It’s a new week, a new post, and something a bit new and different.
Last week’s article, How to find your way in life when you’re lost without a map and a plan, was fairly lengthy, so this week, we’re shortening and livening things up by introducing video content to BigSkyRise.
There are quite a few reasons for introducing video to BigSkyRise, and really, it is something that has been planned all along.
Ease of access
Among the many reasons for doing video content, the first, and probably most important, is that for many people, video content is easier to consume and to digest than other formats.
Since a goal of the BigSkyRise project is to reach as many people as possible, in the best way(s) possible, video is an important medium to utilize and add in to the offerings.
A second reason for bringing video into the picture has to do with some topics that I will be sharing on BigSkyRise in the not-so-distant future.
The content that is planned is probably easier to understand in a visual, video format than purely through the written word.
As a result, introducing video to the site prior to it being an absolute must seems like a good idea. Getting the process down, getting video elements properly integrated with the site, and just generally getting comfortable with it, will help make the results more polished when they really matter.
A third reason for introducing video relates back to some content I shared in Change: Get acquainted and motivated.
In that post, I included a video by Jeff Cavaliere of Athlean-x discussing the topic of getting comfortable being uncomfortable.
That concept is important when it comes to taking steps towards a happier, more fulfilling life—and a topic that will make appearances many times.
When taking those steps, we often have to go outside of our comfort zone and get a little bit uncomfortable to get to where we want to go and where want to be.
As such, this post and video is here to encourage you to take steps towards the things you want and need to do, and which you know will help lead you to a better life in the long run.
Take those steps, even if they mean you have to step outside your comfort zone and start getting comfortable being uncomfortable.
Going all out with getting uncomfortable
In addition to that, and really a core reason for sharing this particular video, is that it’s my very public effort of practicing what I preach, and a demonstration of me getting out of my comfort zone.
Along with generally not being a huge talker, I’m a person who makes an active effort to avoid being in photos. So, taking a video of myself to share with the world via the internet, certainly qualifies as being outside my comfort zone.
This step is an effort to lead by example and to make it clear that you are not alone taking uncomfortable steps on this journey towards a happier, more fulfilling life.
I have done, am always revisiting, and have helped others do the things I share through BigSkyRise — which is one reason I know the kind of impact the content I’m sharing can have.
Just like you, I’m always taking steps towards a happier, more fulfilling life, and BigSkyRise is about a community of people all doing the same thing.
Beyond the microcosm of BigSkyRise, the world is filled with people trying to make an effort and take steps towards a better life, so in just that we can rest assured that we are not alone.
(Aside about the video: Yes, those crickets were from the ringtone of a guy walking by. Seemed somehow thematically appropriate for the topic being discussed at that moment, so I decided not to edit it out.)
You are not alone, I am here with you
Adding to the point about my very public act of getting uncomfortable, know that I am here with you on this journey, and that I am here to help you.
Always feel free — and comfortable — to reach out and let me know the types of problems or circumstances you are running into, the types of things you need help with, and your general thoughts and feedback.
With your input, I can tailor the content found at BigSkyRise to better fit exactly what you need.
You are witnessing the very first video I’m putting up of myself — yeah, I’m not on Facebook or anywhere else; even my photos online have only unrecognizable silhouettes.
I’m introducing video to BigSkyRise for a number of reasons, the top ones are:
- Video is easy to consume and digest
- Some content lends itself better to video, and is easier to understand in a visual format
- This video is here to encourage you to start getting comfortable being uncomfortable, in part by…
- …my leading by example and going well outside my comfort zone and stepping in front of the camera.
Overall, this post is here to encourage you to take the steps that you know can lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life, and to let you know that you are not alone on your journey.
As such, always feel free — and comfortable — to reach out and let me know your thoughts.
Fellow Journeyer @ BigSkyRise
Please considering sharing my very public discomfort to help provide the people you know with some motivation to step outside their own comfort zones.