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Happy Halloween! October is done and just like that there are two months left in 2016. My 12 Month Journey has been quite the experience and this month’s challenge of daily vlogging was truly a treat! I have to say, filming yourself everyday definitely takes some getting used to.
I chose to do daily vlogging for my October challenge because I wanted to do something that would make me feel uncomfortable. I love doing interviews and speaking on stage but there's just something different about filming myself.
In order to get the best experience and improve my camera skills and feeling comfortable, I set some rules for myself.
Rule 1: I tried to film each video in as few takes as possible because I wanted to challenge myself to keep going if I made a mistake.
Rule 2: Before I started recording, I gave myself a topic based on my day's activities or thoughts that I had to use for my message. From there I had to wing the rest of the video. This was great because it forced me to think on my feet and be impactful but also concise. If you know me, you know I love to talk, so keeping these vlogs around a minute was great practice.
Rule 3: At the start of this month, I told myself that one of my biggest goals was to have fun with this and not care about what anyone thinks. Too often, we are worried about what others think of us. We change who we are to try and please everyone. I wanted to practice being me and that’s exactly what I did. Because of that, I learned a lot about myself and was able to connect with several new people.
Here is the final vlog of the month. Hope you enjoy!
It is pretty remarkable to think that I only have two months left of My 12 Month Journey. As an entrepreneur there is no direct path to success and as I complete each of these tasks, I am more self aware than ever before. I am figuring out more and more of what works for me and what doesn’t. My 12 Month Journey has become a lot more than trying new activities. It has been a year filled of growth and learning about myself.
Month 1: Israeli Self Defense at Strike Krav Maga
Month 2: Hip Hop Dancing with Brittany Glodean
Month 3: Book Marketing for Elevate Beyond. Get it here!
Month 4: Cooking
Month 5: Meditation and Stretching
Month 6: Fitness Challenge- INSANITY
Month 7: Travel the world – Euro Trip!
Month 8: Learn Basic Chinese
Month 9: Healthy Eating!
Month 10: Daily Vlogging