I’m working hard at “just shipping it,” as Seth Godin suggests. So, even when I could tinker to make something better, I don’t, I just “ship it,” because I promised myself I would. This leads to me I producing more stuff, and this FEELS GREAT!
There are some steps between feeling great and shipping it, though. Mostly me yelling at the computer about things I am struggling with, like learning how to use waaaaaaaaay too sophisticated video editing software, or trying to synch video captions, or designing an opening slide, or adding A SUBSCRIPTION BUTTON (finally!).
Video production is a skill that I still need to learn and everything takes waaaaaaaaay longer than it should. Since I value my time, I find this frustrating, but then I remind myself, the state of flow comes from routine and passion combined. Patience, my pretty. And, while I’m s-l-o-w-l-y learning new frustrating things, I am also s-l-o-w-l-y building out an actual video production studio at home, and I’m getting to play around in my keto kitchen, and I’m growing. How cool is that?!?
Other things I learned this week, related to filming and editing a cooking show at home:
1. Don’t multitask! Making two recipes at once, while functional when you have 20 guests coming for dinner is grand, but it makes editing for one recipe a nightmare!
2. Pause between situations if you plan to edit later.
3. Consider going back to one camera and one take?
Do you have a passion project you’re dying to launch? What’s holding you back? How do you spend your time now? If you could change one thing to help yourself kick off this project, what would it be? What if I told you, maybe focussing on your health is where you should start…
I mention health, because good health is the gift of natural stamina, and this is what you need in order to complete the things YOU want to do! I would not have been able to successfully add these personal projects to my plate a couple of years ago. I would not have stuck to the timeline, gotten discouraged, and given up.
Now, I know better. I know, for me:
1. It is crucial to stick to a production schedule. JUST SHIP IT! (Even when it is not perfect!)
2. I had to develop this skill and teach myself that routines for my personal projects matter just as much as my professional obligations (if not more).
3. This means prioritizing myself, and saying “no” to other things because producing my creative projects matters to me, and that’s enough!
4. And, thanks to the lifestyle changes I have made, I have the stamina and energy to push through and make the things I want to make happen, happen.
Learn how I became a healthier me by making slow and steady changes. If I can do it, so can YOU!