I think everyone has skills that are better than the other things they’re trying to do. For example, I think I’m a better writer than I am when dabbling with YouTube vlogs. To make it more precise, I think I’m a better storyteller than a vlogger. Yet, here I am vlogging – does this make sense?
This in no way means I’m leaving my YouTube channel. Are you kidding me? I love that I’m trying to be consistent and publishing content. It’s instilling me to never give up and put me in the mindset that filming should be a part of my life.
However, I am still trying to find that sweet spot. So far the one thing that I’ve enjoyed the most was when I did the “How I Met Shannon” & “Meet The Coolest Brothers” episodes. Why? Because there was a story behind these videos, I wasn’t vlogging just to vlog. I was telling a story.
I think there is a lesson here…
Focus On What You’re Good At
I’m not going to lie by saying that it’s easy trying to figure out what skill you’re supposed to be fostering. It’s hard. For example, though I say I’m a better storyteller / writer doesn’t mean I’m still meandering around and questioning if this belief is true.
I won’t really have a solid clue if writing is my strong suit unless I keep writing and re-writing. And, if my written work consistently goes viral / is known / gets affirmed then I’ll know I have a knack for writing. But, that will take time.
Remember, it needs to be consistent. It’s all about dedication and hard work… there is no such thing as an overnight success.
(I won’t know if I’m good at telling stories on YouTube unless I keep just pushing things out: seeing what sticks. If something goes well, then I just need to take it in and repeat)
To end I want to say that right now I have this weird feeling that I should be writing more and I should be telling stories on YouTube (not necessarily vlogs).
The latter is going to be more difficult to figure out because I have no idea what type of stories I’m going to be telling (especially when it comes to the filming and editing part): just have to work hard.
I bring this on to you, the reader. What do you think you’re good at? And, what are you going to do to make sure your skill gets better?