#Write privately as I look through this section, and read the comments, I look up and on my desk are at least 4 journaling books I’ve filled over the years. This process has helped me work through challenges, create new opportunities and set new and ambitious goals. The process often allows me to remind myself, I am whole and complete the way I am..or that things happen for me and not to me…it’s like that old trusted friend that allows you to just be you, and show up and talk about whatever you want or need to at the time. It’s that place to be honest, raw and vulnerable….
@Gabriela Toderean that is amazing. Curious how often you use your journaling to write the script of who you want to become as an entry? And then go back in time and see that you’ve become that person?
@Gabriela Toderean wow...fire for sure. Any of these "and I did" moments could be synthesizer gold! How I Changed the relationship (for the better) with my husband, and you can too, journey. and of course, as we learn this, then we will naturally want to know how you became a public speaker and what impact this had or is having on your professional and personal life....deep blue ocean of opportunity
I was talking to @Jeff Harrison the other day about how he was experimenting with AI to create content. If this really takes off a synthesisers role will only become more important as AIs could churn out content. But imagine someone were to create an AI that could synthesise. That would be powerful.
Hello! Welcome to the Synthesizer Skool. The goal of this skool is to help Educational Content Creators and Consultants reach Financial Freedom by mastering the META for the Great Online Game - Synthesizing. Here are some links you might find interesting: - Classroom - Roadmap - Mission - Resources - Impact, Income, Fun - University I also hope that the community will be more valuable than the classroom. To kick things off, please create a post to introducing yourself. Let us know: 1. The type of content you love the most 2. The problem you're currently working on Then feel free to ask questions, add value, ask for help, or share any cool content you've recently found. Enjoy.
Changing who you Subscribe to is a very high leverage decision. It takes 2 minutes, and can benefit you for years to come. After all... You Become who you Consume. --- So, in order for us all to improve our information diet, let's share who we subscribe to on YouTube. Find out by clicking here. Or on the left side of YouTube on browser. Or at the bottom of YouTube mobile. Comment below. I'll go first.
Hey 👋 I'm work on growing my German YouTube agency and now that I've won my first few customers, I want to hire my first employee. The employee should do things as an assistant and ideally also help out with the service itself. How do I find good employees, and what do I have to pay attention to? What would be your recommendation for me? Thank you for your help!
One bit of feedback, from my experience of hiring. Before you hire anyone, do you have a clear policy and procedure created for this person, before you hire them? If not, a lot of time and brain damage goes on because I would find myself then second guessing my decisions, due to the work not being done to my “imagined expectations”. Once this is done, which I now have in place for those who come aboard, I hire better to best. I found hiring people who already are eagles and can fly, need little “me time” to get them going or keep them going…I recently had an intern reach out to volunteer. He had just graduated with a degree in marketing. His lack of real world experience made me realize how far behind he truly was. It made me rethink the entire process because the “me time” necessary for the intern, with a degree, was going to require 15-20 hours of guidance. So I only hire those who are already better to best.
I want to thank @Owen Sheasby for having me as a guest on his show. I totally enjoyed sharing and discussing how things are evolving. Owen sets himself apart as an interviewer by truly listening and allowing the conversation to naturally flow to the next logical topic, versus feeling of hard turns by getting in the "next question." I look forward to him growing his brand and his reach. I am grateful and honored to have been a guest. Make sure to check out his show, you will not be disappointed.
I am hoping someone with experience in here can bring some clarity to this discussion. I have heard from some YouTubers to not share your YT videos on social media (ig, facebook) because it can lower your AVD because you have people who are just curious checking out your video quickly and then leaving. It could also cause you to gain subscribers who aren't your ideal viewer (again, confusing the algorithm). I have also heard from others that you should share your videos on ig stories and on other social accounts o drive traffic. Can @Andrew Kirby or anyone else in here shine some light on this?
@Owen Sheasby this is always a great strategy. And it works for virtually any industry. We did this with a church. recording the entire sermon, but peeling away shorts (under 60 seconds) and posting them, with the call to action back to the full message...this is why Gary V can generate so much content, in my opinion, he documents...and then throughout the conversation, or talk he is giving, there are dozens and dozens of 1 minute golden nuggets.
@Allan Rousselle I agree, when amazon first began, it can be forgotten that they only sold books...and they became known for this. As their brand grew they added offerings...but not all at once. They grew their followers, who then knew them, liked them, and trusted them, and may also like another product. They began by offering one thing, and grew to the behemoth they are today...
