I'm trying something new
And I would love your help with it.
This week I tried something new. I’ve been thinking about video for a while, wanting to create more of it. But, the time to record, produce, and edit a video was holding me back. I also prefer to be more “unscripted,” using an outline but speaking more on the fly.
So, this week I tried streaming to LinkedIn and YouTube and am actively working to grow my content and following on both platforms. I’m still tinkering with my approach, but I plan to stream a few times a week and see how it goes.
Want to help with my new project?
It would mean a lot if you would subscribe to my YouTube Channel, check out my first two videos, and leave a comment. This will signal to YouTube that I’m serious about my content and help it rank in the search engine.
Also, if you want to check out my first two videos, here they are:
Great leadership reading from this week
New Google Study of 900 Founders: All Effective Leaders Do These 7 Things
My favorite from this list is protecting the team from distraction. I’ve been the leader that distracts the team, but as I get better, I realize I must protect them instead.
How to Write Concisely
To summarize this article for you: delete unnecessary words, don’t repeat yourself, don’t tell us what you will do, do it.
This is How Many Hours You Should Work Every Day
Working more hours DOES NOT mean getting more done. Leaders should set an example in this.
Alternative facts come from a lack of detail
Friendly reminder, too little detail in communication usually leads to poor outcomes.
Other interesting reading from this week
How Louis Theroux Became a ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ Sensation at Age 52
"My money don’t jiggle jiggle….” If you can’t finish that line, grab a Tiktokker near you, and they can sing you the whole song. The song sticks in your head (sorry to bring it to mind), and the story about how it became a viral sensation is fascinating.
I Followed James Clear’s Morning Routine For 1 Week. Here’s What I Learned
This is the article I covered in my second live stream. I like this approach to a morning routine, so I’m trying it out for a week.
Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults, According to Science. (There's Just 1 Catch)
I’m not gonna lie; I tagged this because it made me feel good about making my kids clean the house each week.
My videos from this week
Starting a Live Stream with new content
As I noted earlier, I’m starting to live stream. In those videos and this newsletter, I want to focus on helping others: get more focused and done, navigate the inefficiencies of the professional world, grow as a leader, team member, and professional, and enjoy life without getting lost in the black hole of work.
I'm trying out James Clear's morning routine to increase my productivity
The hardest part will be putting off email until after 10 am.
My Podcasts to check out
Tech Talk Y'all - My tech/comedy news podcast.
Real Pink - I host the national podcast for Susan G. Komen. If you want some inspiration or information about breast cancer, give it a listen.
While Daring Greatly - This is the podcast version of my live streams.
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