Don’t Fear the Bloopers

Well, hello, and welcome to Episode 17 of Aftershock Weekly. I’m a little more casual today, as you’ll notice I’ve got our cool Aftershock hats that came in, because I’m going to play golf in 112° heat. What am I thinking? It’s crazy.

Well, today I’m going to talk to you about something that I think is important whether you’re in business for yourself, whether you’re an entrepreneur, or whether you are just looking to start a hobby or recreation and you just need to get started. Because I think that’s something that happens a lot of times in life, where you have ideas of, “Ooh, I want to do this.” But then there’s no definite start date, and you drag your feet. I’ve been there. And I’ll just use the example of Aftershock Weekly. We started talking about this early this year, how we wanted to have a weekly informational video on all kinds of different topics, in digital marketing, and outside of digital marketing. And so far, it’s been a lot of fun, but what we decided to do was just get started. If you’ve watched some of the earlier episodes, you know that I’ve probably gotten a little bit better. I was not used to being on camera, I’m still not—I’m not great. But I have enjoyed the process of it. And I knew that if I just got started, it would continue to get better.

And one of the things that I would say, three main points: set goals, put together an action plan, and take action. Just start. Because even if it’s not perfect, it’ll get better next time. You know, a friend of mine, I heard a great quote by him. He said, “Perfection is impossible, but improvement is infinite.” And I’d never heard that before, it was a great quote, and I really thought about that. It’s like, yeah, you’ve got to do that in life. You’ve got to get started. As long as you have a goal and you set a game plan, well, go ahead and get started with it.

So, what I wanted to do is to show you a couple of the blooper reels over the last sixteen weeks of what’s gone on here. But really, it’s just the process of getting started and having fun, trying to put out valuable content, but as you’ll see, it wasn’t perfect, and there’s a lot to laugh at.

So, as you can see, I need a lot of work when it comes to the camera, but anyway, it’s been a lot of fun. I’m really excited about the future of Aftershock Weekly, and I want to hear about your story. What did you get started doing? What was it that you decided to take action on, put together a plan, and put a definitive date together. I hope you do, I hope if it’s business, it’s successf—I hope if it’s a hobby or recreation that that goes successfully.

But with that, I’m going to leave you with a quote. And if you wouldn’t mind, give me a like, and please share this out. See you next week!