Hey Everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Stephen, I met Andrew in Sam Oven's mastermind group and we found we had a lot in common. I help people build content machines, automated systems to distribute content @ scale with a lean cost-effective team and without a lot of your time. Looking forward to learning from you all and contributing to your success.
This is it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgds8r9nRu4ssnojV5v3GOQ/featured There are two Videos currently that will launch at a later time and more will come in that timeframe. More will launch before the others premiere - these are: Channel trailer, A Cover and maybe some others. It's embarassing but they will stay public. Nevertheless I have had some sense of accomplishement when I saw it posted even thought there needs to be so much work to do. Since im Germany its 8:30 a.m. for me so I have much time to do this today. The contents are for now will be Comedy, Covers and some other stuff. Thanks for all your encourgement and Critiques until now and upcoming. Best Wishes Marvin
Love the editing. Always enjoy the videos when the main person is multiplied and in your case plays many different roles! They are like coffee breaks..a quick escape, and a little laugh. Thanks Marvin.
#Creativity comes from what you consume - This is why I like being in this community and started attending the accountability calls. Even though I'm still not nearly where I want to be and I have setbacks, I think it is a gift to be here and learn from all of you and the sources you provide and synthesize. You provide the Soil for me to thrive in my barren lands so that I may one day bring out seeds to flourish in the Gardens I've created.
@Marvin Gramkow, I was out for a walk a few days ago. And on the route is a community garden. On the outside of the area are grape vines. On this day, the landscapers were there and they were doing some heavy trimming of the vines, eVen though they were bearing fruit. It reminded me, in all stages of life, even during the times we appear to be flourishing, we can trim away, that which may not be helping us reach our fullest. Attending the calls, and being surrounded by others who are ripe and bearing fruit is a great opportunity to see what they are doing, and allowing one to see the blind spots in their lives or activities that may not be bearing grapes….well done..failure cannot sustain when we just keep showing up and doing the work.
So, the mission of my YouTube channel is getting more and more in focus in my brain, but I've felt the need to try to do a better job of articulating it, so this is my first attempt at posting a 'Mission Statement" of sorts. I already realize that it's a muddled, jumbled, incoherent mess, but I also know that if I waited for it to be good before posting, I'd never post anything. My current thought is, get this out there, then try to make a bunch of quick synthesizer hits in rapid succession, and then come back to this idea and try to lock down the focus a little better. Help me, my Obi-Wan Kenobis! You're my only hopes! What works? What is the most obvious thing to improve next? Does this even make any sense whatsoever? Sigh. Imposter syndrome, here I come. But, still. I'm feeling that by video number 100 or so, I'm probably going to start producing something compelling. Before I can get to that, however, I gotta produce videos 1 through 99. Thanks for your help! https://youtu.be/LNNidyV8LjM
You’re videos, for me create the opportunity to be entertained and educated in a way that is comforting. I e said this before, and I say it not lightly, you are the “Andy Rooney” of today. Your ability to structure and tell a story is so easy to get lost in…create visuals in my mind and for period of time, sit aside the real world, and just enjoy a good story, told by someone with expert knowledge and skill in pace and tone. Keep it up. Now for a thought…I can see a shorter version of your stories being part of a larger show…in a 2-4 minute piece…
Hello Everyone, I finally made the shift from "I want to upload a video to youtube" to "How can I improve my next one?" @Andrew Kirby convinced me almost a year ago, that I need to share the lessons I've learned with the world . But I was too scared to put myself out there. Then, when I decided to finally do it, it was too complicated from a technical point of view and I learned a lot about filming and editing. After hitting the "publish" button yesterday, all my fears and anxieties went away and I felt relieved. I know it's not the best video and it's painful for me to even watch it 😅 but I'm proud of myself that I did this 😊 I didn't share it with my family or my friends .. I wanted to only share it with a community like you who would understand what's it like to overcome all these mental and technical obstacles. So Kindly take a look and tell me honestly what you think 😇 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQlrE5PbrNs&t=81s Obai
Here is another perfect example, reminding me...how powerful authentic can be. No sound effects...no b roll, no fancy transitions, yet the message was so vulnerable and meaningful, I could not turn it off. Well done. Please keep making more, as I want to know your journey, where you were 7 years ago, and the types of issues you had to overcome, sometimes just to make it through the day...thank you again #excellent
Did you know that in most communities, only 1% are creators, 9% are contributors and 90% are lurkers? What does this mean for you? That just by creating content you'll be on the top 1% of your niche. Let this sink in: Just by creating content you're already in the 1%. Now you just need consistency. This is called the 1% Rule and was discovered by the bloggers Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule
Hello there, just wanted to share a quick thought only few people seem to be aware of. If you are creating content via text, especially long form, beware of hyperlinks in your text. Because as proven by this amazing study and this inspiring quote by Elon Musk, hyperlinks lower the comprehension of the text. Why? Because every link, is a micro-decision a reader hast o make. Should I click or read on? And this destroys the reading flow and ultimately lowers comprehension. So if you want your texts to be read and understood, beware of hyperlinks. Probably it's best to put links at the very end of a text, where they belong, if readers want to continue exploring the subject. Like here: Amazing study about reading comprehension Inspiring Quote about reading by Elon Musk Just wanted to send this out to all you content creators, since there seems to be little awareness about this problem. Best, Carlos
@Juan Carlos Recalde this message is a very “awakening” moment for me. It also reminds me of the Dopamine Detox….we write 10-12 articles a week and of course they are filled with hyperlinked text…for clarity and for SEO. I am rethinking the process to now add them at the bottom, “where they belong” for the benefit of our readers… I am thinking I may even include a statement to explain the process? Thanks so much for sharing this Juan Carlos….
