Back when I worked in Visa I had my own coach. And one day I was talking to her about wanting to start a Youtube channel. But I worried that I wouldn’t be very good at it.
I didn’t know how to write a script, build an audience, record or edit a video. I felt that because I was a Senior Manager responsible for 4 teams I had to be good at this from the start. It would be embarrassing if I wasn’t.
And she actually told me:
Hey, you’re a Sr. Manager in Visa, you’ve earned that. And it took years to develop the skill to get to this level. You’re not Senior Manager of YouTube videos. Let yourself be a beginner and let yourself suck at it. Just start.
I stopped letting my ego get hurt by the number of views or subscribers.
I measure my success by whether I published, and what new thing I learned from each video.
Those are things I can control.
Since I started I learned how to edit the video to make it more engaging. I learned to find better music. I learned to look at the camera. I learned how to have better audio and lights.
And doing that I also hopefully helped a couple of people.
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