MY NUMBER ONE TIP FOR COPING WITH PRESSURE
How do you cope with pressure? Well I've just posted 30 videos and blog posts in one month and I want to take you through the journey.
So we've arrived at almost the final day of VEDA and the Blogging Basics series (this will be the last blog post!)
As you’ll know if you’ve followed along this journey with me, I wanted to do VEDA (vlog every day in April) to share 30 different tips for 30 days all about blogging and building an online presence.
I wanted to do this because I thought it was a challenge. I wanted to try publishing one video every day and I knew I could provide lots of value in the way that I wanted to do it.
At first I embraced it but as I got into it, I definitely felt the pressure. Each video took so much planning, time and effort.
And over the past month, these are some of my results:
- My watch time has increased by over 68%
- My views have increased by over 70%
- My engagement in general (so likes and comments) has increased by over 150%
That’s just insane!
And a lot of pressure.
Here’s what went into each video:
- First I had to come up with an idea and research it to make sure it was going to work.
- Then I had to plan it, write the outline, do keyword research.
- Then came onto filming so I had to make myself look half decent and set up my filming space.
- Then edit, upload, optimise it on YouTube, get the blog post sorted, create the thumbnail, schedule it.
- Oh, and then promote it.
Just thinking about that right now fills me with all the pressure.
And on those days where I didn’t think I was going to be able to get the video up or I wanted to pack it in altogether - oh yeah those times happened...
I remembered once sentence and I wanted to share that with you today. So that if we ever meet in person, if you ever see me doing something big online or pushing myself, these words are just what I keep telling myself over and over.
One sentence. Four words. One thing that helps the pressure I feel just blow away.
I take a deep breath and say...
I CAN DO THIS
I know that might sound cringey but honestly, whenever I’m doing something big like a live workshop or a call with a client or a big project, I give myself a pep talk, say these words and it makes me feel like I’m back in control.
And it also makes me feel really good too about what it is I’m doing.
This is the thing because if you don’t believe that you can do it, nobody else is going to believe that you can do it. Nobody else is going to be able to lift the pressure off you if you don’t believe in yourself.
Pressure comes all the time from various different things, but you just need to know that you can do it, you can do your best.
Whatever it is, you decided to do it for a reason.
And if the comparison trap opens up (it happens to all of us) - just remember that you have a purpose in life, you are doing this for a reason and you wouldn’t have started it if you didn’t think you could do it.
I’m talking to myself here as much as I’m talking to you!
So I know that sentence is a little cliche, but it’s just what I say to myself and that’s something I haven’t really shared with anyone else before.
So any time you’re feeling the pressure just remember - you can do this. I know you can.
And you know I’m proof, I’m here now at the end of VEDA and I did it, we did it.
And I’m so proud of myself.
And I want you to be proud of yourself too because you’re where you are right now for a reason and you’re worthy of going after what you want.
SO I WANT TO KNOW...
Will you use my little tip? Will you be saying those four words to yourself?
I hope it helps. Thanks so much for supporting me on this journey, I have one more special video coming your way tomorrow to say thank you, so subscribe here to make sure you don't miss it.
Remember to keep going after you breakthrough. You just bossed it.