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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.

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Michael Dean
Corey Bennett Boardman
Jeff Harrison
Tamás Tukszár
Stephen G. Pope
New comment 2d ago
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    Welcome Stephen! I only recently joined myself and have already began seeing great value in being here, you've made the right move!

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

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Juan Carlos Recalde
Michael Dean
Johan Lindqvist
Allan Rousselle
Obai Othman
New comment 3d ago
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    Very earnest and for a first video incredibly natural in front of the camera! Great Job! What's your next video going to be about?

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?

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Andrew Kirby
Corey Bennett Boardman
Griffin A. Hamilton
Gavin Wiener
Jeff Harrison
New comment 5d ago
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    @Tamás Tukszár haha nice! Yeah the community here has a way of making you just want to dive in too!

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    @Owen Sheasby Main goal is to develop a career as a visual artist, primarily directing music videos or creative projects like them. Been working freelance in post production for a long time now, but want to be more hands on and create opportunities for myself, so anything that could help make that happen

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)

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Mark Ladson
Claudia Bernal
Benedek Santa
Jeff Harrison
Owen Sheasby
New comment 8d ago
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    1st one for sure! The light blue gives the most contrast to make yourself and the idols stand out, though perhaps it could be good to focus on face/bust so they can be bigger in frame? A good rule of thumb is to zoom out and look at your thumbnails as super small. That way you get to know what they'll look like in the context of mobile which is where more than 3 in 5 views come from!

I have a birthday coming up and I’m wondering what to get. What are the items/ experiences that have brought you the highest ROI? Can be anything.

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Tamás Tukszár
Fedor Shatukho
Jeff Harrison
Travis Moore
Owen Sheasby
New comment 8d ago
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    Cheap and simple: Note pads. Somewhere to develop ideas, find solutions to problems and clear my head. (I suppose a pen would be helpful too lol) In that same vein, a whiteboard has been so valuable in organising thoughts and not having to process all the paper afterwards.

I don't want this to sound whiny or bitchy. But I reflected quite some bit on YouTube and found something I want to share. Could be I'm wrong. The Brutality of YouTube is that there are NO LEVELS. To speak with an analogy: Imagine you are interested in Tennis and you decide to pick up a racket for the first time, to shoot some balls. And your first competitor is: ROGER FEDERER in full Wimbledon mode. That is what YouTube as a newbie feels like. You pick up your camera. Make your first video. Struggle with the editing or sound or light or the WiFi or whatever … finally you manage to put your video online … and your video goes up DIRECTLY against MrBeast or Casey Neistat or ScreenJunkies delivering their prime game. Because on YouTube we are all fighting for the SAME limited amount of attention. So there are no levels: little leagues, big leagues, pro league, etc. Understandably your own little video gets crushed by those pros and gets very little or no attention. And I think this can be very disheartening for a beginner. As I said: I don't want to bitch or moan. I don't have troubles with grinding work or brutal rejection. As an alumni of the Sam Ovens way of business, I know that brutal grind and facing massive rejection and resistance is part of the job. I'm OK with that. It's just that this is not communicated in regards to YouTube. It's mostly presented as this creative journey. But having wrong assumptions about a challenge will almost inevitably make you fail. That's why I wanted to share this here. What do you think about that? Am I missing something? Best, Carlos

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Cotton Sam
Tamás Tukszár
Paul Masters
Andrew Kirby
Juan Carlos Recalde
New comment 10d ago
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    Here's a couple of channels that are always sharing useful information on how to play the youtube game that might be beneficial: https://www.youtube.com/c/derraleves/videos https://www.youtube.com/c/BusinessFilmBoothOnline/videos https://www.youtube.com/user/videoinfluencers/videos

This video took way to long to make, at least I had fun! https://youtu.be/7RRIz4urv0w

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Siebren de Vos
Hannah Weaver
Travis Bloom
Christina Westergaard Larsen
New comment 13d ago
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    Excellent video, Great tips & good strategies! I loved the aspect of thinking like the enemy to know how they are gaming us in order to defend ourselves!

Navals book! For sure now I am gonna read The Slight Edge

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Corey Bennett Boardman
Travis Bloom
Juan Carlos Recalde
Tomasz Pietryga
Christina Westergaard Larsen
New comment 13d ago
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    @Corey Bennett Boardman Will do!

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    @Christina Westergaard Larsen It's great! I think I might have to give it another re-read as I find different aspects stick out at different points. As for my favourite take aways, I'd always liked day dreaming and making up stories in my head, but learning that I can do that and direct it in a beneficial way to have real world results was quite eye opening! So the whole mind not being able distinguish between reality and imagination aspect. As well as just how important and malleable our self image can be, and being able to construct a new self image! What about you?

I wrote an article consisting of 1000 quotes, the best ones I could find. Yeah, I went through a lot of quotes for this one and have no life https://medium.com/@jonathanmichaelson/1000-deliberately-chosen-audacious-quotes-that-will-make-you-stand-taller-552c009eab2

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Condredge Dole
Corey Bennett Boardman
Travis Bloom
Jonathan Michaelson
Christina Westergaard Larsen
New comment 14d ago
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    Love this. So much time and effort involved and highly useful! Thanks for sharing!

So basically, I'm going to combine proven viral video ideas. A trend that started over the past few months is videos with a title along the lines of "I read x amount of books to learn these 3 lessons" and they seem to all do very well, with some videos getting millions of views. And a slightly older viral video trend was "I spent x amount on fake guru's, here's what I learned" and they all seemed to do pretty well, Andrew himself made a video like this that did very well for him. So my idea is to have a video with a title something like "I Paid 100 Guru's To Learn These 3 Lessons" I made up a quick draft for a thumbnail, but I feel like there's lots of different directions I could take the design, so I'm open for feedback on that. What do you guys think of this idea? Is it something you think could do well, and if so, is there any changes you'd make to the title and/or thumbnail?

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Travis Bloom
New comment 17d ago
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    Love the simplicity of the thumbnail, Often people go to overboard, so good job. Personally I don't feel like the '3 lessons' adds much as it's already in the title. Is there a way you could tease one of the lessons to draw the potential viewer in with an additional bit of info instead? I'd also say maybe make Gary a similar size to Matt & Tony, so just the face/bust, as the hand covering matts face isn' the best as it's intruding on the smile, and when viewed on mobile he'd appear quite small.

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