It seemed like such a great idea!
As part of my training role within The Marketing Mentors’ Business Navigator program, I was set to attend and speak at the private Millionaire Coach Secrets event last month.
We had several Navigators who couldn’t make it to the event and I had an iPad… surely it couldn’t be that difficult to shoot a few videos and send to them so they’d get to see little pieces of the event.
So I proposed the idea and got a green light to go for it as a “hey this won’t be professional, it’s me sneaking in my iPad and just filming clips for you” kind of thing. Cool, right?
After about the first hour of the event I realized I’d missed a whole lot of things that probably should have occurred to me, such as…
- I had no idea how to get video from my iPad to my laptop to edit…
- I needed to quickly learn to edit audio, as the sound quality wasn’t great.
- Rendering videos, even short ones takes a really long time!
- Hotel wifi = not the fastest connection for uploading to YouTube.
- That cool intro I had made on Fiverr, it rocked but I had to remember to use it!
- While I’ve used Camtasia a few times, it has way more features than I’d realized and I didn’t know how to use half of them.
- Shooting video standing in boots with 5″ heels was more difficult than I’d thought it’d be (bye bye cute boots, hello me walking around the room barefoot!).
- It’s really hard to hold an iPad still, and Amazon has these super adorable little tripods for tablets–I need one.
- Getting decent shots required me moving around the room and at one point standing in the middle of the crowd (yikes! *leaving comfort zone alarm*).
- And more…
Ever get that feeling you just bit off a little more than you can chew? But you’re determined to get it done anyway?
Thankfully, I’ve got Google and smart friends, so I quickly figured out the answers to the above and most of the other challenges I ran into, with a little creative searching and asking for help. It didn’t come out perfect, but it got done. Next time I can improve.
Here’s a sneak peek of what one of the speakers shared:
Biggest lesson learned? There’s always a learning curve AND you can get through it super fast when you’re committed to completing something!
I couldn’t just walk away from it when I realized I had no idea how to make it all work right. Jump and build your wings on the way down. I learned a LOT in the process.
For me, the biggest reminder was that just throwing yourself into something you want to do is a great way to learn the skills you need quickly.
It also reminded me what it’s like to feel “new” to something and lost. When we’re good at what we do, it’s easy to lose touch with that “beginner” feeling. Wow. Mix of excitement, anticipation, and oh no what did I just get myself into? Remembering that will help me when I’m working with clients who are brand new to what I’m teaching them.
What have you done lately that was “new” for you? What lessons did you learn in the process?