I took a break from making motivational videos a few years back because of a funk. I was moving and grooving after my first few videos, averaging about 1000 views on Facebook pretty regularly (no paid ads). So I have to admit I was definitely feeling myself and thought I could just come out and spit something prolific and it would resonate with my target audience. Some time around July 2017 I hit my first real funk. Nothing I said stuck with me or my audience and what I thought was a God-given ability finally caught up to me. My charisma or enthusiasm couldn’t save me or have people watch my videos.
So I adjusted significantly and decided I would start interviewing entrepreneurs that I looked up to. I interviewed the likes of Ash Cash, Krystal Elaine Scott, and Mark Clennon. I gained so much insight from these individuals and my thought process was my fans would miss me. Again, that wasn’t the case and I dropped another video shortly after How To Get Out Of A Funk that by my standards absolutely flopped.
After a lot of meditating and really figuring things out I decided it was time to take a step back. So for the entire September and some of October of 2017 I focused primarily on ‘sharpening the axe’ and not results. I dedicated this time to reading, working out, and staying disciplined in all areas of my life. I wanted to get better, I wanted to focus on getting better as a way of life not just for the moment.
There are key areas that can provide you predictable results with time.
- Working out
- Drinking Water
- Eating Healthy