In August 2018, I decided to create my own TV show for YouTube. Having been on TV a couple of times, and enjoying making oracle reading videos and doing FB lives, I decided that the next thing I wanted to do was to create a show with an episode posted every week.
To clear any obstacles that might stop me from doing it, I went through the Unicorn Workshop process that I created, and within a month, I had got the equipment I needed, created the titles, chosen a name, found editing software, and then recorded 16 episodes in one weekend!
EarthAngelTV launched on the 1st September 2018, and I posted a video every day for 7 days, and then since then, I have posted one episode per week on a Saturday.
Having previously found it difficult to stay consistent with content, this has been a brilliant challenge for me, and I must admit, I am quite shocked at how easy it has been to do. And I think that’s got a lot to do with the fact that I enjoy doing it.
Too often, we are bombarded with messages that tell us – If you want to be successful, you must do X Y and Z – but what if we don’t enjoy those things? What if we find them tediously dull and they suck the life out of us? As a creative person, one of the things I struggle to do is to keep pushing the same thing over and over. So instead of reposting the same videos all the time, or instead of marketing the same books over and over, I create new ones. I write and publish at least 2 or 3 books a year, and I am determined to keep posting a new episode of EATV every week, and I even have plans for new shows and I am creating new online workshops too.
You could say that I am just being distracted by the next new shiny thing, which in all honesty could be true. But I think that when you are a creative soul – the creation process is just far more important than the rest. I also really enjoy the creative process of the editing and publishing, both books and videos, but once it’s finished and out there in the world for others to see or read, I feel like my job is done! And I move onto the next thing.
Which, if you are an Indie Author, you know that this is not a good thing. Because if you don’t market your books, then no one knows they exist, and then you don’t sell any copies.
Happily, I decided long ago that regardless of how many copies I sold, I would just keep writing and publishing, because when I don’t write, I actually start to lose the plot. (pun intended, I never plot my books)
So I want to ask you this. What is it you want to create? What drives you? What inspires you? What is stopping you?
If you need help in working all of that out, please check out my Unicorn Workshop, which is now available to buy and follow at your own pace.
You deserve to do what you love. And everyone else deserves to witness your creations.