I Canceled My Weekly YouTube Series: Here's Why

Thomas Edison said it best when he said: "I have not failed. I just found another way it won't work."

My YouTube series, "Ideas, Trends, & Thoughts," would be described in those terms, but here's why I chose to end it after only one episode.

This week, I was in the process of recording a second installment, when I couldn't help but notice the broad discrepancy between how I speak on camera and how I write. I was even more uneasy as I reviewed the footage and watched what looked like a maniac screaming at the camera. I did my best to have a good presence, but at this point I found myself thinking "this isn't who I am."

Someone very close to me watched the first installment that evening after I told her about some of the problems I was having, and she was brutally honest about it. Continuing this video series would be a bad idea!

But on the lighter side, something good came of it: Since my first video was a book review, I decided to transmute it into a written blog entry. And considering that I have many other books I hope to review, this gave me the idea to add yet a third blog to the Info and Resources section of this website.

The Bookshelf is its name, and book reviews is its game! Check it out here.

Moral of the story: Just because you failed at something doesn't mean you can't turn it into an advantage. Always look for the opportunity in the setback.



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