. What do you think? 

Do you have any wisdom to share with us?

I am still working through my workflow and equipment.
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And we have a private Facebook group.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
What I Learned From John Wick 3

What I Learned From John Wick 3

 

This week on the Black Man With A Gun Show podcast:

  1. A Conversation with the best writer on the Black Man With A Gun blog, Dave B. Cole on hunting, being a writer for the Black Man With A Gun and more…
  2. Gun Rights Alliance – We just started it.
  3. M-W Tactical on the accessory from Taran Tactical

Here’s three things I picked up from the movie.

  1. Relationships matter.
  2. Blind loyalty hurts.
  3. Learn how to operate the firearm you run backwards and forwards, be proficient in clearing malfunctions, how to fix it… everything

 

Gun Rights Alliance

Join the mailing list 

Today, I am looking forward at what I can do for the gun rights movement as a legacy. I want to be remembered for more than just being the OG aka the Black Man with A Gun™. Here’s what I plan. I am working with a app developer to create a mobile app that can be a platform directory for organizations like the GOA, USCCA, SAF, NAAGA, 2AO, and others to connect with us.

It will also have a directory and links to pages from content creators that are really the media for our side. The bloggers, podcasters, and YouTubers will have their own apps within this app. I am trying to get cutting age tech to protect us from the Bergs that don’t like us. (Bloom and Zucker.)

It’s been a great life so far. Being involved in the gun rights movement has improved me. It has taught me to be a better citizen. It has made me appreciate freedom, history and the sacrifices of others.
Communication is the magic sauce. Going to try it despite our mistrust of each other. Going to make it happen despite the need for goo gobs of money. The power has always been in the people. We are what makes this thing called freedom work.

I think I can do this. I’ve worked with just about everyone. I’ve watched folks come and go. Like a sentinel, I have held my post. I have encouraged and discouraged posers as best I could. I have been an activist in the gun rights community since 1991. Before that I started as a firearms trainer for my government agency. From that I launched a side business to teach tactics and defense to civilians and security officers. I was part of the start of the concealed carry movement. I traveled with the NRA and the Law Enforcement Alliance of America to testify in a handful of states to change their racist policies and laws.

Thus began my journey as the Black Man with A Gun™. I started a national gun club in 1991 to foster the growth of African Americans in the shooting sports. I published a book in 1999. I created a website in 2000. I’ve worked behind the scenes to select, qualify and protect people of color that became involved in Supreme Court cases.

I’ve worked with the NRA. I even tried to get a job there. I’m a life member. I only turned it down because the salary was too low and not close to what they were paying the incumbent. I begged to be a functioning member on the GOA staff and after –way too much back and forth – got a position as the volunteer Urban Affairs guy. I didn’t do a thing with that. I resigned. Too early I guess. I’ve been a voting member on the CCRKBA and done the perfunctory “minority speaker slot” the GRPC but never made the masthead. I’ve worked with just about all the groups out there. My hats off to all the brothers and sisters now working with “x” organization.

This is my attempt to sew all the pieces together. If you will support it, join the email list today so I can build a team to make this happen. We are the Gun Rights Alliance.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Casting Call

Casting Call

Long-Range Marksmen and Snipers

Attention all listeners and supporters of the Black Man With A Gun Show Podcast:

 

The producers of Top Shot are putting together a team of seasoned snipers and skilled long-range marksmen to co-host a new, unscripted TV series for a major cable network.

On each episode of this exciting, new show, our hosting team will meet a member of the armed forces or law enforcement with an amazing story of marksmanship and attempt to recreate their incredible shot on camera.
If you have the background and ability to recreate impressive, precision shots and the potential to co-host your own TV series, then…

CONTACT THEM TODAY!

Email TopSniperCasting@gmail.com with your name, phone number, a recent photo and a brief description of your qualifications as a long-range marksman or sniper.

Tell’ed you heard from the BlackManWithAGun.com

For more info, please visit: https://www.pilgrimmediagroup.com/casting/snipers

 

Boom!

 

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Five Things You Need To Know About EDC

Five Things You Need To Know About EDC

Thank you for listening, downloading and supporting the Black Man With A Gun Show Podcast.

This is episode 579.

This week Michael and I talk about concealed carrying your firearm every day.  When and where to carry is a little like walking around naked.  Some places its comfortable, and other times its inappropriate, offense and even illegal.  Mike says you need:

  1. Mindset
  2. Skills
  3. Tactics
  4. Gear 
  5. Insurance (we suggest the United States Concealed Carry Association https://uscca.blackmanwithagun.com )

    Movie Reference

assault of Precinct 13

If you want to see a movie that does everything wrong, check out this 1976 classic film.  Silencers on revolvers, pump shotguns that shoot 3x before reloading and more.  All the things that feed the ignorance and fear of anti-rights folks and those that fear guns.

Welcome to all new listeners. thanks for being a part of my family.  I look forward to talking with you in the future.  Join us online on our Facebook page @facebook.com/blackmanwithagun1

And for some reason I had a little Georgia on my Mind.  I share a little history of gun laws in Georgia.  The past wasn’t pretty and usually isn’t but we have two great groups now in the Peach State.  Check out NAAGA.co aka the National African American Gun Association and GeorgiaCarry.org that is doing great things.  I had a chance to present there and it was phenomenal.

I am a fan of https://Crossbreedholsters.com and they support this podcast.  Please reciprocate if you are  looking for leather belts, holsters and magazine wear.

Mike mentioned three holster companies he likes – one of which was JM4 Tactical.

Tips Feature:  Effective ways to train on a budget

 

 

Maryland Gun Owners please join and support:  https://www.marylandshallissue.org

 

PS

I realized this week that having a co-host can be a benefit. Michael has helped me in times when I was frustrated with politics of gun rights. His being new and still excited to the movement is sometimes contagious.

I have started a fiction series about a blues playing werewolf named Solomon Love.  It’s different than my pro-gun, 2A stuff you know about.  I am hoping you will check out my books.  I am working on the third now, the first two are available on Amazon and Kindle.  Do me a favor and buy them, review them and support this facet of my life. 

http://www.kennblanchard.com

Speaking of facets.

If you need a pastor, a Christian brother, for any reason, join us at http://speaklifechurch.net

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Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.

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