Since March, I have been voluntarily putting myself through grueling workouts where I’m cursing at the very fit fitness instructor, sweating profusely and feeling as if I’m going to pass out – all within the span of an hour.
While on the treadmill last week, I thought, “This is exactly what it feels like to make great videos.”
It’s a journey.
Want to make videos you can use to share your message to a bigger number of people?
Here are three key steps to making it happen.
1) You must make the commitment to get started
I’m not going to get stronger by sitting on the couch. And I won’t get better on video without making a commitment to do so.
I have never paid so much for a gym membership. But it’s an expense I’m happy to make. My husband and I knew we wanted to work on getting more physically fit and we knew that meant putting some skin in the game – literally and figuratively. Because of this investment, we go a couple times a week, without fail.
For you and your video plan, it may simply mean setting aside the time and the energy to GET STARTED. That is critical.
2) You’re in the right place if you feel as if you’re going to throw up
I remember when the red light above the camera used to make me feel sick. I remember thinking I was in the wrong place, in the wrong career, how could anyone else feel this way? Turns out, I was not alone. And you are not, either.
I also remember feeling this way on the treadmill last week. I slowed down, cooled off, and got back to the workout.
Here’s what you have to do.
Face the fear head on.
When you face that fear, when you say, “I’m really scared to speak during this Facebook Live, but I’m going to take a deep breath and do this anyway,” is when true growth happens.
The next time you see that red light, guaranteed, you will only feel slightly queasy.
3. Want to punch someone in the throat? You’re in the right place
If it was left up to me, I would leisurely walk on the treadmill for about 40 minutes and be done with my workouts. But that trainer is always asking for more, more weights, more sweat, more movement. And it’s hard to stop moving when someone is yelling at you to keep going.
That kick in the butt is so important. My husband and I feel better than we ever have, our stamina is higher and we feel much stronger.
Even if the classes themselves can be tough to get through, the results are well worth it.
Your doubt and fear about creating videos is leaving you, right?
Well, here’s your chance to get some support on your video journey.
I’m launching a free 10-day video challenge and I hope you make a commitment to take part.
Simply sign up here, and you’ll get the rules for this video challenge sent to your inbox. And, did I mention, there are prizes??? Click here to sign up for the STANDOUT Video Challenge and get all the details.
The STANDOUT Video Challenge (#STANDOUTVC) starts on August 28, 2017.
I can’t wait to see what you create!
Let me know in the comments after you have signed up.