The unknown can certainly be scary, but you know what? Once you actually do the thing you fear (like learning to drive a car, learning a new software program, or even making your video), you realize that the “thought or fear” of doing “the thing” was keeping you from doing “a thing” that is now almost second nature.
Why do we put off learning and sometimes even “fear” it? I am not sure if I have an answer for that one, but I do know that I certainly do it especially when it comes to keeping on top of the latest technology, social media tools, and even learning how to use new video production equipment. At first, I fight it, then I force myself to learn it, and then I wonder, WHY did I procrastinate and wait so long to learn something that helps me so much.
I’ve been listening to High Performance Habits written by Brendon Burchard, a very well-known high-performance coach, and he shares about his experience of learning to create and produce his own videos. He knew nothing about producing videos or being on-camera but knew that he needed to learn how to master this skill to advance his business. He started making videos a little over ten years ago when YouTube was basically in its infancy, and now his videos have millions of views and he’s built a multi-million dollar business as a result because he’s been able to reach an audience he wanted to serve.
Brendon faced his fear of being on camera, mastered the skills needed to produce high-quality videos, and now, he is respected around the world for the high-performance brand he has created. Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
Now, I have a special invitation for you to join me and my community of positive minded people in my Facebook Group to Grow Your Business with Video. I can’t wait to connect with you there
Marianne Schwab is the author of The Insider’s Guide to Media Training and, as a Content Creation Strategist, she is the go-to broadcast media expert to show you how to get booked on TV and ace your on-camera interview. Her producer credits include Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous, Runaway with the Rich & Famous, E! Entertainment Television ON E! Specials, and many more. She has worked in broadcast for over 25 years and is currently the Executive Producer for CMP Media Cafe, a company specializing in broadcast public relations where she provides customized media training services for clients.
Copyright © 2019 by Marianne Schwab. All Rights Reserved.