Meaningful

There is a big difference doing something vs doing something meaningfulThese past two months I’ve been having this recurring thought about the future of my life. Since I graduated, in 2010, I have been mostly working under / for people.

I worked really hard under / for these people and gave them what I thought they needed: customer service to marketing social-media advice to inside sales to political fundraiser to manager of YouTube channels. Regardless, I was there giving a lot of my time and energy to these people and their companies.

In the end, who really benefited from all the work I did for these people?

Them.

I feel that when you work for someone, instead of with someone, you are essentially becoming a paper pusher. Basically, you are not making or creating anything meaningful because you don’t own what you’re making. Unless you’re the original creator, you are replaceable. Let me explain.

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A Thing Called Work

I don’t have a 9-5 type job. Therefore, since I make up my own hours and my own tasks it can be pretty difficult trying to figure out exactly what I’m supposed to be doing on a day to day basis. I have an idea of the goals I’ve set for myself. I’m just having trouble figuring out where to start.

Do I film something? Do I write something? Do I edit something? Am I supposed to be calling or emailing someone? I don’t know. Sometimes I just do something busy (like cooking) all to make sure I’m not laying on my bed watching pornography: a scene that I know too well… which makes me feel even shittier.

The question becomes, how do I get to work? What do I need to do so I can be on that, as they say, “hustling grind?” Well, that’s why I’m writing this article because I’m going to motivate myself to get to work, by telling you what needs to be done to get yourself working.

I hope to god this works.

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Networking Strategy

Instead of watching pornographic videos online, I’ve decided to be productive and write a blogpost. The initial title of this post was “How To Be Badass at Networking.” However, I making up my mind that my blog shouldn’t be a formal SEO marketing article advice website.

My blog should be informal, I’m going to write about whatever I want so there is no pressure to think of something pertaining to a specific niche topic. This will allow me to write candidly and with no remorse.

Remember, it’s all about establishing good habits and creating that momentum that is needed to get your projects/goals completed.

Today I want to talk about my networking strategy. I want to make it clear that the word “strategy” shouldn’t connote something negative. I think people can look at it as if I’m only making friends with particular people so I can “use” them. On the contrary, I meet the people in my network because i) I think they’re fascinating & 2) I want them to use ME because it’s kind of cool when you’re needed.

Let’s begin.

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CopOut

“I feel telling others that your videos are for your kids – is a copout”

Andrew said this to me tonight and it really struck a positive chord in my heart. He’s absolutely right, I’m literally copping out when I say that my YouTube channel is for kids.

The channel isn’t necessarily for my kids, it’s for me.

I want to get big on YouTube.

I want to be the voice thousands, if not millions, of people hear.

I want to change the world. Period.

I’m being selfish. I know I am, but I think I need to be selfish to make my goals a reality.

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Inactivity and Momentum

Inactivity or inertia is not a place you want to be in your life. I say this with extreme fervor because if you allow yourself to stay inert, I feel, you are giving up on your goals.

Of course I sound extreme but if you’re not moving, if you’re not creating some sort of momentum, you are essentially as good as a couch slob.

What’s crazy is that momentum and inactivity are always fighting each other and both are deadly for your own sake.

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