My YouTube channel, Medium blog, Facebook pages, Instagram accounts, Live to Challenge platform, email newsletter are each a puzzle piece, which require a different strategy, but taken together make up the larger picture of my work.
Last week was the first week where I felt like the pieces came together.
For this reason, it's make or break, do or die, now or never, time!
If by the end of this month I don't get a "proof of concept", i.e. large increase in returning users, for Live to Challenge then I need a Plan B.
I won't shut it down, but I’ll have to de-prioritize it as I go out and get a "real" job.
With that said, I'm feeling confident.
Up until now I haven't been running Facebook ads. This week I'll start to do so.
Now as part of my larger strategy, as embodied by this newsletter and my YouTube channel, I'm also getting more personal.
This is because I don't want to "preach”; I rather "share".
“Show” don’t “tell”.
Sharing makes me uncomfortable though.
A few days ago I saw the movie Fences. The father-son dynamic is eerily similar to my own. And like the son, I grew up in an environment where I was expected to keep my thoughts and feelings to myself.
In some ways I’m stronger for it, but ultimately in this new “sharing economy” if I’m going to have the impact I wish to make in the world then I need to occasionally show my more vulnerable side.
Although don’t get it twisted, I’m still 99% ferocious tiger.
The the video I posted yesterday, How I Use Fear to Fuel My Superpower, is a good example of how I overcame my resistence to sharing personal stuff in an attempt to have a small positive impact on whoever watches it.
Now as I sit here and write this in my favorite Chiang Mai coffee shop, there are Buddhist monks in orange robes sitting across from me. This inspired me to google, "buddha quote", as something to leave you with...