It’s been more than 10 years since YouTube was released and changed the game in many different areas, from entertainment to business. It’s a great website with a lot of good content and a great platform to build a career – there’re many incredible creators who became their own brands.
One of my favorites is Lilly Singh aka Superwoman aka Canadian Unicorn. She’s really funny, super clever, seems to be nice and definitely hard working, so I enjoy watching both her main comedy channel and also vlogs.
One time I played her video “The Time I Vlogged Like Casey Neistat”. Casey is an entrepreneur and filmmaker and at that time he announced to end his journey with daily vlogging. Lilly’s 691 vlog was slightly different from what she usually does – the whole day was captured in an unusual style with diversified shots, background music, and video edition. I fell like those things had an impact on her later makeover.
After this experiment, her next videos started to slowly change. Of course, you can clearly see progress in older videos, but it looks like vlogging in Casey style gave her different perspective. Even though she returned to making her own personal vlogs, recent videos are really refreshing. They have a few new interesting elements, which is great not only for Superwoman and her growth but also for me, as a viewer who doesn’t want to get bored.
If you want to know more, improve your skills, learn how to express your ideas or emotions – try to do something that you normally wouldn’t do.
Learning hard way and doing uncomfortable things will eventually pay off.
From my own experience I can tell, whenever I pushed myself to do something completely unusual and difficult, my skills jumped not only a few levels higher but they upgraded in a way I did not expect. That’s why in the future I’m going to challenge myself on purpose more often.
Stepping outside is real fun! This kind of experience totally diversifies whole creative process – from thought to results.
Of course, before you jump into the deep end, it’s always better to know the basics.
There’s no way that I could create a fancy cake if I never baked even simple one. But if I would be one of those people who actually enjoy being in a kitchen, tries new recipes from time to time, and have the fundamental knowledge I could accept the challenge (well, I still would accept it, keeping in mind my kitchen going to turn into the disaster). A possible outcome wouldn’t be that spectacular but I’m sure that kind of experience would teach me a lot.
One of the things that crush people plans and dreams is taking it slowly.
If you want to keep going, all you have to do is step out of your comfort zone, use time properly and prioritize.
But remember you have to find the right balance between doing your work faster and not forgetting about the best standards, otherwise it won’t make much sense.
Regardless of how hard this can be, never stop challenging yourself to do the things you usually do in a completely different form and quality.