My First YouTube Video

I often find myself telling others about the benefits of pushing beyond their comfort zone. Well, in the spirit of practicing what I preach, I am doing something completely outside of my comfort zone. I am posting a YouTube video. 

I love watching YouTube. I honestly spend more time watching YouTube videos than actual TV shows, you could consider it a guilty pleasure. I clearly know how powerful this platform is and I know it could be a great opportunity for me to share my thoughts, coaching insights, and reach audiences that would never see my blog. For a while, I have caught myself thinking how cool it would be to have my own YouTube channel and post my own videos. But then, this nasty thing comes crashing on me like a ton of bricks. What’s that, you ask? Fear, good old fashioned fear.

What if no one likes my videos? What if I sound like an idiot? What if I get trolled? What if I fail?

That last question hits deep. It hits me deep to my core. The fear of failure is a powerful force, and it is one that has often held me back. Fear is something I battle each day. But today I am choosing to confront this particular fear. I consider myself an introvert, so I typically don’t enjoy hearing myself talk. I can articulately write my thoughts all day long. But speaking is a different story.

People have told me that I am good at public speaking, but it does not come easy. Especially, if I know that I am being recorded. So what am I going to do, I’m going to just do it. I feel like I have something to say. And by not saying it, I am letting fear win. 

So here we go, time to post it. On a side note, I played around with a couple of editing apps and came up with a pretty cool intro. I still have a lot to learn, but I guess I have to start somewhere.