Divine Power

Let's Hear It

4 Modules 13 Lessons None

About this course

At the end of this lesson, I'm going to ask you to post your video.

You may be worried about this if you talked about something you're not used to sharing publicly.

Take a look at the common mental roadblocks below. Hopefully, your concern will be addressed there.

Keep in mind that it's completely normal to feel some doubt when you do something new. That means you're going out of your comfort zone. It's a good thing. Really, it is.

Common Mental Roadblocks

I don't feel confident.

You don't need to feel confident. You just need to do it.

Seriously, try. Notice how your feelings of confidence don't stop you from acting.

I don't always feel confident. It's not necessary. Turn on the camera and talk. You can talk about how you don't know what to talk about, even.

Everyone who's ever responded to my posts just doesn't get what I'm trying to say. It's like they're on Instagram for a different reason.

It takes time to figure out how to attract the right kind of attention. There are over a billion users on Instagram. You will find the right people if you persist.

No one seems to care what I say. I get depressed and demotivated.

What kind of difference are you hoping to make? Stay focused on that. Always remind yourself of what you're trying to accomplish.

What kind of world do you want to live in? That's your task.

I'm hoping to show people XYZ, but they just won't listen. It's too hard.

If it were easy, it wouldn't be worth doing. Of course people will resist it. The status quo always resists change.

I'm just not sure social media is the right way to do this. I prefer interacting face-to-face.

Fine, but are you putting enough of your real self online, regardless of what reactions you get from people? If not, why not?

You may have to set an example before expecting anyone else to do the same. You can be a leader and a teacher.

I'm fine when I'm talking about my work or about technical things. But my strong opinions seem too threatening to put out there.

You must have strong opinions about your work. Use that as material.

Your technical expertise is only a small part of you. I want to hear what you're passionate about. After all, this is the fuel that led to your technical expertise in the first place.

I'm worried I would attract too much negative attention.

You might attract negative attention. Is that a bad thing?

Make a list of everything that might go wrong. Consider these things one-by-one, rather than as an amorphous cloud of "negative attention."

I don't know what to talk about.

If you've done the exercises up to this point, you know what to talk about.

If the problem is that you have too many ideas, pick one and do it. You can always do another later.

My friends would leave me if I said what I really think.

Yeah, some of them will.

Your friends are attached to the old you, the one who didn't express opinions so boldly. They might not like the change.

Do you really want friends you can't be yourself around?

I just don't think it's good to be so negative.

If you can find a way to express your opinions positively, then do it.

Otherwise, say what's on your mind, and deal with the consequences later. You're still learning how to talk.

I'm worried that future employers will judge me.

Do you want to work at a place where you're not allowed to express what's important to you?

You will attract a very different kind of attention when you start speaking up. You might be surprised what happens.

My family would be angry if I said what's on my mind.

Your family is attached to the old you. But, this is an opportunity to teach them how to handle the new you. Think of the possibilities.

I'm not qualified enough to share my opinions. Who am I to be so bold?

Your experiences are what make you qualified. No one else on Earth has the same experiences you do. Let's hear what those experiences are.

Your Assignment

Remind yourself that you're always going to feel some doubt and lack of confidence.

Then, post your video.

Let go of any attachment to results, and make another one.

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Course Structure

Premium Course
2 Lessons

We Need to Hear You

Your experiences are important and should be heard. Got it?

Premium Course
4 Lessons

What to Talk About

Let's look at 4 types of stories you might want to share in your video. You're going to come up with ideas for all of these, and then pick one.

The bonus module gives some examples of videos I've made that follow these patterns.

Premium Course
3 Lessons

Let's Make Something

Now it's time to create something. We've done the preliminary work, so there's nothing left to do except make magic.

Premium Course
4 Lessons

Bonus: Example Videos

I want to show you a handful of videos I've made which illustrate some of the types of stories you might want to tell.