Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to start…

Just start.

Like you I have thousands of ideas that float in and out of my mind every day and every now and then one of them keeps popping back up, it’s at that point I think it’s worth doing something about.

This blog was one of them.

I wanted a place to start sharing my professional experience in the hope that one or two people will gain something useful from it and it will help them with their career.

I have no business writing a guide pretending that I know everything, because I don’t. But I’ve had nearly a decade working in the sports video production industry so I can talk about that. I can also talk about my intuitions and thoughts. I hope they’ll be informative and at the very least, entertaining.

One of the theme’s that will most likely keep reoccurring in this blog is thoughts and ideas referenced from Gary Vaynerchuk. If you haven’t come across him yet, stop reading this blog and go and watch him on YouTube, he’s incredible. Much of my content will likely be paraphrasing and sharing my take on his ideas.

One of my favourite of his concepts is “clouds and dirt”, pulling from two extremes, everything is constructed from a contradictory dichotomy. Lately, my intuition is that every single thing in life has this concept at it’s core.

For example, starting something new is both the easiest and hardest thing in the world. All you have to do is take one simple step but sometimes this action can seem the most difficult thing to do.

Writing this first blog should have been really easy, I had no time pressure, no expectations but at the same time I thought it had to be perfect and make a great first impression and so I held off until waiting until I was ready to write something of that caliber.

But in actual fact, this first blog will be both the best and the worst I’ve ever written. So far it’s the best one but in years to come it will most likely be my worst, hopefully the next one will be better.

Most likely it won’t be until blog number 78 that it’s good and will probably take until blog number 152 until it’s great, maybe not even then.

There’s a few things in the world of content I’ve started in this past few months and have been through the same thought process with all of them. My intuition says that media production is going to be very important in the coming decade, so if you’re thinking about doing something, just start. Because you can’t get better unless you start.

And you shouldn’t worry about what people think, because people’s opinions both matter intensely and don’t matter at all. Worry about what the people that care about you and want you to succeed think. Anyone who is going to be negative doesn’t matter.

So just start and I wish you every success,




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