- Written by lamar.schoell
Well, where do I begin?
You’re probably going to expect that I’m going to say, to get over my fear of video, you need to get better at creating your own videos, everyone else is doing it, or why not. Well, these are certainly all good reasons. But I’m NOT going to talk about these. I’m going to talk about some of the hidden benefits that I’ve gained over the last year.
Before I get into that I need to give you a little back story on how it all got started in the first place.
It all got started by entering a 30-day YouTube video challenge. Shortly after starting the video challenge, I found my self pondering over a few thoughts.
How am I going to come up with the content for 30 videos?.
I can’t even think of 30 video titles. How am I going to find the time to do a video a day? More on this one later.
I’m not even sure how to get started? What kind of equipment do I need?
…and the excuses go on and on.
I remember how hard I struggled the first week just getting out a video a day. Like I said I had trouble just coming up with a video title, never mind doing the actual video.
I found out one thing real quick. I had to completely change my mindset on how I’m going to go about this. Instead of thinking about how difficult creating videos can be. I started to think about the fun and the creativity that’s going to exude from me every single day.
Instead of thinking that 30 videos are such a huge undertaking. I changed my mindset to think 30 is a very minuscule number. This got me to thinking. Now I can do this. I’ve got this.
One of the first things I did I sat down and created a plan. Like with all my plans I write everything down so that it’s right in front of me. I started planning where to find video ideas, also create a list of video topics that you can do.
Now that I got my plan I had to work on something else. This something else is huge and without it, there’s no way I’m going to make it to 30 days. Do you want to know what it is?
You have to work on your mindset before you get started with anything. And work on my mindset I did. A LOT!
The reason for doing this is because I knew there were going to be plenty of days where I just didn’t want to do it because I was full of excuses. To make this challenge easier I needed a way to eliminate my excuses. The way to do this is by creating a successful mindset with any endeavor you take on.
I started to notice that I was creating a video a day and having fun doing it. then when I was getting down near the end of the month I was counting them down 25, 26… Then the plan changed just a little bit. this new plan completely changes my way of thinking.
My accountability partner said, “Hey Lamar why don’t we go to 60 videos”..My first instinct was to tell him. “What, are you crazy”?. But the mindset kicked in, you know this thing I’ve been working on the last 30 days. I told him let’s do it.
Now the 30-day challenge turned into a 60-day video challenge. We completed the 30-day YouTube challenge and went on to do a video a day for another 30 days. Using my accountability partner we brainstormed video ideas and strategies. Without him, I would have not made it to the 30 days nevermind 60 days.
We are both going strong uploading a video each day. We’ve now been doing it so long this just became part of our daily habits.
Now we’re nearing the 60-day mark. and guess what my accountability partner suggested. You got it why don’t we go another 30 days. I replied. “Sure it’s only 30 days.” Now the 30-day video challenge is turning into a 90-day video challenge.
I remember reflecting back on how hard it was to do the first videos and now we’ve done more than 60 of them.
So just like clockwork at the end of another month, we told each other we’re going to do 30 more. This turned into 120, then 150, then 180, 210, 240, 270, 300, 330, and then 365.
And that’s how a 30-day video challenge turned into 365 videos!
As you probably already know doing a video every day for a whole year, you’ll start to become more confident with video and the quality of your videos is going to get better and better. True, this did happen to me. But I want to share with you the hidden benefits which I believe are greater than the ones everyone talks about.
I say these hidden benefits are greater because they can go on to help you with other things in your life and business. You can take these benefits and use them to create even more success in your life.
In your business, you have to understand that you will need help from others. This isn’t something you should take on and do yourself. Leverage the talent of others to help you succeed even faster. Each and every one of us has different talents. Find those skills you’re not good at or necessarily don’t want to do. Then find someone that is great at it and loves to do it. Outsource these activities to others to save you both time and frustration.
I found an accountability partner. An accountability partner is great for those times when you are busy or just tired and it’s very simple to say I’m going to skip today. But your accountability partner brings you in and gives you the strength and motivation to get that video done for the day. This is probably one of the things that helped me the most.
Mindset is one of the very first things you should work on when you start any endeavor. If you have the right mindset and create the right frame. This will allow you to get everything done even if you don’t know how that’s going to happen. Along my journey, I worked on my mindset every day. This was allowing me not just to achieve my goal but to exceed it. By setting small goals and achieving them. Now you will be ready to achieve your big life goals.
Imagine coming up with video content every single day.
Think about all the different things you will learn while you are coming up with video content. I found myself doing videos on marketing, online traffic strategies, mindset, meditation and so much more.
There are certainly many more benefits that I got out of doing this 30-day video challenge. Some of them I may not have even been made aware of yet. but the one thing I can tell you is I never thought my journey would take me down this amazing path to my success.
If you are the type of person that wants to learn how to create videos or make your videos even better. When someone asks you to join a 30-day video challenge. Your answer simply is “YES.
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