@Siebren de Vos i think there is a time we “go it alone”. It helps or in my case know the truth, and then instead of asking how, when facing a new task or piece of technology, I now ask, who…who do I need to bring on or know who is already an expert, that can do what I need done? And hire them, pay for speed.
Hi there, I have so many books ready to be read, all spanning different topics. My Tsundoku. Recently I made the decision to lay them all out and organise them by subject and began creating what is essentially a syllabus of the next subjects to tackle based on the skills they'd help develop. I'm attempting to organise them by the highest leverage skills, the things that have the most impactful knock on effect. The ones that took priority for me were: - Decision making - Learning more efficiently - Communication skills I wanted to put this question out to the community. What skills do you consider to be highest leverage skills that you'd prioritise and why?
@Travis Moore in digital marketing, it too seems to evolve so fast. It can exhilarating and exhausting trying to evolve at its evolutionary speed. What things about coding have been true for the past ten years that will be the same for the next ten? This is what can be built on…more of a foundation of stone versus shifting sand. By the way, do you freelance? I may have a client who could hire you for your coding….dm me
This is an email I received today. I thought it valuable for out group. Have an outstanding day! We are impressed by people who do incredible things–whether it’s creating some great work of art or pulling off some impossible athletic feat, bringing about social change or building an enormous organization. How did they do it? Where did that come from? Sometimes to excuse our own failures, we tell ourselves it was genius or genetics, inspiration rather than perspiration. In actuality, it’s rarely something so miraculous. Steven Pressfield, whose books like Gates of Fire and The War of Arthave sold millions of copies, explains in his new book Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants To Be, the rather banal and low key process of creation. “When I sit down to write in the morning,” he writes, “I literally have no expectations for myself or the day’s work. My only goal is to put in three or four hours with my fingers punching the keys. I don’t judge myself on quality. I don’t hold myself accountable for quantity. The only questions I ask are, ‘Did I show up? Did I try my best?’” Seneca famously said that the path to wisdom could be walked by finding just one thing a day. One quote. One story. One conversation that makes you better. That’s what philosophy is about. That’s what greatness is about.
