So for the past month, I’ve been making a weekly video.

Last week, I had to send my laptop in for repairs… and guess who thought they copied the movie they made ahead of time onto their other computer but didn’t? I had to make a whole other movie… and edit it. In about an hour to stay on my Thursday self imposed deadline.

I’ve gotten mostly supportive comments, which I appreciate. But I know that I need a wireless mic, a better background and lighting, and lots of other stuff. I don’t have any illusions that I’m fantastic.

Here is my inspiration for my videos, something I read almost six months ago but found as this cool animation:

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

So the point? I know I am only going to get better if I keep producing. And while I trust my taste, I can’t quite execute what I want.

In an attempt to make myself feel better, I went and found Marie Forleo‘s first video. She’s a business person I admire a lot:

Marie Forleo’s First Video:

And for comparison, here is her three years later (with a studio and a production team):

Marie Forleo’s Latest Video:

Will I ever be that amazing? Maybe not. But I’m only going to get better after I produce a volume of work.

To those of you who haven’t seen my Youtube channel yet:

And to those of you thinking about being creative and holding yourself back because it’s not perfect, I hope you see me making my cheesy videos and understand that a year from now, when you’re watching my pretty good videos from the same spot, you might have wished you took action now too.

Our first in-person workshop in 2+ years is happening September 24!