5 Tips For Overcoming Procrastination & Fear of Live Streaming

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Are you afraid to do live streaming? Do you keep putting off doing it? Do you hate the way you look? Or, are you afraid you will make a mistake?

If you said, “Yes” to any of these question, you’re not alone. I’ve struggled to get myself to make videos at times, and in the process, I’ve come up with 5 tips for overcoming procrastination and the fear of live streaming (or any video for that matter).

1. Be yourself, be as natural as possible- your imperfect perfect self- but you have to get over fear of not being perfect. I definitely have some flaws that bother me when I see them on video.  But, understand that most people are never going to as critical of you as you and I are of ourselves. And if they are, they aren’t people you want to work with anyway! Look at them as sort of a test to see what your biases are.

For instance, I’ve seen some live streaming where the person looks absolutely awful and I do judge those-but they are doing it to be authentic and it’s just my bias. And, I can’t say that it makes me want to hire them, but it depends on the context! Also, it probably attracts those who are perfect for those thought leaders. Maybe, I am not the target market.

2. Don’t worry about looking good. One of the good thing about live streaming is that people expect it to be raw and uncensored. If you’re going to let people in, you’re not always going to look your best. So, don’t give up spontaneity in exchange for the right look or right setting.

3.  Surrender control.  Stuff happens when you are live. Learn to go with the flow. If you make a mistake, just keep going, don’t dwell on it. If, all of the sudden, there is a lot of noise, you can mention why that is, and then keep going. For instance, if the gardner shows up or your child who you thought was asleep starts to cry.

4. Record when you have energy, not when you are so tired that you can’t see straight, or when you are so upset that you can’t show enthusiasm for your topic- unless your topic is why you are so upset at that moment.

5. Enjoy yourself!  Don’t let doing video be a chore that you feel you have to do. Instead, think of it as this incredible tool that will get your message out to hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people!

Extra Tip: If you are critical, get the opinion of someone you trust as to whether you want to keep it online or not. If not, you can always delete it and try again!  And, like anything, the more you do it, the easier it will become, so don’t give up.

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I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Ellen Violette is a book-creation, book-marketing, & business coach. She is a 6-time #1 Bestselling author and creator of the Bestseller Business Blueprint. Ellen is also a 2-time eLit Award winner, recipient of the “Be the Change” Award, and a Grammy-nominated songwriter. She creates book and business strategies using publishing and content marketing for thought leaders, coaches, independent professionals, speakers, and authors. You can learn more at www.BestsellerBusinessBlueprint.com

 

 

 

 

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