Just a few years ago I didn’t even know what a vlog was and here I am, 2019 publishing my own vlog content.
I have consumed just about every ‘well known’ vloggers content there is, from business vloggers to lifestyle vlogs, I’ve watched and listened to thousands of hours worth of content over the years and in doing so, I came to the realisation… all these vloggers only show a selected side of life.
Those who talk about adversity, do just that, they talk about it and it’s always ‘how life once was’ and it’s usually from a present position of success.
I then started to actively search for vloggers who we’re showcasing present adversity, I found hundreds of thousands of people talking on stage, conducting interviews, being interviewed… and all of them we’re talking about the past. I couldn’t find a single one who was showcasing current adversity.
I’m sure there may be somebody out there but I couldn’t find them. Even those who seemed to have a backstory to share, we’re sharing it from what looked like a comfortable situations ‘oh I used to be in debt’ ‘I used to be poor’ ‘I suffered with depression’ never ‘I am in debt’ ‘I am poor’ ‘I suffer with depression’
A thought hit me and hit me hard… I asked myself ‘why am i searching for this’ and if im being honest, I thought that If I could watch somebody else rebuild their life, It might make it easier for me to build mine. Then another thought hit me ‘wait a minute, if I am searching for this, maybe somebody else is’
I’m attempting to be the person who shows a real, raw and honest journey! Somebody who has really messed up their life and trying to overcome all the mistakes made. Somebody in crippling amounts of debt but will launch a business.
The mistakes I am trying to overcome are quite embarrassing to name, but considering I am going to be open, honest, real and raw, here are the things I have done wrong in life which I am trying to overcome and move on from:
- Alcohol abuse
- Drug abuse
- Business failure
- Broken family
- Tarnished reputation
And so much more….
I’m not sure if any of my content will even be interesting to watch, I’m not sure if anyone will come a long for the ride but one thing for sure is that I’m going to pick up the camera and showcase my full journey from moving to a new area, tackling debt and setting up a new business right through to what I hope will be some form of success and ultimately… Happiness.