Feel free to roast me. The title will be something along the lines of: My 17 Idols/ Mentors At 17 Years Old Which idea do you like the most? (I know they need work. They're not finished) The first one is supposed to symbolise them showing me the way to success + me being inspired (photo probably needs retaking) The second one was to keep it simple and add a bit of mystery The third one is supposed to symbolise a meeting with them (circle of mentors idea)
@Travis Moore I recall being in the audience as pencil of promise founder and his wife told the story of asking some of the most impoverished children what they felt were valuable? Pencil… Words can change the course of a life or a nation. With a MacBook Air, I can’t wait to see what you produce my friend
A few months ago something clicked in my head, and I understood the severity of the 'disjointed knowledge problem'. I recall painful years of grind and struggle, trying to avoid the shitty life I was on the trajectory towards. Yet no matter how hard I tried, I made no progress. It felt like something was stopping me. I now see that the thing stopping me wasn't external. It was internal. I didn't have the knowledge needed to understand which causes would lead to the effect I so desired. That caused me to waste a lot of time making no progress. And I can see clear pivot points in my life after consuming certain pieces of content. There's an obvious before/after, once someone had imparted their knowledge onto me. So why is there not a better, more efficient way to provide life-changing knowledge to the right people at the right time!? The internet has provided us the technology needed for this to happen. If someone knows the solution to a problem that I have, and the internet has provided the tech needed for that solution to be shared, WHY do I not know about it? Why are there billions of people suffering from problems that have simple solutions? I tried playing my part to solve this by creating my own YouTube channel. If it took me 10 months to learn a lesson, and I could share that with people in 10 minutes, what more value can I bring to this earth? But I soon realised that I was not enough. I don't know everything. In fact, I possess an infinitesimally small amount of the world's knowledge. That's why I created Synthesizer Skool. And I'm incredibly excited to announce we've just hit 1,000 members. Together, we have an absurd amount of power. And if we leverage that power in the right directions, I really believe we can make some magic. This might sound too hypey, but The Synthesizer Revolution is here! EDIT: We've now hit 2,000 members! Read my post about it here: https://www.skool.com/synthesizers/impact-income-fun
@Andrew Kirby i live by “pay for speed”…meaning if I can gain wisdom and knowledge from someone that already walked the path, for months or years, in a fraction of the time, and it can compress time, and results, I will pay for this. This is why I enjoy you and YouTube. I get to compress time. Your videos, lessons and teachings do this very thing. Without getting too lengthy, I have studied how our minds work for over 30 years. Not as an academic, but a practitioner. “Our thoughts become form” “Change your thoughts, change your life” Are just a couple of the sayings that are out there. Then the science… Nueroplasticity and new thoughts create new nueropathways resulting in different outcomes. But here is the kicker. We, as humans, have an average of 60-90, 000 thoughts a day… 90% of them are the same thoughts we had the day before! And most of these are happening on a subconscious level…meaning we don’t even realize we are reliving “Groundhog Day” over and over. Meditation, journaling and recording your thoughts, becoming aware of why you react a certain way, and taking these repeating thoughts from subconscious to conscious allows for change. Congratulations on the milestone…you are making a difference. Each of the 1,000 know another 200…which through the sharing and engagement we have here, are impacting not just the 1000, but well beyond…bravo.
Who has gotten help with outsourcing from Fiverr or another website? Would love to hear if anyone has strong recommendations for trusted people to help with video editing / production or otherwise in getting moving along with content creation. Also what about your favorite tools & must haves?
I have been using Upwork for the past 6-7 years. I have been extremely happy and the talent pool is very deep. I went from trying to be an expert at everything, to just hiring the right people....it became who not how.
Hello Everyone! We are creating weekly videos on YouTube for some time (15 videos in total), but only got a few subscribers (10). What are your tips for increasing this number? Here is the link to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO3lovsp080hMGRS-9WF_vQ
I read your about...then looked at your videos. It seems to me you are not focusing on your target audience, MBA's who want to foolproof their career. Also your titles are far too vague, vs ...MBA Graduates - 3 Ways To Avoid Being Obsolete after Spending $250k on Your Education MBA Graduates - 3 Steps to Create A Mindset To Explode Your Career Something like this...then make the thumbnails (your first impression) just off the page at them....make them congruent with your audience...if we are talking graduating MBA Students, then having a cap and gowned person looking at the landscape of businesses/opportunities
Hey Synthesizers, While I'm just getting started, I did make $3,470 in profit this month off of my course. Start, then learn. Don't learn, then start...love your video Andrew! 2nd live cohort class is rolling this Thursday & totally full. It's been prob 200+ hours of building at this point but should be little time to keep scaling from here. Just starting the first time was the great joy. Then I let excuses get in the way to not do Version 2.0. I've spent easily 60 hours in the last 2 months on it for V2.0 but feel like it's ready to scale. Cheers to forward progress and if you're thinking about starting, just do it!
Honestly I would continue to do what I am, doing now. I decided about 10-12 years ago to design a life I loved and begin living it. Sounds fluffy I know. This is a journey not a destination so enjoy every twist and turn. Maybe the only thing, and I’m not far off now, is to pay my home off and this would mean I am consumer debt free.
I came across this channel on YT called film booth. Great stuff we can probably all extract gold from and make our videos be seen more. Highly recommend. The only warning——I can’t seem to stop watching his videos…is it a mind meld Mr Spock?
@Benedek Santa as content creators, we (I) fall into this trap of giving “everything”. Like you point out, by only giving away 2/3rds of the story, and placing the next or rest of the answer on the end screen is done brilliantly…I am rethinking this as well as going back (again) and reworking titles and thumbnails of past content.