A little over three years ago, I began this little journey of mine called “Youtube”. When I first started it, I had no real goal. Some people start this in hopes of becoming famous or make “easy” money.
Except for me, I started my own channel with no expectations except in hopes that my experiences can influence people to gain a little perspective on themselves, make a few people smile, and just simply share what I love.
When I first began, my one friend on Youtube kept encouraging me to do pick a niche. So I did make up just like her but over time I decided why just chose one topic. Why not share myself with others in all different aspects.
Here is my 100th Video and a summary of what my channel is all about.
To be honest, there’s many times where I thought to myself:
- Why am I doing this?
- Why do I bother working so hard?
- Am I just wasting my time?
- I should have done that better.
- How did I let my skill set get taken advantage of?
- Is it even worth it in the end?
- Maybe the people putting me down were right.
However over the years, I’ve learned to just quickly shut off those voices and continue doing what I got to do. I use that as ammunition to prove myself wrong.
Then there’s always the people that will comment something in my video where they will thank me for sharing my story, for making a video that they related to, for making them smile or laugh. Then I use that to remind myself why I work so hard.
I think it’s easy for us to think that we are not where we wanted ourselves to be. It’s also easy for us to constantly compare ourselves to other peoples success.
For whatever reason it’s not always easy to simply look back and actually applaud yourself for all that you have accomplished.
The truth is sometimes after you start something, you tend to question whether or not if you are where you’re supposed to be. And how often we forget to take in account how far we’ve progressed. Even if its not as much as we would have wanted it to be but at least you are still moving forward.
It is now 100 videos later and there’s honestly so much I learned about people and myself being on YouTube. So many AMAZING things that has happened and it would not have had I not took that first step in just trying something out.
Made a Viral Video
Made a Mini Viral Video
Ended up on Sinovision International News
Went on my first talk show!
Featured on Newspapers
Featured on several online articles
Not only did I get to meet MC Jin several times but I got to work with the iconic rapper as well. 🙂
Normally I'm pretty chill but I just couldn't keep my shit together when I saw @wongfupro. I think I blurted out words like: viral, Facebook, youtuber, emailed 3x, holding it down for east coast. Thank you guys for being a huge inspiration and still talking to me even though you guys were probably tired and hungry. 🙂 @thewesleychan @wongfuphil. #wongfuproductions #wongfu #everythingbeforeus They're gonna be at NYU later, go support. ^___^
I really didn't want to come out since I been retardedly sick but these beezees dragged me out for literally an hour and thank god cuz I got to meet and speak to @andrewjfung about YouTube and empowering the Asian community together. Let's do this. 💯☑ #fungbros #youtubers #eastmeetswest #whispernyc #stagenyc
To call these guys my inspiration is an understatement. Thank you for giving me the time of the day and asking questions and giving me tips. One of my new goals is to do a video with each of them. #motivationupgraded #wongfu #fungbros #chrisdinh #simplyyue #youtubers #whispernyc #stage48 #ChrisDinhandIneedatan #mandarinpower
It's officially a wrap on this Emmy Award winner. I met this gentleman half a year ago as we were both guest speakers for a specialize middle school for young talents. I never thought I'd actually have the opportunity to work with him but thanks to #onemoretheseries and @murmurfilmsnyc we were able to hire him for a SimplyYue Production. 😁 So proud to be making little big moves with the right people. 😄 #simplyyue #samhenriques #murmurfilms #cherrytavern #setlife #directorofphotography #emmywinner #matchinghats #hisbeerismoreimportant #7amcalltimeeveryday #setlifewithyuena
None of the things would of happened if I didn’t have the support of the people around me. Over the years, I’ve been very blessed to have a very understanding family. Then of course, friends that turned into family, and fans that turned into friends.
Without their love and support I am nothing.
Also a huge thank you to 100+ people I’ve had in my cast and crew. I still remember the first time I ever asked for extras I only had 3 people volunteer and two of them cancelled. Now whenever I asked for background or actors, an outpour of people asks to be casted.
I’d also like to thank the people that’s helped out with everything else because every little thing plays a huge piece to this giant puzzle whenever there’s a production. Whether it be connections to locations, boats, or people, somehow I must of done something okay in this lifetime to have worked with so many good people and opportunities.
Be proud of what you’ve done and don’t diminish it. Own it like you mean it. Don’t compare yourself to others and just focus on what you have to do. I know these are just words and easier said than done but the only person you should comparing yourself with is who you were yesterday.
Always try to be the best version of yourself you can be.
Tell yourself that this is only the beginning and there’s still so much of yourself left to be unleashed. Push yourself to your fullest potential and don’t let anybody else’s voices get to you especially your own. Have the confidence to be unapologetically yourself. Do everything with a purpose and everything else should fall into place.
P.s. In my next post I will share “How to start you own Youtube Channel” ^_^ Stay tuned!
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